|Katricia on the left, Pageant on the right.|
I applied the lip tars extremely sparingly because of the warning that a little goes a long way. I never thought I'd enjoy wearing a purple lipstick until I got Katricia. I put a very thin veneer on my lips, therefore it's not as true to the tube color as it ought to be. I like that I can play around with the shade depending on the amount of product I use. Here, Katricia is a little pinker because it's just a purplish enhancement of my natural lip color. I imagine it would be bluer if I applied twice as much.
Pageant is a real attention getter. HOT! I'm so into bright pinks right now and this color really satiates that appetite. So let's talk about texture. The formula is extremely fluid, more liquid-like than your normal gloss. Upon application, Lip Tar is feels very much like one of those long-wearing lip stains. Very thin and lightweight. It dries to a nearly matte, satin, non-sticky finish. It IS very transferable though, so be careful who you kiss. Although it feels dry, the color will still come off. I feel like I would need to use these with a balm or gloss to keep my lips moisturized. Since I haven't gotten a chance to test these for long wear yet, I'll have to get back with an update. What I can say is that the colors are true to the tube and are extremely concentrated, pigmented, and vibrant. I definitely would like to get a few more in order to experiment with mixing my own colors. Hopefully they have another sale soon!