I am so excited to finally get my hands on these wonderful pencils from Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC)! They have been on my wish list since they came out last February. Just after Christmas, they were on sale for less than half the price on the Sephora website. The set originally cost $45, but Sephora had the set on sale for $22. That comes out to approximately $3.66 per pencil instead of the $16 per pencil these normally cost!!! Unfortunately, this set was limited edition for Christmas and is currently sold out.
This set contains: Pool Boy (blue), Hoochie (magenta), NSFW (red), Black Dahlia (darkened red), Tarred (black) and Feathered (white). The OCC pencils are very creamy which make applying them very easy. I haven’t tried them in the eye area yet, but I’m sure that application will be just as smooth as they were on my lips. These vibrant, opaque, long-lasting pencils can be used on either your lips or your eyes. However, there is a warning about using the red based pencils (Hoochie, NSFW, and Black Dahlia) in the eye area. I am a bit of a rebel and will probably use Black Dahlia in the eye area despite the warning. I have other products that had the same warning, but I did not have any type of reaction, so I will proceed until something happens.
I did play around with the pencils on my lips for Day 5 of #100daysoflippies. Using Black Dahlia and Tarred, I created a very vampy lip. I absolutely love how easy these blend together and the matte finish. They were not drying and were very comfortable on my lips.
The only thing that could make these pencils better is if they did not require sharpening.
I look forward to using these pencils in future posts!
I am starting this year off by getting some much needed use out of my many lip products. Everyday for the next 100 days (that’s a lot of days!), I will post a quick picture of my lips, product packaging, and lip product name. The challenge will be difficult to keep up with but it will be fun! Who knows if I successfully complete 100 days, maybe I’ll go for a whole year! If you are feeling up to the challenge, hash tag your pics #100daysoflippies on Instagram and Twitter!
Welcome to Look Thursday! Today I used my Makeup Geek Ultimate Palette to put together a look perfect for Christmas.
Since I spend Christmas with my family, I wanted to do something a little more subtle than the sparkly traditional gold, red and/or greens looks that are normally used to represent this holiday. So I decided to go with purples on my lid and nude lips. I did add just a bit of sparkle to my inner corner (hey, it is Christmas after all) and used Milani’s Black Vinyl liner to spice it up a bit.
For this look I used:
Eyes: Makeup Geek eye shadows in Beaches and Cream, Cocoa Bear, Prom Night, Unexpected, Sensuous, Drama Queen, Wet n’ Wild Fergie eye shadow primer in (), Milani liquid liner in Black Vinyl, Urban Decay 24/7 Eye pencil in Zero, Wet n’ Wild Megalength waterproof mascara
Brows: Jordana eye brown pencil in Dark Brown
Face: Rimmel Fix & Perfect Pro Primer (check out my review here), MAC Matchmaster Foundation shade 7.5, L.A. Girl Pro.conceal HD concealer in Fawn, Rudy Kisses mineral powder in Chestnut, Black Radiance pressed powder in Rich Mahogany as a light contour, Iman Sheer Finish bronzing powder in Afterglow as a highlight, and e.l.f. cosmetics makeup setting spray
Lips: Nyx lip primer in Deep Nude, Nyx lip pencil in Chestnut, and Wet n’ Wild LE matte lipstick in Sweet Cream
I hope you have a wonderful and happy holiday season!
Did you miss out on the Wet n’ Wild Fall 2014 Limited Edition lipsticks? Before you go to Amazon or Ebay and pay an astronomical amount of money for a $2 lipstick, check your stash!
I managed to get my hands on all four (Sweet Cream 34422, Sunset Siren 34423, Bordeaux Boulevard 34424, and Urban Night 34425) of the limited edition lipsticks. After getting them home I soon realized that I had very similar colors already in my Wet n’ Wild lipstick collection.
I found Cinnamon Spice 917B, Bare It All 902C, Red Velvet 910D, and Ravin’ Raisin 916D to be very close, and in some cases identical, to the Fall 2014 shades. When swatched on my hand you can see differences in a couple of the lipsticks, but when worn there is barely or no difference in the shades at all. Save yourself some money by purchasing these comparable shades from the permanent line!
All swatches were done on bare skin. Let me know if you would like to see the lipsticks swatched on my lips!
Today I will be reviewing six of the ten lipsticks from the Fergie Centerstage Collection. The six lipsticks that I picked up are: Bebot Love, tan neutral; V.I.Pink, bubble gum pink; Penthouse Sweet, blue toned hot pink; Old School Glam, orangey red; Fuchsianista, dark purple pink with a slight blue shimmer; and Ferguson Crest Cabernet, deep pinkish purple.
I really like the formula of these lipsticks. They are not drying or too glossy. The deeper colors (Old School Glam, Fuchsianista, and Ferguson Crest Cabernet) can stain your skin a little, which I actually prefer in a lipstick because I have longer lasting lip color that way.