After months of obsessing, I finally decided to treat myself to an OCC lip tar. Lip tars are essentially long lasting liquid lipsticks that are easy to combine to create custom colors. So what did I think of my first OCC purchase? Keep reading to find out.
Color: OCC describes Hush as an antique bridal pink. I would have to concur. I noticed that color shifted depending on the light. As you can see in sunlight (pictured), it skews a bit more nude, whereas indoor lighting will produce a light to mid-tone natural pink. Some reviews online said that this shade was neon, but this was definitely not the case for me, which makes me think this particular shade has some interesting effects depending on skin tone and heaviness of application. Based on this, I would choose to test it out before buying. I found this color to be opaque.
Texture: Lip tar can feel rather thick at first. This is because the tiniest little half a squirt is meant to be spread out over a large area. Although not particularly creamy, I did not find this overly drying at first. After about seven hours of wear though, my lips felt extremely dry.
Application: Application can be a little tricky. In the store, I swatched a little on the back of my hand, applying what would be a normal amount of lip gloss. That much lip tar could have covered my whole hand in opaque color. You’ll want to use the tiniest fraction of a squeeze. Honestly. I also recommend, not squeezing it directly onto your lip brush like the directions say, because lip tar can separate in the tube and you might end up with the base and no pigmentation. I would squeeze a bit onto the back of your hand to make sure it hasn’t separated, then dip the brush in this.
Wear: Incredibly long lasting. This made it through dinner and dessert and didn’t sink into my lip lines or feather. After about seven hours of wear, I noticed that it had faded some and would have been due for reapplication.
Price: $18.00/tube. It sounds steep, but with the little product you have to use and the infrequency of application, this will last forever. Also, you get your own mini lip brush with purchase.
Cruelty-Free: YES and vegan!
Additional Notes: For best results, apply as little as possible and clean your brush after every use to avoid making a mess. This is also a great company to go to if you want nontraditional lip colors as they also have a selection of blues, purples, yellows, etc. If you have any questions, check out OCC’s website. They have a FAQ about lip tar which I found incredibly helpful.
So lovely readers, have you tried this product? Will you try this product? What’s your favorite lipstick?