Monday, August 11, 2014

Deborah Lippmann Holiday 2014 Collection: Review and Swatches

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Happy Monday everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful and sunshine-filled weekend! Today I wanted to share with you some swatches and review of the upcoming Holiday 2014 Deborah Lippmann Collection. This collection has some seriously gorgeous and unique shades so to see some close-ups, click.......
Weird Science:
First up is a chartreuse shimmer. The formulation of this one is absolutely incredible! I was actually shocked by how opaque it is. It was almost a one coater, which is very rare for metallic/shimmer shades like these. I used two coats for the swatches just in case.
Deborah Lippmann Holiday 2014 Collection Weird Science Review and Swatches
Two coats with no top coat.
Deborah Lippmann Holiday 2014 Collection Weird Science Review and Swatches
Two coats with no top coat.
Magic Carpet Ride:
This one is a very chunky glitter polish filled with holographic hexagon, diamond, and irregular-shaped glitters. The formulation I have to admit is a quite a pain to work with. The swatches below required three coats and the finish was incredibly bumpy and uneven. Not my cup of tea.
Deborah Lippmann Holiday 2014 Collection Magic Carpet Ride Review and Swatches
Three coats with thick layer of top coat.
Deborah Lippmann Holiday 2014 Collection Magic Carpet Ride Review and Swatches
Three coats with thick layer of top coat.
Marrakesh Express:
A orange/pink/gold color shifter filled with specks of golden shard glitters, Marrakesh Express is a very unique metallic polish. The formulation is not great as the glitters had the tendency to clump at certain areas of the nails. I had to use three coats for the swatches below.
Deborah Lippmann Holiday 2014 Collection Marrakesh Express Review and Swatches
Three coats with no top coat.
Deborah Lippmann Holiday 2014 Collection Marrakesh Express Review and Swatches
Three coats with no top coat.
Dream Weaver:
Another duo-chorme, Dream Weaver shifts from green to blue to purple. It sort of reminds me of oil spills in water. The formulation is a bit sheer but not difficult to work with. I used three coats.
Deborah Lippmann Holiday 2014 Collection Dream Weaver Review and Swatches
Three coats with no top coat.
Deborah Lippmann Holiday 2014 Collection Dream Weaver Review and Swatches
Three coats with no top coat.
Xanadu:
One of my favorite shades from the collection, Xanadu is a blue/lavender metallic duochrome sprinkled with a dash of shiny blue glitters. It is pretty much a cool tone blue version of Mermaid's Dream (reviewed here). The formulation is decent but it takes a bit longer than most polishes to dry; I used two to three coats on each nail.
Deborah Lippmann Holiday 2014 Collection Xanadu Review and Swatches
Two to three coats with no top coat.
Deborah Lippmann Holiday 2014 Collection Xanadu Review and Swatches
Two to three coats with no top coat.
Dear Mr. Fantasy:
This one is a super saturated magenta with a slight frost finish. The pigmentation is amazing, one coat is really all you need but as always I used two just in case.
Deborah Lippmann Holiday 2014 Collection Dear Mr. Fantasy Review and Swatches
Two coats with no top coat.
Deborah Lippmann Holiday 2014 Collection Dear Mr. Fantasy Review and Swatches
Two coats with no top coat.
Overall:
All six shades are definitely very beautiful, not unlike every other Deborah Lippmann polish. However, in terms of formulation, the collection is a bit of a mixed bag. For me, Weird Science and Xanadu are must-haves though! 

Availability:
The Holiday 2014 Collection from Deborah Lippmann will be available at Murale starting October 2014.
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