wearing OCC Pagan and Poison Nail Lacquer
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Unknown Pleasures for Fall/Winter 2014

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics launched the Unknown Pleasures Collection for Fall/Winter 2014 and I have my top picks ready to share.

 

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Nail Lacquer in Pagan
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Nail Lacquer in Pagan
OCC Nail Lacquer in Poison
OCC Nail Lacquer in Poison
swatches of Pagan and Poison Nail Lacquers
swatches of Pagan and Poison Nail Lacquers

Pagan is a blackened purple creme.  While I do love the color, it doesn’t like to lay smoothly on my nails.  I apply a coat, then go right back over with more to even things out.  I do not have to let the first coat dry first.

Poison is a real beauty.  It is a shimmer metallic ivy green that has a hazy smoky quality to it.  It’s like a smoky eye for the nails and it is di.vine.!  I’m not always fond of green nail polish with my skin tone, but Poison is a very big winner in my book.

wearing OCC Lydia Cosmetic Colour Pencil
wearing OCC Lydia Cosmetic Colour Pencil

Hello, matte plum lips!  If you haven’t tried the new-ish Cosmetic Colour Pencils, Lydia is a very good place to start this season.  (Or Black Dahlia.  Because gorgeous.)  While Cosmetic Colour Pencils are intended to be multi-use products, Lydia is not recommended for use in the eye area.  I’m down with that because I am totally okay with keeping it on the lips.  The pencil itself needs to be sharpened, but the formula is not hard or waxy.  And though creamy, Lydia holds up well to pressure.  I make sure my lips are hydrated before applying.  Then I line my lips, roughly fill them, and smooth with my finger.  This color though.  !!!!

wearing OCC Lament Lip Tar
wearing OCC Lament Lip Tar

My obsession with all things nude and berry is clearly being fed.  Are you seeing this one?! Lament is a neutral rose beige.  On me it is a warm pink nude.  I looooooove it.  This color is timeless and perfect on its own though I can imagine mixing with other lip tars or wearing it with lip liner.

But the biggest stand out in this crowd?

wearing OCC Manhunter Lip Tar
wearing OCC Manhunter Lip Tar

Every time I see Manhunter at my vanity, I am so over nudes and berries.  Red-orange.  Gold glitter.  It’s just stunning.  Manhunter is listed as a metallic, but compared to swatches I’ve seen of other OCC metallic Lip Tars (including Technopagan from the same collection…talk about a beautiful color!) I would classify it as shimmer.  You can see how well the gold plays in the light when you compare this photo with the top one.  A really spectacular color and if you’re adventurous enough to consider it, I suggest you pick it up.  I’ll be sharing it in a look post soon.

I have nothing but applause for these five little gems from OCC!

What do you think of the Unknown Pleasures collection?  Will you stick to the more wearable shades I’ve shared here or are you tempted by the gorgeous albeit less traditional options?