OCC Lip Tars Pro’s Picks Set V.2 – Reviews, Photos & Swatches

Hi everyone! Let’s resume our lipstick week, shall we? Yesterday my new set of lippies just arrived so I thought why not include them on my lipstick week. I was about to review another MAC lip product but I thought that could wait. Anyway, for our lipstick week day three, we have OCC Lip Tars Pro’s Picks Set Version 2 (in Iced, Lydia, Pretty Boy, Hoochie, & Kava Kava). I never thought that I’d join the bandwagon when it comes to OCC lip tars but I guess I just did.

OCC Lip Tars Pro's Picks Set V.2

Product Claims/Descriptions According to OCC Makeup

A stunning new innovation in lip color, OCC Lip Tar combines the longevity of a lipstick, with the ease of application of a gloss. Goes on slick and moist, and dries down to a satin finish. Ultra-saturated in color, Lip Tar contains an unprecedented amount of pigment – a little goes a very, very long way! An intense yet featherweight layer of color that never looks or feels heavy. Meant to be mixed, Lip Tar comes in concise array of colors for a limitless selection of shades made by you! A simple, elegant formula that contains Hemp Oil, Peppermint Oil and Vitamin E, OCC Lip Tar feels as good on the lips as it looks!

OCC Lip Tars Pro's Picks Set V.2

PACKAGING The entire set comes with five lip colors ‘Iced’ , ‘Lydia’, ‘Pretty Boy’, ‘Hoochie’ & ‘Kava Kava’ along with a lip brush that has an OCC logo embedded on it . Each lip color comes with a clear plastic tube that basically shows the true color of each shade, with a tiny nozzle that dispenses the product. If you ask me, the entire packaging is not exactly travel friendly since it’s very accident/klutz-prone. It can create a whole lot of mess in your bag/makeup kit especially if you didn’t close it properly or at least wipe the nozzle clean prior to closing it. Personally, I don’t recommend taking it out with you as a touch up lip product, as it can also take a while to apply, and also if you’re in a hurry (or careless/klutz, like me) you might just mess up your entire bag. (Uh-ohs). But again, that’s just me.

OCC Lip Tars Pro's Picks Set V.2
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Kava Kava Medium Peach
Hoochie Vibrant Magenta
Pretty Boy Super-Rich Fuchsia
Lydia Darkroom Plum
Iced Pure White Frost
*Shade descriptions according to OCC Makeup

Their descriptions according to the OCC website is actually pretty accurate. There’s no need for me to further elaborate or describe each shade. Each shade is really vibrant and true to the ‘tube’. However, I was quite disappointed with ‘Iced’ though. Not because of its quality or whatever. It just wasn’t what I thought it was. I thought it can be used to lighten other shades. But instead, you mix it with other colors to add a metallic sheen to it, or rather frost into it. Which is something that I am not really into. However, I tried it, and it’s not really that bad. It wasn’t as bad as I thought, but I still need to further experiment though.

OCC Lip Tars Pro's Picks Set V.2
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FORMULATION/CONSISTENCY The formulation of this one is a bit liquidy, which makes it quite easy to apply. A bit similar to liquid lipsticks/lip glosses. However, this one is very opaque and the tiniest amount of this product goes a long way (except in my case, ‘Kava Kava’, which took me two layers in order to get my preferred opacity). In some cases (i.e. lighter shades), especially if you’re like me where in you have highly pigmented lips, you may need up to two layers, but some can do with just one layer.

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APPLICATION Per the instructions according to the packaging, you need to prime your lips with the OCC Clear Lip Tar, and you only need a pea-sized amount of the product to apply on to your lips. Unfortunately I don’t have that. Therefore, I resorted to my good ‘ol lip balm. As previously mentioned, this one came with a lip brush, but I preferred not to use it. I used a small angled eyeliner brush to apply the lip product because I wanted it to be more precise (learned it from Xsparkage). Finally, compared to most of the liquid lipsticks that I’ve encountered this does not leave a tacky/sticky feeling right after application.

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PERFORMANCE/LONGEVITY I also had some transferring issues with this one during the first 30 minutes or so but, again, I didn’t blot. Still, that can be arranged, unless it’s really an issue. Most of them lasted me for approximately 5 hours (drinking included). The one that lasted me the most was Pretty Boy, and the one that faded first was Kava Kava. It did last for more than 4 hours but it wasn’t as vibrant any more. It was after all a nude lip color (if you ask me)> All of the other stained my lips along with Lydia and Hoochie but Kava Kava being the lightest faded on me gradually. I believe Pretty Boy even lasted for more than 5 hours if I’m not mistaken, and like I said, it even stained my lips. I did not experience any feathering or bleeding, but I didn’t find it moisturizing either.

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SCENT All of the five shades, and I believe all of the OCC lip tars currently are mint-scented. Personally I don’t mind, I have a soft spot for mint-scented lip products, but if you’re not into mint-scented or scented lippies, then I guess this is not for you.

