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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
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 7 months ago
CassandraCarrie
(Ontario Canada)
on Lip Tar - Matte
7 answers
Answers
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 5 days 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 3 months, 2 weeks ago
hulieta
(Scottsdale, AZ)
answer 3
Simply put it YES!
answered 5 months, 3 weeks 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 6 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 week, 4 days ago
Anonymous
on Lip Tar - Matte
2 answers
Answers
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 6 days 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 week, 2 days ago
AmberWillow
(Minot, ND)
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 3 weeks, 1 day ago
BlakeLindsey
(Mendham, NJ)
on Lip Tar - Matte
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
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 week, 6 days ago
HanBanan21
(England, UK)
answer 2
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 2 weeks, 5 days ago
SquishyTomato
(New York City, New York)
answer 3
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 2 weeks, 6 days ago
NikaBT
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, 7 months ago
invisiblebike
(Miami, FL)
on Lip Tar - Matte
3 answers
Answers
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 4 weeks 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, 6 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, 6 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, 5 months ago
puellabonna
(Vancouver, BC)
on Lip Tar - Matte
4 answers
Answers
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 4 weeks 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 9 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, 5 months ago
vicky456
(New York, NY)
answer 4
i highly recommend using the primer
answered 1 year, 5 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 9 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 4 weeks 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 6 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 months ago
RandeeBT
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 5 months, 2 weeks ago
twocatmom
(Ann Arbor, Mi)
on Lip Tar - Matte
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
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 4 weeks ago
bnovotney
answer 2
I don't think so...
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
allgirly
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 3
Of course yes! You can use this as a blush and it still can use as a eyeliner!
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
YueX
(MI)
answer 4
Wow. Thank you for responding, but absolutely no reason to be rude.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
twocatmom
(Ann Arbor, Mi)
answer 5
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 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Miriomnibus
(Louisville, KY)
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 3 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 1 month 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 2 months, 2 weeks ago
mterin
(OH)
Question
How does the lip tar compare to kat von d everlasting liquid lipstick ? Is it as matte ? As pigmented ?
asked 3 months, 1 week ago
Annickmontreal
(Montréal Canada)
on Lip Tar - Matte
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
It is matte but creamier. To me it doesn't have the lasting power of Kat Von D
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
hotinaz
(Surprise, AZ)
answer 2
Just as pigmented but not as matte. The kat von d ones go on glossy and dry to a really nice matte. The OCC ones stay glossy.
answered 2 months ago
Paige1213
(Winnipeg, MB)
answer 3
KVD everlasting has the finish of a permanent lip product where it stains with little transfer after drying time. OCC goes on satin dries matte, does transfer but still has a long wearing time with transferring.
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
natasharose1986
(bellingham, wa)
answer 4
Lip Tars are thinner and less creamy than Everlasting Love Liquid Lipstick. Lip Tars have more of a paint-like consistency whereas Everlasting Love feels more like a traditional lipstick finish. Both are highly pigmented and have great staying power, but Lip Tars are more prone to feathering and should be used with a primer and/or a lip liner.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
jdgrant
(Boston, MA)
answer 5
I think lip tars are a million times better... They might not be as matte, but they're way more comfortable to wear. The KVD liquid lipsticks dry out my lips like nobody's business, but lip tars are comfortable. It depends on how those feel on your lips!
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
Fanii
(El Paso, TX)
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 1 year, 6 months ago
TLC14
(Melbourne, FL)
on Lip Tar - Matte
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
There is a primer. Here is a link for it:

http://www.sephora.com/lip-tar-primer-P382935?skuId=1597640
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
EmilyASC
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 2
Yes, there is a primer. It is not required to wear these; I've actually never used it and I've found that the lip tars look amazing.
http://www.sephora.com/lip-tar-primer-P382935?skuId=1455385
answered 9 months ago
catmaaan
(Richland, WA)
answer 3
Yeah, it's just called "clear" but it looks yellow in the packaging.
answered 10 months ago
lerinamelissa
answer 4
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 1 year, 5 months ago
Marsmilli
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 5
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 1 year, 6 months ago
Rosyl
answer 6
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 1 year, 6 months ago
Anonymous
(Washington, DC)
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