I love lip tars! No yucky ingredients, no animal testing, vegan, highly pigmented, awesome! You only need the TINIEST bit, so they will last forever. Great colour selection!
While the texture and longevity of this product is as good as you've heard, the color range leaves a LOT to be desired. Colors are all a little "off" yet not pure enough to be mixed without muddiness. Even if mixing were easily accomplished, the price tag is too high for most wearers to be comfortable purchasing five or six tubes in order to build a palette.
Another disappointment is the price compared to the unfathomably small amount of product needed. A tube could be half its size and still provide two years of daily use, which would be preferable to spending almost $20 for something that will go rancid before it's used up.
I fell in love with a LE color, Butch, which is a periwinkle blue. I finally gave in and ordered it and a couple more. LOVE LOVE LOVE!
Lip tars are NOT lip glosses. They MUST be applied with a lip brush. They can NOT be applied directly out of the tube - well, they can but they'll look like c&#p. One or two drops the size of a pinhead are enough to give my lips complete opaque coverage. The color lasted many hours with only a little fading. Salad dressing was the one culprit that really took it off. They are phenomenally pigmented, although a sheerer application is possible if a color is too strong or bright for your taste.
Lip Tars may accentuate any textures in your lips. So it is best to exfoliate and moisturize well before applying a Lip Tar. However, take note, as it says on the OCC website, "glosses that contain silicone do not play well with Lip Tar" So know your ingredients first before mixing or putting a Lip Tar over or under another lip product. continued >>
I absolutely love lip tars at the moment, I own 5 colours (queen, anime, belladonna,demure, trick) and purchased 4 more online yesterday! Being a huge fan of bright, over the top colours I find that they have an Amazing range with endless possibilities as far as mixing is concerned. I have never experienced feathering even without liner but I do find my lips are a little dry sometimes after wearing these (nothing a quick scrub doesn't fix tho!) They literally last ALL day on me even with eating and drinking and I only need the tiniest bit to cover my whole lips with complete opaqueness! $18 (+ postage... Living in Australia sucks for lovers of popular makeup brands) is quite a bit to spend on one colour but with the amount you need to use I don't see myself ever finishing these. The packaging is okay but sometimes I find the product can come out a little too fast which is a bit of a con for me. I get compliments every time I wear these and I love the semi matte finish. By far one of the best lip products I have ever used and ALL I will be buying from now on ;)
Cute packaging. That's about it. These lip tars are so runny, and they make your lips look like plastic. The mixing shades is what appealed to me, but the colors all just turn out looking like crap. I was expecting thick and creamy, something that would actually STAY on my lips, but these bled right off after leaving my lips look like a Bratz doll. Waste of money. I wish I could find the receipt so I could return them to Sephora.
The colors are beautiful and easy to mix into countless gorgeous shades.
Intially these are creamy feeling on the lips. As with most long lasting colors they tend to be drying as time passes. Balm and gloss help combat it.
I bought these because they are supposed to be really long lasting. As my experience has been with other color products, some shades lasted longer than others. They did not perform better than a good matte lipstick or any other long wearing product. The shades that lasted longest, however, did not stay put uniformly resulting in patches of color dried to my lips. The color can run without proper application and does transfer.
These are not portable, especially if you mix colors for a specific shade. I like to grab a tube and inconspicuously reapply. I feel that part of beauty is that it remains somewhat mysterious. Constantly fiddling for this and that for touchup is tacky and gives the impression that you are comsumed with how you look. This stuff requires more of a production to apply than I care for.
I will be returning and will not repurchase. Except maybe one. The pearl white shade (Iced) is brilliant when applied in the middle of your bottom lip. It really gives the look of plump, full lips.
I purchased this at sephora in the color hush, it looked like itd be a nude type of color put when I put it on it was way to light for me, I literally looked like I was a porn star with light nudeish pink lips. The colors just not for me at all and the formula ended up drying out my lips. On the plus side it did last roughly about 4 hours. I wouldn't bother repurchasing it, the products just not for me.
My friend got them for me as a gift. I had heard the hype and was thrilled when I got them. The colors were Hush, Nylon, and Electric Grandma. It was one of those products that I loved before I even tried it on. But then I actually tried them on. I started with Nylon. The consistency was terrible. It wasn't unlike Elmer's glue. The color was crazy neon. It may have worked in the 80s, but I do not enjoy applying highlighter to my lips. I assumed that I just put on too much, but I tried again using the smallest possible amount. My lips looked like a streaky mess, and on top of that, still grossly neon! It left the cracks in my lips stained purple. Then I moved onto Hush. I thought it would look more natural. I was not so. It looked just as fake, even with a small amount. Almost like my lips were plastic. Not for me. Electric Grandma was pretty much the same, but metallic. At least when I (finally!) got it off, it left my lips pinkish and metallic. I tried mixing colors together, but it came to pretty much the same results. I don't get the finish, it's neither matte or glossy. And it can't even layer well under gloss. I wore a mixture of Electric Grandma with Nylon (the most wearable thing I could come up with) for a bit to test the wear. By the end my lips had feathered, and after just one hour my lips were splotchy and faded. My lips were insanely dry. I guess if you like really sticky, drying, bright lip products with awful wear, then this is for you. This just doesn't hold up to the hype. Needless to say, not for me.
I have a lip tar in the shade Nylon, and I LOVE IT.
Lip tars are minty smelling liquid lipsticks that come in a variety of bright shades and they are easily mixable.
Mine came with a little lip brush (I ordered from sephora online) and it applied so esily with the brush.
-I love the satin matte finish.
-I love being able to wear it sheer or completly opaque (needs a lip liner if you want to go FULL hog)
-Bright neon pink colour. Great Pigmentation. Stays on, looks great.
You need to prep your lips to wear these. You also need a lip brush. If you're ok with those two, say hello to a lovely product.
EDIT 04/2013: This settles into my lip lines, I have plush full lips, so this is annoying that I have to line them to wear this product... This unique colour is still lovely.
Overall I'm pleased with these. I can apply thin & it looks like a stain. Or more, for a vibrant pop of color. (Not too thick cuz it looks weird & is prone to feathering.)
What I don't like, is that the packaging doesn't say say they are made in. I called & they said they can't disclose the country of manufacture, which is kind of shady. But they assuered me it's not made in China. Go figure... If it were made somewhere good, it would say, right? continued >>