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We dive into the Lippmann’s famed polish formula, drop by drop.
The perfect nail polish is like something out of a children’s story: it can’t be too thin or too thick; the brush can’t be too small or too big—everything has to be just right. Manicurist Deborah Lippmann found inspiration for the newest shade collection of her flawless polish from another fanciful source: Wicked. “As a long-time fan of the Broadway musical, I never imagined I’d one day create a collection based on the magic of Oz,” says Lippmann. “This limited-edition collection celebrates the show’s 10th anniversary with a trio of shades as wickedly mesmerizing as the characters who inspired them.” Here, we examine her legendary long-wear formula. RENEE TRILIVAS
THE INSPIRATION: “I wanted to create a product that I wanted to use as a professional and that other professionals would want to use. At the same time, I wanted a product that would be easy to use at home, and yield professional results.”
THE FORMULA: “It was important for my formula to be five-free, which means that it is free of formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, camphor, and dibutyl phthalates. We also never test on animals.”
BIOTIN: “Biotin is known for promoting nail growth.”
GREEN TEA EXTRACT: “Green tea extract has antioxidant properties that help soothe and calm.”
AUCOUMEA: “Aucoumea, a natural resin from West African trees, has been found to deter ridges from growing on nails.”
THE BOTTLE: “The bottle was designed with the at-home manicurist in mind. The shape of the cap fits in easily and securely in the hand, allowing for an easy grip.”
THE BRUSH: “I specifically chose this brush because of the number of bristles and the length of the stem. The stem is the perfect length—not too long—so the polish doesn’t drip. The bristles are also the perfect length, not too long or short, so that you can control the flow of the polish as it glides from the brush onto your nails. My brush also spreads nicely with great coverage when you push down to apply the lacquer.”