Tuesday, March 29, 2011

REVIEW: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tars in Hush, Memento, Cha Cha and Grandma

From Left to Right: Hush, Memento, Cha Cha, Grandma

Hey Guys!
I've always wanted to try Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, particularly their lip tars. I looked at swatches online and decided to try out Hush, Memento, Cha Cha and Grandma as they look the most wearable of all the colours.

Hush - The perfect bridal pink, soft and natural
Memento - soft pink/plum neutral
Cha Cha - creamy, pale tangerine
Grandma - clean and classic true coral

About OCC Lip Tars

"$13.00 USD | 8mL - 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, Lip Tar contains an unprecedented amount of pigment - 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, Lip Tar comes in concise array of colors 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!

DIRECTIONS: Apply the tiniest bead of Lip Tar with our #009 Angle Brush for complete, opaque coverage, either mixed with other shades or straight out of the tube. Applying too much product can result in feathering/bleeding so remember: a little goes a very, very long way!"

I ended up buying these off of Camera Ready Cosmetics as I was eligable for the Pro discount since I have my own blog! I ended up saving about $1 US per lip tar. The shipping took quite a while to Canada and one of the samples of foundation (i.e., Face Atelier) I received leaked everywhere so I won't be able to review that for you guys anytime soon. I also picked up samples of Cinema Secrets Foundation, Keromask Concealer and Scott Barnes Body Bling. I'm wearing Cinema Secrets today and it photographs quite well and I used Keromask as my concealer and man does that stuff cover EVERYTHING! It is said to even cover tattoos so I decided I'd cover the tattoo I have on my hip and it actually masked it. I'm very impressed and will have a full review soon.

The colour you see in the tube is the colour you are going to get on yours lips. These are VERY pigmented and you only need a tiny amount to get full coverage. These last a while and remind me of a stain since they dry and stick on the lips after a period of time. With this being said, you only need a thin layer for opaque coverage, HOWEVER, a thin layer dries quite fast on the lips so it's handy to keep a clear lip gloss around when wearing these lip colours.

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I love Memento, Grandma, and Hush on their own, but can't really see myself wearing Cha Cha without it being mixed with another lip tar or a lip gloss. My favourite combos are Grandma + Hush, Memento + Hush, and Grandma + Cha Cha!

What are some of your favourite OCC Lip Tars? I'm thinking of trying Interlace, Tone, Anime, Trick, and Petty Beige next!

28 comments:

  1. They're gorgeous! I love Hush the best. Especially Grandma and Hush together.

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  2. They're gorgeous! I love Hush the best. Especially Grandma and Hush together.

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  3. I have actually never tried OCC but i have been dying to. So my next purchase i will get Grandma + Cha Cha and Memento + Hush They look so pretty. Thanks for the swatches/review. Very helpful.

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  4. i love memento + hush, very cute :D

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  5. Love them all!!!!

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  6. I have Anime and it is AMAZING, I totally recommend it!
    I love how you showed different combos with the lip tars. I've never seen Grandma, it's so pretty!! It's on my "to get" list now!
    xx
    http://obsessionstolivefor.blogspot.com

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  7. I really want to try these!

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  8. I have Memento and another one that I keep forgetting the name of -- a bright pink. I love the look of Hush and Grandma. Must get soon! THanks for the review.

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  9. thanks for sharing that site, I am looking for the eve pearl concealer everywhere. Shipping to Canada is steep though, better off to spend $60.

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  10. oh n/m the $60 free shipping is US only, figures. boo

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  11. Grandma is an amazing summer color, picturing it with a good tan on myself :-)

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  12. I really need to get my hands on one of these - they're so pigmented!

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  13. I think my favorites are Grandma + Cha Cha and Hush on it's own! I love that you showed us swatches of them mixed too - super helpful :)

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  14. Love this review and I love how you mixed up the colors when you swatted them :)

    You are become one of my main inspirations !! You should do makeup videos !! :)

    Xoxo jess
    Follow me too ? ;)

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  15. They all look so great on you great swatchs thanks pretty girl ;)

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  16. i love the occ lip tars! though i do find that it's a little drying after a while on my lips :) i still need to get memento though, unfortunately it's always out of stock on the website that i buy it off :(

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  17. I've always wanted to try these tars...especially since I have very pigmented lips. I really love all the combinations - they are so wearable.

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  18. Wow! These look great Cheryl! I am loving Grandma and Cha Cha.

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  19. I LOVE lip tars, I have all of these, and hush is my favorite.

    Have you tried the nail polishes? They are just as great

    www.bellasbeautyspot.com

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  20. Those are gorgeous! I"ve neve rused OCC, are they only available online?

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  21. OMG!
    Im ordering Cha Cha, Grandma and Hush right now!
    ahaha!!!

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    XOXO Peggy

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  22. oooooh I really need to try some lip tars!! They look amazing!! I'm totally lemming for hush :)

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