Build me up buttercup.

deborah lippmann pastel yellow polishBuild Me Up Buttercup by Deborah Lippmann ($18.00)

A pretty little pastel yellow that’s not too overwhelming or intense is such a perfect shade for Spring. And I don’t even care that it’s snowing right now.

Build Me Up Buttercup is such a creamy, pale yellow that goes so well with my fair skintone since it isn’t’ TOO yellow (if you know what I mean). I’ve been looking for a pastel yellow like this one for a while now (ever since I saw Shay Mitchell sport it on a cover of some magazine) and I thought I found it back in July when I came across Unicorn by Sinful Colors. I think I might have been wrong because Build Me Up Buttercup is THE most gorgeous pastel shade I’ve ever used.

Deborah Lippmann Buuild me up Buttercup

I found the formula to be very rich and creamy, maybe a little runny- ever so slightly- with a smooth, glossy, creme finish. Two coats worked beautifully for me, but I could have also pulled off one coat as well -easily- because of how rich the formula is. The formula is also infused with biotin, green tea extract, and aucoumea, formulated without parabens and sulfates, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, DBP (dibutyl phthlate), or camphor.

pastel yellow polish

What do you guys think of this color?

Edit: One of my lovely readers just let me know that you can find this polish right here on sale for $6.99!!

  • mel

    Beautiful soft color

  • This colour is gorgeous! Really suits you!

  • I find the lighter a polish is, the more coats it needs to be opaque. This must be a really great formula if you only needed 2 coats! I like the colour, especially for spring.

    Nabihah |

  • This is a gorgeous pastel yellow Paula :) I wouldn’t normally wear a yellow but this one is just so pretty xx

    Brenda BusyBee

    • Right?? It’s so wearable and so pretty <3

  • This color is absolutely gorgeous! I love this brand so much, I have a few of the nail polishes and I am in love with all the shades. This is such a perfect color for Spring!

    Becky, xx //

  • Love this shade, so gorgeous for this time of year!

  • L

    I bought it yesterday after seeing it on your post yesterday! Cant wait to get it. has it on sale for $6.99 with free shipping!!!

    • WOW that’s awesome, thanks so much for letting me know!! Wish I knew that when I bought it at Sephora, lol!

  • OMG, I need this color, so beautiful. *__*
    New post is online…

  • Such a pretty colour, this looks gorgeous on your nails !
    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

  • Such a lovely shade and it looks so pretty on your nails!! Added to my wishlist :) x

  • Never thought I’d say this, but I love this yellow shade! Definitely on the hunt for it now xx

    • Right? It’s so subtle but there’s definitely some yellow up in there ;)

  • The perfect yellow! This is so super fresh and gorgeous for Spring. In total agreement that it’s not too yellow, it strikes the perfect pastel. And Build Me Up Buttercup is THE most gorgeous name as well! Just absolutely beautiful! <3

    OMG the snow needs to stawp lol :O :(

    Sophie | soinspo xo

    • Thanks so much Sophie! Ahh I know, it’s a little crazy here, but thankfully it’s all gone. Well, almost haha. I’m SO done with this snow. :| :|

  • Mmm! I can’t usually find yellows I love too much, but this is gorgeous. Any clue on drugstore dupes on this? You mention Unicorn, but they seem a bit different?

    • I haven’t really come across anything that’s similar to this color, maybe Revlon’s “Sunshine Sparkle”?

  • Omg such a gorgeous shade. I wish I had pretty fingers like you..

    Samie|| Beautydetour

    • Aww thank you! I might have nice nails but both of my index fingers are super crooked and go off to the side hah:)