Tuesday, December 15, 2009

AMW Reviews: Obsessive Compulsive Lip Tars

There's lipbalm, lipstick, lipgloss, lip tint..now there's such thing as Lip Tar!  Aren't lips spoiled enough? :)
For the wild lips out there, there is something new to look out for!

Obsessive Compulsive Lip Tars or OCC Lip Tars

OCC Lip Tar says ---

A stunning new innovation in lip color, OCC Lip Tar combines the longevity of a lipstick, with the ease of application of a gloss. Goes on slick and moist, and dries down to a satin finish. Ultra-saturated in color, OCC Lip Tar contains an unprecedented amount of pigment, so a little goes a very, very long way. An intense yet featherweight layer of color that stands up to the scrutiny of Hi-Def Video and Digital Photography, without ever looking (or feeling!) heavy. Meant to be mixed, OCC Lip Tars come in concise range of colors (and black and white!) for a limitless selection of shades made by you!

Like all of our products, OCC Lip Tar is 100% Vegan and Cruelty-Free, and is also free of parabens and other harsh preservatives. A simple, elegant formula that contains Hemp Oil, Peppermint Oil and Vitamin E, OCC Lip Tar feels as good on the lips as it looks!

AMW says ---

  • super pigmented
  • a little goes a long way
  • because of it's thin texture, it's easy to mix and match shades

  • stays the whole day!
  • one small tube can last more than 6 months!
  • non-sticky 
  • no weird scent
  • cruelty free!
  • difficult to remove
  • because of its very liquid texture, it gets a bit messy 
  • if you have dry lips, this may feel too drying
  • not available everywhere
I love it when our friends from other side of the world rave about certain stuffs and it is easy to find down here!  Thanks to the people from Hi-Definition Makeup Studio & Beauty Supply, the Authorized Dealer of OCC and Graftobian makeup for bringing these wonderful products down here!  The first time I've used OCC lip tar is when I've done a bridal look at Basement Academyl, each shades are very bright and ultra pigmented, so I ended up mixing the shades I want, and voila!  A shade that stays and looks gorgeous!

OCC Lip Tars in my opinion are meant for mixing if you plan to use this daily.  But if you're a makeup artist and loves makeup for high fashion, these gorgeous "out of this world" shades are great to be included in your kit as these photograph  so well and gives out a dramatic look you've always wanted.

  • for precise application, use a lipbrush
  • clean up the sides of your mouth with cotton buds for perfection
  • when using a lipbrush: Gently sweet on the lip tar gently onto the lips, do not use pressure to prevent feathering
  • if your lips get too dry, like mine, top with a clear lip gloss
  • prime your lips prior to application, you can moisturize it first with your favorite balm 
  • feeling too bright?  Blot your lips once with a napkin and you get natural lip shade!
  • remove the lip tar gently with a eyes and lip makeup remover
Will I repurchase?

YES!  Love to use this for wedding makeup as this lasts long!

Where to purchase and how much?
Locally at HDMakeup site for Php850.00 (approx $18.47)

Here are some swatches and the shade names


 Some shades applied on lips
(sorry for the dryness, I've been swatching 
on different lip tar shades

so my lips are harrassed lol)

Shade: Melange


 Shade: Hush




Outrageous shades right?  But seriously, mix and match it and you'll have limitless shades of lip tar that's long lasting.  Let me know if you've tried OCC Lip Tars!

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!


  1. Ah, the colors look yummy! You and Shen seemed to be enjoying these very much! =D

    I wonder when they're coming to Malaysia..

  2. i just bought some of these over the weekend! so much fun to play with.

  3. WOW look at the pigmentation! I've been dying to try OCC too ;) thanks for the swatches, Nik !!!

  4. I've heard so many raves about these Lip Tars, so thanks for the review girl!! :D :D

    I'll have to say that you did an absolutely FANTASTICALLY AMAZING job on the bridal makeup!!! So pretty i can't stop staring at the picture!! How i wish i had you as my makeup artist on my big day!! :D

  5. the colors look so cute and versatile! i am sure this set can save alot of $$ for the makeup artists to have bottomless colors

  6. Wow Nikki! i did not know we have it locally already! I will purchase! thank you!

  7. Lip Tars are pretty amazing :) I need to get more LOL

    Love the bridal look you did!

  8. Ooh that photo is AMAZING. =D You matched the roses zigackly.

  9. WOWWW a black one? what will you use it for?

  10. wow! you bought ALL shades?! hehe
    I like Melange.. I think this product is a must have for MUA's like you..

