Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

OCC Meta Lip Tar Stained Gloss
OCC Meta Lip Tar Stained Gloss

OCC Meta Lip Tar Stained Gloss ($18.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is described as a “red orange shellac.” It’s a bold, brightened orange-toned red with a luminous sheen. Dior Ceremony Red is bluer-based and shimmery. Chanel Exces is sheerer but similar in color (not as bright). OCC Harlot is similar in color (but a true Lip Tar). Illamasqua Fume isn’t quite as warm-toned.

It has a really lightweight feel and thin texture, and for the first three to four hours, there’s a natural sheen–not full-on glossy shine but still rather luminous. After, it has a subtler sheen and looks like a lip stain. The color coverage is much like a stained glass window; translucent enough that the natural lip color comes through somewhat but still a lot of color density. Meta lasts for six and a half hours well, and the stain lingers for another hour or so. It’s neither hydrating nor drying.

The Glossover

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Meta

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It's incredibly long-wearing and delivers the stained glass look and color as promised. I wish it was hydrating, because of how long it wears!

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

4.5/5

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Dupes
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OCC Meta Lip Tar Stained Gloss
OCC Meta Lip Tar Stained Gloss

OCC Meta Lip Tar Stained Gloss
OCC Meta Lip Tar Stained Gloss

OCC Meta Lip Tar Stained Gloss
OCC Meta Lip Tar Stained Gloss

OCC Meta Lip Tar Stained Gloss
OCC Meta Lip Tar Stained Gloss

OCC Meta Lip Tar Stained Gloss
OCC Meta Lip Tar Stained Gloss

OCC Meta Lip Tar Stained Gloss
OCC Meta Lip Tar Stained Gloss

Product & Review FAQ

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

Dior Ceremony Red is bluer-based and shimmery. Chanel Exces is sheerer but similar in color (not as bright). OCC Harlot is similar in color (but a true Lip Tar). Illamasqua Fume isn't quite as warm-toned.

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20 thoughts on “OCC Meta Lip Tar Stained Gloss Review, Photo, Swatches

  1. Loved it on you. I really want to try these OCC lip tars. Wish there were available to us India…

  2. Sarah

    Do these have the mint oil in them like the lip tars do?

  3. Oh waw, the color is fantastic!

  4. There is no way this stained glass OCC formula is going to go by without me succumbing to a purchase or two.

  5. This is totally the color I’ve been dreaming of!! Must have.

  6. It’s a no brainer that I’m getting this…let’s be honest…I’m getting them all. I am officially an OCC lip tar addict so the stained glosses were automatically on my radar! I’m going to try and be done getting them for a little while after this, but….my will power is lacking as of late lol

  7. Oooooh love this shade!

  8. Swati

    This is so bright it hurt my eyes, but in a good way!

  9. I loved these when I saw them at The Makeup Show. I grabbed New Wave, Jealous and Androgyne.

  10. This finish looks so promising. I can’t wait to try it.

  11. Oh, this is stunning. Christine, do you happen to know if the formula/wear on these is similar to the YSL Glossy Stains? I’m totally in love with them but they’re so expensive, the Lip Tars would be a little more affordable!

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

    I want this so much. Once I have some extra money IT WILL BE MINE.

  13. VickyM

    This is very pretty, it looks like Mac Impassioned but glossier. It´s very pretty, but I wouldn´t buy this just because I very often apply makeup on the go or in a hurry and couldn´t bother with a lip tar I would probably make a mess with it lol, I generally just prefer lipstick.

  14. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Erin Erin

    Does it feather?

  15. How similar do you feel this shade is to Jealous? From the swatches, I could barely tell them apart.

    • I found the best way to compare was in the full face photos – Meta is noticeably redder, not as warm/orange, whereas Jealous looks more orange (with less influence by red). I don’t think you’d need both, though!