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Tuesday, 7 October 2014

REVIEW: OCC Skin Concealer




Voila! A beautiful cream concealer by one of my favourite cruelty free brands: Obsessive Compulsive CosmeticsI love this little find. Before diving into the pros and cons I'll quickly mention that I seriously considered making this product part of a cruelty free 'dupes' post due to it's striking resemblance to MAC's Studio Fix Cream Concealer... however, I'll save that for the future and just say that if you're a fan of MAC's Studio Fix you should definitely make this cruelty free switch!

PROS:
  • The product comes in twelve shades that use the same undertone system as their foundations. From the lightest yellow based shades to the darkest red based shades you are certain to find a match - OCC are really good at this!
  • The consistency of this concealer is really nice, it has a creamy texture that doesn't dry out on the skin and being solid rather than a liquid means it not only stays where you put it but is easily build-able (for those unhappy skin days).
  • The translucent ivory shade of Y0 doubles up perfectly as a highlighter when applied along the brow line and nose.
  • It lasts! And lasts and lasts and lasts... my concealer was the last item in my make-up bag to make the switch to cruelty free and that's because my MAC Studio Fix concealer lasted me forever. But this little find stands up to the cosmetics giant because after months of use I've not even made a dent! Very happy indeed!

CONS:

  • Woe of woes... Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics is, sadly, a US based company. Which I do have to forewarn you makes getting hold of their products in the UK a little tricky. (Luckily I'm really nice and have made a little list of sites where you can purchase their stuff, here.)
  • Just like its evil (tested on animals) MAC counterpart, our cruelty free alternative sadly comes with a little over-average price tag of around £10 - £15 depending on where you buy it. However it does seem a little nicer when you consider it as an investment: spending £5 every couple of months or £15 every 6 months to a year... I know which one I'd choose!


Overall it's a thumbs up from me! This top end concealer does everything a concealer should. From hiding away blemishes and perking up tired eyes to highlighting your best bits, OCC Skin Conceal is an all round cruelty free gem!




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2 comments:

  1. This sounds perfect - especially the yellow undertones. So glad brands are catching onto this rather than just going from ivory through to orange! Thank you so much for the where to buy in the UK list. I'm hoping there is a 'light honey' or similar.

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    1. Yes I agree! OCC have a really great system, ooh for a light honey I'd probably recommend Y1 or Y2 :) Not a problem thank you so much for reading Chrissie!

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