These aren't technically new, but they are new to me. I missed a whole collection! I believe these came out some time last year, but none are limited edition and they're all available on the OCC Website.
I think with this post I will have swatched all of Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics' nail polish shades! Previous posts are here, here, here and here.
Chlorophyll. This picture isn't totally accurate- it seems lighter and more blue here but it is greener and deeper in real life. It's one of those amazing neon teals that love to freak out cameras (think China Glaze Four Leaf Clover). It's an absolutely gorgeous shade with a smooth creamy finish. Bright and colorful but in an uncommon shade.
Inky. Another beautiful yet hard to capture color. This one is a super dark blackened blue jelly. It's more blackened than NARS Midnight Express but still keeps a subtle blue tint to it in indoor light. Such a sexy color.
Radiate. This is described as UV Red. It is a neon red, but it's not pure red- it's like an orangey-pinky-coral red. Extremely bright and glowy, it almost hurts to look at it! It has a creamy jelly finish like Anime. This is my favorite neon from them. Great color and no odd chunks in the formula.
Something. A soft grey-blue. Get it... something blue? This is very pale and is almost more grey than blue in indoor lighting. It's a creme finish. It reminds me of AV without the glitter.
Strumpet. This is a medium berry shade with some extremely subtle gold shimmer in it. It looks more purple here, but it's more pink looking in real life.
The formula on each shade was different. Chlorophyll was thick and a little gooey, but very opaque. Inky was thin and smooth. Radiate was even-textured, a little thick, but not as thick as Chlorophyll. Something was thin and Strumpet was only a little thicker than Something. They all applied nicely and I did three coats of each shade. Good dry time on all shades. All dry to a slightly dull finish, some more than others.
Now that I've just looked at the website again to double-check the availability of these, I see that I am missing one last color: Lo-Fi. Just when I was starting to feel like I'd completed something, haha!
Anyway, OCC has great polish shades, but my favorites will still always be Blackboard and Swamp Thing. You can see all the shades they have for sale here. Don't forget to look at the Lip Tars, they come in shades that match the polish!
(These were sent to me for review.)
Monday, June 20, 2011
Posted by Scrangie at 10:45 AM