Smith & Cult Makeup Review

27 Jun 2017

*Features press samples

Over the past couple of years, Smith & Cult have become a bit of a cult brand when it comes to nail lacquers. They've been featured by all the best beauty bloggers and hailed as some of the best out there in the beauty world - and I have to agree, I adore my Smith & Cult polishes, but it's their makeup I love more. Didn't know Smith & Cult do makeup too? It's a pretty new range, but don't worry, because I'm going to give you the lowdown on eyes and lips today and these are definitely products worth adding to your beauty wishlist!

Smither & Cult Book of Eyes Noonsuite Review

Smith & Cult Makeup Review
Smither & Cult Book of Eyes Noonsuite Review
Smither & Cult Book of Eyes Noonsuite Review

I've been trialling three products from the makeup range over the past couple of months and I have to admit, at first I didn't expect a lot. When a brand becomes famous for one specific type of product, like the nail lacquers in Smith & Cult's case, you wonder whether they'll be able to master other product types - but Smith & Cult have really hit the nail on the head for me with their makeup range and I am thoroughly impressed! There is only one little thing I dislike so we'll get that out of the way first, the packaging! I do love that it ties in perfectly with the tops for their nail lacquers, but packaging like this just gets so dirty so quickly and you're forever having to clean it! OK, one and only negative down, let's get to the good bits.

Smith & Cult Book of Eyes Noonsuite Eyeshadow Quad, £24
There are four colourways in the Book of Eyes range, all look absolutely stunning and I love that each one would work well in different seasons; I love the look of Soft Shock for an autumnal look! I've been using Noonsuite and I can't tell you how much I simply adore the shade selection in this quad, with a really bronzy feel to it. The shades work really well together and you can use them individually, a couple teamed together or even all four. It's very easy to create both daytime and night time looks with this quad, which is one of the aims Smith & Cult had when creating the range; making it easy to transition from day to night with easy to use shadows.

As you can imagine for a high-end brand, the quality is pretty darn high with these shadows. The powders are incredibly fine, super soft and the easiest to blend shadows I have used in a long time - and I have some amazing shadows in my beauty stash! They just translate so well onto the lid and I've never experienced fallout. Three of the shades have a fine shimmer finish, whilst the darkest shade in the quad is matte, which is great for using in the crease. I do prefer to wear eyeshadow primers when it comes to eyeshadows, so I can't give you an idea of how well they last without one, but using my trusty Urban Decay Primer Potion gives me a look that stays in place from morning to night.

Smith & Cult Lash Dance Mascara, £24
Mascara is a really personal thing I think and I for one have been on the hunt for the perfect mascara for as long as I can remember! Although Lash Dance doesn't quite cut it as the best mascara I've ever used, but it gets the job done well. It has a unique silicone applicator which has been designed to catch every hair, amplifying lash volume, adding fullness whilst making lashes flutter. I really like the applicator for this one, as I find it easy to get right to the root of my lashes for a full lash effect. There's only one mascara in the range and so only one shade, black. I do personally like brown mascaras, but I use black on an almost daily basis, so I'm happy to just have the one shade available.

Smith & Cult The Tainted Lip Stain in Mad Heat, £24
I love a liquid lacquer and so I was really excited to try out Mad Heat from The Tainted Lip Stain range. There are just two shades in the range right now, Mad Heat which is a deep blue-toned crimson, and Kissing Tiny Flowers, which looks like the perfect every day rose nude. The consistency is super creamy and with the doe-foot applicator, I find it very easy to apply. The colour payoff is fab so I can wear it alone, but I prefer wearing it teamed with a red or berry lip liner. I can see this becoming one of my most-worn lip shades come autumn/winter. The formula is really quick drying, probably one of the quickest drying liquid lacquers I've come across yet, drying to a lovely soft matte finish.

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