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August 22, 2010
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OCC lip tar samples haul and swatches

I finally got my hands on some OCC lip tars and because I didn't wanna invest in a full tube, I bought samples instead (all thanks to Michelle who had the brilliant idea of selling samples). That's why they're all packed in jars instead of the normal tube packaging.

Lip tars cost USD12.50 for 8ml. It seemed a bit pricey to me because I, for one, am not really a lip person (as in i seldom wear lipstick or lipgloss) and didn't foresee myself using up a whole tube, as you only need a smidge of the product to cover your lips. Buying samples also allowed me to choose a variety of colours to try out. There are so many to choose from, and I guess you can say that I chose all the safe-to-wear colours.

The downside of having them in a jar is that you kinda waste some of the product because it runs into the grooves of the screw-top jar (it went all topsy-turvy in the mail), and also the exposure to air every time you open and close the jars. And oh yeah, contamination if you're gonna be dipping your finger in.

I've worn Pageant out for two days in a row. The one comment I had thrown at me was "Woah your lips are very bright!". LOL. It is indeed one of the boldest colours from the range that I have. Grandma also looks kinda bright. I'll have to try them all out soon. Who knows, I might become a real convert and start buying them full-size?

And ooh did I mention the peppermint smell? I love it. Surprisingly I didn't feel the tingle on my lips. Maybe it's because I put on lip balm before applying the lip tar because I'm scared it'll be too drying.

So here are swatches of the colours that I have. Hope you'll find them useful. :) Enjoy!

 

posted by
8/22/10

Wooo your swatches are lovely :)


posted by
8/22/10

yeah, i think that's a great idea by michelle! if she is going to open one more occ lip tar spree for samples, i'm def eyeing cha cha :) nice coralish color and oh god, haha, i thought you only got like 2 samples cos i scroll half way then i saw you mentioned pagent then i realized you got 6 samples! hahah! btw, did you order trick from sophia?


posted by
8/22/10

Michelle: Thanks!! :)

Pris: No I didn't order. Did you? I don't know if I should get a full tube..I don't paint my lips very often. lol. I'm scared it'll be a waste.


posted by
8/23/10

i just ordered trick n divine, the full bottle. i was contemplating about cha cha! i should have coz i supeerr love nudish peachy tone! ahhhhh!


posted by
8/23/10

Oh these are so nice!


posted by
8/23/10

Cute colours! I like Cha Cha :P


posted by
8/24/10

How are the texture of these lip tars? Are they more like lippie? Love the choice of colours you got.


posted by
8/24/10

I like HUSH and MOMENTO! Gorgeous colors! :thumbsup:


posted by
8/24/10

Chocfull: the texture is smooth. I guess you could use your finger or a q-tip or a brush to spread it all over your lips. The amount I've used in the swatch is more than enough to fill up your lips.


posted by
8/24/10

@heavenlygorgeous you and me have the same taste hahaha i keep coming back to this post everyday just to look at the pretty colours and those two get me every time!


posted by
8/30/10

Jen: Grandma looks sooo PINK on meeee ... and I can't wait to get Memento!



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