Famous Last Words: "Oh come on. One more Taupe eyeshadow isn't going to kill me!"
Thankfully the number of taupe shadows I own has yet to snuff me out. My most recent addition to the Pink Sith Taupe Family is a loose pigment from Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC). I avoid calling it an eyeshadow because OCC Loose Color Concentrates are micronized color pigments that are fused with light- reflecting mica. They can be used to apply shimmer on the eyes, lips, cheeks and anywhere else on the face or body. The OCC Loose Color Concentrates are 100% vegan, mineral-based pigments. They do more than just shade the eyes, they can be mixed with mixing mediums to create color anywhere on the body, they can be mixed into airbrush liquid solutions to paint the face or body, they are eye lip and body safe. With 30 shades to choose from, one would be hard pressed to find a color that couldn't be created from blending any of the shades.
I'm not makeup artist. I'm just some woman with a lot of opinions and a rudimentary skill set for applying cosmetics. I'm going to talk about how OCC Loose Color Concentrate in SMOTE works as eyeshadow.
I picked up Smote during my last purchase of OCC Lip Tars. I wanted a new taupe, but being overwhelmed by so may grey shadows that I already own, I decided to go for something much warmer. Something almost coppery. I got what I wished for with OCC Smote. This color is described as a "Tin-Taupe Shimmer", but to be quite honest, on my fair skin it shows as a rich dusty copper. I'm cool with that. I'll put the TAUPE tag on the post, but I honestly would classify this as a copper. ANYHOO....
OCC Loose Color Concentrate in Smote is a very finely milled pigment with intense shimmer. The pigment is as light as air and comes in a generous 2.5 g clear sifter jar. A little pigment will go a long way. I don't see me running out of this until the Zombie Apocalypse.
The color, as I mentioned above is a dusty copper. It is beautiful when worn in the crease with a gold or warm beige color. It's stunning on it's own, but those with pink skin my want to steer clear of lining under your eyes with this color as it does lead in the red family and could give you a much undesirable "I'm coming down with the plague" look to your eyes. Smote would look awesome as a base color on darker skin tones with a rich deep brown to make a smokey eye or with a deep black with gold shimmer to enhance the warmth of this spectacular color.
Do You NEED this? Well at only $12 USD for the 2.5 g jar I say YES! If you have the right coloring one could wear this mixed with another pigment as a bronzer or shimmery blush. Mixed in with the right lip tar you could get a very unique lip color...the possibilities are endless....lest we forget that mixed in with a little clear nail polish and you get a SPECTACULAR coppery manicure! OCC Loose Color Concentrates may be purchased on line at occmakeup.com or with an OCC retailer, found HERE.