Another lipstick feature on Beauty 101. Are you surprised? I’m not. Today I’m bringing you an OCC Stained Gloss Review!
When I was at The Makeup Show this year I learned all about OCC’s newest release, The Dune Generation Collection which consists of 6 NEW Stained Gloss shades that were designed to make your lips shimmer and shine through the warm summer months. OCC Stained Gloss gives you the pigmentation of their cult favorite Lip Tar (so you know it’s amazing) while providing a translucent finish that was inspired by stained glass. The finish is soft, full of color, and absolutely gorgeous!
Today I’m bringing you a review of my two favorite shades from the collection: Nomad, a blackberry with golden shimmer (which is also their first metallic finish stained gloss) and Hedonist, a baby pink with gloss finish.
Honestly upon first glance I had two emotions when looking at these shades: I was SUPER excited about Hedonist because… hello. On the other hand, though, I was a little nervous about Nomad because it’s not a color that I would normally reach for. It seems a bit more “fall” to me and I was a little worried that it would be too brown once applied. I was worrying for nothing though!
Nomad is described as being a blackberry with golden shimmer and a metallic finish so naturally I was a little nervous that it was going to be more appropriate for fall than spring/summer. Luckily I had completely forgotten about the fact that the OCC Stained Gloss has a translucent property to it that allows the product to pack a punch of pigment while allowing your natural color to come through a little bit. This color is described as being metallic and full of golden shimmer but that was lost on my lips as you can see in the picture above. It’s still a gorgeous color, though!
Hedonist is a baby pink with a creamy gloss finish and is the color that I was most excited to try. I think I used a little too much product while I was taking these pictures because as you can see it’s a little streaky on my lips but either way, it’s a gorgeous creamy baby pink that’s soft while still being bold at the same time.
Both shades from this collection were incredibly smooth and hydrating and I never felt like they were overly heavy or sticky on my lips. They don’t quite have the same all day staying power that we’ve come to expect from OCC Lip Tars but they still give a significantly longer wear than a standard gloss does (over 4 hours). Even when the glossy finish has faded the OCC Stained Gloss products leave a subtle stain on your lips that looks beautiful whether you wear it alone or top it with a clear gloss.
You can buy OCC’s newest Stained Gloss collection at Sephora and Sephora.com where they retail for $18 USD each.
What do you think of the OCC Stained Gloss? Comment below and let me know!
Until next time 🙂