This post may contain affiliate links. Purchasing through affiliate links help support this website.



I created a quick and easy video to show you how to DIY OCC RTWs. We were talking about doing this on Reddit MakeupAddiction and I really have no idea why I didn’t think of it before I saw it mentioned there because I did DIY OCC Lip Tar Pencils. Please check out my friend Mai’s post for the math on OCC Lip Tars vs. RTWs. I did order 2 shades from Nordstrom but they have yet to arrive. Can’t wait for them to get here!


This post contains a mix of press samples and products purchased by me.

Edit for Clarity: For those who don’t know, DIY means do it yourself, OCC is short for Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, and RTW is the product name. It means ready to wear. Lip tars in a tube with a doe foot are ‘ready to wear’ vs. the original lip tars in a tube. Hope this helps!

I bought my lipgloss tubes from DIY Cosmetics. You can buy OCC Lip Tars at OCCMakeup, Nordstrom and you can catch a few on clearance at Sephora.


Give this video a thumbs up if you like it and subscribe!

Wearing OCC Black Metal Dahlia
Wearing OCC Black Metal Dahlia
Wearing OCC Black Metal Dahlia
Wearing OCC Black Metal Dahlia with Black Dahlia pencil
Wearing OCC Technopagan
Wearing OCC Technopagan with MAC Grape pencil (purchased when MAC was cruelty free)
Wearing OCC Technopagan
Wearing OCC Technopagan
From the top working clockwise -- Pris, Technopagan, Pagan, Black Dahlia, Black Metal Dahlia, Super NSFW, Yaoi, Lovecraft and Zhora.
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar Swatches
L to R -- Pris -- Zhora -- Lovecraft -- Yaoi -- Super NSFW -- Black Metal Dahlia -- Technopagan -- Black Dahlia -- Pagan

Like I mention in the video, I feel like the metallic lip tars bleed less, though I’m not sure why. I still recommend using all Lip Tars either with the OCC Primer or OCC Colour Pencils. As you know, the OCC Colour Pencils are my favorite pencils.

I think the RTWs are an excellent idea as I know that lip tars have a steep learning curve. Most people use too much product and it makes a mess and bleeds, and discourages people from wearing them. I think ultimately people will be happier with the RTWs.

What do you think of the OCC RTWs?


Last Updated on



  • Hi! Here a friend from abroad!
    In love with those lip tars!
    We can’t find black dahlia and black metal dahlia in the “tube” version, but only in the RTW version!
    do you know if they stopped producing it?
    Sorry for my english, it is my second language!
    Anyway I totally LOVE how does technopagan look on you 🙂 Bye!

    PS: maybe an advice on where to buy those amazing shades with eu shipping…if with cyber monday sales even better 😀

    • I believe they are discontinuing all of the ‘lip tar tube’ versions. You can pick up som eof the lip tar tubes at but I did not see Black Dahlia or Black Metal Dahlia offered in the lip tar tubes anymore.

  • You are so beautiful!! I love a good bold lip, but I don’t know if I could ever go that bold. You rock it so perfectly though!

  • As usual your hair is… to die forrrrr. I’m jealous that you can pull off these gorgeous bold colors..

  • I literally *just* placed an order for empty lipgloss tubes before checking Bloglovin’. Can’t wait to wear Technopagan and Black Dahlia with an applicator!

  • You look so gorgeous!! Hair, lips, everything. I need you to come DIY some RTW or OCCs on my lips ASAP because I don’t know if I could get it that perfect!

  • Your hair looks really good. I bought the stuff to make the Lip Tar lipsticks, but still haven’t done it! I remember Koren saying the metallic ones didn’t convert to lipsticks as well, so maybe I’ll try this for the metallic ones. I need to do something – my lip tars just don’t get as much love as they should!

        • by the way, for some reason youtube doesn’t seem to allow me to reply directly to your comments there now, and I’m not sure why.

          • I keep thinking I fixed the settings on YouTube and Google+, but sometimes people can reply to me, and sometimes not. I don’t know why. I’ll check them again and see whether something got re-set, but it seems hit and miss.

            • No problem! Me too! I just wanted to make sure you knew because I always try to respond to all comments on here and on my YT. I sometimes miss comments on twitter even with tweetdeck, and sometimes FB hides things, but I like to respond 🙂

  • I am such a huge OCC fan and I’ve been contemplating whether or not I need (really, WANT) to grab some RTW’s because I can’t help myself. Maybe I’ll just take a page from your book and re-tube mine 😉

  • Love your hair! Such a great idea, this is something I can do for my own personal use to save some time heheh those lip tars can be a pain 🙂

  • The only actual word in your headline is ‘to’. I partly blame OCC for that, but I think it’s a problem. I had to look RTW up on their site and it doesn’t even explain what it means, I had to find the words on the picture of the product. I feel like when companies and communities use too much initializations, acronyms, and jargon, it makes people feel excluded and people new to a brand have to work too hard to even read something and make sense of it. I create documentation for a high tech company and we use acronyms, initializations, and jargon for everything. It’s my job to make sure that all documentation includes the actual words spelled out, then the initialization so that everyone knows what’s being talked about, we’re all on the same page, and new people don’t have to search elsewhere just to play catch up. I think the beauty community could do a better job of this, as well, starting with the companies, but including forums, Facebook, and blog posts.

    • Sorry, RTW is what OCC calls the product. It means ‘ready to wear’. I added an edit at the top to clarify what DIY, OCC and RTW means! Hope that helps 🙂

  • I love the idea since I’ll get more use out of my Lip Tars plus there’s enough for more than one so I can share with my sister so she can try them out.

Comments are closed.