Monday, 1 August 2011

Swatcharama - OCC Lip Tars

 I've written an indepth, gushing review of these before and I still really like them but I've discovered they do have a couple of faults. They feather madly (though I do have very feathery lips), can be slightly drying and if you leave them without using them for a while the oil and pigments separate. You have to shake and mush the tubes for a while to get them to mix again. If you apply them without mixing properly they're not as opaque as they should be and even runnier than usual. I think I had that problem in some of these swatches. That being said I still love these things, the colours are great, they wear really well and they're just a cool product. You can get them for about £9 each.

  Interlace - a light nudey peach colour. Usually I hate nudes but this one is really peachy and bright and I actually like it on me!

  

More under the cut


Analog - pooey brown. Sorry but it totally is! :P However when I was swatching this I decided to do a look and it was actually quite cool. I think if I added a tiny bit of red it would be even nicer.


Anime - bright bright bright pink


Botanical - Darkish green

  
Feathered - white


Grandma - lightish coral


Hoochie - gorgeous magentaish purple


Katricia - slightly greyed purple


Lo Fi - Light lime green

NSFW - Bright bold slightly blue toned red

Pageant - bright warmish pink


RX - cyan blue


Safety Orange - bright orange


Tarred - black


Traffic - Bright primary yellow


Vapid - light lilac

19 comments:

  1. I've never heard anyone say that they feather before. Wow. I do like the shade selection, though.

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  2. Oo, there is a bit of feathering.

    How about the upcoming Sleek Pout Paints? Not sure there are any wacky colours but I am WAAAAY interested.

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  3. Ouch yeah I've heard about them feathering, maybe the Sleek Pout Paints will be a better alternative.

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  4. Love the colours! I have Sleek pout paints and they are pretty similar. Just wished they had the same range of shades as well.

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  5. Did you try using a lip liner? I'm curious if that would keep them from feathering. I have been wanting these forever but I really want to use them for mixing, so I'm having trouble narrowing my list down to a manageable size (price!)
    I suppose I should try one of the shades to see if I like the formula before going all-out!

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  6. I get feathering with Anime too :| I like em but it's a pain

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  7. Some of these colors are "GAWWW-JUSSS"!!!

    I'm surprised that they feather though- I haven't tried these yet, but all I've heard is raves. It's good to see that they're not absolutely perfect-behaving on everyone :D

    They're still fabulous colors!!

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  8. This is the first time I've heard anyone talk about them feathering but I do see what you mean, in the pinks. Such a shame since the pigmentation is so beautiful. I love Anime (who doesn't?) and NSFW!

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  9. By "in the pinks" I meant to type "in the pictures"... whoops!

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  10. Wow Botanical looks so much darker on you than it does on me - Gorgeous shade. I started doing a little series of my lip tars and didn't get past the second one doh! My current fave has been Stalker - Looking forward to the Sleek Pout Paints this week. They seemed a similar consistency but without the peppermint....
    x

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  11. Oh and ment to say I use an Urban Retreat Non Bleed lip pencil - usually drawn round my lips AFTER as I tend to forget. Takes a little care not to smudge but does help with the feathering. That and using the smallest amount of lip tar you can. xx

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  12. That sucks about the feathering, but these really do look great on you. I'm curious to hear what you think about the Sleek pout paints also!

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  13. Love them all! I only have NSFW and it feathers on me too... I've never had feathering from anything else that I can remember.

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  14. NSFW looks amazing on you. I haven't had trouble with feathering yet, but I get like NO wear time with mine. I do lip liner and have tried every amount of lip tar and they just don't last on me. Then again I haven't yet met a lip product that does.

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  15. I've heard of them feathering too, though I haven't used my Demure enough to see if it does (or worn it without lipliner). Argh I want all of these now, especially Interlace, Anime, Grandma, Pageant and Hoochie.

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  16. Hoochie and Anime would be my favorite of the bunch. I am concerned about the feathering though. Thanks for the awesome swatches

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  17. Does putting a white base or primer make any difference in the color pay off?

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  18. Great swatches! They DO feather quite badly on myself. I have a clear lip liner that I use around my lips when I wear them but this still doesn't completely get rid of the problem.

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