Deborah Lippmann Careless Whisper

January 27, 2013

Deborah Lippmann’s Careless Whisper ($17 for 0.50 fl oz/15 ml) is a sparkling champagne nude. It’s a sheerish sparkle that is easy to apply but requires three coats for full coverage. It’s not as sheer as Diamonds and Pearls (which I don’t own but have tested at Nordstrom). Careless Whisper has a lovely sheen that comes from the multi-colored sparkles suspended in a beige base. It has an iridescent sheen but looks very natural on the hands.

Here it is swatched with three coats:

Comparisons to a few other nudes: Dolce & Gabbana Nude, Chanel Lily Beige (discontinued), Dior Beige Lotus, Deborah Lippmann Naked and Butter London All Hail McQueen.

Overall love. It’s a beautiful natural nude that has a lovely sheen.

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  • Anonymous

    How does it compare to Mariah's "A Butterfly Momemt" OPI polish?

    • Deborah Lippmann's Careless Whisper is more beige and sparkly while the OPI is more pink and metallic. Both are neutrals, but Deborah Lippmann's is more natural/flesh toned. Hope this helps!

  • I love beige/nude nails. The color looks really pretty. I'm not feeling the shimmer though πŸ™‚

  • Hi Sabrina— What a beautiful sheen! It makes Careless Whisper a clean look on your nails, especially in the third picture!

  • This is gorgeous – I love a good shimmering nude polish.

  • Where can I purchase this lovely color?

  • I love this nude color with your complexion!!! I looks very pretty.

  • Oh my gosh. Absolutely beautiful. It's like a beiger/less pink version of Zoya Melodie. Completely love it

  • Lorraine

    this is just the effect I was hoping for from Chanel Emprise. Love and thanks for the swatches.

  • Anonymous

    Hi Sabrina,

    Just curious how does this compares to Nolstagia by JINsoon


  • This is a very pretty nude. I love wearing this kind of shade as it looks effortless but sophisticated. Its lovely

  • Lorraine V

    Hi- would you say that this shade is comparable to Laura Mercier's Organza? thanks