Our makeup line is 100% Cruelty Free, Gluten Free, Vegan and Paraben Free and designed for special effects makeup artists and performers to be long wearing for stage and film use but gentle and easy to wash off. We've spent years working in haunted houses and on horror films and alongside musicians and burlesque performers to develop and improve our products. When formulating, we follow the rigorous cosmetics standards that the EU puts forth since they are more strict that the U.S.A. FDA guidelines. Our makeup is worn by performers all over the world, some examples include Dan Sperry Anti-ConjurorShelly d'Inferno & Kimberly Freeman of One-Eyed Doll. We design custom cosmetics products for various subscription boxes and for stores to carry. In the past we’ve been featured in Enchantment Box, Glamour Ghoul box and Creeper Crate. You can find our makeup at New Profanity on Melrose and several other small stores around the U.S. We've recently launched the sister lines, Doll Parts Cosmetics & Occult Cosmetics

We offer a full line of lipsticks, pressed and loose eyeshadows, highlighters and effects makeup including fake blood and scar wax. We also have the ability to make airbrush makeup, gel eyeliner, alcohol activated paints and water activated paints. 

We started working on formulation in 2011 when we could barely scrap $10 together at the end of the month. It took us months to get to the point where we could place our first large order for supplies. We Officially Launched with the help of Betablox business incubator in Kansas City in 2014 and presented for their Demo Day in 2015. In 2018, we moved the company to Southern California and after years of hard work, we are finally at a point of growth and expansion. In 2018 after experiencing viral attention for our Cthulhu Collection launch in April, we quickly became one of the highest selling indie makeup brands on the market. 

COMMUNITY IS EVERYTHING

We believe in the idea that everyone should be respected and allowed to express themselves regardless of their race, age, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, disability or style choices. This includes tattoo and piercing acceptance and inclusivity in the workplace. We are tired of being told how we “should” look, of having the beauty industry dissect our body parts, sizes and features.  It is time to embrace and encourage the message that all people are beautiful.

We believe in using our platform to educate and give back whenever possible. We do everything we can to support independent artists, musicians and other small businesses.  We even offer free online Special Effects and Basic to Advanced makeup lessons on our website. Many of our products feature controversial or dark horror themes. This is why so many of our products offer education about these subjects as well as include a charitable component where a portion of the proceeds of sales from said products goes to good causes. Featured causes for donation have included Black Lives Matter, The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence and more. 

