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Deborah Lippmann

Birchbox Breakdown

There’s nothing more iconic in movie history than Dorothy’s ruby slippers. Inspired by those legendary shoes, this deep red polish is packed with two sizes of red hexagonal glitter that really sparkle when they catch the light. And the jelly-like texture applies smoothly and evenly—no wizard required.

How it Works

The signature bottle is designed to fit perfectly between your fingers for mess-free, controlled application. Biotin, green tea, and aucoumea resin (a natural tree resin from West Africa) strengthen and condition nails. Deborah Lippmann lacquers are free of harmful ingredients like toluene and formaldehyde, and are never tested on animals.

How to Use

After applying a base coat to set a strong foundation, paint nails with two to three coats of polish, letting each coat dry before moving on. Finish with a glossy top coat for extra shine and protection.

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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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Solid Glitter
Purchased

Wow, the name says it all! This gives a finish like Dorothy's little red slippers in the "Wizard of Oz," and, honey, you aren't in Kansas anymore when you wear this color. Goes on well, covers well; I can't say that for a lot of cheaper glitter polishes. Some glitter polishes are very thick to begin with, some thicken quickly over their shelf life. I don't think this one is going to be one of those. Somewhat pricey for a polish, but, in my experience, you get what you pay for.

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I wanted to love this polish...

And I do! This is the most beautiful nail polish. I used a black base and got opacity in two coats. It was quick drying and I thought it went on much easier than glitter polish I have used by other manufacturers. This is my first Deborah Lippmann but it won't be my last. Another thing I like is I feel like I'm wearing a sexy, glamorous, mature polish. Love!

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Sparkle
Purchased

Sometimes when I have purchased her nail polish I have not been happy but this one is pretty good and so sparkley

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Not what I envisioned
Purchased

The description of this product is "Dorothy's Ruby Red Slippers" which made me think of a rich red glitter. Which is what this polish looks like---in the bottle. However, once applied, you realize the red glitter is suspended in black polish! It's definitely more Halloween/Queen of the Dead colored that holiday party appropriate. As far as the polish goes, it also requires 4-5 coats to cover, and takes a long time to dry. I'm really bummed! I was looking forward to wearing this now that Christmas is near, but unfortunately I'll be returning it.

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