OCC Lip Tar Fall Picks - Sebastian, Lydia, Nomad

Before my love and appreciation of OCC lip tars, I used to think of OCC as the company with the green and  black lipsticks.  Based on the colorful ad campaigns and my random searches for Halloween makeup, I was stuck with the idea that OCC only created daring shades and edgy hues.  After some much needed research (read: shopping) and after having the opportunity to chat with OCC at both IMATS and The Makeup Show, I’ve come to embrace the more natural side of OCC.

OCC, short for Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, features all vegan and cruelty free products that include lipsticks, lip pencils, foundations, and eye shadows (founded  by a theatrical makeup artist, OCC boasts over 200 different shades among its products). Most popular among those items are the OCC lip tars which are packaged in the signature OCC tube.  Lip tars (awesome name, right?) are basically liquid lipsticks with various finishes such as matte, glossy, sparkly, or metallic.  And while OCC tars do come in metallic blue hues, my favorite OCC tars are natural, flattering, and just a bit unique.

OCC Sebastian lip tar may look like a “hmm-not-sure-about-this” gray but the shade is perfect for layering with other colors and creating a muted, matte effect.  Even worn by itself, OCC Sebastian is a beautiful plum-toned taupe that can translate to a nude lip look.

OCC Lydia lip tar is a medium pink that will likely be flattering on anyone wearing it - with a matte finish, OCC Lydia has long lasting power and strong pigmentation.  This lip tar is perfectly suited for any occasion, and the shade can be intensified based on application - Lydia is the your-lips-but-better choice.

OCC Nomad lip tar is a gold-maroon stained gloss.  OCC Nomad sparkles just right, without being distracting, and is the perfect shade to transition from summer to fall.  This particular shade tends to translate as a burgundy and leaves a berry-red stain.  From the translucent finish to the lovely pigmentation, I find myself reaching for OCC Nomad more often these days.

If you’ve never experimented with OCC, I recommend starting with the lip tars and lip pencils (OCC tars are available at Sephora and retail for $18.00).  For a company known for its whimsically bold shades, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the variety and wear-ability of OCC lip tars.

 Stay Pretty, Mackenzie M.

  • http://nueyork.blogspot.com nueyork

    All of these shades are so interesting yet beautiful. The OCC Lip Tars sound overall amazing.


    • http://prettysquared.com/ Pretty Squared

      They have such unique shades, they’re the best addition for a makeup collector/blogger. Thank you for stopping by! xo

  • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

    Lydia is definitely a favorite

    • http://prettysquared.com/ Pretty Squared

      I love its dustiness! Been wearing that one a lot since I matte finishes are my favorite xo

  • Rachel

    I’ve never heard of this brand but I love the look of it! The shades look amazing on you! I’m following you on bloglovin! :)


    • http://prettysquared.com/ Pretty Squared

      You should look into them, they have such unique colors and the packaging is definitely cool. Thank you for the compliments and following, I will find you and follow you on there as well xo

  • Thou Shalt Not Covet

    These shades are so gorgeous, especially Sebastian, they’re all so autumnal :) xxx Thou Shalt Not Covet

    • http://prettysquared.com/ Pretty Squared

      Thank you! Yes, grey is the new nude 😉 xo

  • http://kfclovesyou.blogspot.com kfc

    I always test out OCC lip tars at Sephora but haven’t bought one yet, especially being the lip junkie that I am. These fall ones look so wearable and perfect, even that gray one! Loving them, and may have to pick these up..just maybe! Thanks for sharing =)

    • http://prettysquared.com/ Pretty Squared

      The gray one is so cool, even though it’s tougher to wear, I have worn it around the apartment a couple of times, because it’s just so unique! haha The lip tars last for everrr, so they’re a good investment and just make sure you get a color you love! Thank you for stopping by, we always appreciate your comments! xo

  • Latasha JJ

    Sebastian looks like such a unique shade! I currently have Queen and I just love the formulation & lasting power of the Lip Tars, I think this post has inspired my next purchase for sure…

    Latasha xx | todayiadore.com

    • http://prettysquared.com/ Pretty Squared

      I love that shade too! I didn’t feature it in this post since it’s not as fall, but Queen was the first shade of OCC I ever bought - Great minds think alike haha I have my eye on the Techno Pagan color, just because it’s the coolest color ever! thank you for stopping by xo