1st February 2010

Lip of the Day – OCC Lip Tar NSFW

By Get Lippie

So, I’m back in the land of the lap-topped, and I couldn’t be more relieved!  I’ll do a more full review of IMATS later (I enjoyed it, but I have some serious reservations about how it was organised, to be honest) but I wanted to show these little babies off, as I think they might be my new very favourite things …

Here’s the skinny: “A stunning new innovation in lip color, OCC Lip Tar combines the longevity of a lipstick, with the ease of application of a gloss. Goes on slick and moist, and dries down to a satin finish. Ultra-saturated in color, OCC Lip Tar contains an unprecedented amount of pigment, so a little goes a very, very long way.”

They’re not kidding, to get full-lip coverage, you need only the very tiniest amount, seriously!  One thing you do not do when applying these is squeeze the tube … you’ll regret it!  You get seriously opaque lip coverage in one coat, and a lovely sheen when you apply too, but it is best to use a brush.  Here’s how they look on the skin:

 

Sorry it’s out of focus there, but you get a good idea of the colours, I bought Feathered, Katricia and Petty Beige for mixing purposes, I doubt they’re colours I could ever wear, but I’m looking forward to trying out Safety Orange!  In case you’re in any doubt how far these go, before I removed the swatches, I mixed them all together to see what I got:

 

Surprisingly not bad, I think I’ll call this shade Sunburn!  It could have gone a lot further, but I feared I’d be stained all the way up to the elbows, and that’s not a good look.

I wore NSFW with just a hint of mascara yesterday, I really, really like this shade, and how it feels on my lips, the product is totally weightless and not at all greasy (unlike say, Rouge Volupte – sorry, I really don’t understand the fuss about those!), and lasts surprisingly well.  The really good thing about the application is that if it starts to wear off, you can just press your lips together a little and the colour will replenish itself a little from the movement.

This is how NSFW looks on the lips:

 

Please excuse my lips looking a little chapped there, if you’ve been following me on Twitter you’ll know I’ve not been well for the last few days, and I’ve been chewing my lips in a slightly distracted fashion.

Do you have any Lip Tars? How do you wear them?