Thursday, September 8th, 2011

OCC Palare Nail Lacquer
OCC Palare Nail Lacquer

OCC Palare Nail Lacquer

OCC Palare Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as “deep fuchsia with blue/violet duochrome.” If you love eyeshadows like MAC Stars ‘n Rockets or Urban Decay Fishnet, you’ll love this polish version. It’s a fuchsia pink with iridescent violet and fuchsia shimmer that becomes more or less pronounced depending on the angle of the nail and the lighting conditions. The duochrome is definitely there, but it is on the subtler side.

OCC’s formula is four-free (it does not include DBP, formaldehyde, toulene, or formaldehyde resin), and it wears a full week on me with minor tip wear (but no chipping). I wasn’t sure if Palare would apply as well as it did, because the consistency is on the thinner side, but it is surprisingly pigmented and mostly opaque in two coats. The shimmer distributes well and is plentiful without resulting in visible brush strokes.

It seems odd to say this about an OCC polish, but it’s a muted version of Deborah Lippmann’s Makin’ Whoopee, which has so much brightness that it nearly radiates; it also runs cooler i tone and more of a purpled-fuchsia base color. Essie Bossa Nova is several shades darker and more red-based, but it has a similar feel.

The Glossover

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Palare

A-
Palare is a fun color! The duochrome is present but downplayed, which may be good or bad, depending on your preference. It applied well, and the drying time was shorter than average.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4/5

Results
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OCC Palare Nail Lacquer
OCC Palare Nail Lacquer

OCC Palare Nail Lacquer
OCC Palare Nail Lacquer

OCC Palare Nail Lacquer
OCC Palare Nail Lacquer

OCC Palare Nail Lacquer
OCC Palare Nail Lacquer

OCC Palare Nail Lacquer
OCC Palare Nail Lacquer

OCC Palare Nail Lacquer
OCC Palare Nail Lacquer

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Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

It seems odd to say this about an OCC polish, but it's a muted version of Deborah Lippmann's Makin' Whoopee, which has so much brightness that it nearly radiates; it also runs cooler i tone and more of a purpled-fuchsia base color. Essie Bossa Nova is several shades darker and more red-based, but it has a similar feel.

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8 thoughts on “OCC Palare Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Marieke

    I’ve got a very affordable dupe of this one. It’s from a German brand called Manhattan… Not sold in many countries, unfortunately! I removed the sticker with the number, so I can’t suggest it as a real dupe. But it’s very much the same! I love it.

  2. Pamela

    I wish I could wear colors like Palare but they don’t work on my yellow skin.

  3. The color is so vibrant and pretty!

  4. Violet

    Cute, but not unique.

  5. This is gorgeous! The pink base in this looks much nicer than a lot of the deeper magenta versions of this color I keep stumbling upon.

  6. don’t think it’s very special, but it has a nice finish i must say

  7. I think there’s a dupe by Zoya as well I can’t remember it’s name but BEAUTIFUL color.