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Slice Slanted Soft-Touch Tweezers Review & Photos


Slice Slanted Tweezers

Slice Slanted Soft-Touch Tweezers

Slice Slanted Soft-Touch Tweezers ($19.99) is a new product to the market and one I saw during my trip to Cosmoprof. I was drawn to their booth by their logo and overall aesthetic, and they just launched several tweezers as well as a pencil sharpener (for cosmetics). I generally prefer a slanted tip myself, but they also have pointed and combination available, along with each style in both Soft Touch (which is red) and stailess steel.

I have been a huge fan of Tweezerman tweezers for years–I have over five pairs scattered around my home, but since I’ve been testing these, I haven’t wanted to reach back for them. I recently used my Tweezerman tweezers (I brought them along on my NYC trip), and it just didn’t feel as good in my hands as these. I missed my Slice ones after having used them for the past few weeks.

The ergonomics of the Slice tweezers are great; it’s comfortable to hold in your hand, and as someone with longer fingers, I find the broader design fits better in my hand as well. They were designed by architect Michael Graves, but the design translates well into usability. The rubberized finish (over stainless steel) makes it easier to hold and grip. These tweezers are crisp, too, they clamp together like a vice grip around the tiniest stray brow hair.

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OCC Magenta & Turquoise Pure Cosmetic Pigments

OCC Magenta Pure Cosmetic Pigment
OCC Magenta Pure Cosmetic Pigment

OCC Magenta & Turquoise Pure Cosmetic Pigments

OCC Pure Cosmetic Pigments ($12.00 for 0.088 oz.) are a professional-use product sold by the brand. They’re pure, uncut pigments, so they are best used when mixed with other cosmetic bases; OCC suggests things like body lotions, cosmetic grade talc, mixing mediums, primers, or their clear Lip Tar. I’ve shown them swatched wet (with just water) and dry. These kinds of products can stain the skin as well.

  • Magenta is a vibrant purpled magenta. When applied dry, it sheers and blends out easily as a result. With just a little water to dampen the color, it goes on more intensely. I couldn’t think of any dupes.
  • Turquoise is a vibrant medium-dark teal. It’s a green-based teal. It didn’t apply as smoothly when I applied it with water, but it worked well dry, though it looked a touch chalky against my skin. Inglot #372 is a little lighter but similar in color. MAC Double Feature 3 is also similar.

This is kind of a product in its raw form; it’s something waiting to be transformed, so for readers who love to play with makeup and mix and twist things up, these could be fun. If you prefer ready-made products, check out OCC’s Loose Colour Concentrates instead, which have already been mixed and formulated to wear with much less fuss.

OCC Pansy Nail Lacquer

OCC Pansy Nail Lacquer
OCC Pansy Nail Lacquer

OCC Pansy Nail Lacquer

OCC Pansy Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described simply as “purple,” and it has a cream finish. It’s a pinked purple with subtle red undertones. At first, I thought it was comparable to Urban Decay Miss T, but Miss T is so much brighter and deeper. Pansy is closer to Essie’s Grenadine, though Grenadine comes out pinker.

OCC’s formula is four-free (it does not include DBP, formaldehyde, toulene, or formaldehyde resin), and it wears a full week on me with minor tip wear (but no chipping). Pansy was just right in consistency; not too thick or too thin. On top of that, it was nearly opaque in one coat, though I swatched with two for good measure.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Nail Lacquer Pansy
Pansy
Pansy
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
98%
Total

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MAC @ Zac Posen S/S 2012

MAC @ Zac Posen S/S 2012
MAC @ Zac Posen S/S 2012

MAC @ Zac Posen S/S 2012

Beauty Breakdown

  • Face: Mineralize Charged Water Moisturizer (available Spring/Summer 2012) — hydrates and illuminates skin, Matchmaster SPF 15 Foundation — lightly applied to even skintone, Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Foundation — chosen in the appropriate shades to softly contour the face
  • Eyes: Untitled Paint — blended over the eyelid as a base, MAC Pro Black Black, Deep Brown, and Rich Purple Chroma Cakes — applied through the crease with 219 Brush and through the outer corner lower lashline as liner, Wisteria Cream Eye Shadow (available Spring/Summer 2012) — blended over Chroma Cake application through the crease with 219 Brush, Blacktrack Fluidline — applied through the root of curled lashes to define, 2 and 7 Lashes — blended and stacked over upper lashes, Optimum Black Opulash Mascara — applied through the lower lashes
  • Lips: MAC Pro Orange, Red, Yellow, White Lipmix — blended and customized to create a pastel, peach matte lip

MAC @ Katie Gallagher S/S 2012

MAC @ Katie Gallagher S/S 2012
MAC @ Katie Gallagher S/S 2012

MAC @ Katie Gallagher S/S 2012

Beauty Breakdown

  • Face: Mineralize Charged Water Moisturizer (available Spring/Summer 2012) — hydrates and illuminates skin, Matchmaster SPF 15 Foundation — applied to even and perfect skintone, Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Foundation — chosen in the appropriate shade and dusted over the T-zone
  • Eyes: MAC Pro Basic Red Chromagraphic Pencil — blended through the lashes as eyeliner, MAC Pro Lash, Mixing Medium and MAC Pro Basic Red Pigment — mixed together to create red mascara
    MAC Pro Gloss Texture — blended over the eyelid and brows, 30 Lash — applied through the lashes as needed
  • Lips: MAC Pro Basic Red Chromagraphic Pencil — applied to define and round the lip, Lasting Lust Pro Longwear Lipcolour — blended over the entire lip, Pro Longwear Lipcolour Clear Gloss Coat — applied as a glossy finish to lips

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