CULT Obsession: Lips Tars – tips & tricksHOME
We are lucky at bellabox to test out the newest beauty products and innovative make up items. This time our Australian Beauty editor and blogger extraordinaire Lucy Zhang (aka Miss Pixie Lulu) shares her experience with the innovative Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tars and a few little tips and tricks on using them!
I was first introduced to OCC Lip Tars from watching Youtube beauty videos and reading beauty blogs. They appeared to be somewhat of a cult product to beauty addicts everywhere - what have I been missing out on all this time?!?
However, OCC products are not easily accessible in Australia and Singapore, so I don’t need to tell you how ecstatic I was when I discovered that bellabox stocks Lip Tars! As much as I wanted to buy all the gorgeous shades, I restrained myself (very proud of that!) and ended up with 4 (for now) – Trollop, Interlace, Pageant and Strumpet.
Here are the swatches for Trollop (pink cranberry coral) and Interlace (subtle peach neutral). As you can see, the formulation is super pigmented and a little goes a long long way!
Don’t be tricked by the slanted tip and apply it like a lipgloss, unless you want to end up with big clown lips! Lip Tars are best applied with a lip brush for a full layer of colour or blended with fingers for a lovely tint.
The awesome thing about Lip Tars is that you can mix different colours together to create a totally unique new shade – just like paint! Here I have mixed Trollop and Interlace to create a beautiful light pink (I ended up adding a bit more of the Interlace to lighten it further).
I applied the colour with a lip brush. The colour glides on very smoothly and dries down to a satin finish. Lip Tars are 100% vegan and is free of parabens and other harsh preservatives and leaves a refreshing minty feel on the lips.
Although they have amazing staying power, I do find that it can feel a bit drying after a while so I do recommend applying some lip balm before applying the Lip Tar.
I am definitely lovin' OCC Lip Tars and find myself reaching for them whenever I'm getting ready for a night out. Have you dipped your
toes lips into OCC Lip Tars and what do you think of them? Do you have a favourite shade (mine is Trollop)? Let me know below! - Lucy
You can purchase OCC Lip Tars from the Bellabox Shop