OCC Lip Tars for Fall 2010:

OCC Lip Tars for Fall 2010

Just in time for fall, OCC will launch six new shades of Lip Tars ($12.50 for oz.) on August 27th. The shades include: Trick (blank slate), Trollop (cranberry-infused coral), Harlot (ultimate fiery, cool-toned red), Stalker (truest red), Strutter (mahogany-toned classic red), and Strumpet (deep plum-toned red).

It’s been quite awhile since I initially reviewed Lip Tars (actually, just over a year!), and it’s kind of exciting to see how much the line has grown. A year ago, there were only thirteen shades to review, and today, there are thirty-two shades available. One of areas of improvement I wanted to see was for a fuller range of colors–shades that were just as intensely pigmented but wearable right out of the tube, because not everybody wants to mix shades (or buy five or six shades so they can get their mixology on).

Lip Tars are incredibly pigmented and you need very little to get full-color coverage–I’m totally serious: squeeze lightly! They’re pretty easy to apply just using the slanted squeeze-tube that they come out of, but if you want true precision, a lip brush will work wonders. If you use just the barest amount, they will dry down to a satin finish, but if you add a little more, it gives a slightly glossier look. These will wear four to five hours without trouble, and even nude shades like Trick stained a little (so darker shades most definitely stain)–even after a few minutes! They smell like peppermint (from the peppermint oil), but they are fragrance-free. They don’t really taste like much to me personally.

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Rimmel Burgundy Lustre (540) Moisture Renew Lipstick

Rimmel Burgundy Lustre (540) Lipstick ($5.99 for 0.14 oz.) is a semi-opaque berry wine with soft raspberry shimmer.  It has a glossy finish and feels lightweight when worn.  It reminds me a bit of MAC’s Odyssey lipstick, though not as shimmery.  The Moisture Renew formula applied smoothly, but the scent reminded me of a synthetic floral that was caught between perfume-y and wax-y–not particularly appealing but doesn’t last beyond the tube.  Wear time is between two and three hours–just a little below average for me.  The color itself is beautiful, and I love that it’s almost opaque without being heavy.

The Sultry Season is a series of posts featuring deep, rich shades of brown, berry, plum, and wine lipsticks and lipglosses — just right for autumn — that runs through October 2010.

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Sunday Link Love, Volume #038

Is Sunday really almost over?

It’s late Sunday afternoon in my part of the world, so I imagine most of our Sundays are coming to a close.  I hope everyone’s had a lovely weekend!  I know I’m ready to really work hard this coming week, so I’m hoping for a little bit of inspiration to hit between now and tomorrow AM!

The Summer Season: Pink Lipsticks & Lipglosses Round-up

37 Pink Lipsticks & Lipglosses

Over the course of the past three months, we featured 81 different shades of summer-appropriate lipsticks and lipglosses.  I really hope you enjoyed it as much as I have (though perhaps not my lips, ha!).

  • Chanel Phoenix Rouge Allure Laque is a slightly more coral version of Laura Mercier Hydrangea Lipstick.
  • Dolce & Gabbana Pink Lipstick is very similar to Guerlain Giulette Rouge G Lipstick, but it doesn’t quite have the gold sheen nor is it as opaque.
  • Illamasqua Frenzy Intense Lipgloss is a bit brighter than VS Makeup Be Mine Lipstick.
  • Illamasqua Petulant Intense Lipgloss is a lipgloss version of MAC Girl About Town Lipstick.
  • Lancome Fuchsia Clutch Lipstick is a lighter version of MAC Full Fuchsia Lipstick and NARS Funny Face Lipstick, the latter two being very similar to each other. NYX Chloe Lipstick is a darker version of those three as well.
  • MAC Chatterbox Lipstick is just a touch pinker than MAC Speed Dial Lipstick with less golden sheen.
  • Make Up For Ever #203 Lipstick is darker and pinker than Milani Rose Hip Lipstick, but they are similar.
  • NARS Schiap Lipstick is a darker version of Milani Rose Hip Lipstick.
  1. Bobbi Brown Pink Lipstick
  2. Chanel Phoenix Rouge Allure Laque
  3. Chanel Venus (124) Glossimer
  4. Dolce & Gabbana Pink Lipstick
  5. Dolce & Gabbana Fascination Lipstick
  6. Dolce & Gabbana Fuchsia Lipstick
  7. Dolce & Gabbana Splendid Lipstick
  8. Elizabeth Arden Perfect Flamingo Lipstick
  9. Elizabeth Arden Perfect Tulip Lipstick
  10. Guerlain Giulette Rouge G Lipstick
  11. Illamasqua Follow Intense Lipgloss
  12. Illamasqua Frenzy Intense Lipgloss
  13. Illamasqua Fume Intense Lipgloss
  14. Illamasqua Indulge Intense Lipgloss
  15. Illamasqua Petulant Intense Lipgloss
  16. Lancome Electric Pink La Laque Fever
  17. Lancome Fleur de Lis Lipstick
  18. Lancome Fuchsia Clutch Lipstick
  19. Lancome Hot Number Lipgloss
  20. Lancome Pink Sapphire Lipstick
  21. Laura Mercier Hydrangea Lipstick
  22. MAC Chatterbox Lipstick
  23. MAC Full Fuchsia Lipstick
  24. MAC Fusion Pink Lipstick
  25. MAC Girl About Town Lipstick
  26. MAC Hot Gossip Lipstick
  27. MAC Speed Dial Lipstick
  28. Make Up For Ever #203 Lipstick
  29. Milani Rose Hip Lipstick
  30. NARS Funny Face Lipstick
  31. NARS Hot Wired Lip Lacquer
  32. NARS Schiap Lipstick
  33. NYX Chloe Lipstick
  34. Shiseido Pout (RS326) Lipstick
  35. Smashbox Flirty Lipstick
  36. VS Makeup Be Mine Lipstick
  37. YSL Fetish Pink Lipstick

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