The beauty of Burberry’s new Nail for Spring (Pale Yellow, £15, uk.burberry.com) is in its offness. You can tell it’s posh by its failure to try hard. It’s not a bright highlighter yellow, nor a pretty blonde, neither does it have the sunny glory of a healthy soft-boiled yolk. This season’s nail is the yellow of slight jaundice and badly washed stains, of hands destroyed by nicotine and nails saddened by a lack of base coat. It’s the yellow of things that have faded, and (try Models Own Banana Split £5, modelsownit.com, or Revlon’s Buttercup £7.99, boots.com, too) it’s perfect for right now.
Other Stories Dupion Yellow £5, stories.com Clinique Sunny £12, 0870 034 2566 Max Factor Mellow Yellow £3.99, boots.com Ciaté Hidden Gem £9, ciate.co.uk