|OCC Lip Tar in NSFW|
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics are known for their lip tars, but they are relatively hard to get hold of in the UK (especially if your outside London), with only a few places stocking them. Not only are they 100% vegan and cruelty free, the little tubes pack a lot of punch in terms of pigmentation. Excuse the annoying flicks in the above pictures (I was still getting ready at the time), but you can see even on my naturally pigmented lips, the Lip Tar is true to shade. NSFW is described as a true red, and I’d agree. It would suit anyone, regardless of undertone. Only a tiny bead of product, half the size of a pea, is needed to cover your entire lip in an amazingly pigmented, long lasting shade. Using a lip brush is essential with this product (when I purchased mine, one came with it, but I’d check in case its dependent where you buy it from). Although I’ve never used a lip brush before (the most neglected brushes in my collection) I have to say I wont look back. Its very easy to get a lovely smooth line, and not at all a faf as I’d imagined. Once on, its on. Over the weekend I went for a meal out and road tested it and it was still as pigmented when I got home in the early hours as when I first applied it. There was mild transfer, but considerably less than some of my other red lipsticks, so needless to say I am definitely impressed. This is a similar story with it drying out your lips. Although it is quite drying, it didn’t find it clinged to any dry patches as long as you prep your lips before hand with a scrub and balm. The finish is not a true matte, but some still may prefer adding a clear gloss over for a more satin finish. Like all red lipsticks, I’d recommend a good liner to prevent bleeding, but I didn’t experience any when I carelessly forgot to use it. Overall I am completely in love with OCC Lip Tars. I’m not really a gloss girl, so the packaging kind of intimidated me. This is more like a liquid lipstick, and the most long-lasting lip product I’ve ever used.
If you fancy getting your hands on one of two OCC Lip Tars in the shade NSFW (complete with lip brush), then click here and enter my giveaway!