Cult Nails Casual Elegance, Intriguing, Winter’s Light Nail Lacquers Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Cult Nails Casual Elegance Collection
Cult Nails Casual Elegance Collection

Cult Nails Casual Elegance Nail Lacquer ($15.00 for 0.30 fl. oz.) is described as a “lilac creme.” It’s a cool-toned, bluish-lavender with a cream finish. It was nearly opaque in a single coat, though I applied two to be sure. The consistency was slightly thicker, but it applied evenly, didn’t pool along the edges, and didn’t bubble. MAC Bleu Velvet (LE, $16.00) is more muted, almost gray-ish. Essie Rock the Boat (P, $8.00) is lighter, less purple. See comparison swatches.

Cult Nails Intriguing Nail Lacquer ($15.00 for 0.30 fl. oz.) is described as a “periwinkle with gray tones and some holographic shimmer.” It’s a faded, medium, gray-tinged blue with very fine white shimmer. The shimmer appeared holographic in the bottle, but I couldn’t see it on the nail at all, no matter whether I was outdoors or indoors. The consistency wasn’t too thick or too thin, and it was opaque after two coats. Chanel Sky Line (LE, $27.00) is metallic, lighter. Zoya Skylar (P, $9.00) is darker, more shimmery. See comparison swatches.

Cult Nails Winter’s Light Nail Lacquer ($15.00 for 0.30 fl. oz.) is described as a “top coat with fine grain glitter.” It has a fuchsia-magenta jelly base with purple micro-glitter. In the initial release I read for this collection, it was recommended as a layering shade but could also be worn alone. On my index and middle fingers, I used three coats, and on my ring and pinky, I used two coats. I also showed one layer over black. The consistency is a little thick, and this one seemed to take longer to dry down. Once dry, it has a more matte finish that had some shine, but it was bumpy, so you’ll want to use two layers of top coat or a thicker top coat to smooth it out. Anna Sui Minnie Mouse Midnight Purple (200) (LE, $16.00) is cooler-toned, less glittery, more pigmented. See comparison swatches.

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Casual Elegance
A

Limited Edition

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total
Intriguing
Intriguing
A

Limited Edition

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
Winter's Light
A-

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total
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Cult Nails Casual Elegance Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Casual Elegance Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Casual Elegance Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Casual Elegance Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Casual Elegance Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Casual Elegance Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Casual Elegance Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Casual Elegance Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Casual Elegance Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Casual Elegance Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Casual Elegance Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Casual Elegance Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Casual Elegance Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Casual Elegance Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Intriguing Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Intriguing Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Intriguing Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Intriguing Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Intriguing Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Intriguing Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Intriguing Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Intriguing Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Intriguing Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Intriguing Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Intriguing Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Intriguing Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Intriguing Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Intriguing Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Winter's Light Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Winter’s Light Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Winter's Light Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Winter’s Light Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Winter's Light Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Winter’s Light Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Winter's Light Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Winter’s Light Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Winter's Light Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Winter’s Light Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Winter's Light Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Winter’s Light Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Winter's Light Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Winter’s Light Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Winter's Light Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Winter’s Light Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Winter's Light Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Winter’s Light Nail Lacquer

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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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I don’t even know how they can manage to do that! I guess the cost of customer acquisition and knowing they have a great formula, more people will be inclined to keep shopping!

All three look like lovely shades.. for fall maybe though?
I especially love Intruiguing, although it is the one I would see best suited for the fall season really!

Awww, these are all exactly in my favourite shade range of lilac/periwinkle. My absolute favourite!

I really want to order these, but the page on their site for this set’s preorder is broken/doesn’t exist at the moment 😛 Probably got swamped, LOL.

Casual Elegance looks so smooth and rich. I love all three, but my favorite has to be that and Winter Light. I think the latter is gorgeous over black polish.

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