The colour is so beautiful, and stays on for a very long time without the need for re-application. As with all lip tars it has a sweet mint scent to it, which I happen to really like. It also came with a little lip brush, which I find really useful for on the go. You barely need to use any to cover the lips, and you can still acheive a full opaque colour. I find this particular colour stains the lips, but I like that since it means the colour lasts that much longer, especially through eating/drinking.
OCC Black Metal Dahlia Metallic Lip Tar ($18.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is described as a “blackened burgundy with red pearl.” It’s a deep, burgundy red with ruby red and berry shimmer. The finish is rather metallic. The color coverage was semi-opaque, and this looked somewhat splotchy/uneven applied. After three and a half hours, I did feel the slight grit from all of the sparkle, but the color was holding strong and none of the sparkles had migrated. It wore well for five and a half hours, and then it was still quite noticeable, just not as intense–more of a stain–for another two hours. I found it slightly drying. MAC Soulfully Rich doesn’t have the metallic shimmer and is browner. MAC Dominate is purpler, less red. OCC Black Dahlia is similar in color but not finish (as it should be!). See comparison swatches.