Review: OCC Lip Tar in Anime

I've been fascinated by Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics' (OCC) Lip Tars ever since I found out about them from Serendipity: Cult Beauty Discoveries.

Since they were having their Serendipity's OCC Lip Tar '30 Day Colour Obsession' throughout the month of June, with a single colour being discounted each day, I decided to get myself a Lip Tar in Anime, which is a bright, hot pink. (Also, I love Japanese anime.)

Got mine for RM40! (NP: RM60)
After reading through various reviews, raves and swatches, I wanted to do my own review of this amazing lip product. :)

You will need: 
  • a lip balm
  • a lip brush
  • OCC Lip Tar of your choice
I used Paul Frank Lip Smacker in Clancy's Cotton Candy as my base lip balm. ^o^
Apply lip balm to prep your lips.
It is advisable to prep your lips with a moisturizing lip balm before applying the lip tar, as any imperfections can be easily seen, and it can be a bit drying when applied directly on the lips.

Squeeze a small bit of lip tar (just a bit is more than enough!) onto your lip brush, then brush it over your lips. Use a lip liner if you're afraid it will feather or go out of line. I don't use lip liner because I'm too lazy. =/

Squeeze out a small drop.
Even a dot like this is slightly too much.
Bright anime pink indeed!
The OCC Lip Tars are very, very pigmented, so they also act as lip stains. If you think the colour is too over the top, you can press your lips on a piece of tissue paper to make it less shocking. The lip tar also has a slight peppermint flvaour, so those who are allergic or dislike it should take note. :)

It goes on glossy but dries to a matte/satin finish, so if you like glossy pouts, just add some lip gloss or another layer of lip balm to make them shine!

I use this Maybelline Lip Smooth Lip Balm in Strawberry.
✓ Pros: A little bit goes a long way, very long lasting, amazing colour(s), can mix your own lip colours using a mixture of other OCC Lip Tars.
✗ Cons: May cause stains, have to remove with makeup remover, squeeze-tube packaging is not user-friendly.

It may be on the pricey side, but considering how long one tube can last, and the endless possibilities you can create by mixing with other lip tars, it's worth every dollar. The colours are lovely, and they last really long too. Definitely a must-buy!

P/S: You can purchase them from Serendipity.


Nava K said...

great product with a reasonable price but the color looks very bright.

LauraLeia said...

Haha, yes, coz this is supposed to be their brightest, hottest, most anime-ish pink. XD
I'm waiting for other lip tars to be on discount so I can mix to make it more everyday-friendly. :)