Today we formally grade the Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Tinted Moisturizer (OCC Tint, for short). I purchased this online at Sephora where it is sold in a 1oz bottle for $29.50. (Edit: it appears this product is not currently available at Sephora – check out Beautylish for an easy way to purchase.)
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The OCC Tint is described as “A highly-pigmented, tinted moisturizer that evens skintone with buildable coverage” and “Featuring a unique moisturizing complex made from purified water, coconut, and wild berry extracts, this foundation product nourishes as well as hydrates skin. Formulated from the finest vegan ingredients available, this product is also formulated with aloe leaf extract and vitamin E for coverage that feels as good as it looks. ”
Ease of Application: 5/5
I have applied this many ways- fingers, beauty blender, brush – and have found that this foundation is very easy to blend. Part of it may be that it is such a thin formula.
Below shows a before and after of a tiny dot of the foundation blended into my hand.
As I said, this is a very thin, liquidy foundation. It is most definitely a tint rather than a foundation. However, this is not my issue with it as it is called a “tinted moisturizer.” My only really problem is that it will emphasize dry patches if you have any that you have not first smoothed over with moisturizer and then primer. I feel like a tinted moisturizer should be, in fact, moisturizing. Luckily, this product stays put all day when set with a little powder.
I purchased this in the shade “Y0” which is for the “palest yellow-based skintone.” Sephora sells 10 shades while the OCC website lists 12 shades – R (red based) 0-5 and Y (yellow-based) 0-5. The shade I purchased blends into my skin seamlessly. I would imagine, though, that some people might need to blend 2 or more shades.
I do not find this “highly-pigmented” as promised in the description. I would say “moderately pigmented.” So, minus 1 point.
This comes in a cute little bottle that you need to turn over and squeeze lightly. I imagine that it may be hard to get product out towards the end, but I won’t fault them for that right now.
Overall Grade: OCC Tint receives an A
I recommend this tinted moisturizer if you are looking for a sheer coverage foundation that you can apply without much time or energy. It is good for “no-makeup makeup” days as well and it great for not weighing down the skin. Beware if you have dry skin – you will need to prep your face OR look elsewhere for a more moisturizing product.
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