Deborah Lippmann makes the best glitters. Her line is one of the few that catches my eye enough to brave the glitzy chunky glitters even though I’m very conservative when it comes to makeup and nail polish. Her fall Jewel Heist collection has some beautiful glitzy shades. I was really surprised with myself for caving on Fake It Til You Make It ($17), Glitter and Be Gay along with Shake Your Money Maker (glitters $19 each). Every now and then I’ll try something way out of my comfort zone, determined to make the items work for me. These colors were just so stunning in the bottles I couldn’t pass, but after testing I found these to be extremely glitzy. I’m not sure exactly when I’ll find the right occasion to wear these since I work full-time in a conservative corporate environment. (I’m testing the glitters on the toes this weekend.)
Fake It Til You Make It is a glitzy textured gold-platinum infused with red, green and silver micro glitters. Two coats give a rich super metallic look. It’s the only one of the three I feel comfortable wearing on my fingers but still a bit too glitzy for me to wear to work.
Glitter and Be Gay is a mesmerizing gold glitter infused with smaller chunks of multi-colored sparkles. Like many other glitters, this one requires careful application to get glitter on the nail. Two rounds of dabbing and then brushing get the nail covered evenly with still a bit of the bare nail showing through underneath. It looks pretty layered on top of a red or another gold. Extremely glitzy though.
Shake Your Money Maker has a sheer transparent green base, large chunks of gold glitter and then smaller chunks of green glitter. It has a festive holiday feel. I love the color but still have no idea when I’ll actually be able to wear it.
Here they are swatched, two coats each:
Fake It Til You Make It is the only one I’ve tested so far for a full manicure. Here it is swatched and another set with comparisons to prior limited-edition shades (unfortunately no longer available):
Definitely out of my comfort zone but irresistibly gorgeous. I can’t stop staring at the bottles! As a business/financial analyst – I don’t think I can pull these off at work (call me boring but I just can’t do it). Do you like glitters for nails? Can you wear them easily or are you more on the conservative side for nails?