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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 3 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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