Packaged in a cute 8ml tube that fits in my palm, the Lip Tar combines the longevity of a lipstick with the ease of application of a gloss. The formula is 100% vegan, cruelty-free and contains Hemp Oil, Peppermint Oil and Vitamin E minus parabens and other harsh preservatives.
There are a total of 39 shades to choose from, which cover your regular nudes, corals, reds, pinks and even yellow, green, blue, purple, white, black and gray for mixing. I ended up getting 9 colors, including:
Hush – The perfect bridal pink, soft & natural.
Memento – Soft pink/plum neutral.
Anime – Iintense, no holds-barred neon pink.
Trick – Pale beige with subtle warm undertones.
Interlace – Subtle peach neutral.
NSFW – True primary red.
Yellow Iron Oxide – Mustard yellow, ocher in the most literal sense.
RX – Primary cyan blue.
Feathered – Pure, opaque white.
The Lip Tars applied smoothly and wet like gloss but dried within seconds to a satin finish that stayed on well. Plus the claim that they are “ultra-saturated in color with an unprecedented amount of pigment” was very true. Even the tiniest drop gave me so much color I had to blot to tone it down. Just look at the swatches below!
Will you be getting yourself some Lip Tars? Part two of the swatches here!
OCC Lip Tar is available at Sephora for $16.
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