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
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Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
94%
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Tarte Brownie, Choker, Crop Top Tarteist Lip Paints

Tarte Brownie Tarteist Lip Paint ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark brown with warm, yellow undertones and a natural sheen. It had opaque color coverage with a thin, spreadable consistency that wasn’t too watery or too mousse-like. The texture sat well on the lips initially, but over time, it does seem to emphasize lip lines. This shade lasted for five hours on me and was lightly drying. Keep in mind, this is not a typical liquid lipstick that dries down to an ultra-matte, transfer-proof finish–it does transfer, but it is pigmented enough that it doesn’t seem to lose intensity after drinking or light meals (no fried chicken!). Colour Pop Hollywood Blvd. (P, $5.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Cocoa (P, $24.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Tansy (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Photo (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Choker (P, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Tarte Brownie Tarteist Lip Paint
Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint Brownie
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Product
8
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
91%
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MAC Dreampot, Dew, Punk Couture Lipsticks

MAC Dreampot Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “light candy blue [with a Matte finish].” It’s a bright, cyan blue with cool undertones and a satin finish–there was a slight sheen to it. It had good pigmentation with a moderately creamy texture that glided on well and didn’t tug on the lips, but it could have applied more evenly. The color seemed to get in some of the lip lines on my lower lips after three hours of wear, though it lasted for nearly five in total. It was neither drying nor hydrating. Make Up For Ever C602 (P, $22.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Colour Pop Mr. Blonde (LE, $6.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Pool Boy (P, $18.00) is lighter (85% similar). NYX Blue Velvet (P, $6.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Dreampot Lipstick
MAC Lipstick Dreampot
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
88%
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Urban Decay F-Bomb, Temper, Zealot, Bad Blood, 714 Vice Lipsticks

Urban Decay F-Bomb Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “classic red [with a Cream finish].” It’s a bright, medium-dark red with neutral-to-warm undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy finish. It was nicely pigmented with full color coverage that applied evenly and smoothly. The consistency was dense enough that it helped to fill in lines and make lips appear plumper and smoother. This shade wore well for six hours and was lightly hydrating. Buxom Provocateur (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Maybelline Infra-red (LE, $7.49) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay F-Bomb (DC, $22.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Parisian Red (P, $35.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Rouge Fatal (LE, $50.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Mrs. Mia Wallace (P, $17.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Bite Beauty Holly (LE, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Givenchy Grenat Initie (307) (P, $36.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C404 (P, $22.00) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Starlett Scarlet (LE, $18.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Bad Blood (P, $17.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C405 (P, $22.00) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Shiseido Poppy (RD312) (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Future Red (LE, $26.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Urban Decay Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick F-Bomb
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Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
97%
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MAC Deep Rooted, In My Fashion, In the Spirit Lipsticks

MAC Deep Rooted Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “brown taupe [with a Matte finish].” It’s a medium-dark taupe with gray-leanings and a semi-matte finish. The consistency was creamy enough to apply easily and evenly, while it had mostly opaque color payoff. On me, it wore well for five hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Colour Pop Kapow (LE, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Stavros (P, $35.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Deep Rooted Lipstick
MAC Lipstick Deep Rooted
A-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
90%
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Urban Decay Sancho, Rock Steady, Plaid, Gash, Mrs. Mia Wallace Vice Lipsticks

Urban Decay Sancho Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “deep red shimmer [with a Metallized finish].” It’s a medium-dark, pinky-red with cool undertones and fine, fuchsia and red micro-shimmer. It had mostly opaque pigmentation, and it felt more like a Cream than a lot of the Metallized shades do, though it wasn’t as shimmery as some of the Metallized shades! The texture was lightweight, emollient but not too slippery, and was comfortable to wear. On me, this shade wore well for five and a half hours and was lightly hydrating. Guerlain L'Heure Bleue (P, $37.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Bite Beauty Tannin (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, lighter, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Dangerously Chic (P, $23.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Gash (DC, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Vega (P, $37.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Rouge Tentation (169) (P, $36.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Gwen (LE, $55.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop JujuRouge (LE, $5.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Guerlain Samsara (P, $37.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Leonardo (P, $35.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Gash (P, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). Bite Beauty Tannin (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Giorgio Armani #406 (P, $32.00) is darker, more muted, less glossy (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Luciano (P, $35.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Shiseido Ruby Copper (RD501) (P, $28.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Urban Decay Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Sancho
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Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
96%
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