We are fam-i-ly!
I’ve got all my Lip Tars with me!
We are fam-i-ly!
Get up everybody and sing!!
As I’m sitting here contemplating the 12 tiny Lip Tars in the new Pro’s Picks Portables Lip Tar: Test Tube X 12 Set by Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics ($59), I’m singing Sister Sledge and imagining that the little tubes are all siblings in one big, happy family. They never fight, talk back to their parents, tattle on each other, plot to steal each other’s boyfriends, or say anything snarky about one another, like “so-and-so’s skinny jeans have been looking extra snug lately.” They’re always happy to hang out together, and they never, ever complain about having to share a room.
This new holiday set is a lot of fun. Despite their diminutive size (just 0.08 ounces each), these tiny tubes are bursting with pigment, and a nice number of them are mattes, which are very trendy right meow.
The 12 shades in the set range from tame neutrals to technicolor brights, and they were hand picked by OCC’s Pro Makeup Artists.
If you’re familiar with OCC’s Lip Tars, then you know about their bulletproof coverage and wear time. I usually get six or seven hours out of them.
Don’t be freaked out by how small these tubes look in my hand, because 1) I have crazy long monkey fingers, which are great for piano playing, but they tend to make whatever I’m holding appear even smaller than it actually is, and 2) when you apply these, you’ll only need to use one drop.
In fact, I’m guessing each tube will last around 50 applications.
The $59 Pro’s Pics Portables Lip Tars: Test Tube X 12 Set (a $72 value) includes 12 0.08-oz. OCC Test Tubes, a see-through pouch and a lip brush.
- Interlace, a creamy pale peach
- Zhora, a metallic peach with pink shimmer
- Annika, a matte pale neutral peach
- Cha Cha, a matte pale tangerine
- Grandma, a matte coral
- Vintage, a matte deep burgundy
- Harlot, a matte neon popsicle red
- Nylon, a matte neon bubblegum pink
- Hoochie, a matte vibrant magenta
- Digitalis, a matte pinkish lavender
- Sebastian, a matte plummy taupe
- Iced, a metallic white frost
- and a #010 Precision Lip Brush.
I’ll probably finish Harlot first, the neon red, because it makes my lips look like I’ve spent the entire afternoon eating cherry popsicles and reading Sweet Valley High books (which was my favorite way to spend a weekend afternoon in seventh grade!).
Did anyone else wish they had a sister because of those books? 🙂
I like this kit a lot and can see it appealing to arty-fartsy makeup lovers/beauty connoisseurs who like to experiment with color, or to anyone who likes lots of pigment and quality cruelty-free, vegan makeup. I’d probably gift this to a friend like Alis, the gal who cuts my hair. She loves beauty, isn’t afraid of a bold lip and wields a lip brush like a pro.
The limited edition $59 Pro’s Pics Portables set is available now online and at Sephora.
AVAILABILITY: Available now online and at Sephora
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