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Deborah Lippmann Spring 2010 Swatches & Review

By on February 24, 2010
in Creme, Deborah Lippmann, Gray, Peach, Spring 2010
deborah-lippmann-waking-up-in-vegas-spring-2010 While I was backstage at the ADAM show, I had the chance to chat with Deborah Lippmann whose team was polishing the models’ nails with Fashion for the runway.  We talked about the look of the show of course (more on that later) but we also discussed what’s next for her line.

First off, while there was no official announcement, the brand name has changed to Deborah Lippmann as opposed to Lippmann Collection.  The nail polish packaging is different as well.  The white and blue paper boxes have been replaced with clear acetate so the gorgeous bottle and color are no longer hidden on display shelves.

For Spring 2010 Deb created a duo of soft pretty cremes named I’m Not Innocent (semi-sheer) and Waking Up In Vegas (opaque).  Check them out after the jump along with some exciting advance info on her upcoming Summer, Fall & Holiday colors.

Deb describes I’m Not Innocent as a peachy version of Before He Cheats.  Saying that is offers “some coverage, not complete coverage,” but that with enough coats it can be worn opaque.  I chose to go opaque which only took me three coats to achieve though, to be honest, with the bit of streaking I observed, I can’t imagine wearing it as a semi-sheer.  Then again, I can’t imagine purposely wearing sheers period but that’s just my taste.


Of the two spring shades, Waking Up In Vegas is the color that immediately drew me in.  I saw a bottle image a while back and knew it would be a winner but it’s even better in person.  As much as I love a cool-toned gray (RBL Concrete Jungle), I’ve been all over the warmer versions as of late and this one is just perfect for me.  It doesn’t get too taupe-y or yellow plus it’s uber-pigmented.  Like I barely needed two coats.  Though what’s odd is that the formula dries to a satin finish so I’m showing it with a top coat since that’s how the majority would wear it.


To give you an idea of what I mean by a warm gray that leans towards taupe, I’m showing Waking Up In Vegas next to Essie Chinchilly.  Don’t get me wrong, I dig Chinchilly but it’s not as flattering on me.  It starts to look a little green and not in a good way.


Now for some advance Lippmann scoop.  I got a sneak peek at Deb’s Summer, Fall and Holiday collections including her special set for Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale.  After summer hits, it’s a full on glittery party for the rest of the year.  Brace yourselves for a Lippmann Bling-gasm.

The blue-green sparkler below was used in the Lela Rose show last week and will be released this Fall.  The shade, Across The Universe, was perfectly described by my gal Amber from Beauty Blogging Junkie as resembling a “mermaid.”  The turquoise and green glitter are suspended in a sheer navy base.


Between The Sheets (Hot Magenta/Fuchsia creme) & Supermodel (Fire Engine Red jelly) created with model Dree Hemingway.  This jelly is said to provide more coverage than I Want Candy.  Can’t wait for that!

Nordstrom Anniversary Set – sold separately post-Anniversary Sale
The set, named All That Jazz, includes multi-sized glitter polishes in clear, black and navy bases. Lady Sings The Blues (Graphite & Silver), Razzle Dazzle (Red) and Some Enchanted Evening (Pink).

Look for a dark fuchsia version of Ruby Red Slippers called Bad Romance and Across The Universe (pictured above) which Deb says applies like Happy Birthday getting more dense with each layer.

The silver glitter, Today Is A Fairytale, really does look like New Year’s Eve in a bottle and the warm toned gals will love its gold glitter counterpart.  I didn’t catch the name but according to someone at Deb’s lab the “color is like an orgasm.”

A peek at some of the glitter-tastic shades heading our way.


The Spring 2010 colors from Deborah Lippmann are available for purchase now on and will be on sale soon at and Nordstrom.  The polishes retail for $16/ea.

What do you think of the new Lippmann colors?  Are you still loving gray?  Who’s on board for a big ball of glittery Lippmann goodness come fall?

Disclosure: A product sample was furnished to me by Deborah Lippmann.  For more information view my Disclosure Policy.

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  1. gildedangel says:

    Waking Up in Vegas is really drawing me in, it is a lovely color!

  2. Elizabeth says:

    I never got into the grays, mushrooms, taupes..I need COLOR!!! But I am glad they are making these colors as there are plenty of people who do love them. I was over them before they began. :/

  3. Maureen says:

    I am def still loving the grays! I still can’t get enough. I love the glitter shades, however removing glitter polishes are such a pain

  4. melli says:

    Love the new shades and the glitters! I tried the foil method to remove glitters a week or two ago (I can’t recall whose blog it was from, sorry). It works really well – soak one cotton ball/pad thoroughly in polish remover, place over your nail, wrap the nail in a piece of foil, and wait 5 minutes. Nearly perfect removal for most nails, with a quick clean up afterward, and no harsh scraping back and forth to get it off. Hope this is helpful!

