Today I have swatches of Deborah Lippmann’s Glitter in the Air over Naked, which are both from the Spring 2011 collection. I first reviewed these separately, but I decided I wanted to revisit Glitter in the Air and try it over something with a different color than its own base.
When I first used it, I really loved the idea of Glitter in the Air over a pale blue that would mimic its own slightly blue-tinged grey base as much as possible. I still think that Chanel’s Riva is the perfect polish for that job. But I started wondering what it would look like over other polishes, as well. All Lacquered Up reported that Deborah Lippmann herself suggested combining Glitter in the Air with Naked, the other Spring 2011 polish. So I decided to start there.
Naked is a really pretty shade. I already have reviewed it and worn it a lot, but it’s so nice that I enjoyed going back and looking it over again. It’s a grown-up, clean beige color that dries very close to my skin tone. Naked is a slightly sheer shade, so it takes three coats for the semi-opaque coverage shown below. But it goes on without any streaks and dries really quicky, so it’s very easy to use. I even kind of like the way you can see my nail line but it’s subtle and just peeking out.
Then I layered two coats of Glitter in the Air on top. The greyish/light base color of Glitter in the Air lightened Naked a bit and made it look greyer and less fleshy. I really like how the glitter in Glitter in the Air is not too bright-it’s definitely blue and pink, but more muted and soft than glitter colors usually are. It just twinkles a little bit when I move my hands; it’s not exactly flashy or sparkly. It’s also neat that the glitters from the first coat get toned down even more by the second coat of greyish base over top of them, so they’e slightly lighter than the glitters in the second coat. I wore this glitter combination to work for three days and didn’t feel like anyone even noticed, except of course me! Which would be impossible with most glitter polishes.
I like this combination a lot-it’s very feminine and subtle. Both of these polishes are readily available on Deborah Lippmann’s website and at Nordstrom’s.