Deborah Lippmann Glitter in the Air

August 21, 2011
I surprised myself by caving on a glitter nail polish: Deborah Lippmann’s Glitter in the Air. I’m the type of woman who detests glitter makeup. I think there are so many beautiful products out there that are ruined simply because the designer has added chunky glitter. There are a few exceptions such as some MAC Dazzleglasses, anything from Chanel, a few Urban Decay shadows but for the most part I hate glitter.

It was love at first sight for Deborah Lippmann’s Glitter in the Air ($18). The bottle looks like a blue daydream. It’s a pale milky blue base infused with multi-colored glitter in different sizes. It’s just beautiful! Being wary of glitter, I decided to wait and look for reviews to see how it looked on others. The reviews have been mixed but the result is so intriguing and different. I had to give it a try. I kept the reviews from Polish Police, All Lacquered Up and Temptalia in mind when trying this.

My first attempt had a decent glitter payoff, but the finish was uneven. A professional application resulted in 2 glitter spots per nail. After 2 fails, I decided to try it one more time with 4 coats and finally was able to achieve the right glitter to nail ratio I was looking for. I found the tips from Temptalia extremely helpful to dab lightlightly and apply slow and smooth to avoid the glitter from being dragged off the nail. The pale blue is fairly clear so the result on the nail is a pale sheer tinted blue-cream looking color. The formula is set up to disperse the glitter in an uneven manner (which I love).

Overall I like it but I wish it had more glitter in the bottle. It would make the application so much easier. It really is the most high maintenance nail polish I own. To achieve an even application requires quite a bit of work and extra time for drying in between those 4 coats. I really like the result though. It’s fun without being too juvenile.

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