Welcome to another Wednesday with The Beauty Buffs! We are discussing YELLOW this week. I’m always on a quest to find some yellows that don’t need a zillion coats… and today I’ll share my findings with you. I’m showcasing my top three yellow two-coaters!
Now I know that yellow is not a fave among nail bloggers. The formulas can be disappointing and a lot of ladies find yellow unflattering with their skintone. But, I happen to love yellow! This stems from my childhood where one year the Easter Bunny gave me two Revlon polishes. (The bunny never gave me candy. So sad. Yet I wonder why I have food issues.) So one year my easter basket contained two cream polishes- a robin’s egg blue and a pale butter yellow. I cherished them. If I got peanut butter cups they’d be gone in two seconds flat. But my nail polishes… they were the gift that kept giving! I still remember the exact images of the bottles in my head. I can’t remember my school teacher that year, but I remember my pastel Revlons. Oh, Jacqui!! Anyway, I think those nostalgic feelings about yellow polish carried into my adulthood. Plus, my mom loves yellow polish and the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
I don’t know if one-coat yellows exist or not. But for now, I’ll covet these three yellows which need only two coats each to be opaque:
First up is I Just Can’t Cope-Acabana by OPI. We’ve all seen a lot of swatches of this one lately. It’s the perfect true yellow- nice and bright and most similar to the primary yellow on the color wheel. I thought the formula would be a little chalky since a couple of the other Brazil collection polishes were a wee bit chalky to me. But honestly, the formula is really nice for a yellow. It dries glossy and you can’t go wrong with OPI !
Next I’ve got Pull Over by Sinful Colors. This mustard shade has a touch of orange to it. It’s similar to egg yolks, or a school bus. I like that it’s a little different than your average yellow. The formula is so fluid and juicy. It has some jelly-esque qualities too it, but it’s opaque in two coats so it’s definitely not a jelly. But it looks sorta glassy on the nail and I really enjoy the hue.
Last but not least is Inspire by AVON. Remember when the 2013 Peter Som Trio came out by Zoya?? The collection contained a yellow, an orange and a mint? Well AVON sorta copied them and came out with a trio of their own last year. The AVON shades were darker, but still, very similar in concept. I jumped on that train and picked up the AVON yellow called Inspire. Wow, I love it. How do I describe it? It’s a bright yellow cream that has a tinge of green to it. It’s almost a little bit pukey (especially in sunlight), but in the best way possible LOL! It sorta has a 70’s retro feel to it. The formula is really good and opaque (but as it ages I notice it’s getting a wee bit string-y). I love how intense and opaque this yellow is, especially for nail art. I’ve used it tons and tons and now my bottle is getting low. Good thing I have backup! Surprisingly, Inspire is THE ONLY bottle in my entire stash that I own a backup of. That says a lot I think.
My post wouldn’t be complete without a little yellow nail art…
I hand painted some blue triangles on the base of my nails using Orly Sweet Peacock. I think the metallic blue really looks cool against my AVON Inspire. I loved wearing this to work yesterday. It’s simple but a little quirky and definitely bold. I hope you like it!
After all this, if you still hate yellow- oh well, I tried. I look forward to hearing your opinions though!
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