Friday, 19 February 2010

OCC Pure Pigments: Authentic

Disclosure: OCC gave us samples of Authentic to try out.

This is OCC's Loose Color Concentrate in Authentic, a metallic orangey-copper. In these pictures I've foiled the pigment onto the lid using a touch of mixing medium, and blended out the edges with some dry pigment. As you can see, it's a very intense colour with a gorgeous metallic sheen when applied damp.

This is pretty much everything I'd hoped that Illamasqua's Liquid Metals would be on the lid. Intense, metallic, beautiful. But the Loose Color Concentrate, being a powder and not a cream, doesn't crease like the Liquid Metal did. The tradeoff is that the OCC product isn't quite as opulently metallic as the Illamasqua.

Still - if you want to bring out the green in your eyes, this is beautiful. And the application is much better than my other favourite copper pigment, MAC Copper Sparkle, which is a bugger to apply due to its gritty texture - the OCC offering is uniformly smooth.

If you'd like to try this for yourself, you can find it at OCC's website, where it'll cost you $10 for 2.5g.


  1. Oooh I'm surprised that Sarah let you have the orange!

    It looks lovely, I wonder how well it presses

  2. This is such a pretty colour :D Silk Naturals actually have a colour that is IDENTICAL to this called Legend (a dupe of MAC's Mythology, but I'd say its more identical to this) that's like $4

    Not trying to sound like an advertisement :P

  3. Have you tried it over Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy? Bet it'd look amazing applied over that.

  4. To my shame I've not tried Pixie Epoxy yet - it's on my to-try list for sure!


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