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OCC Lip Tar All-Star Mini X 12 Set Swatches, Review

occ lip tar all-star mini x 12 set swatches and review

OCC Profile

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics is a cruelty-free, vegan cosmetic brand that creates stellar products for pro and consumer use. Products range from foundation to loose shadow; glitter to lip products. OCC is probably best known for their unique lip tars aka revolutionary lippies that are a hyper pigmented liquid lipstick products. I have been a long-time fan of OCC and you may remember I shared an initial post on the two mini lip tar sets released for the holidays exclusively at Sephora a while back. I was also given the opportunity to swatch and review the mini x4 set not too long ago.

When the Sephora Friends & Family sale popped up in October I was fortunate enough to get a code and I used it to purchase the Lip Tar All-Star Mini x 12 set I'd been dying for. I've swatched and reviewed it for you today! While I already had a few of the shades in this set (and plan to gift the duplicates) I re-swatched everything for consistency's sake. This set includes 12 mini lip tars with varying finishes and a full-size OCC lip brush. For the sake of this review I refrained from using one of my favorite lip brushes and used the full-size lip brush in this kit for all of my swatches. I'll review the brush at the end.

Availability

Now, I know this set is currently sold out. I contacted Sephora and was told by a rep that they believe it will be restocked. When I asked if it would be continually restocked through the holidays I was told they didn't have that info, but because it is very popular odds are good it would be. I've contacted PR and have been informed it will be restocked! I am waiting for more in-depth info on when as I've had a number of you tell me you were planning to purchase and are eagerly waiting for it to come back! I promise I'll try to find out what I can for you!

Price

The OCC Lip Tar All-Star Mini x 12 Set retails for $58.

Where to Buy

This set is a Sephora exclusive, but is currently out of stock as of the time of this post. I will update when I find out when it will return!


OCC Lip Tar All-Star Mini x 12 Set Swatches and Review


occ lip tar all-star mini x 12 set swatches and review

Product Type

This is a set of 12 mini lip tars and 1 full-size lip brush. The lip tars vary in shades and finishes. Each lip tar has approximately .08 fl oz or 2.5 mL. Just to put that into prospective, a full-size lip tar has .33 lf oz or 10 mL, so the minis have roughly 25% the volume of the full-size tubes. That means that you are getting approximately 3 full-size lip tar's worth in volume for $58. 3 full-size lip tars would cost ($18 x 3) $54 and the brush retails for $18. Therefore, you save ($72 - $58) $14 by volume by purchasing the kit in total. 

Scent/Flavor

Lip tars have a slight minty feel to them that I love! It is subtle and cooling. There is no distinguishable taste to me.

Shades

occ authentic lip tar swatch
Authentic - shimmery bronze-y copper

occ clear lip tar review
Clear - clear and hydrating, meant for prep and hydration during the day. Just in case you've ever wondered what my actual lips look like, now you know! As I've mentioned many times they are extremely not pigmented, which helps the true colors of products show fairly accurately.

occ clockwork lip tar swatch
Clockwork - pumpkin orange

occ divine lip tar swatch
Divine - creamy flamingo pink

occ electric grandma lip tar swatch
Electric Grandma - coral with gold shimmer, leans orange due to shimmer

occ lovecraft lip tar swatch
Lovecraft - metallic pinky lavender

occ pris lip tar swatch
Pris - metallic cream (I prefer this one mixed or with gloss over it - see below)

occ pris lip tar review
Pris mixed with clear gloss - slightly tinted creamy beige with tons of shimmery flecks

occ psycho lip tar swatch
Pyscho - slightly orange-leaning vibrant red (bottom lip is color-accurate)

occ stalker lip tar swatch
Stalker - blue-based red (hello, pinup red!)

occ strumpet lip tar swatch
Strumpet - vibrant magenta

occ super nsfw lip tar swatch
Super NSFW - red with gold shimmer

occ yaoi lip tar swatch
Yaoi - metallic bright fuchsia

occ yaoi lip tar swatch
Yaoi mixed with clear gloss - hello shimmery fuchsia perfection!

