Deborah Lippmann Footloose Collection on HSN Swatches, Photos & Review

When the original Footloose movie came out, I was 11 years old. I saw it in theaters and LOVED IT. It’s one of those iconic movies for me that I still totally adore to this day, and always have to watch when I pass by it on TV. Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, Chris Penn, John Lithgow, Sarah Jessica Parker and Dianne Wiest were irreplaceable in their parts. And still are as far as I’m concerned.

But there’s this pesky remake that just came out and I am not a fan. I am not a fan of 99.9% of any movie remakes from my childhood. However, I AM a huge fan of the Deborah Lippmann Footloose Collection on HSN!

This collection is sold in two sets, each with two colors, and exclusively on HSN.

Deborah Lippmann Almost Paradise
Almost Paradise

Almost Paradise is a gorgeous pistachio green creme. It’s not lime, it’s not mint, it’s perfectly pistachio and utterly amazing. I had every expectation that this would be chalky and streaky when I first saw it but the opposite was true. It’s not at all chalky and while you see some slight streaks when applying, they even out quickly and disappear. It’s very opaque as well, I only used two coats. This is my favorite one for sure!

The color inspiration for this was the Volkswagen Beetle color, which is in both the original and remake.

Deborah Lippmann Let s Hear It For The Boy
Let’s Hear It For The Boy

Let’s Hear It For The Boy is a baby blue pastel creme. This is another one I expected to be streaky and chalky but turned out to be creamy and gorgeous. Love this color blue! I only needed two coats for this.

This color was inspired by the acid wash jeans from the 80’s era.

Deborah Lippmann Footloose

Footloose is a bright classic red sheer creme. It is classified as a “sheer creme” according to Lippmann, so I didn’t expect it to be super opaque. It’s amazingly easy and nice to apply, and very shiny. It was nearly opaque after just two coats, so it’s not really that sheer.

This color was inspired by Ariel’s iconic red cowboy boots in the remake.

Deborah Lippmann Dancing In The Sheets
Dancing In The Sheets

Dancing In The Sheets is a deep shimmery purple with loads of blue shimmer. It’s a blurple. It’s a really nice dark shimmery shade, but I feel I have a couple similar to this. The formula was amazing again though, very easy to apply, creamy and opaque in two coats.

This color was inspired by the prom celebration after the dancing ban was lifted.


Great collection! I am really impressed with Almost Paradise and Let’s Hear It For The Boy, but all the colors are great in their own right.

Availability: HSN and

Pricing: $32.00 per set (the sets are sold as Almost Paradise & Footloose and Let’s Hear It For The Boy & Dancing In The Sheets)

What do you think about these colors? What are your thoughts about the remake of this movie?



  • October 18, 2011

    I agree with you: I don’t like remakes. Love those polishes though, especially Almost Paradise.

  • October 18, 2011

    almost paradise is what cg electric pineapple should have been :)
    I can see the vw shade in it, this is pure perfection!

  • October 18, 2011

    I love Dancing in the Sheets. But somehow it reminds me to Orly Royal Velvet – frankly speaking one of my favourite blurple tones. :o)
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  • October 18, 2011

    Almost paradise is my kind of color!

  • October 18, 2011

    I don’t like movie remakes but those polishes look super pretty! The colors are so fun and fresh looking! 😀
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  • October 18, 2011

    I LOVE that green….wish I could by it by itself. Last thing I need is another red and the green isn’t worth $32 to me :(

  • October 18, 2011

    I thought I would gravitate towards the darker colors from what I’ve seen from the press release but I find those pastels are just too pretty! Especially when the formula is amazing. I also appreciate how you included the inspiration behind the colors; gives you some insight as to why they picked to do these ones specifically.

    No remakes for me as well. The Karate Kid remake was
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  • October 18, 2011

    I saw the press photos of these and thought ‘meh,’ but your swatches make me want them allllll! :)

  • October 18, 2011

    Yay! I’ve been boping swatches of these would pop up. I wish the two pastels came as a set or could be purchased individually. Loving that green one!

