Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

OCC Pleasure Model Lip Tar
OCC Pleasure Model Lip Tar

For spring, OCC’s bringing us Plastic Passion, which features six new Lip Tars, two of which I have ready to review for you today. Though I was pretty jazzed about Pool Boy, I have to admit, I was really, really excited for the new metallic Lip Tars, because they looked like they would work beautifully as highlighters, too. They’re both subtle highlighters–they give off a lovely glowing sheen that’s more apparent in person than in photos, but it’s a little dewy, slightly luminous. As highlighters, they wore well for eight hours. As lip colors, the finish and lightness of both shades made them high maintenance shades–it’s imperative to exfoliate prior to applying so that they look and apply smoothly and evenly.

OCC Pleasure Model Lip Tar ($18.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is described as a “pearlescent pink.” It’s a light-medium, rosy pink with subtle warm, peach undertones and a cooler pink iridescent sheen. It was mostly opaque on lips, but some of the natural lip color peeks through. The thing I noticed about this shade on the lips was that between the lighter color and the frostier, more metallic finish, it’s unforgiving if you have any imperfections–it’s definitely a higher maintenance lip color. I highly recommend exfoliating prior to applying it. It wore five hours on me, which is longer than the average lipstick, but short for a Lip Tar.  I mixed this to brighten, warm, and add a little shimmer to Mannequin Lip Tar, and it mixed well. NARS Paimpol (P, $25.00) is lighter, and it looks a lot different applied. MAC Annemiek (LE, $22.00) is cooler-toned. Guerlain Rose Innocent (LE, $49.50) is pinker, cooler-toned. See comparison swatches.

Hollywood Lip Tar ($18.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is described as a “beige/gold shimmer.” It’s a light peachy-beige with a golden sheen. It had mostly opaque color coverage, but it had a very slight translucency that allowed the natural lip color to come through a bit. Like Pleasure Model, I think it is one of the more unforgiving Lip Tars, as it will catch on any imperfections on the lips. This shade also lasted five hours on me. MAC You’ve Got It (LE, $16.00) has a similar sheen but is pinker and sheerer. MAC Warm Companion (LE, $16.00) is sheerer. MAC Secret Lover (LE, $16.00) is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches.

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OCC Pleasure Model Lip Tar
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OCC Pleasure Model Lip Tar
OCC Pleasure Model Lip Tar

OCC Pleasure Model Lip Tar
OCC Pleasure Model Lip Tar

OCC Pleasure Model Lip Tar
OCC Pleasure Model Lip Tar

OCC Pleasure Model Lip Tar
OCC Pleasure Model Lip Tar

OCC Pleasure Model Lip Tar
OCC Pleasure Model Lip Tar

OCC Pleasure Model Lip Tar
OCC Pleasure Model Lip Tar

OCC Hollywood Lip Tar
OCC Hollywood Lip Tar

OCC Hollywood Lip Tar
OCC Hollywood Lip Tar

OCC Hollywood Lip Tar
OCC Hollywood Lip Tar

OCC Hollywood Lip Tar
OCC Hollywood Lip Tar

OCC Hollywood Lip Tar
OCC Hollywood Lip Tar

OCC Hollywood Lip Tar
OCC Hollywood Lip Tar

OCC Hollywood Lip Tar
OCC Hollywood Lip Tar

OCC Pleasure Model + Mannequin Lip Tars
OCC Pleasure Model + Mannequin Lip Tars

OCC Pleasure Model + Mannequin Lip Tars
OCC Pleasure Model + Mannequin Lip Tars

OCC Pleasure Model + Mannequin Lip Tars
OCC Pleasure Model + Mannequin Lip Tars

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93 thoughts on “OCC Pleasure Model & Hollywood Lip Tars Reviews, Photos, Swatches

  1. I think these would be beautiful mixed with a another lip tar. Hollywood should look great with Starling or Lydia actually. And yeah, these seem more like highlighters than actual lip colours. I cannot get over the beautiful golden sheen Hollyood has.

