My first time trying OCC Lip Tar was in a very very busy Sephora store recently where it was hard to get the attention I wanted in finding a new neon lipstick so I started trying this on my hand. Well, let's just say I didnt know what I was getting myself into and had a VERY pink hand after I was done testing these out haha. I had to borrow their makeup remover to even get it looking semi-normal, BUT the colors are so great! I love a high pigment and this one can be worn as a very light stain or a full coverage lipstick. Love the versatility.
Here's how you apply it:
One: Make sure you have exfoliated your lips to have a nice even surface. Nobody wants cakey cracky lipstick and because this one is pretty matte it is key.
Two: Primer optional, here is their version. I did not use primer and I'll talk a little more about it below. Apply a little at a time onto the brush that comes with the OCC tube. If you want a light stain, literally a ball point pen tip sized amount will cover your whole pout. I used Queen here.
Three: Build the coverage one layer at a time starting in the middle of your lips and working outward. You can wipe the brush when you are done and use it to blend a clean lip line.
The finished result is that is lasts and lasts and lasts even as a light stain and I didn't need to use any primer. I wore it to work yesterday as a light stain and I had no issues with it becoming too dry or smearing even after 2 cups of coffee and breakfast. If you have dry lips you may want to try their primer, couldn't hurt.
Another recommendation I now have is that you get a packet of the mini sizes. I bought a full sized tube and even I don't think I will ever be able to use all of it since you need such a tiny amount each application. You can also mix then for unlimited color options.
Here are some that I am scoping out now, I want to try every color!
Have you tried OCC Lip Tar yet? What were your experiences with it?