Where does the time go? Fall is slipping through my fingers and I’d be doing you a complete disservice if I didn’t review some of the beauties from Deborah Lippmann’s Fall 2016 Collection: After Midnight.
One of my favorite things about Deborah Lippmann is that she shares the inspiration behind each collection and I adore the inspiration for this collection: Daring. Mysterious. Indulgent. The core collection has four polishes: Love Hangover, After Midnight, Wild Thing, and Smoke Gets In Your Eyes. Two polishes are Sephora Exclusives: Out of the Woods & All Night Long.
Alli and I split the collection and I scored Love Hangover, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, and Out of The Woods. Truth: I’ve worn Smoke Gets in Your Eyes more times than I can count. Out of the Woods was my favorite song from 1989, and I was least excited about Love Hangover. I put off trying it forever.
Shame on me. SHAME. This polish is amazing. Color wise, I was sure this was a few years too late match for Never Glum Plum / Smokin’ Hot / Grey Area – but, no. Officially, Love Hangover is full coverage plum mauve. That works. It kind of rolls off the tongue, no? (FYI: I just deleted the words: moody dusty purple with brown undertones).
The formula is top-notch. This is the first time I’ve tried a polish from the gel lab pro line and I am obsessed. It’s so smooth and perfect in all ways – I used two coats. I’ll be putting this into regular rotation until Spring.
Unlike my post, it’s not too late to pick this up this beauty. Each polish retails for $20. You can pick up Love Hangover at Nordstrom, Barney’s, and Nieman Marcus. However, if you buy all 4 core collection polishes from the Deborah Lippmann website, the cost is $64. That’s $16 per polish with free shipping OR you can opt for the mini set available on HSN for $34.50.
I’ll include a few swatches below for your viewing pleasure.
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