Deborah Lippmann has the eye of the tiger, and you’re going to hear her ROAR in the Fall 2015 collection. She’s embracing female power with cozy, autumn shades named after iconic anthems like Respect. And the “Glitter Queen” does not disappoint with her latest sparkling creation.
Formula & Application
Deborah Lippmann nail polish is 5-Free (DBP, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor) and cruelty-free. Her signature glass bottle is one of the most recognizable shapes in the industry and it’s totally vanity display worthy. The curved cap was designed with professional manicurists in mind as it is shaped to rest comfortably between your fingers. The Lippmann brush is short, round and average in width with flexible bristles that easily fan out over the nail plate.
The three cremes in this collection all have a squishy feel that offers ease of control. I had no trouble manipulating the self-leveling formula. They’re all well pigmented, delivering full coverage in two coats. I found it best to apply one thin coat, wait a few minutes, and then apply a second, heavier coat. The one glitter has a pigmented base to help build opacity. Typical of full-coverage glitters, it’s a little lumpy in application, especially after three coats, but it smooths out with a spackle layer of Gelous underneath a thicker top coat.
Deborah Lippmann Can’t Be Tamed is a bronze glitter with a sheer brown base that builds to opaque. It also has some holographic pieces that flash different colors. The makeup of the polish reminds me a lot of Deborah Lippmann Superstar in that it has a pigmented base to make it opaque. For that reason, it’s really best on its own and not over other colors.
Deborah Lippmann Miss Independent is a deep, black cherry creme. It is pretty dark in indirect light, creeping in on “almost black” territory. This pic was taken in brighter light so you can see the base color, but as you can see in the comparison below, it’s very dark in tone.
Deborah Lippmann Respect is a brick red creme. While it has warm undertones, they’re subtle. Cool skin tones shouldn’t be afraid of this one. Compared to jelly-based Deborah Lippmann My Old Flame, Respect is much more pigmented, creamier and not quite as cherry. But, it’s not as warm as China Glaze Seeing Red.
Deborah Lippmann She Wolf is a putty creme. It has warm taupe undertones that keep it from being as cool/stone-looking as Deborah Lippmann Planet Rock. OPI Berlin There Done That is probably its closest cousin, though the OPI shade is darker and more browned.
Bottom Line: Looking at this collection and the summer Painted Desert shades, I feel like Lippmann is on a mission this year to make more colors for warm-toned/darker-skinned people. Considering that so many products are made for fair ladies, I’m all for it. My favorite shade of the collection is Can’t Be Tamed. I think it will look amazing paired with Respect. I love a full-coverage glitter and am always drawn to bronze-y shades for fall. A bronze nail, a cup of hot cider, and a cozy sweater = fall perfection.
Thoughts on the Roar collection? Which of these shades are calling your name? Do you want to see more full-coverage glitters like Can’t Be Tamed?Disclosure: Product samples were provided by reps for Deborah Lippmann. Affiliate links appear in this post. When you purchase through an affiliate link, you help support this site. For more info view my Disclosure Policy.