How intense are the new Deborah Lippmann Mirrored Chrome finish polishes? So intense that each time I open a bottle of it I hear the legendary Grace Jones belting out, “Pull up to the bumper, baay baayyy!”. Don’t know the song? I suggest watching the below clip first:
As regular readers will know, I’ve already posted a preview of these polishes. I’ve had a little while to play with the three colors of this collection which are Sugar Daddy, Private Dancer and Swagger Like Us. So let’s pull up to these chrome bumpers, shall we?
Sugar Daddy (antiqued champagne/mirrored chrome)
A sweet, young light pinkish beige chrome with eyecatching pink shimmer. This has more of a warm yellow cast as compared to the cooler pink cast of Glamorous Life. For those who want the chrome look but not so ‘in your face’ this is the color for you. It is opaque in two coats but I think it looks darling with just one light coat on the nails. Definitely a great color choice for a conservative office, church services or the bride wearing a cream-colored gown who wants her nails to look just a little bit different than the usual.
Private Dancer (gilded ultra violet /mirrored chrome)
This deep purple shade is efinitely darker than Wicked Game without the green duochrome. Even without the duochrome it has a wicked chrome finish that will appeal to purple polish fans. As nice as this is, it just can’t compete with Baptiste by Illamasqua (hardly any metallic finish purple nail can). Still, this is more violet where where Baptiste is more purple. Still I had to have this color as the name reminds me of a song by one of my favorite rockers, Miss Tina Turner.
Swagga Like Us (oxidized copper teal (mirrored chrome)
At first glance this Chrome finish shade reminds me a little of Chanel Peridot but upon closer inspection Chanel Peridot reflects more green while Swagger Like Us is more copper-teal. In addition to the finish, it is because of this close comparison which makes this color my favorite out of the three. For those who hauled the color en masse, Chanel Peridot is definitely unique and eyecatching, and so is Swagger Like Us. Wear this color with your favorite pair of jeans and heels for a casual yet edgy appeal and ‘swagga’.
In general, all three colors perform as well as I’ve come to expect from Deborah Lippmann. As with her other metal finish polishes I own, drying time is speedy and the finish is eyecatching. If you’re a shiny metal polish junkie like me, you’ll want these for your stash. Definitely consider using one of her topcoats to punch up the shine and wear. Deborah Lippmann polishes usually wear about a week on me with some tip wear but absolutely no major flaking or peeling.
The Chrome polish collection from Deborah Lippmann retails for $18 each for .4oz bottle and is available at Bloomingdales , NeimanMarcus.com and LippmannCollection.com.