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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

Question
How to get this to not rub off on everything and last longer
I recently bought this in the NSFW true red color and I adore the way that it looks and feels but it just gets everywhere after I put it on (on my teeth, on a straw, on a cigarette, everywhere, and then once its on something - like a straw it just ends up staining my fingers and other things, if I even touch my lips or brush my fingers across them it gets on my fingers and it's not easy to get off of them, when you're out and can't go wash your hands easily, because it is so saturated). I've used the TOO FACED Lip Insurance Primer underneath every time I've applied this (except once just to test and see if it would work better without it - it didn't seem to make any difference at all) and also regularly use a sugar scrub on my lips and the amazing Sugar lip balm to keep my lips soft and moisturized. This does last pretty long on me - but it fades to more of a stain look rather than the ultra-saturated look that I love and bought this for. Does the Lip Tar clear primer solve this issue? Because I really LOVE the way this looks when first applied but I hesitate to wear it because it just gets all over me - I can't even imagine what would happen if I was to kiss someone! And I have a bunch of other lip colors (from the drugstore even!) that are almost as pretty as this that last ALL DAY and don't smudge or come off on anything no matter what. Any tips on what to do to solve this problem would be greatly appreciated. I'm going to try the classic face powder in between coats trick and also I will try using a lip pencil underneath but I really don't think that either of those techniques will help with the smudging, though I'm sure they'll help make the vibrancy of the color last longer - I feel as though I need something to put on afterwards that will help to seal this so it doesn't smudge. I would love to solve this issue because if I did, I'd purchase at least 5 of the other colors in this line, if not more - since they are so gorgeous and well-priced for how long I imagine that they'll last. Thank you so much in advance for any advice.
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
joanne116
(Miami, FL)
on Lip Tar - Matte
5 answers
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answer 1
First thing i would recommend is to check if you're using too much. It sounds silly to say but I had to learn this throughout my time of using the product. Another thing I do to reduce the moisture is that after letting it sit I dab with a kleenex and dust with setting powder or a drugstore white eyeshadow ( is use elf brand) than smack your lips and they should bet dry and set!
answered 1 week, 1 day ago
sgibb
(Billings, MT)
answer 2
I tend to forget to moisturize my lips before I put it on, and after a day of playing my instrument (clarinet, right on the lips) I find it still stays on pretty well. Maybe that would help? Although I don't see why that would..
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
amayafox
(Rochester, MN)
answer 3
I don't have an answer for not having it spread everywhere. That is actually one of my biggest problem...it's like I leave a trail of lipstick wherever I go. I will tell you that the clear tar doesn't work. I purchased and it is of no use. I am going to try using a lip liner close to the color to see if it helps binding it.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
RomanaLola
(New York, NY)
answer 4
It sounds like you're doing a lot of the right stuff by taking care of your lips, may I propose that perhaps you're using too much? I think that either you're applying too much of the color all at once and maybe not starting from the center of your lip outwards. I would definitely recommend the Clear as a primer because in my experience it makes it last all day. You could also use the clear to seal it, but it does leave a glossy touch. Another thing is that maybe you're over primping and priming which may be causing the build-up not allowing your color to set properly. I hope this helps. <3
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
izzyl
(Miami, FL)
answer 5
Yes, a primer will help to keep your lip tar on throughout the course of the day.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Could this matte formula be used as blush?
Love these Lip Tar colors. Could the matte formula be used as a creme blush?
asked 6 months ago
twocatmom
(Ann Arbor, Mi)
on Lip Tar - Matte
6 answers
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answer 1
I'm sorry to disappoint but it definitely won't work as a blush. OCC's lip tars are known to be highly pigmented and unless you want paint like streaks across your face it won't really work as a substitute. A lot of people like the bobbi brown pot rouge because it's lightweight and creamy. I personally haven't tried it but i've heard many great things
answered 1 week, 1 day ago
sgibb
(Billings, MT)
answer 2
It most likely could be used as a creme blush but, with the pigmentation and the way that it stains I wouldn't recommend it. Personally I wouldn't but the choice is all yours :)
answered 2 months ago
bnovotney
answer 3
I don't think so...
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
allgirly
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 4
Of course yes! You can use this as a blush and it still can use as a eyeliner!
answered 6 months ago
YueX
(MI)
answer 5
Wow. Thank you for responding, but absolutely no reason to be rude.
answered 6 months ago
twocatmom
(Ann Arbor, Mi)
answer 6
It's meant to be used on lips and cheeks so yes. And If you had read the information about the product I wouldn't be wasting my time telling you this.
answered 6 months ago
Miriomnibus
(Louisville, KY)
Question
does liptar dry to a true matte?
I really want a matte red and i like NSFW or Stalker but the pictures i've been seeing online aren't very matte. does liptar dry to a better matte than i'm seeing?
asked 1 month, 3 weeks ago
BlakeLindsey
(Mendham, NJ)
on Lip Tar - Matte
4 answers
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answer 1
I've bought many lip tars, and the color is so strong that it doesn't look like a true matte. It's definitely not a gloss but not you're stereotypical matte. I would suggest trying the blot and powder method if you have your heart set on buying a lip tar. Blot it down with a kleenex lightly and then dab a setting powder or I use cheap drugstore white eyeshadow (elf brand) on your lips and that will mattify it, promise. If you're looking for a strong matte i would highly recommend stila's long lasting liquid lipstick. the red is phenomenal and it even last through meals, i recently ate a spaghetti and meatball dinner with it on and it didn't budge. Hope this helps and good luck!
answered 1 week, 1 day ago
sgibb
(Billings, MT)
answer 2
Yes, it takes a few minutes to dry fully, most of the pictures are probably taken shortly after application. It does eventually dry to a full matte though. I have Stalker and it's a great cool toned red.
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
HanBanan21
(England, UK)
answer 3
To answer your question, yes, I own the Lydia purple hue of the lip tar mattes, and once you apply it, the tar almost immediately turns matte, so matte that it may dry your lips, so I recommend using the primer.
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
SquishyTomato
(New York City, New York)
answer 4
These are matte shades and will dry with a matte finish. To ensure a matte look, you may want to also pair the lip tar with a primer.
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
NikaBT
Question
when will these products ever be restocked??
this has been sold out in stores and online for probably over a month now.
asked 3 weeks, 3 days ago
JennDivulge
(Philadelphia, pa)
on Lip Tar - Matte
1 answer
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answer 1
Hi JennDivulge, we apologize for the wait! These items will be restocked. Some of the shades will be available within a few weeks - we suggest setting up an email alert so you receive a notification when the shade you are interested in becomes available again.
answered 2 weeks, 2 days ago
NikaBT
Question
Is this lipstick matte?
I'm looking for a matte lipstick. I know I can aquire this look by gliding some baby powder over my lips...but I'm looking for a quality lipstick.

