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OCC Chlorophyll Lip Tar Review, Photos, Swatches

OCC Chlorophyll Lip Tar
OCC Chlorophyll Lip Tar

OCC Chlorophyll Lip Tar

OCC Chlorophyll Lip Tar ($14.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is described as a “full-on teal.” It’s a green-based teal. Not unsurprising, but I don’t have a ready dupe suggestion for you. Illamasqua Apocalips is much, much bluer. Chlorophyll has a strong green pull. It also has a lightly glossy finish, and while it’s plenty pigmented, the liquid-like texture does cause it to settle into lip lines.  The glossiness will fade after a half hour or so, and you can blend out the color a bit more, because it gets drier, so it won’t pull into the lip lines as much.  It can take a little practice to get the hang of Lip Tars, but their major selling point–to me–is their longevity, because the wear can be anywhere from six to ten hours, depending on the shade and how much it stains.

OCC’s Lip Tars just got a packaging revamp: they now come in clear, matte tubes with more of a needle-nose applicator, so you can get more precise applicator or squeeze out less product at once.  I like the matte finish to the packaging.  I never had a problem with the slanted tip from before, but I can see these being more practical and useful overall!  For best results, I recommend a lip brush, because you can apply as little as you really need, rather than attempting to use whatever has been squeezed out of the tube.  These can be easy to over-apply, because the formula is so very pigmented.


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OCC Chlorophyll Lip Tar
OCC Chlorophyll Lip Tar

OCC Chlorophyll Lip Tar
OCC Chlorophyll Lip Tar

OCC Chlorophyll Lip Tar
OCC Chlorophyll Lip Tar

OCC Chlorophyll Lip Tar
OCC Chlorophyll Lip Tar

OCC Chlorophyll Lip Tar
OCC Chlorophyll Lip Tar

OCC Chlorophyll Lip Tar
OCC Chlorophyll Lip Tar


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Jocelyn Avatar

I love your makeup for today!

I also love this shade, but I’m trying to think of ways to make it even more interesting.
Maybe if you put a sheer gloss over it?

Maria Avatar

I like this one much more than the blue illamasqua one! I actually think you can really pull this off Christine! Wedding day make up do you think? 😉

Sharlie Gugel Avatar

I Did buy this, Kava Kava, Belladonna, and Ophelia. Great color choices!! I have been having so much fun with all four of them!!

Natalie Avatar

You look strangely stunning with teal lips, Christine 🙂 Has there been a price increase in the Lip Tars? I seem to recall them being 12 or 13 dollars….or maybe I’m just imagining thing again lol 😛

Natalie Avatar

Thanks for the clarification! And thank you for responding 🙂 I might have to pick this one up, although I will probably never wear it out of the house or look as good as you do wearing it 🙂

studiodummies Avatar

That’s really pretty and matches your skin tone quite well! I’m immediately trying to think how Illamasqua’s “Violate” might look dabbed on there? Or what about a lil’ dab of Mac’s “Spring Green” even? – you know lil’ bits of different kinds of green and gold?

AnGeLwInGz Avatar

Christine I’m not being sarcastic when I say that color looks fabulous on you! It really makes your eyes pop, they almost look gold. I hope more mainstream cosmetics companies join this teal/green trend and it becomes acceptable for everyone to wear at work.

Veronica Avatar

Maybe a nude lipstick or base could probably fix some of those patchy areas? I like the color, but I do think I prefer the bluer teal of Apocalips. Love your eye makeup, though!

Alexandra Aimee Avatar

Yuck again! These are just terrible :-/ I really really hope this does not become a thing. This one is a tiny bit better then the illamasqua because the shine allows it to look a little more blended, but still…. Yuck.

Sharlie Gugel Avatar

Christine, while these need a lipliner for the feathering, colors like this are not readily available in lipliner. So I use Urban Decay Lip Primer under my lip tars and they stay put beautifully. It does change the texture to more of a lipstick feel, but works great for me, and I was wondering if you have tried this?

Adrienne Avatar

Christine, or anyone else, since these are long wearing, do you find them to be drying at all? I looove long wear, because I hate always having to touch up everything, but I hate the feeling of dried out lips :/

It’s such a cool color, it’s products like this that kinda make me wish I lived in the Capitol in the Hunger Games book, (minus the whole being super self involved and finding amusement in watching people kill each other!), i’d be rocking the wackiest colors and products all the time!!

Miss J Avatar

I’ve never found them drying, and I have dry lips, typically. If my lips are well taken care of beforehand then there’s no issue!

julia Avatar

Christine I am so jealous of you! This post and the blue illamasqua one from the other day prove that you really can pull off ANY shade of lipstick! 🙂

Amy Avatar

I was stunned to see how beautiful this looks on you. O.o much more than Acopalips but I guess cuz A was much more blue based. I want this shade now! xD even though I have completely different skin coloring

Jennifer Avatar

This is the most unattractive thing I’ve seen you review to date! Truly heinous. Makeup should enhance a women’s beauty, not make us look like a clown.

Christine Avatar

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder 🙂 Makeup is an art form to many – which may or may not be about enhancing someone’s natural beauty. Not to mention, for every person who thinks a bold red is sexy, there’s someone who thinks it makes one look like a stripper, hooker, etc. etc.

Alexis Avatar

OOC lip tars and mainly used for mixing with other lip tars to lipstick to create a unique color. People also use OOC lip tars for high fashion makeup like photoshoots and runways. While I personally see nothing wrong with wearing something like this out (as long as the other person feels comfortable and beautiful, who cares?) even though personally I never would, you have to remember what these are for.

Michilicious ~ Avatar

Ooh, this is a nice colour. It looks like one of the sheerer Lip Tars though.
I love the fact that they have a new packaging! The old ones caused a lot of mess for me, Lip Tar everywhere.

Ashley Avatar

This is an AMAZING color! I usually wait for your reviews/swatches before I make a purchase, but then I saw swatches on xSparkage and I loved Belladonna so I bought it! Looking forward to what you think of Belladonna! I’m sure it will look awesome on you!

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