The pros often rave about OCC Lip Tars – these super pigmented, smooth glossy textured lip colours are quite unique, although in all honesty, I have found them difficult to work with in the past (I first bought some colours at a IMATS show many moons ago). The colours are very pigmented and opaque which is a blessing but also makes it difficult to work with sometimes.
Enter the new generation of ‘Stained Lip Glosses’ from OCC. This collection is a wearable set of 5 colours in pinks, peaches, a oyster, lilac and brown. As always with Lip Tar, you can mix them as you please.
I have Aurora and Concubine.
Aurora is a sweet bright pink that is brighter than pictured here but is wearable enough to not count as a hot pink, more of a true candy pink. I can’t help but love this colour which really cheers up a dull complexion.
Concubine is a beautiful beige pink nude – works nicely as a neutral on my skin tone, and can be worn with most eye looks.
Swatches – also this formula is supposed to be sheerer than the original lip tars, I find them still extremely pigmented, like a liquid lip colour but they are also hydrating and last for a decent time despite the glossy finish. It’s a perfect pigmented gloss texture really.
I thought that using these tubes would be too annoying for me to use these regularly – the screw on lid is more fiddly than with other types of packaging but I love the colours so much that I have nevertheless carried them around to apply on the go, and it’s not too bad actually. I squirt a bit on to the centre of my lip and spread the colour – it’s not opaque enough to look silly if it doesn’t completely match up to your lip lines!
Serious face for Concubine.
Aurora is my favourite of the two although I have been carrying both around.
I really love these! And there are a lot of lip products in my collection fighting for attention so these are a real winner!
These lovely lip stains can be purchased for £12 each from