REVIEW: OCC Lip Tar in Digitalis

    I’ve lusted after one particular beauty community cult favorite for a while now, and it has taken me far too long to finally pick it up. On my last trip to Sephora, I was standing in line, browsing that little impulse-purchase section right next to check out. One of the containers held a ton of OCC Lip Tars stacked on top of each other. I started poking around, and one color caught my eye: Digitalis.

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    Digitalis is described as a pink tinged, pale lavender. It’s a very cool-toned pop of pink that will turn heads this spring. It’s bright enough to make a statement all by itself, and I love pairing it with a neutral eye.

    When I first opened up the tube, the Lip Tar came out pretty runny, and applied sheer. I was so sad because I knew this consistency was all wrong. Lip Tars are supposed to be highly pigmented liquid lipsticks with insane staying power.

    After doing some research on the internet, I found out that because of the high pigment concentration in the product, they are prone to separating when left in one position for too long. So I shook it up, positioned the tube spout-side-down, and let it sit for about an hour to re-mix itself. After doing so, it came out perfectly: creamy with a completely opaque application.

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    The little brush it comes with not only applies it evenly, but is a good guide to gauge how much you need to use. Read: NOT A LOT. You need the tiniest bead of the Lip Tar formula to drench your lips in color. I think that’s what justifies the $18 price tag on this tube. Although it’s .33 fl oz, it’s going to last a looooooooong time.

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    This particular shade is part of the matte line of Lip Tars, so you seriously want to exfoliate and moisturize your lips prior to application. I usually dab on some lip balm before applying Digitalis— but too much may hinder the wear time. The formula contains hemp oil and vitamin E, and my lips don’t start to look dry until about the 5 hour mark.

    Transferring is very slight with Digitalis, and wear time is about 7 hours, depending on what I’m eating that day. I love set-it-and-forget-it lip products like these, since I’m out and about all day working and going to class.

    Digitalis has won my heart and I cannot wait to pick up more lip tars! Do you have any shades you can recommend? I’m still tempted to purchase the Primary Pack Mini Set.

    You can purchase OCC Lip Tars for $18 on Sephora.com

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    31 COMMENTS

    1. Oh, that is pretty! I’ve been watching some videos from EnKore makeup where Koren turns a lip tar into either a chubby lip pencil or a lipstick, and I decided to try it! I bought all the stuff from TKB Trading – now, I just have to do it! It’s supposed to really help with application and with the feathering that lip tars are prone to.

    2. This was the first lip tar I think I ever purchased! I’m pale and it doesn’t look good on its own on me, so I usually mix it with other shades 🙂 Looks gorgeous on you!

    3. I’m a lip tar junkie! My current favorites are Intricate (for lightening up shades), Annika, Grandma, Lydia mixed with Kava Kava, and–on those bright n’ funky days–Radiate. I just bought the Primary Pack this week and can’t wait to break into it!

    4. This shade looks amazing with your complexion, and I agree, proper exfoliation and moisturizing base is a must for these, but the result is so worth it!

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