Just when I was about to proclaim MAC lipsticks as the “lip color must-have” for all beauty addicts – myself included – Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tars reached my radar. And according to numerous rave reviews, they’re the most long-lasting lip products to date. Well, who the hell in the right mind wouldn’t want to try that?! Not me, of course. Ever since I came to know this product, I’ve been drooling over it!

And to make my lemming even stronger, I came across the OCC Pro’s Picks Lip Tar Set. Apparently, they already have a version 2.0 available but that set includes weird colors like white and purple made for mixing. So I still opted to get this older set because the shades are more wearable on their own. Another thing I considered for this set is the price. Normally, a tube would cost somewhere between Php 880-1,000 but in buying this set (Php 2,650), it’s like paying for only Php 530 per tube and a free brush. 🙂

Product Description:
(Taken from www.sephora.com)

A selection of shades from the artists at Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics designed not only to be ready-to-wear, but made to be mixed. A stunning new innovation in lip color, OCC Lip Tar combines the longevity of a lipstick with the easy application of a gloss, delivering an opaque and comfortably long-wearing finish. 

A trade secret heralded by makeup artists in the know, OCC Lip Tar has eclipsed cult status and has become an instant favorite of the beauty-obsessed worldwide. OCC Lip Tar contains an unprecedented amount of pigment and a blend of essential oils, including hemp and peppermint. This formula is also 100 percent vegan and cruelty free.

OCC Lip Tars feel so smooth on the lips and their runny consistency allow them to glide on effortlessly without  overly drying the lips. They feel moisturizing but does accentuates major lines of the lips so don’t forget to exfoliate those smackers prior application! Provided that just enough product is used, it gives a glossy finish at first and then dries up to a semi-matte finish. 
I don’t know if I even have to mention this but what the hell, OCC Lip Tars are crazily pigmented and completely opaque! They give the best color payoff I’ve seen so far and I’m still amazed how jam packed with color each shades are. They’re like color fountains but in a small, easy-to-carry tubes. Hands down, the most pigmented lip product I’ve tried by far – yes, better than MAC in the color department. Needless to say, the colors are bold, bright and slightly too dramatic for those typical girl-next-door types. 🙂

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tars come in individual transparent plastic tube with narrow nozzle that helps control and dispense the product. The packaging is somewhat different from other liquid lip products but once you see how pigmented these little guys really are, you’ll understand why the nozzle is that small. Believe me, a tiny weeny dot is seriously enough to cover the entire lips. It sounds cliche but a small amount really goes a long way with this product. And that .33 fl. oz. right there would last me a lifetime to finish or maybe even longer. :3
I just have to mention this.. for the life of me, please never attempt to apply the product directly to your lips. It’s either you’ll go overboard in dispensing the product or you won’t be able to even it out properly. A brush is included in the set for a reason after all.. so use it! A friendly reminder from your OC blogger. LOL!
I’ll just let the swatches speak for themselves…

… okay, I can’t do that. Allow me ramble on about how awesome this set is. Please? 😀

Top to bottom: Melange, as the site described it, is a terracotta neutral shade. In layman’s term, it’s beige/nude shade but not the kind that makes the lips achieve that “my lips only better” look as it is super opaque. Grandma is a classic coral shade that looks almost neon on my morena skin. Of the entire bunch, Grandma is prolly the least wearable for me. Vintage is this deep burgundy, very vamp-ish, shade that’s super sexy and seductive. Second to the last is Stalker, a true blue-based red like MAC Russian Red (Read review HERE). It’s likely to fit any skintone and make teeth look whiter – without a doubt, my fave from the set. Lastly, Pretty Boy. I’m absolutely certain that this particular shade is the most coveted shade by majority of the girls. It’s a rich fuchsia shade with obvious blue base. It’s super vibrant and girly. Eh, Nicki Minaj, you say? Come on and bring out Pretty Boy! <3

Besides its outstanding color payoff, OCC Lip Tars are also know for its lasting power. Oh yes, it stays on the ENTIRE day without fading, feathering and minimal transfers. In my experience, not once did I have to bring along with me a tube because I never felt the need to retouch even after engaging to tremendous food trips with le BF. This is definitely a food-loving girl’s bestfriend. LOL! <3 However, I don’t think I’ll be buying any more Lip Tars simply because I can come up with tons of unique shades with just this 5 tubes right here. You know what they say, the possibilities are endless!
Price: Php 2,650
Available at: CareFreeShopper

So what’s your verdict on these famous Lip Tars? Amazing, aren’t they?
I’d love to hear from you so don’t forget to leave a comment. *wink
And oh, let me know if you’d like to see lip swatches for this set.
See you on my next post!