Press coverage
"MEET THE CO-FOUNDERS OF THE 100% CRUELTY FREE, VEGAN AND GLUTEN FREE MAKEUP LINE, BELLADONNA’S CUPBOARD, AND FOUNDERS OF THE #SELFEXPRESSIONREVOLUTION."
WOMEN IN HORROR: BELLADONNA’S CUPBOARD
Morbidly Beautiful - November 07, 2018
"Cosmetics company Belladonna’s Cupboard is releasing a line of makeup to celebrate the launch of the fifth edition of the gothic-punk roleplaying classic, Vampire: The Masquerade. The collection features an eyeshadow book celebrating the game’s three sects, as well as liquid lipsticks inspired by the seven core vampire clans."
BECOME A CREATURE OF THE NIGHT WITH THIS VAMPIRE: THE MASQUERADE MAKEUP COLLECTION
Nerdist - August 22, 2018
" Belladonna have a strong background in both traditional beauty and special effects makeup, and their products are not for the wallflowers of the world. Water-activated palettes feature artwork involving Cthulu, Baphomet and the demon from sleep paralysis mythology, to name a few, and their products are free of parabens, gluten, talc and are 100% vegan and cruelty-free. Belladonna is quite popular among musicians and stage performers since their makeup can be seen from the back row; they are more like paint once you apply them. "
Good Cryptkeeping: Corpse Paint
Ghastly Grinning - July 13, 2018
"I recently got to do the artwork for the Baphomet Palette: ELECTRIFIED by Belladonna's Cupboard! 12 UV Reactive colors, ooh! Check out the shop for more info and how to buy this badass palette! "
The Baphomet Palette: ELECTRIFIED by Belladonna's Cupboard
ARTETAK.ORG - May 18, 2018
"Have you ever wondered what it would look like if Satan and Lisa Frank had a baby? Belladonna’s Cupboard blew up social media with the answer: This glorious UV-reactive face and body palette featuring candy-colored Baphomet artwork by Artetak. This is the first in a series of Baphomet-themed palettes. Ten percent of proceeds will be donated to The Satanic Temple Portland in support of their women’s rights, LGBTQIA advocacy, and other educational and social causes. This palette is cruelty-free, vegan, gluten-free, and paraben-free. Belladonna’s Cupboard The Baphomet Palette: Electrified//$40"
Brand Spanking New Beauty Finds for June
Deadly Darklings - June 18, 2018
"They’ve spent years perfecting their products and are now introducing an H.P Lovecraft inspired CTHULHU COLLECTION which will have you chanting “R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn” all day long."
Belladonna's Cupboard Calls Upon Cthulhu
Rue Morgue - May 06, 2018
"Senior journalist Anabel DFlux had the pleasure to picking the brains of Rachel and Beth, with the conversation providing insight on their encompassment of the music industry, never-before-heard stories of touring with bands, and everything you want to know about this amazing makeup line."
RACHEL BOESE & BETH AMPHETAMINE INTERVIEW
ROCK REVOLT MAGAZINE - April 24, 2018
"Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?"
Meet Rachel Boese and Beth Amphetamine of Belladonna’s Cupboard
VOYAGE LA Magazine - February 27, 2018
"Belladonna’s Cupboard is an independent brand of cosmetics that believes in cultivating a self-expression revolution. Worn by various types of performers all over the world, founders Rachel and Beth have created a diverse and vibrant line of cosmetics that is not only used as stage make-up but for anyone wanting to express one’s self freely and define one’s own beauty through the artistic medium of cosmetics. "
Brand Spotlight: Belladonna’s Cupboard Cosmetics
Guitar Girl Magazine - April 10, 2017
"Rachel Boese believes that blood, guts and gore shouldn’t be exclusive or expensive, so she’s bringing professional-looking effects makeup to the people."
On My Mind: Makeup Designer Brings Special Effects to the Masses
Ink Magazine - October 28, 2014
"Belladonna’s Cupboard, a Kansas City cosmetics company specializing in vibrant colors and styles for performers, is casting its creative web wider this Halloween season with the launch of a new FX makeup product line. At Halloween, everyday people enjoy leaving behind what is familiar to try new and even bizarre looks, said Belladonna’s Cupboard co-founder Rachel Boese. “That is the power of makeup,” Boese said in a release. “You can increase your confidence by playing up your best features or by downplaying your less than favorite features. You can use it to express your creativity in literally endless ways, or you can use it to completely deconstruct and reconstruct the human form, like through FX makeup. You can turn a human into an animal, tear into or rebuild flesh and modify bone structure to an enormous degree. It’s powerful. It’s artwork.”"
Belladonna’s Cupboard Launches New Cosmetic Line in Time for Halloween
Thinking Bigger Business Media - October 10, 2014
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Beth Amphetamine
Co-Founder/Cosmetics Formulator
itsmissbeth@gmail.com, 323-240-1640
Beth has been going on tour with bands since she graduated early from high school at age 16. She's worked in the music industry and as a makeup artist her entire adult life, so she's got a unique perspective on the special needs performer's and FX artists have for long wearing and highly pigmented cosmetics. Beth Amphetamine doesn't do drugs, she IS a drug, she was given the nickname when she was young and it just stuck. She is very picky with her tastes in music, but likes a wide variety of genres and bands from Deathstars to Nick Cave and Backstreet Boys. Oregon is her favorite place in the world, followed by Hollywood at night.
