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Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar - Matte

What it is:A high-opacity lipstick concentrate with unprecedented longevity. What it does: Flash a fabulous smile and a stunning splash of color with this lip formula that combines the longevity of a lipstick with the breezy application of a gloss. The rich pigment will drench your pout and the blend of essential oils, including hemp and peppermint, will soothe and soften the skin for a supremely comfortable finish. For easy travel and application, each Lip Tar comes with a vinyl carrying case and mini lip brush. This set contains:- 0.33 oz Lip Tar- Mini lip brush- Vinyl pouch What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens What else you need to know:This straight-forward formula does not contain petroleum or silicone and is 100 percent vegan and cruelty-free.
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Questions & Answers for Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar - Matte

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Any recommendations for light skin and brown eyes
I'm not very good at choosing colors online. I'd just like a recommendation for my porcelain skin tone and brown hair and brown eyes.
asked 2 days ago
MaryJaneParker
(Atlanta, Georgia)
on Lip Tar - Matte
1 answer
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answer 1
We recommend trying Ophelia or Divine. Both of these neutral pink shades would look terrific with your skintone!
answered 7 hours ago
RandeeBT
Question
Why does Black Dahlia apply pink?
I bought the All Star Mini 4 pk a little while ago, and I've been struggling with feathering, transfer, dry lips, the whole list of common issues.
I think I may have been applying too much... however when I use "the tiniest bit", I'm not getting the deep rich colour I wanted with Black Dahlia.

This was the colour I was most excited about in the set, as I don't wear a lot of pink. I tend towards reds, burgundy's, plums, ox blood, etc. (unless I'm going neutral). Instead of the "blackened red" advertised, Black Dhalia applies as a dark pink. If I build the colour in stages, I either run into bleeding colour or it will fade to the dark pink within the hour (or both!).

How do I build the colour so it stays, without the bleeding mess? So far I don't see the advantage to using this over a more traditional formula, but maybe I'm doing something wrong.
asked 1 month ago
Crimsonsketch
(Toronto, ON)
on Lip Tar - Matte
3 answers
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answer 1
I bought the Black Dahlia metallic first and I found it to be too light and kind of pink. The Black Dahlia matte applies darker. My daughter felt that it wasn't dark enough even after applying it heavier. If you feel the same, I recommend adding a small dot of the Tarred (black color) to see if you can get the color that you are looking for with having to apply so much. They have also just come out with a Black Dahlia lip pencil, which lasts a very long time as a lip pencil or under your lip color.
answered 11 hours ago
kacw
(Columbus, OH)
answer 2
I had that problem with the color Tarred. You have to shake them up. The super dark ones such as Tarred and Black Dhalia have different concentrations of liquids than the other lip tars- shake it up and down and back and forth and your problem should be fixed :)
answered 1 week, 3 days ago
lesg55
(Chicago, IL)
answer 3
I had the same problems, I think it's just about getting used to working with the formula, especially that shade. If you haven't already, make sure your lips are very exfoliated before applying. I use a bit more than the other colors for Black Dahlia, since it needs to be a lot more even. Also, the new OCC pencils are great for preventing feathering. Good luck!
answered 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Jsteyz
(Ames, IA)
Question
I really want to try this product, but I'm curious: has anyone used this and kissed their SO? If so, does the color transfer on to their lips as well?
asked 4 weeks ago
ishachka
on Lip Tar - Matte
5 answers
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answer 1
as long as it's completely dry no. but the first 15 or so minutes until it completely "sinks in" definitely will transfer. (blotting will speed it up a bit but it's not as bright).
answered 5 days ago
hcannon
(houston Texas)
answer 2
Some colors stay better than others- but most all will probably get on your honey's lips when you smooch!
answered 1 week, 3 days ago
lesg55
(Chicago, IL)
answer 3
Transfer was minimal. I also use the OC Matte Lip Primer, which may change the way the product is transferred. You should be fine as long as your blot your lips, and there's also the baby powder/translucent powder trick that should keep any lip colour on.
answered 2 weeks, 5 days ago
zuul
answer 4
I have OCC Anime lip tar and it transfers easily if I don't set it with a translucent or colorless powder. If you don't like powdering your lips, then I'd recommend at least blotting the lips with a tissue.
answered 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Wiggysaurus
(Duluth, GA)
answer 5
It depends on the kiss - a quick peck, no - it will stay on your lips, not theirs, but if you're really getting into it, yeah, the other person is probably going to have a pretty tint.
answered 4 weeks ago
crazy4cosmetics2
(Providence, RI)
Question
Can lip tar colors be mixed to create personal, one of a kind colors?
I'm looking to get the white, yellow, blue, and true red colors. I thought with its liquid texture I could mix to create my own unique color, especially a nice blue purple that I can't seem to find anywhere. anyone else try to mix these products? any luck?
asked 2 months, 1 week ago
Jigsie33
(Cincinnati, Oh)
on Lip Tar - Matte
5 answers
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answer 1
Yes. I've personally never done it, but I've seen a lot of gurus on YouTube do it.
answered 1 week ago
cherrybomb27
(Chcago, IL)
answer 2
Yes, that is what they are all about! I mix the weirdest colors to create the most beautiful ones! Try Powerplant (green) and NSFW (red)- just gorgeous!
answered 1 week, 3 days ago
lesg55
(Chicago, IL)
answer 3
Yes, that's actually what they're meant for! The possibilities are endless. Have fun!
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
lerinamelissa
answer 4
I have not personally tried mixing Lip Tars. I don't see why you couldn't mix them.

