A few months ago there was a huge hype all, over the blogosphere, about these Lip Tars created by Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics.
They are highly pigmented lip colours that are suitable for vegans and come in a huge range of colours. Sounds great!
I decided to get my hands on one and see if they live up to the reviews they were receiving. I decided to buy the shade Hush. This is a lovely, nude pink colour that I thought would look great with a smoky eye.
I first applied a small amount as directed but it looked awful, all that happened was any dryness on my lips was accentuated. So I decided to try and build the colour up, which worked really well. My lips were a lovely nude pink but that didn’t last long. Just eating, licking my lips or even talking started to rub the lip colour away and left my lips looking patchy and dry. Determined to not give up, I tried applying different lip glosses on top and scrubbing any dry skin off my lips before applying the Lip Tar but nothing worked.
This is the desired effect I was looking for when I bought Hush.
I think this product is great if you are a Makeup Artist looking for bold colours to use in a photo shoot but it is completely impractical for everyday use. Completely high maintenance, this product is difficult to apply, has awful staying power and just won’t work if you have dry lips.
Please, if you think I am applying this product incorrectly or that I should give it another chance, get in touch!
It’s currently hidden in my makeup drawers, hence why I took so long to review it. I’d forgotten all about it!