OCC Radiate vs Etude House Orange in Spicy Dupe Review

March 20, 2016 Amanda Koker Dupe Reviews 0

Hello Everyone

Today I thought I'd write about a dupe I've recently found. If you've never heard of the cult favourite Lip tars, then I will tell you what they are. OCC, also known as Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, patented and invented the first vegan liquid lipsticks on the market. They are revolutionary in that they go on wet and dry matte. Today the majority of cosmetic brands have come out with similar products, but none get the reputation or the love that OCC Lip tars get, and none can brag that they are altogether vegan, cruelty free, all natural and free of chemicals.

OCC Lip tars come in a great variety of colours and they now also have them available in a metallic finish. They used to be in little squeeze tubes that required a lip brush for application, which I must admit could get quite messy. At the beginning of 2016 they decided to change the packaging to a lipgloss container with a doe foot applicator. I still have the old packaging though and I was happy to find an alternative for half the price in cute and convenient packaging.

Etude House launched a new brand of liquid lipsticks in 2015 and I picked up a few because I was intrigued to see how they compared to the Lip tar. I am happy to say that they are very comparable, not only in colour, but in staying power and colour pay off. Etude House liquid lips comes in a wide range of colours and are also available in both matte and metallic finish. The packaging is deceiving since it looks like a normal lipstick, but it is actually also a lipgloss type container with a teardrop shaped applicator, which is great for creating the perfect cupid’s bow without smudging or feathering.

Here are the swatches on my hand: (OCC Radiate and Etude House Orange in Spicy)

And here are the lip swatches: OCC Radiate on the left and Etude House Liquid Lips Orange in Spicy on the right.

Get Etude House Orange in Spicy here.

As you can tell, Orange in Spicy is a smidgen more creamy in colour, but it's hardly noticeable. Both these products are known for having at least 4 hours wear time and, if left to dry before eating and kissing, they won't transfer at all. I'd rate it 4 out of 5 in dupability.

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