I've written about Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics a few times on my blog, and I'm not sure it's been fully discussed before, but I do have a small habit of hoarding their products. I finally found the time to get down to their brand spanking new shop on the Lower East Side - an exposed-brick space filled to the brim with their amazingly pigmented, cruelty free products. Emily, one OCC's in-house make up artist (and total gem!) walked me through the entire collection and even introduced me to their airbrush line. It was the most perfect, even make-up application I've EVER had.
Must Have Lip Tars: NSFW (true red), Trick (pale beige), Anime (neon pink), Pretty Boy (bright fuschia), Clear (for infinite mixing possibilities!)
Must Have Loose Colors: Smote (shimmery taupe), Glisten (shimmery pink), Nori (deep emerald green), Mirrorball (holographic glitter), Jubilee (shimmery pale green/blue, Twirl (shimmery peach, perfect for highlighting)
Must Have Nail Lacquers: Pool Boy (pale blue), Dangerous (charcoal grey), Pansy (lavender), Cruising (shimmery gold), Flatline (matte topcoat)
As for the new "Pretty Boy" collection? I'm pretty in love. Other than the incredible, vibrant color palette, I love how the names throughout the collection were inspired by Paris is Burning, one of my favorite documentaries, and New York City's House Culture. How could I not fall in love with a collection that has a lip gloss called "Femme"? Really now!