Saturday, 19 October 2013

OCC Lip Tar - Strumpet

I've been hearing so many rave reviews about OCC's Lip Tars for so long, so I was really excited to get a full size tube of Strumpet ($22 CAD) in Sephora's Give Me More Lip set! This shade looks perfect for Fall, and I couldn't wait to try it out...

"Flash a fabulous smile and a stunning splash of color with this lip formula that combines the longevity of a lipstick with the breezy application of a gloss. The rich pigment will drench your pout and the blend of essential oils, including hemp and peppermint, will soothe and soften the skin for a supremely comfortable finish. For easy travel and application, each Lip Tar comes with a vinyl carrying case and mini lip brush. " - Sephora 



OCC's Lip Tars come with a little lip brush that I found really handy! I don't think that you could properly apply this product without a lip brush. This formula is quite thin, but a little still does go a long way. Since you do need to apply this product with a lip brush, I find it hard to take with me on the go. You would need to take the lip brush and Lip Tar with you in your purse, which is a bit of an inconvenience. 


Once applied, this Lip Tar takes about a minute to set. At first, it feels quite liquidy, but then it starts to set and feels a bit thicker. I was hoping that this product would pass the "kiss test", but the colour does transfer a little bit. However, this shade does still last throughout eating and drinking, leaving behind a beautiful berry stain on your lips. I found that Strumpet swatched a bit lighter than what it looks like in the tube. Strumpet is a very pretty berry with red and pink undertones. I find that this shade dries to a fairly glossy finish, even though it's supposed to be matte. Weird! I prefer glossy lips, so this didn't bother me at all. This product kept my lips feeling hydrated for about 3 hours, and then I needed to either reapply, or add a balm over top. OCC does sell a clear Lip Tar, which I'm very curious about! I didn't use a lip liner with this shade, and I didn't have any problems with it travelling outside of my lip line. 


Have you tried any of OCC's Lip Tars? I absolutely love how pigmented these are, the full size tube will be sure to last me ages. However, I do wish that they were easier to apply on the go. OCC has recently released a set of 4 mini Lip Tars for the holidays, which I definitely want in my life! What Lip Tar shades are your favourites?


  1. this is so pretty! i do think they aren't travel friendly, but I'm excited to try this one out when I finally grab that lip set... I love my lip products!

    1. I wish that they would come out with a line of lipsticks or glosses! Isn't the mini set great? Are you getting the set of 4 or 12? :)

  2. This color is gorgeous! I really like NSFW :)

  3. I like ot it last long on.


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