May 052013


I have to say, it is amazing how the beauty industry has innovated its technology to provide quality make up that is vegan, cruelty free and in the near future (hopefully) all natural. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics pretty much almost makes the cut by fulfilling all three.  The ingredients in the lip tar are primarily natural sources (with certain exceptions to ingredients that still require a natural alternative) and once again, vegan and cruelty free, so I knew I had to try one of these babies.

ltgrandmaI got the shade in Grandma which was described as “clean coral”. I have to say, it was a little on the orange side of the coral spectrum, and it wasn’t something I would wear to work. With that said, it is such a fun shade that I would definitely pull off for a night-time look. Treat the lip tars as liquid lipstick and if you are to buy the product, definitely invest in a lip lining brush cause you simply cannot dab this product with your fingers.

This lipstick is primarily oil based, with castor oil, hemp oil and peppermint oil as the first three ingredients listed on the product. That said, treat the tar as your foundation and have a base layer on the lips before you put this product on. The instructions also suggested that you can top it off with a little gloss for the sheen but I did not want to take the attention away from the beautiful shade so I kept it sans gloss. It applies on smooth so long as you have a base and with this shade, it did not look matted, there was a natural sheen to it.

There’s a variety of shade on the website so for those of you who want to be more ethically friendly, definitely stock up on some lip tar!

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