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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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Could this matte formula be used as blush?
Love these Lip Tar colors. Could the matte formula be used as a creme blush?
asked 1 month, 2 weeks ago
twocatmom
(Ann Arbor, Mi)
on Lip Tar - Matte
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Of course yes! You can use this as a blush and it still can use as a eyeliner!
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
YueX
(MI)
answer 2
Wow. Thank you for responding, but absolutely no reason to be rude.
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
twocatmom
(Ann Arbor, Mi)
answer 3
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 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Miriomnibus
(Louisville, KY)
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 3 months, 2 weeks ago
CassandraCarrie
(Ontario Canada)
on Lip Tar - Matte
5 answers
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answer 1
Simply put it YES!
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Lookengood
(Orlando, FL)
answer 2
This one would be perfect for you! Its Matte and long lasting and it stays on for hours.
answered 2 months ago
vikkiferrana
(Los Angeles)
answer 3
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 3 months, 1 week ago
ErinLeighLeigh
(Vancouver, BC)
answer 4
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 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Lysanna905
(Montreal, CA)
answer 5
....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 3 months, 2 weeks ago
fakexpearlsx
(Denver, Co)
Question
OK for Dry lips?
I like to use creamy, hydrating lipsticks because my lips dry out and chap easily. How do these rate in terms of comfort and moisture? Good for someone with a chapped-lip problem?
asked 8 months ago
HelloCoffee
(NY, NY)
on Lip Tar - Matte
7 answers
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answer 1
Not advisable on ANY lips. I used it and ended up with awful chapped lips and I don't normally have a problem.
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
RegistrarKitty
(Prescott, AZ)
answer 2
Eh...they're pretty drying. I HAVE to wear these on top of a creamy gloss for them to feel comfortable. They're very lightweight, but drying on your lips.
answered 6 months ago
lerinamelissa
answer 3
I've got dry lips too, and if you put this straight on your lips they will feel really dried out and even flaky. You have to get a lip primer (I use Ardency Inn boom base lip balm & base) or the clear lip tar (which you can also add on top of the color if you want to make it glossy) to put on underneath and it does the trick! They are worth it though, they look really great on!
answered 7 months ago
ktktktktkt
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 4
I personally would not use this with dry lips. While I love lip tar, it can be incredibly drying without proper exfoliation and moisturizing before application. If you have a problem with dry/flaky/chapped lips, this is not the product for you.
answered 7 months ago
LinednGlossed
(Richmond, VT)
answer 5
Yes as long as you prep your lips beforehand (lipscrub & lipbalm), then you should have no problem!
answered 8 months ago
NACHO0987
(Kansas City, Kansas)
answer 6
I would NOT recommend this for someone who has chronically chapped lips. It feels moisturizing when first applied, but dries out quickly. It also contains peppermint, which is a known skin irritant.
answered 8 months ago
tracyts
(Chicago, IL)
answer 7
OCC Lip Tars are not hydrating in the slightest.
answered 8 months ago
katejh
(Crystal River, FL)
Question
For darkening.. can you use other black shades also?
Besides the black made for darkening, I noticed there is a reddish black, a metallic black, etc. Has anyone used one of these other black shades for darkening? Did it turn out well? Did you like it better? Worse? I like to wear shimmer sometimes, so I was thinking of ordering the metallic black to have the best of both worlds - a darkening shade that can also add shimmer. If you can offer a comment or suggestion I would be very grateful! Thanks, friends.
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
cameronrae
(Sterling Hts, MI)
on Lip Tar - Matte
4 answers
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answer 1
If you're going to darken with something other than black, you're going to have to know the base color of the product you plan on using, Black Metal Dahlia is red based, so if you were wanting to darken a blue it would turn purple, it won't stay blue. But it will work, with the right color families.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
SiranthaJax
answer 2
According to color theory that would totally work, and it's an awesome idea. These were made to be mixed with each other. Just make sure to use tiny amounts of any darkening color.
answered 5 months ago
catmaaan
(Richland, WA)
answer 3
I have tarred (regular black) and i love it will never need to get another dark red liptar again! If you want shimmer might as well pick up the metallic black.
answered 11 months ago
mhs927
(Jersey City, NJ)
answer 4
The black OCC is too pigmented for me to use as a darkener. The very smallest possible amount, a pintip's worth, is still just too much. The metallic black shade is significantly more sheer, so if you're comfortable with the added shimmer (it will look lumpy mixed with a full-coverage lipstick!) this would be a good bet.
answered 1 year ago
surrealkitten
(Shanghai)
Question
Are all the colors at my sephora store
Can I find all these colors at my sephora
asked 10 months ago
xxxxxbeth
(canton, ohio)
on Lip Tar - Matte
5 answers
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answer 1
Most Sephora's only carry a select amount, mine only carries about 15 colors. The display would be too large and inconvienent to carry all of them in a store.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
SiranthaJax
answer 2
Try using the zip code bar to see if these are available in a Sephora in your area.
