Sunday, November 4th, 2012

OCC Yaoi Lip Tar
OCC Yaoi Lip Tar

A Bright, Metallic Pink to Steal the Show

OCC Yaoi Lip Tar ($16.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is described as a “perfectly pink perlescence.” It’s a vibrant hot pink with blue undertones and a lighter pink shimmer-sheen. I thought it was a bit like OCC Nylon when I saw it in the tube, but it seems a bit darker, not quite as neon. Chanel Extatique is much more subdued. MAC Candy Yum Yum is cooler-toned, a bit brighter, and has no shimmer. MAC Quick Sizzle doesn’t have the shimmer, so it is a bit darker. MAC Show Orchid is them ost comparable, though it isn’t quite as vibrant and the shimmer is finer–less metallic. Milani Flashy is slightly lighter, but it has a similar finish–grittier, though.

This shade is bright and opaque with a shimmering, metallic finish. It has a lot of that sheen you’d expect in a gloss but with the lightweight feel of Lip Tar, which are really liquid lipsticks (with a vengeance). You definitely don’t want to over-apply these, because it will lose its metallic sheen if you put too much on. Like other Lip Tars, you don’t need much to get opaque color. The texture of this one is just a smidgen less-smooth than other Lip Tars–it’s really something you wouldn’t even notice if the others weren’t so smooth. I’ve been wearing this shade since just after six this morning, so we’re closing in on eight hours at the writing of the review–I ate breakfast as well as drank two cups of coffee, and it’s 90% intact.

P.S. — I have to perform wear tests for the remaining three shades, so I won’t have those reviews up until tomorrow and/or the next day :)

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If red isn't your thing, or you find it too warm-toned for your liking, Yaoi might be a better pick from the Metallurgy launch. It's cool-toned, still bright and metallic, and performs well.

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10/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

4/5

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Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

OCC, $16.00 (November 15th).

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

I thought it was a bit like OCC Nylon when I saw it in the tube, but it seems a bit darker, not quite as neon. Chanel Extatique is much more subdued. MAC Candy Yum Yum is cooler-toned, a bit brighter, and has no shimmer. MAC Quick Sizzle doesn't have the shimmer, so it is a bit darker. MAC Show Orchid is them ost comparable, though it isn't quite as vibrant and the shimmer is finer--less metallic. Milani Flashy is slightly lighter, but it has a similar finish--grittier, though.

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.

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94 thoughts on “OCC Yaoi Lip Tar Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Carrie

    Too bright for regular use, but also a stunner for sure!

  2. Avatar of Rosie Andrea

    Haha, is this seriously called Yaoi? Hilarious! Too bad I’m not big on bright pinks.

  3. Avi

    Love it, but..the name….hah!

  4. Avatar of Kathryn kathi

    I love this color!!

  5. Ash

    BEST. PRODUCT NAME. EVER.

  6. Avatar of Alicia Alicia

    What brush did you use to apply it?

  7. Oh that is a beautiful lip tar! I need it!

  8. Avatar of Joanna Joanna

    This liptar is so pretty.

  9. Avatar of Gretchen Gretchen

    Ahhh, yaoi…hahahahaha…I’m curious if you know what yaoi is Christine. XD

  10. Avatar of Shaye Shaye

    I have to buy this just because of the name…… And it is beautiful. But goodness, the NAME

  11. Miss J

    MINE! *flails*

  12. Avatar of Brittany Brittany

    I cannot believe they are pulling off that name right now. The internet will love this.

  13. Avatar of Erin Erin

    LOVE that name. And I would totally wear this!

  14. Avatar of Evie PoetrysTruth

    I want to try these lip tars but I need them to put it in a tube that has some kind of applicator. Seems like reapplying it would be a hassle and/or messy. They are really pretty though.

    • Miss J

      They used to come in a tube with a slant tip applicator, but OCC changed them. I actually think this packaging is better for this product. These are better applied with a lip brush. I think any other kind of applicator would smear too much product on… That was the problem with the old packaging. I do agree that these are a bit high maintenance, though.

      • Avatar of Evie PoetrysTruth

        Oh I didn’t know they used to come with an applicator. So you have to carry a lip brush to reapply? *sad face* Someone should come up with a container you can transfer them into with a nice applicator with better control. I would buy them in a heartbeat

        • I will say that, realistically, these wear pretty long and hard, that you don’t need to do much reapplying. You can definitely apply with a fingertip in a pinch – I do about half the Lip Tar swatches that way (because I don’t have enough lip brushes). And if you REALLY wanted, you could use the needlenose of an applicator to do it, it’s just not as easy, LOL!

