Review: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar (Matte) in Strumpet


Summer is almost here (although, in my neck of the woods spring has barely sprung)! One of my favourite things to rock during the spring and summer seasons is a bright bold lip! I find that this is the easiest way to dress up a casual ensemble. I’m always on the hunt to find great lip products, especially matte lip products. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) is very much raved about, so I was excited to try this out. As you can see, OCC’s lipsticks are called “Lip Tar” and they come in a tube with a mini brush, so that you can apply it with ease. These Lip Tars are described as having a high-opacity lipstick concentrate. It’s matte, bold, and bright. The shade Strumpet is described as a seedless grape red (but seriously it’s a bright magenta berry colour). The formula includes essential oils (hemp and peppermint) that condition the lips to soothe and soften them for a comfortable finish. It’s supposed to moisturize your lips while providing you long-lasting colour. The pigment is rich and opaque. Also, this formula is 100 % vegan and doesn’t contain any petroleum or silicone. It’s a matte lipstick that feels like a lipgloss.

My Verdict?


The colour pay off on this lip product is insanely incredible! I don’t think I’ve come across such an opaque bold lip colour in a while. You definitely don’t need to use a lot of product to get the colour on your lips. Besides that, the formula of this lip tar is super long-lasting. I found that you needed makeup remover to remove the product off your lips. This does not dry out your lips out but rather keeps them moisturized (due to the hemp and peppermint oil). It doesn’t feel heavy on your lips at all. It says that this is a matte lipstick but to me it had a little sheen on your lips.

With that being said, there are a few cons to this product. Even though this product stays on your lips forever (it seems), it does feather. You will definitely need to wear some sort of lip liner with this product. Since the colour is so intensely pigmented, I wear a clear lip liner with this (this one is my fav). Other than that, I find that the packaging makes no sense to me, but because the lipstick is so great I can look past it. If you’re on the go or are super nonchalant about your lipstick application, then this probably won’t be your go to lipstick all the time. The application of this lipstick does take a little time but it’s definitely worth it just for the colour. All in all, this is an incredible lip product. I’m glad that each one of these tubes comes with its own mini lip brush, which is great for its price point ($22 CDN). Another great point about this product is the fact that it’s 100% vegan and cruelty free. Get this if you love bold, bright and long-lasting lip colour! You can purchase this at Sephora.

Happy Shopping Dolls! x


  • Bright, Opaque, Bold colour
  • Incredibly long-lasting
  • Fantastic formula for a semi-matte lipstick
  • 100% vegan, cruelty, parabens, silicone free
  • Includes hemp and peppermint oils to soothe lips.


  • It feathers, so you definitely need to wear it with a lip liner
  • Application takes time, not quick as I wanted (perhaps practice will make perfect)

Rating: 9/10 (This really is a great lip product OCC has put out, I just wish it didn’t feather)

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