Thursday, July 1, 2010

fotd featuring my first occ lip tar: hush! + a review

FACE: NARS Sheer Glow, YSL Touche Eclat, Benefit Hoola bronzer, YSL Matt & Radiant pressed powder, MAC Shell Pearl beauty powder, MAC Dollymix blush

EYES: UDPP in Eden, Urban Decay Toasted e/s, MAC Coquette e/s (under brows), Milani Liquif'Eye Metallic Eye Liner in Brown, Stila Topaz eye kajal, MAC Lingering brow pencil, YSL Faux Cils mascara + CG LashBlast

LIPS: OCC Lip Tar in Hush

close-up of Hush lip tar by OCC

Hush is my first OCC (Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics) lip tar.  I've been wanting one forever, and I finally broke down and ordered Hush from  They were marked down, and the total was about $12 w/shipping included. Not bad!  It came really quickly as well -- I'd definitely recommend this shop!

As for the lip tar itself, I am really impressed.  The container is a tiny tube (I'll post a pic soon!), but believe me, this thing will last a looong time.  I only used three tiny dots to get full coverage, then I just blended with my finger.  A lip brush would be a good choice for application, too, but even though I have one, I like to keep it simple -- I don't want to carry a lip brush around with me all day when I need to re-apply!  

It did become a bit dry on my lips after some time passed, and I added a bit of MAC's Florabundance lipglass (a good pairing! I imagine Revlon's Peach Petal would look nice as well -- another pale peachy pink shade).  Next time I'll try putting on a layer of lip balm first.  

The best part is definitely the shade and the coverage - brilliant!  It jumped to the top of my list of favorite nudes, alongside YSL Rouge Pur 148, MAC Creme D'Nude, MAC Hue, and YSL Rouge Volupte #2 Sensual Silk.  I'm always on the hunt for this sort of lipstick shade, and this exceeded my expectations.  I just wish I'd added it to my collection sooner!

Can't wait to try out more OCC lip tars in the future.

Anyone else tried OCC lip tars or any OCC products?  If so, what'd you try and what were your thoughts? I'd love to hear them!

A June favorites post is coming soon.... ;)

<3 Jess


  1. I really wanna get the lip tar in hoochie but sadly theres nowhere in Australia I can get them!

  2. Oooo very pretty. I've been wanting to try out the lip tars for such a long time...I may have to cave in and just get one soon. And I also like to keep it simple with the lip products. I don't even own a lip brush! xxx

  3. i've bn wanting to try lip tar too. i've got mine in Memento yesterday & love it to the max. It's not too bright, with a slight pink tone to it. Just a tiny drop to cover the whole lips =)
    Im getting Hush next.