OCC Lip Tar Swatches!

I bought these two babies at IMATS (see previous post!) and I have already fallen deeply in love with both of them. 

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tars are an immensely pigmented liquid which are half way between a lipstick and a gloss.  They apply as a creamy liquid but dry on the lips leaving you with a stunning lip colour and a slight sheen.  They are not sticky in the slightest and they have a minty smell.  Because they are ridiculously pigmented, you only need a tiny blob to cover your whole lips.  It’s best to apply this with a lip brush, because they can get a little messy applying straight from the tube.


Divine3 Grandma6

Divine – Described as a ‘True Pink Flamingo’, both myself, Lily and Milly bought this Lip Tar because it is so beautiful.  It’s a very bright, creamy, milkshake type of pink.  Because it is so bright I find that it does accentuate any dry parts of my lips and it takes work to make it look perfect with a lip brush, but that’s forgivable because of how pretty it is.  This really brightens up my face and looks great with a smokey eye.

Grandma – I have been wearing this every day since purchasing it.  I am absolutely in love with this product, the colour is stunning and looks incredible on pale skin.  It’s described as a ‘Classic Coral’, and it looks like an coral red with a hint of orange on my lips.  I can’t explain how much I love this colour and I received a lot of compliments on it at an event that I attended yesterday! 
Mother Snooks also complimented this yesterday, saying ‘that’s a really pretty colour, it looks like a lipstick that Grandma used to wear’ (my Grandma and I obviously have amazing taste in lipstick shades, she used to wear a lot of orange based reds), and then I was like ‘OMGZ it’s called Grandma!’.  Very weird. Anyway!

What I think – OCC Lip Tars have completely lived up to my expectations and I now want more!  I love the colour shades available and even more I love the fact that you can mix them to create custom shades.  I do like to wear a lip balm underneath the Lip Tars as they do feel slightly drying on and you definitely need to apply with a lip brush to get an even and perfect coverage.  I’d say they last 2 hours on the lips, which is probably the only con I can find with them, I feel like I need to reapply them quite often (maybe I just talk too much?) and you definitely need to reapply after eating. 
You can purchase them at this website here for £8.95,  I bought mine at IMATS for £7 each. 

Have you got any OCC Lip Tars?  Which colour would be your perfect lipstick?




  1. February 9, 2012 / 6:30 pm

    I love both colours! Grandma looks so pretty but how do you thinkthese compare to the sleek pout paints?


  2. February 9, 2012 / 6:36 pm

    I love Grandma, such a gorgeous colour

  3. February 9, 2012 / 6:47 pm

    These look amazing! I love Grandma!x

  4. February 9, 2012 / 6:57 pm

    Wow, Grandma is so nice – and has such a funny name for a lipstick! xxx

  5. February 9, 2012 / 7:02 pm

    I got 3 of these at IMATS, and i've found the ones i got last ages! I ate and drank and it was still perfect! So much better application and less drying than sleek pount paints imo!

  6. February 9, 2012 / 7:37 pm

    I've never tried lip tars, but they look great (specially grandma) 🙂


  7. February 9, 2012 / 7:52 pm

    Divine looks amazing! xoxox

  8. February 9, 2012 / 7:55 pm

    These are two of my favorites from OCC. I recently went crazy and bought a ton! My favorite everyday shade is definitely Grandma. I think it looks wonderful on you. I also really love Queen, Trollop, Strumpet, and Harlot.

    Jess Bee

  9. February 9, 2012 / 8:07 pm

    I really want to try some of these they have been on my wishlist for so long 😀 x

  10. February 9, 2012 / 8:49 pm

    These both look amazing!! Definitely need some of these in my life xxx

  11. February 9, 2012 / 9:27 pm

    Divine is such a pretty colour and really suits you!


  12. February 9, 2012 / 9:46 pm

    I love both colors, but I don't think I could pull off Divine. I always look weird with pale shades, it doesn't go well with my skin tone 🙂

  13. February 9, 2012 / 9:54 pm

    Grandma is a really gorgeous colour, but I don't know if I'd get them because of the minty smell D': They sound really lovely though and I've wanted some for a long time 🙂

  14. February 9, 2012 / 10:28 pm

    They are so pigmented! You have gorgeous lips, i'm so jealous. xx

  15. February 10, 2012 / 1:16 am

    seriously in love with grandma… i was on the edge about getting lip tars… and i now fully blame you for the empitness of my bank account.

    and this might sound really weird but I love your lips! haha mine are so non-existant -_-


  16. February 10, 2012 / 8:37 am

    I have never tried these but got a Sleek pout paint – similar thing with worse ingredients (i read that the OCC has better ingredients…) – but I don't wear lip colours esp bright ones enough to jusify buying these lip tars! 😛


  17. February 10, 2012 / 9:53 am

    I love both and need at least one because of all the great reviews. Thanks for sharing

  18. February 10, 2012 / 12:19 pm

    I NEED Grandma in my life I think x

  19. February 10, 2012 / 3:10 pm

    Grandma is gorgeous! Such a strange name for a lippy though, ha! I've got Anime, Vintage and Trollop. I think you'd love Trolop, a brighter pink, similar to Grandma. It's pretty difficult to get hold of OCC lip tars now xx

  20. February 10, 2012 / 6:10 pm

    I love Grandma, its so gorgeous!
    Carissa xx

    Vanilla Crush Blog

  21. February 10, 2012 / 6:36 pm

    oh gosh, Grandma looks lovely !!!

  22. February 11, 2012 / 1:08 pm

    Wow these look amazing! Both really nice colours!

    • February 11, 2012 / 9:36 pm

      OOOH MY! they look amazing!! i really want to get one now!

      great post hun!

      My fashion/beauty blog.


  23. February 12, 2012 / 5:04 pm

    They look amazing! lovely choice of colours 🙂 x

  24. June 27, 2012 / 8:00 pm

    You are incredibly beautiful and I love those colors on you!! :O

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