Sunday, February 9th, 2014

OCC Automaton Nail Lacquer
OCC Automaton Nail Lacquer

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.

OCC Deven Green Nail Lacquer ($10.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “nearly-neon green [with a Creme finish].” It’s a brightened, light-medium green with subtle warm undertones. “Nearly-neon” is exactly right; it’s vibrant, bright, but it’s not quite neon. It was opaque in two coats, and the first coat was a little streaky going on, but the second coat smoothed and evened everything out. The consistency was slightly thick. The only neon green I could think of was China Glaze I’m With the Lifeguard, which is a true neon green, and it has shimmer, so it’s really not similar at all.

OCC Pool Boy Nail Lacquer ($10.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as an “aquatic blue [with a Creme finish].” It’s a light-medium blue with a cream finish. It dries down to a satiny finish–there’s some shine, but it’s not glossy. The consistency is slightly thin, but it is opaque after two coats. It was a somewhat streaky going on the first coat, and the second coat covered most of it, but it wasn’t a flawless finish. Zoya Rocky (P, $9.00) is darker, more muted. Essie In the Cab-ana (P, $8.00) is warmer, greener. Cult Nails Nakizzle’s Shizzle (P, $12.00) is darker, more muted. SpaRitual Ebb & Flow (LE, $10.00) is much darker. See comparison swatches.

I typically get a week of wear with OCC’s formula with minor tip wear but no chipping.

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Automaton

B+

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

7/10

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9/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

5/5

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Deven Green

A

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9/10

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10/10

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9/10

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5/5

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Pool Boy

A-

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8.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4.5/5

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OCC Deven Green Nail Lacquer
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OCC Pool Boy Nail Lacquer
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37 thoughts on “OCC Automaton, Deven Green, Pool Boy Nail Lacquers Reviews, Photos, Swatches

  1. I love how Automaton and Deven Green and look in your swatches. Pool Boy is pretty too, but I doubt it would look good on me.
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  2. They all look beautiful!! I honestly wasn’t expecting them to look so good lol. I want em all!
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  3. Jen

    Oooh, loving the latter two shades especially! So vibrant and fun. OCC needs to bring their nail polishes to Canadian Sephoras, asap! xo

  4. I think Automaton looks really nice, and I don’t really care that the duochrome effect doesn’t show up.

  5. Xan

    Hearteyes for Deven Green and Pool Boy. Lovely spring colors.
    Love,

  6. They look perfect for spring! Love Deven Green since I now love green polish! It’s bright but not quite neon just like you said!

  7. Surprisingly, I like Deven Green, and I love Pool Boy, it reminds me of Tiffany’s blue.

  8. Pool Boy and Deven Green remind me so strongly of the ’80s, but in a happy, nostalgic way :-) I had those colours in the ’90′s too, from Hard Candy, I think.

    Ahh… Happy days… ^_^
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  9. Quinctia

    I don’t want to give you more work when taking pictures, but I know that taking shots underwater will bring out the multichromic effects in polishes. I think either that or taking a short video and turning it into a .gif is about the only way to show that sort of thing off. But even when you wear them, they look totally different in various lighting anyway, so it’s a lot of effort to show off something that’a not always seen!

    • I’ve definitely considered video swatches, but the time + cost to support additional bandwidth for the added benefit never seems to make sense (time alone kills it, to be honest). Maybe some day…

  10. All the 3 shades are so very pretty! But I dont see myself reaching for these shades often so…Nevertheless these look pretty on u! :-)
    Vineetha Recently Posted: MAC Fantasy of Flowers Collection Heavenly Hybrid Lipstick Review, Swatches

  11. I have never tried any of the OCC Nail Polishes. I always thought they were super expensive, but after seeing this collection, I am very interested!

  12. I have been eyeing Pool Boy for a while now and might have to pick it up, along with Deven Green…and maybe even Anime which I’ve been eyeing as well.

  13. xamyx

    Maybelline had a yellow polish with a red duochrome many, many years ago, and Max Factor had a lipstick. I wore the two together *all* the time! The polish was a bit lighter, and more “yellow’, and I’d wear it over black, white, or red.

  14. Interesting selection of shades. That green – WOW

  15. Brenda Howell

    OMG!!! Perfect timing because…….
    I have Deven Green and Automaton in my hands right now!!!!
    Deven Green is bright but it scary bright and Automaton is gorgeous!!

  16. Me encanta el verde, aunque no se si encontraría ocasión para ponérmelo.