Hello beauties here is my OCC Lip Tars in Hush and Divine [World Vegan Month] Review!
A stunning new innovation in lip color, OCC Lip Tar combines the longevity of a lipstick, with the ease of application of a gloss. Goes on slick and moist, and dries down to a satin finish. Ultra-saturated in color, Lip Tar contains an unprecedented amount of pigment – a little goes a very, very long way! Meant to be mixed, Lip Tar comes in concise array of colors for a limitless selection of shades made by you! Like all of our products, OCC Lip Tar is 100% Vegan and Cruelty-Free, and is also free of parabens and other harsh preservatives.
Well, that was more difficult than I’d imagined.
I found out that November is World Vegan Month and it seemed like a good idea to feature vegan beauty products throughout the month on this blog. I feel there are benefits to a vegan lifestyle and I’m happy to jump on the bandwagon in a completely non-committal fashion [FYI, vegan beauty products are those that do not contain any ingredients derived from animals and are not tested on animals]. If I’d realised how much work that was going to involve I probably would’ve given up immediately, because although well-intentioned I’m also lazy. I only feature non-animal testing products on this blog anyway, so I assumed I’d grab a handful of beauty products from my washing basket filing system, do some casual Googling, and VOILA.
Two hours and dozens of harrowing Google searches later, I realised I hadn’t chosen non-vegan products, but that it was impossible to tell if the products were vegan just by Googling the ingredients. It’s not so much the obvious ingredients — honey, beeswax, milk — that you have to look out for, but those with long, chemical-sounding names which may or may not originally derived from animals. Without a statement from the brand, YOU JUST CAN’T TELL. Vegans must deal with this issue regularly, but it was an education for me.
So when I picked up my Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) Lip Tars, I noticed that the label contained the words “100% VEGAN AND CRUELTY FREE” (Actually, they are an all-vegan brand).
ANGELS SANG AND I WEPT TEARS OF JOY.
And thus I present to you my first World Vegan Month beauty products. The OCC Lip Tars are a cult beauty product, and are well-known for being highly pigmented (you need less than a drop), lightweight, mix-able (check out Jenny’s FOTD using a “custom mix” Lip Tar) and available in a bunch of colours (thirty-six, actually). Hush (on the left) is described as a “fleshy, natural pink” and Divine is described as a “bright flamingo pink” (To me, Divine is more of a light, bright coral pink).
Here are some arm swatches, including a mix of Hush and Divine:
Pretty. I haven’t given up hope yet!