Just be aware that a TINY dab is all that is needed to cover your lips. That may affect your mixing? Also, the colour you see when you look at the tube is not necessarily the actual colour of the product. I bought three of these before I decided they were too drying for every day wear. None of those three are the colour I thought they would be.
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
CutieR
(Victoria, BC)
answer 5
Absolutely! In fact, that's one of the main things makeup artists do with OCC Lip Tar.
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
ShastaMouse
(Burien, WA)
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Watery?
I just bought the Lip Tar and received it in the mail a few days ago.

Is it suppose to be watery? I tried shaking it and everything. What is the consistency suppose to be like?
asked 9 months ago
mandy407
(Mississauga, ON)
on Lip Tar - Matte
6 answers
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answer 1
Depends on which color you got. Some have a different or more liquidy consistency than others. If you tried shaking it and everything, it might just be a little more watery- I would put down a base on your lips beforehand (can be anything- lip primer, lip balm, or even another lipstick color) just to make the basecoat think so the color can be evenly spread and applied. Good luck!
answered 1 week, 3 days ago
lesg55
(Chicago, IL)
answer 2
Yes, they're pretty watery (except for the new matte ones). It may also have separated, which is normal. You may have to store it with the applicator facing up for a bit, so that everything mixes properly. I had the same issue with a couple of mine, but they mix back up.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
lerinamelissa
answer 3
I've noticed that. It's made with several oils which can separate (especially in heat). When it happened to me, I decided to stick in the fridge. it was alright after that. Hope that helps.
answered 8 months ago
Marsmilli
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 4
The texture is suppose to be a little thick. We would recommend giving the lip tar a good shake with the cap on to see if that helps.
answered 9 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 5
Mine was pretty dang runny, to be honest. Check yours to ensure no oils are separating from the product. If it was shipped to you in the mail, maybe the heat from being outdoors in the summer caused it to separate? You could also try shaking it up then putting it in the fridge for a little while. Just some ideas.
answered 9 months ago
nozomiwhitewolf
(St. Louis, MO)
answer 6
Mine came in slightly watery. The product also becomes watery or separated when you leave it sit for many days.

I just take it and shake it up before I apply and I do not get the separation issue.
answered 9 months ago
NikkiFAB
(Traverse City, MI)
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What color would suit me?
I have heard good reviews about this product so I'm looking into ordering one online. I'm just not sure what color would best suit me. I have light blonde hair, fair skin, and blue eyes. Does anyone have any suggestions?
asked 3 months ago
MashaMasha
(Ottawa, Ontario)
on Lip Tar - Matte
6 answers
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answer 1
Femme would look amazing on your and it's the perfect pink for anytime!
answered 1 week, 3 days ago
lesg55
(Chicago, IL)
answer 2
Memento, Hush, Divine, Femme, Narcissus, Ophelia, Grandma. You can always adjust the shade by using a gloss.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
lerinamelissa
answer 3
Try a dusty or pastel pink, or even a champagne color.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
jdgrant
(Baltimore, MD)
answer 4
You're a lucky one! You could go in any direction you want whether you're going for something soft, edgy, sexy, etc.

If you want something soft:Interlace, Kava kava, or Annika
Something girly: Narcissus, Femme, Divine, or Trollop
Edgy:Sebastian, Vintage, or Tarred (it can look chic w/out looking goth)
Something Sexy : NSFW, Stalker, Psycho, Radiate, Anime, Pretty Boy, or Strumpet

