BEST for Subtle shimmer and shade.
I love these pigments and the Clove shade is awesome for use alone or over lighter matte shades. It adds the shimmer needed to brighten the look or blends out to create subtle shimmer across the lids, above the cheekbones and makes a perfect highlighter beneath the brow. Versatile shade!
Very pigmented so a little goes a long way and gorgeous color for brown eyes. I applie this color on my lid with a flat shader brush and a warm brown in the crease like makeup geek coco bear. A primer is not need but because the color is so opaque and it lasted on me for 9 hours before fading.
Better than eyeshadows
I have these in Flicker, Foxfire, and Clove. When I first got them, I thought they would be like eyeshadows: looks great in the sifter but okay when applied. NOPE. Even without primer or a white base, each pigment shines its true color on your skin. I was so amazed. The colors are packed with shimmer (not glitters chunks!!) and if you don't want it too shimmery than you blend it and it won't be as shimmery. I applied these around 8am and came back home around 3pm: still great! No retouches and went back to work and came back home around 1130pm. STILL GREAT! This are very ever-lasting, but with that in mind, since these are PIGMENTS not eyeshadows, they do stain the skin... the darker the color, the darker the stain. but it comes off pretty easily so no need to pop an eyeball out by rubbing too hard :) highly recommend these! Definitely planning on purchasing more in the future
Amazing colour, but blends away too easily.
I absolutely love the OCC Loose Colour Concentrates - some of the colours (like Jubilee) are really unusual and when pressed onto a base the payoff is really intense.
However, I've got to agree with other reviewers, these pigments are so fine and soft that they blend away to almost nothing.
That said, it hasn't stopped me buying more and won't stop me in future either. They add an amazing pop of colour/shimmer to looks depending on which you choose.
when shopping for pigments I look for eye popping colors that you can't find in pressed virsions. when used alone this is a nice light shade of coral but whrn mixed with duraline by inglot it becomes a blazing color of firey coral, the wear is amazing no creasing or fading (:
this pigment color is beautiful I use it as an all over highlighter when I want a suttle brush of gold or when I want to amp it up and use it as my main color I mix it with a bit of inglots duraline and I get a beautiful mustard colored lid shade. it lasts and does not crease great product (;
Give and Take
I was so excited to purchase some of OCC's loose pigments, and finally narrowed my decision down to 'Cherry Bomb' (bright fuscia) and 'Chlorophyll' (Teal-ish color, in crease in the picture) I absolutely love cherry bomb, it's everything I expected and more. As for chlorophyll, I was really hoping it'd be a lot more pigmented than it was. It comes off kind of sheer, and when you try to build on it, it just blends itself out. I have NOT tried using them wet yet, but I don't think I'd see much of a change in cherry bomb, and the consequences of trying chlorophyll wet may be disastrous! Overall, good quality pigments though! I would buy other colors from them.
Not the greatest pigmentation compared to others, but nice to have
I have these in Glisten, Obscure, Saturate and Clove. The color pay-off you get with these depends on the medium you use with them. Colors like Obscure will go on more like a wash by itself, but will appear more opaque when applied wet. As others have mentioned these colors stay on longer with the help of a primer, base or if you apply them wet. However, if I were looking for a loose pigment eyeshadow with the most pigmentation it would not be OCC's honestly. You could get the same amount of pigmentation for less money with NYX's Loose Pigments in my honest opinion. That being said I've worn Glisten over my lipgloss just yesterday and the effect was beautiful.