I’ve been busy mixing away this weekend with 2 Lip Tars from the brand OCC (obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics). The brand name is good don’t you think? I really like it, very fitting I think. I’m sure many of you have seen if not tried a Lip Tar but for those of you who haven’t I will briefly describe what they are. Lip Tars look like lip glosses but are in fact like a paint. They dry on the lips pretty quickly and have great staying power. Lip Tars are incredibly pigmented and only a small amount needs to be used, lips are transformed instantly. They have a satin finish to them once dry but you can apply a clear gloss over the top of you like a shinny glossy lip. OCC are 100% Vegan, free from parabens and other nasties and Cruelty Free which is fantastic. They have a very subtle smell of peppermint which is down to the peppermint oil. They are not drying thanks to the Hemp Oil, but if you do suffer from dry lips like myself I would suggest you apply a little lip balm before applying these.
Trollop is a bright pink coral shade, I think being a little tanned and wearing this on the lips with just mascara would look stunning in the summer!
Memento is a very wearable shade and one of the most popular I would say. It’s a gorgeous plum pink, I would go as far as saying my lips but better shade.
A little tip would be to apply a layer of lip balm first because if you have dry flaky lips like myself, these paints can show that up when dry so just give your lips a layer of balm and dab it in. If they are particularly dry use a lip scrub first then lip balm and then use the Lip Tars. It’ll be worth the preparation when you see how pretty they are and how well they last.
I use my EOS lip balm first then I’m all set to go. You did need to apply these with a brush though because else you can’t get a neat line around the edge of your lips using a finger. They do have the slanted applicator tip which is handy but me personally would still use a brush to apply. Especially if you mix the paints you will need a brush and a little mixxing pot, you don’t need to rush out and buy an artist mixing palette. A lid of something would be fine like the lid to a a tub of butter or ice cream tub.
I took some photos showing you in different light settings. I mixed Trollop with Memento to create a beautiful warm pink shade which I’m currently wearing today and it’s gorgeous!
Trollop & Memento
Because of the formula of these you need very little, a small amount goes a long way. So be a little gentle when first applying them as you don’t want to waste any product unnecessarily.
They have great staying power, so if you have a special event planned then I would recommend these. There’s nothing more annoying than having to re-apply your lipstick. I’m going to be Maid Of Honour this Spring and once I tried Memento and saw how pretty and how well it lasted I knew this was my colour for the day. Plus I then thought I could brighten it up with Trollop for the evening. That’s another great point to consider is that you can mix these, layer them or wear them individually. There’s no right or wrong way of wearing them.
I have already made a list of shades which I want to buy ha ha! They reatail at £8.99 but CutECOsmetics have them stocked for £7.99 which is very good price. Plus they offer free UK Standard postage. So shop away peeps!
Thanks for reading!