Friday, October 24, 2014

OCC Lip Tars | Trying out NSFW, Aurora, Traffic & Androgyne!

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics

A while back I wrote my first article about Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics and its three different lip tars I tried out. The brand is American and it is not easy to find where I live.. I am not a fan of buying my make up online (though I will make loads of exceptions ha ha), so when my sister told me she had some testers that she had brought back from the USA.. I could not wait to try them out as well!

This brings me to this post... My sister chose four different colors. When I saw there was yellow in there I became curious immediately. I mean, I have never worn yellow on my lips before. Have you? She also had a red, pink and orange lip tar. Now, these colors are more my thing. 
OCC - NSFW Aurora Traffic Androgyne
The first lip tar is a matte and is called "NSFW". It is described as a true balanced red shade. It looked like a typical red color to me as well (one should definitely own a red lipstick!!). Then there was "Aurora". I completely understand the name.. because there is something fairy tale like about this pink coral shade. It belongs to the Stained Glass collection, which basically means the lip tar has a glossy finish. Honestly, the yellow shade should have been called Donald Duck, because that is how I feel it makes me look, haha. Ok. Ok. Daisy Duck. Instead, it is called "Traffic" and it also belongs to the matte collection. The last lip tar has a glossy finish and a soft orange pigment. It is called "Androgyne".   

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Swatches NSFW Aurora Traffic Androgyne

As you can see above, the matte lip tars clearly have the strongest pigment yet they have a shiny finish, which is great. Perhaps it is due to the fact that I applied loads of it.. but it does not look that way, rrrright? Making mistakes with the matte lip tars kind of sucks, because they are harder to remove (but yay for their durability and longevity), whereas the stained gloss lip tars are easier to work with. They are a bit more sheer but with Aurora this really is not much of a problem. The longevity of these two shades do not make it throughout the day filled with drinks and food, but the matte lip tars did just fine (though at night you may require a touch-up).

OCC Lip Swatches NSFW Aurora Traffic Androgyne

Oh, dear. Here are full face photos. I think "NSFW" is an extremely classy red that could (I wrote could) work for about anyone. The only downside to this lip tar is that your lips start bleeding (meaning: the product does not remain in its place but goes a bit above and beyond my lips, which made me look like a clown.. and I am not even talking about the yellow lip tar!!!), so adding a lipliner to "NSFW" is worth checking out. I absolutely loved "Aurora" and wish it would stay on my lips longer, but I can't say the same for "Traffic". I mean, I did not dare leave the house with this color on. My boyfriend kept staring at me making weird faces.. oh the fun. So, I decided to make a weird face for the photo as well. "Androgyne" is a bit too sheer for my liking, but it certainly is a lovely shade. What do you think? Which color would you like to try out? And think you could handle yellow? Well, one thing I know for sure... You can sure expect a lot of color from OCC!



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  1. Ah, such fun shades! I have NSFW and it really is a gorgeous red. Love the look of Androgyne as well- looks like a perfect sheer orange for summertime :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. Thanks, Jen! Androgyne is a beautiful color.. it's just too sheer for my liking!

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  2. De kleuren zien er echt grappig uit. Op zich dekt de gele kleur nog wel onverwachts goed maar ik vind hem echt gek bij je uitzien en ik denk bij zo goed als iedereen.
    De rode kleur ziet er op foto het mooist uit, jammer dat hij snel uit loopt!

    x Karen
    http://dressinginlabels.blogspot.com

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    1. Ik had gehoopt dat die me leuk zou staan.. maar nee hoor. Helaas xD

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  3. Wauw, heftig! En grappig, en een beetje vreemd, en ook wel cool :D dat geel haha!

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  4. Oh wow die gele is een opvallertje! Leuk voor een gek feestje misschien!haha de andere 3 staan je prachtig!!

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  5. Wat bijzonder zo'n gele kleur! Ik zou die denk ik ook niet durven te dragen, vind het meer een kleur voor als je een bijzondere tutorial maakt! Aurora vind ik wel een prachtige kleur!

