OCC Cruising Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

OCC Cruising Nail Lacquer
OCC Cruising Nail Lacquer

OCC Cruising Nail Lacquer

OCC Cruising Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as “brassy gold shimmer.” It is supposed to coordinate with Cruising Loose Colour Concentrate. It’s a warmed-up yellow-tinted gold glitter mixed with brassier gold glitter particles. In lower light conditions, it looks warmer, more gold against my skin tone (which has yellow undertones), but under brighter light, it has a brassier look (more like the loose eyeshadow). The color reminded me most of China Glaze Midnight Kiss, except Cruising is the glitter version of it.

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). Cruising has a glitter finish, so it will dry down really quickly–which is lovely–but you’ll pay for it later with removal (just as you would with any glittery polish). I find that pressing a soaked piece of felt or cotton against the nail for 15-20 seconds and then repeating on the other shades works well. I press and hold for each finger, and when I’ve done that for all ten, I go back to the first and actually go to pull and remove the polish off the nail. The coverage is noteworthy for two coats of polish, too–nearly opaque.  The consistency of this polish stood out to me; it was a great balance in thickness that allowed for opaque color and even glitter distribution.

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OCC Cruising Nail Lacquer
OCC Cruising Nail Lacquer

OCC Cruising Nail Lacquer
OCC Cruising Nail Lacquer

OCC Cruising Nail Lacquer
OCC Cruising Nail Lacquer

OCC Cruising Nail Lacquer
OCC Cruising Nail Lacquer

OCC Cruising Nail Lacquer
OCC Cruising Nail Lacquer

OCC Cruising Nail Lacquer
OCC Cruising Nail Lacquer

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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 matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Hah, when I first checked this site, 24 loved it and 24 left it. As I’m typing this, 26 love it and 26 are leaving it. Seems everyone’s evenly split on this.

I actually like this, but something’s holding me back from hitting the love it button.

Honestly, don’t know what I think about this w/o seeing it in person. The color reminds me of China Glaze’s Midnight Kiss (more so) & 5 Golden Rings, however, it appears a lot chunkier in glitter. As I think your only applied 1 coat, if I’m correct, Christina (as I can see your nail bed), it may be too honky in terms of glitter for my taste with 2 applications. I love the color though; that’s why I bought 5 bottles of Midnight Kiss. :o! For now, I’ll reserve my love/leave it opinion.

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