Butter London Rock Your Colour – Part One

Well, well, well.  Long time, eh?  Let’s break the silence with a couple of posts featuring something a bit out of the ordinary here at TLD – makeup!  Butter London (yes, that Butter London… the one with all the great nail polish) recently released a cosmetics line full of items in bold colors.  They graciously provided me a selection of items from the collection,  and I meant to post a review on the release date, but I received the package right before I left on vacation.  I’d say it was terrible timing, except I’ve had the opportunity to really play with everything and form a solid opinion.

Butter London Rock Your Colour

Butter London’s cosmetics line consists of six nail polishes (five new), six mascaras, six lip glosses, six tinted balms, four cream blushes, six eye pencils, and six cream eye shadows.  The prices (in USD) are as follows:

  • WINK Mascaras – $20.00
  • WINK Cream Eye Shadows – $18.00
  • WINK Eye Pencils – $18.00
  • Nail Lacquers – $15.00
  • CHEEKY Cream Blushes – $20.00
  • LIPPY Tinted Balms – $20.00
  • LIPPY Sheer Glosses – $20.00

 

To avoid image overload I’m breaking the review into two parts, so let’s start with nails, cheeks, and lips.

 

Butter London Indigo Punk

First up, a nail polish in Indigo Punk.  Below I have three coats, which I would consider full-coverage.

The application was mostly even, though I found myself going over little patches here and there.  I used Butter London’s Hardwear top coat for smoothness and shine, which added to the manicure’s durability.  I wore the polish for a few days with very little tip wear.

An aside:  My bottle of Hardwear is almost gone and I neeeeeeed to go out and get another one.  It’s replaced Seche Vite for me; although it’s not as fast-drying as Seche Vite, I find I get better wear and less shrinkage.  That’s a trade-off I’m willing to take.

Anyway…

butter LONDON Indigo Punk

 

The removal process for Indigo Punk was relatively easy due to the fine glitter.  Gotta love that.

 

butter LONDON Indigo Punk

 

Next up is a cream blush in Abbey Rose.

Can I just talk about the packaging for a second?  Look at the inside of the box… it’s adorable.  The compact itself is light, but doesn’t feel cheap.

 

Butter London Cheeky Cream Blush in Abbey Rose

 

Butter London describes Abbey Rose as a ‘rose pink’, but I detect a hint of coral.  Maybe it’s just me / my skin.  Either way, I’m impressed.  The blush blends nicely and application is smooth.  Just be sure to use a light hand; a little goes a long way.

 

Butter London Cheeky Cream Blush in Abbey Rose

 

Then there’s a tinted lip balm in Black Cherry.  I was a slightly intimidated upon opening it, since it’s a little dark compared to my regular lip makeup.  However, Butter London provided a tip in their look book – apply to the back of your hand and press on for a stained look.  Perfect.  I really need to get an action shot of that application technique and edit it into this post!  Done!

 

Butter London Lippy Tinted Balm in Black Cherry

 

Butter London Lippy Tinted Balm in Black Cherry

 

Below you’ll see it at its boldest.  Like the blush, this balm applied smoothly.  It has a satin finish and better wear than many other tinted balms I’ve tried in the past.

 

Butter London Lippy Tinted Balm in Black Cherry

 

Finally, here is a lip gloss in Coconut Frock, which is described as a sheer apricot gloss.  Sheer.  Very sheer.  Essentially-a-clear-gloss sheer.

The wand has a brush tip, as opposed to the doe-foot applicators on Butter London’s liquid lipsticks.

 

Butter London Lippy Lip Gloss in Coconut Frock

 

As clear glosses go, it’s a good one.  It’s a little thick and sticky which makes for longer wear, and the finish is shiny.   The scent is a subtle vanilla and there is no discernible taste.

 

Butter London Lippy Lip Gloss in Coconut Frock

 

Stick around for Part Two – Eyes!  In the meantime, is there anything in Butter London’s new collection that has caught your eye?

 

*Products in this post were sent to me by Butter London for review purposes.

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5 thoughts on “Butter London Rock Your Colour – Part One”

  1. Make up is a surprisingly pleasant change for TLD. Maybe we need to make it a more regular thing!

    Anyway… That blush! *grabby hands* – It looks so smooth and is pretty much My Colour blushwise, so I think I need to get my hands on that.

    1. I can see more makeup posts in our future… particularly if we come across something amazing/new/awesome.

      And yeah, the blush is one of my favorite items out of the lot!

  2. That lipstick really caught my eye! Looks really creamy and silky. Also, I’ve yet to buy any Butter Londons, but that polish may be the one to change that.

    1. I am not one for dark shades, but I was glad it worked as a ‘stain’ (I just edited in a shot of the stained look).

      As far as polishes, BL’s ‘Victoriana’ is one of my favorite polishes of all time. 😀

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