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Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics moderncraft

One of my favorite cosmetics brands, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics released their 1920’s inspired fall 2013 color collection, moderncraft, using modern cabaret performer, Calpernia Addams as the face of the collection.

moderncraft, features six new fall worthy Lip Tar shades in all three finishes:  original matte, metallic and stained gloss.  It also features six new Nail Lacquers, which are 5-free, and are highly pigmented, long-lasting, and quick drying.

I had the opportunity to view, in-person, all 6 shades of Lip Tar and Nail Lacquers during Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetic’s beauty editor’s preview, held at Norwood in New York City.  Norwood definitely captured the dark, modern vibes given off by the Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics moderncraft collection.


Miss Calepernia Addams addressing the crowd during the Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics moderncraft preview
Miss Calepernia Addams addressing the crowd during the Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics moderncraft preview

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics moderncraft


Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics moderncraft collection Lip Tar shades $18/.33 oz

Role Play (Metallic) – Deep maroon with red pearl

Anita (Matte) – Brown burgundy

Black Metal Dahlia (Metallic) – Blackened burgundy with Red Pearl

Dekadent (Stained Gloss) – Translucent crushed blueberry

Sebastian (Matte) – Plum-toned taupe

Mein Herr (Stained Gloss) – Crème fraiche beige

After swatching each of the above Lip Tar shades on my lips, (check my instagram account MakeupbyKimPorter for pictures) I’ve placed the following as my favorites: Role Play, Black Metal Dahlia, Dekadent, and Mein Heir.

Honestly, David did a really good job with creating these colors for fall. Role Play and Black Metal Dahlia are perfect for a bold, dark lip.  The metallic factor isn’t heavy, so you’re not walking around looking like you have foil on your lips.  They also live up to the claim of longevity.  I wore both all day without re-application, and my lips looked just as good as if I had just applied the lip tar.

If you’ve seen my review of the Lip Tar Stained Gloss in shade New Wave, you know why I love these.  Dekadent goes perfectly over any pink or purplish lipstick, or even alone – just adding a pop of color that isn’t too heavy or conspicuous.  It also makes your lips look luscious.  On days where I am not in the mood for color, Mein Herr is now my go-to lippie.  It’s perfect. It has the right amount of shine, and goes perfectly with my skin tone.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics  moderncraft collection Nail Lacquers – $10 /.05 oz

Man by Man (Metallic) – pearlescent teal green

Lustgarten (Metallic) – warm red metallic

Sebastian (Metallic) – Plum-toned taupe

Black Metal Dahlia (Metallic) – Deep maroon with red pearl

Mein Herr – Crème fraiche beige

Isherwood (Metallic) – Metallic tobacco ebony

As I am not one to wear metallic polishes because I just don’t think they look good on me, if I had to choose any, I would go with Black Metal Dahlia, and Man by Man.  I love dark polishes, in fact, I’m wearing a dark polish at this very moment, and the green, is just gorgeous!


The collection is available for purchase on Sephora.com, and in select Sephora stores, and on occmakeup.com.


This painting was at the Norwood.  I loved it!


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