Wednesday, April 18, 2012

OCC Lip Tar in Strumpet

I can already imagine the weird search hits that I will get after this blog post title. But oh well, this OCC Lip Tar is worth it.

After hearing/reading so much about these lip tars I finally bought four of them last year - the Make-Up Designory store here in Ljubljana had a little sale on these (yay!) before they decided to stop carrying them (boo!).

The four colours that I got are:
- Strumpet (purple-red-pink goodness)
- Plum (a hideous grayed out plum/mauve - this looked quite promising in the tube but just looks awful on)
- NSFW (a bright, slightly warm-toned red)
- Pageant (it's a pastel-ly and bright pink at the same time, but looks darker and brighter on my lips)

Strumpet is the colour that I have so far worn the most, especially in the colder months - it's not quite purple, not quite red and has some pink in it as well and as you'll see in the photos below can look different depending on the lighting.

OCC Lip Tars are creamy liquid lip products that are very pigmented and definitely require a lip brush to apply - they do have a slanted tip (but I think the new reformulated packaging now comes with a very slim tip) that could be used for application but I doubt that it would work really well because you need a very small amount and need to apply it carefully as every little mistake shows. Even though the application requires more effort they make up for it in longevity - these are the most long-lasting lip products I have tried so far which is a good thing as having a tube and a lip brush and having to reapply these during the day doesn't sound so good.

As you can probably tell from the photo below there is some feathering but it's not nearly as noticable in real life and using a lip liner would probably help with this issue.

While the lip tars aren't moisturizing on the lips at all they aren't as drying as I thought they'd be (although using them everyday would probably show that they are not the kindest product to the lips). But for me the longevity, the lovely matte finish and the possibility of mixing different shades together make up for the not the most comfortable feeling on the lips.

I have Grandma on my wishlist next - the gorgeous coral: with that, Pageant and NSFW I'm all set for summer and I don't need to buy any other lipsticks now, who am I kidding, I'll shut up now. Have you tried any of the OCC lip tars? Let me know if you have any favourites!


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