Joining the Lip Tar crowd: Role Play and Black Metal Dahlia

OCC Lip Tar in Role Play and Black Metal Dahlia


A few months back there was a transformative event that had a huge impact on me. Basically, I discovered BeautyBay!

It had some brands that I had been wanting to try for the longest time and some that I already knew. Among the ones that I had been wanting to try.

I had read time and again how their lip tars were great products that offered  high pigmentation, could be mixed and stayed on for hours. So of course, curiosity got the better of me and I just put some in my cart.

This is how I ended with this two gorgeous shades;  Role Play and Black Metal Dahlia (both with metallic finish).

OCC Lip Tar in Role Play and Black Metal Dahlia


I choose metallic finishes as those were the ones that were perhaps less conventional and I really wanted to try.

Role Play is a very vibrant red with a metallic finish. What I love is that, similarly to MAC’s Viva Glam Riri, it is a warm toned red with red pearl. It immediately draws attention and gives light to your face.

Black Metal Dahlia is a gorgeous burgundy red with red pearl. It is absolutely stunning in the tube, however, and perhaps due to the amount of glitter in it, it can apply a bit patchy on the lips (you can sense it from the swatch below). It truly is a shame as it is a stunning shade.

OCC Lip Tar in Role Play and Black Metal Dahlia



What I loved about the lip tars is that the tube contains a generous 10 mL and as you can see in the swatches above a little really goes a long way. I am really looking forward to enjoying many an application out of those 10 mL.

Also, I find it very convenient that the tubes come in little plastic bags and with their own brush. It is very handy if you want to carry them in your purse and reapply them!

All in all, really nice product, can’t wait to try more of them!

5 thoughts on “Joining the Lip Tar crowd: Role Play and Black Metal Dahlia

  1. I bought a set of 5 lip tars about a year ago. I ended up truly loving the shade Vintage from the set, which is the perfect classic red shade. I don’t think I’ll ever buy more, though. They don’t last well–they separate and it’s really hard to shake or mix them back together, and it’s just too hard to get through an entire tube of these–especially if they separate within a year.

    The shades you’ve picked out are absolutely beautiful, though. I’ve had my eye on Black Dahlia and the Metallic Black Dahlia for quite some time now, but I’ve always convinced myself to pass because I doubt that I’d use it more than a few times in the course of a year, and then I’m afraid they’d separate on me during that time.


    1. Oh no! I didn’t know that their shelf life was that short. I guess that I will just have to use them the most I can! Thanks for letting me know!


    1. I just wore Role Play today when I was running some errands. Have to get the most out of them if they are going to go bad sooner than regular lipsticks! As if I needed any encouragement to put on red lipstick 😉

      And thank you!

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