OCC Whatever, Alt-Girl, Shoegazer Lip Tars/RTW Reviews, Photos, Swatches

OCC Whatever Lip Tar/RTW
OCC Whatever Lip Tar/RTW

OCC Whatever Lip Tar/RTW ($16.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a medium, minty green with warmer, golden shimmer. It had semi-opaque to mostly opaque color payoff, but it was the hardest shade to apply out of the six shades made for Urban Outfitters. The texture seemed too emollient, which caused the color to really settle into lip lines noticeably. It lasted for three hours and just felt higher maintenance as the color would slide around. The color is really interesting and not something I have seen, personally, but I would highly recommend a lip liner with this one. Dior Clover Matte (400) (LE, $35.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever C601 (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). NYX Risque (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Kat Von D Plan 9 (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

OCC Alt-Girl Lip Tar/RTW ($16.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark purple with subtle, warmer undertones and a metallic shimmer. It had mostly opaque color coverage, though I find a lot of the Metallic Lip Tars to be less pigmented compared to the creams, where a little goes a long way. The texture is more emollient and comfortable to wear, while the total wear was five hours. It was very lightly hydrating for me. Urban Decay Flashback (P, $18.00) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Maybelline Violet Vixen (DC, $7.49) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Mad Hatter (LE, $18.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (85% similar). Too Faced Pixie Stick (LE, $22.00) is darker (80% similar). MAC Own the Look (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, warmer, less glossy (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

OCC Shoegazer Lip Tar/RTW ($16.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a deep, reddish plum with subtle, warmer undertones and a cream finish. It was richly pigmented with a creamy, smooth texture that applied over the lips easily with even coverage. The doe-foot applicator does a fairly good job of getting crisper lines, but you might want to use a lip brush or lip liner to get those edges really crisp, as this shade stained quickly! It lasted for over eight hours and left behind a strong stain behind. The formula was neither hydrating nor moisturizing for me. There was something that really drew me to this color; it was almost not quite a warm plum but not really a cool-toned one either–the tone and depth made it more unique to me. YSL Berry Brazen (88) (P, $36.00) is cooler (95% similar). Bite Beauty Beetroot (P, $26.00) is cooler (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Art Deco (502) (PiP, $38.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Boss Lady (P, $12.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Aphrodite (P, $55.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Spicy (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Hourglass I Can't Live Without (P, $34.00) is lighter (95% similar). Estee Lauder Thrilling (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain #65 (P, $33.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Lyin' King (P, $7.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Rose B4 Bros (P, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Hibiscus (P, $37.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Colour Pop Angel City (LE, $7.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Plaid (P, $18.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Plaid (LE, $18.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Laura Mercier Iced Pomegranate (P, $25.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Vera (P, $34.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Chanel Message (214) (P, $37.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Givenchy Rouge Suedine (410) (P, $37.00) is cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Smashbox Fig (PiP, $21.00) is cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | OCC Lip Tar/RTW ($16.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a long-wearing, pigmented liquid lipstick. The formula is light-to-medium in weight with some shades with a thinner or thicker consistency. As you might expect, the thinner ones tend to have sheerer coverage, though the average Lip Tar is semi-opaque to intensely opaque (like the smallest amount is needed to get opaque coverage). The Metallic shades tend to be thinner and have more slip compared to the cream ones. The formula is sometimes drying, sometimes just not drying. The formula is mint-scented but has no discernible taste. The new Lip Tar/RTW comes with a doe-foot applicator, which makes it easier to apply from the tube than the original Lip Tars.

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OCC Whatever Lip Tar/RTW
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OCC Alt-Girl Lip Tar/RTW
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OCC Shoegazer Lip Tar/RTW
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Setting Powder
  • MAC Tryphaena & Cleopatra Sculpting Duo
On eyes:
  • MAC Pillars Eyeshadow Quad
  • MAC El Dorado Eye Kohl
  • MAC Paragon Eye Kohl

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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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I feel like Charm from ColourPop would be a decent liner for Whatever. Too bad it was discontinued! There aren’t any similar colors.

It totally would work with this, I think. Not too warm or cool, so it shouldn’t alter the tone of Whatever!

Whatever is a colour I’d never wear but find absolutely gorgeous. Maybe I could just settle for it in nail polish or eyeshadow form. Actually, thinking about it Illamasqua Melange Nail Polish isn’t too far off!
Also Shoegazer is lovely and I love the name too.

I’m a huge fan of Shoegaze music, and I’m really liking the way the Shoegaze liptar looks. I’m thinking we have a match!

I didn’t even know that it was an artist, lol. I thought it had to do with literally gazing at shoes…

Yes, it’s a genre of music from the 90’s. The name is derived from the performers’ gaze cast downward when playing (lots of guitar effect petals to focus on). Music I grew up with and listen to practically daily still.

I like that Whatever is such a unique color, but it’s going to emphasize my yellow undertones and make me look sick, so not for me. Need to check out Alt Girl -like that it runs purple, rather than pinky or plummy purple

That hue of green is gorgeous on you! If I much younger I would try this trend, but I’m afraid it would look silly on me now. I would wear it on my tips/ toes or as a smoked eyeshadow liner.

I collect vintage Jadeite kitchen and housewares and this lipstick hue is near the spot on colour. LOVE! LOVE! LOVE IT! I think I will get for the colour alone.

That spearmint green is so fun, but doubtful I would wear it.

Alt-Girl is just my kinda thing colour wise. So tempted by Shoegazer although I typically do not buy products for their name: but definitely a huge huge fond spot in my heart for that whole era of music. Flicking my archetypical ‘Bic’.

I’d wear Alt-Girl and Shoegazer. I have UD Plaid so I’ll pass on Shoegazer but if I can’t get Mad Hatter, I’ll get Alt-Girl. I love the colour itself of Whatever but don’t think I can pull it off on the lips, haha!

Shoegazer and Alt- Girl are really quite amazing. I’m happy to hear they are both great. I worry about the drying aspect though.

Oh nooooo I was looking foreward to whatever 🙁 I’m sad to hear the metallics aren’t as pigmented or long-wearing… They are the most unique shades :'(

I’m in love with Alt-girl! Looks more rich than Mad Hatter, which I had told myself I would probably pick up in June. But I like this one better. ?

Just ordered Shoegazer – it’s so pretty! It looks like it has this subtle, gold-shimmer sheen to it.

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