Black Dahlia

You guys. You GUYS.

I’m a little late to this fanbase, but I’m absolutely obsessed with Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics’ Lip Tar. I’m a sucker for crazy formula innovations, and this is no exception. Lip Tar is packaged in a tiny, almost sample-sized squeeze tube, but after one use it’s obvious that these bad boys will last a long time. A tiny bead of product is all you need, as the color is supersaturated. They come in a rainbow of colors (white, black, and primary colors included), and at $16 it’s easy to see why the beauty world is snatching them up for mixing.

Since they’re so pigmented, you have to apply them with a lip brush (which OCC has begun to include with each Lip Tar). I bought Black Dahlia (pictured, top left) because, well, for one: how great is that name? Plus, the almost-black purple shade is crazy fashionable for autumn. Sephora was out of stock, so I had to buy it on Amazon, which meant mine didn’t come with a brush, sadface. Not to be deterred, I used a concealer brush instead. I don’t wanna brag (yes I do) but the buddy I was Skyping with as I was testing it was all “Daaaaaayumn girl”. This is definitely a vampy look to be worn with buttloads of confidence (try finding that sentence in Glamour).


The Lip Tars are 100% vegan and cruelty-free. They have hemp oil, peppermint oil, and vitamin E, ostensibly for moisturization, although I wouldn’t say they’re particularly hydrating. I had to layer a clear balm on top for comfort after a little while, but the color stays put.

Plus, how fun is it to put something with “tar” in the name on your face?


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