deborah lippmann Shifting Sands

deborah lippmann Shifting Sands The Daily VarnishToday I have another polish from the summer 2015 deborah lippmann Painted Desert collection to share. I went into depth about this collection in my post on Love in the Dunes but just to summarize it here; the Painted Desert collection is inspired by the Sahara desert and features full coverage polishes.

Shifting Sands is a full coverage light khaki. And by full coverage I mean FULL COVERAGE. Even though this is a lighter color Shifting Sands is close to a one coater. I used two coats in my swatches.

In the bottle I really love this color. Unfortunately it just doesn’t look good on me; too much yellow and really brings out the red in my skintone. But I was able to work with it. I added a bit of glitter and that diffused the color enough so that I could wear it. Shifting Sands would look absolutely lovely on warmer or olive skintones.

The Painted Desert collection will be available at Nordstrom and Sephora in May!

Make sure to check out the swatches under the jump.


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  1. I agree, it’s not your best shade. But it’s gorgeous, and it since it would go well with my skin tone, it may just have to go on my wish list. Love a pale nude/sand shade, but it’s hard to find one that isn’t sheer and all “stained nails” looking, or streaky. This one looks all creamy-dreamy full coverage… nice!

What do you think?