Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Review+Swatches - OCC Cosmetic Colour Pencils

How many times have you met a makeup pencil that can be applied to the lips or eyes? Well 6 out of the 12 here can be. Meet OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE COSMETICS new category of makeup, Cosmetic Colour Pencils ($16 @ and These are 100% vegan and made with micro-refined mineral pigments.

They’ve covered the basics with your neutrals (Trick, Pennyroyal, Sybil), were inspired by some of the Lip Tar best-sellers (Anime, Black Dahlia, NSFW) and then gave us some we’d only expect from OCC (Pool Boy, Hoochie, Grandma). And there is even a clear invisible liner (Anti-Feathered). 



Unfortunately in the United States, 6 of these are not safe to use in the eye area and are noted with a ‘*’ below.

  • Feathered (pure white)
  • Anti-Feathered (clear primer pencil) – not pictured in the swatch picture since it’s clear
  • Trick (warm mid-toned beige)*
  • Pennyroyal (roasted peach brown)
  • Sybil (midnight brown-out)
  • Tarred (true black)
  • Grandma (clean classic coral)*
  • NSFW (true red)*
  • Anime (bright, neon pink)*
  • Hoochie (extreme magenta)
  • Pool Boy (aquatic blue)
  • Black Dahlia (blackened-red)*

So what did I think of these overall? I love the color selection – naturals are always useful and the bright colors, which I can’t get enough of. The pencil formulas were surprisingly non-drying and I tried a few on both lips and eyes (Hoochie, Pool Boy and Trick) and they didn't wear off after an hour of wear, which is a huge plus. 

If you’re an OCC fan, most of these are a must have. Some of the colors you could probably pass on but Grandma and Hoochie are my favorites right now but every time I play with these, a new favorite emerges.


From L to R: Trick, Pennyroyal, Black Dahlia, Sybil, Tarred, Feathered




From L to R: Anti-Feathered, NSFW, Pool Boy, Hoochie, Anime, Grandma

Have you tried any of these yet or are they on your must have list? 

Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided for review purposes.


Lisa Heath

I really want all of these!


Wow these are great swatches! Love them!


I haven't tried these yet, but I love my Black Dahlia OCC Lip Tar, and I bet I'd like the pencil, too. I want to try Grandma!


I love these for the lips!

XO, Noelle

These look so smooth.

Aleya Bamdad

I can't wait to get my hands on these. I love anything by OCC.


I'm impressed with these eye and lip pencils!


Love the pigment on these!!


I need the clear one!


I definitely want to try these! :)

Jess Scull

Nice swatches!


I like the deep pigmentation.


Trick is such a pretty shade!


These pencils are so pigmented and the shade range is amazing! Great swatches


Great swatches! I haven't tried these but Grandma looks beautiful.


Ohhhhh I really want some of these babies!

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