Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

Deborah Lippmann Billionaire Nail Lacquer
Deborah Lippmann Billionaire Nail Lacquer

Deborah Lippmann Billionaire Nail Lacquer

Deborah Lippmann Billionaire Nail Lacquer ($16.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “moody hunter green” with a cream finish. This is a really murky, blackened green with more black than green. There’s a hint of olive-brown in the base, which contributes to the forboding look of the color. Chanel Khaki Brun has similar qualities, but it’s much, much lighter, so it appears green, rather than nearly black. Rescue Beauty Lounge Anne is closer in the overall color, but the shimmer in its finish makes it quite different. I couldn’t think of an exact dupe or even a shade that came close to it.

Like the other shades from the fall collection (yes, fall), Billionaire has an excellent formula that’s neither thick or thin.  It applies fluidly and evenly without bubbling, pooling, or streaking.  The color is opaque in two coats, though it’s nearly opaque in one.  One of Deborah Lippmann’s strengths is the wear of the polish; I typically get a week of wear with minimal tip wear and no chipping.

Billionaire applies flawlessly; it really has an amazing formula that’s not too thick or too thin, wonderfully pigmented, and applies without bubbling, streaking, or pooling. There’s a natural shine when it dries, though I advise a top coat for a glossy finish. I’ve had excellent wear with Deborah Lippmann’s formula–typically a week with very minimal tip wear with no chipping.

The Glossover

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product

Billionaire

A+
Another shade with an excellent formula, though I think this is one of those shades that will absolutely draw some in and repulse others. It reads--at least on me--as one of those "pretty ugly" colors that can go either way, depending on one's perspective.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

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Deborah Lippmann Billionaire Nail Lacquer
Deborah Lippmann Billionaire Nail Lacquer

Deborah Lippmann Billionaire Nail Lacquer
Deborah Lippmann Billionaire Nail Lacquer

Deborah Lippmann Billionaire Nail Lacquer
Deborah Lippmann Billionaire Nail Lacquer

Deborah Lippmann Billionaire Nail Lacquer
Deborah Lippmann Billionaire Nail Lacquer

Deborah Lippmann Billionaire Nail Lacquer
Deborah Lippmann Billionaire Nail Lacquer

Deborah Lippmann Billionaire Nail Lacquer
Deborah Lippmann Billionaire Nail Lacquer

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $16.00.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

Chanel Khaki Brun has similar qualities, but it's much, much lighter, so it appears green, rather than nearly black. Rescue Beauty Lounge Anne is closer in the overall color, but the shimmer in its finish makes it quite different. I couldn't think of an exact dupe or even a shade that came close to it.

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18 thoughts on “Deborah Lippmann Billionaire Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Jordan phelan

    This reminds me a lot of dark room by sephora by opi. I love it!

  2. Ms. Mae

    Zoya – Envy could be a dupe?

  3. shiny

    I don’t know what it is about this shade, but it makes me feel physically sick. Wierd…

  4. What a gorgeous colour – I love dark shades that look black that kinda aren’t.

  5. Avatar of artemis artemis

    how can people not like this? :D it’s cool and dark :D very gothic

  6. Chelle

    FALL!? What the hell man. I’m only starting to enjoy SPRING and fashion’s already thinking about winter. Pffffft.

  7. maybe a dupe would be OPI here today aragon tomorrow?

  8. Marie

    This color is so intriguing and unique!
    Thanks for the review and pictures, it’s always so helpful. :)

  9. It looks so opaque and creamy, I love the names too!

  10. Wow, that’s a really pretty color. I like the other colors from her Fall collection too. Are you swatching any of those?

  11. Victoria

    I have this one and haven’t tried it yet! I’ll have to do that soon :)

  12. beachgal

    I love this shade…I am one who cannot wear a true black – I have to wear the blue-blacks – and this is a really deep green. Looks good with flakies over it too.

  13. Sarah

    Didn’t this shade come out last year for Fall 2011?

  14. Avatar of judy Judith

    I think this Billionaire shade is atrocious! It looks like stomach bile. I am always up for a funky, new nail color, but this…..my goodness.

  15. Daisy

    Ah I love this color. I’m not a huge fan of the pastel shades, so this beauty is right up my alley!