Tuesday, August 11, 2009

OCC Lip Tars Review & Swatches

I heard about Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics aka OCC a while ago. It seems everyone was raving about this line and especially about their now famous Lip Tars so of course I had to try them!

These lip tars are super pigmented and go on slick and moist, and dries down to a satin finish. It combines the longevity of a lipstick, with the ease of application of a gloss.
A little definitely goes a long way with these. Literally a drop the size of a pin head could cover your whole lips.

The website states
that the tars are meant to be mixed. OCC Lip Tars come in concise range of colors (and black and white!) for a limitless selection of shades made by you!

OCC started off with 12 Lip Tar colours but have now expanded to a total of 20 awesome colours.

Here is a list of the colors I ordered as labeled in the pic below... (check website for the rest of the colours)



Since these are meant to be mixed think of all the color combination's you can create with just the 3 primary colours alone!

Here is how my Lip Tars arrived. In a cute little pouch, well 6 in the pouch and 2 out of them but wrapped very well for shipping. I placed my order online at http://www.occmakeup.com on July 29th & they arrived from the US on Aug 10th, so just over a week which isn't bad at all.




Here is a sample of Melange (A WEARABLE, WARM MIDTONE NEUTRAL) on me.


Most of the tars I got came with this doe foot tubes like this.


However RX came with this round head tube.


Either way I would suggest using a brush when applying these as the tars seem to be runny when flipped upside down.

Here are my swatches of the colours I received. Please don't mind the messiness like I said these tend to be runny at times.
(click to enlarge)


What I like:
  • They are 100% Vegan and Cruelty-Free, and is also free of parabens and other harsh preservatives
  • Ultra-saturated in color
  • Easily mixable
  • Not sticky
  • Once dry they really are long lasting
  • A little goes a very long long way!
  • The lip colour possibilities are endless
  • Can be used on other areas of the body
  • The site offers a pro discount
  • Fast shipping & great customer service
What I dislike:
  • If you use too much it will cause bleeding around the mouth or wherever you use it
  • Tubes can get really messy
  • Some colours stain the skin (I still have color on my arm today from yesterdays swatches even after scrubbing)
  • Can get pricey @ $12.50 USD + shipping a piece if you order a lot like I did.

Conclusion:
I'm actually really impressed with these little lip tars. I have read so many reviews on how a little went a long way but didn't really realize just how little you need until I tried them out. This tube should last me a very long time.

I love the fact that they are cruelty free and contain Hemp Oil, Peppermint Oil and Vitamin E to leave your lips feeling fabulous.

I'm not a fan of the tubes and how messy they can get but to solve this I may transfer a little bit of each colour into 5g sample jars for my kit as I feel this will make it a lot easier and cleaner in the long run.

I plan on getting a few more of the neutral shades in the future and think these are a great addition to any makeup artists/lovers kit or collection!

xoxo
Farah
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10 comments:

Michelle (Lipstick Rules) on August 11, 2009 at 2:38 PM said...

Love your review. Very thorough! I am still on the fence about getting these. Will have to chat about it when we meet :-)

Pop Champagne on August 11, 2009 at 4:01 PM said...

hehe you should totally get a shirt that says that!! And hmm those look cool, I kind of want to get the Anime, blue and black ones just to try it out in photos... I think that'd look neat!

Jaimie on August 11, 2009 at 5:03 PM said...

i'm dying to get anime, def one of my next ones

Rai on August 11, 2009 at 6:06 PM said...

Great, honest review!!
I hope you do post some lip combos.

Michelle (Lipstick Rules) on August 11, 2009 at 8:59 PM said...

Just tagged you!

Nefertari on August 12, 2009 at 4:19 AM said...

Thanks for the review! Complete and honest!

Kittynail on August 13, 2009 at 11:16 AM said...

omg those look so pretty!!!

I wish i had gorgeous big lips so i could wear those!

Renata on August 26, 2010 at 7:32 AM said...

Hi, Farah!

would you mind telling me which colors stain and which don't?

Thank you very much :)

Farah on August 26, 2010 at 9:39 AM said...

Well it was so long ago but I know the black stained for sure. I believe the blue and orange did to a bit.

Renata on August 26, 2010 at 8:35 PM said...

Thank you!

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