As a color enthusiast, I try to feel out a brand for it's particular style. With Smith & Cult, I've noticed that they really get color nuances. Their spin on shades tend to be shocking, maybe a little garish, but pleasantly so. In a sea of polish, it's refreshing to see the unique!
Today I have two new shades, 'The Graduate' and 'Porn-a-thon' from Smith & Cult Spring 2015 to share with you. (I keep looking around as I'm typing this post, hoping that no-one's reading my bold-type... I swear this is about nail polish!) I still haven't gotten over the artfully 'dented' caps. The 0.5fl.oz. product is plus too, in addition to the smooth 5-free formula.
Smith & Cult Nailed lacquer in 'The Graduate' is a taupe crème. This neutral strikes me as straightlaced with a little edge. The undertone runs quite warm (as I'll show in the swatches below). It does accentuate the pink tones in my skin because of this; I think this shade would work well for those with a warm / yellow-based skintone. The formula, as usual, is smooth and relatively quick drying. Each shade comes with a little ditty, which I've included below:
Mrs. Robinson's precise yet unfussy, sexy chignons
made me romanticize the notion of how much better
life would have been back then - if only.
Smith & Cult Nailed Lacquer in 'Porn-a-thon' is a pastel peach crème. To me, it's a little reminiscent of a spray-tanned Barbie. (I find myself oddly drawn to it, despite not being a peach person on a usual basis). The color does seem to be yellow based, as opposed to more common pinky peaches. On a more technical note, the formula is fabulous as typical of Smith & Cult. Pastel peaches generally suffer from formula issues, but this doesn't seem to be the case here.
Very concerned about my photographic recollection
of Teddy's new girlfriend's incessant posting of tragic
selfies- MUST STOP LOOKING.
I've included swatch comparisons of both Smith & Cult The Graduate and Porn-a-Thon below. I think you can appreciate the warm yellow base of 'The Graduate' relative to the relatively neutral OPI Did You 'Ear About Van Gogh? (reviewed here) and the cooler Smith & Cult Doe My Dear (reviewed here). (I absolutely adore 'Doe My Dear' on my cooler skintone). You can also discern from my swatches that Smith & Cult Porn-a-Thon is a pretty yellow-based peach, when compared to other peaches in my collection. Both Butter London Keen (reviewed here) and Essie Van D'Go are clearly more pink.
Both Smith & Cult 'The Graduate' and 'Porn-a-thon' are two fun, off-kilter shades that are provide a unique spin to Spring 2015. As I've mentioned above, both shades do have a bit of a yellow base and would probably work best with warm skintones. (That said, I'm still going to have fun wearing them this season, despite having cooler tones). I've really enjoyed the Smith & Cult experience so far, both with color and formula! For more shades (and their accompanying poems, be sure to check out SmithandCult.com).
Thanks for reading! Have you tried Smith & Cult? What shades would you try?
P.S. Smith & Cult nailed lacquers can be purchased at smithandcult.com, C.O. Bigelow, and Net-a-Porter.
Disclosure: This post contains product(s) sent to Cute and Mundane for consideration. The ideas and opinions in this post are genuine and my own. As usual, no ads or affiliate links!