In 35 years, Essie has only made a handful of yellows...maybe 5? There was a canary yellow called Hello Yellow, two neon yellows called Funky Limelight and Shorty Shorts, a pastel yellow called Barbuda Banana and a primary yellow released a couple years ago with a Ralph Lauren fragrance called Yellow #3. I've read in interviews with Essie Weingarten that she never makes yellow polishes because they don't sell. But I also think that there are consumer's crying out for Essie to do something different! They did just that with Aim to Misbehave, commemorating their 1000th shade.
Aim to Misbehave is full of fine golden shimmer that you can see really well out in the sunlight. A bonus is that you can still see it in lower lighting!
The formula was actually pretty good. I found the first coat went on a little bit streaky, or if I went back with the brush too much, it would pull up polish underneath. But it self-levelled really well and it was completely smooth and opaque in 3 coats. It wasn't difficult to work with, besides that first coat being a tad tricky. Not bad at all!
This tone of yellow is very deep and golden, with the gold shimmer making it appear even more so. It is not my favourite tone of yellow. On me I would much prefer a pale pastel yellow (I'm really digging the pics of Essie Barbuda Banana!) When my husband saw me after I painted my nails he exclaimed "WOW! That has got to be the WORST nail colour you've ever put on!!" Haha, strong opinion. While it isn't the prettiest colour on my skin tone, I think someone with a deeper skin tone would seriously rock this colour. Cool that Essie did something different!
While I may not wear it often, I do appreciate I have the 1000th shade with the special cap in my collection. What are your thoughts on this yellow?