The first day of spring may have only been last Friday but I’ve already got a summer collection to share!
For summer 2015 deborah lippmann has a new limited edition collection; Painted Desert. It is inspired by the Sahara desert where the sun blazes, the sky glows and the sand swelters. The collection features 4 full coverage polishes that reflect the desert’s remarkable beauty and rich, earthy landscape.
I gotta say when I first laid eyes on this collection I was immediately in love. The colors are gorgeous, effortless and chic.
Of course, me being me, the first polish I wanted to try was Love in the Dunes. It is a full coverage purple mauve creme. And let me tell you, when deborah lippmann says full coverage she means full coverage.
Love in the Dunes could very well be a one coater but I did use two in my swatches. The formula is smooth and an absolute dream to work with. It is worth noting the color dries a couple shades darker on the nail than it appears in the bottle. Which brings me to my next topic; whether this is a dupe for OPI Parlez-vous OPI?.
Parlez-vous OPI? is an old favorite and a cult classic. Initially I thought Love in the Dunes may be, if not a dupe, very close to Parlez-vous OPI?. But, as it turns out, because Love in the Dunes dries darker on the nail it is much more gray than Parlez-vous OPI?. For those interested I did include a comparison under the jump.
I’m so excited about this collection from deborah lippmann. What I always love about deborah lippmann collections is that they are cohesive; this polish look good together as well as by themselves.
As always, there are swatches under the jump.
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