Amongst this summer's sea of lipstains and matte lipsticks, we received a package from Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics containing 12 tubes of Lip Tar.
Seeing as the tar's packaged like an ordinary lip gloss, we picked a pinky-red hue dubbed "Anime," gave the tube a quick squeeze and applied accordingly. The result: A disaster, to say the least, leaving us covered in a paint-like goopy red.
And so we did what we should have done initially and read the directions. Lip tar, as it turns out- when used in very, very small doses with a lip brush- is pretty incredible. When applying, the gloss comes off slick (like a gloss), but quickly dries down to a matte-like texture (more like a lipstick). Aside from boasting a highly-pigmented finish, the tars are 100% cruelty free, and smell like peppermint candy.
Plus, it costs $13 per tube, which isn't that bad considering it'll definitely last through the fall.