OCC Triptych Lip Tar Review, Photos, Swatches

OCC Triptych Lip Tar
OCC Triptych Lip Tar

OCC Triptych Lip Tar

OCC Triptych Lip Tar ($16.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is described as a “true 24K metallic gold.” It’s a molten honey gold with a metallic shimmer-sheen. Shocking, I’m sure, but I don’t have a dupe for this. Back in June, I reviewed Triptych in its Loose Colour Concentrate form (and it was amazing), and as a lip color–oh, la la! If you have that, you could try mixing it with clear gloss to achieve a similar color.

It’s mostly opaque, and it has a very lightweight feel once applied. As always, Lip Tars are best applied with a lip brush and with very, very little product. OCC says that you need even less of these than you do of the regular Lip Tars, as too much can minimize the metallic finish. There’s a light mint scent but no taste.As soon as these arrived yesterday, I ripped into the package and photographed straight away so I could get to testing them, as they are typically long-wearing, so I needed all the time I could get! This was the first shade I tested the wear of, and it wore brilliantly (there’s a pun in there somewhere)–just under eight hours.


DCDiscontinued. $18.00.

OCC Triptych Lip Tar
OCC Triptych Lip Tar

OCC Triptych Lip Tar
OCC Triptych Lip Tar

OCC Triptych Lip Tar
OCC Triptych Lip Tar

OCC Triptych Lip Tar
OCC Triptych Lip Tar

OCC Triptych Lip Tar
OCC Triptych Lip Tar


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angelique Avatar

That’s an interesting color. A thin layer over red lipstick would probably look fabulous. Also, I just have to say this…your skin looks AMAZING! Are you wearing foundation? It looks naturally beautiful.

Natasha Avatar

It’s kind of funny that I think this yellow gold lip tar actually looks quite flattering on you!
Christine, I was wondering whether you’ll be doing a review on the TARTE Carried Away Collector’s Set? It looks too good to be true ..If it really is good I was thinking of buying 2-3 sets to give my girlfriends for Christmas!

blueraccoon Avatar

Since I don’t have it I have no idea if it’s close, but maybe Illamasqua’s Stranger? Intense lipgloss in metallic gold, so goes the description.

helen Avatar

I don’t think that i’ll ever have the need to pull off a gold lip but i do love the OCC line. The concealers (that can even be used as foundation – when used sparingly) are incredible.
But if anyone can get away with a gold lip, it’s you!
PS: You look very happy/calmness (in your photos) these days. So happy for you!

Fitrah Avatar

Finally. I have been searching for a gold lip for a long time. I wish it was already at Sephora (in time for the VIB weekend) but I will definitely be getting this.

Fitrah Avatar

Neither have I, but it was indicated on my VIB landing page on Sephora’s website a week or so ago. However, I just checked again and it’s not there anymore. Perhaps I was being crazy/thinking wishfully. I just googled “sephora vib weekend 2012 november 8” and got a few hits, but nothing from Sephora themselves. Sorry to get anyone’s hopes up.

xamyx Avatar

I was at Sephora earlier this week, and the girls told me it was starting on or about November 06; I would just call my local store (or customer service for those relying on the site) to find out exact details. HTH

Jennie Avatar

wow! Looks amazing! OCC Lip Tars are so mesmerizing. They make me try colors that I would have NEVER dared to pick up in lipstick form. I wonder what a hint of this would look like on top of some other lip tars…

Jillian Avatar

This is what I have been wanting for the longest time! Whenever I wear red lipstick, I always take a gold eyeshadow and pat it on the center of my lips. It looks gorgeous but I wanted a lip color that was gold and this is it! I need it!

faerieevenstar Avatar

Oh my. OCC just keep pulling another amazing product out of the bag! Whenever you think “that’s it, they can’t do any better!” they really knock it out of the park with something like this!

I can imagine this over a rich purple lipstick… oooh. Or a pink so it’s like MAC rose pigment- pink with the shimmering gold!

Gabby Avatar

This actually reminds me a lot of Lime Crime’s Carousel gloss in Golden Ticket, although this is a little more yellowy and probably more opaque and long-lasting.

Jade Avatar

I have to say how awesome it is that OCC make such out there colours. A lot of the time if you want crazy lip colours you have to buy costume makeup, or dodgy cheap brands. I never risked it because I feared the potential for an allergic reaction.

maíra Avatar

I know it’s probably useful to some people, like when they wear costumes or even to use on a tv or a movie production… anyway, I’m “leaving it”, way too odd for me!

Dusty Avatar

Argh! You look so good in golds!!! Personally I don’t pull them off well (fairly cool toned and P A L E) I still think I’m going to pick this one up though – along with some of the others. I’m not the HUGEST fan of Lip Tars (I have several in the old packaging, which I can’t stand) but I’m a sucker for anything metallic 🙂

Yellowlantern Avatar

How transfer resistant are lip tars (do they survive drinking easily)? You said the shade lasted about 8 hours, is that with or without eating? Have you ever tried eating with these on? Do they last well through a meal?

Thanks for the reviews of some neat products!

Jasmine Avatar

I find it strange that I really love this! Wish I can be bold enough to wear that alone but it looks like it would work really nice mixed in with other colors 🙂

VickyM Avatar

Cool! I had a cheap jordana golden lipstick when I was a very young teen and don´t know how I dared to wear that when I was about 13-14 lol…but this looks nicer than that one and could work if mixed with another color like beige, pink to make it softer. 🙂

Lauren Avatar

I bought this the week it came out to use with Super NSFW and I think they’re both beautiful. My only issue is that Triptych seemed to tarnish after only opening the tube for about a minute while I swatched it. It had greenish-gold streaks running through it. While it may not have impacted the formulation, it made me uneasy about using it and certainly it would impact that color to some degree. I hope they fix this issue as it is really a lovely color and works awesome when used to highlight the center of the lip with a red base like Super NSFW.

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