Deborah Lippmann GIRLS Collection Swatches & Review

Deborah Lippmann Girls Collection

Deborah Lippmann and HBO have partnered together for a limited edition collection based on the HBO series GIRLS.

Each one of these shades is inspired by one of the four girls on the show, and I have to say, the colors match the characters pretty perfectly! I caught up on season 1 a couple months ago and am now watching season 2. Great show!

Here is some background on the characters in case you don’t watch:

  • Marnie – She’s the more responsible and serious of the four. She worked in an art gallery so a soft, conservative shade fits well.
  • Shoshanna – She’s a fast-talking, kooky character. Innocent and a bit of a late bloomer so a shimmery purple suits her.
  • Hannah – The star of the show (written by and played by Lena Dunham) is a struggling writer who can be moody and quirky, but very loyal (ish). The non-so-common green suits her really well.
  • Jessa – She is a bohemian Brit. Very free, very spiritual in a strange way. This burgundy red creme is a great one for Jessa.

Deborah Lippmann Girls Collection 2

Deborah Lippmann Marnie

Marnie is a soft ballet pink. It is a wee bit streaky even with three thin coats. Still a nice “responsible” shade.

Deborah Lippmann Shoshanna

Shoshanna is a medium violet with slight shimmer. Really nice shade I like the subtle shimmer. Great formula, very smooth and just two coats.

Deborah Lippmann Hannah

Hannah is a medium/deep muted hunter green. It has a dusty quality to it, which I love. Very unique and cool. It was just two coats.

Deborah Lippmann Jessa

Jessa is a deep burgundy red creme. I had some problems getting this one completely even with the coverage. Take your time in-between coats or you’ll wind up with cuticle drag. This was three coats.

Deborah Lippmann GIRLS Collection Collage

Overall: I think these shades really do match these characters very well, so right on Deborah! The most unique one was definitely Hannah but I really liked Shoshanna as well.

Availability: February 1st at, Neiman Marcus and Deborah Lippmann.

Pricing: $45 for the set (only comes as a set, sorry!)

What do you think about GIRLS? Do you also watch the show?


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  • February 5, 2013

    like Jessa

  • February 5, 2013

    Pass. Needs more Elijah!

    Shoshanna is super pretty, though.

  • February 5, 2013

    Jessa and Shoshanna are my favorites!

  • February 5, 2013

    this one is not not for me, don’t feel to buy a set of 4 just for one interesting shade.

  • February 5, 2013

    Jessa is my favorite (burgundy is my favorite color), but I think I’m loving Shoshanna too, I like that shimmer. I don’t know why, but purple is my least favorite polish color, but I do like violets though.

  • February 5, 2013

    These match the characters perfectly! I can never get enough green polishes like Hannah, but I really like Jessa too! It’s unfortunate that the formula is a problem.

  • February 5, 2013

    Hannah is a cute color, but none of them are that original. And I have a love/hate relationship with this show (but that’s another story haha).

  • February 5, 2013

    I really like Jessa, but wouldn’t buy the set.

  • February 5, 2013

    Love Shoshanna’s color but I feel like Marnie’s and Shoshanna’s colors should be swapped.

  • February 5, 2013

    Love the show and think the colors fit each of the characters they represent. I’ll be passing on the set though. There isn’t enough uniqueness in this set to make it worthwhile for me. Too bad they won’t be sold indivdually; I might have picked up Hannah.

  • February 5, 2013

    LOVE these!

  • February 5, 2013

    Are these full-size, or minis?

    • February 5, 2013

      Full sized.

  • February 5, 2013

    I have yet to watch the show, but have heard good things. Hannah is my favorite of the polishes, but as a set can’t say I’m wowed.

    • February 5, 2013

      agreed, Hannah is my favourite but I don’t like the other 3 enough to justify buying this set

  • February 5, 2013

    None of these stand out to me. I do like the show however :)

  • February 5, 2013

    I do like these better than the True Blood collection, and it is nice to see them do four non-glitter shades and price is a great deal for the brand…but none of the colors (even Hannah) are really THAT unique to warrant buying the set.