Tuesday, 25 June 2013

OCC Lip Tars, Loose Colours and Creme Colour Concentrates

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics is one of the most popular vegan and cruelty free brands and I have always been intrigued by their products. OCC was created by a fashion runway and celebrity makeup artist David Klasfeld and provides pro quality cosmetics, known for their great formulas. I was kindly sent a selection of OCC goodies from Cocktail Cosmetics and I am excited to share my thoughts with you!

OCC Obsessive Compulsive Lip Tars* in shades Interlace and Memento £11.95 each

When I tried the lip tars for the first time, I squeezed far too much product out :) I didn't realise how amazingly pigmented they are! The tiniest amount of the lip tars, gives opaque, even coverage and a beautiful satin finish. Each Lip Tar comes in a plastic bag with a little lip brush, making the application and storage hassle free.

 OCC Lip Tars feel hydrating, light and comfortable on the lips and last for 2-3 hours. I received two shades to try out and I adore both of them! Shade Interlace is a true nude colour and it looks surprisingly flattering on me. I was worried that it will make me look ghost-like, but it is gorgeous!  Memento reminds me of my favourite MAC lipstick- Fanfare. It is a beautiful, warm and natural looking pink and it would look amazing on all skin tones. 

The formula of OCC Lip Tars is 100% vegan and cruelty free, free from parabens and harsh preservatives and enriched with hemp oil, peppermint oil and vitamin E. I must admit - I am super impressed with OCC Lip Tars.

I am going through a "highlighter craze" at the moment, so trying out new pots of shimmer became one of my favourite things to do :) haha. The OCC Creme Colour Concentrates are multipurpose products, but I decided to use them to highlight the tops my cheekbones. They can also be used on eyes and lips. The formula is smooth, creamy, nicely pigmented and easy to blend and you can build up the layers with your fingers or a brush. Shade Icarus is a beautiful, super pigmented yellow gold with subtle micro shimmer, perfect as a highlight colour on a bronzed complexion. Shade Pleasure Model is a pearlescent pink and it would look amazing on pale skin tones. 

Eye shadow pigments are one of those products I have a love/hate relationship with. I adore their colour payoff , but the packaging and loose formula make the application quite messy. I love playing with makeup though, so I reach for loose pigments, when I feel creative in the makeup department :)

OCC Loose Pigments are easy to blend and apply like a dream. Used without the primer, they give a beautiful layer of sheer colour, perfect for a quick everyday look. If you use them with a primer, you can achieve super pigmented, vibrant colours with a luminous finish.

You can also use the pigments as cheek or highlight colour or mix them with lip glosses and foundations. I have been using Glisten as a blusher and it looks lovely!

Clove- perfect everyday champagne shade. 
Slag- golden brown shade with a green duo-chrome finish.
Glisten- coral shade with a hint of pink and peach shimmer

 wearing the tiniest amount of OCC Slag on my eyelids, Lip Tar in Memento on my lips, Glisten pigment on my cheeks and Icarus Creme Color on the tops of my cheekbones.

You can buy OCC products from Cocktail Cosmetics 

*PR samples

My Exclusive June Advertiser is Vicki from www.alifeofgeekery.co.uk


  1. Ooh I love the Lip Tar in Memento, it's such a perfect natural, but not quite shade :)

    Colour Shimmer Sparkle

  2. Ohh wow everything is amazing!
    I didnt realise the lip tars came with a little brush! And those eyeshadows are so pigmented. Great picks.

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  3. I love the lip tar in memento! It's the perfect natural pink!
    Lovely products by OCC (:

    The Craziest Paradigm - a 'lil bit of rust & stardust

  4. The lip tars look gorgeous! I've always wanted to try them and Memento looks beautiful :)


  5. You look amazing and I love all the products! Really want to try the lip tars.


  6. Ooooh those lip tars look so nice! Might have to check out OCC :) xx


  7. Love the lip tars my fave is hoochi!


  8. I'm a big fan of the lip tars. I haven't tried their other products yet.

  9. I've heard so many good things about OCC. The lip tars sound so interesting just because you can create unique colours. Might have to look into Cocktail Cosmetics.

    Emma | World of dilEmma

  10. Love the Lip Tars - Momento looks so beautiful! x

  11. Such a pretty look! I really want to try the lip tar's! x

  12. Love, love the Memento Lip Tar! Such a pretty color. I want to try Lip Tars but they are soooo spendy for one tube I find it hard to take the plunge.

  13. Hello lovely, hope you are having a good week so far and had an excellent weekend. I'm loving all your foody instagram snaps. I absolutely love Cocktail Cosmetics. I am yet to try the OCC Lip Tars, that is definitely on my wish list they look really good. And the Cream Color Concentrates look lush too. I don't mind spending extra money if the quality is good. Love Laura xx ❤ Scottish Lass ❤

  14. I just bought momento at imats london and the colour is beautiful!

  15. Memento looks so good on you, you look gorgeous x

  16. Wow! Slag looks absolutely captivating. I am so in love with mossy colors, but this one especially is eye-catching because it looks a little duochrome in your hand swatch. I love that you can sheer it out for a nice subtle sheen on the lid! Just gorgeous.

    I really want to try a Lip Tar, but there are so many colors that I can't decide! I think I'm going to go for a red.

    ♥ Em from Mascara Warrior

  17. great post! im dying to try occ lip tars! xx

  18. The momento lip tar looks SO amazing!!



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