Deborah Lippmann - Glitter in the Air

Posted by Erin on 8/24/11. Filed under: , , , ,

Glitter in the Air is probably one of the most lusted after polishes out there. Every place I look, there are girls talking about how much they love it, want it, and have tried to produce their own version of it. Truthfully, I have seen some pretty damn amazing franken GLITA's out there. But seeing as I am franken challenged, I went with the real thing.

Glitter in the Air, 3 coats with no base

2 coats of Glitter in the Air with 2 coats of Barry M's Blue Moon as a base color

Color:
Glitter in the Air is a sheer baby blue creme/jelly hybrid with semi sparse (round) pink and blue glitter in multiple sizes. Sounds intricate, doesn't it? I suppose it kind of is...

Glitter in the Air, 3 coats with no base

2 coats of Glitter in the Air with 2 coats of Barry M's Blue Moon as a base color

Application:
GITA has "application issues" written all over it. But it actually goes on quite well. But don't even entertain thoughts of this becoming opaque. You'd probably need about 8 coats for that to be even remotely possible. That said, if it wasn't as sheer as it is then the glitter wouldn't stand a chance at sparkling. Drying time sucked. Period.

Glitter in the Air, 3 coats with no base

2 coats of Glitter in the Air with 2 coats of Barry M's Blue Moon as a base color


Downside:
This is sheer beyond words. It's essentially a really souped up top coat. And at $18 a bottle, it aint exactly cheap as chips.

Glitter in the Air, 3 coats with no base
2 coats of Glitter in the Air with 2 coats of Barry M's Blue Moon as a base color



Bottom Line:
It's unique. It's cute. It's "coveted" by many. The sheerness of it is easily remedied by using a similar sky blue as a base color, and the result is really nice. Personally, I think it's worth the $18 just because there isn't really anything else quite like it out there (unless, as I stated earlier, you are skilled at frankening).

4 Responses to Deborah Lippmann - Glitter in the Air

  1. Pinkbeauty_love

    Pretty! Nice post!

  2. Lush Lacquer (Allie)

    Love DL polishes, never been able to find any where I live though :(

  3. Erin

    You're in the Uk, right Allie? houseoffraser.co.uk sells Lippmann :)

  4. Fingers

    I recently have been turned off by DL polishes. For the price, I think the formula should be better!! This color is too light for me! Sorry!

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