Started in 2004, Obsessive Complusive Cosmetics is based in New York City and was founded by David Klasfeld. Starting with just lip balms, also well noted in today’s world as Feathered and Tarred, OCC continues to expand on what artist’s view color, texture and dimension as art. OCC is probably most notorious for this liptars which debuted in 2009. OCC also has amazing complexion products, loose color concentrates and nail lacquers. While OCC continues to make their stamp in the cosmetic and fashion world, it is to be noted that OCC is 100% Vegan and Cruelty-free. None of OCC products have any animal-derived ingredients such as Beeswax and Lanolin just to name a couple.
Fast forward to spring 2014! Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics brings us the Plastic Passion collection featuring vibrant liptars and their new cosmetic color pencils. Starting with the liptars, the ones in this collection are very different compared to current or previous liptars. From this collection, the textures are either matte or metallic. This collection is unlike any other previous collection because it delivers a whole different outlook on color, a bright hyper saturated, densely pigmented, long lasting bright collection. These liptars contain peppermint oils, vitamin E and organic hemp oil. They are also without gluten, silicone or parabens which is great!
In total, this collection offers six liptars, six cosmetic color pencils and nail lacquers. The colors in this collection for the liptars are the following, Pool boy, Rollergirl, Mannequin, Kimber, Hollywood and Pleasure model. Pool boy liptar is described as an aquatic blue. This is one of the liptars that has a matte finish. Rollergirl is a gorgeous vibrant lavender purple. This is the second color to accompany the mattes in this collection. Mannequin is described as a Malibu pink, this is another color that gives a matte finish. The last of the matte finishes is Kimber which is described as a neon orange coral. Hollywood is described more as a beige and gold shimmer and this liptar has a metallic finish. The last liptar from this collection is Pleasure model and it’s described as pearlescent pink, also with a metallic finish.
For the spring collection, I only ended picking up two colors, Pool boy and Mannequin. I unfortunately couldn’t see what Rollergirl and Kimber looked like while at IMATS, so I didn’t pick those up. However now seeing them at work, I am very tempted to pick those two bad boys up! I was attracted to Pool boy first because it’s a very unique color that no one else in the cosmetic field truly makes, as of yet that is. Mannequin on the other hand is a great pink that everyone should have in their collection and I can see myself getting a lot of use from this color in summer time.
Moving on to the cosmetic color pencils! These pencils are not labeled, “lipliner” or “eyeliner” therefore OCC recommends to use at your heart’s content. In this collection, there are six cosmetic colored pencils and they are the following, Pool boy, Hoochie, Anime, Grandma, Pennyroyal and Sybil. Pool boy is an aquatic blue. Hoochie is described as an extreme magenta. Anime is described as a bright neon pink. Grandma is described as a classic coral. Pennyroyal is described as a peachy brown. Sybil is a beautiful deep brown. From this collection I picked up Hoochie and Anime. The reason that I picked up those two colors is because I not only have the liptars to match but those liners will prove more multi-purpose for me as eye liners and lip liners. The other colors are great from this collection, I just feel that my choice was based on what I will actually use up.
According to OCC, it is noted as a precaution that Anime, Hoochie and several others of the cosmetic color pencils are not intended for the eye area. That does not necessarily mean that you can not use them on the eyes, it is just noted that some of the shades may be more sensitive on the eye area. For me personally, I will be using these pencils on the eyes, but I will always use an eye shadow primer first. Overall, I am in love with this collection and I truly think it’s speaks so much for OCC. If you have not tried any OCC products, stop by your local Sephora to swatch and apply these bad boys, you’re sure to fall in love!