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.