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OCC Black Dahlia, Hollywood, Memento, Technopagan Lip Tar/RTW

OCC Black Dahlia Lip Tar/RTW
OCC Black Dahlia Lip Tar/RTW

OCC Lip Tar/RTW ($15.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a new way to get your Lip Tar delivered to you, as it is packaged in a clear tube with a doe-foot applicator, instead of a squeeze-tube that requires a lip brush. I figured I would try two shades that I found more challenging to apply, and then two shades that applied quite well to see if the doe-foot really helped for application/delivery of the product. From the four I tried, I don’t think that the doe-foot deposits too much in general, but Black Dahlia’s very liquid, almost runny formula makes it hard to apply, period–marginally easier than the squeeze-tube but a brush would still be better. I think they are more foolproof to apply with the doe-foot applicator.

The pricing is interesting on the RTW, as they are significantly more expensive by the ounce ($107.14/oz. vs. $54.50/oz.), as thee RTW version contains a lot less product (0.14 fl. oz. vs. 0.33 fl. oz., so it’s less than half the size). However, the general consensus has always been that few will ever finish a single Lip Tar, so for those that don’t finish them, their cost is less, as the RTW are $15 instead of $18 for the original Lip Tar. If you want more bang for your buck, the squeeze tube is a lot more product for your money without question. If you rarely finish lip products (and with Lip Tars, a little goes a long way), pay less and get less) but waste less.

OCC Black Dahlia Lip Tar/RTW ($15.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is described as the “blackest, blackened red.” It’s a a blackened burgundy with subtle, warm undertones (I could see this going almost cool-toned on fairer/cooler skin tones). The consistency was runny, and it was hard to apply with the doe-foot applicator but easier than if it had been in squeeze tube form. I found the doe-foot version to be much, much more pigmented and true-to-tube color compared to the squeeze tube, which comes out as more of a berry on me. It had better, more even coverage, though it still sits in lip lines, but the richer pigmentation helps to make it less noticeable. This one bleeds on me, though, within four hours of wear, and the total time I wore it was eight hours–but it could have gone on longer, I expect. Urban Decay Blackmail (DC, $22.00) is less glossy (90% similar). MAC Double Fudge (LE, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Living Legend (LE, $17.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Besame Noir Red 1930 (P, $22.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Blackmail (P, $17.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Prince Noir (LE, $17.00) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Power My Spirit (LE, $19.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Urban Decay Disturbed (P, $17.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Colour Pop Paramour (LE, $5.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Black Dahlia (P, $18.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Kat Von D Damned (P, $20.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Bite Beauty Elderberry (LE, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Anita (P, $18.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (80% similar). Bite Beauty Truffle (P, $24.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

OCC Hollywood Lip Tar/RTW ($15.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is described as a “beige/gold shimmer.” It’s a light beige with darker, warmer gold shimmer that gives it a semi-metallic finish. I noticed that the consistency was a little thinner, and it seemed less pigmented applied with a doe-foot as more of my natural lip color came through and made the color look “darker” than the tube version on me. It also settled into lip lines noticeably, and it worsened over the five hours I wore it. Tom Ford Beauty Rory (LE, $35.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Hollywood (P, $18.00) is lighter, more pigmented, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Warm Companion (LE, $17.00) is less pigmented (85% similar). NYX Mischievous (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). MAC Altered Beige (LE, $17.00) is less pigmented, cooler (80% similar). MAC Playland (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). Too Faced Shimmering Naked Dolly (LE, $22.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

OCC Memento Lip Tar/RTW ($15.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is described as a “midtone pink/plum neutral.” It’s a slightly muted, medium pink with warm undertones that makes it appear almost coral-like. It had rich, opaque coverage that applied evenly and smoothly, and took about two hours to settle to more of a matte finish. The application was very comparable to the squeeze-tube, just easier and much less of a learning curve if you’ve never used Lip Tar before. Bite Beauty Sable (LE, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Brigitte (P, $32.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Café (LE, $24.00) is less glossy (95% similar). NARS Julie (P, $32.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Heather (P, $28.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Runway Hit (P, $17.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Fling It On (Lip Color) (P) is darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Bitch Perfect (P, $32.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). MAC Modern Wow! (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Kitty (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Carriacou (LE, $55.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Peppermint (LE, $5.00) is warmer (85% similar). Dior Grege 1947 (169) (P, $35.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Eat Cake (150) (P, $30.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Estee Lauder Eccentric (P, $30.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Donut (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (80% similar). Estee Lauder Charmed (P, $30.00) is darker (80% similar). Laura Mercier Pink Grapefruit (P, $25.00) is warmer, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

OCC Technopagan Lip Tar/RTW ($15.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is described as a “blackened purple with blue pearl.” It is a brightened, dark bluish-purple with metallic shimmer. It is very comparable in color and longevity to the one in the squeeze-tube, but I noticed the consistency was thicker (and much thicker than your typical Lip Tar) so it appeared less glossy applied, which gave it a slightly darker look as light reflected less off of the finish. The color wore for over eight hours (and it was still going strong) and was neither drying nor hydrating for me. It’s still one of my all-time favorite lip colors — it is a total showstopper. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Technopagan (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, glossier (95% similar). NYX Envy (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). NYX Immortal (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Illamasqua Disciple (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar/RTW Black Dahlia
Black Dahlia
Black Dahlia
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
82%
Total
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar/RTW Hollywood
Hollywood
Hollywood
7.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
79%
Total
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar/RTW Memento
Memento
Memento
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar/RTW Technopagan
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