          • Miss J

            I can’t imagine trying to use the needle nose tip, lol. I would make a mess for sure. I didn’t have a problem with the old packaging. I think a needle nose/slant tip hybrid would have been a better option…and maybe a disclaimer with the product telling people not to continuously squeeze product out during application, LOL.

        • If you don’t eat anything oily they will last a full 12 hours. ;)

        • Miss J

          I pretty much ditto Christine’s comments. :) These are a little less convenient than other lipstick forms, but definitely not THAT high maintenance to where frequent reapplications are needed. I get about 8 hours with only minor fading. I typically don’t carry these with me, and I just slap on some clear gloss or balm when these start to wear a bit. If you wanted to reapply, though, you could definitely use a finger like Christine said; I suggest the pinky! :) I’m not sure if OCC does this now, but I know when ordering from Sephora, the product comes in a pouch with mini lip brush, so you could always take that. Or you could bring along a few disposable sponge tip applicators then dispose of them after any reapplication; I think that would be the least messy option.

  15. Lisa

    Wow! You look great in both this and the red. I bet the gold and white would be great to glam up some of the regular shades, too – to mix and create new colors. I have been waiting for these since I first tried a Lip Tar, and now I can’t wait until they are released. Thanks for the heads up!

    By the way – keep up the great work. I don’t know how you do it (unless you work on it 24 hours per day), but you have the best blog. :)

  16. Love it, but the thought of telling people the name… lmao.

  17. shellycupcakes

    love it! I cant believe they named it after Gay manga(comics)Lol
    soooo moi

    • Well they have a shade called Anime. So now we have a hi-frost finish eletcic pink shade call Yaoi. I want to pick it up at IMATS. lol (Actually I can stop laughing like Renfield from the original Dracula movie of 1931.)

  18. Avatar of Laura TygerKitty

    So, so beautiful! I think this is the perfect shade of pink for my skin tone… I need to pick this up and try lip tars once and for all!

  19. Avatar of Jade Jade

    I thought the name was hilarious too :P not into the metallic finish though unfortunately!

  20. Avatar of Cat Cat

    Love the color (and the name)! I don’t know if I could wear this everyday, but I am still really tempted to buy it anyway!

    • Avatar of Cat Cat

      I took the plunge and bought this and Super NSFW based on these reviews and I love them! Everytime I wear this I get a ton of compliments. Lip tars are my new favorite makeup product!

  21. Avatar of Veronica Veronica

    I had to do a double-take when I saw the name. Ah, the yesteryears of my teenage anime days.

    This is gorgeous, though. I love the metallic look, so I might have to try these out. :D

    • Avatar of Vincent Vincent

      I’m currently in my teen anime days, so I am totally just buying this for the name. I wonder how many people will realize how dirty the name actually is! Hahaha

      • VickyM

        I´m currently on my early 20s anime days…lol I´ll never abandon manga/anime entirely for the rest of my life that´s for sure…and I would totally buy this if it was available here even though I don´t really like the shade :) .

  22. I’m getting it just for the name. Seriously.

  23. Avatar of Calle Calle

    I need this just for the name…

  24. Lilly

    OK, for anyone who isn’t aware, yaoi means gay boy porn in Japanese. Odd name, OCC.

    • HeatherSA

      Odd, but hilarious, and awesome. LOL

    • Actually yaoi is an acronym for a joke on the content of the maleXmale female-oriented media in general in Japan. They took that joke and ran with it! But really it’s kind of funny compared to some of the less tasteful product names out there.

      I’ll just die laughing once I see a tutorial with something to the effect “…and now I’ll be using OCC Yaoi all over my lips.”

      All I can think is nothing scream Gay pride then shimmer hot pink lip product.

    • I can’t believe they named it ‘yaoi’ — absolutely incredible. :D

  25. Esme

    I would never wear this, but I LOVE that it exists.

  26. Avatar of Wenz Wenz

    JUST GORG!!!!
    My brain is already running through color combos/mixes!!

  27. Adele

    I love this and I can’t resist the name — it’s going on my Christmas list for sure!

  28. tea-chan

    Oh my goddd, the name is killing me! XDDD I love Milani Flashy so maybe when I run out I’ll buy this instead… who am I kidding, I’m gonna buy this no matter what just cos its so outrageous and fun! <3

  29. LuxLosAngeles

    This is one of my favorite, sexiest lips on you! I hope you wear this again! Va va voom!

  30. I just needed to comment on that name, that is absolutely hilarious

  31. Avatar of Shayna Shayna

    Oh. My. Goodness. This shade is everythinggg.

