I’ll let you in on a little secret. A smokey eye does not have to be done in black. I absolutely LIVE for playing around with different colors to “smoke” my eyes and this month, I’m going with shades of blue. I’d almost forgotten about my Make Up For Ever Aqua Eye Liner in Blue (metallic teal) since I hadn’t used it in a while. After combining it with some OCC pigment in Saturate and Inglot in #315, I got the look I wanted! When you make the switch from black to other colors, you’re also giving yourself the freedom to wear a smokey eye for the daytime, which looks really modern and sets you apart from everyone else. There are makeup rules, but some are meant to be broken!
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, or OCC, has the silkiest, shiniest, and most fluid black nail polish ever! This fast drying polish is quickly becoming one of my favorites so in anticipation of using this one up quickly, I’m already placing an order for a replacement. The color is called “Tarred” and that’s exactly what the polish looks like–inky and super black. A professional quality polish for only $8.00 is totally worth every penny if you want pretty nails. According to OCC’s site, their polish is, “Formulated with the Editorial Manicurist in mind, the result is lots of color using very little product for nails that are camera-ready just moments after the application.” You can order Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Nail Lacquer directly from their website!