5 New Yellow Nail Polishes We Love

Yellow nail polish isn’t just for kids: It’s surprisingly flattering for most skin tones, and it’s more unexpected than orange (summer’s other hot shade). Feeling trepidatious? Try it on your toes—or choose a sheer formula. Here, lacquers for every comfort level:

by Genevieve Monsma
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Photograph: Todd Huffman

1 Deborah Lippmann Mini Nail Lacquer in It Girl (part of the Run the World [Girls] set, $45; deborahlippmann.com) dries to a semimatte finish, softening the color’s in-your-face impact.

2 Thakoon for Nars Nail Color in Amchoor ($18; narscosmetics.com) is neon—so it’s best left to beauty daredevils.

3 Essie Topcoat in As Gold As It Gets ($8; essie.com) can be worn alone or over another lacquer to add a glint of gold.

4 Nails Inc. Polish in Notting Hill Carnival ($10; sephora.com) is a cheerful hue that works on short, neat nails.

5 MAC Nail Lacquer in Near Beth Experience ($15; maccosmetics.com), a sheer pastel, lets you dip your actual toe(s) in the trend.

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First published in the July/August 2012 issue

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