answered 5 months ago
catmaaan
(Richland, WA)
answer 3
I would suggest you call and ask because every location will vary. That's what I do.
answered 6 months ago
lerinamelissa
answer 4
Yes! Most Sephoras carry the OCC brand.
answered 9 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 5
It would depend on the size of your Sephora and how popular they are where you live. My Sephora only has a few colors but you can order them online at Sephora.com in any color.
answered 10 months ago
celtic
(louisville, KY)
Question
Can the white and black be mixed with other brands of lipstick to lighten or darken them?
asked 6 months ago
nancygiaee
(Owings Mills, MD)
on Lip Tar - Matte
3 answers
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answer 1
As long as they are of a liquid type, or at least not a complete solid, I've mixed all of my liquid lipsticks before. :)
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
SiranthaJax
answer 2
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 5 months, 3 weeks ago
lesg55
(Chicago, IL)
answer 3
Yes, just choose formulas wisely because you don't want to cause it to feel drier than it already is!
answered 6 months ago
lerinamelissa
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 6 months ago
Crimsonsketch
(Toronto, ON)
on Lip Tar - Matte
5 answers
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answer 1
Try a black lip liner, or a dark lip pencil, and then apply the lip tar on top? That should give you a dark base to start off so you don't have to build so much to get a dark color.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
SiranthaJax
answer 2
Sometimes the pigment and the liquid settle apart from each other and that might have happened here. It happened with my first tube of Tarred- the color applied a weird translucent grey after sitting in my drawer for too long. The best advice I can give is "shake it for a while and see if that helps."
answered 5 months ago
catmaaan
(Richland, WA)
answer 3
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 5 months, 1 week ago
kacw
(Columbus, OH)
answer 4
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 5 months, 3 weeks ago
lesg55
(Chicago, IL)
answer 5
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 6 months ago
Jsteyz
(Ames, IA)
Question
can i receive a few samples of lip tar to make sure i like the color?
I've purchased a couple of lip tars, and feel lucky that they look good with my skin tone. I have a list of 4 colors i'd like to try before diving headfirst into my wallet. I LOVE this product. I'm telling everyone about it.
I'm interested in (hollywood
black dahlia
beta
penny royal) If not available, then Mein Herr.
Anyway, I'm happy to come into the store if the staff would be kind enough to hook me up with these samples. I'm a very good Sephora customer with lots of points.I hope you can accommodate me. Thank you so much!!! Most sincerely, Rachel Stern
asked 5 months, 1 week ago
sternie
(Astoria, NY)
on Lip Tar - Matte
3 answers
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answer 1
I get samples all the time before I buy the product, to see if I'm allergic or if I even like the product. You can get up to three in a day. :)
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
SiranthaJax
answer 2
Generally if you go into a store that has the lip tars available you'll be able to swatch them for yourself and decide if you like the color in person. Try typing your zip code into the "find in store" bar and see if they are available near you.
answered 5 months ago
catmaaan
(Richland, WA)
answer 3
Samples are a great way to try new products and we include three complimentary samples with every merchandise order at Sephora.com. To view our current selection of samples, click on the link for Today's Free Samples on the Sephora.com home page. The choices change frequently, so check back often to see what we're offering now. Another great way to try new products is to visit your local Sephora store. At the store, a Cast Member can make a tester for you of any products that we carry. They can also answer questions for you and make recommendations for other products. At this time we are unable to send samples outside of a merchandise order and thank you for your understanding.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
miabt
(San Francisco)
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 5 months, 2 weeks ago
MaryJaneParker
(Atlanta, Georgia)
on Lip Tar - Matte
5 answers
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answer 1
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 2 months, 3 weeks ago
SiranthaJax
answer 2
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 5 months ago
catmaaan
(Richland, WA)
answer 3
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 5 months, 1 week ago
nrgyzed
(Orlando, FL)
answer 4
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 5 months, 1 week ago
MinnieG
(Huntington Beach, CA)
answer 5
We recommend trying Ophelia or Divine. Both of these neutral pink shades would look terrific with your skintone!
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
RandeeBT
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 1 year, 2 months ago
MIlanMom02
(Milan, TN)
on Lip Tar - Matte
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Based on the information given, I'd recommend Narcissus or possibly Trollop as a more neutral tone, and Pretty Boy as something more striking. It's always a good idea to look at them in person though, or to google swatches of colors you're considering.
answered 5 months ago
catmaaan
(Richland, WA)
answer 2
Memento is a pretty safe shade, but may pull too mauve. Hush is also another neutral as well as Marion
answered 6 months ago
lerinamelissa
answer 3
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 1 year, 2 months ago
Anonymous
(TX)
answer 4
I'm a red head as well and I've found that Digitalis and Hush are both great for fair complexions.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
kgruver
(Lancaster,PA)
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