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:
--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!
Swatches: 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.