Deborah Lippmann Summer: 80s Rewind Swatches & Review

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Deborah Lippmann 80's Rewind Summer 2014

Deborah Lippmann Summer 80s Rewind sounds really fun, right? Well it is! And I swatched it all and loved pretty much every minute. I’ll show ya…

deborah lippmann summer shades of fun

Deborah Lippmann Whip It 80's Rewind

Deborah Lippmann Summer Whip It
This formula is super-smooth. I don’t have a basecoat under there but I did three thin coats. The self-level is so good I could probably have done two thicker coats and had the same result. I adore this shade of pink – a little darker than bubblegum pink and so perfect.

Deborah Lippmann Walking on Sunshine 80's Rewind

Deborah Lippmann Summer Walking on Sunshine
That’s two coats over top of Butter London Marshmallow (my go-to white for base coating). Say hallo to this perfectly leveled sunshine-y yellow.

Deborah Lippmann Don't Stop Believin' 80's Rewind

Deborah Lippmann Summer Don’t Stop Believin’
Hmm… If I didn’t know any better, I’d think I was using YSL Orange Fusion. But I’m not. That’s two coats to stunning opaque coverage in one of my most favourite shades of orange. The stuff applies like a dream.

Deborah Lippmann She Drives Me Crazy 80's Rewind

Deborah Lippmann Summer She Drives Me Crazy
I tried to get away with doing this as one coat but the polish was a little too thin so I ended up with two. The formula is apparently a crème but it applies much more easily for me than that. The glassy shine totally turns my crank.

Deborah Lippman Video Killed the Radio Star 80's Rewind

Deborah Lippmann Summer Video Killed the Radio Star
How much do I love this bright almost peacock blue? A lot. The finish so far on all these 80s Rewind shades has me grinning with glee but sometimes (I’m not sure why), I like to make my blues matte.

Deborah Lippmann Video Killed the Radio Star Essie Matte About You

Deborah Lippmann Summer Video Killed the Radio Star Mattified
So if you take your gorgeous blue and slap a coat of Essie Matte About You on top, you get this. Oooh. Matte Blue.

Deborah Lippmann Maniac Summer 2014

Deborah Lippmann Summer Maniac
This right here is a OCW with a dream crème formula. I do so enjoy a perfect grape polish. All crèmes should be created Exactly.Like.This.

And there you have it – your first look at swatches of the Deborah Lippmann 80s Rewind summer 2014 collection. Where the Deborah Lippmann Spring Reveries collection disappointed me so greatly, this here summer one is like a whole ’nuther kind of story. I freakin’ love it. Would I spend $20 on any of these? Yep. Maybe more than one.

Deborah Lippmann Summer 80s Rewind

The shades are all limited edition and are called crème. If they’re crèmes, I’m just going to say that every single crème polish created henceforth should be manufactured in exactly the same way as this stuff was. It’s such a pleasure to look at and even more enjoyable to use. Good. Yes.

The limited-edition Deborah Lippmann Summer 80s Rewind Shades 2014 ($20) are available in-store and online at Murale.ca.

Manicures and photos by Karen Falcon (she loves THIS crème formula – no lie) ©2014 BEAUTYGEEKS/imabeautygeek.com. Last image via deborahlippmann.com.