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 @ occmakeup.com and nordstrom.com). 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.