Save or Splurge- Sleek Pout Paints and OCC Lip Tars

Hey Beauties!
I thought i would do a comparison post since i haven’t done one of these in a while. I am going to compare 2 quite similar products one being from the drugstore and the other higher end.

The Sleek MakeUP Pout Paints are an intensely pigmented Glossy stain why an almost creamy texture which are from Superdrug although don’t let the fact its from a drugstore fool you these do a pretty good job at being a lower end version of the lip tars
They come in a variety of different colours from reds, peaches, oranges and even a blue tone which is something you don’t usually find in a drug store. They contain around 8ml of product for £4.99 which for a product like this is well worth it.
I have the colours Port, Lava and Peachy Keen. These colours are pretty intense you only need a little bit of product for your entire lips the key is to use less because if you use more it will start to shift and bleed. What i don’t like about these is that they tend to separate in the tubes so you have to shake them quite a bit to make them mix back together. I feel like these are more moisturising and soft on the lips this must be due to the Glycerin in the ingredients that is missing from the Lip Tars

Then we have the OCC Lip Tars which are the new Stained Gloss kind which i really like but apart from the stain i don’t see much different in them maybe they are a little less pigmented but still pack quite a punch.
These come with 10ml of product for £11.95 so you could get 2 of the Sleek Pout Paints for 1 of the OCC Lip Tars but you are getting more product and i find the staining properties of the OCC Lip Tars are better than the above. They do have a slight minty smell which i like but maybe others won’t so keep that in mind
I have the colours Androgyne, Meta and Jealous which again are gorgeous colours, the orange “Androgyne” is a total on trend colour for SS13. I can’t say enough on how bright these are what you see in the tube is what you get when you apply, As above you have to be careful with how much you apply because it will bleed and spread of you apply too much.

For both the Sleek MakeUP Pout Paints and OCC Lip Tars are best applied with a precision lip brush so you can get the precise application you need for such pigmented products. These products are good but you have to take the time to apply them because you can’t apply them straight from the tube as a lipgloss because they aren’t a lipgloss and it wouldn’t look very good

Above- OCC Lip Tars
Below- Sleek MakeUP Pout Paint

As you can see above they pretty much look the same, i would like the think they pretty much do the same job i don’t think there is much of a “winner” here both are good if you can afford the OCC Lip Tars go ahead and try them but if you don’t have the money then you don’t have to worry as the Pout Paints are just as good.

You can purchase the Sleek MakeUP Pout Paints online at or in superdrug
You can purchase the OCC Lip Tars from

What are your favourites?
Lip Tars or Pout Paints?
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Andrew James

Scottish Hair and Makeup Artist obsessed with all things beauty! Creator of Beauty and The Boy, a Scottish Beauty Blog covering everything from skincare, hair and makeup to busting myths, finding dupes and breaking down trends

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