Rachel D Boese
Owner/Co-Founder
racheldboese@gmail.com, 213-215-6367
Rachel has a background in business and marketing. She started out on her own at 16 working to claw her way out of deep level poverty. She's always been passionate about building genuine connections and using her business endeavors to give back and help people whenever possible. She's worked with Beth as an FX Makeup artist for several years in haunted houses and on horror films. A New Orleans native, self professed lover of swamps (Swampophile). Rachel loves H.P. Lovecraft, Belly Dancing and Marilyn Manson. Her last name is Boese, which means Evil in German. Travel is her main obsession.
Devin Walker
Our Mentor:
http://www.devinwalker.com/
Devin is passionate about mentoring, coaching and volunteering to help small businesses, inventors and entrepreneurs realize their dreams. Devin is a rare breed of insight leader, not just an innovator, Devin is adept at having his finger on the pulse of what's happening now, as well as where things are going. A true visionary. Devin is an energetic inspirational and motivational speaker who speaks on topics ranging from following your dreams, the Entrepreneurial Mind, to success. Extreme altruist/philanthropist.
Partners
Pinup Girl Clothing
After a successful collaboration with Pinup Girl on a collection of 'The Shining" inspired palettes, Belladonna's Cosmetics is creating a line of Deadly Dames Cosmetics for Pinup Girl CEO Laura Byrnes for the Deadly Dames sister line releasing 2019.
White Wolf Publishing (License)
Belladonna's Cosmetics collaborated with White Wolf to create an officially licensed Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition collection of cosmetics in 2018.
Monolith Graphics/Nox Arcana
William Piotrowski of Nox Arcana has partnered with Belladonna's Cosmetics on a number of projects and Belladonna's also licensed artwork from Joseph Vargo of Nox Arcana's Monolith Graphics for their Gothic Tarot Palettes.
Endless Night Vampire Ball (Father Sebastiaan)
Belladonna's Cosmetics is the official source for Endless Night Branded Cosmetics endorsed by Father Sebastiaan, master fangmaker and impresario of the Endless Night: Vampire Balls worldwide.
Lost Angels (Sponsored)
Belladonna's Cosmetics are hosts & promoters for Lost Angels, a sultry, high fashion dark speakeasy featuring live art and immersive theater held in DTLA. Locations vary.
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Testimonials
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
"Very high quality products! Excellent wearing eye shadows- I've yet to have any creasing without a primer and pigments are fantastic. I like the colors. They look like they'd be difficult to wear but honestly most of them look good on any skin color. The gel eyeliner goes on easily and dents budge. I would put them up against a high end brand any day of the week."
Kelsey Roberts
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
"This is a cosmetic line that is going places & changing faces!!! They have EVERYTHING you could desire!!! From classic looks, to vibrant colors, to special F/X makeup!!!!!!! Makeup cases & subscription boxes!!! I LOVE ALL of their colors, soooo much pigment!!! Vegan, Cruelty Free, & AMAZING!!! GET SOME NOW!!! This company & the bad ass women behind it are great!!! "
Krissi Atkisson
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
"I use their shadows a lot and they are extremely pigmented and they last all day too. I've gone to several concerts wearing their shadow and it never budged! One of my top makeup brands for sure 😊"
Gwendolyn Pineda
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"I've never used their eye shadows but their water activated palettes and creams have been great for me."
Ashton Blake Seibert
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"I use BC eyeshadows ALL the time and the staying power is INSANE!! I fell asleep with my makeup on and the next DAY it looked like I JUST applied it...After dancing all night at a glow party❤ Their pigmentation is fabulous and for the price???? SO WORTH IT"
Chandra Cummings-Bishop
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
"Love everything I received, excellent customer service. Highly recommend to anyone"
Sophia Fosdick
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"OH MY GOD! So I bought your rock is not dead coffin at US Toy today and used it along with the others I have bought from you for my shoot today and I will NEVER falter from your makeup!! It lasted through my entire fire shoot and is the only makeup I have found that has minimal fade after fire breathing!! Verona Fink"
Verona Fink
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"This is the best stuff I've ever used for stage. HIGHLY recommended. "
-Kimberly Freeman (One Eyed Doll)
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"RVC rockin Belladonna's Cupboard cosmetics in this video interview w/ Music Junkie Press at The NAMM Show in Anaheim, California <3"
Jillian Riscoe
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"! Love product! Exactly as described! I llloovvveee the red it is amazing! "
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