Fox in the Box is back - where we personally try various products and let you know our verdict. This time I share my experience about the innovative Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tars and a few little tips and tricks on using them!
I was first introduced to OCC Lip Tars from watching Youtube beauty videos and reading beauty blogs. They appeared to be somewhat of a cult product to beauty addicts everywhere - what have I been missing out on all this time?!?
However, OCC products are not easily accessible in Australia, so I don’t need to tell you how ecstatic I was when I discovered that bellabox stocks Lip Tars! As much as I wanted to buy all the gorgeous shades, I restrained myself (very proud of that!) and ended up with 4 (for now) – Trollop, Interlace, Pageant and Strumpet.
Here are the swatches for Trollop (pink cranberry coral) and Interlace (subtle peach neutral). As you can see, the formulation is super pigmented and a little goes a long long way!
Don’t be tricked by the slanted tip and apply it like a lipgloss, unless you want to end up with big clown lips! Lip Tars are best applied with a lip brush for a full layer of colour or blended with fingers for a lovely tint.
The awesome thing about Lip Tars is that you can mix different colours together to create a totally unique new shade – just like paint! Here I have mixed Trollop and Interlace to create a beautiful light pink (I ended up adding a bit more of the Interlace to lighten it further).
I applied the colour with a lip brush. The colour glides on very smoothly and dries down to a satin finish. Lip Tars are 100% vegan and is free of parabens and other harsh preservatives and leaves a refreshing minty feel on the lips.
Although they have amazing staying power, I do find that it can feel a bit drying after a while so I do recommend applying some lip balm before applying the Lip Tar.
I am definitely lovin' OCC Lip Tars and find myself reaching for them whenever I'm getting ready for a night out. Have you dipped your toes lips into OCC Lip Tars and what do you think of them? Do you have a favourite shade (mine is Trollop)? Let me know below! - Lucy