Roseannetangrs Review: OCC Lip Tars!

Hey Everyone!

* I suggest watching the video! You’ll be able to see how the product applies and the finishing effect as I’ve applied each lip tar for you!*
I think everyone on onsugar Singapore has one of these babies in their make-up stash thanks to Sophia (, so I thought it would be fun to give my two cents worth about the Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tars to see if you agree. I first saw the paints on YouTube via xsparkage or petrilude and I’ve always wanted to get my hands on them to really see if they are all the buzz. So, when I saw them selling at IMATS, I picked up three or what was left of the red tones since I figured that would be the most wearable of the lot. OCC also supplies lip tars in wacky colours like purple, green and bright yellow.

It’s a rather small tube that fits nicely into the palm of your hand but I figured that since I’m not a professional makeup artist that this small tube would last me more than a few years. A little bit of the stuff really goes a long way. They are so pigmented that they do stain for a bit.

The OCC lip tar tube comes with a lip gloss/jelly gloss applicator. Not sure of the name, but ditch that method and get a cheap synthetic lip brush that will do the job ten times faster. With this load of pigmentation, you need to be able to accurately place where you want the color or else you’ll look like you had a drunk hook-up at a 4AM pub.

The word tar in the name is deceiving. It’s for sure more like a paint, acrylic paint to be exact so that means it’s just like a liquid lipstick. It’s definitely not sticky and not cakey or heavy when applied correctly with a lip brush. I quite like the texture, it’s very smooth and it smells like mint!

From IMATS, I picked up the colors in Pageant, Stalker and Strutter. But how do they look on the lips?

Pageant is a beautiful bright pink and pop of colour. Quite similar to Chanel Rouge Allure in Super

I always like it when the blog author goes the extra mile and takes a full facial picture just to see how the color matches other features than just a lip closeup.

Strutter is a darker version of Stalker. As you can see the lip tars are truly pigmented and vivid even without a lip concealer. It goes on just like paint!

Strutter makes a beautiful and vibrant red!

This is stalker which is a lighter version of Strutter.

Overall, the OCC lip tars are wonderful items to have. However, I don’t see myself wearing these out of the house any-time soon. It really is up to your make-up style though. I tend to emphasize my eyes more than my lips and I don’t use lipstick as often as I should. If you figure you need something as bold and flawless, then the OCC lip tars are for you. If not, it’s okay to give the craze a miss.


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  • musicplayson

    It looks soooo good on you!! Mine just look crackly and stuff on my lips. Totally made my lips super flawed! And I even scrubbed my lips before applying! Don’t know what is the problem. Sorry I commented twice! Here and on Youtube! Haha. 🙂

  • heavenlygorgeous

    All the colors looks good on you, Roseannelove!!! :thumbsup:

  • tammytew

    That looks amazing! I’m loving the lips tars! xx

  • roseannetangrs

    @musicplayson: thank you!! haha yea i replied to you on youtube 😛 hmm I dunnoe what could be the problem as well if you’ve exfoliated :/
    @heavenlygorgeous: thanks love!
    @tammytew: thank you love!

  • EyelynerFreak

    omg looks amazinngggg on u cos ur so fair!!!

  • feistyskies

    Love the reds on you Roseanne! Sexay 😀

  • blushfully

    Vavavoom, Roseanne!! You pull it off so well!! Those colors are such classics. And love love love your hair in that Strutter photo! =D I want Pageant now … hahaha…

  • roseannetangrs

    @Eyelyner Freak: aw thanks love!
    @fiestyskies: thank you! 😀 i’m still too scared to wear it out tho!
    @blushfully: haha thanks!

  • feistyskies

    Haha just rock it at night when you’re going out for drinks with friends or something! It’ll look amazinngggg! 😀

  • chocfull

    You pull off bright lips really well. Love reds on you, v sexy!

  • linnera

    Strutter looks really nice on you.. A nice contrast against ur fair skin… do rock it out!!!

  • redberried

    i find lip tar photographs very beautifully but looks really drying in real life.

  • roseannetangrs

    @fiestyskies: haha I might try it 😛
    @chocfull: thanks dear!
    @linnera: thank you 🙂 haha ill try to 🙂
    @redberried: its not too drying, very paint like 🙂

  • jillandanica

    Strutter looks gorgeous on you!

  • lacedivory

    i love the bright red one. =)

  • sundaylovexo

    You look good in Pageant! Cute. How long does it take for these to “dry”??? or is it just like a lipgloss that is highly pigmented.

  • roseannetangrs

    @jillandanica: thanks hun!
    @lacedivory: haha yep, it’s a stunner
    @sundaylovexo: haha thanks! Yep, they do have a lipgloss consistency but not as sticky so they don’t particularly dry to a matte finish. If you want to eliminate the glossy feel, they do stain after your first attempt at removing it so if you don’t like the painted look you can dab a little tissue to remove some product and all you would have left is a fresh stain on your lips that can be pretty too!

  • Lilit

    Thanks for your comments on my blog, and the heads up about your OCC tars.
    Pageant looks stunning on you, I love it. I want!

  • roseannetangrs

    Thanks Lilit for dropping by dear! Pageant is stunning and thank you! *blush* 🙂

  • Minh

    where can you buy these??

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