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NOTD – the Valentine's Day edition: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics NSFW

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Hey guys!

This is what I am currently wearing – OCC’s NSFW.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics NSFW

NSFW you ask?  Not Safe For Work in web speak!! But this classic red creme polish is absolutely suitable for work and play!  I also rocked this for various New York Fashion Week events (NYFW)!

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Dances For Venus photoshoot

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A few weeks ago (actually it was around Valentine’s Day), I had the opportunity to work with Jannelle on a photoshoot to create a poster for her Valentine’s Day belly dance show.  I did her makeup and costume styling.  We wanted to keep the look very ethereal and soft as the show was a tribute to beauty and amazingness of women.

The costume was stunning!!! Huge tuille skirt, off-white satin top with crystal chains draped across the top.  I loved this look!  Of course it was very sexy but at the same time very goddess-like and almost angelic. Costume came from Bellydance America.

For the makeup, I wanted the look to still be arabic, but I did not want any harsh lines.  The look needed to be soft with a hint of colour to provide some contrast with all the white.  I used a light champagne-brown pigment (M.A.C. Cocomotion pigment) with MUFE’s # 58 applied to the outer corner of the eye.  This was soft, light application of #58 using M.A.C.’s # 224 brush.  Created a tight line of black eyeliner very close to the lashline, and winged out slightly.  I lined the lower lashline only halfway, then added lots of mascara.  This created a softened version of the khol-lined eyes that Middle Eastern women have made famous.  I applied M.A.C. Face and Body foundation in C4.  This gave a light, air-brushed finished that I loved.  On the cheeks, I used NARS Crazed blush.  For the lips, I used Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip  Tar in Demure, which is a fuchsia pink with purple.  I mixed the lip tar with M.A.C.’s clear lip glass.

Here’s the final look!

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Illamasqua inspired Valentine's Day look!

Since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, I decided to try the look from the Illamasqua Throb collection.  I mentioned it here.

Image courtesy of Illamasqua

Of course you know that I omitted the white pancake makeup and made it more wearable.  Application was soft.  Cute.  Soft cut crease.  Pink cheeks.  Here it is:

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