Cult Nails Living Water Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

Cult Nails Living Water Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Living Water Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Living Water Nail Laquer ($10.00 for 0.5 fl. oz.) is described as a “deep blue jelly polish with ice blue and emerald green glitter inspired by the phosphorescent sea-water.” It’s a really blackened blue color base (more black than blue, even with flash) with pale blue, emerald green, and teal micro-glitter.

If you prefer a smooth finish, be sure to use a thicker top coat like Seche Vite (I took all the natural light photos without a top coat so you could see the natural finish) so you won’t feel the slight texture of the micro-glitter. I needed two coats to get opaque color, and the formula dries quickly but almost needs to set before going for a second coat.

For me, it dries to a semi-matte finish on the first coat, but the second coat held more shine (without a top coat), though I’d still recommend a shiny top coat for best results.  I did a wear test with this shade, since I haven’t tested enough of the brand’s shades to make any generalizations, and it wore for a week with minimal tip wear but no chipping.

P.S. — They’re actually have a buy three, get one free sale through Tuesday, just use code NEVERFORGET! 🙂

Living Water

LELimited Edition. $12.00.
A-
A-
9.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
91%
Total
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Cult Nails Living Water Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Living Water Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Living Water Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Living Water Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Living Water Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Living Water Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Living Water Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Living Water Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Living Water Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Living Water Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Living Water Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Living Water Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Living Water Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Living Water Nail Lacquer

The Overview
Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails
$12.00/0.5 oz.

94%

Average

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Reviewer

Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

Learn more about her review process here.

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Preeettty loooove it veryyyy much. I so iconic yesterday i start liking this brand. don’t know this brand is a expensive one?

I love that color! It’s so pretty! It doesn’t look deep blue when its layered but you can tell on parts of your nail its blue 😛

Christine, are you wearing acrylic nails, because that may be the reason why we can’t see the blue color? I notice that the very top portion layer of the nail is very blue, then it just goes immediately to black as you look below it. Perhaps it comes from the first layer? If that is the case, then I can see where the blue comes from. I just do not see how it would be called a deep blue and NOT be a deep blue without someone noticing? That just tells me that the blue is in fact there, just on natural nails? I am assuming, only if you are wearing acrylic nails. Would that make a difference?

No, these are my natural nails – I’ve never wore acrylic nails ever. The first layer is bluer, but it’s not opaque, so a second layer deepens it to more of a blackened blue.

Oooh, I love it!! I’m happy that it’s black-ish and not blue like it claimed, actually. Sparkly bright teals are a dime a dozen, but dark, blackened teals are harder to find.

I was going to order this but having just sprung for Lippmann Across the Universe, this isn’t the blue I was hoping for. thank you so much for introducing me to this brand! I love finding and supporting businesses like this 🙂

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