Monday, September 24th, 2012

OCC Technoir Loose Colour Concentrate
OCC Technoir Loose Colour Concentrate

It’s Blue! It’s Purple! Maybe It’s Both…

OCC Technoir Loose Colour Concentrate ($12.50 for 2.5g) is described as a “purpled navy shimmer.” It’s a bluish-violet with navy blue and violet shimmer. There was an almost duo-chrome-like finish to it. Giorgio Armani Ecailles is similar but has a more satiny finish. MAC Wintersky is lighter. Estee Lauder Untamed Violet is darker, more purple. Burberry Midnight Blue is similar, slightly bluer. MAC Naval Blue is darker, bluer.

The texture is soft, finely-milled, and applies smoothly without effort.  When applied dry, it has a softer, more subdued appearance and had good color payoff.  When applied wet, it was slightly richer in color, and it was fully pigmented.  I wore it on the lid for eight hours without a primer and did not experience any fading or creasing during that time period.  This shade will look bluer or more purple depending on what you use with it, but alone, it looks more purple than blue, but it’s not full-on purple.

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This shade will look bluer or more purple depending on what you use with it, but alone, it looks more purple than blue, but it's not full-on purple.

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

4/5

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OCC Technoir Loose Colour Concentrate
OCC Technoir Loose Colour Concentrate

OCC Technoir Loose Colour Concentrate
OCC Technoir Loose Colour Concentrate

OCC Technoir Loose Colour Concentrate
OCC Technoir Loose Colour Concentrate

OCC Technoir Loose Colour Concentrate
OCC Technoir Loose Colour Concentrate

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

OCC, $12.50.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

Giorgio Armani Ecailles is similar but has a more satiny finish. MAC Wintersky is lighter. Estee Lauder Untamed Violet is darker, more purple. Burberry Midnight Blue is similar, slightly bluer. MAC Naval Blue is darker, bluer.

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27 thoughts on “OCC Technoir Loose Colour Concentrate Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Barbie Barbie

    burples are my favorites. what a pretty color

  2. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of tzwiggy t_zwiggy

    Pretty! Probably too blue for my coloring, though. I would, however, love that exact color as a nail polish!

  3. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Amy xamyx

    How does this compare to MAC Starless Night pigment? They look similar on my screen, but not being able to compare them IRL, I’d be kind of hesitant to order this one. It’s so pretty, though.

  4. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jill AnGeLwInGz

    How would you compare this to Illamasqua Alluvium? I know Alluvium has glitter but as far as the base color?

  5. Love this color! Maybe I should dye my hair this color :P

  6. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Kafka Kafka

    Me too! And I love your word, “Burples.” So cute. Loose pigments scare me a little (I’m a wuss!) but this one may just bring me out of my hiding.

    • Loose eyeshadows can be da bomb.. great way to try them out without requiring the lab equipment is to grab a really soft blending brush, a longish soft crease brush is good, and touch them on top of a cream colour or even another eyeshadow colour. I like to use them to try and create dimension. I would touch this particular colour over a bright purple to make it look even more duochrome. I have yet to master the mixing and applying damp without making a freaking mess because I’m a dork.. I’ll get there eventually and master these suckers.

    • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Amy xamyx

      At least these have a nice little sifter. Believe it or not, the sifter makes things *so* much easier. Also, you can “press” loose shadows basically using a high percentage of rubbing alcohol. There are tons of DIY videos on You Tube.

  7. Michelle

    You read my mind Christine! I just ordered this from OCC last night! So excited!

  8. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of adonna lee

    burple/blueberry… wow this looks beautiful.

    L~~

  9. I would like to give it a try ( why not!) even though I am not a fan of blue shades unlike with purple ones.