Founded in New York City in 2004 by makeup artist David Klasfeld, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics started with one single product (a lip balm duo) and has grown into an extremely popular, fully stocked 100% vegan and cruelty-free makeup range. Best known for offering up colors and textures you didn’t even know you wanted, the line today includes everything from the beloved Lip Tar liquid lipstick in 60+ shades to OCC Skin, one of the first collections to cater to HD beauty needs.
It’s no surprise that Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics founder David Klasfeld is a stickler not just for bold color, but also product performance—both reasons why his ultra-potent Lip Tars have amassed a cult-like following. With experience at the makeup counter, backstage at fashion shows, and on set for television, David understands how makeup works both in real life and on camera—and he's turned OCC into the ultimate go-to for both the color- and quality-obsessed. We chatted with him about everything from his formulation process to the real story behind the brand’s name.