Butter London, the folks behind the much coveted and cheekily named nail colours have branched out – launching their rather fab and quite unusual collection of make-up. The collection includes a selection of products, cream blushers and eyeshadow, liners, lipsticks and mascaras…and I’ve been playing with a selection of the shades and already have two favourites that I want to shout about.
So lets start with the eye products…yes, that is a pink mascara! Now I have to be totally honest and say that I really don’t ever see myself wearing pink mascara…but I like that Butter London are being brave! The product is called ‘Wink’ colour mascara and this is the shade ‘Pistol Pink’…which is actually the same shade name as the bright pink cream ‘cheeky’ cream blush. The purple shade is a cream shadow product called ‘wink’ cream eye shadow – in the shade ‘Indigo Punk’, I actually really like this shade and think it could look pretty if blended with something more neutral, perhaps a bronze or taupe shade to tone it down a little?! Then there’s the blue liner – another under the ‘wink’ name, this shade is called ‘Inky Six’ and is a gorgeous bright blue with a little shimmer to it.
Then there are the two ‘cheeky’ blushers, a cream formula the two shades are ‘Pistol Pink’ (the one like the pink mascara) and ‘Honey Pie’ the more peachy shade of the two. I love how pigmented they are on first swipe but how pretty they go when blended out. I actually think these can work perfectly well as lip colours as well as cheek. I absolutely adore the colours and formulation of these – so silky smooth, and blend really easily. It’s actually a tough call which I like more as the two shades are great in different ways – the honey shade a more day time natural flush. But Pistol Pink, despite the scary brightness does actually blend to a pretty ‘cold air’ flush on the cheeks. I love them both, cant decide which is my favourite!
Last but by no means least is the lipstick, or ‘Lippy tinted balm’ in the shade Black Cherry. This shade is not for the faint hearted, despite the name implying sheer-colour I think it’s actually pretty strongly pigmented. The swatch shows one swipe (bottom) and two (top) so you can see how the colour builds. Personally I much prefer the shade when there’s a couple of coats as it looks much brighter – but the colour is great for Autumn’s dark and moody lip trends!
I should also add that there’s an AMAZING looking colour nail collection from Butter London to match these bright cosmetic shades!
Available exclusively at Harvey Nichols