OCC Lip Tars for Fall 2010: Review, Photos, Swatches

OCC Lip Tars for Fall 2010
Lip Tars: Trollop, Harlot, Stalker, Trick, Strutter

Sneak Peek: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Fall Lip Tars

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).

  • Trick is a browned peach nude. This is definitely a shade that’s better worn with a more dramatic eye than alone–by itself, it is a little light.
  • Trollop is a bright watermelon pink coral. It practically glows, because it’s almost neon–very, very bright!
  • Harlot is a bright, blood red. This seems like an orange-based red to me, even though it’s described as a cool-toned shade. For an orange-based red, it’s certainly one of the least warm shades I’ve tried, though–but it still pulls orange on me.
  • Stalker is a dark, blood red. It’s darker and more blue-based than Harlot.
  • Strutter is a deep browned red. I like that it’s not ultra dark, so it doesn’t lose its red edge.

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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  • Product: 29/30
  • Value: 9/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

RECOMMENDATION: If you want opaque color that doesn’t feel heavy and wears well, Lip Tars are definitely that. Now, you can get your hands on some excellent colors that work straight outta the tube–no more mixing required!

AVAILABILITY: OCC Makeup

OCC Lip Tars for Fall 2010
Lip Tars: Trick, Trollop, Harlot, Stalker, Strutter

OCC Lip Tars for Fall 2010
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OCC Lip Tars for Fall 2010
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OCC Lip Tars for Fall 2010
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OCC Lip Tars for Fall 2010
OCC Trollop Lip Tar

OCC Lip Tars for Fall 2010
OCC Trollop Lip Tar

OCC Lip Tars for Fall 2010
OCC Trollop Lip Tar

OCC Lip Tars for Fall 2010
OCC Harlot Lip Tar

OCC Lip Tars for Fall 2010
OCC Harlot Lip Tar

OCC Lip Tars for Fall 2010
OCC Harlot Lip Tar

OCC Lip Tars for Fall 2010
OCC Stalker Lip Tar

OCC Lip Tars for Fall 2010
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OCC Lip Tars for Fall 2010
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OCC Lip Tars for Fall 2010
OCC Strutter Lip Tar

OCC Lip Tars for Fall 2010
OCC Strutter Lip Tar

OCC Lip Tars for Fall 2010
OCC Strutter Lip Tar

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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Hey Jillian,

I have not had any issues with them separating – the longest I’ve had them for is just over a year!

Wow, they’re so bright! I’ve definitely got to get some of these, I hope they’re easy to get hold of in the UK. You look stunning in all of those reds Christine x

Love the colours! Wish I could get them here in NZ.

Horrible names though. Trollop means prostitute; why would anyone name a beauty product after that?

Hey Christine,
which one would you say is the most wearable ones? Hush, Momento or Trick? I’m more into the Hue or Snob lipstick kinda girl so I’m looking for a liptar that is similar in those shade. Thanks!

Hey Madeleine,

I haven’t tried those yet! These are the first new lip tars I’ve seen since they released Grandma a year ago!

Trollop, Harlot and Stalker look amazing! Are you planning on swatching the new Cha Cha and Divine Lip Tars? It would be great to see what you think of them / see your swatches 🙂 x

I’ll definitely go through some of their other Lip Tars when I have a chance – focus is on new for fall products for the next month or so, though 🙂

I’ve always wanted to try one of these, but I have no idea what color to get. None of these colors really appeal to be because I would want something that’s wearable for everyday. Do you know any of the other shades that would be pretty wearable for me? I’m NW35.

All of the colors look so pretty! I really like seeing these lip tars mixed, do you think you could do those again? Especially since you have “Trick” now, can you please do a set of different wearable lip colors? Like a good nude shade to a darker shade.

I get so mad when I see these!!! haha They are so beautiful!
But I e-mailed them and they quoted me a shipping price of like 40$ to Canada! I was completely devastated…*sigh* They are so so gorgeous!

hey i don’t know if you are at least somewhat close to the US Border because what i do is get it deliver to a post office close to the border in the states and just drive over and pick it up. its super cheap too just a 3 dollar fee!

I totally love Strutter.
And just a compliment to you, Christine… your lips applications are always so frikken perfect. You can really do a lip well! 🙂

Can you compare these to Chanel Dragon Rouge Allure Laque?
Which color’s the most similar to it, and how does it compare in stickiness / feeling / durability etc.?
Thanks! 🙂

Neither is close to me – Dragon is a deeper red. Chanel’s is more comfortable and holds on better with bleeding, but OCC’s formula is more pigmented. Neither are sticky, though.

Hey Christine I noticed that under “brands” only this review comes up under OCC, not the old one. Unless I’m going crazy ha ha.

I have these lip tars and they look faboosh! Love em. Though I have a problem with them that they bleed. I use really really little and even then they bleed. How do I prevent this?

love these lip tars. i have an issue when i try and mix them though that they get realllly chalky looking.

in other news. LOVE THE REDS ON YOUUUUUUU. your swatches are so helpful because you can REALLY see which colors brighten your teeth and make them sparkle.

OH MY WOW! WHERE CAN THESE BE FOUND?! These are like a more afforadble crazy awesome version of illamasqua lipglosses; and the latter is great as well!

Hi! Just wondering if you can recommend a “recipe” for mixing up something that is close to NARS Chelsea Girls. Trick looks close, but a little too pale. I’m wondering about another combination, or one using trick! Thanks a ton.

I knew I remembered you posting new shades, and I was pretty sure I remembered the date correctly. Sadly these fall colors aren’t on the website yet…I have been wanting to order since you posted this!

Hi, Christine! I’m a huge fan of your site! I was just doing some Googling for OCC Lip Tars and it brought up an image from your this post. I was wondering if it’s ok if I use the Harlot (just the full lip shot) for my site? I will link the picture back to you, as well as credit you for the photo. I know the time and patience it takes to take these, so I would understand if not.

Thank you, Kayla.

Hey Christine, nice pictures as always !

Which one do you prefer between NSFW and Stalker ?
Which one is more pink ?

I’m looking for a true red, without any pink in it. Which one do you recommend to me ?

Thank you !

Christine, I’m looking for a good nude color from the OCC Lip Tars, may you please recommend me a color? I’m Asian with NC20 skintone (I use Missha  M Perfect Cover BB Cream in #21 mixed a teeny bit with #13). I can’t decide between Interlace and Trick or perhaps Hush? Thanks for your help!

Christine, I’m looking for a good nude color from the OCC Lip Tars, may you please recommend me a color? I’m Asian with NC20 skintone (I use Missha  M Perfect Cover BB Cream in #21 mixed a teeny bit with #13). I can’t decide between Interlace and Trick or perhaps Hush? Thanks for your help!

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