'Lydia' is a deep raspberry shade. You only need a tiny tiny amount to cover the lips in colour and the formula is quite runny. As you can see on the packaging, it says the lip tar has a matte finish. Im not sure if I'm doing something wrong as it never seems to dry completely matte onto my lips, no matter how long I leave it. Saying this I actually quite like the slight glossy finish, as it leaves the lips feeling moisturised.
As I mentioned, the formula of the lip tar is quite runny. Therefore, I found it best to squeeze a small amount onto my lips and spread it out with a lip brush. The runny formula also makes it quite hard to make a precise edge on the lip and therefore before applying, I went around my lips using the NYX colouring lip pencil in 'Mauve'. The packaging makes it super easy to apply the product directly onto the lips and a tiny squeeze is all that is needed as more than this will leave a flood of lip tar on the lips.
The lasting power of the lip tar is impressive. I didn't have to touch it up until I had a bite to eat, as with most lip products. It leaves almost a slight stain on the lips, however nothing a cleanser or face wipe can't remove.
I love the shade and think its perfect paired with a simple eye for the daytime or a golden smokey eye for the evening. I created the look below with my MAC eye shadows in 'All That Glitters' and 'Woodwinked', finishing off the eyes with a flick of liner.
What do you think of the shade? Have you tried any OCC Lip Tars before?