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OCC Collection “The Garden” Lip Tars

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Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics has a new collection out for Spring/Summer, and it includes six new eyeshadows, lip tars, and nail polishes. I’ve reviewed the eyeshadows in a previous post, so let’s get to the lip tars!

The Lip Tars in this collection are all on the warm side for the most part, and range from carmely browns to bubblegum pinks, and include some out-there shades, like a bold teal and vibrant violet. This collection also debuts the new Lip Tar packaging, which I discuss in this post.

If you have never used lip tars, know that a liiiitttle goes a very long way, and they all have a satiny finish, feel light on the lips, have a slight minty feeling to them, and last hours and hours and hours.


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Kava Kava, Ophelia, Digitalis, Belladonna, Chlorophyll, Pennyroyal

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Kava Kava: True Peach Neutral. This is a nice, muted orangey peach shade. I generally lean toward brighter orange lip shades, but this one is still nice!

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Ophelia: Pure Petal Pink. Nice, light bubblegum pink. Such a springy shade!

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Digitalis: Pink-tinged Lavender. Very Similar to Ophelia, just a touch darker and cooler.

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Belladonna: Ultra, Ultra Violet. They aren’t kidding. This shade is AMAZING. I’d wear it out! True, awesome violet.

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Chlorophyll: Full-on Teal. I’m sure more than one of you are wondering what on earth you would do with a lip color this shade. Lip tars are not only meant to just be applied as-is to the lips, but also are meant for mixing to create new shades. A shade like Chlorophyll would work well to help neutralize a red color that is a bit too bright.

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Pennyroyal: Roasted Peach/Brown. A few shades deeper than Kava Kava.


The colors in this collection are really appropriate for the name of this collection being The Garden, as that’s the first thing I really think of on seeing these colors all together! They make me think of flowers, leaves, the earth, maybe some bricks surrounding it.. I have a little image in my head haha :) Like always, I am a huge fan of lip tars in general; I love how easy they are to apply, that a tube of it will last you a lifetime, and how long they last. I wore one shade (NSFW) to a music festival last year, it was on for about 10 hours and didn’t fade even a bit. These suckers LAST!

Overall: This is a beautiful, well rounded collection of lip tars, in my opinion! A little something for everyone.
What you need: I would say Belladonna, but I know that’s not going to happen, haha. I’ll go with Digitalis.

Available for $13 each from OCC Makeup.






  1. Helene Annie Børvik

    April 5, 2012 at 12:34 am

    Amaaaazing! I love the dark purple one, it would be great with just some winged black eyeliner.

  2. Rachele Hunt

    April 5, 2012 at 1:14 am

    Oh man I need to get in gear and try some lip tars! Belladonna is stunning but a little too bold for me. I do love the fact that we get to see them on your lips. Thanks for taking the time to swatch!


  3. Valerie39

    April 5, 2012 at 1:21 am

    omg, im in luv wit occ lip tars(although the sleek paint pouts win me over) i need need belladonna

  4. Karen Lee

    April 5, 2012 at 1:26 am

    These are so Monet. I love them. I want to marry them…

  5. Valerie39

    April 5, 2012 at 2:26 am

    sooooooo cool

  6. Lindsay C.

    April 5, 2012 at 3:05 am

    On the back of the lip tars it says 12 months. Does that mean they are only good for 12 months and then they shouldn’t be used? I know they last a long time and I can’t even get through one tube even though I use it a lot. Thanks Leesha for the pictures they are beautiful and I hope I can buy some of these at IMATS.

  7. Phyrra

    April 5, 2012 at 4:38 am

    Belladonna and Ophelia are amazing!

  8. Mary

    April 5, 2012 at 4:46 am

    Do you apple a primer or anything before these to make them last? I have nsfw and it always fades on me around the inside of my lips. It could be that I’m usually drinking but I try to be careful and it still happens. Any suggestions would help.

    • xsparkage

      April 5, 2012 at 6:24 pm

      I generally dont have an issue with these fading, but you could always apply a translucent powder on top of them, that will make them last basically forever lol

  9. Emi at Project Swatch

    April 5, 2012 at 5:20 am

    Belladonna is amazing, I looooove it!

  10. Mai

    April 5, 2012 at 5:44 am

    Oooh I do wonder how Chlorophyll compares to the new Illamasqua teal lipstick, I wonder if they’re similar to each other!

  11. Fair Stryker

    April 5, 2012 at 6:55 am

    I totally agree that Belladonna is the MUST have of this collection! What an awesome shade to wear alone and play with! And people might call me weird for it- but I can’t help but be in love with Chlorophyll too! …

    Blah blah blah exclamation point! Aaaand more exclamation points!!!!! <– lame me. Makes a girl wish there was some sort of punctuation mark that was between exclamation ecstatic and a droll period…

  12. Medicrtsgirl

    April 5, 2012 at 9:48 am

    I LOVE both pink tones. I don’t own any occ but been wanting to try lip tar. I dig the purple but I’m not brave enough to wear it :)

  13. Neveragain

    April 5, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Are these limited edition? Thanks

  14. Mochamishmash

    April 5, 2012 at 11:11 am

    I soo need BellaDonna in my life! Kava Kava is nice too…

  15. Sara

    April 5, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Oh wow, pleeeeeeeease do a look using Belladonna!:D I am in love.^^

  16. Joana Rozk

    April 5, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    i really love 
    Belladonna and 
    Chlorophyll :)<33333

  17. snowflake_01

    April 5, 2012 at 9:04 pm

  18. nur fadila Kassim

    April 5, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    did u take oder?

  19. Stephanie

    April 6, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    I would wear belladonna out! Color is amazing!

  20. Becky G.

    April 7, 2012 at 1:14 am

    Do you usually use a lip liner when you wear them out? 
    How you you keep them from setting in the lines of your lips so much and make it less drying? I tried putting chapstick over it and it makes it crease I guess? I don’t know how to describe it.

  21. Lisanne blogt

    April 7, 2012 at 8:43 am

    Wow, these are awesome! I’d go for the more extreme colours, like the last three. Those are stunning.

  22. Fernanda Noronha

    April 7, 2012 at 11:15 am

    I loved the colors!!!

  23. Victoria

    April 7, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    What lip conditioner do you use? I have several OCC Lip Tars and know that they don’t look that perfect on unless your lips are well conditioned.  Excellent swatches! 

  24. Beauty and the Scientist

    April 7, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Love the new packaging, love the colors except for the last two.

  25. Katie Miller

    April 9, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Mental online shopping via xsparkage.com ALWAYS!

    Do you know if SugarPill or OCC plan on being at IMATS Toronto?

  26. AmandaTX

    April 16, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Totally unrelated to this post, but I just have to say that I love the new logo, and hate the new home page layout. There’s too much going on, and the actual content is so squished that you can’t get a good look at it. I couldn’t even figure out how to get to older posts from the home page.

  27. Hirrabutt789

    April 19, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    hot and cool images

  28. Nimi

    April 19, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    wowwww !!!!!! i like it . ;-) .i also want to buy it….

  29. Thisgirl1316

    April 21, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Oh my gosh, I love all of them (including the real), but especially the first peach tone. I really want them <3 Also, you have really pretty lips (no homo).

  30. Ruth Clocherty

    April 22, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Love your blog. This and your epic OCC swatches post was super helpful. Bought RX and Belladonna so I can get a bit wacky for festival season!

  31. LaLa

    April 25, 2012 at 7:33 am

    I lop

  32. LaLa

    April 25, 2012 at 7:34 am

    **** I meant i LOVE pennyroyal so much :D

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