I do a lot of modelling, so long lasting isn't quite an issue. But I need it MATTE, and BRIGHT, and I need QUALITY.

If this isn't the right product, can you send me to a nice matte lipstick? It would be greatly appreciated.
asked 8 months ago
CassandraCarrie
(Ontario Canada)
on Lip Tar - Matte
7 answers
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answer 1
Yes, this product IS matte. You just can't be heavy-handed with it. A miniscule amount goes a very long way. Applying too much of the product will keep it from drying completely, leaving the sheen that many people have experienced with this product. I personally have never had a problem with the colors that I have, but it all depends on the appliction.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
kayhendo
(Crofton, MD)
answer 2
I wouldnt necessarily reccomend this product, since it has the tendency to bleed alot. Kat Von D liquid lipsticks or any Nars matte lipstick would be a better choice, in my opinion.
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
hulieta
(Scottsdale, AZ)
answer 3
Simply put it YES!
answered 6 months ago
Lookengood
(Orlando, FL)
answer 4
This one would be perfect for you! Its Matte and long lasting and it stays on for hours.
answered 7 months ago
vikkiferrana
(Los Angeles)
answer 5
No, I wouldn't recommend this as it doesn't wear well and has a sheen. I would suggest the Nars semi-matte lipsticks. They have a great selection. Schiap is my favourite hot pink lipstick!
answered 8 months ago
ErinLeighLeigh
(Vancouver, BC)
answer 6
Bite Beauty have beautiful mattes. I have both duos and they last quite a while, and the colors are beautiful, if you want to try out the product I think its the best way since they are only 15$(CAN).

This product is good, the color will last but you can count on it being gone within 5 hours.

Good luck !
answered 8 months ago
Lysanna905
(Montreal, CA)
answer 7
....It says in the product name that it is matte. Unless you choose something from the other line of lip tars, yes- these are matte. They last forever and whatever color shows up on your screen is what will appear on your lips. This is my go-to lip color brand.
answered 8 months ago
fakexpearlsx
(Denver, Co)
Question
Colour:Tarred - Not matte, not drying/staying on my lips, and separating in tube?
HI! So can anyone please explain to me how how to apply (so i can know if I am applying incorrectly in any way).

