Sunday, August 8th, 2010

Deborah Lippmann Across the Universe Nail Lacquer
Deborah Lippmann Across the Universe Nail Lacquer

It’s Blue, It’s Green, It’s Teal… It’s All Three!

Deborah Lippmann Across the Universe Nail Lacquer ($18.00 for 0.5 oz.) is a deep, inky navy blue jelly base with electric blue glitter and teal and green hexagonal glitter.  I wasn’t quite able to get an opaque with three coats, but perhaps with a fourth coat or just a more precise application, it could get there.  I like the way the glitter is mixed in color, because it gives it a very interesting effect.  I feel like I haven’t seen a shade quite like this, which is often true of many Lippmann shades, just because of the way the glitter is used.  Application was smooth overall, but remember to wait for each coat to dry so that you don’t pull the glitter out of place.

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  • Product: 27/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

RECOMMENDATION: This shade impresses me more–love the mix of glitter sizes, shapes, and colors.

AVAILABILITY: Nordstrom

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Deborah Lippmann Across the Universe Nail Lacquer
Deborah Lippmann Across the Universe Nail Lacquer

Deborah Lippmann Across the Universe Nail Lacquer
Deborah Lippmann Across the Universe Nail Lacquer

Deborah Lippmann Across the Universe Nail Lacquer
Deborah Lippmann Across the Universe Nail Lacquer

Deborah Lippmann Across the Universe Nail Lacquer
Deborah Lippmann Across the Universe Nail Lacquer

Deborah Lippmann Across the Universe Nail Lacquer
Deborah Lippmann Across the Universe Nail Lacquer

Deborah Lippmann Across the Universe Nail Lacquer
Deborah Lippmann Across the Universe Nail Lacquer

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38 thoughts on “Deborah Lippmann Across the Universe Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Eugene

    WOW! That’s very impressive color and shine! Hmm.. Interesting, though.

  2. Valerie

    I have this color- I snagged the last bottle at the Nordstrom sale! I have about 100 bottles of nail polish, and this one is my absolute favorite. I am a huge fan of jelly finishes, and the big chunky glitter is just amazing.

    I get SO many compliments whenever I wear Across the Universe!

  3. Dianna

    spellbinding…beautiful. want.

  4. CJ

    Awh man, it looks amazing! Why don’t I live in the states??

  5. Cheyenne

    I don’t like the way these nail polishes look. :/ Not a fan

  6. Ester

    Is this limited edition? I love this but probably can’t afford it right now.

  7. Ahh, so pretty ♥ WANTS!! ~

  8. Christina

    What color would u compare the actual nail polish to (minus the hexagonal glitter)? I’m actually just interested the flat royal blue/navy color. Like, a navy blue, but a bit closer to cobalt blue, I guess? Any recommendations? I’m icy about large chunks of glitter, although they look quite beautiful on your nails :3

  9. Radha

    I like the color of the glitter but I don’t like the hexagonal glitter. If it was all circular, then I would like it better.

  10. This one’s def the prettiest out of the collection! I love it!

  11. Heidi

    This polish looks lovely! I was excited to see you were doing reviews of lippman polishes. Do you have any plans to look at any other colors? Thanks in advance!

  12. oh there it is… the blue one….

    hubba hubba!

  13. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Etaoin baby in a corner

    its like space encapsulated in a nail polish!

  14. Amanda Enn

    Wow. I actually really like it. It’s very expensive for a nail polish though :/

  15. Sarah

    I actually watched Across the Universe this weekend! I hate glitter nailpolish the only one I will use is Mad as a hatter by opi and I keep it to one finger so it just peels off by itself. It takes way to long to remove. This is so pretty though, like Baby said, like space in a bottle. Really expensive for a nailpolish though.

  16. rissy

    omg! i love that polish… it looks like it’s name, looking deep into space across the universe. :D i would totally get it but the price is too steep for me.

  17. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Nell Joanie

    It’s mesmerizing! I love it!

  18. That polish is gorgeous! I’m not sure I’d be happy removing 3-4 coats of it though…

  19. Kirstie

    How does this glitter polish wear and how easy does it come off when you want it to? Did it make a huge blue mess out of your cuticles and hands when removing it?

    • I have no wear issues (lasts until I take it off – I’ve worn it maybe a week at the longest), and this shade does take more remover and patience, since it’s so glittery. Not too bad of a mess, though.

  20. Kathylulu

    This looks gorgeous!

  21. Miss Silver

    Love it; blue and green = teal, which is my favourite colour. And hexagons are my favourite shape as it’s special to me. And I love dark nail polishes. This is a nice one, wish I could get it here!

  22. I got this and Bad Romance a few weeks ago and loved it! I thought the mixture of glitter types and sizes (small, round and big, hexagonal) really gave the polish some neat dimensionality on the nail. :-)

  23. Vale

    But… this brand just create polishes full of big glitters? o_O

  24. Laura p.

    Most gorgeous shade of nail polish (+ Ruby red slippers)! Can’t wait to get it!

  25. Abby

    I just got this, I bet over black it’ll be lovely =)

  26. Pato

    This is one of my favorite nail polish ever! It makes me happier! although it needs a lot of hard work to remove, but I love this. Even my boss notice it and called it ‘spectacular’.

  27. Gabriella

    I just got this today! Love love love. I also wanted Happy Birthday, but I didn’t have the money since I’m saving up for a camera- thank goodness my school graduation’s coming around soon… It has been hinted that Happy Birthday will be stuck in with a bunch of the other presents.
    But seriously, I love this! Two coats and BAM! You have what looks like a ocean/ earth painted on your nails! It really is beautiful! :)

  28. I love this colour!! So beautiful, I wish I could get my hands on it now! PS: You have great nails, so jealous!

  29. Cheyenne

    thats a weird way of painting nails its like not painted on the tops or the sides but nice color

  30. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Nancy Nancy

    I love this shade! Whenever I wear this, or Bad Romance, I put it over a coat of cheap navy or black polish first. That way I can save a bit of them, since they’re so pricey!