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— September 29, 2014 —

OCC Cosmetics Color Pencil Essentials x 6 Set


Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Color Pencil Essentials x 6 Set (6 x 0.04 oz) retails for $45 USD ($54 CAD) and is a $96 USD ($120 CAD) value. The set featured six full-size products and is said to be "a set of six versatile and vibrant, multipurpose color pencils for both lips and eyes."

Black Dahlia is described as a blackened red.
Feathered is described as a true white. 
Hoochie is described as a vibrant magenta. 
NSFW is described as a true primary red. 
Pool Boy is described as an aquatic blue. 
Tarred is described as a true black. 
"Accent eyes and lips with the vibrant shades of these lip and eye pencils. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics' must-have set offers six, full-size intense pencil shades that let you brighten eyes with true white and aquatic blueor, create a multidimensional lip when you smudge on shades of red. Pair these pencils together for bold lip and eye looks that range from festive to feisty."
The packaging is a basic white, pencil that can be easily sharpened and features a color coded indicator at the opposite end. These pencils are multipurpose for eyes, lips, face and body. However, please keep in mind some shades in the set (Black DahliaHoochieNSFW) are not safe for use in the immediate eye area due to the red pigments.

The formula is creamy, intensely pigmented and glides-on easily and smoothly. These pencils can be smudged out on initial application with a bit of work and they do eventually set. They weren't drying to my skin or lip area and they are longer-lasting because of that high pigmentation — which also means they did leave behind a slight stain. All six pencils were opaque in a single swipe, but I usually apply 2-3 layers for extra staying power.

Black Dahlia is a darkened burgundy with hints of brown and a matte finish. Feathered is a true white with a matte finish. Hoochie is a vibrant pink magenta with a matte finish. NSFW is a basic, true red with a matte finish. Pool Boy is a medium, vibrant sky blue with a matte finish. Tarred is a true black with a matte finish.

These pencils can be worn alone or paired under lipsticks. They are a great way to stop products (mainly lip tars) from feathering and they compliment many of the matching lip tar shades. (ie. Tarred Color Pencil with Tarred Lip TarPool Boy Color Pencil with Pool Boy Lip Tar.) They lasted +6.5 hours on the lips before faintly fading in the center.

When used in the eye area they lasted +8 hours before faintly fading and +4 hours on the waterline - without running, smudging or transferring. These liners are very similar to the MAC Chromagraphic Pencils  they have a slight sheen when compared and MAC Hi-Def Cyan is a tad darker when compared to Pool Boy.

Overall, this is an incredible value set - you're getting six for basically the price of three! The shades are a nice staple for both lips and eyes. They're versatile, highly pigmented and long-lasting without being drying or tricky to apply. If you're interested in picking up some of the Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Color Pencils, I highly recommend checking this set out and saving yourself some cash.

Available now at Sephora.com.
 *Pencils sold individually at OCC MakeupSephora Online and in-stores.

OCC Cosmetic Color Pencil Essentials x 6 Set

OCC Cosmetic Color Pencil Essentials x 6 Set

OCC Cosmetic Color Pencil Essentials x 6 Set

OCC Cosmetic Color Pencil Essentials x 6 Set

OCC Cosmetic Color Pencil in Black Dahlia

OCC Cosmetic Color Pencil in Black Dahlia

OCC Cosmetic Color Pencil in Black Dahlia

OCC Cosmetic Color Pencil in Black Dahlia

OCC Cosmetic Color Pencil in Feathered

OCC Cosmetic Color Pencil in Feathered

OCC Cosmetic Color Pencil in Feathered

OCC Cosmetic Color Pencil in Feathered

(L) OCC Cosmetic Color Pencil in Feathered
vs.
(R) MAC Chromagraphic Pencil in Pure White

OCC Cosmetic Color Pencil in Hoochie

OCC Cosmetic Color Pencil in Hoochie

OCC Cosmetic Color Pencil in Hoochie

OCC Cosmetic Color Pencil in Hoochie

OCC Cosmetic Color Pencil in NSFW

OCC Cosmetic Color Pencil in NSFW

OCC Cosmetic Color Pencil in NSFW

OCC Cosmetic Color Pencil in NSFW

OCC Cosmetic Color Pencil in Pool Boy

OCC Cosmetic Color Pencil in Pool Boy

OCC Cosmetic Color Pencil in Pool Boy

OCC Cosmetic Color Pencil in Pool Boy

(L) OCC Cosmetic Color Pencil in Pool Boy
vs.
(R) MAC Chromagraphic Pencil in Hi-Def Cyan

OCC Cosmetic Color Pencil in Tarred

OCC Cosmetic Color Pencil in Tarred

OCC Cosmetic Color Pencil in Tarred

OCC Cosmetic Color Pencil in Tarred

(L) OCC Cosmetic Color Pencil in Tarred
vs.
(R) MAC Chromagraphic Pencil in Black Black


Disclaimer: All products featured were purchased by me for personal use.