Good afternoon my fellow lacquered lovers! Two posts in one day! I was too excited about this post to not put it up as soon as my pictures were edited! As some of you may know (especially if you follow @lacqueredover on Instagram or Twitter) I am obsessed with Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) Lip Tars. Lip Tars are a different take on lipstick in that they are pretty much pure pigment in liquid form. All of their former lip tars were big punches of color with a matte finish. For Holiday 2012, they came out with something new!
The Metallurgy Collection is a new metallic lip tar collection! The same color punch and quality as the original lip tars but with a metallic sheen to them! Now, without further ado, on to the makeup!
First up is Authentic. Authentic is somewhere between a rust/copper/red with orange/gold shimmer to it. I can honestly say I've never seen a lipstick this shade before! I really like how it looks, it's good for Fall when you want something a little more neutral than a bright or dark shade but still have some fun with the metallic which really shows up well on this one. The formula was great, a very small bead of the lip tar on a brush gave me full coverage!
Electric Grandma (and seriously, how funny is that name) is a bright, almost neon coral with pink undertones and a light orange/gold shimmer to it. Now to me, this is definitely more of a Spring/Summer color but it's really fun! The coverage on this was great, a small amount of product on a lip brush gave me full coverage and the shimmer is really visible!
Now, Iced looks like a hot mess on me on it's own. It's very sheer unlike the other lip tars and I just could not get it to look normal. The main reason for this is that Iced is meant to be a layering lip tar. This white with silver shimmer can be used on top of any lip tar (or any lipstick for that matter) to lighten the color and give it a hint of shimmer. I will do a post soon of Lip Tar mixing options because this one is stunning when it's layered! I just wouldn't recommend it on its own.
Above: Super NSFW
Now I'm pretty sure Super NSFW is my favorite of this collection! The original NSFW which is a true red was my first lip tar I ever bought and I love it! Super NSFW is a slightly warmer version of NSFW that also has a golden shimmer to it. It's lip perfection in a tube for the holiday season! It's so festive and gorgeous! Especially from further away you can really see the golden shimmer to it! As with most lip tars, the formula was perfect, a tiny bead of product on a lip brush is all you need to be opaque. I wore this one for almost 9 hours yesterday and it was still almost 90% on!
Triptych is called a "True 24k Gold" but I find it to be little lighter and more warm than a true gold. The formula on this was great however I'm not sure I can really pull off a straight up gold lip. But, this lip tar is amazing for layering over any lip tar to give it a warm shimmer in the same way that Iced gives a cool shimmer. Triptych is actually very opaque and a little bit of product makes it opaque so be sure to only use a tiny, tiny bit if using it to add a shimmer!
Yaoi is my other real favorite of this collection! Yaoi is a BRIGHT cool toned pink that's full of a light pink silvery shimmer. I love how neon it is and how the shimmer makes it look even brighter than my beloved Anime! This is probably not a lip look you could wear every day but it's super fun for a night out!
All in all, this is a solid first metallic collection by OCC. I really like the layering possibilities of Iced and Triptych and Super NSFW and Yaoi are just gorgeous! This collection is now available on OCC's website for $16 each!
What did you think of these lip tars? Any must haves? Any dupes?