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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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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 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 weeks, 3 days 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 2 months, 4 weeks 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 9 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 10 months ago
surrealkitten
(Shanghai)
Question
Are all the colors at my sephora store
Can I find all these colors at my sephora
asked 7 months ago
xxxxxbeth
(canton, ohio)
on Lip Tar - Matte
5 answers
Answers
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 weeks, 3 days ago
SiranthaJax
answer 2
Try using the zip code bar to see if these are available in a Sephora in your area.
answered 2 months, 4 weeks ago
catmaaan
(Richland, WA)
answer 3
I would suggest you call and ask because every location will vary. That's what I do.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
lerinamelissa
answer 4
Yes! Most Sephoras carry the OCC brand.
answered 7 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 7 months ago
celtic
(louisville, KY)
Question
Can the white and black be mixed with other brands of lipstick to lighten or darken them?
asked 4 months, 3 weeks 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 weeks, 3 days 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 3 months, 2 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 4 months, 2 weeks 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 4 months, 1 week 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 weeks, 3 days 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 2 months, 4 weeks 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 3 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 3 months, 2 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 4 months, 1 week ago
Jsteyz
(Ames, IA)
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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 3 months 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 weeks, 3 days 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 2 months, 4 weeks 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 3 months ago
miabt
(San Francisco)
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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 3 months, 1 week 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 weeks, 3 days 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 2 months, 4 weeks 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months, 1 week ago
RandeeBT
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 1 month, 2 weeks ago
CassandraCarrie
(Ontario Canada)
on Lip Tar - Matte
3 answers
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answer 1
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 1 month, 1 week ago
ErinLeighLeigh
(Vancouver, BC)
answer 2
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 1 month, 1 week ago
Lysanna905
(Montreal, CA)
answer 3
....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 1 month, 2 weeks ago
fakexpearlsx
(Denver, Co)
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 ago
MIlanMom02
(Milan, TN)
on Lip Tar - Matte
4 answers
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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 2 months, 4 weeks 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 4 months, 2 weeks 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 11 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 ago
kgruver
(Lancaster,PA)
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 11 months ago
puellabonna
(Vancouver, BC)
on Lip Tar - Matte
3 answers
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answer 1
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 2 months, 4 weeks ago
catmaaan
(Richland, WA)
answer 2
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 10 months ago
vicky456
(New York, NY)
answer 3
i highly recommend using the primer
answered 11 months ago
lovergirl2
(Brooklyn, NY)
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 ago
TLC14
(Melbourne, FL)
on Lip Tar - Matte
5 answers
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answer 1
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 2 months, 4 weeks ago
catmaaan
(Richland, WA)
answer 2
Yeah, it's just called "clear" but it looks yellow in the packaging.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
lerinamelissa
answer 3
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 11 months ago
Marsmilli
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 4
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 ago
Rosyl
answer 5
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 ago
Anonymous
(Washington, DC)
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