Yellow doesn’t seem to be a color that I have many of. Even looking at the few I have, I have two neons and two pretty basic yellows. Maybe it’s because I haven’t found a lot of yellow variety. Who knows. But, here’s what I have!
Zoya Piaf is a muted yellow. I like it because it isn’t really that sunshine WHOA! But it isn’t grungy looking either. It is a nice polish that shows up opaque in a couple coats. It has little flecks of glitter in it and those flecks cause it to almost have a pearly sheen. I have used this for looks all year long. The muted effect makes it so versatile.
Sally Hansen Insta Dri Sizzlin’ Saffron is your basic yellow. It goes on opaque in two coats. If you are looking for that perfect primary yellow, I would suggest this one. It also works very well for water marbeling.
This is a bright, neon yellow by LA Colors called Flicker. On its own, you need about three coats to make it opaque. I actually like to put down a white layer underneath, because it makes the neon pop right away. I like this one a lot in the summer, and tried it once for a water marble, but I wasn’t really thrilled with it. LA Colors can be found for $1, and they have an entire neon set. If you are interested in experimenting with neons, these would be a great way to do it.
While this polish does have black in it, I chose to categorize it with the yellows. It is Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Copa-Banana. It is a jelly polish with black and yellow matte hex glitters. I usually paint this over another color. It can be a little difficult to work with, trying to spread out all of the pieces evenly. The black and yellow work together nicely to add a little drama to a calmer look.
Orly Glowstick is another neon polish. It has a bit of a greenish hue, like some really neon yellows get. This one takes at least four coats to make opaque, and I also like to put white underneath it to help with that. This is one that is cute in the summer, especially for an accent nail.
Piggy Polish Yellow There! is a very pastel yellow. In the picture and swatch, it looks more like a neutral shade, but in person, you can tell that it is yellow. This one is an Easter and spring go to for me. Because of the light shade, it does take a few coats to get it all the way opaque.
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Mellow Yellow is in between the Insta Dri and Piggy Polish above. It is not as pale or as bold, just a pleasant yellow. I love this one for water marbeling…it works every time. I also like to use it when I am in the mood for something bright, but not shocking.
Those are my yellows. Do you use any of these, or do you have one that I need to add? Let me know.
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