On the Lips

I love lip tars and find most to be extremely pigmented and great when worn alone or layered. Original lip tars generally have amazingly even coverage. OCC metallic lip tars tend to vary for me and I find the formulas are consistently thicker than the original or gloss formulas. I've broken down the lip tars by shade to give you a better idea of how each performed:
  • Authentic - well-pigmented, even coverage
  • Clear - clear and hydrating
  • Clockwork - well-pigmented, even coverage
  • Divine - well-pigmented, even coverage (recommend a light liner underneath if you have very pigmented lips)
  • Electric Grandma - well-pigmented, fairly even coverage (especially compared to some of the other metallics)
  • Lovecraft - very metallic and slightly patchy, best when layered or mixed with clear gloss in my opinion
  • Pris - very metallic and fairly patchy, best when mixed with other products in my opinion
  • Psycho - well-pigmented, even coverage
  • Stalker - well-pigmented, even coverage
  • Strumpet - well-pigmented, even coverage
  • Super NSFW - well-pigmented, even coverage
  • Yaoi - pigmented, slightly patchy when worn alone but perfectly even when layered or mixed

Where to Buy

All of these lip tars are available for individual purchase in full-size on OCC's site HERE if you'd rather buy them separately. 


OCC Precision Lip Brush Review


Product Type

This is a small, cruelty-free lip brush meant for precision application.

On the Lip

This is a stiff, teeny, densely packed lip brush that is one of the smallest full-size lip brushes I've worked with. The handle is a nice length and fairly light-weight (I prefer long handles). It made working with the lip tars above easy, though my brush had a couple stray bristles on one outer edge that made it a bit difficult to get a super crisp edge. I personally love a sharp edge to my lips, so I avoided using the side with the bent bristles. I plan to wash it and see if I can get it to dry in such a way that those bristles don't splay to the side. 

Price

This brush normally retails for $18 when sold separately.

Where to Buy

This lip brush is available on OCC's site HERE


Final Re-Cap


Price

The OCC Lip Tar All-Star Mini x 12 Set retails for $58.

Where to Buy

This set is a Sephora exclusive, but is currently out of stock as of the time of this post. I will update when I find out when it will return!

My Thoughts

As I mentioned above, the value for this set (by volume) is actually great when you take the value of the brush into consideration as well. I love that you can try 12 different lip tar shades for a reasonable price. Lip tars tend to go a long way, so you will likely get a decent amount of wear out of this kit. And once you're out of your favs you'll know which to re-purchase! I highly recommend stocking Sephora until this is restocked because it is fantastic! Buy it for yourself, buy it for the lippy lovers in your life!

What do you think? Will you be nagging the Lip Tar All-Star Mini x 12 Set once it's back in stock?

Note: Products in this post were purchased by me.

22 comments :

  1. You make me need this set. Amazing lip swatches!!

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  2. Great swatches! I think I need them all! <3

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    1. Thanks! Good thing they all come in the set :)

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  3. I love so many of these I couldn't choose! Divine, Clockwork, Psycho, Stalker, Strumpet, Electric Grandma and definitely the clear since my clear lipglass leaked in my makeup case and made everything sticky. What's your feeling about using the clear as a primer like they suggest? And are these easy to get off? Brilliant swatches as usual though I wish it was a build your own type thing bc I'm not confident about Pris.

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    1. Using Clear as a primer can be helpful because lip tars work best with hydrated lips in my experience. I found the lip tars worked better with the clear than with most balms because it adhered to the Clear (probably because the bases are pretty much the same) versus a regular balm which can sometimes cause them to slip around a bit. Generally lip tars stain on me, but given how little pigment I have in my lips EVERYTHING pretty much stains my lips when put directly on my lips. I generally wear balm/primer and pencil underneath my lip products (when not swatching) which helps avoid staining and lengthens wear. Pris is definitely the type worth purchasing IF you want to mix it. It's got a dazzling sparkle to it, but I personally wouldn't recommend using it alone.

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  4. These all look so awesome on you...you can pull off so many great colors! Also...did you just add the LUSH Penguin to your blog header or has he always been there?!?! He is adorable!!!

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    1. Thank you!!! ;) He's new! BeautyPopStop is getting festive! And he's secretly my fav--don't tell the others!

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  5. Is it weird that I think you have great lips! :) Great post, Doria!

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    1. No weirder than the fact I think you have great nails! Thanks ;)

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  6. Pris scared me at first but LOOKS gorgeous with gloss. everything else is a WIN! Love them.

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    1. Right? I wanted to make sure I showed you guys because it can work REALLY well when mixed in my opinion. It is DAZZLING in person mixed with gloss :)

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  7. I am going to say one thing... You are killing me! Love these!

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    1. LOL Yay! And no dying ;)

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  8. Amazing swatches! You are the Lip Tar Queen!

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    1. Lol thank you! I hope it's helpful ;)

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  9. i love how pigmented these are

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  10. Just restocked today!

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  11. Thank you for the heads-up!

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  12. Just ordered these and can't wait for these to get to me. Thanks for the swatches. xx

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    1. Yay!!! You're welcome, you'll love them!

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