Thursday, June 27, 2013

OCC Loose Colour Concentrate in Flawed - Review, Swatches and Photos

Jill and I were in New York City recently and took the opportunity to visit the Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics store on Manhattan's Lower East Side. It was Jill's first time seeing and trying all of the OCC products and while I've been using their lip tars for a few years, I've never tried any of their other products. One of the things I came home with was one of their Loose Colour Concentrates. 

OCC Loose Colour Concentrates are loose pigment colours that can be used anywhere on the body but their primary purpose is for the eyes. Here's what the OCC website has to say about their Loose Colours Concentrates:

These micronized colour pigments are fused with light- reflecting mica and can be used to apply shimmer on the eyes, lips, cheeks and anywhere else on the face or body for a sleek, eye-catching look. Whether for smoky, shimmering eyes, highlighted cheeks or even a dramatic, metallic lip, Loose Colour Concentrates are the ultimate product for customizable color. 

They retail for $14 US and come in 2.5 g.

The colour I bought is called Flawed. It's an antique gold-bronze shade.

Silly me, forgot to properly seal the sticker back down before tossing it into my luggage to travel home.
The OCC Loose Colour Concentrates can be worn dry or wet. When worn wet, it has a higher intensity of sheen than when worn dry. Below it's swatched dry.

OCC's Loose Colour Concentrates are very lightweight and finely-milled. As they are loose powder colours, they do have some fall-out, although when applied wet, there's less than when applied dry. 

Flawed has a burnished, old-gold look, kind of like the dull sheen of older coins. It can be buffed out so that it's just a golden shimmer on the skin, or worn more heavily for a more dramatic effect. Wet, it's much more shimmery and intense. 

Going by Flawed, and the other Loose Colour Concentrates I tried while at the OCC store in New York City, that these are among the finer quality loose pigments I've tried. 

Grade: A

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