While the name might not be politically correct (or one I think is “cute”) the products by Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics are pretty darn cool. Oh and also they are Vegan & cruelty-free, yay!
As you may or may not know, OCC has this really cool lip stuff called Lip Tar. It’s kind of a mix between a lipstick and a lip gloss. You get the opacity and vivid colors of a lipstick, while still getting the ease of application and glossiness as you would with a lip gloss. I reviewed their gorgeous red Lip Tar called NSFW and their black one called Tarred in the past here. I have also reviewed their very nice nail polishes as well. Note: I saw a Tweet from them that they are coming out with new nails colors soon, I can’t wait to see what they have in store!
I decided to try some more of the Lip Tar’s since they now have a few more wearable colors. They have about 26 colors in total now. The great thing about these is that you can mix them to create pretty much any color under the sun. But I am lazy, so I prefer to wear them straight out of the tube.
Speaking of the tube, these come in an 8ML tube with an angled tip to squeeze the product out of. You only need the SMALLEST amount of the product to get serious coverage. I’m not kidding, a tiny amount. I find that using a lip brush is much easier than applying straight out of the tube.
Most of the ones I tried recently were really smooth and evened out really nicely. Two of them were on the “chalkier” side and I had some issues with, which I’ll discuss below.
L to R: Uber, Hush, Divine
- Uber is a deep kind of greyed out taupe
- Hush is a bridal pink
- Divine is a bright pink flamingo
L to R: Cha Cha, Memento, Pageant
- Cha Cha is an apricot/coral
- Memento is a mauve pink
- Pageant is a bright fuchsia pink
Uber is kind of a strange color, which is what drew me into buying it. I love taupe anything, and when I saw pics of it online it reminded me of one of my favorite MAC lipsticks from long ago called Folio. They no longer make Folio and I have half a tube left, and have been looking for something similar. This could be it! If you prefer to not look dead, then this might not be the color for you, ha!
Hush is the perfect antique looking pink. Not TOO pink, not too bright. It’s like a great pink neutral and this is probably the one I will wear the most of these.
Divine is on the bright side and a little chalky. I didn’t get as even a coverage with this as with most of the others for some reason. I still love the color and will try and work with it!
Cha Cha is the only one I can say I won’t be wearing. Of these six, this is the least wearable color in my opinion. It’s VERY bright, much brighter than this pic depicts, and it almost looks clownish. It’s definitely not a color you would think of as “natural” looking. Also I had the most application issues with this one. It was chalky and not as smooth going on.
Memento is another very pretty and wearable pink. This is probably the one I will wear second most of these. Love it!
Pageant is a super bright, cool fuchsia, which I adore. It’s definitely wearable, but really bright and obvious. It’s the kind of color you wear when you are feeling bold!
I am smitten with these and want to try more of them. I am just amazed at how little amount you need for such opaque coverage!
Have you tried Lip Tar yet? Which ones are calling your name?