Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics • Lip Tar • Lipstick
|Would buy this product again.||52%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
- Pigment is great! Color really pops out! A little goes really long way.
- No flavor or smell! I have tried so many lip product where I like the color, but smell or taste was really offensive to me. (ex: vanilla, watermelon, strawberry, cherry...)
- Comes off very easily! It would be gone completely after a drink or a meal. I'm not sure if this is because I'm not using Clear Lip tar underneath.
- Feathers really easily. When it stains around mouth, it is hard to get off. (require remover and then foundation on top of face to get led of it!)
-Packaging could be better. You need the little bag to keep brush and lip tar, but it is bit annoying to open and close.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
My review is for the 'clear' lip tar.
I have yet to try any colors, but after trying the clear I am excited and can't wait.
I use the clear before I apply ANY lip color I own... even Ruby Woo by MAC. My lips dry out and feel chapped very fast and frequently, so I normally always just use chapstick under everything. I feel when I apply the clear before AND after, that it make the color last much longer, and keep my lips super hydrated. However, it does not help with color transfer. Infact. I think it makes lip color transfer faster... but it still hold the color, if that makes any sense at all. I just don't have to apply my lipstick as frequently when I wear the clear. With ruby woo, I prefer the matte look, so I apply the clear, allow it to absorb for 5-10 minutes, I blot, and then I apply my lipliner, ruby woo, my lip mix and i'm good to go.
When I do want some more shine (say, when I wear Girl About Town, by MAC) I apply it the same way, but I apply the clear on top as well. It's awesome.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I got the Strumpet (a berry colour) in the Sephora Give Me More Lip Set, and I love it but I have to say, it's not without serious cons.
Let's start with the pros though:
- Excellent pigment.
- No flavour or smell.
- Feels great on the lips.
- Runs everywhere and comes off easily! I ate while wearing it and it went all round my mouth, so I looked like a clown.
- Feathers really easily on me, probably because it's liquid. I wear a lip liner but it still bleeds.
- Super pigmented, so if you get it anywhere outside your lips, it stains and is hard to get off.
I really like it though, so I'm trying to find a lip liner that will help keep it stay and not feather. If I can prevent it from bleeding and transferring too much, I will be buying more colours!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I purchased three OCC Lip Tar's at IMATS a few years back: Reverb, Grandma & Hush. The original package was very messy an leaked but it has since been changed. I have no comment on the new packaging and my comments are based on the original formulation ( I am not aware if it changed at all ).
PROS: I love the colour range of these products and the versatility with combining colours.
CONS: The product is very thin and needs lip liner to stop from it wandering all over my face. The lip liner however does not stop the stain from rubbing all over my teeth and whatever my lips touch. Grandma completely separated and was oily, shaking it didn't keep it together. Hush was very drying. Reverb was the nicest but it did transfer. I wouldn't feel comfortable going out for a long period of time wearing a lip tar. I feel like I have to babysit it. I am a low maintenance lip product girl. So, the Lip Tar's just don't work for me.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This stuff is suspiciously like Lip Ink, a supposed non-transferable, long-lasting stain that I first tried 15 years ago. It smelled horribly, was very drying and disappeared except for a ring around my lips, so I got rid of it. (Lip Ink is still for sale online.)
I bought three samples of the Lip Tar off of eBay - I got Vintage, Stalker and NSFW. The last two are almost identical in the sample tubes I received. They are all pretty colors.
The Lip Tar went on pretty easily, although I blotted some off because the intensity was too much for a day time office look. It felt pretty good and didn't smell bad. It didn't feel dry, although I wonder if over time the formula dries out lips. It didn't bleed into fine lines, even without a liner, but it wore off after I carefully ate some crackers a couple hours after application. It left a ring in the middle of my lips, not on the edge - perhaps my lips were drier or rougher there.
I'm going to test another sample and not eat or drink and see how long it lasts or if it leaves a ring.
Anyway, since it didn't last long and left the ring, I won't be buying full sizes.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
NC25 Chinese, warm yellow tone. More of a color diary:
Queen - fuscia pink, can be toned down if needed.
Momento - orange brown
Nylon - glowing clown pink
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is a really great product if you're looking for very pigmented, long lasting lip wear. All colors are mixable. My only problem is drying out. Just like everyone else has said, it dries out because that's what makes it last so long. It dries matte and for me it's too dry.
BUT I found a SOLUTION!!! Yes, you can apply clear lip glosses or the clear Lip Tar that you need to purchase separately. However, I found a cheaper alternative (because you probably already have these in your makeup bag). I have a few of those jumbo lip balm sticks from Revlon and CoverGirl. They don't have every color of the rainbow, but they have most pink, red, orange, and purple toned colors. Most of these are sheer with buildable color, which means you don't have to apply it super neatly. I hate reapplying makeup, so I've found this to be the most convenient way to rehydrate my lips.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Pros: highly pigmented(pretty boy is almost neon!), easy application, large variety of colors to choose from, a little goes a long way, great staying power.
Cons: drying (but nothing a little lip balm/lip gloss won't cure.)
In short I'll definitely be adding more OCC Lip Tars to my collection!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
What am I doing wrong. Granted, I've only had this for a day (bought both the clear base and a vibrant deep pink called "Pretty Boy"). I know OCC's Lip Tars are legendary for lasting hours but 2 attempts yesterday (one with the clear base and one without) and the product did not last on me at all and certainly not nearly as long as the lipstick I was looking to replace for a special day that's coming up where I didn't want to have to be reapplying my lipstick throughout the day. I'm going to keep trying but unless I find success of some sort, these products will be going back. I was actually fearing dried out, stained lips - that was what really worried me, based on what I know and have seen of the Lip Tars. What I got was greasy lips (using the base) and a product that slipped off really fast. Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong?
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I've been very impressed with my lip tar. No feathering so far and great staying power. I put eos lip balm under lip tar. I also squeeze a tiny portion onto palette, make mistake of applying directly to brush initially and way too much product. Cruelty free to boot which is important to me. Will repurchase!!