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Swatches! I am Ready To Wear OCC’s new Lip Tars!

This kinda blew my mind when I saw that this was coming out! Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics has made their name in the beauty industry off of tubes of lip colour called Lip Tars.  These are heavily pigmented, vegan lip colours in squeezable tubes made to mix and match.  A myriad of gorgeous and unique colours but dammit they were always leaking everywhere! I have Lip Tar stains in my handbags, in my kit, on my clothes…Even when they changed to the needle-nosed tubes, it made life a lot better but when I make a colour mix on a client, I always have trouble telling them how to replicate it.  For the beginner or the on-the-go girl, the tubes were not the best to throw in your bag.

OCC has just taken 25 of their top shades and created Lip Tar Ready To Wear.

OCC’s Lip Tar RTW

Same amazing, minty formula but now housed in a regular cylindrical tube with a doe-foot applicator. SO…EXCITED! These colours are still available in their original form for the makeup artist, but this new version is great for the average consumer.

I received a couple of colours to try. I think you can totally guess which one is my favourite! 🙂

A note: these Lip Tars have a long drying time.  They take more than a minute, which gives you enough time to mix other colours.  When they dry, the finish is matte, but not the desert dry of your typical liquid lipsticks. They also dry down to an opaque finish.  Because of that, I would suggest pairing with a lip liner to help prevent bleeding. In these pictures, they look shiny as they had not dried fully.

Here is what they look like.

OCC Lip Tar/RTW

I love the packaging! The tubes look like syringes!  The applicator is you typical doe-foot and you can control the amount of product on it using the wiper on the inside of the tube.

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Two new collections from OCC for Spring 2014!

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Bright colour is back folks!!

PLASTIC PASSION

Featuring the legendary DEVEN GREEN as the faces of PLASTIC PASSION!

For Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Spring 2014 is not the season to play it safe! Gone are the demure pastels and flirty palette of seasons past, replaced instead by hyper-saturated hues and technicolor textures. OCC’s PLASTIC PASSION collection delivers its most vibrant lineup of Lip Tar shades to date, in both our Matte and Metallic textures. Lips are lacquered in shades that are bold beyond belief. For Spring, excess is everything!

The collection contains:

  • POOL BOY: Aquatic Blue (Matte)
  • ROLLERGIRL: Vibrant Lavender Purple (Matte)
  • MANNEQUIN: Malibu Pink (Matte)
  • KIMBER: Neon Orange Coral (Matte)
  • HOLLYWOOD: Beige/Gold Shimmer (Metallic)
  • PLEASURE MODEL: Pearlescent Pink (Metallic)

Hollywood

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Sci-Fi Lullabies Collection – New for Spring 2013 from OCC

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For those living in temperate zones, this is the final weekend of winter! Spring appears next week and I am excited!

Deep, smokey colours are making way for soft pastels and OCC is bringing out their new Sci-Fi inspired Spring collection.  Metallic pastels!!! Swatches as soon as I get them!!

Here’s some more information:

Introducing SCI-FI LULLABIES, OCC’s newest colour collection for Spring 2013! Spring has always been a time for transformation, and this season we explore the dichotomy between two realities: What is truth and what is fantasy. Showcased alongside Ready-To-Wear shades are fantasias of Couture Colors designed to transport you to your idyllic designation, whether it’s firmly planted on the Earth or exists only on an unexplored off-world colony. Inspired by the Science Fiction Genre, this collection of metallic shades will make on-lookers question if you are human…or more human than human.

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Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics is bringing a Garden of colour this Spring!

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Hey!

So Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, is releasing their Spring/Summer 2012 collection on March 23rd.   Closely following the hot trends of bold, saturated colours and colour-blocking, OCC presents The Garden.

From OCC:

Spring has sprung at OCC and hidden among the lilacs and pansies is a different shade of floral. Inspired by psychotropic and poisonous plants, this collection turns traditional spring pastels upside down, injecting them with hallucinatory notes of nearly-neon vibrancy.  Mixed in are more subtle neutral lip shades, meant to be paired with a dizzying flash of color on the eyes, in this garden of earthly (and unearthly) delights.

The Garden Collection:

Lip Tar – a mix of brights and neutrals (as seen in the image from L to R)

OCC Lip Tars, image courtesy of PR

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New kid on the block! OCC opens their Flagship Boutique in NYC

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Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics has finally opened a retail location in NYC.  For all you Lip Tar fans, you can now find OCC on the Lower East Side at 174 Ludlow Street, between Houston & Stanton.

Inside!

Here is some more information on the new Flagship:

“OCC chose the Lower East Side because it has really become the true hub of all things creative and artistic coming out of New York.  The neighborhood’s latest renaissance is producing cutting edge design fashion, designers, salons and art galleries, and that’s where OCC needs to be.” David Klasfeld, CEO/Creative Director, OCC
 


Walking into the flagship store you will see an array of makeup in bold and dramatic colours with pops of neon and saturated pastels, radiating from every corner. Professional Makeup Artists are standing by to offer private consultations, makeup applications, and will even show you how to perfect airbrush makeup. Customers will not want to miss OCC’s Mixing Bar where they can custom create their perfect shade, or recreate their favorite colour. Gone are the days anyone has to live without their favorite discontinued beauty product!  With over 36 shades of Lip Tars, highly pigmented loose eyeshadows, and an array of vibrant nail polishes, OCC’s flagship store is sure to become the next beauty haven for any makeup artist or beauty buff.  
 

I attended the Grand Opening last week and we were also introduced to the new Fall 2011 collection, Pretty Boy, which by the way is amazing! I especially love the nail lacquers!!  Actually very girly but not too sweet!

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