Smith & Cult Shining Lip Lacquers

Smith & Cult Shining Lip Lacquers ReviewsPIN IT

If you’re familiar with Smith & Cult, it’s probably due to their gloriously presented nail polishes which are just so pretty to look at – they have a really luxurious look to them that makes them appear quite different to other luxury nail brands.  They’ve recently expanded their product line to include a new collection of lip glosses and ensure both lips and tips are sorted; I give you the Smith & Cult Shining Lip Lacquers.

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There are ten shades to start with, most of which have a pink base one way or another.  The two shades I went for are Her Name Bubbles – described by the brand as pop and pink, and The Lovers, described as melon and blush pink.  As you can see, they’re both pretty similar, with Her Name Bubbles being a slightly truer pink, whilst The Lovers leans a bit more salmon. If you like these sort of mid-toned pinks then you definitely only need one or the other – I’m kind of annoyed with myself for not requesting Life in Photographs as that looks like a lovely, milky pink…oh how I love a milky pink!

Smith & Cult Shining Lip Lacquer - Her Name Bubbles

PIN IT Smith & Cult Shining Lip Lacquer – Her Name Bubbles

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The formula is as you’d expect of a luxury lipgloss; comfortable on the lips, not-at-all sticky and rich in pigment without heading too far into liquid lipstick territory – these are definitely lipglosses with the sort of mid-level coverage you get with glosses.  As the finish is soft, you get a very flattering finish and I would guess that the majority of the shades would suit most since there’s nothing harsh or too OTT.

Smith & Cult Shining Lip Lacquer - The Lovers

PIN IT Smith & Cult Shining Lip Lacquer – The Lovers

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The packaging is very pretty and understated, matching the nail lacquer line really well; it has that luxury vibe without having to shout it, which is the sort of packaging I tend to prefer.  The doe-foot applicator is just right and the handle is easy to use.  Obviously it’s a lipgloss so there’s no major staying power, but it’s a sheer colour that can be built-up, so it isn’t essential to reapply with the aid of a mirror if you’re familiar with applying in this fashion.

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The Smith & Cult Shining Lip Lacquers are really lovely, with great shades (as I said, mostly pinks, so I’m happy!) in comfortable formulas and pretty packaging – what’s not to love? These can be found at Net-a-Porter (those polish shades!) and Cult Beauty, where there’s a bit of a price difference, with the former listed as £23 and the latter as £20.  Not sure what that’s about!

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