  11. so pretty :) its not available here.

  12. wow...lips tar hahaha yes, we are so spoiled with so many lips products! I love grandma's color, actually i like hush at first look, but on the lips i think it will not suit me -.-"

  13. What sort of red is NSFW? Can you compare it to a MAC lipstick color or any red that you have? Thanks.

  14. this is the best review I have read on the lip tars. I didn't quite understand the awesomeness of them. Thanks for being thorough.

  15. Wow, if it lasts the whole day, then it's worth the try! Thanks for the review Nik, I'll this to my list of things to check when I'm in the big city. :)
    - Kaith

  16. ate nikki,i missed you!:) i've been lurking lang lately..if i do have some time..haha which is really madalang nalang..hay..hope all is well with you :)

  17. i lernt about this brand from olivia, a fellow blogger and i have been interested in its pigmentation but at the same time i am afraid of very pigmented lip colours.

    now i think i finally pass these as you said it's difficult to remove them off lips. i have dry and easily chapped lips so that's definitely a no-no for me. :)

  18. Oh, I am so jealous of you, I have been wanting to try these forever but first the boring packaging was stopping me, then they fix the boreing packaging with "smaller volume"...my cheap self just can't let the 12 bucks go...

    Anyway, if they were ever discounted, I want to try the white, green and the shade called vintage...

  19. Ohhhh, you've got them all! I only have 2....ha!! I need to purchase more so I can get to mixing.

  20. @DdY, especially shen! She looks wonderful in all these colors with her wonderful lips :) Well, if the demand is there, I'm sure it will arrive in malaysia in no time :) Goodluck!

    Mona, awww, what colors?

    nanzy, no worries my dear, glad you enjoyed the swatches!

  21. Jenn, I've seen raves after raves about these too! Thanks for the compliment on the bridal makeup! I'd love to be there on anyone's big day as I want to meet you girls!

    Lipstick rules, Christmas wishlist! :)

    Xin, yes, so true and it lasts long and a little definitely goes a super long way :)

  22. Sam! Yes! They are available and reachable, grab yours now :)

    Carine, :) yes, such a great shade no?

    connie, you need to get more? I want to get more too! LOL

  23. Kahani, glad you liked it and zigackly sounds too cute, I can totally hear you say it!

    Y, hahahah trust me, I won't use it! Probably ..only if occasion arises, Halloween? LOL

    Khymm, no :) I am not that rich sis! hahaha

  24. Sherry, let's wish for them to be available in your location :)

    Acutelife, many people like Hush and Grandma :)

    Nina, I can't seem to compare but it is a brighter and liquid version of MAC's Russian red, in my opinion..its a bit bloodier than MAC russian red!

  25. T, thank you so much for the sweet comment, you warmed my heart girl!

    Kaith, yes, it lasts but of course, do reapply moisturizer or something especially if your lips are dry like mine :)

    Miemiemie, thanks for the comment, I know you are one busy gal! thanks for sharing your love! :)

    Jojoba, ohhh if you are afraid of bold colors, you'll know that you have to mix these colors! Oh yeah, dry lips! we both have the same problem :)

    Citrine, the packaging actually is a bit too typical..but the shades and the product itself is just extraordinary!

    B, no, I haven't bought them all, I wish! :)

  26. The colours are stunning, but I think they would be too drying for me! Beautiful on you, though!

  27. Thanks for the review. The colors look gorgeous and so pigmented!

    I love the bridal look, it's bautiful. You did a great job!

  28. You are lucky to have OCC lip tars! That looks just awesome on your lip pictures! Such pigmented and the shades are so nice!

  29. im not really a lipstick/lipgloss person but the reviews about this product are good so hmmm maybe considering to buy some from steph next time hehe thanks for the review :)

  30. JC, they are indeed drying, even for me as you can see :)

    Gio, thank you!

    Catherine, thanks

    Anastacia, lol I am lucky we have distributors down here :)

    Caby, no worries, my pleasure!

  31. these lip tars are seriously all the rage right now! it looks promising. stays put the whole day eh?

  32. wow, those are really pigmented!

  33. pageant is a beautiful bright pink, wearable too and i'm loving it! never dries/chaps my lips though it really gets messy i.e. bleeding.Hush and the clear one are next in line.

  34. great review! hmm... i think i should add this to my wishlist. xD


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