Deborah Lippmann is a goddess in the world of nail lacquers. A superior formula coupled with unique, fun colors makes the line one of the more cutting-edge on the market. Her colors are unfailingly complex, and rarely can anything even approaching a dupe be found.
"Wicked Game" is one of those complex, unique colors. This is my first Deborah Lippman lacquer, and when I first saw it, I was drawn to its duochrome loveliness. Look, it's lavender! No, it's green! No, it's both! When I wear this color, I find myself distracted by it, aimlessly turning my fingers one way, then another, admiring the way the light hits the polish and the gorgeous way it morphs from one to the other.
In one light, it's a lovely pale lavender.
At another angle, it morphs into a gorgeous pale, blue-based green.
And when you hold your hand just right, both shades appear in a gorgeous gradation of color.
Bottom Line: The formula for this lacquer is very good as far as wear time and ease of use go. However, I did have issues with bubbling the first couple of times I used it. I think that may have been my fault, as I changed my application method slightly and the issue was resolved. Dry time is fairly long on this one, but I top with a quick-dry top coat from Poshe and that alleviates the problem. This is truly one of the most unique colors I've encountered, and I get compliments every time I wear it. Can't beat that! Couple that with the fun factor of playing with your fingers all day, and you've got a must-have!
"Wicked Game" can be found on theDeborah Lippmann website.