Deborah Lippmann Modern Love

August 19, 2012

Deborah Lippmann’s latest release for fall is a mauve shade called Modern Love ($16 for 0.5 oz). This comes in a full-coverage crΓ¨me with a hint of nude. I found mine at Nordstrom in store. For those wondering whether this is more mauve, nude or taupe, I feel Modern Love has strong mauve tones. I found the stock photos online at Nordstrom.com extremely accurate.

This color applied smoothly with full coverage in two coats. I would say the pigment/finish/intensity is similar to that of Waking Up in Vegas (for comparison). Here it is with two coats and CND’s top coat. It makes my skin look darker and more tan. A few different views below. It appears to be a dusty mauve nude. I think it’s perfectly suited for fall … perhaps in September though. The color is lovely and polished, but I feel it would look better on either fairer skintones or more tanned skintones.

A few other Deborah Lippmann comparisons: Naked is the most beige/nude, Fashion is more brown, Waking Up In Vegas is clearly more grey. For the swatches, Naked/Fashion are swatched with 3 coats. Modern Love/Waking Up in Vegas only needed 2.

I’m still out of nail wheels so I pulled what I could fit on one hand. Other comparisons to a few other purples and taupes: Dolce & Gabbana Drama, OPI Tickle My Francey, Rescue Beauty Lounge Grunge and Chanel Particuliere.

I found Deborah Lippman’s Modern Love to be quite unique in my collection. I thought it would be similar to a number of shades, but it has the right mix of mauve and nude to make it different from other mauvey shades I own. If you felt Chanel’s Frenzy was too subtle for your taste and are looking for something with more punch but still natural/demure, I highly recommend you check out Deborah Lippman Modern Love.

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  • I love this type of nude tones, I think they are so classic and chic, thanks for sharing,

  • Pretty πŸ™‚

  • I love modern love. Not very nude and give a beautiful mauve nude color. Agree with you that it's perfect for fall. And I can imagine it will easily match work look.

  • Love that you are back blogging again! I wonder how Modern Love compares to Chanel Rose CachΓ©?

  • ❀Wow! Amazing colour! I want Modern Love! Such a pretty shade❀

  • What a gorgeous shade!!It looks even prettier against your skin tone πŸ™‚ xxx

  • This is a beautiful colour. Thank you so much for the helpful comparisons Sabrina πŸ™‚

  • Reminds me of Essie Lady Like πŸ™‚

  • I'm not sold on Modern Love but you just showed me that DL Fashion is THE nude I might have been looking for!

  • Modern love is a beautiful color! I like it much more than the others.

  • What a Treasure Trove your blogsite is!! I have been doing all one does in order to find "perfect" nudes (lips and fingers) and today here has helped me immensely- thanks for all your hard work and beautiful posts!! xoxo Beth in Pgh πŸ˜‰

  • It looks pretty close to Tickle My Francey. Thanks for the comparison, very helpful πŸ™‚

  • Paige

    I think this color suits your skintone very well. I wanted a light purple/mauve polish for fall but Frenzy didn't impress me. I'll definitely have to check this one out.

  • thank you so much! i was hoping you would do these comparisons with the other DL shades! awesome awesome awesome! πŸ˜€

  • Anonymous

    Can you do a comparison to Essie's ladylike please?

  • Hi Sabrina, you've got such a good taste for nude nail polishes! How does Modern Love compared to Dior Incognito? Thanks!


  • Such a beautiful color and suits you well! Love it! πŸ™‚

  • kirschentussi

    Great color!
    Like Claire already mentioned, it reminds me of Dior Incognito.

  • Jane

    What a very dangerous blog you maintain. πŸ˜‰ Must have all the pretty nude polishes now!

  • Thanks for this comparison! I think I'll have to pass this one up since I already have Chanel Frenzy (it pulls quite mauve on me).

  • Thanks to you, I will be buying this nail polish

  • thank you! i love your comparisons and I have been searching for swatches of Modern Love everywhere! I love these mauve toned neutrals, and it was missing from DL's Collection. Can't wait to see her other new nude polish, On the Floor. Great post!

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for the beautiful post. If you have DL On The Floor, an HSN exclusive, I'd love to see how they compare. They look very similar to me. I have On The Floor and I love it.

  • Such a wonderful post. It was so pleasing to just watch the colors…