Saturday, March 6, 2010

Beauty Review: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) Lip Tar

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.

Never have I come across a lip product such as OCC’s Lip Tars. I have read so many awesome reviews on them that I just had to have them myself. The gloss comes in a little tube with a slanted tip which can be directly applied onto your lips but in my opinion this is best applied with a brush for extreme precision. Also, you want to start off with a tiny amount of product. And when I say tiny, I literally mean the size of this dot but even that might be a little too much! The tars are extremely pigmented that only a small amount is needed just as their website states “a little goes a very, very long way”.

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The consistency and look of the tars kind of reminds me of artist paint and essentially that is what we are doing; painting our lips. The product does go on very wet but it is quick to dry as long as you don’t use a lot of it. I actually found it to be a little too dry for my liking so I layered a clear lip gloss on top and the results were beautiful.

Did I mention that they smell really good too? One of the ingredients is peppermint so it’ll leave your lips smelling nice and fresh. OCC is also known for using 100% Vegan and cruelty free ingredients and is also free of parabens and harsh preservatives which is a bonus in our books!

As far as staying power goes it does last pretty long but be careful not to smudge your lips because you’ll end up with a stained mess. I did find that it was a little hard to rub off with a plain tissue so you’ll probably want to use a makeup wipe for removal. It’d be wise to keep a few travel wipes in your purse just in case you run into a little accident.

Overall Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetic’s Lip Tars are a thumbs up. These cute little glosses come in 24 different colors to choose from.

Which ones do you think you’d like to try? Or if you already have them, do you love them? Or hate them? Makeup Junkie wants to know!

$12.50 USD


Jenn said...

That lip tar looks fab on you!

Make-up Junkie said...

@Jenn - aww thanks but those are the lovely lips of my writer Donna Marie :) Thanks Donna!

LipGlossGossip said...

All the colors I wanted they were sold out of at IMATS last year, I went on Sunday. I'm going both days this year so I plan on getting a bunch of these! Can't wait! :D

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Arianne (Glitter Geek) said...

Holy crap! That's amazing. I'm scared that I'll have it smeared all over my cheek, because you know, a little goes a long way. LOL. :D

Naomi said...

I picked up four Lip Tars at IMATS in November, I got clear, Hush, Grandma and Melange. In hindsight, I should have picked up Anime and Tarred. I really like that I don't need to use a lot of product but the payoff is incredible.

Makeup Junkie Donna Marie said...

No problem Joy! I need to get my hands on more of these!!!