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Best Cruelty-Free Cosmetics New York 2012 - Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics

174 Ludlow St.

New York, NY 10002

212-675-2404

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After seeing The Hunger Games, what adventurous soul couldn't stop thinking about the wild lip colors (pale blue! lavender!) worn by Effie Trinket, Katniss's eccentric adviser? Thankfully, you don't have to live in the future to find them. The company behind Effie's memorable look has just opened its first shop—a clean, sleek Lower East Side space with exposed brick walls. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics is 100 percent vegan and our pick this year for best cruelty-free cosmetics. David Klasfeld, an editorial makeup artist and vegan, found the company in 2004. At his new store, you'll find 36 bold shades of long-lasting "lip tar" ($16), which squeeze out like a gloss but have the satin finish of a lipstick, with peppermint oil for a minty tingle. Although the lip tar is certainly its most popular item, OCC has a whole range of outstanding and affordable products, from shimmery mineral-based eye shadows ($12.50) to paraben-free tinted moisturizers ($25), made from a blend of purified water, coconut, and wild-berry extracts. Going vegan has never felt so good. 114 Stanton Street, 212-675-2404, occmakeup.com (10002)

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