Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar

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.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar: Black Metal Dahlia

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar: Black Metal Dahlia

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3 thoughts on “Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar

  1. I find that the metallic ones are less great than the matte, but I definitely have more luck passing the make out test if I line my lips first, then make sure I use the least amount of Lip Tar necessary. There’s a bit of a learning curve with this stuff, you need SO little it’s crazy.

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    • That’s what I was told about putting it on too. But with this particular colour, if I put on a small amount it was just glitter and it didn’t get the dark colour I wanted, so I put more on until it looked right to me. I had a feeling that’s why it never dried.

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