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Deborah Lippmann Glitter Nail Polish Reviews

52 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

68%Rated 5 stars

20%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

50 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 8/5/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

The key to using these is not to apply layer after layer to achieve an opaque effect. You should either apply one or two coats over another solid polish...or, if you want to wear the glitter on its own, dab it on thickly, rather than swiping on thin coats as you would a regular polish. If you use the dabbing method, even one coat is enough. Wait for it to dry, then top with a topcoat like Seche Vite.

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2 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 5/7/11
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

The polish is pretty and looks great after applying multiple coats. However, it chips very easily and is VERY difficult to remove. I will not buy this product again.

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 15, 2011

Pook

from Long Island, NY

It's just "OK." I usually like DL polishes. I've tried Across the Universe, Bad Romance, and Some Enchanted Evening, and was very happy with them. For some reason, though, this one falls short of its promises. (I have seen the real Ruby Red Slippers IN PERSON and this looks nothing like them!) I think it mainly has to do with the sheer black base. I put it on top of a ridge filler and it was really streaky, large areas were literally see through. Now, I know this happens with glitter polishes, but this was a lot more than usual. When all was said and done, it was a real let down. The "black" base should be ruby. Plain and simple. It can be a sheer ruby, it can be a dark ruby, but making it black, IMO, was a big mistake. It takes away from the glitter... and what potentially could be a great polish. It's nowhere near that yet. Time to revamp the formula, Deb...

Brands I'd also recommend: Butter, Chanel, NARS, Dior, OPI, China Glaze, Julep, BB Couture, Essie, Rescue Beauty Lounge

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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December 15, 2011

Anonymous

 

The rainbow glitter, "happy birthday," is like glue. I wore it for a week in Costa Rica with nary a chip. However, this makes it near impossible to get off. Short of soaking your nails in acetone, you will be scraping it off with a dull blade. I did find putting a cotton balls soaked in acetone on my nail, then wrapping it in tin foil, waiting 5 minutes, and then wiping off the polish helped. I don't like exposing my skin to acetone for that long. I ended up giving the polish away. It's super pretty, especially with another metallic color underneath, like Chanel's Peridot, but ultimately wasn't worth the hassle.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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December 14, 2011

Anonymous

 

This color is very dark, almost black. It was too dark and did not sparkle like it does in the bottle.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 21, 2011

Abby N

from Bay Area, California

Love! Across the Universe is very unique and I also get a lot of compliments whenever I wear it. DL glitters are amazing and worth the price.

Brands I'd also recommend: Butter London

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 13, 2011

Anonymous

from Las Vegas, Nevada

This polish is beautiful! The glitter is large and makes a real statement. I used a silver basecoat underneath, so I needed less coats. I also purchased Across the Universe and have received many compliments. These products were well worth the money.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 2, 2011

Anonymous

 

I was hesitant to buy this polish because it's so much more expensive than the polishes I usually purchase, but I took the plunge, and I'm so glad I did. The glitter polishes are BEAUTIFUL and add a really nice pop to other lacquers. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the glitter and its staying power. Worth the splurge!

Brands I'd also recommend: Essie, Butter, China Glaze, Seche

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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October 26, 2011

Anonymous

from United States

Across the Universe = unique beauty. I always get compliments on it from random people. It's gorgeous! I've never spent so much on a nail polish...never spent more than around 8 bucks on an OPI nail polish. I saw it and knew I had to have it though. It arrived quickly too. It's very long lasting, and began to chip after about a week. No biggie, I'm painting them again tonight! Yay.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 19, 2011

Diana

from Oklahoma

Lovely red! Applies evenly, and the sparkle is noticeable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 12, 2011

Anonymous

from New York, NY

Expensive for nail polish, but worth the price in terms of uniqueness and quality. Happy Birthday is super cute and looks good on its own or over a color. I especially liked it over a midnight blue I already had. As previous reviewers said, best to dab it on if you want a dense uniformly glittered look. Also really cute to just put glitter details here and there on a painted base if you're into asymmetry, which I happen to be. My manicure lasted forever with a base and top coat. Takes a while to get it off, but I'm not complaining, since it means days and days of chip-free, sparkly awesomeness. Definitely a favorite.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 1, 2011

Anonymous

from Newark, NJ

The best nail polish ever, I've been wearing this on my toes for 3 weeks now and it still look like I just apply it. I bought Across Universe, Happy birthday and several others. If you buy the sparkle one and apply it on any regular nail polish, it will last just like DL regular colors. Love it. Great buy.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 18, 2011

Jan H

from Pleasanton, CA

This is the all time most expensive nail polish I have ever bought...and worth the money! I got Across the Universe and it is stunning. I put it on as topcoat over a bright purple polish and it is so pretty and I got tons of compliments. I can't say I would spend that much on another polish anytime soon but if I had a do-over I would definitely buy this one again.

