Pay For Quality

Buying what you can afford makes the most sense, but if you are constantly running out of products because they are cheaply made, or you have to do too many steps to achieve the look you want, then it’s time to invest in more higher quality cosmetics. The money that you spend on highly pigmented, velvety-textured eye palettes that last for hours (even if you don’t use a primer) is worth dropping some money. Here’s a message for aspiring makeup artists: When you buy quality makeup, you don’t have to use as much, and you don’t have to use every filter known to mankind when you post pictures of your work. Check out the pictures of some of my Viseart palettes. I did NOT use filters to make these colors “pop”. 

I love saturated colors that are easy to blend and that work for ALL skin tones, hence my love for my Viseart palettes. I purchased my latest set at The Makeup Show in Chicago, but you can certainly order/purchase a limited amount of shades from Sephora and the more extensive amount of shades and products from These palettes aren’t cheap but are worth the splurge. Even without an eye primer, the colors are true and show up well on my dark skin. They are easy to blend too, which saves time. I don’t know about you, but my time is precious, and so is my money. I buy the best that I can for the results that I want.

Until next time,



More Black Dahlia by OCC

I decided to do an update about Black Dahlia so that you all could see how it looks on a skin tone that is different from mine! As always, you can purchase Black Dahlia or any of the other FABulous nail lacquers by Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics by browsing their website! 

NARS and Andy Warhol Collection at Sephora

I love when Makeup Artists create their own lines, and love it even more when they collaborate with some of my favorite shopping stores. If you haven’t done so yet, check out the NARS Andy Warhol Collection on video at This tribute to Warhol’s easily  recognizable form of art was created by NARS creator Francois Nars and the bold pops of color in the limited edition palettes suit every skin tone. Choices include the NARS Flowers Eyeshadow Palettes (3 different patterns allow you to choose from multiple colors), the Debbie Harry Eye & Cheek Palette (an ode to Blondie lead singer Debbie Harry), plus 5 super glam, sexy and shiny lip glosses in the Kiss Mini Larger Than Life set. 

Magnolia Makeup Colors

Colors used: Aztec, Caramel, Ganache

I received a new shipment of colors (Fleur de Fab, Girly Girl, Whimsical, Ganache, and Big Easy) and decided to play around with a few more shade I already own (Aztec and Caramel). Check out Magnolia Makeup‘s large assortment of pigments in colors that suit

Colors used: Fleur de Fab, Girly Girl, Whimsical, and Big Easy

every skin tone imaginable!

Leave me a message and tell me what you think of the color combos!













Colors in order: Big Easy, Aztec, Caramel, Ganache, Whimsical, Girly Girl, Fleur de Fab