Product Name | OCC Lip Tars Pro’s Picks Set V.2
• Shade | Iced, Lydia, Pretty Boy, Hoochie, & Kava Kava
• Price | 2,700 (Approx $63) • Net Wt | 33 FL OZ | 10 ML
• Avalability | (Not available locally); Makeovershop

To summarize…

100% Vegan
Cruelty Free
V 2.0 comes in 5 shades; The entire line now comes with 46 shades
Creamy & easy to apply
Really Opaque
Color is true to the tube
A little goes a long way; Very economical
Glides on smoothly on my lips
Doesn’t feather and/or bleed
Has a minty-scent
No particular taste
Lasted for approximately 5 hours
Some of the shades stained my lips
Not travel-friendly
Not locally available
The V E R D I C T

All in all, I love this lip product. Yes it’s pricey but it contains a lot more product that MAC. Some said that this one is tricky to apply but I never had any problems applying it. Like I mentioned, I used an angled eyeliner brush, and maybe that’s the reason why. Lol. I love this set and I can totally see myself abusing the shades ‘Pretty Boy’, ‘Lydia’ and even ‘Hoochie’ from time to time. As for ‘Kava Kava’ and ‘Iced’, I’ll definitely figure something out for these two.

R E P U R C H A S E ? / W O R T H P U R C H A S I N G ?
I love all of these five, and I definitely would love to buy ‘Nylon’, ‘Queen’, ‘Anime’, ‘Trollop’ and ‘Grandma’ next!

OCC Lip Tars Pro's Picks Set V.2

Anyway, those are my two (in this case five) scents about the OCC Lip Tars Pro’s Picks Set V.2. I hope you found it helpful. How about you? Do you like liquid lipsticks? Do you like lip tars? Let me know!

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  • Guest

    wow you got 5!..so jealous! can’t afford,ang mahal kasi..lol..

    • Cj Escuadro

      ai?but guest nakalagay?di mgshow name q?

      • Cj Escuadro

        ayun na pala!haha..sorry ms. yettes..ngflood ata aq sa comment box mo.hee..

        • It’s ok. Haha.

          Yung Kava Kava lang yung madaling matanggal sakin, so far.

  • Awmygod nakakainggit. I’ve always wanted to try OCC lip tars ever since. Sobrang naaliw ako sa kulay. Out of the 4, ano yung pinaka-favorite mo? Parang pinaka- bagay sayo yung Pretty Boy (as for what I see in the swatches). Sana talaga I can save up for a set or even just for a piece, pero aim ko tlga ngayon MAC hihi.

    • I prefer Pretty Boy & Lydia. I also like Hoochie too, but it’s a bit too loud for my taste.

  • Waaaaah! Been wanting these! Sabi pa ni celline better daw to sa MAC! Gaganda ng colors! Pero I want the other set yung mejo mas wearable siya. Great review!!!

    • I’m a MAC lover e, so I’m bound to be biased. But in terms of pigmentation yes, this is the real deal. Yung v.1 you mean? OOS palagi sa Sephora e. That’s what I was supposed to buy.

  • Maica France Saldo

    They look good on you! I’ve always wanted to try these lip tars but they are too expensive for me..

    • Thanks! Try them, they’re good. I’m beginning to be addicted. Their ICED + PRETTY BOY looks so good together. They give you that metallic shade w/o emphasizing the fine lines of your lips.

  • Ang ganda ng hoochie, not an everyday color pero if you want to stand out the best yan!! Pretty Boy looks good on you. actually red lipstick in general really looks good on you

    • Yes! Hoochie’s prety


  • Ai Salvatierra

    all shades are nice..thank you for the review

  • I am JEALOUS. pinaguusapan natin to last time eh.. haahah! grrr! I wanna get these but the other set yung may red kasi I feel like those colors are more wearable though I feel like this set naman is mas ok for mixing

    • OOS kase. That was my first choice as well but it was OOS so, yeah but I like this one too & I couldn’t pass this up so, yeah

  • I am obsessing on this set for a while now, and I am still contemplating if I will get it. It is worth the buck for sure, but I have a whole lot of lip products to use up. Huhu. Anyway, nice post, as always!

  • weeehhh I’ve been eyeing the OCC’s quite a while now. actually ang tagal na haha.. cant bring myself to buy these yet as I find them too expensive for my limited budgetey! All of the colors looks so good on you sis.. great review!

    • Thanks, Belle. I agree they’re a bit on the pricier side but I think they’re worth it since they contain a lot of product on one tube.
      — Sorry for the delayed reply

  • Lean Diwa Buscaino

    Wow.. I like the 1st picture the orangey nude it really looks nice on you. Love it!

    • Thanks, Lean
      — Sorry for the delayed reply

  • Rosalie B.Tangonan

    Awesome lip tars! I like this set especially the Hoochie It looks really good! but indeed pricey!

    • Thanks, Rosalie
      — Sorry for the delayed reply

  • Angel

    I’ve been so curious about these babies ever since I saw ’em in your haul post! Or was it your favorites post? Anyway, they look soooo nice. I’ve never been into magenta lips but ‘hoochie’ looks so good on you!! I want it, but when I looked at the price, whooaah ang mahal nga. No chance. Hahaha Napaka-interesting ng names, I wonder what Grandma looks like? HAAHA! Will google it

    • Hi, Angel! It was on my haul (not sure what month, probably June or July).

      Not sure about the other shades. Not really interested to buy some yet because these are already a lot and I can already mix and match some colors, so yeah

  • OMG THIS IS LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT thank you for the link! the colors are perfect as in every shade every one of them, and you can even use it as a highlighter, blush and etc! although like you I am a really clumsy person and I do no have patience, and it takes time to apply that because it has particular steps to be able to have the desired look, I WONT MIND gosh this is so pretty! colorful, so playful! sorry for blabbering I just can't contain my feels for this lol It is just sad that it is so pricey,

    • Haha, it’s okay. Yes it is pricey, though but if you’re patient it’s definitely worth it because a little of it goes a long way and you can definitely mix these shades to get the shades you prefer