OCC Butch Lip Tar Review, Photos, Swatches


OCC Butch Lip Tar

Feeling a Little Blue with OCC Butch

OCC Butch Lip Tar ($13.00 for 0.27 fl. oz.) is described as a “pastel periwinkle,” and it will launch with the Pretty Boy Collection on September 6th. Lip Tars were born to be mixed, but over time, OCC has released shades that can just as easily be worn alone as they can be used to mix with others. The formula is meant to give the longer wear of a lipstick with the application of a gloss, while the ultimate dry down reveals a satin finish. Lip Tars are also richly pigmented and mint-scented (it includes peppermint oil).

If you have any experience with Lip Tars, the best advice anyone can give is: a little goes a very, very long way. Butch is no exception–you really need much less than you’d think. It’s also much easier to use a lighter hand and add more as needed. You can apply straight from the tube (and the angled applicator works well to maneuver around the natural curves of the lips) or with a lip brush (OCC recommends their #009 brush).

Butch is a beautiful periwinkle–it’s a perfect mix of cornflower blue and dusty purple that combines for this lighter, softened blue that’s tinted with purple. It has opaque color coverage, and obviously, it’s not a shade that you’ll see most brands come out with. If you have to ask why blue lips, then this product is likely not for you. Makeup has its roots in artistry, and for some, it is exactly that. Surely, it’s not an everyday color for most of us, but for artists and those who like to mix and layer their products, it’s a shade welcomed with open arms.

It wears like a champ, as Lip Tars tend to do, and even the lightness in color doesn’t limit the wear. I wore this shade for six hours with minimal fading. It’s lightweight and comfortable to wear with a soft shine.

OCC Butch Lip Tar Review, Photos, Swatches

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Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
92%
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OCC Butch Lip Tar


OCC Butch Lip Tar


OCC Butch Lip Tar


OCC Butch Lip Tar

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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Does OCC makeup have sales or coupons ever? The color isn’t for me but I love how opaque it is, and I’d love to try some others in the range.

interesting but I think the blue is a little too light, maybe if it was a bit darker or paired with a near-white base (or maybe just a cool skintone)

Oh, a new lip tar, nice! I feel that the name doesn’t really suit it, but it’s pretty. 😛
I finally ordered my first set of lip tars – Tarred, Feathered, NSFW, RX, Traffic, Safety Orange, Anime and Hoochie. 😀

Thanks for the info Christine. It’s great that you’re not afraid to also review the unusual. Some blogs just stick to the pinks and reds and it gets boring after a while. I don’t have the guts to wear this color but it certainly is pretty. What was Shaun’s reaction?

Ha! I doubt I’d be going to the grocery store with it myself, but I definitely appreciate the art of it and what it could be used for!

He’s pretty used to weird makeup by now, so it was along the lines of, “That really is blue…”

Wow, OCC’s colors coupled with the beautiful finish of these are just amazing. By itself it looks surprisingly good on you! It’s so hard to find weird lip colors that aren’t patchy or something.

Definitely strange but also awesome! It’s nice to see a different blue-colored lip; I’m used to the darker navy shades getting attention, like from Illamasqua. But this would be great for a TRON-inspired Halloween costume.

Well the good part is your teeth look AMAZING in that colour! Haha, so white! (Not that they aren’t always it’s just super intense and obvious here)

SO pretty! It’s definitely not an office / school / supermarket shade…but it’s very lovely and the opaqueness is really nice-looking. What a lovely blue.

The finish is beautiful, and that color is awesome even though I would rather just appreciate it on someone else instead of actually wearing it myself. I really want some lip tars now!

Saw your sneak peak of this on twitter, and guessed that it was from OCC – and it actually is! I have a question though, are we supposed to apply lip tars over bare lips? My lips got a bit dry when I tried anime, and I didn’t put any balm underneath because I thought it might not stick to my lips. I tried putting the balm over, but ended up rubbing off the color. Any suggestions on the best way to apply it without making lips dry?

I wouldn’t probably wear this color on its own, but I am really impressed with the opacity. I’ll definitely have to try some lip tars eventually.

beautiful color. what i am not enjoying about the lip tars is their bleed factor… i even use lip liner and apply the thinnest layer of product, but ultimately i don’t think this product is right for my kit (which is a shame because i ordered 7 colors!) 🙁

I’ve been reading about Lip Tars for a while now and they seem really awesome and I want to get some, but I’m still unclear about how you’re supposed to mix them. Do you apply a layer of one color and then layer another on top? Or do you blob out a little bit of each color onto some wax paper or something and then mix and apply with a brush?

I haven’t had an issue with them being drying, but because they wear for so long, I do need moisture after 6-8 hours so I pat on a little balm on top.

Here’s a video of a guru showing how to make gradient lips using OCC Lip Tars. Skip to about 1:30.

He seems to use a brush to apply it so it seems that you could do it straight from the tube to the mouth or mix beforehand, whatever seems more comfortable. I suppose if you want to guarantee even color, mixing would be best, but you run the risk of making too much or not enough!

So beautiful!!! A definite must have for me. I love periwinkle. I probably wouldn’t wear alone, but I would definitely mix it with a lipstick to give it some kick.

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