Every so often, I get a wild hair and decide to order a Lippmann polish. As I’ve been out of the loop for awhile, I really wasn’t sure what was out there in terms of new Lippmanns. As it’s almost Christmas, I expected total glitterbombs (which there are) and some awesome-looking cremes (which there are). So, I completely shocked myself when the one I chose to order was Glamorous Life.
It looked interesting in bottle pics and the few swatches I’d seen of it looked really nice. Aaaaand, as soon as I read that Deborah Lippmann described this as the perfect rose gold, I knew I had to get it. I’m a complete sucker for any thing rose gold.
The only thing that made me nervous was the finish. It looked brush-strokey. However, I didn’t even give it much though. I loved the idea of it that much.
Well, it came yesterday…
Truth be told, I’m a little torn. On one hand, Deborah was right… this is an amazing rose gold. Unfortunately, OTOH, it’s not the satin finish I was expected based on it in the bottle. It seemed very frosty to me. On the first coat, in fact, I was ready to immediate add it to my “donate” pile.
But, I gave it 2 more coats, and I must say that while I’m not in love with the finish, or the fact that I had so many issues with drag and strokes, I think the color of this is perfect. It almost reminds me of a pink/gold version of Lippmann Purple Rain (which was another beautiful color with a nightmare application/finish).
That said, I just don’t know if the beautiful color is enough to offset all of the negatives or not-positives on this one. I think I’m going to try it as a full manicure and definitely use a sticky base coat, as I feel that would really help with the brush-strokes. It would also allow me to use 2 coats, rather than 3.
All-in-all, if you are a sucker for rose gold that’s not a foil or a bright metallic, then the color on this one may tempt you. Just know that it’s frosty. And while, it doesn’t give me old-lady-hands, but it does show strokes and drag.
Lippmanns can retail up-to $20, though this polish like most other non-glitters is $16.
This polish was purchased by me.