Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) were founded in New York City in 2004 by fashion runway and celebrity make up artist David Klasfeld.
The first products launched were two lip balms, Tarred and Feathered. These innovative products were designed to darken (Tarred) existing lip colours, or lighten them (Feathered). In fact you can find these products in a Duo on our site as they were recently relaunched in celebration of 10 years of OCC.
It was David Klasfeld’s idea to create products that met the needs of artists who couldn’t find what they needed in traditional cosmetics.
In 2006 OCC launched OCC Skin one of the first airbrush formulas created to meet the needs of High Definition beauty.
In 2007 the Nail Lacquer range was created in partnership with the Chelsea Art Museum, and the Loose Colour Concentrates were also launched.
Loose Colour Concentrates are deeply pigmented, multi-purpose shimmer powders. These powders left out the ingredients other brands included, such as fillers, extenders and translucent mica, meaning these really are pure pigments.
In 2009, after two years of development the Lip Tar was launched. The now, cult lip products were new and innovative and instantly became favourites with makeup artists and well known beauty bloggers. The Lip Tar, bought something new to the market. A opaque liquid lipstick that applies like a gloss, has the durability of a lipstick and dries to satin finish. Hugely pigmented, the tiniest amount will cover the lips and there’s a huge range of colours, which can be worn alone or mixed with other colours or the gloss to sheer down shades. Since their launch, OCC have added metallic finishes, matte finishes and a more translucent version of the formula, known as the Lip Tar: Stained Gloss.
In 2012 the range expanded further with the addition of OCC: Tint Tinted Moisturiser and OCC Skin: Conceal. The whole range is 100% Vegan and Cruelty Free, internationally certified by PETA. Along the way other products have joined the line-up. The Cosmetic Colour pencils come in a wide range of colours (14 to be exact) and most are designed to be used anywhere, eyes, lips and body. The Crème Colour Concentrates are again, usable anywhere (which some safety exceptions) and are available in 18 shades. Formulated with emollients and humectants, they apply smoothly and last all day. The skin section of the range has been expanded with the addition of a primer, which works perfectly under Foundation/Tinted moisturisers, as well as making a great base for the Cosmetic Glitters. The Glitters themselves are ultras all particles that offer incredible sparkle, ideal for parties. Finally, OCC have a selection of Vegan brushes available, all are synthetic, cruelty free and incredibly soft. If you’re looking for a cruelty free brand with impeccable ethics, offering fashion forward colours and products, look no further than OCC. Prices range from £3.95 for a Mixing Storage Palette, through to £35 for the OCC Colour Concentrate Six Pigment Set.