Deborah Lippmann has really been cranking out the glitters lately, hasn't she? I'm pretty thrilled about that because Lippmann always seems to have the most interesting types of glitter. All those big sequins, even better when they're in jelly bases. This Holiday brings a few more Lippmann sequin glitters and I have two of them to review.
Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? This is a large red hexagon sequin glitter in a clear base.
I Love The Nightlife. This is a large grey-silver hexagon sequin in a clear base. The base is just barely tinted smoky grey, but it shows as clear on the nail.
Now, what I'm wearing here is two 'coats', and I use the word coat loosely. These have such an odd formula that I couldn't use a normal polish application technique. Instead, what I did was load my brush with polish and place a large drop on the center of my nail. Using the polish brush, I pushed around the glitter pieces until I had fairly even dispersion over the nail and then I waited five minutes and applied another coat the same way.
These are best for layering, but I'm sure complete coverage can be achieved by clever maneuvering of the glitter while the polish is still wet. Using the same technique, I layered one coat of each over my usual Wet n Wild black polish:
Deborah Lippmann I Love The Nightlife over black.
I really like the way they look at two coats, it makes me think of armor plating. The red one makes me think of blood cells and platelets in medical diagrams. The formula on these was strange but not impossible. Layering with these is easier than wearing them solo, but they look fun either way.
(These were sent to me for review.)