Nails: Deborah Lippmann Silk Collection

One of the most exciting items in my loot from BU7xSunsilk last May 17 was this most awesome nail polish set: Deborah Lippmann Silk Collection. I had heard tons of great things about Deborah Lippmann nail polish and here, finally, I can get to try it!

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It came in this tiny cardboard box that housed all three polishes in the Silk Collection. Opening it up I was greeted by the iconic Deborah Lippmann bottles.

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This collection has three shades. Pseudo Silk Kimono, a silky white shade that, from the bottle, reminds me of its namesake; Harem Silks From Bombay, a deep sparkly purple that bids to be one gorgeous shade; and finally Red Silk Boxers, a bright sparkly red that may turn out to be one of my favorites.

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I’ve finally finished swatching all of them. Let me start with the one I started with: Red Silk Boxers. I knew it was going to be a beautiful red shade. As you can see above, there’s some shimmer in the bottle, which doesn’t translate much on the nail.

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What I didn’t expect was the interesting matte effect that came out. When you first apply this on the nail, it looks like the usual glossy polish. But it dries surprisingly matte! And it dries surprisingly fast too, almost as fast as Dazzle Dry. And it needed no topcoat! This is really good news to me. And check out that color! I like a good bright red, and being matte means this is quite office-appropriate as well. Perfect.

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The next shade I swatched is Pseudo Silk Kimono. Like Red Silk Boxers, it dried matte. Unfortunately, being white, it was a lot more prone to showing brush marks than the red (and the purple one).

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For some reason it also didn’t last as long as either of the two. It chipped after just two days (I didn’t use top coat in any of the three). I guess it is pretty clear that this is my least favorite.

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Finally I got to swatch the last, Harem Silks From Bombay. I thought it had the most interesting name, and the most interesting potential. It was purple, with shimmers! And it would probably dry matte as well, like the other two. It turned out to have a lot less shimmer, but it is there if you look closely.

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I love the color so much! It looks almost black in certain angles, but the purple flashes every once in a while. I also love the pinkish microshimmer as well!

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There you have it! I really love how these turn out, and I think I might explore the brand a little bit more because of this very positive experience. Deborah Lippmann is cruelty-free, and is available at Rustan’s Beauty Source for Php875 per bottle.

4 thoughts to “Nails: Deborah Lippmann Silk Collection”

  1. Why is it called Silk Collection? It looks more satin to me. Looooove the matte effect, kabog!

    Your cuticles are looking a little beat. I love mixing stuff up, would you wanna try cuticle oil by meeee? 😀

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