OCC Strange & Unusual and Working Girl RTW Lip Tars

OCC Strange & Unusual Lip Tar/RTW ($16.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a muted, rosy plum with subtle, warmer undertones and a fine, metallic shimmer. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a smooth, lightweight consistency that spread across the lips evenly. I’ve found that a lot of the Metallic shades have more slip and aren’t always as pigmented as the Cream Lip Tars, but this one was just right and went on nicely. It lasted for five and a half hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating. Too Faced Metallic Jelly (P, $21.00) is warmer (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Theo (P, $35.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Inez (LE, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). NARS La Paz (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Model Behavior (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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OCC Strange & Unusual Lip Tar/RTW
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar/RTW Strange & Unusual
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
94%
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OCC Soy Latte, Poseur, Kelly Lip Tars/RTW

OCC Soy Latte Lip Tar/RTW ($16.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium brown with subtle, warmer undertones and a creamy finish. It was really, really pigmented, and I would recommend still using a lip brush to apply with smoother, more even coverage than using the doe-foot as this one seemed a little thick, but slippery. The color wore well for four and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Styled in Sepia (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Self-Aware (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Touch the Earth (LE, $23.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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OCC Kelly Lip Tar/RTW
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar/RTW Soy Latte
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
89%
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OCC Whatever, Alt-Girl, Shoegazer Lip Tars/RTW

OCC Whatever Lip Tar/RTW ($16.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a medium, minty green with warmer, golden shimmer. It had semi-opaque to mostly opaque color payoff, but it was the hardest shade to apply out of the six shades made for Urban Outfitters. The texture seemed too emollient, which caused the color to really settle into lip lines noticeably. It lasted for three hours and just felt higher maintenance as the color would slide around. The color is really interesting and not something I have seen, personally, but I would highly recommend a lip liner with this one. Make Up For Ever C601 (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Plan 9 (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). NYX Risque (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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OCC Whatever Lip Tar/RTW
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar/RTW Whatever
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Product
7
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7
Longevity
7.5
Application
3.5
Total
76%
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5 Shimmering Red Lipsticks to Try

When I think about a go-to color for a bold, party look, I always think red. I’m curious to know what your go-to color is when you think about it! There aren’t nearly as many shimmery/metallic reds as there should be, in my opinion, that are permanently available. I’d love to hear about more that I’m missing out on!

  1. Kat Von D Adora — A Warm Red with a Metallic finish.
  2. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Role Play — A Warm Red with a Frost finish.
  3. NARS Christina — A Warm Red with a Frost finish.
  4. Milani Cherry Crave — A Warm Red with a Metallic finish.
  5. Hourglass Siren — A Warm Red with a Metallic finish.

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10 Sparkling, Shimmering Golds to Celebrate the New Year

Here’s a more traditional take on shades of the New Year — yellowy golds. I went for a list of some of my favorite more shimmering/sparkling shades for bonus points 🙂 What are your favorites?

  1. Anastasia So Hollywood — A Warm Gold with a Metallic finish.
  2. Kat Von D Thrasher — A Warm Gold with a Metallic finish.
  3. Colour Pop Get Lucky — A Warm Gold with a Metallic finish.
  4. Sephora Girls Night Out — A Warm Gold with a Metallic finish.
  5. NYX Mischievous — A Warm Gold with a Metallic finish.
  6. NARS Iskandar — A Warm Gold with a Metallic finish.
  7. MAC Old Gold — A Warm Gold with a Frost finish.
  8. L'Oreal Eternal Sunshine — A Warm Gold with a Metallic finish.
  9. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Triptych — A Warm Gold with a Metallic finish.
  10. Sugarpill Goldilux — A Warm Gold with a Metallic finish.

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