A while ago, my dear friend Zenorah posted a review of this polish on her blog (go here to check out her post!). After seeing her pictures, I immediately added this polish to my wish list. I was very fortunate and got some money for Christmas and the first thing I purchased was this polish. I absolutely love Deborah Lippmann glitters. I think that every single one of my Deborah Lippmann polishes made my favorite colors lists, and if you haven’t seen those posts, I made videos and blog posts all about my favorite polishes in each of the color categories. So when I saw that she came out with another version of her famous jelly based chunky glitters, but this one was black and gold, I was instantly in love. And like her other glitters, this did not disappoint!
Deborah Lippmann “Cleopatra in New York” is a black jelly with chunky gold glitter and regular sized gold glitter. This is in your face decadent! I don’t think I’ve ever had such a rich polish on my nails before. Flashes of the gold Chanel C’s against a black background or black dresses with gold jewelry worn on the red carpet come into my head. And I love how both the black and the gold don’t get overtaken by each other.
The formula is very thick and dense. This is so packed with glitter that its almost hard to apply. Applying this is almost like applying tar with rocks in it. The glitters go on but don’t really move around. Once they’re on the nail, they pretty much stay there. But being super dense, its really opaque. This is completely opaque in 2 coats and the dry time is really fast. Be prepared for multiple coats of top coat if you like a smooth surface, because this one is thirsty! I had 2 coats of top coat on this and it still wasn’t perfectly smooth. I still love this polish, regardless of the thick formula. Its just so stunning!
What do you guys think? Do any of you have this polish? What are your favorite Deborah Lippmanns?