One of my favourite things about subscription boxes is that every month I discover brands and products that I didn’t even know existed. This month this came in the shape of a lip tar/primer from Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics. This brand’s products are 100% vegan and cruelty free – which really appeals to me – and lip tar is something I’d never heard of before so I was excited to give it a go!
The name ‘Lip Tar’ suggests that the product might be a little sticky, but this is not the case at all! This is less of a tar and more of a gel, and smoothing a small amount onto your lips makes them feel lovely, smooth and hydrated. The product also has a gorgeous, fresh, peppermint scent which I LOVE.
This can be worn on it’s own if your lips need a little moisture boost, or claims to give your lipstick better colour and staying power. I tend to prefer a matte finish for my lips and this product gives a slightly glossy effect, however applying my lipstick over the tar/primer was an absolute dream. Especially this time of year when my lips are really dry I can end up with an uneven, flaky application, but this combats these issues perfectly.
I used this over the weekend and true to form it gave my lipstick some real staying power! I only had to reapply once after eating, and even then hardly any of my lippy had budged!