It's hard to think of fall when surrounded by sweltering summer heat, but these shades sure are a nice reminder that the season will be here in just a couple of short months. These colors make me think of things like pumpkin pie, autumn leaves, tartan plaid, and back-to-school shopping. This collection is currently available exclusively at Nordstrom through July as part of their Anniversary Sale offerings but will be available at deborahlippmann.com and other retailers beginning in August. The new shades included here are:
- Single Ladies: dark and vampy red
- Brick House: shimmery rust/copper
- Billionaire: deep, glossy hunter green
L-R: Single Ladies, Brick House
L-R: Billionaire, Stormy Weather
Note: Brick House looks more coppery in person and not quite as orange as it appears in these photos. (The ridges you see are not due to the polish formula but to flaws in the surface of the nail wheel.)
Pictured in sunlight above and below
Pictured below in low light:
Pictured below in flash lighting:
And a few more pictures in direct sunlight below,
to give you a better idea of the true shade:
|Metal Filigree Gemmed Box from Pier 1 imports|
L-R: Single Ladies, Just Walk Away Renee
Single Ladies seems a tad cooler-toned than Just Walk Away Renee, but these are so close in color once you get past the 2nd coat that it probably isn't worth having both of these. Can't even say I prefer one over the other either--they are that similar. If you already own at least one dark, glossy red then you can probably skip this one with no regrets, but if you are on the hunt for one, Single Ladies is definitely worth a look.
L-R: Stormy Weather, Break a Leg-Warmer!
As you can see these two above look similar in the bottle, but on the nails Stormy Weather is significantly darker than Sephora by OPI's Break a Leg-Warmer!. This also reminds me of a darker version of Dior's Gris Montaigne (sorry, don't have that one handy to compare).
L-R: Zulu, Billionaire
When I first tried Billionaire I immediately thought of Nars' Zulu. This has that same great, high-shine jelly formula, although it's not all that similar in color aside from the fact that it's also a very dark shade of green. Billionaire starts out as a mossy/army green, and when it dries it darkens to more of a hunter green. In comparison, Zulu almost looks like a deep emerald green. I only used two coats below, but when using jelly formulas like these I normally apply at least three coats for more even coverage. When applying Billionaire don't be discouraged by the very sheer first coat--by the third coat the color will build up into a lovely, intense, glossy green.
(Sorry, no comparisons for Brick House as I don't own anything else remotely similar.)
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