I'm sure that most makeup fans have heard about Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (better known as O.C.C.) new incredible product called Lip Tars. They were all the rage at Fashion Week and The Makeup Show in New York. They were sold out on the O.C.C. website for weeks but I was able to get my hands on most of them and can finally post my own review.
I have to say the first time I used the O.C.C. Lip Tar I was stunned. The color is super concentrated and alittle of the product really goes a long way. It's best to use it without any lip pencil or balm on the lip as it interferes with the wearability of this product. I find it best to put a tiny amount of color on a small, firm lip brush so you can apply very precisely. Lip Tars go on moist like lipgloss but dries down to a matte satiny finish that lasts a really long time yet doesn't feel heavy. I used it on set for Biography's new show "Celebrity Ghost Stories" and I didn't have to touch up the actress even after she was drinking. The O.C.C. Lip Tars come in a wide range of colors and can be mixed to create customized shades. As I mentioned in my "Be A Beach Babe" post you can also use the Lip Tars as a stain or blush color on the cheeks that lasts all day!!!
Lip Tar colors from Top to Bottom: Grandma, Melange, Safety Orange, NSFW, Pageant, Katricia, Plum
* There are 7 additional colors (Uber, Vintage, Traffic, RX, Tarred, Feathered, and Clear) in the Lip Tar line but the ones listed above are those I like and use the most.
GRANDMA - ALWAYS CLASSIC, COOL, CLEAN CORAL
MELANGE - A WEARABLE, WARM MIDTONE NEUTRAL
SAFETY ORANGE - VIVID, INTENSE BLOOD ORANGE
NSFW - VIVID, PRIMARY SCARLET - THE ULTIMATE RED LACQUER
PAGEANT - INTENSELY BRIGHT FUSCHIA
It's hard to pick a favorite color since there are so many shades that are beautiful but I have to say my top 4 Lip Tar colors are: Pageant, Safety Orange, Melange and surprisingly NSFW. I usually don't like to wear red color on my lips but I've slowly been brought over to the "Red" side after hanging out with Felicia Walker Benson of ThisThatBeauty.com. She's a gorgeous brown girl who rocks a fierce red lip and I now see that the right red can be stunning.
I definitely love my Lip Tars but O.C.C. always has fabulous and innovative products that you can't live without. I highly recommend Lip Tars but don't just take my word for it...try it for yourself.