Deborah Lippmann has painted the nails of some of Hollywood’s biggest A-listers, and she’s also done collaborations with many of them — Sarah Jessica Parker, Cher, Mary J. Blige and Renee Zellweger to name a few. So it’s only natural the talon-focused talent’s latest collab is with one of TV’s most popular shows: Empire.
Her eponymous nail polish label’s latest output — Empire x deborah lippmann ($24) — is a trio of lacquers inspired by and named after Lee Daniels’ runaway Fox hit, which stars the always fabulous Taraji P. Henson. This special collection also follows previous collabs that were Girls- and True Blood–themed.
A jazz singer herself, Lippmann was inspired by the music of Empire (which is the responsibility of music producer and songwriter Timbaland), specifically the melodies and lyrics. And, of course, Cookie Lyon came into play. The shades are Hustle Hard, which is a shimmery fuchsia; Power of the Empire, a glam gold glitter; and War of the Roses, which is a ruby red shimmer shade. The limited-edition line is now available at deborahlippmann.com, sephora.com and nordstrom.com.
Says Lippmann of the show: “What’s not to love?! It combines all my favorite passions — gorgeous beauty, killer style, and out of this world music. I am a loyal viewer and can’t wait to tune in weekly.”