Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics • Lip Tar • Lipstick
|Would buy this product again.||51%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
Horrible product!! Very runny in the tube, if you don't store it upside down and shake it, it has a clear liquid that comes out first. After I figured that out and used it, still hated it. It is very glossy and does NOT last. It rubs off 99 percent after drinking/eating and what's left is a very muted shade. Colors are bright when applied though so they are very deceiving. MAC pro longwear is still the best!!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
So much hype over these little things. Many beauty gurus on Youtube swore by this stuff, and I don't see why. I purchased a .33 oz tube from Sephora for $18. I chose the color 'Stalker' because it was exactly the same color as Mac's 'Ruby Woo' lipstick. In a rush, I didn't bother trying the product on before leaving the store. I wish I had.
So many people rave about this being smooth, creamy, moisturizing, with awesome color pay-off. I agree about the color, but everything else about it was a lie. For starters, the application process is impractical. It comes through a squeeze tube with a thin nozzle, that must be squeezed onto a brush and applied so. This is already a con, because this makes on-the-go applying difficult since you must have the brush. You could use your finger, but the product is very staining and you'll want to be precise when using it.
Another problem is its texture. It's not creamy or buttery at all. It doesn't glide on smoothly or evenly, and it will be patchy unless a smooth lip balm is worn underneath. The pigmentation is awesome, a little drop goes a long way, but it is staining and very drying on the lips. The texture is like a primer in some ways: once it's on, it turns dry and will not budge at all (except primer isn't drying and won't lose its "slip"). Even with a lip balm underneath, your lips will be chapped. You'll want to use more to get more moisture, but that won't help. One thing is that I do like the minty-ness that it has.
I love the deep, rich blue-based red. The color options in this line are amazing, I have to say, and there is something for everyone. The product doesn't transfer and has long staying power, but is hell to remove. It will smudge to another part of your face, and want to stay there until you smudge it to another area. Because it smudges around, it has a high chance of staining that area or wherever it has touched.
I really want to like this product, but I can't. Yes, the color is amazing and I've had this one tube for 2 years now because it lasts forever, but maybe if it wasn't so drying, staining, and applied like normal glosses, it would be amazing. I decided to keep it and use it for special events where I don't need to wear it for a long time, because I won't waste $18 on a product that does work with some effort. But I don't think I'd repurchase unless it is formulated to be less drying, because I can deal with the lip brush fiasco. Until then, I'll continue to use it on occasion until it runs out. Once it does, I'll just stick to 'Ruby Woo'. I do not recommend.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I got this color in the gray one bleh worst 18 dollars I ever spent its just so watery in the tube and when I squeezed it it just came out watery I was shocked I thought it was thick felt horrible on my lips idk if its just this color or what but ill stick to my beloved wet n wild lipsticks at least I can buy more with 18 dollars than just a tube of pigmented water never again
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
SELECTED SHADES: annika (pastel peach), digitalis (lavender), divine (flamingo pink), femme (bright pastel pink), grandma (coral), hush (nude pink), kimber (neon orange), mannequin (neon barbie pink), memento (soft neutral pink), narcissus (barbie pink), nylon (neon fuchsia pink), ophelia (medium pink), queen (hot pink), trollop (bright coral pink)
- long wearing
- shade selection
- little goes a long way
- product will separate
COMMENTS: I absolutely adore these. They're insanely pigmented and wear well. Some shades will even leave a stain on the lips and a little goes a very, very long way. The downside is that they're drying and can be tricky to apply (at first). The product will also separate at some point, but that's an easy fix (leave the tube sitting in opposite direction it was previously in and the oil will mix right back up). The best way method of application I have found is to use any lip gloss as your base first. This will keep your lips emollient, since these can really suck the moisture out of your lips. Then use your lip gloss applicator to apply the lip tar (squeeze a tiny amount onto the applicator) and apply. It's so much easier this way, especially for touch-ups. Sometimes I'll even use my fingers as it really melts the product into the lips better, but I don't like using a lip brush at all.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Hazel
uuuuugh. So I tried out a blue lip tar in sephora yesterday and I was in love. So in love that I immediately bought one. Unfortunately when I returned to my house i discovered that it had stained my teeth and tongue. I assumed i had just used too much. So when I tried it again I used significantly less. IT STILL STAINED MY TEETH BLUE. Also! It ended up all over my face. Fortunately I was watching a movie in the dark and I happened to run to the bathroom without anyone seeing my face, when I discovered the extent of the damage. Probably never going to wear it in public again. And I will never be buying another product from them.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
My expectations were sky high when I first bought them, which as you can imagined, lead to them being slightly disappointing. I got the Pro's Pick V.1, with Ophelia, Grandma, Melange, Psycho and Vintage, + a clear lip tar.
