Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

OCC Little Black Dress Lip Tar Stained Gloss
OCC Little Black Dress Lip Tar Stained Gloss

OCC Little Black Dress Lip Tar Stained Gloss ($18.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is described as a “sheer veil of black pigment.” It may look like a medium black when squeezed out of the tube, but applied, it’s exactly as described: a sheer wash of black–it gives lips a gray-cast, takes my natural color and gives it a cooler tone, and then a glossy shine. Even though it’s rather sheer, there was some settling into lip lines. Urban Decay Oil Slick (DC, $22.00) is similar in its sheer, gray-tinge. MAC also had Blackware eons ago, which was similar. See comparison swatches.

Alone, the glossiness and subtle gray-ish tint seems to last around four hours on me. It has a very gel-like consistency, wasn’t tacky, and was comfortable to wear. The backbone of Lip Tars is really their versatility and mixability, so naturally, I layered this over a red lipstick (Marc Jacobs Showstopper), and it’s a quick way to instantly vamp-up your favorite lip color. It darkens, cools down, and adds a high-shine, glossy finish. Because it is sheerer, it doesn’t overwhelm the color. It does take careful blending to ensure an even layer of color.

This color will be available beginning Black Friday (the 29th) and will be added to the permanent range at occmakeup.com. It will also be available as a gift with purchase on $75+ orders placed between 11/29 and 12/2.

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Little Black Dress

B+

It's better as a layering product, because it does settle into lip lines when worn on its own. Layered, it darkens, cools down, and adds a high-shine, glossy finish. Because it is sheerer, it doesn't overwhelm the color.

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

4.5/5

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OCC Little Black Dress Lip Tar Stained Gloss
OCC Little Black Dress Lip Tar Stained Gloss

OCC Little Black Dress Lip Tar Stained Gloss
OCC Little Black Dress Lip Tar Stained Gloss

OCC Little Black Dress Lip Tar Stained Gloss
OCC Little Black Dress Lip Tar Stained Gloss

OCC Little Black Dress Lip Tar Stained Gloss
OCC Little Black Dress Lip Tar Stained Gloss

OCC Little Black Dress Lip Tar Stained Gloss
OCC Little Black Dress Lip Tar Stained Gloss

OCC Little Black Dress Lip Tar Stained Gloss
OCC Little Black Dress Lip Tar Stained Gloss

OCC Little Black Dress Lip Tar Stained Gloss
Marc Jacobs Beauty Showstopper (134) Lovemarc Lip Gel (alone)

OCC Little Black Dress Lip Tar Stained Gloss
OCC Little Black Dress over Marc Jacobs Showstopper

OCC Little Black Dress Lip Tar Stained Gloss
OCC Little Black Dress over Marc Jacobs Showstopper

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46 thoughts on “OCC Little Black Dress Lip Tar Stained Gloss Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Amanda Amanda

    This could be a really useful product for darkening existing lip colors! At first i thought this is gonna be a fail cuz a black lipgloss seems silly, when i think of black i think of….opaque? But i totally see the usefulness now! Love how it looks over that red!

  2. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Ana Ana

    Hmn, another black that appeals to me… :S

    How did it interfere with the duration of the lipstick it was layered over?

  3. Love this! I’m not a big gloss person, but I really like dark & black glosses.

  4. a lot sheerer than I expected, but a really good layering product

  5. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Andie Andie

    I feel like if this were a red and it applied this sheerly it would be ultra disappointing. As it stands, it’s definitely more wearable than I originally thought. I might like it to have a tad more color payoff though. This is just slightly different than a clear gloss.

  6. Ah, too bummed out by the look of it. i know it’s a gloss, but even my pink one is more pigmented. This is too clear for me. :(
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  7. Looks great layered! I’ll probably end up mixing Tarred with Clear for the same effect though, maybe keep it a little darker.

  8. This is a great idea!!

  9. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Allie Allie

    I’m disappointed in this. I know that they have Tarred which is opaque, but I was expecting more from this.

  10. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Holly Holly

    That’s a lot like lipstick queen’s black tie optional gloss

  11. Have a feeling this will become a mainstay for me. I’ve been looking for a “nude” gloss which would slightly darken my lower lip to more closely match my upper. *fingers crossed*

  12. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Cat Cat

    I thought this would be more opaque, but I personally find it a lot more wearable as a sheer gloss that you can use for layering.

  13. OMG I need this! That’s such a useful color.
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  14. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Rae Rae

    Ooh! I love the idea behind this — I feel like most reds and pinks are just a smidgen too warm for me, and I’m always mixing lavender and black pigments into them to cool them down. To see it done in an actual product is incredibly tempting!
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  15. Courtney K

    Huh, that’s more sheer than I thought. But I’m actually down with that. I love to layer my MAC black lip glosses over colors to mute them, and they look so pretty!

  16. Christi

    What foundation are you wearing in the full face shot? It looks amazing!

  17. This Lipgloss brings up bigger fuller lips.
    Perfect!

  18. Jenny

    Your skin looks great! Guerlain foundation and les voilettes?

  19. verladesh Gilles

    Way to sheer for me. I’d even say it’s more sheer than the other OCC stains that they made.

    • Kenna

      I just got mine and you can totally build up to more of an effect. I recommend using another lip gel or OCC’s clear lip tar as a base/filler, though.

  20. I was expecting it to be a bit more opaque too but it does look really useful. I love that it layers well and doesn’t affect the wear of the lippie underneath. I’ll definitely have to check this out!
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  21. v

    geez they could have come up with a better name!

  22. I love the name. And because of the timing with your review posts, my immediate thought was to layer this with MAC Hautecore. Right? (:

  23. Zainab

    I’m sad this isn’t a bit more opaque, I know they have a fully opaque black lip tar , but this just seems a bit too sheer to be worth it. I have a Givenchy lipgloss like this that is ‘black’ with shimmer, also kind of pointless.

  24. now, i do have oil slick, and even though i was thinking of the mac black lipstick you reviewed, i think i’d definitely be more into buying this. i would get a lot more use out of it! this looks awesome!!

  25. I love a black lip gloss for layering over lipstick, I still have an old limited edition one from MAC, Glimmerglass in Blackware. It looks amazing layered over bright cool pinks too, it creates a really cool ombre effect. I am surprised at how sheer this is, though it could be good for those wanting to dip their toes into the look.

  26. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Quinn Quinn

    :C disappointing

  27. melissa

    i think the black lip tar is awful !! i don’t even see much of anything really, i would rather just lightly put on black lipstick with a clear gloss, btw you are gorgeous !!! :)

  28. Christina San

    INTERESTING PRODUCT! hummmm

  29. I want it so much, as I want to have the same type of sheer dark blue & dark purple gloss…

  30. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Christine Christine

    OMG…I need this in my life! I’d wear it alone or over another color. Lol, I can see it being a conversation starter ;)

  31. What an interesting product! That’s not at all what I expected it to look like. I might have to check this out for myself!
    – Michelle

  32. Chelsea

    This looks a lot like a black Kat von D lipgloss I had – and I loved it. It does look a lot more sheer than the Kat von D one though. I still think I’d love it!

  33. This product looks amazing in the tube, but looses me after application!