5 Cool-Toned Pinks for Spring

What are your favorite cool-toned pinks? It can be such a fun color to wear, because a lot of the blue-based pinks have a brightness to them, which I think is perfect during late winter/early spring when it can be gloomy and gray outside.

  1. NARS Gaiety — cool-toned, cotton candy pink with a matte finish
  2. OCC Mannequin — a pale, cool-toned pink with a matte finish
  3. Hourglass Ethereal Glow — a soft, cool-toned pale pink
  4. MAC Pink Nouveau — a cool-toned, blue-based light-medium pink with a satiny finish
  5. Milani Delizioso Pink (10) — a cool-toned, light-medium pink with a matte finish

OCC Pleasure Model, Seething, Vapid Nail Lacquers

OCC Pleasure Model Nail Lacquer ($10.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “pink-toned pearl.” It’s a pale, warm-toned milky pink with a metallic finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage after two coats, but it was slightly streaky. The consistency was also a bit thicker than average but workable. Cult Nails Angel Whispers (LE, $12.00) has a different finish. Anna Sui Minnie Mouse Snow White (002) (LE, $16.00) has larger sparkle. Tom Ford Beauty Vapour (LE, $30.00) is whiter. Dior Lady (LE, $26.00) is whiter. See comparison swatches or view on The Dupe List.

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OCC Pleasure Model Nail Lacquer
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Nail Lacquer Pleasure Model
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
86%
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OCC Automaton, Deven Green, Pool Boy Nail Lacquers

OCC Automaton Nail Lacquer ($10.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “24K gold with red/green duochrome [with a Metallic finish].” It’s a brightened, sunshine yellow with warm, yellow-red undertones and very fine micro-shimmer that shifts from a coppery-red to a murky green. I tried so hard to capture the duochrome, but it’s really subtle, and despite dozens of photos, no luck. After two coats, there was still visible nail line, and I’d describe the coverage as semi-opaque. It applied evenly, and there weren’t any brush strokes even though it is a more metallic finish. NARS Kismet (LE, $19.00) is darker, more coppery. See comparison swatches.

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OCC Automaton Nail Lacquer
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Nail Lacquer Automaton
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
87%
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OCC Pool Boy & Kimber Lip Tars

Here are the final two new Lip Tars from OCC’s spring collection, Plastic Passion. Pool Boy and Kimber are both part of the original, matte formulation of Lip Tars, so they have no shimmer. When you initially apply Lip Tars, you’ll see a satin finish, which dries to a matte finish somewhere between a half hour and an hour after application.   I had no trouble applying either shade, and they both lasted awhile on the lips.

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OCC Pool Boy Lip Tar
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar Pool Boy
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
94%
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OCC Mannequin & Rollergirl Lip Tars

Today, I have two of the new Lip Tars from OCC’s spring collection, Plastic Passion. Mannequin and Rollergirl are both part of the original, matte formulation of Lip Tars, so they have no shimmer. When you initially apply Lip Tars, you’ll see a satin finish, which dries to a matte finish somewhere between a half hour and an hour after application.   I had no trouble applying either shade, and they both lasted awhile on the lips.

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OCC Mannequin Lip Tar
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar Mannequin
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
98%
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OCC Pleasure Model & Hollywood Lip Tars

For spring, OCC’s bringing us Plastic Passion, which features six new Lip Tars, two of which I have ready to review for you today. Though I was pretty jazzed about Pool Boy, I have to admit, I was really, really excited for the new metallic Lip Tars, because they looked like they would work beautifully as highlighters, too. They’re both subtle highlighters–they give off a lovely glowing sheen that’s more apparent in person than in photos, but it’s a little dewy, slightly luminous. As highlighters, they wore well for eight hours. As lip colors, the finish and lightness of both shades made them high maintenance shades–it’s imperative to exfoliate prior to applying so that they look and apply smoothly and evenly.

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OCC Pleasure Model Lip Tar
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Metallic Lip Tar Pleasure Model
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
86%
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