Thursday, November 15th, 2012

SpaRitual Slate Nail Lacquer
SpaRitual Slate Nail Lacquer

Start Off with a Clean State

SpaRitual Slate Nail Lacquer ($10.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “gray metallic shimmer infused with rhyolite.” It’s a gray-shimmered olive-tinged brown. I’d almost say it looks like taupe, but there’s this green hue that keeps peeking through, which makes me hesitate. When I was looking for dupes, the category that ended up resembling this most, because of the lighter antique golds (like Illamasqua Swinger and its own slew of dupes), but they were all quite lighter. Anyone have a dupe suggestion?

The consistency was a smidgen on the thinner side, but it didn’t have much of an impact on the application–needed to be a little more careful as it spread easily.  Slate was fully opaque after two coats.  There were noticeable brush strokes in the end result; they were very minimal under natural light, but they were apparent in brighter light.   The unique color and generally straight brush strokes (when you see ‘em) are forgivable, but it will depend on your tolerance for them (it did impact the ratings).  I typically get a full week of wear out of SpaRitual’s formula with very minor tip wear and no chipping.

The Glossover

LE
product

Slate

A-
The unique color and generally straight brush strokes (when you see 'em) are forgivable, but it will depend on your tolerance for them!

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

9.5/10

Application

4/5

Results
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SpaRitual Slate Nail Lacquer
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SpaRitual Slate Nail Lacquer
SpaRitual Slate Nail Lacquer

SpaRitual Slate Nail Lacquer
SpaRitual Slate Nail Lacquer

SpaRitual Slate Nail Lacquer
SpaRitual Slate Nail Lacquer

SpaRitual Slate Nail Lacquer
SpaRitual Slate Nail Lacquer

SpaRitual Slate Nail Lacquer
SpaRitual Slate Nail Lacquer

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Beauty.com, $10.00.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

When I was looking for dupes, the category that ended up resembling this most, because of the lighter antique golds (like Illamasqua Swinger and its own slew of dupes), but they were all quite lighter. Anyone have a dupe suggestion?

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8 thoughts on “SpaRitual Slate Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Greta

    I love this color! It was my first SpaRitual polish!

  2. They really seemed to hit it outta the park with this collection–every single one is GORGEOUS (but that may just be the rock-nerd in me :P)

  3. Avatar of rebecca blueraccoon

    This is gorgeous, and so unique! I’d wear it in a heartbeat. Love it.

  4. Bozena

    Very unique color! Might it be close to MAC Very Important Platinum, which I love (except the brush strokes)?

  5. This looks a little bit like TF Platinum cream colour in a nail enamel :D

  6. kk

    Hi Christine – I wanted to know if you have come across any dupes of mac originality. I saw you reviewed it some time ago. I just came across it recently and LOVE the color. Please let me know if you know of anything similar. thanks so much! btw I love your blog.

  7. It looks like a pretty close dupe of Julep Heather to me!