OCC Lip Tar
I've read many posts and reviews on the OCC Lip Tars and have always been curious about it but have done nothing to cure that curiosity. I am a huge lip fan, I suppose the packaging threw me off and I wasn't as intrigued to try these as much as I claimed. REGRET!
I had the opportunity to go to Nigels Beauty Emporium in North Hollywood California ( a different post, that store is heaven to any beauty junkie. ) I came across the OCC Cosmetic section and of course, the Lip Tars. The colour selection is overwhelming but perfect! A lot of the colours are "wearable" in a sense that you can wear right out of the tube - and some, not so much unless you want to create a creative look. What I love about these Lip Tars is that they are extremely pigmented, a little goes a long long long way. It leaves a nice stain but does not dry your lips. The scent is refreshing, leaves a cool mint flavour behind. The best part other than the generous amount of product is that its mixable. Hence why there are some random colours such as blue, yellow, orange - which is great to do creative looks but at the same time you can add it to either tone, bright or neutralise a lip colour which is amazing! Especially like an artist myself, I can pack less and create more looks. I almost wanted to buy the entire collection and throw out all my lip products and just work with these babies, that's how strongly I recommend these products if you are starting to build your lip kit.
I did narrow my selection to a cool 6, there were some colours that I wanted but were obviously sold out. For the price $12.50 USD you cant go wrong. If you are a working artist, I believe you get a discount on the OCC Website and at Nigels Beauty Emporium, I ended up paying approx. $8.50 each. I purchased Interlace, Trick, Momento, Anime, Hoochie and NSFW. This selection are colours I can carry in my kit and are also colours that I can rock alone without mixing - but I tend to mix a lot, its almost a new colour everytime ;). I also like to add a drop or two of lip colour into my lip balm which creates a more moisturizing cream lipstick. The pigment is still very strong.
Here is a picture of me wearing the Lip Tar in NFSW ( Cool Red )
Tip: I like to apply the lip tar all over my lips and then use a tissue paper to blot the excess product. I tend to do it once with the Lip Tars, but it doesn't hurt to blot twice. This will leave a "stain" then I apply a second coat. This will make my lipstick last so much longer
I give this product 9/10. Simple.