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Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar Review and Swatches

June 28, 2011

Finally, here are pictures and swatches of the Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tars I got from The Makeup Show! Be prepared to drool ladies!

OCC Lip Tars

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!

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tars
OCC Anime Lip Tar Swatch
OCC NSFW Lip Tar Swatch
OCC Memento Lip Tar Swatch
OCC Hush Lip Tar Swatch
OCC Trick Lip Tar Swatch
OCC Interlace Lip Tar Swatch

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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  • Reply Karen June 28, 2011 at 10:34 am

    SO PRETTY! Not that I need anymore lippies 😛

  • Reply Julie June 28, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    I absolutely love them! I’ve heard so much about them & I want to buy them, but shipping is way too expensive 🙁

    • Reply Phyllis June 28, 2011 at 6:04 pm

      You should! Shipping is a flat $7.50 which evens out as long as you buy a few. Plus there’s no sales tax for residents outside of NY so it’s not really that bad.

  • Reply Rai June 28, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    I’d say the blue is a true blue but not cyan, which is a mix of blue & green . It’s the color your printer uses 🙂

    Will you be swatching the blue, white and yellow? Or using them to mix new colors?

    • Reply Phyllis June 28, 2011 at 6:10 pm


      I know RX looks a bit like a true blue in my pics but the description was taken from OCC’s website and the color is indeed a primary cyan. It looks exactly like the Cyan (subtractive primary) in the link you mentioned.

      I will post more swatches once I get to play with them some more =)

      • Reply Rai June 28, 2011 at 6:56 pm

        How interesting, I can’t wait to see it 🙂

  • Reply Phoebe June 29, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Oh wow! I really want Anime! That looks incredible!

    • Reply Phyllis June 29, 2011 at 11:10 pm

      Yes Anime is the prettiest, loudest hot pink I have. It beats my favorite MAC Girl About Town and Show Orchid lipsticks handsdown!

  • Reply yuyu35 June 29, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    OCC Memento is such a pretty color

  • Reply Felicia June 30, 2011 at 10:51 am

    I can’t wait to see the blue swatch! Although you mentioned it’s for mixing it would be neat to see it on its own.

  • Reply natsmakeup July 1, 2011 at 4:51 am

    I liiiike thiS! =D

  • Reply CC July 4, 2011 at 12:03 am

    I have had 3 tubes and 6 sample jars of OCC, and I am no longer impressed with them. They are very opaque and have an almost whitish undercast. Very few can be worn on their own, in my opinion (maybe the new ones are better). I gave all of them away. Just my two cents worth. And fyi, the shades I had were Anime, Grandma, Vintage (my fave of the bunch), Memento, Feathered, Cha Cha, Hush, the taupey shade, and another pinkish one,

  • Reply bellodgia76 July 4, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    I also don’t like the liptars. They don’t last well on the lips and bunch up and give white lines/change colot around the corner of your lips when you wear them longer than an hour.I can imagine they work great for industry use such as photoshoots, but really not for every day. The colors are very opaque and have no luminosity to them. They are emollient, but I find they don’t moisturize and just lie on my lips accentuating any dry flakes.

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