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OCC Cosmetics Haul at The Makeup Show

Posted in Green, Makeup, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Orange, pink, Uncategorized on June 9, 2010 by ainamakeup

My very first Stop at The Makeup Show was Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics.  I just had to get my hands on some more of their Lip Tars!  Man, these things should come with a disclaimer that reads “use at your own risk”. They are so immensely pigmented that the tiniest application can completely cover your lips.  I already had “Vintage” and “Fondue” but I wanted more!  Here’s what I picked up!

Left to right "Demure" "Botanica" "Safety Orange" and "Anime"

Ooooh!  Look at the pretty colors!


Demure is a deep hot pink.  The name of this has got to be an oxymoron because this hot pink is definitely anything but demure.  Botanica is a bright green that’s so vivid I think I smell fresh-cut grass when I see it.  I have been dreaming of Safety Orange for months now and I’m so glad I decided to get it. It was the first one I chose when I got to the counter.  Anime really does resemble the vibrant color of the lips of a Japanese anime heroine.  I think this one is my second favorite.

Can you believe the depth of color on these babies?  Now I know I won’t have much of an occasion to use these on a daily basis, but I justify by  the fact that as a professional, I could very well use this on a shoot.  I rarely buy any “fun” makeup for my kit and I am planning to do some more avant-garde test shoots in the very near future.

The best thing was the friendly and helpful David from OCC threw in some other goodies with my purchase!

OCC Cosmetics "Wasabi"

What a nice surprise to find this bright green in my bag.  It’s not something I would normally pick, but I like the way it looks.  I’m noticed that lately I dressy pretty reserved and nondescript, but love to contract my mostly black wardrobe with strong polishes.  I also got the matching Wasabi loose color.

OCC "Wasabi"

Wasabi Swatch

I would love this as an accent color as a light smudge under the eye, just to add a touch of pop.  The color payoff is great and the pigment is quite blendable.


Makeup Monday: OCC Lip Tar Swatches

Posted in Brown, Makeup Monday, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Red on February 8, 2010 by ainamakeup

I talked about Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics on a previous Makeup Monday. And finally as promised here are swatches of two of my favorite lip tars.  Vintage and Fondue.

Vintage (left) and Fondue

Don’t let the tube color fool you. It looks completely different out of the tube as you’ll soon see…

Fondue (left) and Vintage

Fondue is a deep chocolate brown.  I absolutely love a brown lip color and this is so me!  Vintage is old Hollywood Glamor in a tube.  A deep red that makes me feel red carpet ready…even though I’ve never been on a red carpet in my life!  The swatch appears shiny but when you put you apply a thin coat, it gives off a matte finish.  These are so rich in pigment and so opaque it’s actually hard to get off.

After removing with a baby wipe

Can you believe you can still see the traces of it?  At least you know you’re getting your money’s worth.  $12.50 is the price and you can get these and many many very cool and edgy colors at   Enjoy!!!

Makeup Monday: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics

Posted in Brown, Makeup, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics on December 29, 2009 by ainamakeup

As I may have mentioned before I am a professional Makeup Artist and I absolutely love all things cosmetic.  Last week I decided to check out the new Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics showroom on 27th Street in Manhattan after hearing about it from ThisThatBeauty.

I was first introduced to OCC Cosmetics when I started subscribing to professional trade magazines like Makeup Artist Magazine.  My first experience with OCC Cosmetics was the first time I went to The Makeup Show.  Thats’s where I discovered their Lip Tars.  These are amazing!    Then I did a few freelance gigs where I used the OCC water based airbrush foundation, and I loved that too.

I tried to show restraint but not much. I picked up the nail polish in “fondue”, two lip tars, in “fondue” and “vintage”  and two mini sets of the OCC Airbrush Foundation.  One in Reds the other in Yellows.

OCC Cosmetics "Fondue"

I have a few other OCC nail polishes (Scrangie has some great swatches here ) and I love them as much as this one.  I’m a sucker for chocolate brown anything, be it lip color, nail polish, eye shadow…

As for the lip tars, you can check them out here.  I’ll post a picture of mine soon! Be warned, these are not for the faint of heart.  They are highly pigmented.  Don’t let the tube fool you.  These are not lip glosses. These are matte and extremely opaque and I love love love them!