Over the next few weeks, I am posting holiday gift ideas for makeup, hair and nails. OCC Pro’s Picks Portables Lip Tars Test Tube x 12 makes a lovely gift for a lip color aficionado and those who love cruelty-free, vegan products. OCC has created a legendary set of lip tars that come in very pigmented, opaque and matte colors. This isn’t your traditional lipstick, it is a very liquid form of a lip product, best applied with a brush, lasts for a while and also leaves a stain as it starts wearing off. The OCC Lip Tars can be mixed with other lip colors and layered with pencil or primer, if you wish.
The Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Pro’s Picks Portables is a set of 12 mini-sized Lip Tar liquid lipsticks in matte and metallic finishes. The pouch also comes with a brush for applying the lip tars, it is actually quite a good brush. With the OCC Lip Tars little goes a long way. I always suggest to ensure that the lips are hydrated/ exfoliated before applying OCC Lip Tars, the finish will be smooth and fluid. When applying lip color it is best to have well hydrated lips to avoid feathering or creased messy application, especially with a very liquid product such as the OCC Lip Tars.
This set contains:
– 12 x 0.08 oz Lip Tar liquid lipsticks in Interlace: Matte (palest peach cream),Zhora: Metallic (peach/pink shimmer), Annika: Matte (pale neutral peach), Cha Cha: Matte (pale tangerine), Grandma: Matte (clean, classic coral), Vintage: Matte (deep burgundy), Harlot: Matte (neon popsicle red), Nylon: Matte (neon bubblegum pink), Hoochie: Matte (vibrant magenta), Digitalis: Matte (pink-tinged lavender), Sebastian: Matte (plum-toned taupe), Iced: Metallic (pure white frost)
#010 Precision Lip Brush
I am a fan of Vintage (see photo, I am really not sad just trying a new resting b*** face look, LOL). Vintage Lip Tar is such a bold, rich burgundy/ red, I just love it. It wears well and feels rich and opaque. One word of advice with this color is to start slow and very carefully, if you use too much, it’s messy to clean up. I also like using a very pointed brush, (I have a Makeup Forever extra fine pointed brush from years ago, it is perfect for inner corners).
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics newest set of Pro’s Picks Portables Lip Tar Test Tube x 12 is available at sephora.com and retails $59
**This product was sent to me as a press sample, all opinions are my own