So this came in the mail today! (Cue angels singing.) I first learned about this Lip Tar when OCC posted a teaser image on their Facebook wall back on August 2nd. Then, Temptalia posted her swatches the day before the official release date (August 21st) on Sephora’s website.
This shade is called “Nylon” and not only is it Sephora-exclusive and online only, but it’s also limited edition, so if you want it, you better snatch it up fast! You can view it on Sephora’s site. It is retailing for $16.00 USD (for .33 fl oz of product). As a side note, Lip Tars are $15 USD on the OCC website, but again, you will not find the shade “Nylon” there.
What it is:
A high-opacity lipstick concentrate with unprecedented longevity.
What it does:
Flash a fabulous smile and a stunning splash of color with this lip formula that combines the longevity of a lipstick with the breezy application of a gloss. The rich pigment will drench your pout and the blend of essential oils, including hemp and peppermint, will soothe and soften the skin for a supremely comfortable finish.
Ingredients: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Oil, Mentha X Peprita (Peppermint) Oil, Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E), Stearalkonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate | May Contain: Silica Dimethyl Silylate, D&C Red #6, D&C Red #7, D&C Red #27, D&C Red #30, FD&C Blue #1, FD&C Yellow #5, FD&C Yellow #6, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide, Mica.
I personally love OCC’s Lip Tars. Owning this shade brings my small collection to twelve total. The thing with this product is that you really ought to make sure your lips are exfoliated and moisturized, and use a lip brush for application. You really only need the smallest amount for full coverage! I tend to also use a lip liner as well with these, out of habit.
I figured I would also compare it to two other pink Lip Tars I own, “Anime” and “Pretty Boy”, because some people might be curious.
For comparison, here is “Anime”, “Pretty Boy”, and “Nylon” on my bare arm.
Anime is described by OCC as a “seriously neon pink”, and I agree… it definitely fits the bill of a deeper hot pink and while it is not eye-searingly neon, it is certainly bright.
Pretty Boy is described by OCC as a “super-rich fuchsia”. It’s a bold color but it is like the cooler-toned sibling of Anime, with more a bit more depth in its shade.
Nylon is was inspired by its namesake NYLON magazine’s signature Pantone pink. A searingly bright blue-based pink, it is definitely more in-your-face and truly sets out to create a standard of what a ‘neon pink’ lip product should be.
Okay, now I just want to say that photographing this color was a bit heartbreaking to me because the whole time I was just wishing I had a better camera!! I know I seem to say this a lot, but this is really, really true: pictures simply do not do it justice.
When I first saw Temptalia’s swatches, I thought that there was no way this color is really that amazingly bright. I was wrong. It truly is an electrifying shade of pink. I love it!
What do you guys think of this bright, neon pink?