Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Review: butter LONDON Holiday Lippy Trio Set 1 (2012)

As you all know (if you've followed me for some time) I am a true cosmetics addict. I love shadows, polishes, lippies ... you name it! I was beyond thrilled to get the opportunity to review one of butter LONDON's holiday 2012 Lippy Trio Sets (set 1) which actually complements the butter LONDON Holiday 2012 polishes I reviewed in an earlier post HERE.

butter LONDON Holiday Lippy Trio Set 1

This is butter LONDON's Holiday Lippy Trio Set 1 - all 3 of these are sheer glitter lippies.

butter LONDON Frilly Knickers Lippy - This is a clear gloss with a generous dose of holo microglitter. For some reason my camera didn't really pick up much except for the blue glitter reflects, but there's subtle pink, green, etc. as well!

butter LONDON West End Wonderland Lippy - This also has a clear base, but with gold shimmer infused into it. It also has a little sprinkle of reddish-copper slightly larger glitter flecks.

butter LONDON Rosie Lee Lippy - This is a sheer antique-rose-pink (does that make sense?) gloss that definitely has some nice reflective microglitters sprinkled through it. Ironically, my lips are not super pigmented and have a kind of subdued dusty-rose/mauve tone to them naturally so this gloss almost matched my lips--adding a nice shimmer of sparkle.

Scent/Flavor

These have a yummy vanilla scent that almost has a caramel undertone to me. 

Price

This set is priced at $34 retail.

Where to Buy

This set can be purchased on butter LONDON's site HERE.

Final Thoughts

First of all before I even go into anything else, I want to express how glad I was to see butter LONDON use a more appealing scent/flavor for these lippies. I had reviewed several butter LONDON lippies when they first launched (you can see my original review HERE) and they were floral scented--not something my sensitive nose could handle. I am happy to say that the scents/flavors on this trio were fantastic and downright yummy! A+ on this change butter LONDON ;)

Moving on to the other components on these lippies, I want to note that these are slightly sticky glosses. I actually do not mind sticky glosses at all (weird I know), but for those that detest them (yes, Beelex I'm thinking of y-o-u!) you may want to test them out prior to purchasing if possible. On a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being ever-so-slightly tacky and 5 being can't-pull-my-lips-apart sticky, I'd say these are about a 2.5. They're not so insanely tacky that your lips can't pull apart, but the slight tackiness is a factor. I can't judge as to whether or not these would be "too sticky" for some of you (especially since I don't mind sticky gloss in the least) but hopefully this helps you gauge whether or not this will bother you.

As far as application, since all of these are sheer the application is a piece of cake. I would recommend using these on their own for a little subtle holiday sparkle or over your favorite lipstick to really sparkle it up! While the gold gloss does have super fine gold shimmer throughout it, I didn't find it so obvious that it'll look as though you have gold lame lips (though to be honest I would totally sport that look for fun!).

Overall, I'm really happy with these and I'll definitely be using them over the course of this holiday season! I definitely recommend getting this trio if you don't mind or can at least tolerate slightly sticky glosses ;)

Since this has been named "Lippy Trio Set 1" I'm sure you've caught on that there is a Lippy Trio Set 2! I'm actually dying to get my hands on this one as it includes Fiddlesticks, Chancer, and Fairy Cake in it! If I do, I'll be sure to post swatches and a review.

What do you think? Will you grab one of these fun holiday gloss sets by butter LONDON?

Review: butter LONDOND Holiday Polishes 2012

Hello, lovelies! I have some truly fabulous holiday (eeeh!) polishes and lippies to share with you from butter LONDON, who you know happens to be one of my favorite "big" polish brands! I'm also a super sucker for holiday cosmetics, so ... yay!

butter LONDON Holiday Polishes


butter LONDON Fairy Cake - 3 coats, base coat, no top coat
butter LONDON Fairy Cake up close - as you can see it reflects a lovely rainbow of colors!

butter LONDON Rosie Lee - 3 coats, base coat, no top coat
butter LONDON Rosie Lee up close - I would describe this color in person as a hybrid cross between mauve and a brand new penny. It's very unique!

butter LONDON West End Wonderland - 3 coats, base coat, no top coat
butter LONDON West End Wonderland up close - this polish is a mix of different size gold glitter with a sprinkle of copper thrown in.

Price

These are all priced at $14 retail.

Where to Buy 

These can all be purchased on butter LONDON's website HERE'.  

Thoughts

The application of all of these were exactly what I'd expect from butter LONDON--smooth and easy. I used 3 coats for each polish to reach full opacity, but you could easily layer any of these over other polishes for a different effect. It's interesting, the ones I thought would fall as "second-best" to Fairy Cake (Rosie Lee and West End Wonderland) were actually just as amazing after applying them! One thing I will note is that Rosie Lee and West End Wonderland have teeny, tiny microglitter and once applied, are pretty smooth for glitter polishes. Fairy Cake on the other hand, seems to have some slightly larger glitters mixed into it and has a very course finish when dried. While I would wear all of these with a top coat (though I never do in swatches so that you can see them on their own), Fairy Cake requires several generous coats of a top coat to get a nice smooth finish. All in all, these are absolutely stunning holiday glitter polishes and I would strongly suggest snatching one or all of these up if they catch your eye!

There are a few other holiday butter LONDON's I'm dying to try such as Scallywag and Fiddlesticks! Definitely check those out as well ;)


What do you think? Will you be purchasing any of butter LONDON's holiday polishes?