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Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Cosmetic Colour Pencils Swatches & Review

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Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Profile

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics is a cruelty-free, vegan cosmetic brand that creates stellar products for pro and consumer use. Products range from foundation to loose shadow; glitter to lip products. OCC is probably best known for their unique lip tars aka revolutionary lippies that are a hyper pigmented liquid lipstick products. They recently released their newest addition--Cosmetic Colour Pencils! These pencils share the same names and shades as their lip tar counterparts. 

If you follow me on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter you probably heard me talk about the launch of these pencils multiple times. These have literally been on the top of my must-haves of 2014 since I first heard about them. For the initial launch there were 12 Cosmetic Colour Pencils released, which I'm happy to share with you today!

Update (2/7): The mystery of the different colored caps has been solved! I was curious as to why 5 had black and 7 white. Apparently there is no significance to the colors and all will eventually have the same colored caps. I kind of wish I had received 6 black caps like some others did so I could distinguish eye-safe from non-eye safe--love that idea! But either way, there you have it!

Price

These retail for $16 (.08 oz)

Where to Buy

These are currently available on OCC's site as well as through Sephora/Sephora.com


Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Cosmetic Colour Play Pencils Swatches & Review



Product Type

These are multi-use cosmetic pencils, most of which can be used on lips, eyes, and anywhere else on the body. 

Note: The following shades are not recommended in the U.S. for use in the immediate eye area--Anime, Black Dahlia, Grandma, Hoochie, NSFW, Trick.

Shades

I've swatched all 12 of the colors initially released in the Cosmetic Colour Pencil line. All lip swatches were done on moisturized lips. My lips are not naturally super pigmented, so I found these shades translated very well on my lips. I recommend viewing multiple reviews prior to purchasing if you're concerned with these pencils being pigmented enough to hide your lip color. I personally think they're pigmented enough to cover most lip colors, but it's always best to double-check if this is a particular area of concern.

obsessive compulsive cosmetics cosmetic colour pencils anime review
OCC Cosmetic Colour Pencil in Anime

obsessive compulsive cosmetics cosmetic colour pencils anime swatch
OCC Anime - medium vibrant pink (this is not as neon as the lip tar, but still gorgeous!)

obsessive compulsive cosmetics cosmetic colour pencils anti-feathered review
OCC Anti-feathered (clear)

obsessive compulsive cosmetics cosmetic colour pencils black dahlia review
OCC Cosmetic Colour Pencil in Black Dahlia

obsessive compulsive cosmetics cosmetic colour pencils black dahlia swatch
OCC Black Dahlia - black cherry

obsessive compulsive cosmetics cosmetic colour pencils feathered review
OCC Cosmetic Colour Pencil in Feathered

obsessive compulsive cosmetics cosmetic colour pencils feathered swatch
OCC Feathered - pure white

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OCC Cosmetic Colour Pencil in Grandma

obsessive compulsive cosmetics cosmetic colour pencils Grandma swatch
OCC Grandma - orange-hued coral

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OCC Cosmetic Colour Pencil in Hoochie

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OCC Hoochie - vibrant magenta

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OCC Cosmetic Colour Pencil in NSFW

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OCC NSFW - vibrant primary red (skews a tad warm here, but it's more neutral in person)

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OCC Cosmetic Colour Pencil in Pennyroyal

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OCC Pennyroyal - light brown

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OCC Cosmetic Colour Pencil in Pool Boy

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OCC Pool Boy - vibrant Caribbean blue

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OCC Cosmetic Colour Pencil in Sybil

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OCC Sybil - deep chocolate brown

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OCC Cosmetic Colour Pencil in Tarred (looks gray here, but it applies super black)

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OCC Tarred - pure black (it looks slightly charcoal here because of the light reflecting off of it, but it is pure black in person)

obsessive compulsive cosmetics cosmetic Colour pencil Trick review

obsessive compulsive cosmetics cosmetic Colour pencil Trick swatch
OCC Trick - light brown tinted nude

Here's are some swatches on skin so you can see how they translate on skin as opposed to lips (my underarm is light-medium; about 2 shades lighter than the rest of me)...

obsessive compulsive cosmetics cosmetic colour pencil swatches
L to R - Feathered, Trick, Tarred, NSFW

obsessive compulsive cosmetics cosmetic colour pencil swatches
L to R - Black Dahlia, Anti-Feathered, Sybil, Pennyroyal

obsessive compulsive cosmetics cosmetic colour pencil swatches
L to R - Hoochie, Pool Boy, Grandma, Anime


On the Lip

These pencils apply beautifully on the lips. I have no idea how OCC has done it, but these pencils are firm, yet warm immediately at the touch of the lips and apply creamy and smooth. Unlike some soft long-wearing lip pencils I've used in the past, I didn't go through the majority of the tip of each pencil simply lining and filling my lips. I can see these going a long way given how pigmented they are and how fantastic the formula is. It was easy to achieve an opaque, even layer with almost every color. I found the deepest colors--Black Dahlia, Tarred, Sybil--along with Feathered required a little extra product to achieve completely even coverage, but I find this typical of most super dark and super light lip products. 

