Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics MELANGE Lip Tar Swatches & Review

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Because I was so impressed with my first OCC Lip Tar in Memento, a second choice was going to be a sure fire purchase. During my April visit to NYC for IMATS I got to visit the OCC booth and play around a bit... Melange came home with me.

What Sephora says about OCC Lip Tar:


What it is:
A high-opacity lipstick concentrate with unprecedented longevity.

What it does:
Flash a fabulous smile and a stunning splash of color with this lip formula that combines the longevity of a lipstick with the breezy application of a gloss. The rich pigment will drench your pout and the blend of essential oils, including hemp and peppermint, will soothe and soften the skin for a supremely comfortable finish. For easy travel and application, each Lip Tar comes with a vinyl carrying case and mini lip brush.

This set contains:
- 0.33 oz Lip Tar
- Mini lip brush
- Vinyl pouch

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens

What else you need to know:
This straight-forward formula does not contain petroleum or silicone and is 100 percent vegan and cruelty-free.

Melange (terracotta neutral) is the perfect medium peach to wear for any season. Like Memento, Melange spreads on evenly even with a small amount and provides a ton of pigment. I didn’t put it on too thickly, because who IRL would actually wear it that way just walking down the street, and was happy to notice that it felt almost moisturizing and wasn’t sticky at all. Wear time was maybe a bit longer than a normal lipstick, but it still comes off if you eat or drink.


Normally, the Lip Tars come with a brush applicator and how-to card, but since I purchased this one discounted at IMATS I only got the tube of tar.

OCC Lip Tar retails for $18.00 and they are available on the OCC website and Sephora.