Cult Nails has a new fall collection out called Hypnotic and it contains four new colors.
What I am digging about Maria’s collections is she always includes one “basic” color then the rest are different ones that might not be so common. It’s important for any nail polish company to have the standards I think, but keeping it to just one per collection makes things more interesting!
In A Trance
In A Trance is a medium olive green with muted gold shimmer. The shimmer also looks slightly green and pink but the gold is what is most prominent. Maria says she wanted to be reminiscent of an old skeleton key and I love that description! The minute I saw it in the bottle I knew I was going to love it and I really do.
The formula is totally fabulous. Smooth, creamy, flows well, opaque. Just amazing and only needs two coats. LOVE.
Awakening is the “basic” in this collection. It’s a creamy almost jelly-textured murky teal blue. It’s super duper shiny!
The formula with this one is a little tricky. It’s sheer and fairly thin. You want to build up the coats slowly or you will wind up with some pooling and cuticle drag. This is three coats here.
Enigmatic is a warm eggplant purple with pink, blue and purple shimmer. I like this one because it’s NOT a royal purple which we have seen so many of in recent years. The deep eggplant color is really nice and this one has a great glow about it.
The formula was really great with this one also. I only needed two coats.
Hypnotize Me is a pale green jelly with loads of blue and green micro glitter. By itself it’s a little “meh” not much to look at. The key to using this baby is to layer it.
Awakening with Hypnotize Me
Now we’re talking! It looks amazing over Awakening. You can see massive glitter and shine and I just love these two together.
The formula is very thick though and if you use more than one coat you definitely need to let it dry awhile before putting on the second coat.
I think this is a really cute collection with some great colors. I like that these collections are smaller. I think Maria really thinks a lot about her color choices before she decides on them and it really shows. My favorite is quite obviously In A Trance and I think that will probably also be a favorite of many people. I also love the way Hypnotize Me and Awakening look together, HUGE fan of that combo!
Availability: Cult Nails website
Pricing: There is a pre-sale going on right now so you can buy the whole set for $30.00. After that they will be $10.00 each.
What do you think about the Hypnotic collection?