OCC Lip Tars

First of all, I absolutely LOVE the name. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics. I mean, hello! It's maybe not politically correct, but I can't help myself and I think it's pretty perfect. I'm sure you've heard of these Lip Tars some time or another? They have been a pretty hot topic in the colorful world of makeup for quite some time now, and I've managed to steer clear - until now. I'm blaming VampyVarnish for that. She recently published a little review and some swatches of her six newly acquired Lip Tars, and when I saw them on her lips I was completely and utterly sold. I've seen people raving about these Lip Tars before, but they seemed so.. moist to me. Now I realized, after seeing VV's pictures, that the trick was in the amount of product - and her application was flawless!

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics: Lip Tars

I therefore decided to invest in a few of these Lip Tars. They come in every color you can imagine, and if you by any chance should happen to imagine a color which isn't part of their selection, well, then you're free to mix it up yourself. Fantastic! I went looking for some good swatches, and ended up choosing five pretty neutral colors. These thumbnails doesn't show the colors any justice at all, so you'll have to use Google to really see how these fabulous lip colors work.

Each tube contains 8 ml, and costs $12.50 (which would be about 78,- NOK with today's exchange rate) if you choose to order them directly from Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics - and yes, OCC ships worldwide! You only need the tiniest little blob, and it should be applied with a lip brush. A tube of Lip Tar will pretty much last you a life time.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics: Lip Tars (swatches)

I tried doing some swatching of my own, but since these Lip Tars was a lot more liquid than I had ever imagined it was a little hard getting only the tiniest amount of products out of the tube. Please disregard the sloppy blobs! I'm happy to discover that all five colors look quite different in real life as opposed to the tube, but I don't really understand why I would order a color like Melange. Anyway, they smell faintly of peppermint - which I like - and they look immensely cool to mix! I'm also happy to announce that they are completely non-sticky.

Photos © Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics & Shamini Thevarajah '10

Posted by Shamini on August 30, 2010 – 1:29 AM

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  1. Ive heard so much about them too but to be honest Ive never really been interested, I didnt think it looked so good on the girls as I thought it would be… maybe they put too much on Smile
    It would be fun to try them out… but I dont have the money for that Smile

    I love the colors tough Smile especially Grandma (im obsessed with everything peachy, corally and orange) Grin and Memento (just cause pink seems to fit my lips pretty well) Grin

    Btw, youve got a very lovely blog Smile

  2. Anna:
    I was thinking the same thing, until I saw VampyVarnish’ swatches and then went looking for more. The Lip Tars look hideous to me when they look like a thick pile of gunk on your lips – I figured I’d give them a try when I saw that a normal and nice application could actually be done. Smile

    When they arrived in the mail I was a tiny bit disappointed, because all five tubes look quite similar in color. I will be adding swatches shortly, at least on my hand. “Grandma” was one of my favorites too!

    Lastly, thank you so much for your nice words, it’s highly appreciated. Smile I hope you’ll stick around, and that I’ll see your comments more often! Have an excellent day. Smile

  3. Helt genialt navn, kunne ikke være mer enig. Jeg antar det kommer noen “testbilder” når du har fått de? Wink

  4. Linda:
    Slenger opp noen swatches straks, gjort på hånda bare. Selv om de ikke gir helt samme inntrykk som fargene gjør på leppene er det langt bedre enn ingenting. Swatches på leppene kommer muligens etterhvert – men jeg lover ingenting! Wink

  5. Elsker navnet jeg også! Smile Håper på leppeswatches, har hørt så utrolig mye bra om disse Smile

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