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.


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!


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

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

  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.

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

  5. Love them all!!!!


  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!

  7. I really want to try these!

  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.

  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.

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

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

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

  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 :)

  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 ? ;)

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

  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 :(

  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.

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

  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


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

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

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    XOXO Peggy

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

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