    • I love the color of Pleasure Model alone on me! Hollywood is a little too light on me without heavier eye makeup.

      • Would pleasure model work with Asian skin (yellow undertone, light to medium skin tone) without making me look washed out? I see it has a pinkish tone to it on you but it might just be your natural lip color coming through? I use warm ivory of Bobbi brown for my face powder and pale yellow for concealer and I’m afraid of wearing nude lip color cos I always look so washed out or ghastly :(

  2. Avatar of artemis artemis

    meh….and they contain peppermint

  3. Hollywood is super-pretty!

  4. I remember asking you in the past if a shade of lip tar could be used as highlighter! They are stunning as highlighters, did you wear Hollywood as a highlighter also?

  5. Natasha

    I like them both! Good review! What do exfoliate your lips with? I have the same problem whereby my lips are always chapped and a bit dry.

  6. I think the sheen of Hollywood is really pretty! I wonder how it would look when layered with a deeper pink underneath, considering that it’s a bit translucent . . .

  7. Hollywood lip tar looks like a great highlighter!

  8. Hollywood is gorgeous i can see myself using it as a topper rather then a full colour on the lips. ;) That said I usually only buy my Lip Tars during IMATS though so I might not be able to get this. lol (unless it comes in a Sephora Mini set this year. lol )
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  9. Pleasure Model is definitely a maybe for me. I love the color but not sure how it would wear after a while.

    • Other Lip Tars have worn away better, because they often stain the lips, so it’s less apparent when they’re fading. I didn’t have too much trouble with these as they faded, though.

  10. With Pris, Zhora, and Lovecraft already in the collection, it looks like I can probably get away with skipping these. (Thank goodness!)

    Between Plastic Passion, OCC pencils, and the new Hourglass blushes, I was getting seriously worried about my beauty budget. Still, Pool Boy and Rollergirl are probably going to end up with me.

  11. Must have these! I’m a bit lighter in skintone so these can work. If they seem too pale as is, they would still be fabulous for custom mixing.

  12. Omg I’m glad you tested them as highlighters because that’s exactly how I want to try these now!! Both colors are absolutely gorgeous! As lippies they’re just meh. But on the cheeks they’re so beautiful! I think I want both
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  13. Avatar of Sydney Sydney

    I think Hollywood is gorgeous. I would never wear it alone, but it would be bad ass to mix with. The gold sheen is lovely.

  14. V

    You mentioned that these wear well as highlighters. Are you wearing them as highlighters in the photos as well because your skin really does look very pretty and dewy.

  15. Avatar of Ivana Ivana

    I´m sorry to say it, but I don´t think anybody should wear these on the lips. They´re just awful to look at. Most people will look washed out with these lip tars on the lips.

    • Keep in mind that your opinion doesn’t drive or dictate what others should feel comfortable wearing – saying that they’re awful and no one should wear them is disrespectful to those who *would* wear them, who *do* like them. It’s one thing if you don’t want to wear them that way or don’t think they’d work for you, but there’s no reason to make blanket statements about other people. Temptalia is a place where readers should feel as comfortable rocking a green lipstick as a pink one as the palest beige or the inkiest black. I’m not asking you to like it, but I am asking you to allow others to like it without judgment.

  16. Avatar of Lucina Lucina

    You look so lovely with the no-makeup-makeup look!

  17. Very pretty shades, but I definitely would not be able to pull them off with my ragged lips. Side note: Love those earrings!

  18. Avatar of Zita szlamizita

    How long can you use these lip tars? I’m not asking what the company writes on them as expiration dates, in life how long can you use them until they start to seperate or have a bad smell,etc.? (roughly of course :) )

    • I haven’t had mine go bad before, but it will always depend on how they’re stored and how you use them – if you use them directly from the tube, they will go bad faster.

  19. I really don’t like the finish of these at all. They show every bit of dryness and they even look grainy (probably because of dry skin) on the lips. I only like the super smoothing glossy looking lipsticks, though, so it’s not a big surprise that I don’t like these.

