Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Review: O.C.C Lip Tar

The other day I was watching Michelle Phan on YouTube and she was doing a 90's grunge
look and she topping it off with Black Dahlia by OCC. It was love at first sight. I knew I needed this shade in my collection. Of course I have lots of deep berry like shades, but this one, and it may sound weird but, it has an almost blood like undertone to it that none of my other berries do. So I headed to Sephora (aka as my home planet) and picked up Black Dahlia - Matte...but then I saw it...Black Metal Dahlia - Metallic...What was I to do? As you probably guessed by the photo above...I got both. Oops.
The colors are pretty much the same, only the metallic rendition has a more red tone to it due to all the red/berry glitter in it. 
I was sure I would be head over heals for this product for the matte version, but I actually fell for the metallic.The brush that comes with the tube isn't all that wonderful. It will get the job done, but I recommend investing in the travel friendly Real Techniques' Lip Brush instead.
Matte: A bit of a faff to apply. Applying darker here, lighter there. I don't regret the purchase, I just know it's not a shade to chuck in your purse in a hurry. It can also be a touch drying, so well hydrated lips would be best. Also, I lip pencil is a must. It leaves a bit more of a stain on the lips than Black Metal Dahlia. This gives a true vampy look to the lips.

Metallic: As I said above, I'm really into this one. It applies evenly, isn't as drying, and lasts longer. It is thicker as well so it doesn't want to wander as much, though, I still use a lip pencil. I think this is a perfect shade for the festive season ahead and I am planning to wear this on Thanksgiving this year. This gives a Dorothy's ruby slippers with a vampiric twist to the lips.

Priced at $18. each these two will be lasting me forever it would seem as I hardly need any at all to cover my lips. I'd say my first go at OCC  Lip Tars was a favorable one. There is a bit of a learning curve with the matte formula so practice before an event, because this does stain the lips and skin and does not move for a while.

What do you think of OCC? Have you used any of their Lip Tars and if so what shade?
Let me know what your experience was in the comments. I hope you found this helpful and that you enjoyed reading this. Every person who takes the time to read what I have to say means so much to me. Thank you!
xoxo, Amanda