I was so excited to test our Deborah Lippmann nail polish, I had heard so many good things about these polishes that I couldn't wait until my package arrived. I picked the Happily Ever After collection, because the colours were beautiful and reminded me of candied almonds. Candied almonds take me back to every wedding I attended in the 90s as a kid.
The only problem with these nail polishes is that while the colours are beautiful, but the formula isn't. This set happened to be a matteen finish, which is basically a cross between a matte and a metallic finish and while in theory this sounds great it doesn't work.
To be honest with you, I've ever been a fan of matte nail polish in general. I love a matte lip, but not a nail. I always think it looks like dried chalk on the nails. Call me old school, but there is nothing more beautiful than a glossy/shiney nail.
I have to say that I'm no expert at applying nail polish, I always apply it awkwardly and continuously have to fix up my mistakes particularly when painting my right hand. While the brush is amazing for application, the polish itself is very thick, gloopy and goes onto the nails unevenly.
There is one saving grace for these colours, they dry quickly and the moment you put on a high gloss top coat the streakiness goes away and the colours are delightfully opaque. There is nothing I love more than a good pastel colour on the nails particular in the summer.
Overall, they're pretty colours but not worth the price and the effort. I'm actually very keen to try other Deborah Lippmann nail colours in her original formula, because I know how much the beauty community loves them and I've only ever heard good things.
Let me know your thoughts have you tried any other Deborah Lippmann colours?