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By on January 11, 2007
in Berry, Brown, Deborah Lippmann, Fuchsia, Gold, Vampy

At DramaQueenie’s request I swatched some of my other Lippmann polishes. Of the four, Nefertiti is the only color that I consider truly unique. That being said, they all have a great depth of color and offer 2 coat coverage. The application is flawless. It flows from the brush so well that I hardly need to think about what I’m doing.

Black Coffee is just a bit lighter than my bottle of Misa Chocolate Icing and a bit more bronze. Chocolate Icing is supposed to be a dupe for Lippmann Brown Eyed Girl. I would say they’re different enough to own both Brown Eyed Girl and Black Coffee but I would probably say that to justify the purchase regardless.

Nefertiti is an understated gold. It’s more matte with micro sparkles that only come out in the light. It’s a way of doing gold without doing GOLD. For comparison sake, I would say that OPI I Get A Kick Out of Gold is more champagne.

Love For Sale is my least favorite of the group. It’s pretty but not something I would recommend. There are so many interesting shades from Lippmann that if you need a purpley wine shade, save your money and get a less expensive brand. Possibly something like OPI Don’t Wine… Yukon Do It! or China Glaze Drama Queen.

Makin’ Whoopee is a color I received as a bonus in mini size. I wasn’t expecting it which makes it all the more fun. It’s not a color I would have picked but I’m glad I have it. It leaves a very glassy finish, even without a topcoat and has an amazing glow about it. I’ve been racking my brain and can’t come up with a comparison for it. Feel free to make suggestions for twins to this and any of the colors.

Finally, a bottle pic. If only I had 6 fingers to swatch them all on one hand.

You can purchase Lippmann products directly from their website, at fine department stores (e.g. Nordstrom & Neiman Marcus), Bath & Body Works Flagship stores and online from the B&BW website.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Where can I buy this laque?

  2. CincyFan says:

    I updated the post for you with purchase information. I hope that helps.

  3. Jennifer says:

    First of all, I just discovered you blog while looking online for some discontinued OPI polishes (why, oh why did OPI discontinue La Boheme??!! It is the BEST polish color EVER!!). Anyway, I LOVE your blog! I’ve been a nail tech for 16 years and obsessed with nails and polish for more years than I can remember.

    I would say that Makin’ Whoopee looks like OPI’s Pompeii Purple…kind of hard to tell from the photo. Keep up the good work!