Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Obsessive Compulsive Lip Tar Review

When I got home yesterday, I was greeted by a package I have been waiting feverishly for! A few weeks ago, I placed an order for a few tubes of Lip Tar by Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, and I have been waiting on pins and needles ever since. Needless to say I was stoked to see if they lived up to the hype.

What Is It: [according to the website] 
A stunning new innovation in lip color, OCC Lip Tar combines the longevity of a lipstick, with the ease of application of a gloss. Goes on slick and moist, and dries down to a satin finish. Ultra-saturated in color, Lip Tar contains an unprecedented amount of pigment - a little goes a very, very long way! An intense yet featherweight layer of color that stands up to the scrutiny of Hi-Def Video and Digital Photography, without ever looking (or feeling!) heavy. Meant to be mixed, Lip Tar comes in concise array of colors for a limitless selection of shades made by you!

Like all of our products, OCC Lip Tar is 100% Vegan and Cruelty-Free, and is also free of parabens and other harsh preservatives. A simple, elegant formula that contains Hemp Oil, Peppermint Oil and Vitamin E, OCC Lip Tar feels as good on the lips as it looks!

$12.50 Per Tube
Can be purchased online, or in most PROFESSIONAL makeup stores

Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Oil, Mentha X Peprita (Peppermint) Oil, Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E)
May Contain: D&C Red #7, D&C Red #30, FD&C Blue #1, FD&C Yellow #6, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide

If you are looking for highly-pigmented lip color, then this is definitely for you. These Lip Tars go on like lip gloss, however they dry with a satin-like finish. I have a hard time finding lip-color that pops against my skin, so these Lip Tars are pretty much going to be my Holy Grail of lip colors. My only qualm about this product is that it STAINS! It will pretty much stain anything it comes into contact with, including your skin [a good scrubbing will remove it].

I also recommend applying this with a lip brush versus your fingers to get more of an even, precise application. Also, while $12.50 may seem like a lot for a small tube of product, a little goes a very long way!

I only used about this much; and at this rate, this should last a year or more.

Demure was definitely one of my favorites of the bunch. This bright Fuchsia color was just the color I have been looking for.

NSFW was a close second, I loved how bright this blue-based red was against my skin - I will definitely rotate between this and my beloved Ruby Woo.

I thought this was going to be more of a plummy color, but it was more brown. Because these Lip Tars are mixable, I may add some NSFW, and a bit of black to make it a plummy fall color.

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  1. I MUST get some of those! rich, shiny, highly pigmented?? so up my alley :D

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  2. I love the Demure!! Definitely gonna need to try it!!

  3. I have been looking for colors that would pop against my skin (I'm really dark skinned). And I didn't consider a bright red like that until I saw this post. Simply perfect

  4. demure is SO PRETTY. was the shipping so long because of high volume or is that the normal shipping time?

  5. I love them all. I've been wanting to try those glosses for the longest.

  6. looks great and love the price point! will def check out. its hard to find nice matches for our skin in bright colors. i've only had luck with ysl (love love love almost all colors but especially the plum 151 in pur) ...but this is much more affordable. thanks!

  7. All great colours for you :)

  8. can't wait!! can't wait!!.. quick question for the semi-newbie in makeup. Whats the difference in 'blue' based red make up verses the regular red make up color?

  9. I love the vintage color! Gotta get it.

  10. The colors look really pretty on you. I'm not use to really wearing make up, let alone lip colors.

  11. I have both NSFW and Demure on my list...along with a few other items. I just don't want to wait three weeks and I've already had an issue with their service. I did a review on OCC Lip tars this week and we both feel the same way about them.

  12. @vonnie; You would love them then, check out their website, they have a ton of colors!

    @TheFabChick; my fav too! Definitely check them out!

    @BreukelensFinest; Thank you! I love bright colors against darker skin-tones...makes for a nice contrast!

    @Kearea; Unfortunately, they were experiencing a heavy volume of orders at the time :-|

    @Sing; Thank you, check them out!

    @T-BOON; Great minds think alike! LOL It's my fave hands down!

    @Anonymous; OOhh I am going to have to try out the YSL color you mentioned. And yeah, 12.50 isn't bad at all!

    @Tanisa (Olivia) Rossii; Thank You

    @Anonymous; Blue-based is better suited for those with darker skin tones.

    @Rosalind Jackson; Definitely check them out!; Thank You!

    @Corie; Thank you, experiment a little bit! It's fun playing with different lip colors :-)

    @Krissy90220; Uh oh. Is there a pro makeup store by you? I realized after the fact that they sell this stuff literally around the corner from my house! Going to check out your review now!

  13. Ok So I have to have Demure! It looks gorgeous on you! hopefully it will look good on me since we have similar skin tones ;0)

  14. ahhhh, I should not have seen this post. The colors look great on you. So great that I just ordered a few colors of my own!

    side note: Cosmetics websites should seriously look into having people model their makeup such as in your photos so customers can actually see what kind of results they'd be getting (w/o the digital altering, photoshop, etc of ads). Seeing the makeup on somebody in a normal photo is a much more effective marketing technique than seeing it on a digitally altered model.

    Looking forward to the arrival of my new lippy gloss!

  15. Those lipsticks look really good on you.

  16. Hey! I love your blog btw. I have LipTar and I absolutely love them. My only issue with them is when they start to dry, they "glop" up on my lips and look HORRIBLE! Had them for about 2 months but this problem has prevented me from using them. I've noticed that they do this more when I add a little moisture to my lips because I HATE dry lips. Does this happen to you? If not, what do you do to prevent this? Thanx!


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