Mix Your Own Lip Colors with the OCC Primary Pack


The Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Limited Edition Primary Pack Lip Tar Set for Summer 2014 features five matte mini lip tars in primary shades that can be mixed to your hearts content. Since I have all of the shades in this pack already I decided to give you guys a demo of how much fun mixing your own lip shades can be.



I remember there was a time that you couldn’t pay me to wear red lipstick or anything too bright. I was told that red lipstick was reserved for women of the night, and I always thought that I was too dark to wear bright colors. Fast forward to today and there is not a shade of lipstick that I won’t try. I have embraced my dark skin and do not allow others to dictate what colors I should or shouldn’t wear, I simply wear what I want. A big part of The Glamorous Gleam is encouraging other Brown Skinned Beauties to do the same. I have another lipstick to share with you guys today, Sleek MakeUp True Color Lipstick in Mystic.



In case you haven’t noticed, I have WAY too many lipsticks. So many that I often forget what I have and end up with exact dupes or shades so similar that it’s not worth it to have both. After giving away and throwing out a huge chunk of my lipstick collection I probably still have at least 80. Yes, I seriously have a problem. To get the most out of my collection I’ve been pulling out lipsticks that don’t get enough love and trying to wear a different shade daily instead of sticking to my favorites. Today’s pick, MAC Impassioned.

Flat Out Fabulous

"MAC Flat Out Fabulous"

I’ve been trying to get my hands on this shade since the Retro Mattes Collection was released and every time it was sold out. I figured that I would try again since I had some empties laying around, so I headed over to the MAC Flagship Store in Times Square and lo and behold there was one left. The makeup gawds finally answered my prayers and after waiting all of this time Flat Out Fabulous does not disappoint. I decided to take it out for a spin this weekend.

Spring Dreaming


I don’t know about you guys but I am so over Winter. We are experiencing yet another snow storm in NYC and call me crazy but I don’t remember ever getting this much snow in the city. It seems as if it’s snowing every week and I am tired of it. I can’t wait for Spring and although it’s still a few months away I’ve been pulling out some of my favorite lipsticks for the season to brighten my spirits. Today’s pick is Nicka K Lavender Tint.