Two new beauties from Lippmann Collection for summer 2009!
It's Raining Men. A super-bright red creme. This is one very flamboyant red. It's bright and flashy. I'm not sure if my picture captures the brightness of this color. It's a retro, sexy pinup girl red creme and I'm sure you could see this color from a mile away. I love it. I'm picturing it as a matching manicure, pedicure and lipstick with one of those hot retro red and white polka dot bathing suits.Call Me Irresponsible. Rich purple jelly. Finally, a true purple jelly! This is an amazing polish. It is sheer but not the least bit streaky. It actually looks good with one coat. It builds opacity with each coat and reaches full opacity at four coats. Another interesting quality of this polish is that it seems to change color with each coat. First coat is reddish purple, second coat has more blue added, third coat it reaches a true purple shade and fourth coat it matches the bottle color. Very cool. This is the perfect shade of purple. It is bright enough to always look purple (not blue or black) and the jelly texture makes it really fascinating to look at.
The formula on these is perfect, as usual. I've never had a Lippmann polish with iffy formula, they are always nice and smooth. These also dry very quickly and have a shiny finish even without topcoat. No complaints on the formula.
Did you know that Lippmann Collection polishes contain Biotin and green tea? They do! I'm not sure how effective they are in such a small topical dose, but it's really cool to know that there are little extras in the formula. It also contains Aucoumea Klaineana resin extract, which is supposed to be a good nail strengthener and an alternative to formaldehyde. Here's a really interesting bit of information about the use of Okume resin in cosmetics.
Great colors, great formula, I only wish there were more of them! If I recall correctly, Lippmann Collection used to do sets of four for seasonal collections but now they seem to have switched to sets of two. Ah, well, I can't complain. They do manage to give us great colors every season and I think Call Me Irresponsible has satisfied a purple craving that no one else so far has.
Lippmann Collection Call Me Irresponsible and It's Raining Men are available now and can be purchased directly from their website and retail for $15 each.