Please note: It has always been my policy not to note wear length as I personally have unusually short wear-time with all lip product due to the texture of my skin unless I use additional product and techniques--which would not result in an accurate review. 

On the Skin

These grabbed onto the skin well without a significant amount of pull. On the skin these were incredibly pigmented and creamy. I can see all of the eye-safe colors being fantastic liners or bases and will be playing around with them over the next few weeks--so excited! As with application on the lips, these warmed upon touching the skin and were so pigmented that not a lot of product was necessary to achieve opacity. 

Ingredients

C10-18 Triglycerides, Talc, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Rhus Succedanea Fruit Cera, Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E), Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C), Methylparaben, Propylparaben. [+/- MAY CONTAIN:] D&C Red #6 (CI 15850), D&C Red #7 (CI 15850), D&C Red #27 (CI 45410), D&C Red #28 (CI 45410), D&C Red #30 (CI 73360), FD&C Blue #1 (CI 42090), FD&C Yellow #5 (CI 19140), FD&C Yellow #6 (CI 15985), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Mica (CI 77019).


Final Re-Cap




Price

These retail for $16 (.08 oz)

Where to Buy

These are currently available on OCC's site as well as through Sephora/Sephora.com


Final Thoughts

These are everything I hoped they would be so far! I love them on the lips and look forward to really playing around with them on the eyes as well. I absolutely recommend these for anyone looking for complementary lip liners for their favorite lip tars as well as those looking for great performing, multi-use cosmetic pencils in some really unique shades. I think both makeup enthusiasts as well as makeup artists will enjoy these and find them easy to work with. I am a little surprised that these contain parabens as I've really enjoyed the fact that lip tars are paraben-free, but I'm assuming OCC has their reasons for including them. 

Keep in mind that if you can't see yourself wearing some of these shades such as brown or blue on your lips, you can still get a lot of use out of less traditional lip pencils by layering and mixing these shades with existing lip tars and lippies to create new shades. I regularly alter my lippies in this manner to suit what I'm looking for.

I cannot wait to see what shades OCC decides to release in the future! Personally, I'd love to see Queen and Ophelia made into pencils. Also, how fabulous would some pretty eye-safe greens be?!

What do you think? Will you be grabbing any of these new Cosmetic Colour Pencils from OCC?

Note: Products in this post were provided by PR/the brand. All opinions stated above are my own based on my personal experience and have not been influenced by PR/the brand. 

21 comments :

  1. What's the difference between the black and white caps? These look incredible! A beautiful matte lip!

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    1. I've actually been trying to figure that out! I'll update once I get the answer!

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    2. Are the black caps the strictly lip safe shades?

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    3. Nope! That was my first thought when they arrived, but it's not the case. The black caps are on both all-over safe and non-eye safe. When I was researching I read other bloggers asking the same question. I'll update once I hear back with an answer :)

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    4. I've just updated the post, but wanted to tell you directly as well that the caps actually have no significance (color-wise) and all will eventually be the same color!

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  2. Wow! These are so intriguing! The multi-use factor is awesome, and these look beyond amazing on you.

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    1. Thank you! Yes! I'm a HUGE fan of multi-use pencils and tend to use them a lot so these are fantastic!

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  3. These so great I might have to splurge and get a couple to match my favorite lip tars! Any chance you'd feel up to a follow-up post with swatches of a few pencils and their matching lip tars? ;)

    Aaaaaaaand I'm super jealous of how soft and helthy your lips are looking through this harsh winter!

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    1. Hahahaha let me give my lips a few days and then see which shades I can do matching lip tar swatches with!

      I do a lot of lip swatches so I have to dedicate a lot of time to keeping them healthy--trust me, they're not immune to the cold ;) I always suggest regularly exfoliating and moisturizing all day and night lol.

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  4. Ugh, these look amazing. Great swatches, girl!

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  5. YUp. Need them all. Your swatches can sell literally anything and I'm incredibly jealous!

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    1. Lol thank you! And I feel the same way about your polish posts!!!

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  6. You totally need to wear that blue out! haha! Love all of these on you!

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  7. These look great! I see a few of them I must try!

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  8. Wow! These are really amazing. I can't get over how pigmented those bold colors are!!

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    1. Totally agree! I was really curious how lighter colors like Feathered and Pool Boy would do on my lips and have to say they both impressed me with how opaque they were!

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  9. Ooooh! I love Anime and Black Dahlia!

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