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OCC Lip Tar / Ready to Wear for Fall 2015

OCC Lip Tar / RTW
OCC Lip Tar / RTW

Lip Tar / RTW ($15.00)

An all-new way to experience LIP TAR, our cult-classic liquid lipstick. Presenting: LIP TAR / RTW! Housed in a cylindrical tube that features a user-friendly doe foot applicator, the same innovative formula and dynamic color of Lip Tar is now combined with an all new, easy-to-use applicator that promises to make this a must-have liquid lipstick that beauty lovers everywhere will keep reaching for! Lip Tar is now ready to wear. 25 SKUs | .14 fl oz/4ml.

  • Anita
  • Sebastian
  • John Doe
  • Hollywood
  • Interlace
  • Anime
  • Strumpet
  • Lydia
  • Narcissus
  • Digitalis
  • Femme
  • Grandma
  • Queen
  • Memento
  • Hush
  • Black Dahlia
  • Black Metal Dahlia
  • Stalker
  • NSFW
  • Vintage
  • Pagan
  • Technopagan
  • Rx
  • Belladonna
  • Hoochie

Availability: August 14th at OCC, Beautylish, and Nordstrom

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OCC Cosplay and John Doe Lip Tars

OCC Cosplay Lip Tar
OCC Cosplay Lip Tar

OCC Cosplay Lip Tar ($18.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is described as a “teal-toned green.” It’s a muted, medium-dark green with very subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. It had rich pigmentation that covered the lips evenly and smoothly without turning patchy/streaky, which is what I have found many green-based shades suffer from in the past. The color sits in lip lines slightly, but it didn’t seem to worsen during wear. It wore for seven and a half hours and left behind a bluish stain. It is mint scented, like other Lip Tars, and it was a little drying towards the end. Colour Pop Bunny (P, $5.00) is darker, more shimmery, warmer. Colour Pop Charm (P, $5.00) is lighter. NYX Risque (P, $6.00) is darker, more shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

OCC John Doe Lip Tar ($18.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is described as a “pale ash-toned taupe.” It’s a gray-ish, light beige with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. It had good color coverage that went on fairly evenly. The color pulled into some of my most obvious lip lines, and after about five hours of wear, the color settled more noticeably into lip lines, though the color lasted about six and a half in all. It was neither drying nor hydrating for me. MAC Obviously Bare (LE, $15.00) is sheerer, glossier, warmer. MAC Peach Beige (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Sebastian (P, $18.00) is much darker. MAC Angel’s Kiss (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar Cosplay
Cosplay
Cosplay
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
93%
Total
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar John Doe
John Doe
John Doe
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total

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5 Yellow-Orange Eyeshadows for Summer

It used to be hard to find a more yellow-based orange (most of the orange-hued eyeshadows would have a strong red base), but now, there is more variety than other. I think that yellow-toned oranges can sometimes be easier to wear if you’re new to orange eyeshadow! Here are some of my current favorites:

  1. Burberry Shell — a shimmery, golden orange
  2. ColourPop Sunnies — a pop of yellowed orange with a satin finish
  3. Makeup Geek Chickadee — a yellowed, medium orange with a matte finish
  4. OCC Mimosa — a shimmering tangerine
  5. Milani Bella Mandarin — a muted, yellowed orange

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OCC Cosplay Spring/Summer 2015 Collection

OCC Cosplay Spring/Summer 2015 Collection
OCC Cosplay Spring/Summer 2015 Collection

Lip Tar ($18.00)

  • Cha Cha Pale tangerine (Matte)
  • Femme True baby pink (Matte)
  • Memento Pink/plum neutral (Matte)
  • Belladonna Ultra violet (Matte)
  • Cosplay Teal-toned green (Matte)
  • John Doe Pale ash-toned taupe (Matte)

Nail Lacquer ($10.00)

  • Cha Cha Pale tangerine
  • Femme True baby pink
  • Belladonna Ultra violet
  • Cosplay Teal-toned green
  • John Doe Pale ash-toned taupe
  • Silence Greyed beige shimmer

Availability: June 1st on www.occmakeup.com, as well as Beauty.com, Beautylish, and Nordstrom

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5 Shades of Yellow & Orange Eyeshadow for Spring

I was inspired by reader Dusty’s question about what was my favorite bright yellow eyeshadow to compile a top five of some of my favorite shades of yellow and orange! Hope you enjoy 🙂 I’d love to hear yours!

  1. Make Up For Ever ME400 Buttercup — a bright, shimmery yellow
  2. MAC Bright Sunshine — a bold, frosted sun yellow
  3. Sugarpill Buttercupcake — a bright, matte yellow
  4. OCC Mimosa — a shimmering tangerine
  5. ColourPop Sunnies — a satiny tangerine orange

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