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Pair with Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab base and top coat for salon-quality results.

Deborah Lippmann Cleopatra in New York

$20.00 Ships Free
0.5 fl oz

Availability: Out of stock


Birchbox Breakdown

We imagine that if the Egyptian queen ever visited the Big Apple, this is the polish she’d choose to wear. Inspired by the bright lights of the big city, Cleopatra in New York is glamorous with a bit of an edge. The black jelly-like base is packed with large pieces of hexagonal gold glitter that sparkle against the pitch-black polish. It’s unexpected and a little bit wild—just like New York City, and just like Cleopatra (especially in her Elizabeth Taylor incarnation).

How to Use

After applying a base coat, paint nails with two to three coats of polish. Finish with one to two layers of top coat to bring this chunky glitter polish to a smooth, glass-like finish.

Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Phthalic Anhydride/Trimellitic Anhydride/Glycols Copolymer, Isopropyl Alcohol, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Adipic Acid/Fumaric Acid/Phthalic Acid/Tricyclodecane Dimethanol Copolymer, Citric Acid, Biotin, Butylene Glycol (AND) Water (AND) Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Aucoumea Klaineana Oleo-Resin Extract, [ +/- ] (May Contain) Titanium Dioxide; C.I. 77891 D&C Red #6 Barium Lake; C.I. 15850, D&C Red #7 Calcium Lake; C.I. 15850:1, D&C Red #34 Calcium Lake; C.I. 15850:1, FD&C Yellow #5 Aluminum Lake; C.I. 19140, D&C Yellow #10 Aluminum Lake; C.I. 47005, FD&C Blue #1 Aluminum Lake; C.I. 42090, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide; C.I. 77510, Red Iron Oxide; C.I. 77491 . Black Iron Oxide; C.I. 77499, Mica; C.I. 77019, Bismuth Oxychloride; C.I,77163, Guanine; C.I. 75170, Polyethylene Terephthalate, D&C Violet #2; C.I. 60725, Aluminum Powder; C.I. 77000.

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AMAZING Color!!!! But be Sure to Moisturizer After

Just the right amount of sparkle, and I love that the base color is almost black, but a few shades lighter. That color seems to be more universally faltering on skin tones. It would be fun as an Accent color on one nail with a dark colored mani or as an accent on the "reverse French manicure" style nails. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because glitter polishes like this one are a little rough to remove from your nails. Would love to hear other people's tips for protecting nails.

It's still worth it as a fun manicure option!!!

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Different and Fun

I love this polish! It is so pretty and goes on well. Deborah Lippmann didn't disappoint. It is a little difficult to remove, but that is to be expected with a glitter polish.

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Beautifully unique

I'm a huge Deborah Lippmann fan, but I admittedly tend to purchase at Sephora. Except, they don't carry this shade! It's definitely a must have. I've learned to browse the Birchbox shop more often.

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Love it!

I was actually really lucky to find this on sale at a chain store. I'm glad I purchased it. I wore it over new years and received a lot of compliments on it. The polish lasts with minimal chipping for 2 weeks. I would gladly pay full price for Deborah Lippmann polishes.

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Easy Sophistication

I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this nail polish! The black in it is more of a glaze, so it actually dries very quickly.

Additionally, with other glittery nail polish that I have tried, it can be tricky getting enough glitter on your nails. However, I didn't have to keep layering or dabbing on dollops of glitter to get the right look.

This took two coats for the black to show as black and not like a glaze. Also, looks great with all my fall clothes. I anticipate I will want to wear this all through the holiday season as well since it has a nice balance of whimsy and sophistication.

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