I recently picked up Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar Primer during the Sephora VIB/Rouge Sale as I thought it would be a handy tool to have around to prep lips prior to applying Lip Tar. I’m a complete n00b to the Lip Tar formula so I’ve been experimenting a lot lately and as much as I love these I find some shades tend to migrate or even end up falling into the natural lines of my lips.
My hope was that Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar Primer was the solution to making my Lip Tars long wearing as well as perfectly flawless on my lips.
Here’s some thoughts!
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar Primer is a hemp oil and vitamin E infused primer to be used under your favorite Lip Tar. It’s actually simply a clear gloss that preps lips prior to applying Lip Tar. Yup, that’s it! Nothing really super special here. I’m not exactly sure what I expected from the formula but a clear gloss wasn’t it.
This has a very light, runny consistency and should be applied using the included lip brush. It leaves lips shiny after the initial application and it sets to more of a lightly moisture sheen finish. It’s actually simply acting to add a little bit of moisture to lips so that Lip Tars apply with an easier glide. It does fill in the natural lines on your lips very slightly as well!
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar Primer Swatches
Here’s the deal…
It won’t extend the wear of your Lip Tars. It won’t smooth lines due to aging, it will however, smooth smaller, more natural lip lines.
It basically acts as a lightweight moisturizing primer that adheres to lips in a protective layer and allows your Lip Tar to sit a top it for a smoother finish.
Do you need it?
Not really. You can probably get the same type of results from a light clear gloss or even a lip balm. Would I buy it again? Possibly. The consistency is just right to work with Lip Tars and it would probably take some hunting down to get a clear gloss as thin as this! It leaves my lips nice and “wet” and hydrated for Lip Tar so to some effect it is working. However, it is a bit expensive for what it does and it’s more of an indulgence than an actual necessity for wearing under Lip Tars.
Anyone use it regularly or tried it?
Do share your results.
It’s available now at Sephora and Sephora.com.