Before the craze of liquid lipsticks hit social media and the stores, OCC aka Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics was already serving a delicious buffet of liquid lipsticks to choose from: The Lip Tars.
And even though their original squeeze-tube packaging is still available, OCC have now launched their favorite lip tars in ‘ready to wear’ traditional liquid lipstick tubes. Featuring 25 of their permanent colors, we now get to have the same amazing formula with a ‘mess and fuss free’ application.
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ROW 1: Sebastian, John Doe, Hollywood, Interlace, Grandma – ROW 2: Strumpet, Lydia, Digitalis, Narcissus, Femme
ROW 3: NSFW, Queen, Anime, Memento, Hush – ROW 4: Black Dahlia, Anita, Black Metal Dahlia, Vintage, Stalker
ROW 5: Pagan, Technopagan, Rx, Belladonna, Hoochie
Lip Tars are considered a ‘matte finish’, however there are some metallic colors within the range. The formula contains hemp oil which keeps the lips nourished without that dry flaky feel. There’s also a hint of peppermint oil which you can smell but it’s not strong enough to be offensive or irritate the lips.
I’m glad the company decided to make lip tars available with classic tube/wand applicators as the oil and the color component of the product can separate and it gets very hard to shake and mix it back together in the squeezable tubes. Although you can still purchase the squeezable tubes with an even wider variety of colors to choose from, I think the wand applicator will be a winner, particularly for personal use.
Check out the full range of OCC Lip Tars HERE
The pigmentation factor has always been a winner for me with OCC Lips Tars as a tiny (and I mean a pin head amount) is usually enough to do one full coat over the lips. I’ve always had Lip Tars in my professional and personal makeup kits as their ease of application and staying power is amazing.
Another fun aspect of OCC Lip Tars – particularly for makeup artists, is that they come in crazy colors like bright yellow, black and even white so that you can mix and customise your own shades which makes the possibilities endless.
Below is a swatch of my must-have nude/neutral shades from OCC Lip Tar range. These are perfection if you’re a natural lip fan like I am. Tip: An additional deep vampy red like Black Dahlia or a gorgeous dark berry like Strumpet in your collection can help turn any of these shades from daytime nude to ‘custom color’ in an instant – just mix a drop (or more) of each color til you create your signature shade and you’re good to go!
Photo taken in natural light; OCC Lip Tars in Interlace, Trick, Hush, Memento
The Lip Tars come with corresponding lipliners and all OCC products are 100% cruelty free and vegan. OCC Lip Tars retail at $15 each for the tube/wand applicator and $18 for the squeezable tubes which includes a lip brush.
Shop OCC products HERE
Have you tried the Lip Tars before? What do you think of them?