Deborah Lippmann Press Release

Empire x deborah lippmann Collection |Press Release|

Wednesday, November 11, 2015nail a college drop out

EMPIRE Collection 
A Collaboration with Television’s #1 FOX Hit Series

To celebrate FOX’s #1 chart-topping drama, EMPIRE, and in time for its highly anticipated second season, Deborah Lippmann has created a limited-edition collection of three fashion hues named after songs performed by the star-studded cast. As the most watched show on broadcast television in 2014-15 and reaching over 22.5 million households during its debut this fall, EMPIRE is today’s leading family drama set in the world of a hip-hop empire and all the glitz and glamour that entails. Now, fans of the show can embrace the rhythm and indulge their fabulous side with these showstopping shades: Hustle Hard, a fierce fuchsia shimmer, Power of the Empire, a gold record glitter, and War of the Roses, a seductive ruby red shimmer.

Available November 2015 (SRP: $24) online at and

    • “Hustle Hard” - fierce fuchsia shimmer
    • “Power Of The Empire” - gold record glitter 
    • “War Of The Roses” - seductive ruby red shimmer  

No stranger to successful celebrity and TV collaborations (i.e. HBO’s “Girls” & “True Blood”), Deborah captured the dazzling style and opulent beauty exhibited throughout the show, led by the infamous woman in charge, Cookie Lyon, with the creation of these lavish new shades. As a trained jazz singer with a lifelong passion for music, Deborah was captivated by the melody and lyrics found within each iconic song, crediting the prowess of EMPIRE Music Producer and songwriter Timbaland. This collaboration carries special meaning for Deborah, a longtime member of the entertainment business with three albums to her own name, and perfectly ties in with the brand’s heritage of using music as one of its inspirational sources. She adds, “As The New York Times said, ‘EMPIRE has prestige, great music and gifted actors…it is Dynasty in the age of hip hop.’ 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.”

About Empire: Created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong, EMPIRE centers on Lucious Lyon, a former drug dealer turned charismatic, savvy music mogul who is about to take his company, Empire Entertainment, public. Raised on the streets, he has never backed away from a fight and will resort to any measures, fair or foul, to defend his beloved Empire. Starring cast: Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Howard, Bryshere Gray, Jussie Smollett, Grace Gealey, and Trai Byers. Star-studded guests to appear this season include, but are not limited to: Marisa Tomei, Jennifer Hudson, Naomi Campbell, Gabourey Sidibe, Cuba Gooding Jr., Courtney Love and more…Airs Wednesday 9/8c. Empire ™ & © 2015 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

About Deborah Lippmann Deborah Lippmann is the go-to manicurist for the most fashionable magazines and renowned fashion houses from Vogue, InStyle, W, Vanity Fair and Elle to Donna Karan, Rodarte, Narciso Rodriguez, Marchesa and Versace, to name a few. The Deborah Lippmann brand boasts an assortment of over 75 long wearing shades and luxury specialty treatments for nails, hands and feet. All products are treatment enriched with Biotin and Green Tea Extract and all nail lacquers are 5-free (no toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, camphor or DBP) and not tested on animals. In 2010, Deborah was honored as Nail Visionary at Cosmoprof Worldwide, the beauty industry’s largest and most respected trade show – her authority in Nail was undeniably established.

Previous VIP collaborations have included: Sarah Smile (Sarah Jessica Parker), Lara’s Theme (Lara Stone), Believe (Cher), Supermodel (Dree Hemingway), Hit Me With Your Best Shot (Pat Benatar), Whatever Lola Wants (Kelly Ripa), No More Drama (Mary J. Blige), Stormy Weather (Narciso Rodriguez), Just Walk Away Renee (Renee Zellweger), Stronger (Kelly Clarkson), and Break 4 Love (iconic fashion photographer Inez van Lamsweerde). Collections have also been created in tandem with Broadway’s Wicked, and HBO’s Girls and True Blood.

About Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products: A division of 21st Century Fox and recognized industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products licenses and markets properties worldwide on behalf of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Twentieth Century Fox Television and Fox Broadcasting Company, as well as third party lines. The division is aligned with Twentieth Century Fox Television, the flagship studio leading the industry in supplying award-winning and blockbuster primetime television programming.

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