Thursday, July 7, 2011

Lip Wars!

Hello, My Lovelies!

Today we're taking on two fabulous products that are similar in nature. The face off is between OCC Makeup's Lip Tar vs SleekMakeUP's Pout Paint. I was sent these products by Sleek MakeUP as a preview of what's to come. They will be released on August 3, 2011, to be exact.

Back in April, I had the pleasure of traveling to London, England for the "Destination S" Beauty Bloggers Event held by Sleek MakeUP. It was there that the Pout Paints were introduced to me as they had a mixing station where bloggers could whip up their ideal shade. 

Here is the shade that I whipped up and lovingly named "Dainty Diva" because it was anything, BUT that! LOL!

Once I received the finished product, the first thing that came to my mind were my OCC Lip Tars. There are a total of 11 colors at this time, but I was sent 5. Such a beautiful selection, wouldn't you agree? I felt like a kid in a candy store! You can use them "as is" or customize a shade that's all your own.

Here are the 5 that I received...

I immediately went into my makeup kit for my OCC Makeup Lip Tars...

Right off the bat, I realized that there were two shades that could possibly dupe each other...

When I swatched them, that was when I realized the difference in consistency. Mind you, it is summertime, however, the OCC Lip Tar ran out and was more liquid & sheer in consistency while the Pout Paint was thicker and more opaque.

Here's what each color looks like on my lips...
The Lip Tar goes on sheer, as you can see.

The Pout Paint goes on a lot more opaque. It even appears to have a more orange undertone than I had anticipated.

Here are a collection of the red OCC Lip Tars so you can compare them with the Pout Paint....

This is a prime example of what I mentioned with the Lip Tar being a tad on the runny side. I opened it to swatch it and it ran out so quickly. Notice that it's feathering in the lines on the back of my hand. The Pout Paint is on the right. From the tube they appeared alike, but I can clearly see the difference in shading. Once applied, Lip Tar has a light mint scent, whereas I detect a slight orange scent with the Pout Paint. Each tube contains 8ml of product and a tiny bit goes a long way. Lip Tars currently retail at $12 and the Pout Paints will retail at £4.99, but I'm waiting to see what US pricing will be.

Both shades were applied without lip liner using my Make Up Forever #3N lip brush.

I think that OCC Makeup has a serious contender in the area of Lip Tars vs Pout Paints. What say you?

(Just in case you're interested, here is the video from the Sleek MakeUP "Destination S" Beauty Blogger's event.)


Im liking that Pout Paint! I hope that they anticipate selling them in the US.

Great news! They plan to! Launch date online is August 3rd!!!

Hey Diva! Yes... OCC needs to watch their back! Theirs a new kid in town!! LOLL

Do you know where Sleek plans to distribute in the U.S.?

This is the second comparison I've seen so far and the thicker consistency and cheaper price is WAYYYYYY winning me over. I do own a couple OCC lip tars, and I love them, but the runny-ness of it all keeps me from using them as much as I'd like too...


Hey Girlie!

I'm telling you... Sleek MakeUP is slowly creeping up through the back door. LOL! I think they are currently working on trying to enter the US market, but for now we have to shop online or either Europe! Sad face....

These look amazing! Thanks for the sneak peek!

These look great! Can't wait to try them myself :)

The countdown continues!

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