OCC Automaton, Deven Green, Pool Boy Nail Lacquers Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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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OCC Automaton Nail Lacquer
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OCC Deven Green Nail Lacquer
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OCC Deven Green Nail Lacquer
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OCC Deven Green Nail Lacquer
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OCC Deven Green Nail Lacquer
OCC Deven Green Nail Lacquer

OCC Deven Green Nail Lacquer
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OCC Deven Green Nail Lacquer
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OCC Pool Boy Nail Lacquer
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OCC Pool Boy Nail Lacquer
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About the Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). (For more information, please check the FAQ.)

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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!

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… ^_^

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…

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! 🙂

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.

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!!

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