Deborah Lippmann’s Jewel Heist Collection is the reason I’ve been been waiting for August 1 to arrive.
I’ve been bursting with the desire to show you Deborah’s awesome fall colors and now I finally can.
When I first unpacked these bottles, they took my breath away.
Seriously. Look at them.
Deborah calls these glitter shades “mega holographic.”
I love that the colors match – two golds, two greens, two blurples. They’re great for mixing and matching. I had so much fun playing with them.
Let’s start with Laughin’ To The Bank.
Deborah Lippmann describes this as “emerald green glow.”
That’s exactly what it is.
It’s a true green – not the blackened blue green of the Lippmann classic Don’t Tell Mama.
I used two coats for most of these pictures but this next one shows how three coats would look.
This is Shake Your Money Maker.
Deborah describes it as “resplendent radiant emerald glitter.”
Shake Your Money Maker is a mix of really tiny blue-green hexagonal glitter and small gold hexagonal glitter set in a slightly blackened jelly base. The gold glitter flashes green, orange and blue depending on how the light hits it.
Naturally, I wanted to see Shake Your Money Maker with Laughin’ To The Bank.
This is one coat of Shake Your Money Maker.
Application was easy – the glitter glides on nicely, no need to fish them out and dab them on.
I like how the gold glitter pops against Laughin’ To The Bank but the teal pieces do not stand out as much against the green base.
So I wanted to try it against black.
This is how it looks with a top coat.
I love that sparkle.
Like you, I also wanted to see if I can wear Shake Your Money Maker on its own, if it could become opaque without using another polish as base.
The answer is yes. This is how it looked after four coats.
This is Rolling In The Deep.
Let’s stop for a moment because I need to say how much I love the name of this polish. Yes, I am a huge Adele fan, it’s my dream to watch her live and I have a feeling that when I do, I will be crying the entire time.
Deborah describes this as “mysterious midnight blue.”
I like that it has shimmery silvery flecks, making this already pretty color even more beautiful.
Lovely formula – a jelly-creme hybrid.
Two coats seemed enough but three might be better for more intense color.
Brace yourself for Va Va Voom.
When I first saw this, I said, “Whoa.” Deborah describes this as “scintillating sparkling sapphire glitter.”
Va Va Voom is a mix of blurple hexagonal glitter in two sizes – small and smaller – and larger silver hexagonal holo glitter. They all flash different shades of purple and blue – and red and green and yellow and orange – as they move.
It’s a great match for Rolling In The Deep.
This deep blue is the perfect base for Va Va Voom.
I love how it brings out the purple holo awesomeness of the glitter.
And I love it even more with a top coat.
I love how it brings out the sparkle.
You’ll have to excuse the abundance of photos, I just really love this combination.
I love it on its own too.
The glitter pieces really do look like jewels on my nails.
Va va voom indeed.
This is Fake It Til You Make It.
Deborah describes this as “glimmering gilded gold shimmer.”
I know it’s described as a shimmer polish but it’s way more glittery than that. The micro-glitter finish reminds me of our beloved Lippmann Mermaids shades.
This polish is super packed with really fine gold glitter and has a sprinkling of green and red sparkle.
I know this was released for autumn but the green and red make it a great holiday nail color too.
The formula was great.
Application super easy.
I used two coats.
This is Glitter And Be Gay.
Deborah describes this as “candescent canary yellow glitter.” I call it pure craziness.
Of the six colors in the collection, this is the most difficult to describe. It’s a complex mix of holo glitter in two sizes set in a slightly yellow jelly base. I see gold, silver, rose gold, purple – and I see so many other colors produced by the holo glitter.
I paired it with Fake It Til You Make It for a crazy gold mani.
And it is crazy.
Look at that.
I don’t always love gold manicures but this one just rocks.
I couldn’t stop staring.
I love how the glitter flashes purple and green and blue and orange when I move.
I wanted to see Glitter And Be Gay over black.
It’s a great mix too.
I love how the glitter looks like bokeh against the black polish.
I will keep saying it: CRAZY.
I love it.
And yes, you can wear Glitter And Be Gay on its own too.
It will look like you dipped your nails in jewels.
With these nails, you can skip the rings and the bracelets.
I can see myself wearing this with an all-black outfit.
I just wonder how I’ll be able to stop looking at my hands.
It will be a challenge.
Deborah Lippmann products are available at www.deborahlippmann.com, Barneys New York, Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom.
If you’re in the Philippines, Deborah Lippmann’s Jewel Heist Collection will be available at Rustan’s The Beauty Source in September.