“SHE SAID YEAH.” “Darjeeling Darling.” “Gay Ponies Dancing in the Snow.” Not your average monikers for nail polish shades, but Smith + Cult isn’t your average cosmetics brand. Created by beauty junkie and industry vet Dineh Mohajer—the same girl boss behind Hard Candy cosmetics and all its pastel polish and glitter glory—each shade in Smith + Cult’s lineup of nail lacquers, plus lip stains, eye shadows, liners, and mascara, are inspired by experiences depicted in Mohajer’s diary. Talk about a colorful existence.
“We love Smith + Cult,” says Katie Hammond, owner of C Two by Cake, a makeup and skincare boutique that recently relocated to new, bigger digs on Park City’s Main Street next to its sister clothing boutique, Cake. “The nail lacquers are all 8-free, which means they’re formulated without the top eight chemicals that are typically found in polishes. They have good staying power, and the colors are gorgeous.”
Hammond says modern nudes and pale pinks are classics for brides; she recommends Smith + Cult’s “Ghost Edit” or “Regret the Moon,” both bestsellers. For something slightly edgier, she suggests “Feathers & Flesh,” a pinky nude with a metallic finish. We also love bone, gray, and taupe shades for on-trend manicures.