Since blogging I’ve heard a lot of wonderous things about the Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetic Lip Tars. Little tubes of highly concentrated colour, designed to be mixed to achieve your dream shades. For some reason they’ve not appealled to me at all until recently when I spotted the colour Hush and have been hanging my nose over it a little bit and in the end I had to buy it.
It’s a pretty pinky nude and I took a gamble on it as many nudes don’t suit me at all. Luckily this one does. I’m going to show you it on and then talk about my mixed feelings on the product in general.
It’s a beautiful colour and the first observation is that it’s true what they say, the tiniest bit does go an extremely long way, although, this seems to be part of the hype and I’m not sure why, when I slick a traditional lipstick on it barely uses any product either… It goes on like a cream if you use enough and dries to a matte finish, it’s not what I’d call satin, and the finish looks lovely. Matte is absolutely my favourite lip finish so thats fine by me.
However, I’ve now worn this twice and had two completely different experiences with it. The first not good at all, in fact dreadful. The colour seeped outside the lines of my lips which was not a good look and it was incredibly drying. Within a couple of hours of wearing my lips were chapped and grim looking.
With some trepidation I tried it again, this time there was no bleeding of the colour. As I was on my way out of the door I chucked a lip balm in my bag to help with the dryness I was expecting… except it didn’t come this time. It looked good for several hours with no drying at all so I have no idea what was going on the last time, maybe I just didn’t put enough on or something.
Anyway, I think the product is nice, Hush is a beautiful colour, but I’ll need to try it out a few more times before I think about buying another, it definitely wasn’t love at first sight! I bought mine from http://www.love-makeup.co.uk