Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar is arguably the most versatile lip stick you can get. The standard off the shelf colours are bright and vibrant, but you can also make almost any colour you want, by mixing them. This is great if you want to match the colour of an item of clothing! With just 2 Lip Tars, you can wear them on their own, or mix them in varying quantities to create a multitude of colours. We have shown you some of our favourites below.
When mixing your Lip Tars together, we recommend getting a small jar to hold your chosen mix. Lip Tars take a long time to dry out when they are outside of the tube, so you will be able to use your mix over and over again. Add a few drops of each colour (or more of less depending on the colour you are trying to achieve). Mix the selected colours with your lip brush, or any other implement you have handy for mixing with.
OCC Lip Tars are extremely pigmented. This is great because a little goes a very long way. But they can also be unforgiving if you make a mistake in your application. We recommend preparing your lips beforehand, to make sure your application looks picture perfect. While washing your face, gently exfoliate your lips with your standard face exfoliation product. This gets rid of all the dead skin cells which would otherwise give your lips an uneven appearance. Moisturize your lips liberally with a lip conditioner product. After applying your liquid and powder foundation, apply your Lip Tar with a lip brush, starting with the edge, and working your way in. We use the Sigma SS209 extra fine tipped brush.
Your brush will need a good clean after applying your Lip Tar. Use a good quality shampoo in the palm of your hand. Hold the brush tip down so the water does not get up into the metal rim. After cleaning, leave somewhere flat to dry.
When the time comes to remove your Lip Tar, wipe excess product off with a tissue first. For any left overs, use a good quality makeup remover, baby oil, petroleum jelly or cold cream. Apply to your lips then wipe gently with a soft wash cloth or a tissue.
Most of all, have fun with your Lip Tar, and get creative. Here are some of our favourite colour combinations: