Monday, June 20, 2011

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics

For anyone who knows me well you know I am a huge fan of lipstick but in October 2010 I discovered a product that would change what I used on my lips forever. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar is revolutionary and a must have for anyone who is a fan of lip products. 

As new Lip Tars are released I will post updated swatches.

From OCC's website: "A stunning new innovation in lip color, OCC Lip Tar combines the longevity of a lipstick, with the ease of application of a gloss. Goes on slick and moist, and dries down to a satin finish. Ultra-saturated in color, Lip Tar contains an unprecedented amount of pigment - a little goes a very, very long way! An intense yet featherweight layer of color that stands up to the scrutiny of Hi-Def Video and Digital Photography, without ever looking (or feeling!) heavy. Meant to be mixed, Lip Tar comes in concise array of colors for a limitless selection of shades made by you!"

Oh, it is that spectacular my friends. I first ordered 5 Lip Tars and as you can see my collection has grown since my first purchase.

OCC Lip Tar is 100% Vegan and Cruelty-Free, and is also free of parabens and other harsh preservatives. OCC Lip Tar does contain Hemp Oil, Peppermint Oil and Vitamin E, so if you are not a fan of Peppermint the smell may be a little much for you. I find it quite refreshing and enjoy the smell/texture of the product.

My Lippy Arsenal: Compact, Lip Brush, Lip Liner (Nude or Red) & Urban Decay Lip Primer
 It is recommended that OCC Lip Tar should be applied with a lip brush and I couldn't agree more. You seriously need a small bead of product for it to cover your lips. Over application of the product could result in feathering so be sure to use a tiny amount and line your lips with a good liner to help prevent feathering. OCC Lip Tar is so pigmented that some of the brighter colors (i.e. Harlot, Anime) will leave a stain on the lips even after removing the Lip Tar. I can apply my Lip Tar, drink coffee and eat lunch with minimal touch up needed.

Harlot, NSFW, Valentino, Stalker, Strutter & Vintage
 Here are some Lip Tar Swatches that I took. All images taken on my digital camera without flash in natural lighting in an attempt to give you a good idea of the true color. However some of these colors are SO insanely bright my camera couldn't capture their full epicness. Some of the reds may look similar but they are not! Take a look at the above image to notice the difference. OCC Reds are where it's at!

OCC Lip Tar in Harlot. Vibrant Cherry Red w/ Fiery Coral Undertone. My camera can't even handle it.

OCC Lip Tar in NSFW. True Primary Red

OCC Lip Tar in Stalker. True, Classic, Pin Up Blue-Based Red

OCC Lip Tar in Strutter. Deep Mahogany Red. Beautiful red and my camera doesn't do it justice.

OCC Lip Tar in Vintage. Deep Merlot Burgundy. Much richer/blood red in real life. Old Hollywood Deep Red!

OCC Lip Tar in Valentino. Limited Edition.

Conquest, Interlace, Cha Cha, Trick, Uber & Beta

OCC Lip Tar in Cha Cha. Creamy, Pale Tangerine.

OCC Lip Tar in Conquest. Polished Ivory Neutral

OCC Lip Tar in Trick. Pale Beige w/ Subtle Warm Undertones

OCC Lip Tar in Uber. Medium Toned Taupe

OCC Lip Tar in Beta. Vivid Neon Orange

OCC Lip Tar in Interlace. Subtle Peach Neutral.

Tone, Trollop, Divine, Pageant, Anime & Strumpet

OCC Lip Tar in Tone. Slightly Greyed Mauve/Pink

OCC Lip Tar in Trollop. Pink, Cranberry Coral

OCC Lip Tar in Divine. Bright Pink Flamingo *Pic doesn't do it justice*

OCC Lip Tar in Pageant. Beauty Queen Pink/Fuschia

OCC Lip Tar in Anime. Intense Neon Pink. This color is a must have!

OCC Lip Tar in Strumpet. Seedless Red Grape.
Vapid, Katricia, Plum, Demure, Sour Grape, Hoochie

OCC Lip Tar in Vapid. Bubblegum Lavender.

OCC Lip Tar in Plum.

OCC Lip Tar in Katricia. Creamy Rich Violet.

OCC Lip Tar in Hoochie. Super Bright True Magenta.

OCC Lip Tar in Demure. Deep Purple w/ Intense Fuchsia Understones *Pic doesn't do it justice*

OCC Lip Tar in Sour Grape. Limited Edition. Cross between Strumpet & Demure.
Tarred, RX, Traffic, LoFi

OCC Lip Tar in RX. Primary Cyan Blue.

OCC Lip Tar in Lo-Fi. Opaque Mint Green. *Pic doesn't do it justice. Will retake ASAP*

OCC Lip Tar in Tarred. True Opaque Black.
OCC Lip Tar in Traffic. Primary Yellow.

Yellow Iron Oxide, Red Iron Oxide & Dangerous

OCC Lip Tar in Yellow Iron Oxide. Mustard Yellow, Excellent for Mixing.

OCC Lip Tar in Red Iron Oxide. Mahogany/Auburn Red. Excellent for Mixing.

OCC Lip Tar in Dangerous. Stone Grey. Excellent for Mixing.
  Oops! Didn't mean to hold Red Iron Oxide upside down! 

Red Iron Oxide, Yellow Iron Oxide & Dangerous were released in Spring 2011 and was described as OCC's ultimate mixing companions. For example, Red Iron Oxide & Yellow Iron Oxide mix to make a shade similar to Trick.

Fall 2011 Lip Tars: Pretty Boy, Butch & Queen
OCC Lip Tar in Pretty Boy. Rich, Saturated Fuchsia.

OCC Lip Tar in Butch. True Periwinkle, Daring But Wearable Blue.

OCC Lip Tar in Queen. Intense, Nearly-Neon Red/Pink.
 Some of these colors may have you raising an eyebrow but keep in mind that these colors are meant to be mixed! You can create your own custom shades (NSFW & LoFi = Plum) or wear as is. Before you apply your Lip Tars make sure you exfoliate your lips because if they are chapped (see my image of Lo-Fi) it will be easily seen. Which is why I always apply lip primer prior to application. 

My closing remarks would be give these Lip Tars a try! OCC Lip Tar retails at $13.00 8mL and is worth every penny. I seriously adore them and haven't worn any of my lip stick since I purchased!


  1. oh wow i really need to get me some of these!! there awesome!


    Second, i really need some of those colors!

  3. Thanks Ladies! <3

    The Lip Tars are really insane! :) I don't have them all *yet* and I cannot help but recommend them to people I know! Thank you for reading!

  4. omg i so love OCC lip tars!! so beautiful!

  5. Awesome... Love Demure, Dvine & Trollop

  6. Great swatches, You have a very complete collection! Makes me want to get more myself, 9 is not enough for me.

  7. THANK YOU for such a massive, well-photographed range of swatches! So hard to find decent pictures of these Lip Tars, you've saved me a huge amount of searching :)


  8. I was between NSFW and Stalker, but because of your post I chose Stalker

  9. beautiful swatches,you are the first to swatch Tarred successfully... I have to get some off these asap !! Thanks for your help !

  10. Great swatches! Thank you so much for these - I've been trying hard to decide which Lip Tar to try out as my first...this has helped immensely!!
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  11. Thanks so much for these swatches! I'm stuck between Stalker and NSFW, but since I have a medium skin tone (think like a Latin colouring) I might go for NSFW thanks again!!