  20. The first two both look SO pretty in the tubes, though they’d only work as mixing shades for me, just too light to wear on their own. People who love MAC Myth I bet would love these
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  21. Oh my gosh, Hollywood is GORGEOUS. I love that gold sheen.

  22. Interesting shades, I must say. You look stunning in the last full face shot, Christine! :)

  23. Cinzia

    Christine, how do you recommend applying the Lip Tars on the face?

  24. Avatar of Kristen Kristen

    I think these would be beautiful nail colors but are too nude for the lips. But they would mix beautifully!

  25. Avatar of Ayesha Ayesha

    Christine, your skin looks flawless! What are you using in these pics?

  26. So pretty on you but probably too light on me. I do have a question…if you get a second. Okay if not! I love lip tars but really don’t like the lip tar stains…which on me wear for about 10 minutes. I love the gold sheen on Hollywood. Do these wear more like a lip tar (classic) or like the stain? I’m considering buying it to use on top of other colors…but only if it wears like the tars not the stains…not sure based on your review.
    Pretty on you…
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  27. These are way to light/chalky for me (also, peppermint: ack!), but Pleasure Model and Hollywood look really good on you, Christine!
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  28. Pleasure Model looks nice, but it’s definitely too pale for me :-( I would look strange with pale lips but
    I envy those girls who can wear so lipstick or lip tar as pale as this one…

  29. Mandy

    Christine, what colors are you wearing on the last full face photo?! It looks stunning!!!! I wish you did tutorials!! but thank you for super helpful reviews!

  30. Avatar of Laura Laura

    I was looking at Old Hollywood but am thinking about skipping it. I’ll swatch it to see how it’d look as a highlighter though, never thought to use them like that. Your last picture with the Pleasure Model + Mannequin Lip Tars, your eyeshadow is done. I’m not a pink person but it makes your brown eyes pop, what are you wearing??

  31. I like the shades but they will be too light for me (though they look great on you!). I love most of the OC Lip Tar shades and the mix ability but they dry out my already dry lips. Does anyone else have that problem with OC?
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    • I have definitely heard from some readers that these are drying! Ironically, a reader LOVES all the lipsticks that are horribly drying on me, and THESE are horribly drying on her.

  32. AudreyNZ

    Ooh, the pink lip and the pink/purple lids looks gorgeous on you, Christine. Looks like you’re ready for some fun:)

  33. Avatar of Sondra Sondra

    I think I’d like to try Old Hollywood. I would definitely use it to mix with other liproducts. Thanks for showing all the different ways to wear it.

  34. Oh the texture looks nothing like usual occ’s. And the shades are real pale to work on me :-)
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  35. These look beautiful as highlighters! May I ask what eyeshadow(s) you’re wearing in the last picture? It looks so pretty on you :)

  36. Nancy

    Wow Christine, I haven’t come on here in a while …but wow your skin looks AMAZING! I remember once upon a time you posted that you dealt with acne/scars and such ….mind sharing your foundation and skincare routine???? I know it’s totally off-topic but I just HAVE TO KNOW!

  37. Avatar of Cat Cat

    These are definitely great for mixing and/or highlighters– I don’t think I could pull them off alone. I do have a question: what are your tips for applying these as highlighters? I assume you don’t need very much product, but do you use a brush or your hand (or a sponge?)– I’m not sure what would be the best way.

  38. I like the combo that you used, but I don’t care for the colours that were shown separately.
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  39. Avatar of Christine Christine

    Lovely colors and I wish that I was fairer to be able to pull these off…I just dipped my toes into the nude category and surprisingly I do enjoy lighter colors on me. I can totally see these as an accent topper on some of my darker colors. As highlighters…love!!! How did you apply them as highlighters Christine? Also, what are you wearing on your eyes in the last pic? Just lovely.

    And OT….you’re killing me…those are my favorite earrings of yours ;)

  40. .Nikki

    Hey Christine!

    Love your site, I don’t buy a lipstick without checking your review! Do you think MAC Tanarama is a dupe for OCC Hollywood? Thanks!