Monday, November 5th, 2012

OCC Authentic Lip Tar
OCC Authentic Lip Tar

A More Wearable Lip Tar, But It Still Has Pizzazz!

OCC Authentic Lip Tar ($16.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is described as a “full strength copper metallic.” It’s a rich orange-shimmered copper-brown with red-orange undertones. LUSH Vibrance has a similar orange shimmer, but the base color is less brown. MAC Look at Her! is more red-based. NYX Sparkling Beige is less orange, browner, and has more of a champagne sparkle.

Authentic is completely opaque and so, so smooth.  It has such a beautiful consistency that still yields that rich, metallic sheen that characterizes the latest launch of Lip Tars.  It’s warm-toned, but it has a very rusted tone, and it’s almost muted (but the metallic sheen means it will never play a background role!).  This is another shade that would work well to add a coppery shimmer/sheen to other shades, like reds.  I tested this yesterday, and it lasted eight hours, including dinner and tea (my nighttime drink).

The Glossover

P
product

Authentic

Temptalia Recommends
A
This shade embodies all that is beautiful about autumn--cozy fires and the changing colors of leaves--while being incredibly pigmented, long-wearing, and comfortable to wear.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

4/5

Results
Loading ... Loading ...
Dupes
Login or Register to be able to add this to your Vanity or Wishlist! Plus rate and review!

See more photos & swatches!

OCC Authentic Lip Tar
OCC Authentic Lip Tar

OCC Authentic Lip Tar
OCC Authentic Lip Tar

OCC Authentic Lip Tar
OCC Authentic Lip Tar

OCC Authentic Lip Tar
OCC Authentic Lip Tar

OCC Authentic Lip Tar
OCC Authentic Lip Tar

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

OCC, $16.00 (November 15th).

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

LUSH Vibrance has a similar orange shimmer, but the base color is less brown. MAC Look at Her! is more red-based. NYX Sparkling Beige is less orange, browner, and has more of a champagne sparkle.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: Bare Escentuals bareMinerals The Rare Find Eyeshadow Palette, Buxom Sculpt Mascara, Urban Decay Baked Eyeliner. On cheeks: Maybelline Deep Nude Blush.

Discussion and debate are highly encouraged, and we expect community members to participate respectfully. When asking a question, please check the FAQ section (above) for information about purchasing, price, dupes, and the like. If you have general feedback or need technical support, please contact us.

Comments that include advertisements, self-promotion, insults, etc. may be in violation of our comment policy and subject to deletion. Please see our comment policy for more information.

40 thoughts on “OCC Authentic Lip Tar Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Patricia

    Gorgeous color!
    Could you please tell me what blush and eyeshadow you are wearing in the picture? They are so beautiful and very well matched with the lipstick color.
    Kisses from Rio de Janeiro
    Patricia Penna

    • WHAT MAKEUP ARE YOU WEARING?
      On eyes: Bare Escentuals bareMinerals The Rare Find Eyeshadow Palette, Buxom Sculpt Mascara, Urban Decay Baked Eyeliner. On cheeks: Maybelline Deep Nude Blush.

  2. All of these are so stunning! The choice is going to be difficult

  3. This is amazing! I just recently got into lip tars & I really want this!

  4. Wow, that shade really oozes fall :-D

  5. Angie

    I really like this on you Christine :) the whole look screams fall to me.

  6. Helen

    Unfortunately, I have such dry lips that those lip tar only accentuate the dryness, otherwise I will get them all!

  7. Hannah

    Are these lip tars smooth when applied on lips? Similar to nyx soft matte lip cream?

  8. Hannah

    Cant wait for Electric Grandma! This shade looks so good on you.

  9. That looks beautiful, but I’m pretty certain I’d be way too terrified to try out that shade. Looks lovely, though.

  10. Avatar of Kathryn kathi

    I can’t wait for these to come out!!!!

  11. closetrebels

    The colour looks gorgeous on you! Especially with that eye makeup!

  12. Avatar of Rosie Andrea

    Oh, wow! This is just too lovely for words.

  13. I have bought 3 lip tars and, for the life of me, cannot figure out how to wear them. They’re so slippery. Do you add them to lipstick? Do you mix them together? I mean the colors are beautiful, but how to do it?

    • How much are you using? You should be using like a grain of rice at most!

      • Yep…using much more than that. Are you supposed to put just a little over your regular lipstick? So confused…lol.

        • I’d recommend trying this:

          1.) Squeeze a grain of rice amount onto a lip brush.
          2.) Apply the color using a lip brush.
          3.) Get a TINY bit more if you find you need more.

          A little should be all you need for a full application – nothing underneath! :)

          • Thanks, Christine.

            So, basically, these are just a stain?

            I really love the color that it is as it comes out naturally.

            My lips are really pigmented, so I don’t think a stain would really work.

            I guess I should have just ordered one to try it out instead of 3. lol.

  14. Nicole Danielle

    Wow, these past few lip tars you’ve reviewed are amazing.

  15. Bobbie Zilliox

    I think they’re taking a fall scheme too literally. I guess I’m just not a fan of frosts like that because they remind me of the 90′s. Points for going where most other brands won’t, however! It looks good on you, as well. :)

  16. HOLY SMOKES THIS LIP TAR IS SO FREAKING GORGEOUS!!!
    OMMMMG. I originally came here because I thought authentic meant that someone had been making fake OCC Lip Tar (I know, I have been awake since 3AM and it’s 12 oclock now…)
    But oh man! This color is gorgeous!

  17. Oh wow, a Lip Tar with shimmer? That’s new! I can’t pull off orange on my lips, though, so I’m skipping it.

  18. Avatar of Liz Liz

    I’m not sure if I could pull off this color but I loooove it!!

  19. Avatar of Wenz Wenz

    OMG!!!!!!! OCC is bringing it!
    Damn Im gonna be so broke from buying all these its not even funny… but they are so worth it. This is such a perfect fall color! I CANT WAIT to rock this shade!!!!!

  20. Avatar of Abbey Abbey

    I really love this eyeshadow look! I don’t think I could pull this color off by itself, but I can see it mixing well with so many other colors. Beautiful!

  21. Avatar of Kristina Kristina Gonzalez

    Will they be available on sephora.com as well?

  22. Cel

    WHOA CHRISTINE! This looks PERFECT on you! Plus the eye make-up you have is just an amazing combo

  23. Liz

    God you look fantastic! I love that shade on you, on myself, not so sure, but it’s a pretty colour.

  24. Foxy Roxy

    Please explain to a neophyte the way lip tars differ from lip gloss

  25. Wooh !
    Maybe a little too ‘metalic’ orange ….

  26. MommaKia

    It is the 15 th and these are not on the occ website??? What’s up?

  27. i’d go totally crazy about this, loves it!