My first shock was with the tone of Psycho, that ended up being waaaay pinker than it looked on all photos I had seen online, where it was an almost orangy red. That aside... a little goes a long way, but at least with me, it didnt provide that great of a coverage. The color sheers out, specially if you're wearing a darker shade, so a little retouching might be in order.
It does last well, but at least on me it wasn't such a stunner on that front. It wears out to form a halo on your lips as you eat, even if the food isn't so greasy. Pressing the lips together won't do much good, since the color gets pretty dry and won't budge easily, so retouches might be needed. But, it never bled on me!
But the major factor with those for me is the FUN. There is something so very amazing about pushing those itsy bits of paint, mixing them together and brushing it onto your lips. I truly love it, how inventive it is, how fun it is to apply and create your own shade. Even if it didnt deliver so brightly on the lasting power, I don't really mind. I'm certainly looking forward to acquiring new colors, and its definitely something worth checking out!
edit: Okay, it's been a while since I've been using them. They tend to separate in the tube, fairly easily. Its pretty annoying to keep rolling it between your hands, but oh well... And they do dry up my lips quite a bit - it becomes airly noticebable after some 2 or 3 hours. :/
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Dense, sticky, smeary, mint flavored, highly pigmented lip gloss in a squeeze tube. Comes with a little lip brush. Lasts about a minute. Gets all over everything.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
Can someone explain these to me? I'm being serious. The color selection and payoff, of course, is amazing. But for $18 these things bleed something awful and make me look like a clown. Why would I spend that much money on one lip product if I am going to need to touch up every 20 minutes unless I want to look like I was being inappropriate with Ronald McDonald???
I'm more than happy to shell out for products that do great things. OCC Lip Tars are not that for me, unfortunately.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I got the color Hush. Super pigmented. A little goes a long way. I think i paid $18 for one. A little on the pricey side but i don't think its too bad.
I do however feel like the shade was lighter than what it looks like in the packaging.
It has an oily like smell.
These need to be stored in a cool room. I accidentally left mine in my computer room, and it gets fairly warm in there. I tried to use the lip tar and it came out like a tinted lip gloss and the oil smell was worse. So definitely do not let these lip tars get warm.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Bought the OCC Lip Tars Pro Pick V1 from Sephora for $49
Overall, not worth it. My NYX luscious lip gloss palette gives me the same color and is easier to apply.
I exfoliated my lips before putting on the lip tar in Ophelia, and the lip tar immediately dried out my lips. It was like every flake on my lips became visible, even flakes that weren't there before. I REALLY REALLY wanted to like these lip tars, as I've spent a long time wanting to buy them, but this is just a regrettable purchase /: .
I am a fair skinned Asian and Ophelia looks pretty awful on my lips, which is a shame cause I was most excited for this shade =/. Ophelia is the most drying out of all the tars, so now I understand why most people don't like this shade.
Grandma is the color I like best. It is a cute color.
Vintage is a burgundy red. A little drying and very hard to get off. I washed off my lipstick and even four hours later it looked like I was still wearing lipstick.
Stalker I haven't tried yet, but I'm excited. It looks like a gorgeous, rich red.