butter LONDON, Creme, Duochrome, Glitter, Green, Holographic, Jelly, Lavender, Pink, Spring 2012, Summer 2012
butter LONDON Lippy is a new line of lip glosses that come in coordinating shades to their nail lacquers.
Currently there are five shades being offered: Primrose Hill, Picnic, Teddy Girl, Trout Pout, Snog and Yummy Mummy.
These aren’t your typical light moisturizing glosses though. These are hard-core thick lacquer-like long-wearing glosses. They feel a bit like shellacking your lips to be honest! They also have a somewhat strong watermelon scent, which isn’t my favorite.
The wand is a nice slanted sponge-type.
butter LONDON (I don’t know why I am always compelled to write it the way they have it on their bottles) has a new spring/summer collection out featuring five new shades!
I checked out four of the five (the one missing is Slapper, a bright teal creme) and I really like them! Interesting colors, not very common and really good formula for all.
Trout Pout is a pale cantaloupe/coral creme. Honestly I didn’t think much of this one in the bottle but absolutely love it on my nails. It’s not pink, It’s not peach. It’s not orange. It’s not coral. It’s a perfect mix of them all and super spring-like and flattering. Great formula, just two coats. I adore it.
butter LONDON’s fall 2011 collection includes both Wallis & Bluey, two colors who nearly escaped my grasp!
Wallis is actually a color I had in my online shopping cart a few weeks ago at Nordstrom, but then I browsed around too long and it sold out in the meanwhile! That’s what I get for lollygagging. But last weekend I was in Nordstrom and going down the escalator I saw right at the landing a display of butter LONDON polish. Good planning on their part because there was no way I could just walk by without looking. I saw Wallis and grabbed it fast! Then I saw Bluey and decided she was worth it as well. 🙂
Wallis is an antique looking metallic olive green color with intense gold and green shimmer. INTENSE! This baby is so gold and so green and it positively glows. It’s stunning. The most stunning green I’ve seen in awhile in fact!
The formula was really good, it was smooth and creamy and covered completely in just two coats.
Bluey is a medium deep metallic blue/green. What they call a “peacock” color. In the bottle you can pick up the green a little more than on the nail I think. On the nails it translates mostly to a metallic blue with blue shimmer and a little green. It’s a nice color, but I was honestly hoping for something deeper and more interesting. This is one where I love it in the bottle, but not as much on the nail.
The formula was more sheer than Wallis for sure. I needed three coats to completely cover with this one.
Availability: Nordstrom, Ulta, butter LONDON’s website
Pricing: $14.00 each
Did you pick up either of these colors?
butter LONDON’s new fall collection for 2010 is a tribute to the late, great, fashion designer Alexander McQueen.
Obviously I didn’t know the man, but have been reading fashion magazines for most of my life, and was well aware of his unique and quirky style. I think a few of these nail colors definitely match that same vibe that he gave off with his clothing line. Oh and did I mention one of my all-time favorite MAC Lipglasses is one that he created with them? Yep it’s called White Magic and sadly, I am running out of my back-up tube!
This collection includes five colors, four of which I have to show you today. The one I don’t have is called Old Blighty and it’s a brick red creme.
The formula on these was really quite awesome. They had great coverage and nary a streak in sight, even with the yellow one!
Victoriana is a vintage looking type blue with loads silver shimmer. This is a really gorgeous, amazing blue, and the second I applied it, I fell in love. It’s VERY opaque also, you could almost do one coat. I have nothing else like this color. This was two coats.
All Hail McQueen
All Hail McQueen is a pale taupe with holographic glitter. I had NO clue this was a holo until I took it outside after I painted my nails and looked through my lens in the sun. It looks like a shimmery taupe indoors. The holographic effect is pretty subtle here. This is definitely the most sheer and I needed three coats.
Marrow is a deep royal purple with silver shimmer. This one too is extremely opaque in almost one coat. Very pretty! This was two coats. Sorry about the drag on my ring finger here, I was swatching in a huge hurry before the sun went away!
Fun Fact: Marrow was named at the Vena Cava fashion show, and was named so because this purple is the color you find deep inside a bone .
Bumster is a putty/yellow creme. It’s a very unusual color, not like the typical lemon yellow we see a lot of. I am on the fence about this one on my skin tone though. Part of me loves it because it’s extremely different and one of those “ugly-cool” colors. But the other part of me thinks it’s too warm for my yellow toned skin. Either way I think it’s really cool and unique. This was not streaky at all and applied perfectly in two coats.
Fun fact: Apparently Bumster was named after a pair of trousers that McQueen designed in 1996. These trousers were designed so low-slug that they showed your bum-crack 🙂
Overall I think this is a really nice and unique fall collection, and I think they did a great job in honoring Alexander McQueen.
You can find these for sale on butter LONDON’s website now and they are $14.00 each.
Let’s hear it, what do you think about these babies?