Again this is just my perspective but try googling some of these names and looking at women who have similar features as you and use that as a guideline. Hope this helps! They're great and good luck!!
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
NACHO0987
(Kansas City, Kansas)
answer 5
I too have very light skin and I love lip tars. It really depends on the kind of look you're going for. You have to understand that the lip tars are VERY opaque. For this reason, a lot of people find them too bright and vivid, even their supposed neutrals. I own the neutral and vivid trios, as well as a fair share of individual colors. My staples would be Hush: its a very pretty every-day pink nude color, Black Dahlia: because its gorgeous and I love a dark lip (Black Metal Dahlia) is even more stunning, and if you are looking for a red I suggest NSFW if you want a bright firetruck engine red, or Vintage if youre looking for a deeper more blue-ish red. Memento is also a really nice shade, its a little more dark or orange-y than Hush. Also, Stumpet is a gorgeous berry color if you're looking for something in that color family but dont want to commit to Black Dahlia.
Also since you havent used lip tars before, know that a lot of people find them very drying since they are made with peppermint oil. It is important to use some sort of primer or chapstick before (and often when you aren't wearing it) you put the lip tar on otherwise you wont be happy with the color payoff or dryness. I did just fine without using the lip tar clear primer since it kinda seemed like a gimmick, and got away with just using my EOS lipbalm. Recently I have been exfoliating my lips using Bliss's Lip Scrub every night which has left my lips really soft and has made my experiences with lip tars even better. Lastly, I suggest you invest in some sort of clear lip liner. I use UD Ozone and it works wonders. If you dont use a lip liner you will experience feathering, especially with the darker colors.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
missjkovs
(Long Beach, CA)
answer 6
NSFW is a really great, balanced classic red. I also have fair skin, blonde hair and blue eyes and I love rocking that colour.
answered 2 months, 4 weeks ago
srsl
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Can the white and black be mixed with other brands of lipstick to lighten or darken them?
asked 1 month, 2 weeks ago
nancygiaee
(Owings Mills, MD)
on Lip Tar - Matte
2 answers
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answer 1
Absolutely! I think the black and white are the most valuable lip tars because I can brighten up any lipstick from any brand with the white OR darken up any color with the black. Mix away!!!
answered 1 week, 3 days ago
lesg55
(Chicago, IL)
answer 2
Yes, just choose formulas wisely because you don't want to cause it to feel drier than it already is!
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
lerinamelissa
Question
Should I clean the brush?
If so, how? I've kept it in the little disposable cylindrical plastic sleeve that it came in, but I'm going to have to throw that away because it's getting stickiness all inside it!
asked 4 months ago
Rissymulligan
on Lip Tar - Matte
6 answers
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answer 1
You could purchase a brush cleaner (I know Sephora has their own brand), or you could clean your brush(es) with a mixture of dish soap and olive oil. Swirl them in the mixture, then rinse them in lukewarm water. Hang them to dry so that the water doesn't mess with the adhesive keeping the hair inside the brush heads.
answered 2 weeks, 5 days ago
zuul
answer 2
Like you would with any other brush (baby shampoo, olive oil + dish detergent). I personally use Zote as it works very quickly and very cheap!
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
lerinamelissa
answer 3
I use a make up brush cleaner every couple of weeks, and clean off by wiping after each use. I wrap in a small piece of paper and then put back in the puch to prevent the color from getting everywhere
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
emclass
(San Diego, CA)
answer 4
Yes, clean the brush. I use baby shampoo on all of my brushes but the trick to that is you must purchase a back up set of brushes to use while the others are being cleaned or drying.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
MamaRocky
(Jacksonville, FL)
answer 5
We'd highly recommend cleaning the brush after each use. You can use brush shampoo or a light dish soap.
answered 4 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 6
Absolutely. I use a tiny bit of olive oil mixed with gentle shampoo to get product out of lip and foundation brushes :)
answered 4 months ago
laurenpr
(Tampa, Fl)
Question
What color of Lip Tar would look best on me?
I am a redhead with porcelain skin. I am trying to find both a neutral shade and well a shade that would look best on my skin tone. Help!
asked 9 months ago
MIlanMom02
(Milan, TN)
on Lip Tar - Matte
3 answers
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answer 1
Memento is a pretty safe shade, but may pull too mauve. Hush is also another neutral as well as Marion
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
lerinamelissa
answer 2
You couod try Zhora color. I am pale myself, and a fan of soft neutral shades. After trying out almost all of them, I think Zhora is the best choice. I dab it with my fingers for better blending. It's a very pretty color too.
answered 8 months ago
Anonymous
(TX)
answer 3
I'm a red head as well and I've found that Digitalis and Hush are both great for fair complexions.
answered 9 months ago
kgruver
(Lancaster,PA)
Question
Is there a bottom coat
I swear I have seen a two pack of Lip Tar and a primer/clear coat or something...is there a bottom coat/primer required for this product? If so, what is it called?
asked 9 months ago
TLC14
(Melbourne, FL)
on Lip Tar - Matte
4 answers
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answer 1
Yeah, it's just called "clear" but it looks yellow in the packaging.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
lerinamelissa
answer 2
The OCC primer looks like a regular lip tar except for the lack of pigmentation. It's called Clear. It's available on the site.
answered 8 months ago
Marsmilli
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 3
To my knowledge there is a clear color that is meant to be used as a primer, or to set the color. I think the color is just called clear, it sort of has a yellowy hue
answered 8 months ago
Rosyl
answer 4
I would highly recommend that you use some sort of base for lip tars. It doesn't necessarily need to be the clear lip tar, but some sort of moisturizing balm is pivotal. I also recommend exfoliating beforehand - while this stuff is beautiful and very well pigmented, it will enhance any flaky/creasy flaws in your lips.
answered 9 months ago
Anonymous
(Washington, DC)
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