The 12 Days of Lips-mas, Day 2

Hi guys! I’m back again for Day TWO of the 12 Days of Lips-mas and today I have one of my most favorite lipsticks for you, Anita, by a company called Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC). It’s actually a Lip Tar, which is their super pigmented liquid lipstick that comes in a little test tube with a lip brush included in the packaging. You can buy them on the OCC website (http://www.occcosmetics.com) or at Sephora. They retail for $18 each for 0.33 oz of product¬†or you can occasionally get mini sets and packs to make the cost per tube cheaper. They come in matte finish, stained gloss finish, or metallic.

The tubes look like this:

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics - Lip Tar - Matte

The tubes they give you are tiny for the price, so you’ll look at it like, “$18 for this?! wtf?!” But trust me, you won’t use up a whole tube for a very long time. For one thing, it’s so pigmented, you only need a tiny bit to cover your lip and last you all day. For another, the vast majority of the colors are insane. They’re blue or yellow or retina-burning purple, which brings me to my main point why you won’t run out of lip tar for a long time- they’re meant to be mixed.

The thing I love about Lip Tars is it reminds me of what I love about makeup the most- it’s fun. it’s not life or death, if you don’t like a look you did, you just wash it off. Makeup is for playing, for creating, for discovering your inner artist, and Lip Tars are just for that. They make me smile when I use them, because I literally feel like a kid in art class all over again. You can create your own custom color, do gradiants or ombre lips, whatever you want.

Now, with that being said, they are a PITA to use if you do not do prep work ahead of time. You NEED to either use their anti-feathering liner or a lip liner close to the Lip Tar pigment color or they WILL bleed (and they’ll start doing it almost immediately). You also need to start with either a swipe of chapstick or OCC’s lip primer, let it soak in, then blot off the excess.

When you use the lip tar, put a small bead in the middle of your lower lip then swipe to the sides, same with the top. Then turn the brush on its side to get cleaner lines and go around your lip line. It’s a LOT of work but look at this color- it’s the most amazing browned burgundy ever. Sheered out it’s a dark burgundy, but with two coats the chocolate color comes through.

IMG_2027IMG_2026 Love it! If you have the patience to work with it, I highly recommend trying a Lip Tar out for yourself.

And come back tomorrow for Day 3 of Lips-mas!

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