Thursday, June 13th, 2013

OCC Lovecraft Metallic Lip Tar
OCC Lovecraft Metallic Lip Tar

OCC Lovecraft Metallic Lip Tar ($18.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is described as an “iridescent pink/lilac metallic.” It’s a brightened, light-medium, blue-based pink with a metallic finish. Maybelline Pink Pop is warmer, not metallic. MAC Pink Nouveau is similar in color but doesn’t have a metallic finish. MAC Outrageously Fun is close in color but lacks the metallic finish. MAC Naughty Saute is lighter, not metallic. OCC Narcissus is similar in color but a matte finish. See comparison swatches.

Lovecraft is very, very, very metallic. As a result, it’s a little gritty, and it’s on the whole, somewhat drying, even if it wears well and lasts six and a half hours. It just wasn’t comfortable to wear, and the high metallic finish made it look chunky/gritty applied. It was quite pigmented, though, and maybe mixed with a little gloss, it would be easier on the lips, both in terms of application as well as for how it feels when worn.

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Lovecraft

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Lovecraft is very, very, very metallic. As a result, it's a little gritty, and it's on the whole, somewhat drying, even if it wears well and lasts six and a half hours.

Product

6/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

6.5/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

3.5/5

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OCC Lovecraft Metallic Lip Tar
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OCC Lovecraft Metallic Lip Tar
OCC Lovecraft Metallic Lip Tar

OCC Lovecraft Metallic Lip Tar
OCC Lovecraft Metallic Lip Tar

OCC Lovecraft Metallic Lip Tar
OCC Lovecraft Metallic Lip Tar

OCC Lovecraft Metallic Lip Tar
OCC Lovecraft Metallic Lip Tar

OCC Lovecraft Metallic Lip Tar
OCC Lovecraft Metallic Lip Tar

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24 thoughts on “OCC Lovecraft Metallic Lip Tar Review, Photos, Swatches

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

    I was so excited to try this but when it arrived it was horrible! So incredible patchy and gritty. Of all of the Sci-Fi Lullabies lip tars, this was the worst. Pris was a close second. :(

    • I don’t think I’ve tried Pris – I really liked the metallic Lip Tars that originally came out, though! (Which is why I was really surprised with this one.)

  2. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Zainab zainab

    Blegh. It looks like something a little kid would like. Still very curious to try a lip tar though.

  3. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Bella Bellociraptor

    I’ve got about ten different lip tars at this point, and Lovecraft is actually one of my favorites! Granted, I always mix them with or layer them over clear tar or other lipsticks.

    Lovecraft looks absolutely gorgeous over Digitalis, any light, cool tones pink, or even nudes (personally I like it over MAC Gel or Myth).

    • Do you use just a wee bit to get a little shimmer or is it a full layer?

      • Depends really. If it’s over another color, I just dab on a little, but I’ve used quite a bit on its own. Do you use the clear tar to prime or just apply them directly?

        For me at least, as much as I love Lip Tars, they usually have a bit of a learning curve. But clear always helps.

        • Hi Bella,

          I never use primer, lip liner, balm, etc. when applying lip products for swatching or testing, since I review products on their own merits :) This is probably my worst experience with a Lip Tar thus far! I’ve had no problems wearing the majority of them alone!

    • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Terri Terri

      I agree. I love Lovecraft and I only use it over the clear lip tar, which might make a difference? I am not sure. I have 6 or so of these and am still learning how to wear them.
      But I do like them……..

  4. Surprised this didn’t work out for you! I actually really love the color and don’t find it to be very different from the other lip-tars formula wise. Granted, I always tend to mix them either together or with gloss.

    • Yeah – if you mix it with a gloss or another product, then you don’t have such an amplified effect of all the metallic sparkle coming together.

  5. Angela

    Ew looks like a shimmery light pink shade only someone from the 80’s would wear :/

    • Well, I don’t think the shade has to be restricted to a decade or really made fun of (plenty of people wear this shade, so no judgment from me!), but this particular formula wasn’t a winner!

  6. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Marisa Marisa

    I just can’t do the lip tars. They are SOOOOOO drying on my lips, and using them with a gloss requires too frequent of touch ups considering it’s a pain to use the little brush once you’re out and about. I wanted to love them, but they fall into the “more trouble than they’re worth” category for me. Kinda like hamsters or salt water fish. :D

    • There definitely are some people who find them drying! I don’t find them moisturizing, but I can most of them no problem (neither drying nor hydrating).

  7. Felis

    Bah! I so wanted to love this because of the name, but that color would be beyond unflattering on me and a gritty texture is a complete dealbreaker. Sad!

  8. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Daisy Daisy

    Close up it’s almost reminiscent of a lip scrub you haven’t washed off yet. Yikes.

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

    I don’t hate this, actually. Yes, maybe it’s a bit young, but I actually think it’s kind of fun. I have to say though, I wasn’t a huge of the Sci-Fi Lullabies lip tar collection, at least from swatches I’ve seen online. Most seem patchy and hearing that the formula on Lovecraft isn’t so stellar certainly doesn’t make me inclined to purchase any of them. Maybe if you mixed or layered it, it might be better.

  10. VickyM

    I love the name but seriously could this be any frostier? If I donĀ“t like Rouge Automatique Romance because of the frost it has which is way less than the Frost city this lip tar has, it is certain I would never wear this, both the color and the frost are too much. But I do love the name.

  11. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jenny Jenny

    I hate that kind of products that are so frosty and metallic on the lips! Maybe it could be used (with a light hand and well blended) as a (cream) blush?

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

    Ugh, the close up looks so gross :(