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As you may or may not know, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics has some killer lip shades called Lip Tar. Now I have reviewed their nail polish in the past, but hadn’t tried anything else of theirs. Until now. I was hearing about these SO MUCH on blogs, Twitter and You Tube so I thought, what more perfect opportunity to try them out than Halloween?
Lip Tars are like a combination of lipstick and lip gloss. They are extremely opaque like a lipstick, but glossy and smooth like a lip gloss. They are meant to be mixed, so you can create a ton of different colors. They are also very moist, and contain Hemp Oil, Peppermint Oil and Vitamin E. They are vegan and cruelty-free as well!
The colors I got are ones that will go best with my costume (gothic vampire) and they are NSFW and Tarred. Check them out along with goofy pics of me wearing them!
NSFW is a true, classic red. This color screams 1950’s red to me, it’s just perfect. Not only is the color perfect, the consistency of this stuff is freakin amazing! I can’t even begin to explain the opacity here. It is SO opaque and thick, and not runny or sticky at all. I took just the tiniest amount on a lip brush, and placed it on my lip and it covered so much area. I used hardly any to do my whole lip. The texture is really nice, it’s creamy, and like I said NO stickiness whatsoever. It has a very mild mint scent to it. What I love about this one compared to a lot of the other colors is that it can be worn straight out of the tube, doesn’t need to be mixed or toned down or anything to look “normal”. This one stayed in place very well also, I didn’t use a lip liner, but I didn’t have it on for long either so I can’t comment on longevity of the product.
Tarred is a solid black. This one also completely blew my mind with the opacity. This stuff is BLACK going on immediately. Most blacks I have tried you have to build up to get it truly dark, but not this. It’s also really nice and shiny, which I love. My only issue with this is that it tended to bleed on me pretty quickly, which you can see from the pics. I even had my lips lined with a black eyeliner to prevent that, but it still happened. Now I may have had oil around my lip area from removing the red, so that could be the culprit. It’s not enough to stop me from trying it out again though! I think next time I will line and fill in my entire lip with a black eyeliner, then use just a tiny amount to go over that and see if it makes a difference.
This is Tarred as the base and then just a little NSFW mixed in and blended, creating a blackened red effect. This is the look I am planning on using for Halloween.I love this because it somehow looks deeper and more interesting than one straight color.
I am beyond impressed with these. I had been hearing about them for months and kept thinking it was all just hype. Really, it’s not hype these are seriously amazing, and I plan on buying more for sure! There are eighteen colors left for me to try, haha!
You can find these on OCC’s website here and they retail for $12.50 each.
What’s the verdict, do you guys like them?