So, true story. I didn’t realize that Jeff Buckley didn’t do the original recording of Lilac Wine! I looked Lilac Wine up on Wikipedia to find that it was originally penned in the 1950’s. I didn’t discover Lilac Wine until Jeff Buckley included a version of it on his 1994 album Grace. But regardless who’s singing Lilac Wine, it’s a lovely song. And a perfect name for this polish.
Deborah Lippmann describes this polish as a lovely lilting lilac (creme). I doubt I’ll be able to come up with a better description but I will try.
Lilac Wine is a soft lilac creme with blue undertones. The color is understated and very flattering. If you have cool undertones and have a hard time finding a pale purple that doesn’t give you lobster hands give Lilac Wine a shot. It’s by far the most flattering pale purple I have.
The formula is good.; not great, but not bad either. I did use three coats in my swatches as after the second coat I had a couple bare spots.
Lilac Wine is part of the Sephora exclusive polishes released by deborah lippmann to celebrate the line’s launch in Sephora stores. It can be found, along with She Bop, Chasing Pavements and 99 Luftbaloons, in Sephora stores and online at sephora.com.
There are swatches under the jump!
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