Review: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Cosmetic Colour Pencil Essentials x 6 Set

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Hello Beauties,
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.

OCC Cosmetic Colour Pencils
L-R: Pool Boy, Hoochie, NSFW, Black Dahlia, Tarred, Feathered

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.

OCC Cosmetic Colour Pencil swatches without flash
Swatches without flash, L-R: Pool Boy, Hoochie, NSFW, Black Dahlia, Tarred, Feathered
OCC Cosmetic Colour Pencil with flash
Swatches with flash

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.

Black Dahlia and Tarred OCC Cosmetic Colour Pencils
Day 5: Black Dahlia and Tarred OCC Cosmetic Colour Pencils #100daysoflippies

The only thing that could make these pencils better is if they did not require sharpening.

OCC Cosmetic Colour Pencil Hoochie
OCC Cosmetic Colour Pencil Hoochie

I look forward to using these pencils in future posts!

Review: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Cosmetic Colour Pencil Essentials x 6 Set

100 Days of Lipstick Challenge!

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Hello Beauties and Welcome to 2015!

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!

Milani Enchanted Ruby
Day 1: Milani Enchanted Ruby Limited Edition #100daysoflippies
100 Days of Lipstick Challenge!

Look Thursday: My Holiday Look

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My Holiday Look

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
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I used: Sensuous on the lid, Drama Queen in the crease/outer corner, Unexpected as a transition color, Prom Night in the inner corner, and I mixed Cocoa Bear with Beaches and Cream on the browbone.
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Posing in a arm knit scarf that I made!

I hope you have a wonderful and happy holiday season!

Look Thursday: My Holiday Look

Wet n’ Wild Fall 2014 LE Lipstick Dupes

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WNW Fall 2014 LE Lipsticks

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!

 

Fall 2014 LE Lipsticks and Dupes
L-R Top: Cinnamon Spice, Bare It All, Red Velvet and Ravin’ Raisin Bottom: Urban Night, Sweet Cream, Sunset Siren and Bordeaux Boulevard

Fall 2014 LE Lipsticks and Dupes

(Swatches with flash) L-R Top: Cinnamon Spice, Bare It All, Red Velvet and Ravin' Raisin Bottom: Urban Night, Sweet Cream, Sunset Siren and Bordeaux Boulevard
(Swatches with flash) L-R Top: Cinnamon Spice, Bare It All, Red Velvet and Ravin’ Raisin Bottom: Urban Night, Sweet Cream, Sunset Siren and Bordeaux Boulevard
(Swatches without flash) L-R Top: Cinnamon Spice, Bare It All, Red Velvet and Ravin' Raisin Bottom: Urban Night, Sweet Cream, Sunset Siren and Bordeaux Boulevard
(Swatches without flash) L-R Top: Cinnamon Spice, Bare It All, Red Velvet and Ravin’ Raisin Bottom: Urban Night, Sweet Cream, Sunset Siren and Bordeaux Boulevard

All swatches were done on bare skin.  Let me know if you would like to see the lipsticks swatched on my lips!

Wet n’ Wild Fall 2014 LE Lipstick Dupes

Review: Wet n Wild Fergie Centerstage Collection Lipsticks

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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.

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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.

L to R (with flash): Ferguson Crest Cabernet, Bebot Love, V.I.Pink, Penthouse Sweet, Old School Glam, and Fuchsianista
L to R (with flash): Ferguson Crest Cabernet, Bebot Love, V.I.Pink, Penthouse Sweet, Old School Glam, and Fuchsianista

L to R (without flash): Ferguson Crest Cabernet, Bebot Love, V.I.Pink, Penthouse Sweet, Old School Glam, and Fuchsianista
L to R (without flash): Ferguson Crest Cabernet, Bebot Love, V.I.Pink, Penthouse Sweet, Old School Glam, and Fuchsianista
Review: Wet n Wild Fergie Centerstage Collection Lipsticks