Jun 08 2011

Deborah Lippmann Yellow Brick Road

 Yellow Brick Road is described by Deobrah Lippmann as “a sheer mellow yellow with a jelly finish.” Deborah goes on to say, “the proof that it wears beautifully on all skin tones: it complements me and Lady GaGa, who wore it first for her “Born This Way” performance at the 2011 Grammy Awards.

I don’t know if it really complemented my fair skin tone. I loved it when I first put it on. But then as I wore it throughout the weekend, I felt like it was a bit too harsh at times, too in contrast to my skin. But man, I loved the squishy, jelly texture and shine.

So, I’m torn about it! How about I let the photos show you what I mean?!

YBR was such a chameleon of yellow on me in different lighting! It was mustard. It was Marshmallow Peep. It was lemonade. It was pee. It was crazy!

At times I wanted to eat my nails because they made me think of lemon water ice or Lemonhead candies.

So I mention this not to be vain, but because I know there’s a certain measure of whether a polish looks good on me or not based on the reactions I get – and I got zero compliments on this manicure. I mean, I was with family all day Saturday, yard sale-ing all over, eating at the diner, chilling with more relatives…picking up sunscreen at Ulta…again, not to sound vain, and I don’t LOOK for compliments on my mani (my opinion of my mani and whether I can live with it is the opinion that matters most!) but I almost always get compliments on my nails. So the fact that I didn’t, and I was around so many different women, leads me to believe that this one might not be well-suited for me.

But I love the jelly!

Argh. I am truly a woman torn.

Anyway. These retail for $16. I purchased mine at Blue Mercury 2. You can also find it at Barneys New York, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and online at www.deborahlippmann.com.

What do you think of YBR, friends?! How’d it look on you?! Or did you pass?! Share in the comments below!

  • Jenny

    I don’t love it. But just so you know, I didn’t love it on myself, either. I’m very fair and it made my hands look red and my nails look like dirty teeth. I don’t really know who could wear this. It’s the Funky Chunky of 2011. Giant fail.

    • http://beautyjudy.com BeautyJudy

      LOL Ah, I haven’t heard that name spoken in a year or so. Yes, I agree, this one is a fail. But I do love the formula! Perhaps white base is the way to go with her!

  • Lucy

    I agree with Deb. This is too sheer. Sorry but I don’t think it’s very flattering with your skin coloring. I don’t know who would look good in this. Pee colored is right!

    • http://beautyjudy.com BeautyJudy

      LOL I appreciate your honesty, Lucy! I totally agree with you!

  • Deb

    I would like it if it weren’t so sheer. I don’t think yellow looks right unless it is opaque. Sheer yellow just reminds of stained nails. Maybe you would like it better if you put white underneath it?

    • http://beautyjudy.com BeautyJudy

      I agree. I will definitely have to try white as a base, Deb, that’s a good suggestion!