In my hunt for new lipsticks I received a few suggestions to try out Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics lip tars. The last time I saw these lip tars at Sephora there were maybe 6 colours to choose from, but this time when I went to track them down there were so many I was a little overwhelmed! They now come in a huge array of colours and finishes including metallic, matte and gloss. I decided to depart from my usual shade of red and go for something a little darker: “Black Metal Dahlia”. This shade is a very dark purpley-red with red glitter in it.
These lip tars come in a little tube with a separate applicator brush. It goes on pretty easily with the brush but you only need a small amount to cover the lips completely. The colour is beautiful but way more glittery than I was expecting. It is definitely more of a “going out” lipstick as opposed to an “every day”. I also found that it did not dry at all, even though I was told it was a longwear lipstick. This stuff would definitely not pass the make out test. It could be that I put too much on or maybe because I didn’t use the lip primer that is recommended on the packaging, but at $22CAD (almost $25 with tax) I wasn’t about to buy another product just to put this one on.
Overall I really like the look and feel of this lip tar (did I mention it smells like mint?) and would like to try some more colours, but I’m not sure if it really lives up to all the hype.