Thursday, April 12, 2012

Deborah Lippmann Waking Up In Vegas

Although named after a Katy Perry song, Waking Up In Vegas, from Deborah Lippmann spring 2010 collection, was made famous by Lady Gaga.  Any nail polish addict would remember infamous September 2010 front cover of Vanity Fair UK.  Lady Gaga was photographed, wearing nothing but a to-die-for sparkling diamond choker by Fred Leighton, and beautiful manicured grey nails.  The cement grey nail polish was an instant hit, and became the much talked about "it" color everyone wanted to have.

Described as "putty-liscious gray", Waking Up In Vegas is a warmer version of grey.  The super chic color is midway between grey and beige, making it very wearable for all skin tones.  A hip and fashionable color, but still remains very wearable for the office.

A very pigmented crème, the color applied nice and opaque.  I did end up using 3 coats, but that's because my nail ridges were driving me crazy.  I was working hard to cover them, trying to carefully apply even coats.  As you can see from the pictures, the ridges on my nails became very visible after application.

Waking Up In Vegas dries fast.  So I'm not convinced all the lines on my nails are ridges, but maybe some are partially due to brush strokes as well.

I'm also showing you the color without any top coat.  One, being that it really didn't need it since it dried quickly.  But mainly because I wanted to show you the true nature of the finish.  It's not glossy and it's not matte.  It's best described as a satin finish.  It took me a bit to get used to, but I ended up wearing it as is.  If this is a look you're not used to, then go ahead and slap on some glossy top coat.  It will still look beautiful and amazing!  Plus, it will take care of those ridges.

Waking Up In Vegas is such a beautiful neutral color that I'd say it's a must for any collection.


  1. It almost looks like a whiter version of OPI's I Vant to be a Lone Star.

    Pretty color regardless.

    1. That is a pretty OPI color I don't have. IVTBALS is also a bit shimmery, right?

    2. A tad, it seems like a bit more metallically, but not quite metallic. I don't think it's Satin though.

  2. i thought this was gonna be a nude by the first pic, but it pulls really grey! it's still really pretty though, looks like a great palate cleansing color!