Review: OCC Lip Tars in Black Dahlia and Lydia

Review: OCC Lip Tars in Black Dahlia and Lydia

posted on: 9.28.2012

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics has a new fall collection out, Heroine, and consider me obsessed. I had to exercise some major self-restraint when placing my order, and managed to only order TWO lip tars. I know, I can hardly believe it either! And here's another fun fact: you can now purchase OCC lip tars through Sephora, and with the lip tar you get a little pouch and a mini lip brush. I can't help but feel a little proud of my beloved OCC, as they definitely have fantastic quality products that I use on a daily basis.

I ordered the Black Dahlia and Lydia lip tars, which also came with the cutest mini lip brush. These two colors are the quintessential fall lip color, especially Black Dahlia. Each lip tar retails for $16 for .33 oz of product. I have a more in-depth review of OCC lip tars here (it's a video review), along with swatches of all the colors I own. These are actually the first two lip tars I've gotten in the new lip tar packaging, too. I must say, I really love this new packaging. It's so much better to use!

Black Dahlia is described as a "blackest blackened red" while Lydia is described as "dark room plum". For Black Dahlia, I feel like it is more of a berry color than red. In the swatch below, it reminds me a lot of MAC's Rebel lipstick. Also, this lip tar is EXTREMELY versatile! I can think of so many different uses for it, some of which I plan on showing off next week. It's very buildable, so it can be as sheer or as opaque as your heart desires. Lydia is a lot darker than expected, but since I'm so pale, it seems darker on me. If you are of a medium to medium-dark skintone, Lydia would be a great everyday color.

Overall, I'm completely in love with these two lip tars. If you wanted something from the Heroine collection, then I definitely recommend Black Dahlia for sure, and Lydia if you're feeling spicy. Have you picked up anything from this collection?
LEFT- Black Dahlia // RIGHT- Lydia


  1. Must. get.
    you're quite the enabler you know that! loll

  2. Gosh, I have so many liptars, it's not even funny. I did pick up Psycho from the new collection, such a gorgeous red!

    1. I almost picked up Psycho, but I limited myself to these two! I may have to buy more from this collection!

  3. Beautiful! These were the only two shades from the new collection that caught my eye. I just reviewed both of these as well ^_^ They look awesome on you! This was my first time trying Lip Tars - I think I'm in love! Great review!


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