OCC Fall 2011 Lip Tars (Banjee, Femme, Narcissus, Pretty Boy, Queen) Swatches, Photos, Reviews

OCC Lip Tars ($13.00 for 0.27 fl. oz.) see the addition of six new shades with the Pretty Boy Collection on September 6th. I reviewed Butch previously (blue can’t help but be an individual, y’know), so this post includes these five: Banjee (freshly sliced mango), Femme (pale flamingo pink), Narcissus (creamy pink/lavender), Pretty Boy (deep, true fuchsia), and Queen (screaming neon red).

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OCC Fall 2011 Lip Tars (Banjee, Femme, Narcissus, Pretty Boy, Queen) Swatches, Photos, Reviews

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Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
94%

OCC Butch Lip Tar

OCC Butch Lip Tar ($13.00 for 0.27 fl. oz.) is described as a “pastel periwinkle,” and it will launch with the Pretty Boy Collection on September 6th. Lip Tars were born to be mixed, but over time, OCC has released shades that can just as easily be worn alone as they can be used to mix with others. The formula is meant to give the longer wear of a lipstick with the application of a gloss, while the ultimate dry down reveals a satin finish. Lip Tars are also richly pigmented and mint-scented (it includes peppermint oil).

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OCC Butch Lip Tar

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Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
92%

NARS Train Bleu Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Train Bleu Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($24.00 for 0.08 oz.) is described as a “deep aubergine.” Velvet Matte Lip Pencils deliver rich pigment with a “velvet matte finish.” It’s supposed to be creamy and long-wearing without being drying. This shade is new and now part of NARS’ permanent range.

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NARS Train Bleu Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Train Bleu
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Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
90%

Guerlain Garconne Rouge G Lipstick

From Guerlain’s fall collection, we have an “intense, daringly bold, real red” called Garconne (25) ($47.00 for 0.12 oz.). It was chosen for its timelessness as a color. It’s a rich, luxurious shade of red–there is depth to it, so it’s not too bright but it’s not brown-toned red. There is a subtle cool undertone running through this blue-based red, but it isn’t too strong. Blue-based lipsticks make teeth appear whiter, while orange-based lipsticks cause teeth to look yellower.

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Guerlain Garconne Rouge G Lipstick
Guerlain Rouge G de Guerlain Lip Color Garconne
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Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%

MAC Seasonally Supreme Lipstick (Part 2) Swatches, Review, Photos

As promised, here is a review for the remaining four shades from MAC Seasonally Supreme, which hits counters on August 11th and all shades join the permanent range. Each retails for $14.50 and contains 0.12 oz. of product. This post only looks at four of the twelve shades, and you can see the rest of the shades in this original review. The four include: Asian Flower (creamy lavender), Blossom Culture (soft pink with pearlized pigments), Sheer Mandarin (mid-tone yellow orange), and Supreme Style (light coral pink with pearlized pigments).

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MAC Supreme Sheen Lipstick

MAC Seasonally Supreme Lipstick (Part 2) Swatches, Review, Photos

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Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
7.5
Application
4
Total
82%

Guerlain Apres l’Ondee (100) Rouge Automatique Lipstick

The formula is creamy without being thick or heavy, and it is actually a moisturizing formula. It’s soft and feels like silk when applied. I find these comparable to the Rouge G lipstick, though not as thick or as opaque, but still similar enough. They’re $11 cheaper than the Rouge Gs, and the colors still have the same depth and nuanced shade range that makes Guerlain lipstick always standout to me. To see more photos of the packaging, check out this post. I did not have any issues with the slider of this particular shade!

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Guerlain Apres l'Ondee (100) Rouge Automatique Lipstick
Guerlain Rouge Automatique Lip Color Apres L'Ondee
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Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
94%