Deborah Lippmann Summer 2015 Painted Desert Swatches & Review

by Lisa Heath

Press Sample

With all the brights, neons and pastels being thrown our way, we’re going to tone it down a bit with Deborah Lippmann’s Painted Desert collection for Summer 2015.

This is a 4 piece collection with neutral shades that scream Fall, but I’ve never been one to strictly stick to season trends.  I wear neons in December and vampy shades in March – I love them all!

Shifting Sands

Shifting Sands

Shifting Sands is an almond beige creme and the lightest of the collection.  I used 2 coats for this photo and I’m actually looking forward to using this one with neon shades for nail art.

Terra Nova

Terra Nova

I wasn’t 100% sure how to describe this color… and then my boyfriend did a Starbucks run (I love that man) while I worked on posts and it matches the caramel in my Caramel Ribbon Crunch frap.  It was the one shade in the collection I wasn’t sure about, but it grew on me.  I used 2 coats for this photo.

Desert Moon

Desert Moon

Desert Moon is a green toned grey creme and reminds me almost of the grey you see in army fatigues.  I used 2 coats for this photo and while I love the color, but I had minor self level issues.  You can sort of see the ripples in my nails.

Love In The Dunes

Love In The Dunes

Love In The Dunes is my favorite of the collection.  This is a dusty deep mauve grey creme.  I used 2 coats for this photo.

Overview

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I knew when I received these that some people may not be ready for the neutrals to this extent just yet, but this was a well done set and is perfect for a desert themed collection.  Application was good overall and I only had some minor self leveling issues on Desert Moon.  I was also rather surprised that all 4 shades worked well with my skin tone, usually neutrals can be iffy on me!

Price: $18.00 Each

Where To Buy: www.deborahlippmann.com, Barneys New York, Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Sephora

Availability: May 2015

So what did you think of these?  I know they aren’t going to be for everyone this time of year, but I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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24 comments

Samantha (Southern Sparkle Nail Art) May 9, 2015 - 4:28 pm

I really love these shades! This is a wonderful set of neutrals. Great swatches!

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Ashlee(PaintedNubbs) May 9, 2015 - 5:00 pm

These are very nice shades. I’d really like to see a gradient done with them.

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Polished Hippy May 9, 2015 - 10:45 pm

There are definitely neutrals for all skin tones here – Desert Moon would be my pick!

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Nidia - Lit From Within May 10, 2015 - 10:01 pm

I can’t pull off camel/caramel colors, but I still love the look of this collex. The green and purple are my faves!

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Erika May 10, 2015 - 11:16 pm

Hello Desert Moon and Love in the Dunes!

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Anastasia May 11, 2015 - 4:28 am

Terra Nova sure is unique, I don’t have anything like it in my stash.

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BeautyJudy May 11, 2015 - 4:46 am

I like all but Shifting Sands! Great swatches.

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Destany May 11, 2015 - 5:35 am

Terra Nova is a very pretty caramel color! Excellent swatches :)

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Allison @Never Say Die Beauty May 11, 2015 - 7:29 am

What a distinctive collection! I love the shades and I definitely love DL polish

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Mai May 11, 2015 - 7:46 am

Oooh I love how this is a departure from the typical summer brights. They’re gorgeous colors!

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Heather May 11, 2015 - 8:50 am

I normally only like bright colors for polish but these look so pretty and classy heheh I could use a little of that in my life :)

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Leelo R May 11, 2015 - 8:51 am

Beautiful swatches! Shifting Sands is my fav from these.

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Chelsea May 11, 2015 - 11:19 am

Love In The Dunes is my definite favorite! So pretty!

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Phyrra May 11, 2015 - 12:40 pm

Love in the Dunes is gorgeous.

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Cindy Ingalls May 11, 2015 - 1:32 pm

Interesting colors for summer. Not what you would usually think of, which I like.

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Kimberly May 11, 2015 - 4:36 pm

I know I shouldn’t but, I covet your nails! What a beautiful review.

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MarciaF May 11, 2015 - 7:56 pm

Love in the Dunes is fabulous. So different than anything I own.

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Kath TheFabZilla May 11, 2015 - 10:52 pm

More like pre-fall shades to me. Still beautiful ‘tho

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Laura MyNewestAddiction May 11, 2015 - 11:50 pm

Deborah Lippmann makes some of my favorite polishes of all time.

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Brooke @ Blushing Noir May 12, 2015 - 5:54 am

I love Terra Nova and Desert Moon! It’s refreshing seeing shades I’d link up to Fall come out in the Summer

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Justina May 12, 2015 - 10:12 am

Desert Moon is so pretty!

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Honeygirlk May 12, 2015 - 10:30 am

These shades are gorgeous. I only own one DL nail polish and sadly I’ve only used it once in the year I’ve had it. smh

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[email protected] Varnished May 14, 2015 - 4:39 am

I haven’t purchased a DL polish in forever but Terra Nova and Desert Moon are calling my name!

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Dani From Polish, with Love May 18, 2015 - 1:36 pm

This whole collection is fabulous, I’m really loving these types of shades!! Maybe it’s because I’m seeing nothing but brights, hahaha! LOVE LOVE LOVE Love in the Dunes!!

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