Minimal luxe makeup – a Smith & Cult review

I appreciate good packaging in beauty products, so from the moment I laid eyes on the Smith & Cult lip lacquer, I was in love. Thanks to an awesome Black Friday beauty sale at Saks, I was able to add more Smith & Cult goodies to my makeup collection. In this post Smith & Cult Lip Lacquers swatches and review ⇢ Smith & Cult Lip Stain (Sweet Suite) swatches and review ⇢ Smith & Cult Nail Lacquer (Lovers Creep) swatches and review ⇢ Overall thoughts on the brand and its makeup ⇢ Smith & Cult Lip Lacquers I first discovered Smith & Cult in my September Popsugar …

Author: Jenny Wu
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  1. Grace says:

    Thank you honey ❣️

  2. Jennifer says:

    These photos are so beautiful Jenny! I love how bright and saturated the colours are. I’ve only tried a nail polish or two from the brand but their lip stain looks like something I’d really enjoy. Thanks for sharing lovely!


    • Jenny says:

      Thank you so much Jennifer! It helps when the products themselves are beautiful and colorful – makes taking photos much easier ?? The lip stain is my favorite as well, just wish they had more colors!

  3. Hmm, I am not a fan of sheer lip products so I will definitely skip the lip stains and lacquers but I have read fantastic reviews on the nail polish so I might pick up a couple when I see another sale.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  4. Elisa says:

    i’ve never heard of this brand before so thank you for writing a blog post about it! i totally dig the packaging. it’s so pretty and shiny *o*

    Queen Is Dead and The Warning are really pretty. they provide just the right amount of pigment imo :D
    since i have quite pigmented lips, i think Now Kith and Lovers will just look like clear gloss on my lips xD

    i was actually hoping for a color swatch on the arms though just to see how the colors look like from the tube. that’d be a good comparison to how the colors show up on the lips. just an opinion :P

    • Jenny says:

      Woohoo, so glad you liked the post! :D I have pigmented lips as well, so darker colors definitely have better payoff. Now Kith did give my lips a more nude color, and while it’s not a color I’d usually wear, it’s great for a smokey eye look!

      Omg, I totally took color swatches on my arm and forgot to attach the pic, sorry! It’s up on the post now if you want to take a look!

  5. Oehh I like the color The Warning, it has such a pretty soft pink effect on your lips! But too bad i’m not a gloss lover (: i can’t stand the feeling of shiney gloss on my lips hehe. The nailpolish was something I had my eyes on for a long time, but now you tell me that without a topcoat it doesnt stay long i changed my mind! But still, the packaging of all of these items are so pretty!

    xx, An |

    • Jenny says:

      Thanks for stopping by An! Lip glosses are definitely a hit or miss for me as well, since I can’t stand the stickiness some of them have! Luckily this isn’t sticky at all, though it definitely has that shiny gloss feel :P

      Eek, I guess I didn’t find the nail polish chipping a big deal because this happens with all my nail polishes regardless of brand D: I’m starting to wonder if it’s my base coat, which actually makes the polish very easy to peel off! I think I need to go back and retest this, but I’ll say that its staying power is comparable to Essie, OPI, and Debra Lippmann, hope that makes things more clear!

  6. Interesting brand! I love that it’s comparable to the quality of higher-end brands – I haven’t been the biggest fan of YSL’s Glossy stains so this is a nice alternative! Are you planning to shop for more items from the brand?

    • Jenny says:

      Hi Stephanie, thanks for the comment! I didn’t like the YSL glossy stains either, it had this weird texture and accentuated the lines on my lips D: I’m thinking of trying their eyeshadow palettes next, the packaging has the cool uneven edges as well! If they release new lip stain colors, I might pick up more of those as well :)