  • October 18, 2011

    The pastel shades are very pretty on you, especially the blue – really fresh-looking.
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  • October 18, 2011

    In general I like the colours, but I always expect Deborah Lippmann to wow me, to go over the top. So this just isn’t that great for me. Plus I can probably find close enough dupes in my stash.
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  • October 18, 2011

    The only color I want is Almost Paradise. I wish they were not sold in sets!

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  • October 18, 2011

    Dancing in the Sheets is the only one that jumps out at me.
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  • October 18, 2011

    Love love love these! It is killing me not to get them… LOL

  • October 18, 2011

    How did you not love the remake?! I thought it was great, if not better than the original. It was basically copied, just made more modern.
    The colors are gorgeous!

    • October 18, 2011

      Hi Ashlyn,

      I haven’t seen it and don’t ever plan to. I am TOTALLY opposed to them remaking all my fav movies from my childhood. Just not the same :)

  • October 18, 2011

    I don’t really find the colors that interesting. Maybe it’s because of the prices.
    There is a brand here in the Netherlands, Catrice € 2,49, and they have nice dupes for these :) I wanted to share them if that’s okay 😛

    Deborah Lippmann: Almost Paradise – Catrice: Easy Peasy, Lemon Squeezy
    Deborah Lippmann: Let’s Hear It For The Boy – Catrice: Am I Blue Or Green? (Less pretty though :P)
    Deborah Lippmann: Footloose – Catrice: Bloody Mary To Go (Less orange)
    Deborah Lippmann: Dancing In The Sheets – Catrice: Blues Brother Vol. II (Less dark)

  • October 18, 2011

    I totally forgot to answer the other question!

    I’m not a big fan of remakes either. It’s just not original anymore. But maybe it also depends what actors are in the remake of course 😛

  • October 18, 2011

    Love those pastels. I saw Footloose when it first came out. I’ll be darned if I can remember it. I remember the music & some of the dancing. That’s it.

  • October 18, 2011
    Michelle L.

    I really want those 1st 2! But $32?! 😮 sticker shock! Wish I could get my hands on the Catrice dupes but those would probably end up costing me $16 each to get them here to me in the U.S.

    • October 18, 2011
      Michelle L.

      oh shoot, I missed that part of your post that it’s the red & green as a set and then the 2 blues as a set. So even if I could manage to find $32 for a set I’d have to pick between “Almost Paradise” & “Let’s Hear It for the boy” :( bummer

  • October 18, 2011

    Agree – don’t like remakes – esp since I am lots older than most of you – and recall well the original. when it came out and how I listened to that tape of the music non stop for almost 6 months and have seen the movie maybe 7 times. I am a big DL fan – hard to find creams that are any better than she makes. in the bottle I often think meah – then I get them on and really like many of them. Glad to know this is not a sheer red – I would not have bought it just based on the DL description because I don’t want/need a sheer red! I can leave the baby blue since that shade looks horrible on me – ruddy hands and feet really come out. But the red and the green are great. Agree with you also on how I have many that are like the darker one in this collection. Thanks for the swatches!

  • October 18, 2011

    I just got my bottles of “Let’s Hear it for the Boy” and “Dancing in the Sheets”. I knew the last one was not a true purple, just from the photos but it is a really cool color anyway. I am sooooo happy to get these and love your swatches! I plan on layering Glitter in the Air over Boy and maybe trying Stairway to Heaven (when I get it) over Sheets.

    I didn’t get the other two–the colors were just ok IMO but they look great on you!
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    • October 18, 2011

      Oh and I’m not usually a fan of remakes either. The only thing I can think of that worked was Buffy the TV show–much better than the movie! But I do have to say the previews of Footloose make me want to see it. Dirty Dancing though? NO WAY.
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  • October 25, 2011

    Do you know of any dupes for Dancing In the Sheets?

  • November 11, 2011

    i’m looking for the perfect red. i’ve been eyeing Lippmann’s It’s Raining Men, Chanel Dragon and now this red comes along. what’s your favorite red-red? 😉