The collection is a representation of the lights and New York surroundings. Although, I don't really have many chrome polishes in my stash, so this fairly new to me. I think it is more because chrome polishes always have a bad reputation, and are not favorable because of their application. However, I just can't stop looking are these beautiful colors!
12th Street Rag- is a beautiful magenta chrome. The formula is easy to apply, and like the rest of the polishes, opaque with just one coat. Although I did have a minor issue with some visible lines, but no streaks. It could have been my brush strokes or it my base coat. Nonetheless, this is a gorgeous pink and great to look at. This is two coats.
Harlem Nocturne- it is a beautiful indigo chrome, described as "intensified". This would go perfectly with Autumn In New York and/or 12th Street Rag. The formula on this polish was easy to apply. I was even tempted to just leave it alone with one coat, amazingly opaque! However, as recommended I applied two coats.
Take the "A" Train- is greyish charcoal chrome, described as "polished pewter pleasure". The formula is easy to apply, and like the rest of the polishes, opaque with just one coat. Although I did have a minor issue with some visible lines, but no streaks. It's so edgy, definitely a perfect shade for the fall! This is two coats.
Autumn In New York- "I looove gold"- Goldmember from Austin Powers
Seriously I can definitely see Goldmember wear this shade. It is the perfect yellow gold shade. The application was so much better than the others, with no streaks and visible lines. Absolutely my number one favorite! This is two coats.
As for the nail art, I had several designs I wanted to do, using all of the shades. However, I remember saving a beautiful gold and white pattern on my phone, and had to recreate it using Autumn In New York, as the base. I absolutely loved how these came out. I did find that HK Girl Top Coat was best to use. If you don't Orly Sec n' Dry is great too.
Now I do not know if all base coats will work perfectly, each depending what you use. However, I did have an issue with mine. Next time I will use imabeautygeek method, she used top coat as the base. And they seem to work perfectly as her swatches looked smooth.
Other than that the colors are absolutely beautiful, and are wonderful to have in your polish collection. It's a little pricey, but well worth, as they are unique '"luxe chrome" and as they individually represent the worlds most amazing city-- "the city that never sleeps".
They are available now, and retail $20.00 at www.deborahlippmann.com and at Barneys New York, Bloomingdale's, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and Sephora stores.
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