At first glance, OCC’s brand new lip tar, Power Plant, does not look even remotely wearable. A shimmery pale green? What am I going to do with that? However, after playing with it, I am very happy to have it in my stash; not to wear alone, but to mix.
Although I’ve tried – and swatched – many of OCC’s creme-finish lip tars, Power Plant was my first experience with OCC’s new metallic lip tar formula. Like the creme finish lip tars, it has a peppermint scent (but no uncomfortable tingle on the lips), and like the creme finish lip tars, only a tiny amount should be used, or else the lip tar will feather and/or smear.
From a skin swatch, I had no idea what it would look like on the lips:
It turns out that alone, it looks – well – pretty bad. Not really wearable or flattering at all, even for most people who like nonstandard colors. It looks frosty and cancels out some of my natural lip color for a very unflattering look. I can imagine it being used quite effectively for an editorial look, however!
But, then I tried mixing it. First, I grabbed the nearest lip tar, which happened to be Radiate – perhaps my favorite of the lip tars I own.
I mixed them, and was surprised to find that almost-neon coral red plus metallic green makes a not-shimmery, dimensional rosy neutral.
The mixture here has a little bit too much Power Plant, so you can see a bit of a green highlight, but you get the idea.
I was astonished by this gorgeous result; I guess I don’t understand color theory very well!
Here are some other creations using Power Plant lip tar:
I believe Sleek Pinkini Pout Paint is somewhat similar to OCC Anime Lip Tar.
I believe Sleek Pin Up is very similar to OCC NSFW Lip Tar.
Power Plant lip tar, as well as the matching Power Plant nail polish (which I swatched here) are supposed to be exclusive to Sephora.com; however, I’ve heard that the lip tar has been spotted in-store at Sephora.
*I received Power Plant lip tar courtesy of OCC and The Makeup Show. I purchased the other products in this post. This post contains affiliate links. Please see my disclosure policy for more information.