Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics has relaunched their popular Lip Tar liquid lipsticks in a ready to use cylindrical tube with a doe foot wand, OCC Lip Tar RTW (Ready To Wear). This is a huge deal as it should make them so much easier to apply. There are 25 shades and the formula is unchanged. I went to the launch party last night at the OCC Ludlow St. Boutique here in NYC and received a few shades to try in my gift bag- Sebastian, Hush and Anime. While there I also purchased a few shades that I regretfully missed out on- Belladonna, Technopagen and Black Dahlia. I don’t feel so bad that I missed them now that I get to experience them in the new tube.
The tube opening is very small so that when you pull out the wand it removes most of the excess product, leaving just the right amount on the doe foot applicator to completely cover both lips. The Lip Tars are very pigmented so you only need a tiny amount. If you apply too much it takes a long time to dry down and ends up all over your teeth.
Sebastian, Hush, Anime, Belladonna, Technopagen, Black Dahlia
Sebastian, plum toned taupe
Hush, bridal neutral pink
Anime, seriously neon pink
Belladonna, ultra violet
Technopagen, blackened purple with blue metallic pearl
Black Dahlia, blackened red
All of the photos were taken when the Lip Tars were freshly applied so they still have a wet look, but they dry down to a demi-matte finish. I only applied what was initially on the wand and that was enough to cover both lips, actually more than enough. The doe foot applicator makes it easy to precisely apply the Lip Tars. It is 100x better than having to apply with a brush, and applying with your fingers is out of the question as that’s too messy. I have a nice collection of Lip Tars but I honestly barely wear them as I’m too lazy to take my time and apply with a brush. I do however use them in my MUA Kit so I hope that OCC still keeps the squeeze tube as an option since that’s easier and more hygienic for MUAs. Overall, the new tubes are the best thing to happen to OCC Lip Tars. I am pretty sure that they will become even more popular now that they are so easy to apply and comparable to the latest liquid lipsticks on the market. Although Lip Tars are the original liquid lipsticks, sometimes you have to adjust to keep up with the competition. In case you missed them, be sure to check out the rest of my OCC Lip Tar Reviews.