Saturday, July 7th, 2012

Cult Nails Annalicious Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Annalicious Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Annalicious Nail Lacquer ($10.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “shimmery red with an orange influence packed full of red and gold shimmer.” It’s a really rich, intensely ruby-shimmered orange-based red. Cult Nails Evil Queen is a little lighter, no shimmer. China Glaze Poinsettia is a cream and less intense. Chanel Rouge Carat has a finer shimmer and is blue-based. Essie Too Too Hot is a bit brighter. Zoya Lisa is bluer with larger shimmer. Nubar Rosso is darker with larger shimmer.

It’s very nearly opaque in one coat–you really could get away with one. I used this as my pedicure color this week, and I only did one coat. The formula is absolutely flawless; it’s not too thick, not too thin–the polish applies beautifully across the nail without pooling, bubbling, or streaking. It just covers and dries to a shiny finish–and the drying time is actually pretty good. I typically get a full week or more with Cult Nails’ formula, which is absolutely stellar as far as wear goes.

P.S. — How incredible is it that Maria’s daughter created this (and the rest of the collection)? And more incredible that she got her own little launch.

The Glossover

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Annalicious

A+
Cult Nails just might become my favorite brand--their formula is nearly always flawless, drying time is noticeably faster than most brands, and the pigmentation is off-the-charts. Annalicious is everything that is impressive about Cult Nails.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

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Cult Nails Annalicious Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Annalicious Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Annalicious Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Annalicious Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Annalicious Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Annalicious Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Annalicious Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Annalicious Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Annalicious Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Annalicious Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Annalicious Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Annalicious Nail Lacquer

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Cult Nails, $10 (July 13th).

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

Cult Nails Evil Queen is a little lighter, no shimmer. China Glaze Poinsettia is a cream and less intense. Chanel Rouge Carat has a finer shimmer and is blue-based. Essie Too Too Hot is a bit brighter. Zoya Lisa is bluer with larger shimmer. Nubar Rosso is darker with larger shimmer.

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20 thoughts on “Cult Nails Annalicious Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. What a great color! I’m a total sucker for orangey shades this summer… :-)
    I also like how it’s a bit glittery but not too much. 

  2. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Gina Gina

    That is the most gorgeous red ever! I’ve never bought from Cult Nails before, but I might have to change that now.

  3. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Alison Alison Cole

    Oh, WOW. I’m not into bright nail polish, but that looks just incredible! 

  4. What a beautiful color

  5. Miss J

    Way to go, Coco! This is an AMAZING shade. It would be gorgeous as a lip color, too!

  6. Tamara

    Its like your nails are glowing lol.

  7. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Emily 18thCenturyFox

    Car paint!!! More precisely, the prettiest kiddie carnival ride beach buggy paint ever! I’ve always adored those colors, stemming from a young age, hence the residual excitement.

  8. Franco

    Will something ever get a 5/5 packaging? 

    • There have been several products in the past that have!  For nail polish, the biggest thing is the handle – it should be comfortable/ergonomic and rubberized – few brands do this.

      • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of tzwiggy t_zwiggy

         @Christine (Temptalia) I never actually thought of this until I tried Illamasqua nail polish. I  love the formula, but those square handles are driving me crazy. Orly definitely has the best handles, love the thickness, shape and rubber!

        • aQrose

           @t_zwiggy the square part comes off and there’s a nice round one under it. ;)

        • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of tzwiggy t_zwiggy

           @aQrose Really? I know the butter london and chanel handles work like that, but I haven’t been able to do the same thing with Illamasqua. I probably haven’t pulled hard enough, always afraid of breaking something lol. Thanks for letting me know.

        • aQrose

           @t_zwiggy You’re welcome! :) I remembered reading it prior to getting my 1st Illamasqua & was so glad I had when I got Muse because I’m not fond of the square part either. :D Sometimes I have to tug a little harder on it but I don’t think you’ll break it. Just pull straight up. 

  9. I love your brush shot! Also, this is such a fun color :) Coco did a wonderful job.

  10. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of traci SpriteLite

    You’re killing me with these fabulous Cult Nails reviews!! When I have money leftover at the end of this month, I’m treating myself to some new colors from them!!

  11. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of tzwiggy t_zwiggy

    Not a big fan of red polishes, but the golden shimmer makes this one gorgeous.

  12. lordhavemercy – is that pretty or what – it’s like xmas on mars!