In 2004 make up artist David Klasfeld created two shades of Lip Balm in his Lower East Side Kitchen. These were break through products because they were able to naturally define lips and yet be undetectable to high-definition video and so his brand, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics was born.
Those extraordinary Lip Balms were named “Lip Tars” and quickly garnered a cult following. His line of products kept developing and two years ago Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics opened a flag-ship store on the Lower East Side. Not only are the colors and textures of the cosmetic line amazing, they are also 100% Vegan using absolutely no animal-derived ingredients (not even Beeswax).
We love the signature “Lip Tars” which now come in a huge array of colors and we are completely obsessed with their nail polish. The polish seems to stay on your nails much longer than other brands and the colors are brilliant. At a mere $10 a bottle they may also be the best priced polishes on the market.
Stepping in to the store you get the feeling that you are on to something secret and very New York and with hip and highly trained staff, you’ll walk out with products that are perfect for your complexion.Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics. 174 Ludlow Street. New York. 10002. Tel: 212 675 2404 In Store photo Credit: David Phelps