Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar Review and Swatches

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 apply smoothly and wet like gloss but dry within seconds to a satin finish that stays on well. Plus the claim that they are “ultra-saturated in color with an unprecedented amount of pigment” is 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
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics  Anime, NSFW, Yellow Iron Oxide, RX and Feathered Lip Tars
Anime, NSFW, Yellow Iron Oxide, RX and Feathered

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Memento, Hush, Interlace and Trick Lip Tars
Memento, Hush, Interlace and Trick

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!

Overall Rating:

OCC Lip Tar is available at Sephora for $16.

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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is the beauty editor for Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.

13 COMMENTS

    • 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.

    • Rai,

      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 =)

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

  1. 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,

  2. 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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