OCC Lip Tar Pro’s Picks v1.0

Self-Purchased

A while back I hauled the Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics¬†Pro’s Picks Lip Tar Set v1.0. I think we’re long overdue for a full review!

OCC Pro's Picks Lip Tar Set v1.0 - Vintage, Stalker, Melange, Grandma, and Ophelia

OCC Pro’s Picks Lip Tar Set v1.0 – Vintage, Stalker, Melange, Grandma, and Ophelia

This set contains 5 full size Lip Tars and 1 full sized lip brush which is a $108 ¬†value. The set originally retailed for $49 but I got it on sale at Sephora for $31. It is no longer available, however I believe each color is still available for sale individually. This set was one of my first introductions to Lip Tar and it’s made me a believer!

These are long wear liquid matte liptsticks. You really do need to apply them with a brush as a tiny bead will cover your whole lip, but you need a brush to get it on evenly and accurately. This does make touchups throughout the day a little annoying. Generally, I can last until lunch after applying in the morning. It survives drinking just fine; there is some transfer to the cup, but that’s just the excess on the surface of the lips and doesn’t harm the way it looks. I do usually need to touch it up after eating lunch, but that touch up lasts me the rest of the work day. One of the great things about Lip Tar is that you can blend colors for a custom shade so with only a few tubes you could create the whole rainbow.

Here are the original on-arm swatches I did when I hauled this set (please forgive the horrible lighting!).

OCC Pro's Picks Lip Tar Set v1.0 - Ophelia, Grandma, Melange, Stalker, Vintage

OCC Pro’s Picks Lip Tar Set v1.0 – Ophelia, Grandma, Melange, Stalker, Vintage

Now for some on-lip swatches! Note, in all of the below swatches they look wet still. That’s because they are. Lip Tar does dry fairly matte if you use a thin coat, however I swatched these all fairly quickly and did not wait for them to set fully before photographing.

The first color in the set is Vintage. It’s described as a deep burgundy. Here it is compared with my naked lips. On me this looks more red than burgundy but it’s still a gorgeous shade!

OCC Lip Tar in Vintage

OCC Lip Tar in Vintage

The second shade is Stalker. Stalker is described as a “true blue-based red” but it’s more of a berry on my lips. This shade is the sheerest of the group and behaves more like a lip stain. In the swatch below I used the exact same amount as the other swatches and you can see it’s much thinner. I can build it up to be thicker but thought this swatch demonstrated its consistency best. Despite being the thinnest of the 5 it also stains the most, leaving my lips looking like I’d just eaten a popsicle.

OCC Lip Tar in Stalker

OCC Lip Tar in Stalker

The next shade is Melange which is described as a “terracotta neutral.” It’s a neutral tan with a slight orange tint.

OCC Lip Tar in Melange

OCC Lip Tar in Melange

Next up is Grandma which is a “clean classic coral.” It’s more orange than coral on my lips, but still a beautiful shade.

OCC Lip Tar in Grandma

OCC Lip Tar in Grandma

Lastly is Ophelia, a “petal pink flush.” It’s such a light shade that it kind of washes out on my skin. It’s my favorite in the tube but I’ve actually never worn it out alone and always mix it with something because it is so light.

OCC Lip Tar in Ophelia

OCC Lip Tar in Ophelia

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