Vegan Makeup Line Creator Spotlighted by NY Times

David Klasfeld, the man behind Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, shares his story and inspiration for the cruelty-free line.


Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics was born from David Klasfeld’s love of makeup, and its name comes from Klasfeld’s diagnosis of obsessive-compulsive disorder at the age of 14, he recently told The New York Times. Although the makeup artist recalls having 42 shampoos and conditioners so that he would never have to use the same combination within a six-week span, he attributes the brand’s success to his disorder, noting that it inspired the line’s coordinated and matching palates. Films are a major source of inspiration for the collection, as well as the aesthetics of artist Francis Bacon, filmmaker David Lynch, poet William Blake, and Temple Grandin, a consultant for animal behavior and an autism activist. The all-vegan cosmetics company was awarded a Trail-Blazer Award from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.


Photo via The New York Times

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