Monday, February 3, 2014

OCC Cosmetic Colour Pencils - Lip Swatches and Full Face Photos

Press Sample Affiliate Link

So I realized that I hadn't done any lip swatches of the OCC Cosmetic Colour Pencils, despite the fact that I much prefer them as lip pencils over any other use. I managed to swatch all eleven pencils in one sitting (and my lips are being drenched in lip balm as we speak). I think it'll be easier for you to get a sense of the color this way so I hope you find this post useful! I'll give my thoughts on each color as a lip pencil.

I do have a more in depth review on the formula here. I revised my thoughts on the formula a bit but for the most part it's still the same; I much prefer them as lip pencils as opposed to multipurpose pencils.

The pencils are available at Sephora (affiliate link) for $16 each if you'd like to get them now.

As always, pictures were taken in natural daylight. The pencils were applied straight on, no lip brush was used. I did apply a thin layer of lip balm (and wiped most of it off) prior to application because it made the pencils easier to apply but it did not affect the color. 

I'm experiencing major problems with Blogger adjusting the color of Anime, Grandma, and Hoochie which is affecting their accuracy so instead of hosting them here, I've uploaded them to an imgur album so you can see their true color unadulterated by Blogger's antics.

View Anime, Grandma, and Hoochie's pictures here.

Black Dahlia

occ cosmetic colour pencil black dahlia swatch

Black Dahlia: "Blackened red" Much like the lip tar, the heavier the layer the deeper the color. Black Dahlia is a color that can be built up from a stained berry to a deeper red but I think it can be difficult to get a perfectly even layer on your lips. I applied a heavier layer here but you can get a sheerer color by applying a thinner layer.

Feathered

occ cosmetic colour pencil feathered swatch


Feathered: "True white" While Feathered can get to fairly opaque coverage on the lips, it felt much drier and draggy than the other pencils so it was a little annoying to apply. I'd recommend a thin layer of lip balm (then wiped off) as a base so the pencil glides on a bit easier. This would be really cool to use if you wanted to do an ombre look.

NSFW 

occ cosmetic colour pencil nsfw swatch

NSFW: "True, balanced red" NSFW is so gorgeous. It's very similar to the lip tar and was wonderful to apply. You can get a really opaque, matte red look and you won't even need a color on top.

Pennyroyal

occ pennyroyal pencil

Pennyroyal: "Roasted peach brown" A bit too brownish for me but I think on other skin tones, it makes for a wonderful nude. This is eye-safe so if you have a tanner complexion, you may like this color for lining your waterline!

Pool Boy

occ pool boy pencil

Pool Boy: "Aquatic blue creme" Oddly enough, the pencil version of Pool Boy is different from the lip tar version. It's much darker though still beautiful. It would still be a wonderful match to pair the lip tar and pencil together!

Sibyl

occ sibyl pencil

Sibyl: "Midnight brown-out" For Arabelle, a brown lipstick. It's a brown that really edges on black and gives me all kinds of nineties vibes.

Tarred

occ tarred pencil

Tarred: "True black" If you've been dying to pull off that matte black look (and wanted to use a true lip safe black), this is your color. Wear it, cherish it. Also, it'd be great for an ombre look.

Trick

occ trick pencil

Trick: "Warm, mid-tone beige" Trick is my new favorite nude color. There's enough pink in this beige so I don't look too ghastly in either direction. 

Of the eleven colors, Trick is my favorite. I would like Black Dahlia more but I think it applies too unevenly so it's a little high maintenance.


Disclaimer: I received these pencils courtesy of the brand. All opinions are my own. I'm not being compensated for this post. The link marked as an affiliate link gives me a commission based off your use of the link if you decide to make a purchase. Feel free to use a nonaffiliate link!

39 comments :

  1. I think I'm definitely interested in getting a few of these in the future.

    ReplyDelete
  2. NSFW is the one I want the most and it looks great!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Pool Boy and Trick both look absolutely amazing on you!

    http://mattekat.blogspot.ca/

    ReplyDelete
  4. I can see why Trick is your new favorite nude. It looks perfect on you!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I want them all except feathered! & I agree with Cosmetics Aficionado, Trick is amazing on you!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Thank you for swatching all of these!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love Black Dahlia and NSFW!!!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Most of the OCC shades seem unwearable to me, especially for every day use! I loved Black Dahlia and NSFW on you though!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Omigosh - I need Black Dahlia in my life... gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  10. NSFW and Tarred are calling my name! Trick looks lovely on you :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. Love the way Trick looks on you, it will be a nice companion to a smoky eye.

    ReplyDelete
  12. True Balanced Red is beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Pennyroyal, NSFW and Black Dahlia are my faves

    ReplyDelete
  14. I would probably only used Feathered for the eyes, but love Black Dahlia for the lips!

    ReplyDelete
  15. NSFW is on my must buy list!

    ReplyDelete
  16. These are great swatches. I love a bunch of these.

    ReplyDelete
  17. They all look great on you! Pennyroyal looks amazing! On my must buy list for sure.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Black Dahia looks amazing on you - what beautiful lips!

    ReplyDelete
  19. You are rockin' the lippies, Baby!!!

    ReplyDelete
  20. I don't know about the white...but the NSFW is beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  21. I love the black dahlia! Great swatches!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Definitely opaque enough to wear alone, but I think I would prefer at least a gloss on top. The white and blue are crazy bright! Love the brown, black, and red.

    ReplyDelete
  23. They're pretty sweet, I wish they worked better on my eyes but I love NSFW for that red matte look and Trick for the nude look.

    ReplyDelete
  24. NSFW is amazing!! It's also great that they're vegan since vegan lip pencils are hard to find

    ReplyDelete
  25. Yeah Feathered is a weird one (I guess you could use it in ombres though they're too much effort for me) and thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  26. I think the matte finish can be hard to pull off, getting your lips prepped into a perfect state for a matte lip is definitely tedious

    ReplyDelete
  27. WOW! the black dahlia was the best one I guess! Nice review○

    ReplyDelete
  28. I love when you do lip swatches but some of those are scary!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Trick and Pennyroyal are super flattering on you! And I might need Black Dahlia!

    ReplyDelete
  30. These look awesome! Black Dahlia and Tarred are gorgeous.

    ReplyDelete
  31. These look so, so, nice! I'm a sucker for a creamy, opaque lip pencil. Hats off to OCC!

    ReplyDelete
  32. I love Trick and NSFW on you. They look awesome!!! some real funky colors there, too.

    ReplyDelete
  33. it was fun to scroll down to see what color I was going to be surprised with when it showed up on my screen!!

    ReplyDelete
  34. black deliah is my favorite :)

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for commenting, I love reading every single comment and try to respond to each! Please do not leave your blog link or url in your comment. If you'd like me to check out your blog or if you have a question for me, feel free to contact me via my Contact Me tab.

Pin It button on image hover