Monday, August 29, 2011

Best New Nudes: Lippmann Naked and Sephora by OPI Let's Plié

I love nude and nude beige nail polishes. I know they're boring compared to the rainbow of shades out there, but I love putting on a pale nude and just having my hands look clean after wearing vamps, reds, berries, roses and peaches for weeks or months at a time.

Two of the best new nudes on the market now are Naked by Deborah Lippmann ($16) and Let's Plié by Sephora by OPI ($9), both below:

Let's Plié is described as "opaque metallic beige" on Sephora's website (where I ordered it off of due to it being sold out in every Sephora I checked!), but that's a poor description. It's actually a creamy (the formula on this one is really nice and smooth- and two coats got the job done), opaque pale peachy beige spun with very fine silver shimmer that passes for a creme from a distance. It reminds me a bit of Barielle's Beaches and Dreams nail polish (a super pale opaque creme peach), only this is more subdued and much less stark:

Naked, by Deborah Lippmann, is a somewhat sheer, glossy neutral beige. It looks flat in the bottle, and I was weary of it being too sheer ( an essie), but three coats covered my nails nicely and the jelly-ish finish gave them a look that reminded me of Faye Dunaway's nails in "The Thomas Crown Affair":

I really hope Let's Plié is a hit and Sephora keeps it around. Naked, on the other hand, I could live without- but I do love having a somewhat opaque glossy beige in my stash, since the rest are always way too sheer.