Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics • Lip Tar • Lipstick
|Would buy this product again.||59%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I do like the OCC Lip Tar. It stays on at least 8+ hours without needing to reapply, it has a variety of shades that I'm in love with and can't wait to try. I genuinely like this product and can't wait to experiment with further.
That said: I got Femme and the clear one. I always do as the videos instruct, waiting for the clear coat to soak in before putting a small drop (and they are right; a very small dab'll do ya!) of the color on my lips.
But I notice a few issues with it that make me hesitate. One of them is the drying factor on my lips, but that is not as much of a problem if you use the clear coat first. The other issue is that it slides off the upper part of my lips and exposes the actual color in addition to being really streaky-looking after applying.
I do genuinely like this product and I'm hoping that it's just the color I chose that's causing this. If not, oh well. I still like it anyways.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
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!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
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.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
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 cp. 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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
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 ;)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
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.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
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.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm Hair: Other, Kinky, Fine Eyes: Black
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.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Other, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
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?
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
I was so disappointed in these Lip Tars. It dried & cracked my lips, no matter what I layered under or over it & wore off within an hour.
The more pink/red/purple ones seemed to wear down to a faded hot pink that looked like you'd smeared it on yesterday!
I would strongly recommend against buying a colour in Lip Tar you haven't tested personally, as hours of online research comparing loads of different pictures & reviews showed me that the colours look very different on different people. A bit obvious I know, but there seems to be a BIG changeability factor (what, that's a word...!).
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
OMG! How have I never tried lip tars before?!? They seriously are the most AMAZING lipstick I've ever used. I have NSFW, Strumpet and Memento and they seriously feel like nothing on the lips (which just blows my lipstick loving mind!), the color (when properly applied) lasts several hours (even through eating & drinking!) and wears away to a nice stain.
I will say its tricky to apply, you only need a small drop and you MUST use a lipstick brush. These are meant to be mixed and memento is much too pale on my very pigmented lips, but mixed w/ NSFW creates the prettiest soft rose.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I decided to order some lip tar after I heard about it and I am obsessed with them. I almost never wear anything on my lips because I don't like the stickiness of lip gloss and I am always drinking something so lip stick comes off. I wear lip tar all the time. You only need a tiny pen size drop for your both of your lips so the tube will last you for a very long time. The color is so bright and stays that color for hours. It also does not come off when you drink something. Absolutely amazing.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Blue
Lip tars have their definite pros and cons in my book.
The things I do like about them are the high level of pigmentation, the small amount that is required for use, the customisable nature of the product to mix and match your own perfect shades (I think this is the biggest draw for me), and the longevity of wear on the lip.
You do need to be careful in how much you apply, otherwise you will get feathering and slip, and a lip brush is a must, you're just not going to get a clean edge otherwise. Unfortunately I tend not to reach for these when I'm in a hurry as I do have to take care in application and cannot swipe it on quickly like a regular lipstick. They recently updated the packaging, getting rid of the old doe foot slanted tip, and switching to a thin tapered tip that discourages application directly from the tube. I've not actually bought any of the updated packaged ones yet, but I can say I'm happy to see the change made. As the product is essentially a thin oily liquid, if there's any remaining around the slanted tip, it easily seeps into the threading on the cap, and can make a big mess when opening and closing, and is near impossible to get out. The thin viscosity of the oil makes it prone to leaking if you get any around the threading (on the tubes, or in any containers you may mix your own colours in) as it creates a kind of wick effect, so take care when storing these that they are closed well, that no product is around the threading. Because of the potential for leaks or mess, I never carry these with me, they always live at home.
With a lot of the colours, I find they aren't quite flattering going on as is, I get a lot better colour results by mixing my own shades. This is fun, but can be a pain, as you either have to make it ahead of time and find empty pots to store (and record what you put in should you want to recreate it), or to mix it then and there on your hand, which is messy, and may be hard to duplicate.
You'll find you get a standard opaque finish with these, they go on slightly shiny, but as the oils seep into your lips, they do begin to feel a little drier from the pigment left behind, and I usually find I want to apply some lip balm as they get drier (which unfortunately decreases the longevity). I have tried adding mineral shimmers and interference to these to alter the finish, but the opaqueness of the lip tar tends to swallow it up, and I haven't got anything beyond a very slight frost when adding it to straight lip tar. I have however achieved better results when adding a small amount of lip tar to a clear gloss then adding the shimmer, as it brings the opaqueness down enough to let the shimmery particles show through.
There's some great colours available, some wearable as is, some far out ones that you think you'd never use in a million years on their own, but make great additions to a custom colour.
Overall it's a nifty product, with great potential, but the some of the things that make it truly unique and adaptable are also the very things that cause its problems. They're worth trying though, and having a few around for custom colours.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I've got six of these lovely Lip Tars and I couldn't be happier. They can be a little odd to apply at first: it's easy to apply too much product -it will bleed on your lips. So you just need a tiny, tiny bit to go!! They offer a huge selection of colours and, honestly, I love them all, specially the pinks, violets and reds. There are many unique colours, like Demure or Grandma. Just lovely. They last for a VERY long time on your lips and you can even drink, eat or kiss.
Bad thing about them? Packaging. Sometimes air will get inside the tube and "spit" the product, which is annoying and can dirt your clothes and all.
Overall: good product, great colours, good quality.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I purchased the Lip Tar in Hush. This product did not work for me. The consistency was a bit too thick/opaque (no matter how little I used) and the color turned a sort of peachy pink on me ... I thought it would be more of a true light pink. Anyway, this line is just not my cup of tea, but others seem to like it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I have to agree with Valentina555, this product leans too peachy/orange for me to use, but I'm an NC-15 girl with pale lips, so I suppose more pigmented lips would be able to pull it off? Plus, I already own a similar product to it: NYX Xtreme Lip Cream in Nude Peach Fuzz. I find that one to be superior to this, as it's thicker, not as drying, and has better packaging, IMO. The staying power for both is about 3 to 4 hours, so not all too different in my eyes.
Overall, I wouldn't repurchase this.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Warning: Defective packaging and very poor customer service!
I loved my lip tars and received three of them a few months ago as a gift (that I had requested.) After using one a few times, I retrieved it from my makeup bag only to find it had seeped out and had covered everything in pigment. The bag was ruined and I had a huge mess to clean up. I realized that the little white "stopper" on the inside of the cap had broken off, and therefore there was nothing stopping the gloss from escaping. Major packaging flaw.
I wrote the company and they actually told me "Hi Cathy,
Thanks so much for your reply. Unfortunately, within the four months since it was purchased, there are so many ways that the tube could have incurred damage, that we are unable to to further assist you at this time."
Damage? A lip gloss? In four months? After three uses?
No offer to replace it? No apology for the bag that it ruined? Nothing?
This is extremely poor customer service. Some of the worst I've ever experienced. I bought 7 tubes of lip tar during that purchase. I loved it. This has spoiled it forever for me.
Horrible customer service.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Curly Eyes: Blue
This lip tar is excellent. It's a peachy/pinkish shade that would look especially good for summer. I'm a redhead, so it suits me perfectly, because it's slightly orange-y on me. It would certainly look great with a smokey eye. Lip tars are excellent, and Hush is one of my faves so far!