Obsessed – OCC Lip Tar in Radiate

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Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics is very aptly named. Because I’m obsessed with their new shade of lip tar, Radiate. I picked it up at The Makeup Show in Chicago without even swatching it. Just knew I had to have it. It’s a really pretty reddish coral. It looks scary in the tube but surprisingly wearable on. Best of all there’s also a matching neon nail polish. Woo! Anyway, here’s a bunch of dorky shots of me wearing Radiate today…

Apologies for the goofy face in that last one, but I included it because I felt that photo showed the color most true to life. OCC Lip Tars wear incredibly well; I got a good 6 hours. During that time I did have a snack and an icee (practically a requirement at Target in summer isn’t it?) but it didn’t move. Normally I’d be kind of self-conscious about needing to touch up such a bold lip color after a snack, but this needed none. Around hour 4 or 5 my lips started feeling a little dry so I put a few dabs of gloss on top. Problem solved.

I applied this over lips that had been lightly prepped/moisturized with just a dab of Aquaphor massaged in and mostly dabbed off. I used OCC’s Precision Lip Brush to apply the Lip Tar. I could have built up the lip to a brighter fuller coverage but I didn’t want to for this look as I was just running around doing errands. I cleaned up the edges with an ELF Studio angled liner brush and some foundation.

Not that I was wearing much else in these photos, but if you’re curious to know what else I was wearing, the full face is:

Foundation – Rain Cosmetics Conceal Reveal foundation in Baby Doll Bisque (a MUCH heavier amount than I would normally wear – I was testing layerability and buildability haha).

Blush – NARS Luster

Eyes – A quick swipe of Wet ‘n Wild shadow in Nutty with a MAC 217 over the lid/crease area. Brows ‘did with my usual Billion Dollar Brows brow powder. Quick swipe of Maybelline Great Lash (which I need to throw out. I bought a new tube today. yay.)

The lip tar is $14.50 and the brush is $18 from OCC’s website.


  1. Sue Lin says

    You look so cute when you pout! I’m loving the color on your lips such a lovely orangey red. OCC did it again. Love anything that comes in tubes.

  2. Ashleigh says

    Firstly I need to get some lip tars I am so behind on that boat. Secondly NARS blush in Luster is my favorite blush on the planet!!!

  3. looks amazing on you :3

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