Nail painting is one beauty ritual I really don’t enjoy, mostly because I’ve just never gotten good at it. I don’t have the patience for streaky or uneven formulas – I’d rather just skip nail polish or go with a sheer nude. I ordered Let’s Get Dirty ($12) on a whim, after seeing it on Temptalia. It’s my first Cult Nails polish and, after trying this formula, I think I may have found the answer to all my nail polish frustrations.
Let’s Get Dirty is a taupe-y grey with light purple tones. There’s a bit of a murkiness to it. Cult Nails describes it as having a “wax-finish,” which I hadn’t heard of before. The base color is matte, though not starkly so. I would compare the base formula to Inglot’s semi-matte finish. It also contains tons of tiny barely visible shimmer. In most lights, I can’t see it, but it’s very apparent in sunlight.
I ended up adding a top coat to give it a shiny finish, which I think I prefer with this particular shade.
Formula-wise, Let’s Get Dirty is outstanding. It’s one of the easiest polishes to work with that I’ve tried. I applied Let’s Get Dirty six days ago. There’s slight space at my cuticles where my nails have grown, but only one tiny chip (which happened today). I’ve never been one to purchase high-end polishes, so I kind of can’t believe I’m saying this but, for the ease of application, Cult Nails is worth the money to me.
Cult Nails is also on Logical Harmony’s vegan nail polish list, which I trust.
The left shows Let’s Get Dirty’s wax finish and the right shows it with a shiny top coat.
Have you tried Cult Nails? Any shade recommendations?