Lippmann Collection Ruby Red Slippers Nail Lacquer Photos, Swatches


Lippmann Ruby Red Slippers Nail Lacquer

Lippmann Collection Ruby Red Slippers Nail Lacquer ($35.00 for 3 0.5 oz. lacquers) is part of Lippmann’s “Celebrate” Nail Lacquer Set, which features three shades of nail lacquers (two new and limited to the set–at least for now).

Ruby Red Slippers is, quite possibly, one of the most beautiful nail lacquers I’ve ever seen. It’s absolutely stunning. It’s a burgundy-black jelly base with two sizes of red glitter–small glitter particles mixed with larger, hexagon-shaped glitter. The combination of the two glitter sizes is unique and fun, but just the dark base with the rich ruby red glitter is gorgeous.  I know in the photos the red seems a little fiery, but when I look at my nails in natural lighting, I see more of a scarlet, ruby red.

The formula stays on with minimal tip wear when I used it with Zoya’s Color Lock System (base, top, and fast drying coats). It’s easy to apply, and the glitter doesn’t seem to drag much, so you do get a nice look. As with most glitters, you won’t necessarily get a 100% uniform look, but it doesn’t bother me. I used just two medium-thick coats to get a good, solid look with plenty of sparkle.

I know some dislike the clean-up rituals associated with glitter polishes, but I didn’t find it too time consuming or difficult.  My technique is to take a cotton pad soaked in remover and let it sit on my nail for about 2-3 seconds (just press the pad against the nail), then move to another nail, repeat… and then go back and remove the polish.

Bottom Line: LOVE THIS. The kit is $35, and you do get this plus two other polishes (and let me say, Super Star is divine–will review it separately), so I absolutely think the value on these is fantastic, considering Lippmann lacquers usually retail for $16 a pop.

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  • Product: 30/30
  • Value: 9/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

Recommendation: If you love glittery nails, I think these are tops. They’re great shades for fall and winter, but Ruby Red Slippers just blows my mind!

Availability: Nordstrom

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Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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LOVE! I actually tried looking for this trio in-store to no avail. They have another set but it didn’t *spark* my interest as much as these shades..

i like it and i keep on eyeing the set. however, i am not overly fond of chunky glitter in nail polish because it is so hard to get out. i hope i get to see this in store.

i just ordered this on nordstrom.com (backordered til 11.30 grr) based on the 2/3 we saw…i was wondering why the black one wasn’t reviewed or photo’d. what’s wrong with it?

It’s really ugly. It’s a semi sheer black base with big black glitter. After 2 coats it just looks like lumpy black polish, as if you don’t know how to apply polish. It’s not any better if you try to wear it sheer.
You can find pics of it on several nail blogs, pretty sure Scrangie.com has em.
The other 2 polishes are gorgeous and probably make up for it 🙂

I loooove that, its so perfect for opening Christmas presents, haha!! I guess Ill have to find a dupe in England somewhere.

My mum bought me a similar one for Christmas when I was about 12 (10 years or so ago) and it was a clear base with silver and purple glitter just like that (the hexagons were little hearts tho), I doubt Ill be able to find that brand again but I know it was cheap so might try Claires. Or just find a good red glitter to go over black.

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