Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

Cult Nails Morning Glory Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Morning Glory Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Morning Glory Nail Lacquer ($12.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is an “eye-catching shade of magenta that dries to a perfect wax finish.” It’s a medium-dark, fuchsia with a wax finish, so it has a vinyl-like look that’s mostly matte but has a slight sheen.  MAC Toco Toucan is similar but dries to a shiny finish. MAC Girl About Town is very similar but isn’t a wax finish. MAC Embrace Me is cooler-toned and shiny. L’Oreal Members Only is lighter and shiny. China Glaze Love’s a Beach is shimmery and shiny. China Glaze Escaping Reality is lighter. Essie Super Bossa Nova is iridescent and cooler-toned. See comparison swatches.

It was opaque in two coats, and it applied evenly, but the wax finish definitely isn’t forgiving if your nails aren’t perfectly smooth.  I would recommend using a ridge-filling base coat to help create a more even surface from the get go.  The drying time is faster than average, and it’s important to let each coat fully dry before applying a second coat to prevent the second coat from tugging at the previously-applied coat.  When I tried Morning Glory for wear, it lasted seven days with minor tip wear but no chipping, but it did have more tip wear than I normally see with Cult Nails’ other shades (with a glossier finish). If you’re not a fan of the wax finish, you can apply a top coat and get a shiny finish that way.

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Morning Glory

A-
I would recommend using a ridge-filling base coat to help create a more even surface from the get go.  The drying time is faster than average, and it's important to let each coat fully dry before applying a second coat to prevent the second coat from tugging at the previously-applied coat.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4.5/5

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Cult Nails Morning Glory Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Morning Glory Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Morning Glory Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Morning Glory Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Morning Glory Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Morning Glory Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Morning Glory Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Morning Glory Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Morning Glory Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Morning Glory Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Morning Glory Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Morning Glory Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Morning Glory Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Morning Glory Nail Lacquer (with a top coat)

Cult Nails Morning Glory Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Morning Glory Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Morning Glory Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Morning Glory Nail Lacquer

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13 thoughts on “Cult Nails Morning Glory Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Avatar of Laura Laura

    That’s an interesting finish. I’ve never seen anything like that before. I’m not sure if I like ot or not to be honest

  2. I’m glad you added a topcoat – but I actually think I prefer the color when matte.

  3. Avatar of Alicia Alicia

    This looks almost identical to Knockout “Match”.(same matte finish)

  4. Oh wow. what a stunning finish. I love it

  5. VickyM

    I really like this color, one of my favorites and I actually love that it is matte, in my opinion is prettier and looks more retro :D .

  6. Its a beautiful color but I’m not a big fan of the wax and matte finishes that have been coming out lately.

  7. Avatar of Amanda Amanda

    I need this

  8. SummerFabulous

    I love this! But I would really love to know what topcoat you use?

  9. Oh I love this color and the matte finish is gorgeous !!

  10. I really like that matte finish! Very nice

  11. Absolutely gorgeous! I would so grab this shade if I could.