Job hunting is hard. I'm choosing to see it as character-building for now, but man, I don't think I'm too far off the "soul-destroying" stage. Perhaps it's unsurprising, then, that I'm regressing to childhood and slathering what basically amounts to paint on my lips.
The OCC Lip Tars are high-pigment, lightweight liquid lipsticks that dry down to a satin finish. Lucy and the Powder Room had a selection on sale for half off a year or so ago, where I picked up dusty rose Memento and bright, blue-based red Stalker.
I find Memento to be quite thin -- definitely thinner than Stalker -- and it has a tendency to slip into my lip lines, emphasising any flaky bits.
Stalker is very similar in colour to MAC's Ruby Woo. You'll probably want to use a lip liner with this one, though -- particularly if you're a bit cack-handed like me. (I used fingers for all of these shots, which was probably a bad idea, but I don't have a lip brush and didn't particularly want to gunk up my eyeliner brushes with this stuff. Plus they were dirty.)
I can see the potential for these, particularly if you're a makeup artist. The shot above shows a mixture of roughly 2/3 Memento and 1/3 Stalker. You could probably even use these as blush if you mixed it with moisturiser. I don't know if these particular colours are eye-safe, but I know that OCC also do their Lip Tars in colours like blue and black, so you could potentially make up a whole face using them.
It's a hassle, though. They're not particularly long-wearing, although Stalker leaves a bit of a stain, and would probably last really well over the top of lip liner, or under a strongly-pigmented gloss. You could apply them using your fingers like I did, but lip brushes are probably a better idea. In that case, what if you need to touch up when you're out and about? Maybe a little too high maintenance for me, but it's still fun to play with them.