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Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Unknown Pleasures Review & Swatches - Partial Collection

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OCC Uknown Pleasures Fall/Winter 2014

OCC, one of my long-time favorite cosmetic companies, have recently released their Fall/Winter 2014 collection, which includes 6 lip tars, 2 cosmetic colour pencils and 6 nail polishes. I have 4 of the lip tars and both cosmetic colour pencils to share with you!


OCC Unknown Pleasures Fall/Winter 2014 Swatches - Partial Collection

I've changed the lighting and camera settings to best capture the color of each shade, which tends to result in odd discoloration in my skin in the shots, but the lips are at least more color accurate. I prefer not to edit color much after taking shots as I find that's never as accurate for me. 

occ covet lip tar swatch
OCC Covet Lip Tar

occ lament lip tar swatch
OCC Lament Lip Tar

occ manhunter lip tar swatch
OCC Manhunter Lip Tar

occ vain lip tar swatch
OCC Vain Lip Tar

occ lydica and sebastian cosmetic colour pencil swatches
L to R - OCC Lydia Cosmetic Colour Pencil, OCC Sebastian Cosmetic Colour Pencil


OCC Unknown Pleasures Review - Partial Collection


OCC Covet Lip Tar Review

Product Type - liquid lipstick
Scent - light peppermint
Shade - "camel" beige brown
Finish - matte
On the Lips - amazing pigmentation; smooth application
Price - $18 retail
Where to Buy - OCCMakeup.com  Sephora.com
My Thoughts - I'm a huge fan of OCC, but I was incredibly impressed by the pigmentation and coverage of this particular shade given it's lighter tone. The shade itself is a really lovely "camel" light brown. I look forward to mixing it with some pinks to create lovely nudes! Great shade.


OCC Lament Lip Tar Review

Product Type - liquid lipstick
Scent - light peppermint
Shade - light-medium slightly pink peach 
Finish - matte
On the Lips - great pigmentation; vibrant color; smooth finish on lips
Price - $18 retail
Where to Buy - OCCMakeup.com  Sephora.com
My Thoughts - This is a color I've seen a few versions of this summer, but I have to say, this is one of the loveliest! I think this shade works very well for a variety of complexions, especially medium girls. As it's a lip tar, it's easy enough to adjust if you prefer it a tad pinker or a tad more peach. Just a fabulous shade all around!


OCC Vain Lip Tar Review

Product Type - liquid lipstick
Scent - light peppermint
Shade - deep blue with slight green tone
Finish - matte
On the Lips - amazing pigmentation; smooth application
Price - $18 retail
Where to Buy - OCCMakeup.com  Sephora.com
My Thoughts - This is a very unique shade. It's definitely a fairly deep blue, but there's something slightly green about it from different angles. While it isn't a shade I'd wear on an average day, the pigmentation is absolutely fantastic and it applies like a dream, so it could certainly be worn on its own or mixed with other lip tars. This shade does stain, so keep that in mind.


OCC Manhunter Lip Tar Review

Product Type - liquid lipstick
Scent - light peppermint
Shade - brilliant nearly primary red with gold flecks
Finish - metallic
On the Lips - amazing shade with great application and coverage; stunning in person; flecks are subtle but add dimension; metallic finish is soft and not overwhelming
Price - $18 retail
Where to Buy - OCCMakeup.com  Sephora.com
My Thoughts - Where to begin? This shade is so absolutely stunning, my jaw literally dropped after applying it! If Dorothy's ruby slippers had a baby with OCC this lip tar would pop out--amazing. The base itself is almost a primary red (slightly orange-toned from some angles) with gorgeous, subtle gold flecks that provide dimension, but aren't overwhelming. The finish is actually extremely smooth and the metallic quality is super lovely and soft. OCC has done other metallic finish reds in the past and I always enjoy them, but there's something so special about this one! Fantastic. If you can only buy 1 thing from this collection it needs to be this. 


OCC Lydia Cosmetic Colour Pencil Review

Product Type - cosmetic pencil (not meant for eye area)
Shade - mauve plum
Finish - matte
On the Lips - great pigmentation; smooth texture
Price - $16 retail
Where to Buy - OCCMakeup.com  Sephora.com
My Thoughts - I really like OCC's cosmetic colour pencils and own almost all of them. This color is one I look forward to getting a lot of use out of this fall! I was originally going to swatch it on my lips, but being a total bum I didn't realize how much Vain would stain my lips (I never swatch lippies with anything underneath them so they're as true to color as possible) and wasn't able to swatch the pencils at the time. I've since used it and it is really great on lips. This is not recommended for use near the eyes.


OCC Sebastian Cosmetic Colour Pencil Review

Product Type - cosmetic pencil (multipurpose)
Shade - slightly taupe medium brown
Finish - matte
On the Lips - great pigmentation; smooth texture
Price - $16 retail
Where to Buy - OCCMakeup.com  Sephora.com
My Thoughts - I love this shade! It screams fall smoky eyes to me and I tend to prefer cool and neutral browns over warm browns in most cases. I think this is a great eye shade and one those who prefer to avoid black or who simply want some nice smoky brown eyes may turn to this fall. 


What do you think of OCC's Fall/Winter 2014 shades? Which are your favorites?

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. 

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