Monday, February 13th, 2012


Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) The Garden Collection for Spring/Summer 2012

Introducing The Garden, OCC’s S/S 2012 Colour Collection. Spring has sprung at OCC and hidden among the lilacs and pansies is a different shade of floral. Inspired by psychotropic and poisonous plants, this collection turns traditional spring pastels upside down, injecting them with hallucinatory notes of nearly-neon vibrancy. Mixed in are more subtle neutral lip shades, meant to be paired with a dizzying flash of color on the eyes, in this garden of earthly (and unearthly) delights.

Lip Tar ($13.50)

  • Chlorophyll True, denseteal
  • Belladonna Ultra, ultra violet
  • Digitalis Pink-tinged lavender
  • Ophelia Pure petal pink
  • Kava Kava True peach neutral
  • Pennyroyal Roasted peach-brown

availability: March 2012


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28 thoughts on “Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) The Garden Collection for Spring/Summer 2012

  1. awwwww no real green this year??? I’m disappointed!!! =(

  2. artemis

    oh my goooooooooood! these look soooo good! teal! <3

  3. Loving Chlorophyll, Belladonna and Pennyroyal!

  4. Yazmin

    I want them all apart from pennyroyal, but i get the feeling ophelia is a dupe for Vapid.

  5. Definitely Easter shades. lol Nothing I would pick up those but I love the shades Chlorophyll.

  6. MonicaP

    Ugh, I absolutely do not like these .. it’s like liquid lipstick .. bleck. Ladies love ‘em though .. I must be a minority :-P

    • gmarie

      that’s exactly what it is! lol a lip brush makes applying lip tars sooooo much easier. A lip brush and a drop of color no bigger than a #2 pencil eraser. (maybe even less?)

  7. Erin

    I want the teal one!!! So pretty.

  8. Leslie

    GAH! For some reason I just can NOT get into lip tars! I own like 7 of them and don’t think I’ve ever worn a color out of the house. I just feel like they transfer and slip around way too much, even though the color tends to mostly stay put.

    That being said, Belladonna is right up my alley. I would love it if MAC came out with this kind of pure mid-tone purple in a matte lipstick. A girl can dream…

    • Have you tried applying less? They’re so pigmented that it’s easy to get too much, so you’ll get the slip, but maybe if you pat it on or use a lip brush it would help? Not sure if you have tried that yet :)

    • Chelle

      In April MAC is coming out with a lipstick called Heroine, it’s a bright violet plum…matte of course!

      I need Belladonna and Ophelia right now!

    • my suggestion is to use VERY little and apply it with a brush. you really only need a tiny bit of lip tar to cover your whole lip!

  9. gmarie

    I wonder how penny royal compares to analog. I’ll likely go with that color and belladonna.

  10. Tempest Paige

    I have four liptars and im obsessed! I definitely need these, especially belladonna.

  11. ms

    if they weren’t such a pain to order, i’d buy them. :-)

  12. I’ve been on the verge of giving up Lip Tars forever (too much bleeding and migrating on me) but that Baby Woodrose is so pretty!

  13. Wow! Chlorophyl, Belladona and Ophelia are the best in my opinion! *-* I also like Baby Woodrose color.

    Hope I can buy at least one *-*

    =*****

  14. Veronica

    TEAL lip tar? That might just be a must buy just for the daring. :D

  15. Chlorophyll, Belladonna, Baby Woodrose and Kava Kava look pretty to me. I love teals.

  16. laura

    i have been axiously awaiting for this preview for weeks now. while i am very happy to see more purples, i am TOTALLY underwhelmed overall:( going with the seemingly apparent easter them…i am a sad buuny.

  17. I was all excited I finally got all the ones I wanted and now they bring out these badboys?!? I’m gonna be so broke

  18. Chloe

    Pretty colours! I love lip tars, but for some reason some of mine have oil separation. Are there ways to prevent this? I periodically change their position but eventually the inevitable happens :(
    Maybe it just means I have to wear them more often!

    • Meghann

      They will always separate because of the high concentration of pigments in the product. Just keep rotating their positions.

  19. laura

    the more i think about the “theme” for this launch in combination with the current and previous OCC lip tar color offerings, what i think this collection is REALLY missing and needs to bring it alive is a pale, pale yellow.

  20. ambi

    Will they be available on OCC website? Where can u get discount codes!! I love these lip tars!!

  21. new packaging on the lip tars?! if so this is amazing. the lipgloss style applicators never really worked for the product and were so messy!

  22. I must get those last 3 shades. They are all gorgeous