I am a huge liar. I tweeted out that I didn’t really want to buy the new Deborah Lippmann fall colors because they were chunky glitter and I wasn’t that into glitter. And yet, here we are.

To be fair, these were sent to me for review, I didn’t actually purchase them. However now that I know how awesome they are, I WOULD purchase them!

What made me shy away from these were the last chunky glitters I had reviewed from her. I had a lot of trouble getting them to look decent, and felt it was more time consuming to place the chunks “just so” than I wanted to deal with. But these are much better.

Bad Romance

Bad Romance is a black base with purple micro and hexagonal glitter in it. The black base is on the sheer side, but really is almost perfect with two coats. I should have used three, but I was in a serious hurry to beat the lowering sun, so I kinda slapped it on quickly. I love this color and the chunks didn’t give me any problems. I let the first coat dry for about 2 minutes before I went for the second one and that way, the larger chunks stayed where they were supposed to. This was two coats.

Bad Romance Zoom (and blurry)

Across The Universe

Across The Universe is a deep blue base with light blue micro-glitter and green and blue hexagonal glitter. I found this one to be a little “chunkier” than Bad Romance but still so much easier than previous chunk glitters by her. I love the color of this and especially love the green glitter. This one wasn’t as opaque as Bad Romance so it probably needs three coats. I used the same method here, waiting in-between coats before applying another one. The one thing I did notice about these is that if you initially don’t get the chunky glitter in a good place on the nail it can look a little odd. This was three coats.

Across The Universe Zoom

See how here almost all the chunks are lined up in the middle? Kinda weird, but it’s easy to move it around with a toothpick if you want. Though that is a bit of a PITA.

I am very glad I gave these a shot because I think the colors are really pretty and the formula is MUCH improved over last year.

These will be available on their website starting in August and are $18.00 each.

What do you think about these?


Written by Kelly
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