Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Cult Nails Faded Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Faded Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Faded Nail Lacquer ($12.00 for 0.50 fl. 0z.) is described as a “light grey with subtle blue undertones.” It’s a pale, cement gray with a subtle cool undertone (read more neutral on me, but it looked more cool-toned in the bottle) and a cream finish. MAC Inert is warmer, more taupe-like. Nubar Earthen is very comparable (but needs a top coat to have similar shine). China Glaze Pelican Grey is darker and has shimmer.

Faded was fully opaque after two coats of polish.  It had a fantastic formula that flowed fluidly across the nail without streaking, bubbling, or pooling along the edges of the nail.  It dried down to a glossy finish (you could skip a top coat).  I liked that it didn’t get too dark or cool-toned, so it appeared as a lighter, airy kind of gray, rather than a stormy color.  I typically get a week of wear out of Cult Nails’ formula with very minor tip wear but no chipping.

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Faded

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A+
I liked that it didn't get too dark or cool-toned, so it appeared as a lighter, airy kind of gray, rather than a stormy color.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

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Cult Nails Faded Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Faded Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Faded Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Faded Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Faded Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Faded Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Faded Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Faded Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Faded Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Faded Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Faded Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Faded Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Faded Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Faded Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Faded Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Faded Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Faded Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Faded Nail Lacquer

Product & Review FAQ

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

MAC Inert is warmer, more taupe-like. Nubar Earthen is very comparable (but needs a top coat to have similar shine). China Glaze Pelican Grey is darker and has shimmer.

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9 thoughts on “Cult Nails Faded Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Melissa

    I have 3 Cult Nails polishes and was amazed at the quality of the polish in each case; great coverage, beautiful color.

  2. Love the color! This is good for work!

  3. All of a sudden I’m really into grey-ish nude nails, so this looks amazing!

  4. This color is a lot nicer than I expected, because it didn’t look like much in the bottle.

  5. Oh wow, that sure looks different. Very cool.

  6. a pretty surprise!

  7. I normally don’t like subtle colors like this, but it’s really pretty! If anyone is looking for a cheap almost-dupe, check out Sinful Colors in Cool Gray.

  8. Yellowlantern

    I wonder if Zoya Dove is similar to this color. This looks like it might be a touch beige-y compared to Dove.

  9. wow! I’m surprised how much I’m loving this! It’s not that impressive in the bottle, but on your nails it really looks gorgeous