If I’ve learned anything from writing this blog, its that people loveeee swatches. Of all the posts I’ve written every single one with swatches has ranked far higher than the rest and that makes me happy, because I love swatching stuff too! So in honor of your swatchbsession (NEW WORD ALERT), I decided to swatch all my Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) lip tars!
These are all highly pigmented liquid lipsticks that get applied with a teeny tiny little brush, and come in regular, matte, metallic, and stained gloss forms. They also last forever because a little dot goes a very long way, and can be mixed together to create custom shades. The full size ones retail for around $18, and the mini versions are $19 for a set of 3. I was hesitant to buy these at first since I read reviews about how messy the application can be, but as long as you only use the smallest little dot then it’s really not bad.
Interlace is my favorite right now and I like to pair it with dramatic eyes and brows since its matte and muted. The color is also relatively softer. For a super opaque finish I usually do three very thin coats.
Melange is also one of my go-to colors for when I want to also have a bolder eye but don’t want a completely nude lip. This has a very faint hint of orange to it.
Authentic is by far my least favorite, probably because it’s metallic. The color is nice and looks like a very light copper with a brown tint to it, however it doesn’t really stay on for very long and is VERY metallic so it’s not something I would use for an everyday look.
This was my first ever OCC lip tar! It has light coral look to it and dries pretty matte and is extremely opaque even with just one light coat. I’ve had this for forever so I don’t know if maybe they changed the formula after I got this, but this one bleeds like crazy.
The stained glosses are supposed to combine the long lasting potency of a lip tar with the shine of a gloss, but I haven’t really been able to see much of a noticeable difference between the glosses and the regular lip tars. This shade builds extremely well and goes from a dark pink to a very red red in a few coats.
My swatch doesn’t do this color justice. New Wave is the first beautiful, wearable Barbie pink I’ve been able to find. I like to mix just a teeny tiny dot of this to Interlace to get a more flushed nude color.
Strumpet is a really rich dark berry red with some mauve undertones. This is extremely pigmented so I would highly suggest applying this in layers and starting with a tiny amount. I also use this quite a bit to darken my other colors.
Do you have a favorite lip tar or OCC product in general? Let me know in the comments section below!