Obsessive Compulsive’s new spring/summer collection is called Lo-Fi and includes 6 new Loose Colour Concentrates, 6 new Lip Tars and 6 new Nail Lacquers. Today I’ve got the eyes and lips, soon the tips!
The inspiration behind this collection was a sort of backlash against the recent HD makeup craze. OCC wants to bring color back to basics with this collection.
“The collection reflects S/S 2011 runways trends that featured either sharply defined eyes and neutral lips, or bold, bright lips and barely-there washes of colour on the eyes. Colours from this collection were born backstage at Spring 2011 collections for designers including Diego Binetti, Eva Minge, Althea Harper and Mik Cire during New York Fashion Week. With a shade spectrum this bold, the colour combinations you can create are endless.”
Loose Colour Concentrate
Hum, Flawed, Bitmap, Noise, Artifact, Distortion
Hum is a peachy/pink duochrome. Might not look like much in the container but I love it on my skin. I definitely don’t have anything like this color for any kind of shadow or pigment.
Flawed is an old gold color with a strong metallic finish. LOVE it, super duper pigmented and I love these kind of golds.
Bitmap is a kind of mossy leaf green with gold shimmer. Another very pretty and pigmented color.
Noise is a red/plum with strong pink and blue duochrome effect. Another very unique color, love it.
Artifact is a dark bronze with pink shimmer. This one also is super pigmented and deep. Might be my favorite one because the color is just so rich.
Distortion is a deep navy with green and gold shimmer. This was a little bit patchy for me, but still had good pigment overall.
I really like these because they are generally very saturated and bold colors and feel soft and easy to apply.
Obviously there is a lot of fallout because they are loose, so I like to either apply them with my finger (more precise application I feel with less fallout) or use them wet, which makes them even more saturated.
Lo-Fi, Tone, Interlace, Analog, Beta, Reverb
Lo-Fi is a pastel mint green. Really pretty color, but not one I would use on my lips straight like this. This can also be used to neutralize red, so that’s probably where it would get its most use for me.
Tone is a pastel pale pink. This is a hard to pull off super white-ish pink, so probably not for all skin tones. Would be great mixed with other colors though.
Interlace is a neutral peach and my favorite one. This one is very flattering right out of the tube and can easily be worn on it’s own.
Analog is a dark golden brown. Definitely not for me, but again you can mix and play around with these to create all sorts of new colors.
Beta is a bright neon orange. I wonder what this would look like mixed with Lo-Fi to tone it down a bit?
Reverb is a bright warm red. Gorgeous and shiny, I love this red just as it is.
As with all Lip Tars, these are super pigmented and you just need the tiniest amount imaginable to cover your lips. I assume they last as long as the others, which is a pretty long time, but I haven’t yet tested these.
They do have that kind of strong peppermint scent, so that’s something to be aware of.
I really like both the Loose Colours and the Lip Tars. Everything here has major color payoff, which is always a top priority for me. There are definitely some unique colors as well for both eyes and lips here.
Availability: OCC’s website
Pricing: $12.00 for Loose Colour and $13.00 for Lip Tar
What do you think about these new OCC colors?