August 27 2014

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Deborah Lippmann Is Walking On Sunshine


If black is synonymous with elegance, and red with allure, then yellow—in all its cheerfully named incarnations, from daffodil to canary—could be considered the visual equivalent of happiness. The sunny color may have an emotionally uplifting effect, but it also happens to be one of the hardest to pull off, managing to extract the most unflattering shades from a variety of complexions. With the release of her latest lacquer, Yellow Brick Road, Deborah Lippmann may have solved beauty’s yellow conundrum—for nails, at least. If the polish looks familiar, that’s because Lady Gaga happened to be rocking it when she hatched from that Hussein Chalayan-designed egg during her Grammy performance of “Born this Way”—fitting, considering Lippmann’s varnish is the perfect shade of sheer yolk yellow. It’s not just perfect in the bottle, either; the happy hue flatters a plethora of skin tones. This is one road we plan on skipping down all summer long.

Available April 15, $16, at Barneys New York and

Photo: Courtesy of Lippmann Collection

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