Pretty P.O.V.: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar: Stained Gloss Wednesday 17 July, 2013


The new Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar: Stained Gloss are bound to become your newest lip obsession.

It is well-documented that I am an absolute fiend for Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar. The color is the brightest and richest I’ve come across; the staying power is unparalleled—so much so, that the removal involves a little bit of elbow grease, if you know what I mean. And though the brand has made improvements to the packaging (a slim nozzle that allows for easier, cleaner flow of pigment, plus an included lip brush), not much has changed. So the arrival of Lip Tar: Stained Gloss—six new Lip Tars that swap the original silky matte, full-coverage, wow-pigment finish for a high-gloss shine with a stained-glass color payoff that eventually wears down to a vivid stain—is an exciting one, indeed.

Now let’s talk about the six Lip Tar: Stained Gloss hues, starting from the most daring to the most cautious.


Voyeur is a yellow glaze, and I’m pretty much going to tell you that, unless you are a makeup artist doing a photo shoot, you’re not going to apply this baby all by it’s lonesome. It’s great for neutralizing other vibrant shades, bringing up or down the intensity (depending on the hue).

Androgyne is a brilliant orange jelly, and looks amazing with a gorgeous bronze glow. I’m a fan of orange lips, and this definitely packs a powerful enough punch. But again, the reality of this shocking shade is that it’s more of a mixer; use it to give a bite of citrus to your existing lipstick hues.

New Wave is a glassy neon pink, and happens to be my personal favorite. If you’ve always wanted to wear a hot pink with plenty of pop, but felt a little iffy about it, this is a nice way to dip your toes into this impactful hue.

Rhythm Box is a sheer purple burgundy—so spot-on for the coming fall season. This color is for those who are seeking that wine-stained lip, but with a gorgeous sheen.

Meta is a red-orange jelly, and is extremely wearable. If you feel like Androgyne pushes the orange envelope too much, but you still desire a bit of citrus beauty on your lips, Meta is your hue.

Jealous is a translucent pinkish-red, and is a must-have for anyone who loves a red lip. This color is fabulous for layering over your staple matte red lipstick to give it a glossy makeover.

OCC recommends that your prime your lips first with OCC Clear Lip Tar, and then apply your preferred Lip Tar: Stained Gloss hue to the middle of your mouth, blending the application outward. I’ve found that, unlike most stains, these actually leave my lips feeling velvety soft after the gloss has worn away. All in all: a stellar addition to the Lip Tar family!

Pick up OCC Lip Tar: Stained Gloss at

Will you be adding these glossy stains to your beauty arsenal?

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  • Rose says:

    I too am obsessed with OCC, and I was ESCTATIC when Sephora started carrying them (thumbs down for the price increase though). I heard about the Stained Glass line a few weeks ago and was bummed when I couldn’t find them in Sephora. Even though I can order online (and even get a pro discount), I am an instant gratification type of person and I want it NOW! I despise waiting for cosmetics to come in the mail. So my question is….if a brand decides to go public and sell at a store like Sephora…why not simultaneously release collections on their own and in the retailers? What is the point of annoying customers like me and making us wait?!?!?

    • admin says:

      Rose, I think every brand works out different deals with stores. If I had to guess, I’d say they worked out an exclusivity deal with (not in-store) that lasts a certain period of time, and when that time limit ends, they will offer it on their own site as well. I understand your frustration. I see exclusivity deals occur all the time…it’s the nature of the beast sometimes!

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