The fabulous Seattle based nail care company, butter LONDON recently expanded into beauty territory this spring with LIPPY, a “range of long-wearing, lacquer-like lip glosses in shades to match our famous nail lacquers.” The original release included five colors based on some of their most popular nail lacquers. Primrose Hill Picnic, Snog, Trout Pout, Teddy Girl and Yummy Mummy.
Flash forward a few months to July and the Nordstrom Anniversary sale. I picked up this buttter LONDON Nordstrom Exclusive nail and lippy set in Rosie Lee (British slang for “cup of tea”). I rarely wear glittery nail polish but there is something about the butter LONDON brand that makes everything they produce look classy and elegant–even the outer packaging. Rosie Lee nail lacquer is a dense pink glitter–what woman can resist pink glitter? It’s also fast drying which I appreciate as I’m always in a hurry. All butter LONDON nail lacquers are 3 Free (DPB, toulene and formaldehyde free).
butter LONDON nail lacquers have a wonderful reputation and deservedly so. The wear time is incredible. As with any glitter polish, it takes many coats to reach opacity–it took four on this swatch. You can always use this as a top coat over other shades too, giving it much more versatility. As with any glitter polish, a good top coat is needed.
Speaking of packaging, Lippy is housed in a rectangular tube with a doe-foot applicator. The formula is a cross between liquid lipstick and lip gloss. Rosie Lee is an opaque pale pink with very fine iridescent shimmer– much lighter than it appears in the tube. I was hoping for something more pigmented and bolder. However, that said, Rosie Lee is very pretty and adds a nice dimension to the lips. I found Rosie Lee to slightly sticky than I like, but with good slip. I think that is what allows this formula to be so long lasting. I got four hours of wear with it. There is a fragrance to these–vanilla maybe? I find it lovely but those with sensitive noses may not.
butter LONDON Lippy’s retail for $17 each and the nail lacquers for $14 each but the Rosie Lee set was Anniversary priced at $19.99–a great deal!
I hear the butter LONDON Fall/Winter collections are hitting stores as I type. There are 5 new nail lacquers–Dodgy Barnett, Gobsmacked, Lovely Jubbly, Shag and Trustafarian. The Fall/Winter Lippy collection will include Come To Bed Red, La Moss, Queen Vic, Tea With the Queen and Toff. Aren’t these names fun? My ex-husband was British so I know what most of them mean, with the exception of Toff??
Have you ever tried the butterLONDON brand? If so, what are your favorite colors?
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