Thursday, September 26, 2013

Deborah Lippmann's Limited Edition "Wicked" Inspired Nail Polish Trio - Swatches & Reviews

Deborah Lippmann Wicked nail polish trio

I fell in love with Wicked the musical the first time I heard Defying Gravity - I was a freshman in college and heard it playing from the room of a theater major that lived down the hall. Something about the music was simply addicting and I couldn't get enough of it. I would sing along to the CD on repeat in my car during the 6+ hour drive between home and college. At last in 2005, I was so lucky to see Wicked on Broadway with my mom (it was one of Idina Menzel's last performances!) So from the moment I saw Deborah Lippmann post teaser pics on Facebook of her new Wicked inspired nail polish collection, it was basically a no-brainer: I knew I would have to have it :)

In what might be first nail polish collection inspired by a musical based on a book that was inspired by a book, Deborah Lippmann created three nail polishes to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Wicked on Broadway: Popular, a jelly pink with blue and pink shimmer, Defying Gravity, an Elphaba-green cream, and One Short Day, an glitter that glistens like Emerald City itself.

Deborah Lippmann Wicked nail polish trio

I love that the bottles each have the Wicked logo on the side! At 0.27 fl oz/8ml, the miniature bottles are a little over half the size of Deborah Lippmann's full sized 0.5 fl oz/15 ml polishes. And the packaging? Someone should win an award for how awesome it is. The limited edition set retails for $29 and is available now on sephora.com (affiliate link)*.

Let's take a closer look at each of the polishes!


Popular


"POPULAR! I know about popular.
And with an assist from me, to be who you'll be
Instead of dreary who you were...uh, are.
There's nothing that can stop you from becoming popular... lar... "

Popular is a jelly pink nail polish with blue and pink shimmer - I read on sephora.com that this polish was "color-matched to the iconic pink dress worn by [Glinda]" in the musical. The coverage is sheer to let the subtle shimmer shine through and the formula isn't runny. Popular dries to a beautifully glossy finish. Wouldn't this look great over a slightly darker pink base coat, purple, or even black? I'm wearing three coats.

Deborah Lippmann Wicked Popular

Deborah Lippmann Wicked Popular


Defying Gravity


"It's time to try defying gravity
I think I'll try defying gravity
And you can't pull me down!"

Who else used to sing Defying Gravity in their dorm room uninhibited for all to hear at all hours? Come on, I can't be the only one... Defying Gravity is an Elphaba-green cream polish. The formula has a slightly jelly-like quality to it that makes the color around the edges look like it melts into the nail. I'm wearing two coats. While few of us will ever get to wear Elphaba's green makeup, with Defying Gravity, at least our nails can play the part :)

Deborah Lippmann Wicked Defying Gravity

Deborah Lippmann Wicked Defying Gravity


One Short Day


"One short day in the Emerald City
One short day full of so much to do
Ev'ry way that you look in the city
There's something exquisite
You'll want to visit
Before the day's through"

One Short Day is an emerald green glitter polish in a green jelly base as dazzling as Emerald City. Let's see - I spy green hexagonal glitter, tiny green glitter, and a touch of tiny holographic glitter. The emerald green color is so vibrant and really makes One Short Day glow! The formula is easy to work with but it does dry a little gritty. I'm wearing one coat of One Short Day over Defying Gravity and topped with Seche Vite.

Deborah Lippmann Wicked One Short Day

Deborah Lippmann Wicked One Short Day

Bonus bottle picture:

Deborah Lippmann Wicked One Short Day

I dreamed up this glitter gradient mani the moment I saw that a glitter green polish was in the trio :) Here is One Short Day over black (my easy glitter gradient instructions can be found in this post):

Deborah Lippmann Wicked One Short Day nail art

Deborah Lippmann Wicked One Short Day nail art

I LOVE the new Wicked trio. The polishes bring back fond memories of hearing & seeing Wicked for the first time and of course I will never be able to part with the cute packaging! What do you think? Will you be picking up these new Wicked nail polishes?

The limited edition Deborah Lippmann Wicked trio retails for $29 and is available on sephora.com*.

"And nobody in all of Oz, no wizard that there is or was, is ever going to bring me down!"

Wicked lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. *Denotes an affiliate link. Read my disclosure policy here.

11 comments:

  1. These are all really pretty!! Love your gradient too ;0).

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    1. Thanks Marisa! I love the gradient look, it's one of the few nail art techniques I can actually do on both hands lol

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  2. I love Wicked and these polishes look great! I will be trying to get these now!

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  3. What a nice inspiration to create nailpolishes.
    It happens so rarely that I like all the bottles in a set but this trio looks great. I wish I had them all.

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    1. I know what you mean, there is often that one color that is "meh", but each color is great in this set!

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  4. These colours are amazing! I love the musical so want to get my hands on these!

    www.gingerbreadsmiles.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. One short day is pretty, and Popular too! Cool set!

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