I got the black one, Tarred, and it is not drying and staying on my lips. I can wait for a long time and the lip tar will still be glossy and wet on my lips.
asked 1 month, 1 week ago
Anonymous
on Lip Tar - Matte
2 answers
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answer 1
Tarred and Black Dahlia have a more liquid-y consistency than other Lip Tars. Your best bet would be to use a primer like Too Faced Lip Insurance to hold these tricky colors in line.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
insouciant
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 2
Put a dot on the brush & add color to your saturation level. OCC recommends using conditioning primer first, but a normal primer or balm should work. I use a lip pencil sometimes & add gloss sometimes. These tars are also blendable, so you can play with other tars, lipsticks, stains along with it.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
AmberWillow
(Minot, ND)
Question
lip liner and clear primer
I really like the clear primer, but I kind of also want to use MUFE's lip line perfector, which goes on clear and helps me color in the lines and prevent feathering when I use other lipsticks. Which would you apply first, OCC clear or MUFE lip line perfector? Would you use both?
asked 1 year, 8 months ago
invisiblebike
(Miami, FL)
on Lip Tar - Matte
3 answers
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answer 1
OCC actually makes a clear lip liner as well and for me it's just as good as MUFE's and it's a few dollars cheaper as well. I would use that and the primer to ensure the product stays in place.
answered 2 months ago
bnovotney
answer 2
I use MUFE lip line perfector around my lip line and a clear balm on my lips. It preps my skin and prevents feathering.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
Anonymous
(Washington, DC)
answer 3
You won't need both. If you use the clear OCC with any lip tar color, you will get perfect application and wear of the lip tar. When I tried mixing other products with the lip tar, it didn't wear as well as when I only used the clear OCC as a primer. Using just the OCC products together seems to work best.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
crazy4cosmetics2
(Providence, RI)
Question
How do I make this product LAST?
I bought Ophelia about 8 months ago, and just bought Queen yesterday. I love both the colors, but I can never get them to stay on my lips. I've tried the powder/color/blot/powder/color/blot but the color just does not stay put. Does anyone have any tips or recommendations on how to make it last? Love the colors but HATE how it comes off on cups/cutlery/etc.
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
puellabonna
(Vancouver, BC)
on Lip Tar - Matte
4 answers
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answer 1
Along with blotting and reapplying try using a universal lip liner such as OCC's anti-feathered or even the primer. I've been using the lip liner and noticed a longer staying power, even though it can tone down the color, but no matter what the product always ends up on cups, or cutlery.
answered 2 months ago
bnovotney
answer 2
There's a bit of a drying period required before trying to do anything with these on... Maybe just prime, apply, and let it dry?
answered 10 months ago
catmaaan
(Richland, WA)
answer 3
Try a lip primer before applying this. However I don't use any primer, I wear Fresh's sugar lip treatment with spf 15 almost everyday before applying Lip Tar or any lipstick and I don't need to reapply for at least 5 hours unless I eat or drink something. Color coming off on cups, spoons, etc is very common and it happens with almost every lipstick out there. Try using Urban Decay's lip primer potion and try spreading the lip tar as much as possible (as it will sink in and set) and not layering it. Hope that helps!
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
vicky456
(New York, NY)
answer 4
i highly recommend using the primer
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
lovergirl2
(Brooklyn, NY)
Question
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 10 months ago
MaryJaneParker
(Atlanta, Georgia)
on Lip Tar - Matte
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
If it's your first time using OCC's Lip Tar I would go with a lighter color, like a nude or a light pink. If you're looking at the matte colors, which I prefer, I would go with Interlace, Covet, Lament (If it comes back in stock), and Femme. If you're looking at the metallic colors I recommend Hollywood as it's shimmery and a nude. Hope this helps :)
answered 2 months ago
bnovotney
answer 2
If you're daring, pretty much anything, lol. But for more of a subdued look: Hush, Memento, Clockwork, Grandma, Trollop, Strumpet, Anita, Lydia, or Sebastian! I don't know your undertones, if pink or orange tones would work better on your skin, but these should be good to choose from. Hope this helps!
answered 7 months ago
SiranthaJax
answer 3
Your coloring sounds similar to mine. I love NSFW with all my heart, but if bright red lips aren't your thing you sound like you'd look good in Strumpet, Clockwork, Psycho, Lydia, or Femme. The best thing to do is look at them in-store, though.
answered 10 months ago
catmaaan
(Richland, WA)
answer 4
Honestly, I have found that what you see in the tube (picture of the tube) is pretty spot on as far as color goes. I sampled some of the shades in store and feel that it all depends on how daring you are. I have a fairly light complexion but I wear any shade I like from bright red to very soft pink.
answered 10 months ago
nrgyzed
(Orlando, FL)
answer 5
This color is amazing with brown hair and eyes! I have brown hair and eyes, and I've received tons of compliments on this color.
answered 10 months ago
MinnieG
(Huntington Beach, CA)
answer 6
We recommend trying Ophelia or Divine. Both of these neutral pink shades would look terrific with your skintone!
answered 10 months ago
RandeeBT
Question
Similar to UD Venom?
Which color would be closest to Urban Decay's Venom? UD describes it as "bright plum." Doesn't matter if it's a metallic or stained gloss version, I'm open to any finish.

Thanks ahead of time
asked 4 months, 1 week ago
mterin
(OH)
on Lip Tar - Matte
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Either Pretty Boy or Strumpet I think would be closest. However, if you want to get two then you could get Black Dahlia and Feathered, because if you add enough white to Black Dahlia it would probably make a color similar to Urban Decay's Venom.
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
mayacat
(New York, NY)
answer 2
Well, I ended up swatching these in-store and settled on Strumpet. It obviously doesn't have the same finish and the UD lipstick is more sheer, and maybe a bit bluer.
Stumpet is an almost-perfect match to the Venom lip liner.
Just in case anyone else was curious.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
mterin
(OH)
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