Deborah Lippmann Spring/Summer 2011 Launches

Please enjoy the following press release from Deborah Lippmann

At Spring 2011 fashion week, I was backstage at more shows than ever, as designers are starting to put as much thought into nails as they do makeup. I was thrilled when Badgley Mischka chose Glitter In The Air, a sheer sky blue confetti with flecks of salmon pink and blue glitter, to complement their collection. And even more excited when Naked, a clean, bare beige, was selected as the color of choice at four other influential shows.

My inspiration for Glitter In The Air was part customer request and part Pink’s magical performance at the Grammy Awards – floating through the air, wrapped in a sheer body suit with sparkles. I wanted to capture that ethereal moment in a bottle.

Naked is the perfect clean beige and is quickly becoming the most sought-after shade, replacing pale pinks and soft peaches as the new nude for spring.


I’m calling all 80’s prom queens: you’ve inspired my newest shades! I Know What Boys Like and Girls Just Want To Have Fun take their color cues from the decade’s most vivid, over-the-top prom gowns. I wanted fun, happy, bold colors, but not the expected shimmering brights so I created shades that are loud, but have this rich, creamy base, which makes them more wearable. I turned to prom dresses past for inspiration because I remember the colors, particularly one I wore, being very off beat and interesting and to me that couldn’t be more fun, especially for summer.

Girls Just Want To Have Fun – A smooth, vintage coral that everyone can wear because it’s bold yet velvety – a sort of carefree, creamy coral.

I Know What Boys Like – A creamy periwinkle that credits to both the 80’s and my clients. Several of my clients have asked for interesting blues. This one is a blend of blue and purple with a creamy finish, which gives it a slightly retro look that is so playful and hip.


I’ve received many requests over the years to launch a yellow polish. I’ve been reluctant because I, myself, have pink undertones and find it difficult to pull off anything yellow – including a nail color. I didn’t want to discount all the women like me (I’m a fan of all things universally flattering).

But with the success of SUPERMODEL (a sheer red-orange), I started to think about how I could make a yellow for all. After many incarnations, I nailed it – YELLOW BRICK ROAD, a sheer mellow yellow with a jelly finish. The proof that it wears beautifully on all skin tones: it complements me and Lady GaGa, who wore it first for her “Born This Way” performance at the 2011 Grammy Awards. The sunny shade was slated to launch later this year, but after receiving hundreds of emails and blog postings since the Grammy Awards, I’ve pushed the date up. As of April 1, everyone – and I mean everyone – can wear yellow.



Price: $16

WHERE TO FIND IT: Barneys New York, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and online at

One Response to Deborah Lippmann Spring/Summer 2011 Launches

  1. Alicia May 11, 2011 at 5:33 PM

    I really want to try one of the Deborah Lipmann polishes. They all look so nice. I really like the peri-winkle shade. Great names too.


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