Brands I'd also recommend: Butter London

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 5, 2011

Anonymous

from San Francisco, CA

Across the Universe is a lovely navy jelly base with white, blue, and green hex glitters in two sizes. It's much darker than I expected on the nail but catches almost any direct light very well! It reminds me of seeing the answer in a Magic 8 ball, except with way more glitter pieces! With this size glitter, removing it will be tedious unless you use the cotton ball and foil method.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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5 people found this review helpful  

August 5, 2011

Anonymous

 

The key to using these is not to apply layer after layer to achieve an opaque effect. You should either apply one or two coats over another solid polish...or, if you want to wear the glitter on its own, dab it on thickly, rather than swiping on thin coats as you would a regular polish. If you use the dabbing method, even one coat is enough. Wait for it to dry, then top with a topcoat like Seche Vite.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 21, 2011

Anonymous

from Texas

Really pretty, but because it's a clear polish with the glitter suspended, you need multiple coats to get the full effect.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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June 30, 2011

Anonymous

from NYC

Perfect. This nail polish is exactly what I love in nail polish, but find very hard to locate. Absolutely clear base with suspended glitter. But in this case it is really funky color irregularly sized circular glitter!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 16, 2011

Anonymous

from Oklahoma

I bought this because it seemed to have better glitter coverage than most other polishes. While it is better you still have to have about 3-4 coats and at that point your nails are rough and anything you bump against is going to take off a chunk of the polish.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 30, 2011

Fabienne V

from Paradise City, MA

This works so well as an amazing, dynamic topcoat. I haven't used it on it's own, but it wears well. Chip free for a good 6 day. Smooth to the touch, as well.

Brands I'd also recommend: Rescue Beauty Lounge

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 30, 2011

Katie

from rhode island

'Happy Birthday' is a clear base with an insane (in a good way) amount of multi-colored glitter. The glitter pieces are different sizes. Wearing it alone you need 3 coats and it really does look amazing. I'd say it has a gold/silver undertone although there are reds blues, and greens in this mix. This polish looks great over other colors. I wore it over a metallic gold and it was fantastic as well. I think it literally would look good layered over any color polish and it's very versatile. Also with this you should definitely use a top coat.

Brands I'd also recommend: Butter London

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 7, 2011

Anonymous

 

The polish is pretty and looks great after applying multiple coats. However, it chips very easily and is VERY difficult to remove. I will not buy this product again.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 21, 2011

Roz B

from USA

Twinkle toes! Saw this nail polish and thought that it would be fabulous on my toes. Got it yesterday and had a pedicure today. Everyone loved it!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 15, 2011

Vicky

from Chicago, IL

Awesome! I never buy such expensive polish, but the colors looked great. And they are! One coat gives just enough shine, where 2 coats could be enough if you're looking for super sparkle. Highly recommend!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 9, 2011

Abigail K

from Amarillo, TX

Bought "Happy Birthday". Was surprised to discover that this isn't solid glitter nail polish - it just adds a top coat of maybe a dozen specs of glitter per swipe. Would take an infinite number of coats to get all-glitter coverage. Liked it anyway -it will coordinate with any color polish, except gold. Was a really fun addition to pink nail polish. Had a manicurist paint it on, and unfortunately my polish started basically sliding off(!) less than 24 hours later. Don't know whether it is due to using this glitter topcoat or if it was just a terribly done manicure.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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February 21, 2011

Anonymous

 

Happy Birthday is such a fun color. The large flecks of glitter are unique. I call it "Party on My Hands" and get lots of compliments on it. I put two coats on top of clear nail polish, but it would be pretty on colored nail polish, too. It's durable, too. It stayed on for more than a week, with just a little wear at the tip - way better than normal polish. Yes, it takes a while to remove. Get some acetone nail polish remover and a bunch of cotton balls. Turn on some trashy TV. Really soak the cotton ball and let it sit on your nail for 2-3 minutes, and it will wipe right off. You will be done by the end of your TV show. Try this! You will like it.

Brands I'd also recommend: OPI

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 19, 2011

Yuki Z

 

I got Across the Universe and I love it! I've received a lot of compliments on it. I usually go with OPI but I am checking on Deborah Lippmann from now on. It's a jelly-based color so you need 3 to 4 coats depending on your personal preference. I have to admit that it takes some effort to lay out the glitters well, but it is worth the time. Nail polish arrived real fast.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 13, 2011

Dot

from Albany

A fantastic glitter polish! At first I was skeptical and I put a base layer and the first layer of this polish and it did not look very glittery, dark mostly. When I put the second layer, it was something to behold! I got compliments every single day and with a topcoat on, it lasted a full week and a half before I had any chips (and the chips were minimal at best!).

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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