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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
Looking for a lip stain for wedding day...is this a good choice?
I don't usually wear lipstick, occasionally lipgloss, but mostly chapstick. I would like to wear some color, but I usually just stay natural with my makeup, but I would like to wear something that I don't have to reapply all day. I was thinking midtone pink plum or antique bridal. Would this brand and color be good choices?? I don't want this to come off all over my groom. Help!? Thanks!
asked 1 week, 1 day ago
heymikki
(WI)
on Lip Tar - Matte
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Terrible, terrible choice for wedding makeup!!!! it will come off on your teeth and end up all over your groom. I would suggest a stain or a long wear lipstick such as the Hourglass liquid lipsticks, Kat Von D's liquid lipsticks (those will stay on all night with eating, drinking and the occasional smooch!). Even a light gloss would be a better idea than lip tar!
Good luck!
answered 1 week ago
GrannyErable
(Montreal, QC)
answer 2
My experience with this product is that it is very runny and messy. I had purchased some blue lip tar to wear on Halloween. I had pictured the tar as being a thick formula that would dry and stay put. Even when I used the base the product featheres, ran and came off on everything.
answered 1 week, 1 day ago
wickedorchid
(Salem, MA)
Question
How do I completely remove the tar at the end of the day?
I wear Black Dahlia and after a few hours of wear, I have the worst time trying to take it off! I'm able to get most of the tar off, but there's always some residual tar and the stain that's left behind. How do I remove it so that my lips are back to it's original, bare color? I've tried drugstore cleansing cleaning clothes, good old water and tissues, and even petroleum jelly, but the stain is stubborn!

Thanks!
asked 3 weeks, 3 days ago
pinyo
on Lip Tar - Matte
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Sometimes you can use extra virgin olive oil to break down the product. I would also recommend Boscia's "makeup breakup" cleanser.
answered 1 week, 2 days ago
ChartyLoos
answer 2
I would recommend Philosophy Purity Made Simple. Ask for a sample and try it. It takes off 90% of my most stubborn eye makeup (waterproof mascara, kohl liners) so I would guess it'd be great at thick deep lip color too. They also make a foam and wipes but I love the traditional semi-cream cleanser. HTH!
answered 3 weeks, 1 day ago
cassandraj
(portland, or)
answer 3
Using a lip primer before using the tar helps. I like the one from too faced but lip erase works well too. Doing that and use Balms Away makeup removing wax works well for me. If all else fails give your lips a gentle exfoliation.
answered 3 weeks, 1 day ago
BexG
(GA)
Question
Are these at all drying on the lips? I know they dry to a matte finish but do they dry out your lips?
asked 1 week, 5 days ago
amanda95
on Lip Tar - Matte
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, they can dry out your lips. Use a good lip balm underneath the lip tar before applying to ensure that your lips stay hydrated.
answered 1 week, 2 days ago
ChartyLoos
answer 2
Yes, these are drying. You need to use their primer first, or use a balm first. I play with it by adding lip gloss to further moisturize after application.
answered 1 week, 2 days ago
AmberWillow
(Minot, ND)
Question
How does the lip tar compare to kat von d everlasting liquid lipstick ? Is it as matte ? As pigmented ?
asked 5 months, 1 week ago
Annickmontreal
(Montréal Canada)
on Lip Tar - Matte
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I find that it is as matte and as pigmented (perhaps more pigmented) than kat von d's liquid lipstick, but not as drying at all! Just blot your lip tar to help the dry-down process.
answered 2 weeks, 3 days ago
MissAndry
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 2
It is matte but creamier. To me it doesn't have the lasting power of Kat Von D
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
hotinaz
(Surprise, AZ)
answer 3
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 4 months ago
Paige1213
(Winnipeg, MB)
answer 4
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 4 months, 1 week ago
natasharose1986
(bellingham, wa)
answer 5
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 5 months ago
jdgrant
(Boston, MA)
answer 6
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 5 months, 1 week ago
Fanii
(El Paso, TX)
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 2 months, 2 weeks ago
BlakeLindsey
(Mendham, NJ)
on Lip Tar - Matte
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
I think most people take pictures/swatches right after applying, when it's still shiny and wet. It takes a little bit to dry down to matte, and I find that blotting once helps the process along. It's definitely matte!
answered 2 weeks, 3 days ago
MissAndry
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 2
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 month ago
sgibb
(Billings, MT)
answer 3
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 2 months, 1 week ago
HanBanan21
(England, UK)
answer 4
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 months, 2 weeks ago
SquishyTomato
(New York City, New York)
answer 5
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 months, 2 weeks ago
NikaBT
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 2 years 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 month 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, 11 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, 11 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, 11 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 7 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 month 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, 3 weeks ago
bnovotney
answer 3
I don't think so...
answered 5 months 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 7 months ago
YueX
(MI)
answer 5
Wow. Thank you for responding, but absolutely no reason to be rude.
answered 7 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 7 months ago
Miriomnibus
(Louisville, KY)
Question
when will these products ever be restocked??
this has been sold out in stores and online for probably over a month now.
asked 1 month, 3 weeks ago
JennDivulge
(Philadelphia, pa)
on Lip Tar - Matte
1 answer
Answers
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 1 month, 1 week 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 9 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 2 months 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 5 months, 2 weeks ago
hulieta
(Scottsdale, AZ)
answer 3
Simply put it YES!
answered 7 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 8 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 2 months, 1 week 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 2 months 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 2 months, 1 week ago
AmberWillow
(Minot, ND)
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