    • All Lacquered Up says:

      Hey Melli! Thanks for posting your removal suggestion. I’ve mentioned this method in the past only I didn’t call it that. It’s the same technique nail techs use to remove soak-off gel polish. It’s how I removed my CalGel nails last year. Another tip is to use felt from a craft store. I personally don’t bother with the foil because it seems wasteful so I just hold a saturated HandsDown pad on my nail for a few minutes. As long as you give the acetone enough time to work on the polish, it will come off.

  5. emily says:

    The bad romance shade looks awesome!

  6. Cindy says:

    Waking Up in Vegas is really pretty and the Summer, Fall & Holiday are to die for!

  7. Sarah says:

    Waking Up in Vegas looks intruguing…but I’m even more excited for the sparkly goodness to come!!

  8. sara says:

    i love it. interesting about the name change!

  9. Janet says:

    I love the way her nails look in the pic of across the universe. that is a beautiful placement idea!

  10. Emily says:

    must have!!!!!!!! I’ve been searching high and low for my perfect, no shimmer, semi-sheer peach and can’t wait to try this!

  11. moeysullivan says:

    I actually kinda like I’m Not Innocent…but it’s going to be too much fun when all that glitter hits. Whee!

  12. TropicalChrome says:

    I don’t love the taupes and grays….just not my thing.

    But Across the Universe? If it looks like that in person, it’s going to be mine. And the Nordstrom anniversary set has real potential too.

  13. Stephanie says:

    Are you wearing Marquee Moon in that picture where your thumb is exposed? God, I want that polish so badly…

  14. Virginia says:

    Whoa! Nail polish overload! I love Waking up in Vegas and Across the Universe (for the name and mermaid-like quality).

  15. Lucy says:

    Ooooh, I’m loving a LOT of these!

  16. SalvagedExpression says:

    Across the Universe looks a lot like an old polish I have in the back of my stash but with more density. Now that I know there’s a near dupe out there I feel like I don’t have to hoard it which is great because I’ve been dying to try it over white!

  17. Debbie says:

    Scary mind reading moment! was painting my nails grey this morning and zoning out a bit. Thinking to myself the two things I would never voluntarily put on my nails – sheer or peach – so a combination of the two would be my worst nightmare. That said Waking up in Vegas is lush and I am now really wanting a light grey cream as well as a taupe!

  18. Jackie S. says:

    I am in LOVE with Across the Universe..and the Navy based glitter, bring it on!

  19. Mc Huggs says:

    Hi Michelle:

    I really love Deborah Lippmann collection. and love the Grey colors, especially “Concrete Jungle,” but DL’s “Waking Up in Vegas,” just looks amazing on your beautiful nails. I think of all of them this would be the one I would try.

    Is DL’s “Across the Universe,” a real blue glitter polish? Does she have an really true blue colors? I will have to check out her web site. Thank you.

    ((((Love Michelle))))

    Mc Huggs :)

  20. grace says:

    I like that gray, but I’m holding out for the new Nubar collection before I buy any more gray polishes – any plans on swatching those? I’ve seen some other swatches around but I hold out for yours because they’re always the most reliable. I’ve got a few grays already and, since I’ve got to order the Nubars on line, I’m wary of getting a dupe.

  21. DanielleO says:

    I quite like Not So Innocent and may go buy it! Also really looking forward to the glitters.

  22. Amber says:

    Thanks for the shout-out, dollface! LOVE the merm shade.

  23. Arrianne says:

    Holy glitter!

  24. Jessica says:

    Do you know the name of the pale pink polish in the back row of the last photo? It’s gorgeous!

    • All Lacquered Up says:

      I’m not actually sure what color that is. With the way the lighting is, it’s hard to tell. I’m guessing either the new spring color or Fashion.

  25. NinaraPoll says:

    Oooh… they’re all so pretty…
    How does Waking Up in Vegas compare to Orly’s Country Club Khaki and the Sally Hansen XTreme Wear Wet Concrete? The Orly on me is this lovely grey shade that, depending on the light, either leans towards damp concrete or a grey with the faintest hint of a purplish cast. I haven’t tried the Sally Hansen yet and am curious as to how it compares.

  26. vevster says:

    I have on the I’m not innocent today and I LOVE it. Yes, it does require 3 coats but prolly most lighter shades do, no?

    Love, love, LOVE this color.

    I can’t wait to try the other shades I picked up Love Shack and Fashion…

  27. Suzan Johnston says:

    We are in the United Kingdom amd would like to purchase the nail polish called
    Bling by
    Deborah Lippmann divine diamond shimmer (shimmer)
    contains Virgin Diamond Powder. I have gone to her website and online orders can only be placed in the USA.
    Can you help,

    Kind regards
    Suzan Johnston

    • Tanzi says:

      Also looking for DL in UK!! Have read that House of Fraser are launching DL in their new ‘Apothecary’ range in mid Oct, starting in Glasgow then Manchester, Birmingham, London soon after, then across all stores (see or key in ‘House of Fraser/Deborah Lippmann. Hope this helps – can’t wait!! Tanzi