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.
Love this colour! Black Dahlia is a deep reddish, purplish colour on me that looks like a deep wine red if I apply it sheer and more true to what you see in the tube if I apply a little more product.
The only thing I have issues with is (like all other OCC lip tars) is that it's incredibly drying and no matter how well moisturized my lips are, the product promotes dry flaky patches after a few hours of wear.
Nevertheless, this is an awesome shade and so trendy right now. I highly recommend this for anyone who has been looking for a deep wine red/plummy colour that is long lasting.
My first time trying OCC Lip Tar's. I ordered Black Dahlia, Hush,
and the clear primer from Sephora. They come in an eco-friendly pouch with a nice quality mini lip brush.
Black Dahlia is an amazzzzingly beautiful deep dark wine, berry, burgundy shade. Depending on how much you apply you can all most get this appearing black. Perfect for fall,and will transition well into winter as well.
I recommend exfoliating your lips first prior to use. You only need about two -TINY- emphasis on tiny drops of the product. It is highly concentrated. Barely put any pressure on the tube at all to avoid waste.
It's a bit slippery so it takes a few times to learn how to apply it well.
Gets on your teeth easily so use the primer first to lock it on better.
One tube will last a very, very long time.