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Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar Swatches and Photos Part 2

August 3, 2011

After my first batch of OCC Lip Tar Swatches, I decided to let the artist in me come out and play. Following the basics of color theory, I used the primary colors – NSFW (primary red), Yellow Iron Oxide (mustard yellow) and RX (primary cyan blue) – along with Feathered (white), to create my very own shades. To start off, here are swatches of just RX and Yellow Iron Oxide as requested by you guys:

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics RX Lip Tar Swatch

OCC Yellow Iron Oxide Lip Tar Swatch
Wearing OCC Lip Tar NSFW mixed with RX and Feathered

OCC NSFW + RX + Feathered Lip Tars


Wearing OCC Lip Tar RX mixed with Yellow Iron Oxide and Feathered

OCC Yellow Iron Oxide + RX + Feathered Lip Tars


Wearing OCC Lip Tar NSFW mixed with Yellow Iron Oxide and Feathered

OCC NSFW + Yellow Iron Oxide + Feathered Lip Tars



Since OCC Lip Tars are uber opaque as I mentioned in my review, I had to use three times as much of the white to lighten the color to make it more wearable. RX also seemed to stain my lips, skin and even teeth (yikes!) so using a brush for application and an oil-based remover is highly recommended.

What’s your favorite shade?

OCC Lip Tar is available at Sephora for $16.

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10 Comments

  • Reply apple August 4, 2011 at 12:46 am

    purple and green! the pastel like colours are gorgeous for the summer!

    • Reply Phyllis August 4, 2011 at 9:52 am

      That’s exactly what I was thinking when I was mixing the colors =)

  • Reply minicolor August 4, 2011 at 4:50 am

    I love RX. I’d be tempted to smear these Lip Tars on my eyes. O_o

    • Reply Phyllis August 4, 2011 at 9:50 am

      Lol I don’t think these can be used on the eyes. They do stain the skin a bit and will most likely smear in seconds. You can try MUFE Flash Color instead.

    • Reply Rai August 4, 2011 at 7:08 pm

      Don’t do it, they have peppermint in them! It might give a nice tingle to lips but I doubt your eyes will be as pleased.

  • Reply Rai August 4, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    I really like the last orange color!

    My tip for using Lip Tar: reverse lip liner (or a concealer stick that isn’t to thick and a brush). I put it on before hand as usual, but I’ll also use a little more after to touch up and create a cleaner line since lip tar feathers.

    Its my secret to perfect crisp red lips with NSFW 🙂

  • Reply yuyu35 August 4, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    out of this colors i like Yellow Iron Oxide and OCC NSFW + Yellow Iron Oxide + Feathered Lip Tars

  • Reply amy August 7, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    My favourites are the yellow and the orange.

  • Reply Janice February 14, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    as pre-caution noted in OCC website lip tars should not be use in eye area due to its peppermint content.

  • Reply Ruth March 31, 2012 at 12:23 am

    I’m over here searching for Tar and Feathers for my World History class and I find this… this awesomeness.
    ._. Majorly awesome.
    <3

    (Christmas list…)

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