Even more Deborah Lippmann porn. I promise. I have some butters coming up. They're swatched but not edited. There are more Deb Lipps as well, but I will try to break it up with some butters...and an Illamasqua.
I am way past the target audience for Girls. I was the target audience for Sex and the City. My friends and I were a lot like the SitC girls...we just didn't have $800 shoes and we were in the city of broad shoulders (aka Chicago) rather than the ever more glam Manhattan, but we had our own Fleet Week, our own great bars and restaurants and our own broken hearts, failures, successes and a lot of great St. Patrick's days. Probably only Boston can top a Chicago St. Pat's, I'd wager. Outside Ireland, that is.
So...when it comes to relating to the show Girls I'm a little out of it. I mostly have watched it on occasion going "Thank fuck I'm not that young any more", which in our youth obsessed society I do realize is a bit of an odd remark. From what I have seen these colors do well represent their namesakes and muses.
The set comes in an enormous box. Honestly, how does she expect us to store these things? Book shelves? It's adorable, though:
It's a sort of card stock arrangement, with a tab so it opens like a book. It has the deets on the sides of the box as well but I didn't think it was all that interesting and didn't photograph it. I think marketing must have just loved those descriptions because they are EVERYWHERE. They're on the front. They're on the back. They're on the labels. I don't know where else they could be. Miss Lipp is not usually that in yo face so I'm blaming HBO.
When you open it, you get this cute little nod to the show:
First up Hannah, who seems to me to be a bit muddled. So this color is ideal.
This is a tad washed out. The color is really a hunter green, but it's on the blue/dark teal side of that green so when the flash washed out the color, it left that tealy-greyey kind of color. It's not terrible and I left this as is because it shows the muddy quality of the color, which is incredibly intriguing, actually. It's a color you'll stare at, I swear.
But see...description is on the label. WTF. I can see it's Hunter Green. Thanks. Redundancy is a peeve, I can't help it.
The application of this was beautiful. So easy to control. It was a little streaky but it self leveled on coat 2. Highly highly pigmented, a lot of color here. These are swatches so I didn't wear any base coat or anything and it didn't stain, which is definitely a plus. That does not mean skip your base coat!
Regardless. Hot. Mess.
So here is three coats:
Now we're talking. This is really pretty and it has a hint of blue which makes it want to lean lavender rather than trite pink, but it's also unafraid. This thing is like EFF YOU! I'm PINK! Note the cuticles. I was trying to be careful but this was very easy to control even if it wasn't easy to apply, if that makes sense at all. I think it just has so much pigment that it wanted to congeal together rather than cover. It turns out OK, though.
Jessa is the "Bohemian Burgundy" which to me just looked like brick red. It really is this red. The flash washed it out a tad but really...no..brick. Burgundy to me is the color of a dark red wine. It has a lot of blue, some black...this to me is red. But whatevs.
Now on to my favorite. Saving the best for last! It's the one that intrigued me about the collection and why I shelled out for it. Well, that and my basic soul feeding need for colors.
I luh-luh-luh luuuuuuurrrrve this. OMG. And this isn't doing it justice. It's very true to color, I'm pleased that way, but there is a micro shimmer in this and I DID actually get a shot of it. It's subtle but it adds volumes of depth and interest. The color itself is great. It's fascinating and I have nothing else like it. It's a highly pigmented bright lavender/lilac. I love this.
You can see a little of the shimmer here, but not much. These shots are all two coats. This so easily could have been watery but it isn't, there is a lot of pigments in here.
I definitely recommend this set. I think there are 4 brilliant wearable colors here, one for each mood.
They're available on Lippmann Collection. Go now. Purchase. While you're at it, pick up Moon Rendezvous. It's also incredible.