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    1. Het is inderdaad een kleurtje om mee te spelen!

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  6. Gotta love OCC and their lip tars!

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  7. aurora vind ik echt een prachtig kleurtje
    die gele, mmmm misschien niet :D

    liefs
    Karlien

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  8. Aurora is gorgeous on you! Such a pity that it doesn't last too well though. I think Traffic could be mixed into other shades? You should do an experiment or two with it!

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    1. Thank you! It really is a special shade of pink. Hopefully I'll get that change.. I'm no quitter :P

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  9. Wauwie, dat rood is echt super mooi! Staat je super :) Geel is niet echt mijn ding, misschien wel leuk voor een verkleedfeestje of zo ;)

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  10. De eerste twee zijn verrassend draagbar! Lip tars zijn altijd vrij out there eh. Aurora vind ik zelfs heel mooi!

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  11. Seriously a yellow lippy? I mean, it would probably make me look like I just ate a jar full of mustard! LOL.

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  12. Wow die rode kleur, staat je super! Oranje staat verrassend goed!

    xoxo
    www.its-dash.com

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  13. Haha, Traffic deed me toch ook wel lachen :) 't Is echt een pop art-kleur! Zou waarschijnlijk prachtig zijn als je die met NSFW zou mengen voor de perfecte oranje lip. En jeetje: wat een pigment!

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    1. Jaa, dat is een leuk idee!! Het pigment is inderdaad wél top :')

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  14. Wauw NSFW gorgeous! Ik wil nog steeds zo graag lip tars proberen, so much pigment and so pretty!

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  15. oh i'd try out the donald duck yellow just for fun (btw loved the donald & daisy reference). it reminds me of some high fashion beauty photos that i saw lately. very challenging to pull off for a photo, it will probably not look as put together on me lol.

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    1. I think that maybe somehow.. someday.. with some playing around.. I could pull it off.. for a fashion shoot or something.. but a color for daily wear? I doubt it.

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  16. I have "NSFW". I got it a few years ago when they were cheaper. :P Now, I want to try... uh 'Stalker', I think it was called. A more blue-based red. Price is putting me off slightly, though. I'm a total cheapskate. Haha.

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    1. Oh, you should! I have "Stalker" (you can find a review on the blog) and it is an absolutely beautiful color. Both "NSFW" and "Stalker" are gorgeous and classy, but "Stalker" is a bit lighter (due to the blueness), so "NSFW" will feel more dramatic!

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  17. De rode en de roze kleur vind ik echt wel leuk, maar de gele.... nee toch maar niet :D haha. Wel een heel grappige foto en ik heb serieus moeten lachen met je grappige schrijfstijl!

    X Sara

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    1. Yay! Bedankt voor het compliment ^^ dat waardeer ik!

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  18. Haha ik versta je vriendje zijn reactie wel :D Het is voor ons ladies al een uitdagend kleurtje, laat staan voor mannen ^^ Ik zou het zelf wel skippen. Die andere daarentegen... Mooi'kes!

    x Aurélie

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    1. Ik ook hoor.. haha. Normaal geef ik hem niet zo snel gelijk.. maar met geel. Tja. I can't blame him :P

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  19. Oh wauw! Wat een kleuren! Ik ben het minste fan van de oranje kleur, die inderdaad wel wat te doorzichtig is. De rode en roze vind ik super leuk, wel jammer van dat uitlopen, maar een lippotlood brengt inderdaad wel redding! En dan die gele: ik vind hem eigenlijk super cool en hij zou echt goed tot zijn recht komen in een fashion shoot of voor een crazy fashion party, maar ik zou er ook niet gewoon mee op straat durven, haha ;) Anyway, wel een goed pigment!

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    Marlies - Golden Mirrors & Pink Bows

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    1. Zo'n fashion shoot of party lijkt mij ook het ideale moment om zo'n kleur te dragen! Wie weet krijg ik ooit die kans wel ^^ x

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  20. I love the red on you! and that full face shot with yellow on is just so cute..love it!

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