After hearing raves about OCC lip tars, I wanted to try one out for myself, so I purchased Black Dahlia. I've only used the product a few times, and unfortunately I'm not too impressed. The color was much darker in the package but when I applied it, it was almost like berry shade and it feathered out to be almost a magenta color. I was wearing a purplish lipstick and lip liner underneath so it's possible they bled into each other. I will try to wear it on its own, but if the color still looks like a berry shade as opposed to what is advertised, I do not think I would purchase it again, especially not for $18! However, I would like to purchase other lip tars from OCC because they're products are both vegan and high quality. I think it takes a lot of practice to use this product correctly.
Wow this colour is just gorgeous it's so pretty I cannot get over it. After doing some reading I decided to get the clear or primer with the 4 mini set. Best decision ever because this shade lasts almost all day with the clear and it doesn't dry out on my lips either. You can also use the clear as a moisturizer on dry spots. So it's multipurpose which is great. This is how I apply this lip tar first I apply the clear or any lip balm or lip primer should do except ones containing silicon they do not work with these lip tars. I let the clear sink in wipe off the excess then apply just a pin size amount to the brush.
I then start in the middle and work my way out. The Black Dahlia goes on like a dream and it lasts for a very long time. You only need to start with the tiniest amount and add more as needed. Too much will bleed or feather. I then use either concealer or powder around my lips to set it. I'm waiting for the Mufe clear lip liner so I'll update how it works with that.
It lasts plus when I retouched it looked like a nice berry stain so the wear down on this isn't bad at all. I wore it from morning till night and it did not bleed or feather. You can even use the clear to refresh the colour throughout the day. This is by far my favorite winter lippie. The shade is just beautiful and can look amazing on any skin tone imo.
So if you have been on the fence about these like I have get the 4 pack mini to try. I have fallen in love with these colours especially the Black Dahlia I even ordered Lydia so I have a more wearable day colour besides Memento. These will last forever too because you seriously only need a pin drop of pigment on your brush. Also the brush that comes with it works really well. I am very impressed with these and will be buying this in full size because it's just that dang beautiful! I'm very fair for reference I am an NW15-20,N1, &36 in Mufe F&B and it works great with my blonde hair and green eyes. The awesomeness is that you can layer as light or go as dark as you want. They are also mixable so you can't go wrong with that.:)
Love this product! Totally Recommended!
When this first came out I was not all that excited about it. Probably because I stuck on silly with bright pink lippies and bronzy eye looks. Now that its fall and instead of sunshine & warm weather I'm seeing gloom & feeling chilly so I'm reaching for my deeper darker lippies. I saw it at Sephora where I swatched it and was immediately swooned on its richness. I normally don't spring for any lipstick that containts a metallic base as I'm getting older and I notice some metallic shades translate very aging on me. This shade against my nc45 skintone gives me a nice berry shade if applied as a light stain but if I go all out its a rich, very opaque blackened berry. I applied this over a lipgloss I was wearing but when I used it the next day without any type of gloss or balm....oh buddy. My lips just popped without very little effort. You have a be a pretty confident gal to rock this because its not for the faint at heart. And I would definitely keep the eyelook low key if not experienced at wearing such a deep shade. There is some transfer just to be aware. And there is no way you can apply this without a brush so don't attempt it. Overall I love this lippie and I was on the fence about getting MAC's cyber again. Well, no cyber for me because this is the one.
I was intrigued by a review on this shade of lip tar and finally decided it was something I'd be interested in having. It took forever for Sephora in my area to carry this shade but I finally have it and it's not exactly as how I expected it to be.
First off Black Dahlia is advertised as a "blackened red" but it has more blue in it than you would think and it actually turns out quite purple-pink on me. I was actually expecting a darker and redder wine colour that leaned a bit purple from pictures I googled. It certainly is vampy and that was what I was going for, but it just turns out too pink on my lips for my liking unless I put more layers on and even then I can still see the pink.
Second, it does leave a nice long lasting stain on your lips but it's also prone to transfer. Probably because of the formulation and being a liquid pigment it never fully dries, or at least this was my experience with it on my bare lips. Perhaps there needs to be a longer waiting time between layers or maybe this could be solved by layering or mixing it with other products. If you get it on your skin it's like a coloured marker and you will need to scrub with soap to get it completely off.
The packaging is a simple tube with a small tip to help you get just the tiniest drop, but because it's so liquidy you have to be careful that it doesn't leak out and make a mess of the tip.
- Good value, 22 CAD for 10 ml may seem like a lot but it doesn't take much of this stuff to paint your lips and you'll probably never need to buy another for your entire life.
- black dahlia is a versatile colour that can vary your look depending on how much you layer on
- even if it fades or transfers it still leaves you with stained lips that lasts until you decide to take it off
- Vegan and made with simple ingredients that will not harm you if ingested, natural preservatives
- comes with a lip brush and a plastic zip pouch
- drying. Or simply because it is just pigment there are no hydrating nor nourishing qualities. You'll need some kind of balm/gloss on top to keep your lips form flaking.
