Product Rave: OCC Lip Tar in Lydia

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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).

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Such a lovely colour.

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Lydia is the first lip tar on the right.

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Lydia is the second lip tar on the right.

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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.

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Here, I’ve patted a little of OCC Lip Tar in Triptych on top of Lydia. (Am wearing MAC Ripe for Love on the cheeks, for anyone who’s wondering.)

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The end result is so pretty.

What do you think? Would you get it?

tl;dr
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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3 Responses to Product Rave: OCC Lip Tar in Lydia

  1. Erika says:

    OCC Lydia looks wonderful on you! I’ve been thinking of getting it for a while now, but I wasn’t too happy with OCC Strumpet. It’s a beautiful color and I believe it suits me, but I find it so difficult to apply and I’m led to believe the OCC Lip Tar is just difficult to use in general. 😦 How do you get it to work?

    • natziwang says:

      Strumpet’s a gorgeous colour! I don’t find them too difficult to work with, except the ones with waterier (is that a real word?) tendencies like Tarred. I squeeze a tiny amount onto my hand, then pat it on my lip with my middle finger. I need a brush to reach the corners of my mouth though.

      • Erika says:

        Oh alright, but for the most part you use your lip. I’ll give that a shot! I hope it works out because I really love OCC’s colors. 🙂

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