Monday, October 28, 2013

Healthy Makeup & Broadway Cosmetics & Looks for Halloween

By Laura Medina

Calpernia Addams

Sick and tired of the same ole same of slutty nurse and kiddie stuff?  What a fun-loving culturati to do?

Let good ole Broadway lend you some inspiration.  You can't think of a better place to wave your freak flag and go trick o' treating than the Great Broadway...and some really smart (not slutty) costume and makeup ideas, "The Theater."

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics offer some "Cabaret-sque" makeup from its Weimar Germany's decadent ModernCraft Collection, 

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics puts modern cabaret performer Calpernia Addams as the face for moderncraft – their Fall 2013 Colour Collection inspired 1920s Berlin.  moderncraft will transport you back to the cabarets of the 1920s with a colour collection that echoes the aesthetic innovation and cultural liberation of Weimar Berlin with a distinctly contemporary execution in vibe and textures

moderncraft will unveil on August 27 with six new Lip Tar™ shades and be the first Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics collection to launch with all three finishes: Original Matte, Metallic and Stained Gloss™.  As with all Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar™ they carry unprecedented amounts of pigment and have the longevity of a lipstick.  LIP TAR™: MATTE and LIP TAR™: METALLIC apply with the ease of a lip gloss and dry to a lipstick finish, while STAINED GLOSS™ possesses a long-lasting glossy finish, creating a ‘cellophane’ glaze for lips.

moderncraft Lip Tars ™ will be available in 6 new shades:
ROLE PLAY:                         Deep Maroon with Red Pearl (Metallic)
ANITA:                                  Browned Burgundy (Matte)
BLACK METAL DAHLIA: Blackened Burgundy with Red Pearl (Metallic)
DEKADENT:                         Translucent Crushed Blueberry (Stained Gloss)
SEBASTIAN:                        Plum-Toned Taupe (Matte)
MEIN HERR:                       Crème Fraiche Beige (Stained Gloss

Also launching with the moderncraft range are the Fall 2013 Nail Lacquers in six new shades. In addition to being 5-free, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Nail Lacquers are densely pigmented, quick-drying and super long lasting.

moderncraft Nail Lacquer will be available in 6 new shades:
MAN BY MAN:                 Pearlescent Teal Green (Metallic)
LUSTGARTEN:                    Warm Red Metallic (Metallic)
SEBASTIAN:                        Plum-Toned Taupe (Metallic)
BLACK METAL DAHLIA: Deep Maroon with Red Pearl (Metallic)
MEIN HERR:                       Crème Fraiche Beige (Satin)
ISHERWOOD:                    Metallic Tobacco Ebony (Metallic)

David Klasfeld, CEO/Creative Director, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics states “moderncraft is first and foremost inspired by the cabarets of 1920s Weimar Berlin, and the art that period begat.  Calpernia Addams personifies everything enduring and endearing about its spirit, which lives on in the modern cabaret performer. Beyond that, Calpernia is a hero, an activist, and absolutely one of the most beautiful women in the world.”  
Calpernia is an ex-Navy Desert Storm combat medic turned Old Hollywood Showgirl. From her earliest beginnings as a child playing Bluegrass gospel in an isolated fundamentalist cult deep within the woods of Tennessee, she has experienced a dizzying ascension into her globe-spanning career as a cult-favorite musician, actress and activist for women's and LGBT rights. She has starred in her own MTV/LOGO television series about dating as a transsexual woman, written a memoir, composed and arranged countless songs and participated in raising tremendous sums of money for causes close to her heart.  HYPERLINK ""

Calpernia Addams’ cult-like following as a performer who embodies the and grace of Golden Age Hollywood, as well as her love of Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, made her the perfect choice to be the face for this new campaign.  Calpernia has been entertaining – on both stage and screen – for over 20 years, has performed alongside Jane Fonda, starred in her own MTV/LOGO television series, written a memoir, composed and arranged countless songs, and hosts a weekly Pop, Jazz and Standards cabaret show in Hollywood that is consistently sold-out.  As one of Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics biggest fans, Calpernia states, “Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics products offer endless possibilities for reinvention in brilliant vegan colors. I rely on their long wearing formulas, and I won’t appear in front of an audience or a camera without my OCC Makeup.”

There are more offerings from Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, their Halloween Kits.


If you're going to be "cultured" and hitting Times Square where the bright lights of Broadway are located, simply glance up then you'll see the billboard for "Pippin."

A light bulb flashes, Halloween inspiration!

Good news for you, Inglot is the official makeup supplier for "Pippin;" and the Iglot Boutique is conveniently tucked on Broadway in Times Square, not too far away from "Pippin" theater, playing at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street, New York, NY) and INGLOT’s PIPPIN color collection can be found in boutique stores around the world and on

INGLOT Cosmetics announces its debut in Broadway with sponsorship of Tony Award winning musical comedy PIPPIN. PIPPIN is the perfect show for INGLOTs debut as it has a colorful cast and story, which INGLOT is also widely known for.    Launching with this partnership will be an exclusive PIPPIN inspired INGLOT color collection that will be sold on and in INGLOT boutiques around the world starting August 2013.  The look of the collection helps the stage come to life and consists of Body Sparkles #56, AMC Pure Pigments #19, AMC Eyeliner Gel #95, Liquid Eyeliner #25, Eyelash #49s, Sparkling Dust, Freedom System Eyeshadow in #155 and #426, Lipstick #180 and #212.

PIPPIN is a story that surrounds Royal heir Pippin who is spurred on by a mysterious group of performers to embark on a death-defying journey to find his “corner of the sky.” It is directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus and features choreography by Tony Award nominee Chet Walker in the style of Bob Fosse and circus creation by Gypsy Snider of the Montreal-based circus company Les 7 doigts de la main (also known as 7 Fingers). 

PIPPIN is the recipient of the 2013 Tony Awards for Best Revival of a Musical, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical, Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical and Best Direction of a Musical. The production also led the winners of the Outer Critics Circle Awards with 7 wins including Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Director of a Musical, Outstanding Choreographer, Outstanding Lighting Design, Outstanding Actress in a Musical, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical, Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical.  PIPPIN received the Drama League Award for Outstanding Revival of a Musical and two Fred and Adele Astaire Awards including Outstanding Choreography.

If you assume bold, theatrical makeup has to be toxic and artificial to be bold and glamorous, you guess wrong.

These three young ladies, below, proved you wrong.

You can get professional quality and strong color pigmentation impact from all-natural Tarte Cosmetics.  Wholesome doesn't have to be dull. 

The Ghost Lady is the first look then Cheetah Girl then Peacock Girl.

What's best of all...these Tarte Cosmetics are still the same cosmetics you can and will continue to use long after Halloween and beyond Christmas and New Year's Eve.  A wise investment.