Wednesday, 8 June 2011



$13.00 USD | 8mL - 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, Lip Tar contains an unprecedented amount of pigment - a little goes a very, very long way! An intense yet featherweight layer of color that stands up to the scrutiny of Hi-Def Video and Digital Photography, without ever looking (or feeling!) heavy. Meant to be mixed, Lip Tar comes in concise array of colors for a limitless selection of shades made by you!

Like all of our products, OCC Lip Tar is 100% Vegan and Cruelty-Free, and is also free of parabens and other harsh preservatives. A simple, elegant formula that contains Hemp Oil, Peppermint Oil and Vitamin E, OCC Lip Tar feels as good on the lips as it looks!

DIRECTIONS: Apply the tiniest bead of Lip Tar with our #009 Angle Brush for complete, opaque coverage, either mixed with other shades or straight out of the tube. Applying too much product can result in feathering/bleeding so remember: a little goes a very, very long way!

Want them all? Get all 36 shades for $450.00 USD and receive free shipping in the United States.

The Good:
The pigmentation. WIthout doubt. These are the strongest most vivid-pigmented lip sticks i have ever come across. Its not a lie to say you need a tiny drop to do a hole mouth. With so many shades to choose from you can mix and match to your hearts content. 
Blurring the lines between a lipstick and lipgloss, these dry down to a semi-matte long wearing finish.

The Bad:

The pigmentation. If you use too much and your surely will these will bleed like no tomorrow. 
I've heard women complain about them drifting into fine lines around the mouth etc... again this is mainly due to over application.
The bottles can get somewhat "stuck" meaning the pigment and the oil separate so when you squeeze them you get "lots of oil" and very little colour.  If this is happening to you shake the bottle for 60 seconds and then palpate it. This will shift the oil and pigment. Also squeezing from the bottom up makes life much easier.
Final Thoughts:
Personally speaking i adore these for the colours you can create and the pigmentation levels. I think the price point is very reasonable for what you get and for how long they last.
Granted i think perhaps a better applicator might be something OCC should look into but it would certainly not put me off buying these. In fact ... i have them all.



  1. I love the Lip tars. They are incredibly pigmented. I have no issues with them at all!

  2. love the occ lip tars..i reviewed grandma on my blog!! gorgeous coral colour and defo my favourite!!

  3. I love them. I only have Grandma and Pageant but I want to buy them all :D even the black one! :D

  4. So basically free from crap?! I'm on it :)

  5. I mentioned you in my new safe cosmetics blog! I got into faux tan on your advice.

  6. This comes in so many shades, thats absolutely brilliant! Such a shame I can't get them in the UK.

  7. hi wayne, i was just wondering if you think their brush was good for using these lip tars. i'm not sure what brush to use but if you think their brush is ideal then i will get it. thanks!

  8. Sleek have brought out a drugstore dupe of these called "Pout Paints" - not as much shade choice but good for people who can't afford OCC :)