This nail color has been on my radar for quite some time, and I am so glad that I finally got the opportunity to really appreciate all its beauty and wonderfulness. Get ready for picture overload!
Across The Universe is a deep blackened navy jelly, that contains an array of beautiful silver, blue, and green toned, glitter particles. The dark navy blue jelly base color, alters the colors of the glitter/shimmer particles to make it appear more blue based, and add that something special.
I really like that there is a mix of bigger hexagonal chunks, and smaller and finer shimmers. I am happy to report that Deborah Lippmann's Across The Universe nail color does not contain Formaldehyde, Toluene, or Dibutyl Phthalate. But the best part? There is no animal testing!
The bottle is simply stunning. It looks very fancy and luxe. I found the brush very easy to control, and application was smooth as can be. I already had a base color on my nails-Zoya's Ibiza, which is a deep ink/blue that had been on my nails for about 5 days, so please pardon the little bits of chip and tip wear.
I layered Across The Universe over Zoya's Ibiza and it makes for quite a lovely combination. In the pictures above, I applied two coats of Across The Universe and I got a very nice glitter covering. To be frank, I think that one would be able to get away with one coat as well, seeing as the coverage is just as good.
Drying time was relatively quick. Though, I would give it a good 5-10 minutes for it to completely dry. Removal was not as difficult as it usually is with glitter nail colors. That was a surprise. Overall, Across The Universe is gorgeous. If you could have only one higher end nail color in your collection, I can't recommend Across The Universe enough. I will definitely be checking out more of Deborah Lippmann's nail colors in the future.
What do you all think of Across The Universe? What are your favorite Deborah Lippmann nail colors?
Disclaimer: I am in a sponsorship with Apothica.com. I was provided with a gift card, and this nail color was one of my purchases with the gift card. My reviews are 100% honest, not influenced, and my own.