Wednesday, 3 November 2010

NOTD: Lippmann Collection Purple Rain

Disclosure: PR sample

When I first saw Purple Rain in the bottle, I thought firstly that it was a gorgeously pretty colour, and secondly that this kind of metallic usually guarantees a hellish time with visible brushmarks.  On application, though, I was pleasantly surprised - there are a few brushmarks, but overall the effect is metallic-ly beautiful and smooth.

On a slight aside, I love how all the Lippmann polishes are named after songs, even if I do get Purple Rain in my head every time I look at this, much like Sarah did with Bad Romance.

Two coats was plenty to get an opaque finish, and the polish itself is thin and spreadable.  The application has to be incredibly careful and smooth to get a perfect finish; the metallic nature of the polish means that any flaws, such as bubbles or errant bits of dust, are made very obvious.  Still, the effect is worth it - and it lasted very well too, managing four days without tipwear before it started to chip.

If you'd like to try it for yourself, you'll be able to find it in House of Fraser's new Apothecary, which has now launched in Glasgow, with the rest of the country to follow by the end of the year.  The polish will cost around £14.


  1. Lovely colour, but I know what you mean about brushmarks with this type of polish! xx

  2. This is a bit frosty for me, but have heard really good things about Lippmann range. Good to know it is to become more widely available in this country. Thanks for this. Jan x

  3. This is exactly my type of colour, it reminds me of GOSH's Metallic Purple.


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