Wednesday, September 9, 2009

About Lippmann Collection's New Glitter/Sequin Polishes

I found an interesting blog post from Deborah Lippmann herself, explaining her new hexagonal sequin polishes:

URGENT INFO ON SOME NEW LIPPMANN COLORS

I was very interested in this since I have reviewed the colors in question on my blog, including Funky Chunky and Marquee Moon, and they are some of the most unique polishes ever. Since they are so unique, I assumed that the application was to be unique. I was wrong.

For Funky Chunky, which is the black that comes in the Anniversary Set, Deborah explains that it is supposed to be sheer, with the black sequins showing through. I stated that I thought texture was the key to this one, because as you can see in my swatch, I did one coat (albeit a thick one) and it is not sheer. Even if I did a thin sheer coat, I like the way I applied it better. I am not into sheers, but I am into the look I achieved with my opaque thick coat. Also, if it is meant to be sheer, than the formula should have been just like Ruby Red Slippers. That polish has a nice thin, smooth, sheer black base and allows to be applied nicely no matter how many coats you wish to put on: 1, 2, 3... you can build the coats to achieve the right color for you. It works and looks beautiful. So why aren't the formulas the same?

For Marquee Moon, (which I adore) I said that my only gripe was that the sequins are random, so you have to try to get them on your nails. Deborah says, "dont TRY to make the 'sequins'' come out and look the same on each nail". I agree with the look of having every nail different. That is one of the many reasons I gave as to why I liked it. I do think that it takes effort to get the sequins just on the nail at all though. I want them different, but I don't want any sequin-less.

I thought this would be interesting to pass along since these colors are hot right now, and have brought up much conversation and questions. They need a bit of explaining and now we have the answers straight from the creator.

9 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing this with us!

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  2. I read that yesterday, and I like the idea of having the sequince different in each nail but sheer uneven base sounds soooo unattractive to me! I was wondering if layering these over black/silver would give a better look? Could you maybe give it a try I would love to hear what you think!

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  3. gildedangel - You are welcome!

    kittyluvscolor - I will totally try layering and see how they look and post it! It may help peoples' decisions about these colors. I'm all over it Kitty!

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  4. yeah i saw her blog on that yesterday as well. i'm not gonna lie i think that the sheer look with one or two sequins is weak and weird and i personally wouldn't wear polish like that. i guess if deb wanted her polish to be worn like that, whatev haha. i find it kind of funny that she felt the need to have to release that kind of "statement" about it. the only one out of these 3 i would buy (i haven't yet) is ruby slippers and i plan on layering it to full opacity! <3 good post :)

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  5. I find it priceless that she marked her blog post "Urgent". There's really nothing urgent about polish.

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  6. I agree with "flinty", unless there is something in the formula that can kill, maim or injure. When I read Lippmann's blog I felt it's tone was somewhat patronizing and accusatory. It's clear there are certain problems with a couple of polish formulas and blaming your customers is not the way to gain new ones.

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  7. Flinty, I thought the same thing.

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  8. Ditto, flinty + otrivialalivia. I do love my nail polish, but urgent application missives? Come now. We can wear our polish however we like. Silly Deb.

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  9. Maybe poor Deb just got to many complaints about what crap Funky Chunky is. Too damn bad. If it has to be explained by an urgent message what does thay tell you. It sucks! I don't expect the sequins to be exactly the same on each nail. Wouldn't and isn't that impossible!? The base isn't sheer black. You just get black lumpy looking nails. Not a nice look unless you like lumpy nails. Personally when I want black polish I will wear an opaque black. I don't want lumps on my nails. I bought the set for Superstar because I missed it on it's launch. I would never have bought this set with that FC crap. Marquee Moon is alright. Nothing that I was so excited about. URGENT: Deborah Lippmann Funky Chunky Sucks.

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