- you need perfect lips and then probably lip liner. Every imperfection will show and it feathers a bit. A clear/nude lip liner around the outline of your lips would be a good idea to keep from moving out of place.
- not beginner friendly, it will probably take practice to get used to
- you need a brush to apply
I want to give it a 3.5 if I could. The concept is nice but it's not too practical for amateurs. After I put some Black Honey Almost Lipstick on top it toned down the pink and got closer to the colour I wanted. I probably would not repurchase simply because I wouldn't need to and because there are probably easier ways to get a vampy stain. Still it's a very interesting product and great for playing around with.
I absolutely love this color, you can build the color up to the dramatic blackened red or use a single layer for that wine color. Unfortunately, as time goes by, my lips look drier and the color seeps into my fine lines (about 2-3 hours of wear) but the color overall does linger for a while. A little dot goes a long way (two layers). It is not transfer resistant, so I would suggest you not accidentally wipe your mouth or anything on your hand or significant other. I highly suggest this color and product if it is in a value pack (I got this in the OCC Lip Tar All-star Mini four pack from Sephora for $20)
This stuff is pretty good, but you need to make sure your lips are exfoliated and moisturized. I didn't spring for the LipTar Primer so I don't know how it manages with the primer first. I wore it through a 6 hour day, though. It lasted longer than most deep colored lipsticks but it did fade and the color was so concentrated on the dry skin on my lips at the end of the day. It's sticky and not very moisturizing. But I love how you can customize how light or dark you want it to be. I love the brush. It makes it so easy to get it precise. I love how blendable it is with other lip colors and lip balm doesn't mess up the color. It's also a very rich and deep color and it will turn heads. Also, it fades into a very lovely purple-red color. I love how it makes my lips look. I also let my best friend try it and she was raving about it, and she never wears lipstick. But make sure you wear lip liner, because it will bleed.
I love this so much! The colour is great for fall/winter and love that the colour is so pigmented and rich. I have a few liptars but this is one of my top faves out of the many that I currently own. I'm a mac nw 45 for reference and feel this colour will look good on any shade ! This product is so worth every dime and a little goes such a long way.
People might call this expensive, but consider this: the most minuscule amount of this product, on a lip brush, will expand to monstrous pigmentation the moment it touches your lips. It is practically an explosion of colour; if you aren't astounded the first time you use this by how much colour they pack into a few molecules of this lip tar, you're using a different product. So consider... for the price, this lip tar could last you about a hundred years, OR be used to style about a hundred girls a night for... at least a month. That's how concentrated it is.
Aside from the unprecedented level of pigmentation, it STAYS. If you use a lip scrub, moisturize your lips and let it settle before using it, you can put this one and it will stay where you want it to, even without a lip liner, pretty much until you decide it's time to come off.
ALSO, very versatile. You can use this deep colour, which looks almost black in the bottle, very lightly and have it come out as a sweet, berry pink stain. And you can add until it gets richer, darker, or use it as a base and put something lighter over it to give your lips that crazy-awesome dimension you might see on the staff at Sephora.
Basically, this product is for someone who is already comfortable with lipsticks and cremes and wants the most for their buck. I would not recommend this for a first timer; as amazing as it is, it can be very hard to work with if you're just starting out. get a feel for how to use your lip brush (it comes with one) before you attempt to wrangle with this product, because without experience, it could turn quite volatile.
I have loved Dahlia for a long time because of how sweet and pink it can be or how vampy it can get, and I tried Vintage today. They didn't have any at the store but the tester! Luckily for me, a sweet guy working there offering to give me a sample until another came in. I didn't mention to him that even a few tear drops of this stuff was probably all I might ever need in my entire life. The tiny sample he gave me could literally last me indefinitely give that I use a lip brush, which won't absorb and waste the product, rather than a cotton swab.
I HIGHLY recommend it. Try to visit the biggest Sephora in your area, they'll have the most array of colours and investing in EXACTLY the right colour is going to be a big deal if you're dealing with this kind of pigmentation. Have fun!
I love the color of this lip tar, the fact that it's buildable to different stages of red makes it even better. I find Black Dahlia to be comfortable to wear, and I haven't experienced any excessive drying due to it. I use about two small dots on the lip brush OCC now includes in the packaging, and I'm able to cover both of my lips fully. My only complaint though, is that I can't seem to get this shade to fully dry down. It might just be my application method, or maybe my layers are too thick, but it seems that I can never achieve that fully dry non-transferable feeling with Black Dahlia. Perhaps I'll try even thinner layers? Other than that, it's a perfect vampy color. It'll definitely cause people to stare!
This particular shade is incredible. I've been looking for a good vegan blackened red and hello, Black Dahlia! This one is actually easier to sheer out than other Lip Tars, it almost functions as a stain. But a couple of coats and you'll get a gorgeous, deep deep red that most would be afraid to wear. If you think that NARS' Fire Down Below is too much, wear this only in a light coat or skip it all together.