  32. Avatar of Liz Liz

    The color scares me a little but I want it just because of the name!

  33. lydia

    THAT NAME. I just about died laughing when I read it! Definitely need this despite having both Anime and Nylon.

  34. Kathleen

    To me, this looks similar to Kat Von D liquid lipstick in Backstage Bambi. I am really excited about these new shades! However, I don’t think I’d end up wearing it too often, because I usually grab my lipstick on the way out of the door to put on in the car.

    • MissLovely210

      I jumped right up when I thought it is *extremely* similar to Cover Girl’s lipstick in Enchantress #365. Looks exactly the same, all the way down to the frost! Good, inexpensive dupe for this Lip Tar, I’d say!

  35. Nae

    I want them all now that you’ve swatches them.

  36. Avatar of rebecca blueraccoon

    I’m wondering if we get a Yuri shade next? Maybe a Bishie? :)

    • VickyM

      I wonder how a Yuri shade would look? what color would it be? or could we get a shoujo shade? or maybe an ecchi shade? I imagine a bold red shade for that one lol.

    • Serena

      Yuri Lip Tar needs to happen. I’m thinking it should be lavender.

  37. elle

    Yaoi? YAOI?! Oh man, I can’t stop laughing. The color is lovely too! OCC is the best.

  38. Pretty color but I prefer the matte ones.

  39. Erica

    I love the pigmentation of OCC Lip Tars but they DO NOT wear for 8 hours… more like 2 or 3. Am I missing something?

    • Brenda

      Yeah this is the kind of wear time I get from them as well. I love the feel of the formula and the colours but I never get longer than a couple hours. Going to try layering to see if that helps next time I wear one.

  40. Hannah

    Hi Christine.
    Do you have any suggestions on how to manage dry lips? I want matte lipsticks so bad but I can’t pull it off :( its always flaky and dry even though I moisturize it.Im stucked with satin and amplified finishes.

    PS I love your site and im addicted to it. I check it everyday!

    Thanks,
    Hannah

  41. Avatar of artemis artemis

    OH NO! I hate metallic pinks :-s yikes

  42. Yellowlantern

    Like many others I just had to comment because of the name. Have no desire to wear frosted hot pink personally, but it’s making my LIFE right now that there is a product out there with this name.

  43. VickyM

    LOL YAOI lol, only for the name I would buy it…sadly OCC doesn´t exist where I live, but still the name makes it a winner. Yaoi is a japanese type of anime/comic genre…lol google it and you will see why the name of this lip tar is funny :P .

  44. Avatar of Azaza Azaza

    Oh the name of that liptar, just for that I must have this XD

  45. OH MY GOSH /WHAT IS THIS NAME/??

    Haha, I haven’t tried any of OOC’s lip tars before, but I’ve gotten recommendations for several friends. That and the name of this one pretty much solidify me making grabby hands at this one.

    OOC knows where my fangirl heart is at :P

  46. L

    I’m on a shopping ban, not buying anything online for myself. I only shop for cosmetics online, because there is nothing where I live. However, the name, the colour, I really want this. I think this will be my christmas gift to me c:. <3

  47. L

    Is this also getting released at Sephora at a later date? I thought I saw it somewhere..

  48. Oh, man, that is SO PRETTY. I don’t like the name, though….

  49. Avatar of Regina Regina

    Very Pretty!

  50. Sarah M

    Wow! That is gorgeoooous!

  51. Riana

    For the name ALONE I’m snatching this up in a hurry even though I don’t like the shade that much. Still, oh OCC you naughty girl, lmao.

  52. LOL do you guys know what “YAOI” means? … I do lolol. *sitting here laughing so hard* lol oh my goodness<3 new found appreciation for OCC

  53. leissam

    Loving this reminds me of rocking chic by Mac so I’m getting this and super Nsfw

  54. leissam

    Love this color reminds me of rocking chic From Mac.getting this and nsfw

  55. Avatar of Terri Terri

    This is so pretty and it looks like something I would have rocked the hell out of in the 80′s, along with my spandex. Oh the horror!!!

  56. Oh my. I NEED this in my life!!!

  57. Jax

    Need! this is the perfect pink! <3 it!

  58. Even though I have a ton of brights like this… I need this.

  59. Danielle

    Can this be toned down with the white or any white (not 100% expert on OCC’s lip tar rainbow)? Its pretty but GEEZ IS IT BRIGHT! You wanna make a statement, wear this.

  60. Beautiful! If it was a choice between this or Anime for someone with very pale skin, which would be better? I’m trying to decide for myself

  61. Sanii

    Anime, NSFW, and now Yaoi… I think I need these for the names alone! > u <