Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, the brand made famous by their incredible Lip Tars, has officially launched their new OCC: Skin line of concealers. The OCC Conceal ($20 USD) is a full-coverage, vegan concealer formulated with skin-soothing ingredients. The little pot of miracles is sold in 12 different shades, varying in yellow (Y range) and red (R range) undertones.
The concealers were available for advanced purchase at IMATS LA, however they are on the website now for sale!
I spoke with David, the owner of OCC, and he said that these concealers were meant to use the same technology and give the same result as their airbrush makeup, just in a solid form. This is a great idea, because as an airbrush makeup user, I still always reach for concealer- so it’s nice to have a formula that works well with the airbrush makeup, or just on its own (or with any other foundation for that matter).
These concealers are on the full coverage end of the spectrum, although I wouldn’t say they are as full coverage as say Cover FX or Dermablend… the real magic is that while they offer high coverage, they are still incredibly natural looking. They blend into the skin and become nearly invisible, it’s quite amazing really.
After a few seconds, they set (without needing powder) and stay on for several hours without budging. They aren’t the longest lasting concealers I’ve tried (that award still sits with MAC Pro Longwear), but I like to layer them in thin layers, building where needed, and I find that helps to keep them on all day. The texture is creamy, yet it sets to a dry finish. I did experience a bit of creasing, but nothing that would turn me off the product (I’m very prone to creasing)- I just blend it in again and it looks great.
I’ve also tried using it as a foundation (trust me, a little goes a very long way)- and it really looks incredible! Flawless coverage with a natural-looking finish! I’d highly recommend them for makeup artists’ kits because of their versatility (I wish I had these when I was freelancing)!
Like I mentioned, these concealers come in both yellow and red undertones (denoted by a Y or R before their number). Unfortunately the set of concealers I was given by OCC didn’t contain R1 or Y1 (probably the most popular color I’m assuming), so I apologize for the lack of swatches of those shades. Even more so, Y1 would be my perfect color… so I ended up having to mix Y0 and Y2 together (for reference, I’m NC20-25 in MAC).
I recommend going for an R (red) shade if you’re looking to counteract dark under eye circles, and a Y (yellow) shade if you want to neutralize redness on the face (like blemishes, patches, etc).
- Price: $20 USD each for 8.5g
- Availability: OCC
- Overall: An incredible innovation from OCC; full coverage concealer with a natural finish that looks like skin. Not the highest coverage or the longest lasting I’ve come across, but pretty good across the board. Can be used as concealer or foundation- a must-have for makeup artists!
- Rating: A