I confess, I gave in to the hype. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics’ Lip Tars are the new love of lots of YouTube gurus and women all over. Actually, they are one of my new loves too. Strange how I seem to be finding new loves every other day these days... However, I didn’t feel like I had all the facts about my new love until I bought it. I was quite pleasantly surprised to discover that my love was deeper than I would've imagined. I bought Grandma (true coral, in-your-face bright which I love and is perfect for tan skin) and Melange (yellowish-brown mid tone neutral with some orange to it). Please note that in the photos they look much more similar than they are on real life. The color is true to the packaging and they are very opaque.
like with most loves we have our ups and our downs. First of all, nobody told me about the Castor Oil smell. The unmistakable characteristic smell of Castor oil only lingers for a little bit but if you’re very sensitive to smells you’ll feel it right from the moment you open the tube.
Then, nobody told me how full the tube is. Squeeze it a little harder than you’re supposed to and it will ooze out forever and ever, making the hugest mess. Be sure to be gentle with the tubes and you’ll be OK.
Also, I wasn’t aware that the indication that you used too much was that they’d start bleeding out of your lips’ contour. To prevent this, use one of those transparent silicone based lip liners and you’ll be fine and won’t even have much to worry about. Honestly I was expecting a much glossier finish but the finish of the lip tars is just like a cream or satin lipstick.
The staying power on these lip glosses/lipsticks is amazing and I’m really impressed with the quality of this product. My feeling is that my summer signature look for this summer from now on will be the Grandma lip tar paired with really light eye makeup.
Over all I'd say this is a love affair that will burn hot and strong for a very long time. That's why I'm giving away three $12.50 tubes of the OCC to subscribers and members of the Fashion Circle. It's really easy to enter. First Join the "Fashion Circle" and subscribe to Fashionwithfifi. Then leave me a comment hear telling me about your favorite Eye, Lip or Face Product. That's it. The three colors I'll be giving away will be: Grandma (The Pink featured Above), Vintage (Maroon), and the NSFW (Red). The contest will run from today and will end on Thursday, August 13, 2009 at 11:59 PM. Winners will be asked to specify which colors they'd like to receive. Good luck!
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