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ALU’s 365 of Untrieds – Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Dangerous

obsessive compulsive cosmetics dangerous nail polish from occ makeup 365 of Untrieds is my personal challenge to weed through the polishes in the ALU stash that I’ve been wanting to try but just haven’t gotten around to.

A few days ago a reader asked me on Twitter if I had tried the nail polish from Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics. While I’m fan of, and have previously raved over, the OCC Lip Tars, I have yet to try any of the OCC nail polishes I have in my stash.

The color range from OCC is filled with a lot of staples, as any line should, but then there are these bright pops of funky colors like a swampy green, brushed silver metallic and school bus yellow. I was drawn to OCC Dangerous, a rich creamy grey.


Formula & Application: OCC nail polish is 4-Free (including Formaldehyde Resin) and free of camphor, which can be an irritant. The tall square bottles are topped with a smooth plastic cap that houses a round, bushy brush.

The brush turned me off at first look as it reminds me of a horse tail. It’s kind of splayed and dense and doesn’t spread out on the nail without causing major streakage. I would prefer the brush to be better but you can definitely work around it. What I found is that the polish actually flows on really well if you hold it perpendicular to the nail plate and lightly drag the polish across. You don’t get a ton of control this way but thankfully the formula does all the work.

The formula is a bit squishy but pretty creamy. It’s really well pigmented and you barely need two coats. As I mentioned, the brush doesn’t offer much control but the polish levels itself out really well so as long as you get near the edge of the nail, it should spread out on its own.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Dangerous is a wet cement grey creme. It makes me think of dolphin skin. OCC describes the finish as “satin” but it dries with a nice gloss. What struck me as interesting is that even after sitting in storage for over year, the polish didn’t separate out to show a blue or green base as a lot of my other greys have done. I think of RBL Stormy which shows a green base and RBL Concrete Jungle which shows a blue base. Dangerous definitely needed mixed but appears to be a pretty true grey.

obsessive compulsive cosmetics dangerous nail polish swatch from occ makeup

While I couldn’t find an exact match for Dangerous in my collection, the depth of its color puts it in the same company as Rescue Beauty Lounge Stormy and China Glaze Recycle.

occ makeup dangerous nail polish comparison with rbl stormy and china glaze recycle

Bottom Line: I like that the formula is well pigmented and the texture is smooth and easy to work with. I can’t say I’m a fan of the brush. It can get the job done but there’s room for improvement. While Dangerous is a nice grey creme, since I have so many, I can’t say it is a must-have. It’s a great basic and if you want to give OCC a try, this one won’t let you down.

365 of Untrieds Stash/Share Verdict: While I dig the color, it’s not overly unique and considering that I have greys in this range with better brushes, this one goes in the SHARE bin.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Dangerous is available on OCCMakeup.com. OCC nail polishes retail for $8/ea for a .5oz bottle.

Have you tried OCC nail polish before? What are your favorite colors from the line? Thoughts on the brush? Does Dangerous draw your interest?

Disclosure: A product sample was provided by OCC. For more info view my Disclosure Policy.

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  1. I’m not too interested in the OCC polished mainly because at this point in my collection I have most of the basics and that seems like that is what their colors mainly are. I still want to try the lip tars, though!

  2. meme says:

    I have many grays too as we all have seen the market saturated from manequin hands to greshs, to the greyed out purples/lavenders. But this one does grab my eye. Is it a top coat maybe you have on and forgot to mention that gives this one such a great smooth shine? It’s nice to see a deep gray again after too many of (for me) washed out lighter chalky grays that I just cannot pull off or if I do, I tire of in a day and want it off me – shades of too many years in the 60′s when it was all about everything light pink, light pearl this and that? Dun-no what it is. You nailed it on the dolphin skin analogy. And who can resit a dolphin? I harken back to my surfin days off the CA coast when we were surrounded with playful dolphin fish as we waited the next good incoming set. I don’t have an outlet for this brand – never tried it but find I am lemming this shade. Love you barely need 2 coats to get to this coverage…the brush – well for a great shade that covers well, I can look past that. I am not as picky as many about brushes unless they are bent or all splayed out.

  3. Anutka says:

    Love these gray colors so much lately… I know they are not very summery, but they look so good :)

    I tagged you as one of my Top Ten blogs…
    http://wackylaki.blogspot.com/2011/06/top-10-award.html

    Anutka

  4. It’s a nice color, but I’m with you. I don’t see the need to have very many greys.

  5. vettelicious says:

    As much as I love grey polish, one only need so many, so I agree with keeping the ones with better brushes :) I have yet to try this brand and I must admit that I would love to! They have some exciting colours.

  6. NailPolishFan says:

    I like a good grey creme that’s very pigminted. I like it.

  7. Chris says:

    The color is interesting, but a little too cool for me.

  8. Serena says:

    If you have AV, echo or tattoo (all by OCC), could you show those? I’ve seen one swatch of each and am on the fence.

  9. Helena says:

    I don’t like gray nails, so I’d also pass. Still love OCC though (just got in an order of a couple of Tars, in fact!).

  10. Chris says:

    This color is definitely interesting! I like OCC’s products, but I have never tried their polishes. I think I now need to remedy that. :)

  11. Erin says:

    I’m such a fan of the greys. I’d pick this one up to try. Zoya’s Kelly is my fav and tough to beat in my book.

  12. Aesthetic LA says:

    The dolphin skin analogy is dead-on.

  13. Olivia says:

    LOVE it. and the dolphin skin thing!

  14. Missa says:

    I think you should do the Share/Stash next year and give away the Shares! ;)

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