So today I tried out Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lydia lip tar.
Lydia is described as ‘darkroom plum‘. It’s a medium-dark plummy pink with neutral tones, but it slightly leans to cool. I suspect it’ll look more plum and less red on someone with less pigmented lips. It’s got a wonderfully creamy consistency (like all the lip tars I’ve tried so far) and glides easily on the lips.
Lydia lasted for about six hours on me before I felt the need to reapply. It left a lingering stain (my lips were definitely very slightly still plum) even then though.
OCC Lydia costs SGD 23.90 with this supplier. It’s a reasonable markup, as the lip tar is USD 18 (which, according to Google’s conversion rate at the moment, is SGD 22.30).
I bought this because I read that it was a dupe for MAC Plumful – only more pigmented, and, with this Singapore supplier anyway, cheaper. (A MAC lipstick is SGD 30).
Such a lovely colour.
Lydia is the first lip tar on the right.
Lydia is the second lip tar on the right.
I don’t think I’ve worn a colour like this before. The closest I can think of is Maybelline Brazen Berry, which is definitely a lot more purple, and less plum.
The end result is so pretty.
What do you think? Would you get it?
Cost: SGD 23.90, USD 18
Does it work: OCC Lydia is a medium-dark plummy pink. It’s heavily pigmented and glides on the lips easily. It wore six hours on me before I needed to reapply.
Would I recommend it: If you’re looking for a more mature grown up looking pink (think one suitable for work) I’d suggest Lydia.
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