Get Into Character With the OCC Cosplay Collection Lip Tars

Published in: Collections, Lips, Makeup, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Product Reviews

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The six new OCC Cosplay Collection Lip Tars ($18 each, available now)

rainbow-dashI have yet to partake of the costumed creative greatness that is cosplay, but if/when I do, the character I play will HAVE to have crazy-@ss green lips — obviously — because if I’m going to go through the effort to dress up like a fantastical/comic book character, there is no way I’m wearing a soft mid-toned neutral pink on my lips or a hushed neutral beige.



Green lips all the way! 🙂

And apparently Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (also known as OCC) feels me on this.

Their six new $18 Summer 2015 Cosplay Collection Matte Lip Tars (the collection also has six nail polishes) includes a bright, vibrant leafy green appropriately called Cosplay, and no, I haven’t worn it to Trader Joe’s…yet.

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OCC Cosplay Lip Tar/Matte in Cosplay

Like OCC’s other Lip Tars, these totally tubular liquid lipsticks have a peppermint flavor and scent. Just dab a drop of one on the back of your hand, and then use a lip brush to apply them from there.

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OCC Cosplay Lip Tar/Matte in Belladonna

How smooth and opaque these are varies by color, and it seems like the more “out there” shades, like the stone-colored John Doe, purple Belladonna, green Cosplay and pale pink Femme, apply more intensity than more traditional colors in the release like coral Cha-Cha and medium pink Memento.

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OCC Cosplay Lip Tar/Matte in John Doe

But all of them do feel fab — better, in fact, than most liquid lipsticks I’ve tried, perhaps because they don’t dry all the way down to a thick film (like a lot of liquid lipsticks). They remain emollient, flexible and comfortable (and generally refrain from settling into my vertical lip lines) the whole time I’m wearing them.

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OCC Cosplay Lip Tar/Matte in Cha-Cha

How long they last also varies by color, with the crazier ones like the green and purple lasting about four hours, and the pinks and coral about two.

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OCC Cosplay Lip Tar/Matte in Memento

I am left scratching my head a little as to why these are called mattes, because I do see a slight shine on my lips with all of them, but c’est la vie. If I ever feel the need to completely matte them down, I’ll just dust a light layer of translucent powder on top (an old ’90s matte lip makeup trick).

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OCC Cosplay Lip Tar/Matte in Femme

Good stuff. 🙂 We should totally get around to doing cosplay already. You, me, crazy lip colors and costumes, perhaps a cat or two or three… You down?

PRICE: $18 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now at OCC counters and online

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Holly says:

    I’m still considering even stepping out of my comfort zone & trying a deep plum, wine or purple lippie but “Cosplay” is fantastic & I can totally see my hairstylist rocking it!

  2. Rachel R. says:

    Cosplay and Belladonna look stunning.

  3. Cha Cha is actually quite pretty 🙂 I wish I had had that green for my elven druid look!
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  4. Kwmechelle says:

    I’ve never tried anything from this brand, but their wild colors & the fact that you can mix them to create even more fun colors, has always interested me. Love the purple!

  5. Steffinie says:

    I haven’t tried anything by OCC just as yet, and I’m usually not bold enough to rock such unique lip colors, but Cosplay is gorgeous. I’m tempted!

  6. Nikki says:

    Cha-Cha looks very pretty. I am not bold enough to try such wild colors. They for sure would be great for a Halloween/Costume party.

  7. Kim says:

    Anytime I think of OCC, I immediately think of their wild lip colors (generally in that liquid vinyl finish, rather than the matte). 🙂 I’m definitely getting a Uni-Kitty from Cloud Cuckoo Land vibe from your cosplay pic above. HAHA!

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