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Free for Haul Friday, Volume #131

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul:  Nothing for this week I don’t think! It’s been a pretty hectic time with a lot of crises going on, so I’ve been testing a lot of products I have in the pipeline without trying to add even more.
  • Weekend plans:  Farmer’s market, wash Mellan (which is more of a chore for today), head to my parents’ for Mother’s Day
  • What was your favorite toy growing up?:   My Little Ponies!

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This week’s Mellan photo (well, video)…


Trying to teach Mellan what his new toy is!

OCC Acacia Loose Colour Concentrate

OCC Acacia Loose Colour Concentrate
OCC Acacia Loose Colour Concentrate

OCC Acacia Loose Colour Concentrate

OCC Acacia Loose Colour Concentrate ($12.00 for 0.088 oz. / 2.5 grams) is described as a “yellow with blue-green duochrome.” It’s a light-medium gold with yellow-brown undertones and a subtle green duochrome. The duochrome is hard to catch except at just the right angles. It can be really pretty when you do catch it, though. Bare Escentuals Remix is a bit darker, more golden, and has no duochrome. MAC Treasure Hunt is paler, less yellow. Bare Escentuals Standing O is paler. Urban Decay Eldorado is darker and has no duochrome. MAC Gorgeous Gold is the closest shade I could think of, as it also has a green-ish duochrome, though it appears a little more golden with less brown in it.

Acacia has a soft, finely-milled texture that applies smoothly and evenly both wet and dry. I get about the same color payoff either way (which is good), but the metallic finish comes forth when it is applied dampened. When I wore this on the lid, it lasted a full eight hours without creasing or fading.  I don’t normally like using loose eyeshadows, but I’ve been loving the feel and application of OCC’s spring/summer shades.  I only wish the duochrome in this shade was more pronounced; I thought it might come out by wearing a green eyeshadow next to it (Foxfire), but it didn’t seem to help.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Loose Colour Concentrate Acacia
Acacia
Acacia
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
94%
Total

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