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?