Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar Review & Swatches

December has been a not so great month of blogging for me, but I'm finally back with a review on Lip Tars by Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics! Lip Tars are a product that I've wanted to try for years, so when I saw this Lip Tar All-Star Mini set on Sephora I knew that it was the perfect opportunity to finally do so. Unfortunately, the set was limited edition and is now sold out, but I hope that this post will be helpful if you're trying to decide whether to try Lip Tars or not! Anyway, this set comes with four mini Lip Tars in Memento, NSFW, Anime, and Black Dahlia, as well as a small lip brush which isn't pictured.

Here they are swatched in the same order as above. Memento is a pink/plum neutral, NSFW is a true, balanced red, Anime is a vibrant neon pink, and Black Dahlia is a blackened red. You can also mix them to create your own custom colors but I haven't played around with that yet!

(Lip swatches; sorry about the quality!)

Lip Tars are described as "deeply pigmented liquid lipsticks with extraordinary staying power", and both of those claims are absolutely correct. You only need the tiniest bead of product and while I always heard this I underestimated just how little product you really need! The color pay-off is amazing and the lasting power is crazy (I still have stains on my wrist from swatching even after showering!). All four shades performed well and were quite consistent, though Black Dahlia seemed a little bit thinner then the others and Memento seemed a bit creamier. You do need a steady hand and some patience when applying these though, so if you're in a rush I probably wouldn't reach for them.

Overall, Lip Tars are awesome products and I plan on adding them to my kit so I would definitely recommend them. They can be a bit drying on the lips though, so if you're not fond of lip products that stain, are drying, or take a bit more effort and time to apply then you might want to skip them. 


  1. Thank you for the swatches! They all look so beautiful. Especially Black Dahlia! I've been eyeing that one for quite a while now :)

    1. No problem! I love Black Dahlia too, I almost bought it on its own before :)


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