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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Oh Lordy.....(pic heavy)

Please give me (and my wallet) the strength to survive the MAC Color Craft collection unharmed. I really don't need any more MSFs, especially since the colors are pretty dupeable. Yet they look so delicious.....and shiny..... Oh Lordy.....

Anyway, today I'm going to do a review on the very popular makeup brand OCC (Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics). Yes, I jumped on the bandwagon after seeing all the reviews/posts on YT/blogs. I resisted for so long, thinking that products like lip tars and pigments are left for the professional makeup artists. However, I finally manned up and said: " SCREW THIS! I'M GETTING SOME OCC!". They had a Free shipping code on their site before 4th of July, so of course, that was the perfect timing to order.

Here's the whole order:

I got:

--Lip tar in Grandma (my FAVE!! I highly recommend this for EVERYONE! I love love love this colors!)
--Lip tar in Uber
--Lip tar in RX
--Lip tar in Traffic
--Lip tar in Melange
--Lip tar in Pageant (BEAUTIFUL color, but takes some balls to wear it during the day)
--Lip tar in Clear
--Loose colour in Glisten (LOVEEEEEEEEE!)
--Loose Colour in Flicker
--Lip balm in Vintage

Since I've got a lot of info on them, I've decided to break them down into multiple posts. Today I'm talking about the infamous Lip Tars.

Lip Tars: $12.5 each
Clockwise from the top: Clear, Traffic, RX, Pageant, Uber, Grandma, Melange

T-B: RX, Traffic, Melange, Uber, Grandma, Pageant

RX: a primary blue. Great for adding a hint of coolness to any lip color. Beware though, since it's HIGHLY pigmented, so a little goes a LOOOOOOOOOOOONG way. You don't want to look like you just had a Blue raspberry Jolly Rancher.

Traffic: A bright yellow. I got this mainly because I wanted to mix it w/ NSFW for a Safety Orange dupe, but since I'm a tard, I forgot to add NSFW in my cart..... However, I like to mix Traffic w/ a little bix of my Beautyrush lipgloss in Cantaloopy, and the color is very similar to a MAC slimshine called Voile. Again, since it's a primary color, I don't recommend to wear this along.

Melange: This is the most wearable color out of the bunch. It's a warm amber brown. It's a great MLBB color. I can even see my mother wearing this. It's a great color for office. It's a great safe color to order if you wanted to try OCC for the first time.

Uber: This is an uber duper cool toned dirt brown. I have fairly light skin, and I DON'T recommend us light-skinned to wear this color alone. I recommend this for people with tanned/dark complexion as a great nude color. However, if you mixed Uber with something warmer, like Melange and Grandma, it's going to look great. It's amazing at toning down the brightness of colors.

Grandma: First of all, LOL at the name. I don't know about you, but my grandma definitely does NOT have lips this luscious. The color is my favorite out of the bunch. I'm already planning on getting a back up of this. This is a very clean & crisp coral. It is amazing for spring/summer. I STRONGLY recommend this for EVERYONE.

Pageant: This color is hot...HOT! Definitely NOT for the faint of hearts. This is an in-your-face, unapologetic BRIGHT pink. It's on the cooler side, so it's very face brightening. I recommend keeping the rest of your face simple and clean when wearing this color. This is definitely attention seeking, LOL!

I only used a TINIEST dot of color. These glosses are sooooooo pigmented!

The packagings on on these glosses are varied though. While all of them come w/ a little stick thing on the caps to prevent leakage, some of the glosses are slanted tip with a square cap, some are rounded tip w/ round cap. The rounded tip ones have a lot of leakage while the slanted tip ones don't.

The glosses are a little glossy going on your lips, but after 5 mins, the glossiness dies down, so you are left w/ a satin-y finish that last a LONG time. Why? Because they STAIN. So essentially, after a while the glosses turn to stains.

Texture: These glosses are not sticky AT ALL. As I've mentioned, these have more of a stained look as oppose to a glossy. The ingredients are really simple. I think the smooth and light texture come from the Castor Oil, Hemp Oil, Peppermint Oil, and Vitamin E oil in the formula.

Lip swatch/FOTD: I'm only wearing Grandma. I'm planning doing more lip swatches in the future, but I was in a hurry that day. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this color! I would MARRY it if I could! Also, please ignore that stupid little black bristle on my lips. Stupid lip brush.


Overall, I STRONGLY recommend EVERYONE go and try some. Get at least one! I really recommend Grandma, Pageant, and Melange. If you could only get one though, I really recommend Melange.

BTW, the OCC has AMAZING customer service. I received the order within 5 days of ordering, and I'm a happy camper. The transaction went perfectly from start to finish. 5 stars!!

Please let me know if you have any questions. I'd be happy to help.


Catherine said...

WOW - Grandma looks amazing on you! And it looks like the perfect coral I've been looking for!

cerinebabyy; yiyi said...

I must have grandma
the name strikes me as strange though
...and I stared at "MLBB" for the longest time until I googled it and I thought it stood for Major League Baseball >.< LMFAO

KiLLaCaM said...

yay for lip tars! they are freaking magical. the loose colours are fun too!

grandma is the one that sold out the fastest at the IMATS! its perfect on you :)

fuzkittie said...

That color really is gorgeous on you!!!

Maria Elizabeth said...

those look great! maybe i'll try them someday. "grandma" is a really pretty color on your lips.

FuN and MakeUp said...

they work amazing!! wut else are these lip tars for? since theres like multiple colors! i tried to search on these but didnt find any info...

Katrina M said...

oh yes!! lip tars are my new love!!! great review hun!!

Ai said...

oh they are gorgeous! more swatches on the lips :D love the grandma, sooo sexyyy!

izumi said...

i love grandma on you! i keep hearing so much about these lip tars, i'm ALMOST tempted! :P

Askmewhats said...

wow the lippies are very pigmented and it's funny to say this but Grandma looks beautiful on you :D

Marie. said...

I've been resisting OCC! I dont need any more lipglosses than I already have! lol.

verina oei said...

urr im a lill bit confused how u gonna use the blue and yellow one?lol

miemiemie said...

ooh grandma looks pretty on you :)

Connie De Alwis said...

Grandma looks great on you! I ordered Uber. can't wait to get it! Melange looks like a color that I may get next :D

Jamilla Camel said...

I love the Granny! Very sexy lips!

Eleganteve said...

Ooo, Grandma looks really nice. Soft and sweet and juicy..hee hee.

I think the blue & yellow can actually work with a halloween costume!

~Mel said...

oh yay!! i've been wanting to get the lip tars!! so now i def know which ones to get.. hehe.. doh!! i missed the free shipping! sighh.. maybe they'll have another one later.. thx for the review hun!! grandma looks great on u! haha.. grandma.. sounds funny =P

Anonymous said...

You have like the PERFECT lips! I'm off to order some OCC products. They look amazing!

JHM said...

Grandma definately looks GORGEOUS on you! A great coral colour for spring and summer :D BTW~ I created a blog of my own on japanese hairstyles and makeup from magazines..if you're interested, check it out :P

Melissa said...

ahhh, this post totally pushed me over the edge! I've seen several posts on occ lip tars, but yours is the best! Now I really want them=)Great swatches and reviews =) grandma is gorgeous on you and I love how it matches your top!

Huishi said...

you can get OCC samples on Ecrater.
I got Grandma, safety orange, HUSH and Anime.... love them but you really don't need the whole tube :D