Recently I picked up an Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) Lip Tar ($18) in the shade Memento. If you’ve never heard of lip tars before, they are super concentrated liquid lipsticks in a squeeze tube.
They have a huge range of shades available, some very wearable and some highly unusual. I went with the safe route with Memento which is a dusty rose pink color. You literally need one tiny dot of product with these lip tars to cover your entire lips with nice opaque color.
Each lip tar comes in a nice clear zippered plastic pouch with a handy lip brush. The brush makes application really neat and easy but if you misplace it, your fingertips work just as well.
I really enjoy this shade of pink. It’s a nice wearable everyday pink color. These lip tars have a nice semi-gloss finish to them and wear exactly like a lipstick. They feel soft and light on the lips but will need reapplied often throughout the day.
Since a tiny bit goes a very, very long way, I can’t see anyone using up an entire tube on their own. Plus they are a bit pricey. I think it’s a great idea to buy a tube and split it with a friend or two. You could easily buy some plastic screw top containers at the craft store and divide it but you’ll have to fight over the brush!
With the wide range of shades, it’s also easy to mix your own blends once you collect a few different colors. Mix a tiny dot of two or three shades and make your own custom fun colors! Do you have any OCC Lip Tars yet? Which shades are your favorites?
Available online at Sephora.