As OCC completely transitions from the squeeze tubes to the new “RTW” (ready-to-wear) packaging with doe-foot applicators, the squeeze tubes can be found for dirt cheap pretty much anywhere they’re sold. Originally at $18 a pop, they were already a great price considering one tube can last you literally years… and they came with a little brush to help with application!
Part of the reason for the transition is that you hardly need a decimal amount to drench the lips in color, but consumers often squeezed out too much product leading to underperformance of the product. The new applicators are supposed to help the product live up to its potential by distributing just the right amount onto your lips. Unfortunately, a source at Sephora has told me that their stores will not be carrying the new lip tars (at least not right now).
You can read my review of one of the matte colors, Digitalis, here.
Shop before they’re gone forever on Sephora.com!