Fashion And Beauty For The Hardcore | Jewelry on your nails: Deborah Lippmann’s holographic Jewel Heist collection.
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Jewelry on your nails: Deborah Lippmann’s holographic Jewel Heist collection.

Photos: Courtesy of Deborah Lippmann

If there’s one thing that Deborah Lippmann does well (which may be hard to declare what with her unique square bottles, luxe formulas, and on-trend pigments) it’d have to be those glitter polishes. From the cult classic Happy Birthday chunky glitter to her recent scintillating Mermaids summer offering, the nail veteran is known for paints that sparkle and shine in whole new ways. Now for fall, Lippmann is dialing up the dazzle factor to its very brink with the all-new holographic Jewel Heist collection.

Launching this month, the offering is inspired by the flash and opulence of sapphires, emeralds, and pure gold. The six-piece line includes glowing crèmes ($17), gleaming shimmers ($17), and glistening prismatic mega-glitters ($19). We caught up with Lippmann in a brief interview to ask what we can expect from her new ever-twinkly lineup. (Note: sunglasses sold separately.)


What was your inspiration for Jewel Heist and what made you choose the colors you did for this fall collection? 

I love jewelry and am always inspired by beautiful jewel tones, especially for fall. This collection includes luxurious hues of gold, emerald and sapphire—it’s like wearing jewelry on your nails, but you can do it yourself. The collection offers classic, subtler shades, with complementary glitter that can be layered or worn alone. There are both sophisticated and chic hues and opulent versions. This allows an option for every mood and occasion.

We’ve seen holographic polishes floating around here and there for a few seasons now. What makes these so unique and on-trend now for fall?

The mega-holographic polish in this collection is new to my glitter range. It offers a high-impact reflection of a full spectrum of color. Texture in general is also a huge trend for fall—whether it’s a holographic glitter, a matte finish, or a layered look. This collection offers options for simplicity or layering.

How can we make such a sparkly look more wearable for every day?

You could paint just an accent nail or make the rest of your look very simple. Let your nails be the statement, with very minimal makeup, straight or pulled-back hair, and simple clothing without patterns otherwise. Also, for a subtle hint of sparkle, you could place a dab of glitter on the tip of the nail to create a modern French manicure (which I call a duet), or an ombré look.

Read more: Deborah Lippmann Fall 2013 Collection – Deborah Lippmann Jewel Heist Collection for Fall 2013 – ELLE