Butter London is known for its punchy polish colors, so it was only a matter of time before the brand released an equally colorful makeup collection. And with long-wear eyeliner, fluorescent-hued mascaras, and vibrant lip colors, the Bespoke Color Cosmetics Collection does not disappoint. We're showing you our favorite pieces from the lineup so you can make your shopping list before the collection launches on Aug. 1.
As a regular polish-wearer, my never-ending cycle of manicures has left my nails dry and prone to peeling, which is why I don't expose my nails to just any base coat. Butter London Horse Power Nail Fertilizer ($18) provides a perfect layer of nourishment for my worn-out nails. It's formulated with the medicinal herb horsetail to feed nails with nutrients, particularly silica, which is known to strengthen nails and help them grow faster and healthier. Wear it under your favorite polish, or wear it alone for a naturally glossy look. You can use it for as long as you need to help your nails grow out, but the directions indicate you should give your nails a break every four weeks of continued use. Medicine for your nails? Now you know the prescription.
Amp up your striking white nail polish look with gold studs at the base for a simple but impactful touch. Opaque white nail polish packs quite the punch, but it also tends to show mistakes a lot more than other polish hues. So to make sure it looks its best, first file your nails for a perfect shape and trim your cuticles to ensure clean lines around the edges.
To create the look, I started off with Butter London Nail Fertilizer ($18) as a nutrient-rich base coat. Then, I painted on two coats of Chanel Le Vernis in Eastern Light ($30) for pure white coverage. While the polish was still wet, I added a gold stud from The New Black Rock and Roll Royalty Set ($24), which comes with various polish hues and a bottle of edgy accents, including gold studs and black and clear rhinestones. To finish, I topped this look with Essie Good to Go ($8) to seal in the stud and give my nails a glossy finish. If you have any messy edges, go back with a brush dipped in polish remover to clean up any stray polish.
Nude nails are a classic, but they're also experiencing an on-trend revival this Spring. The latest collaboration from Butter London and Goop allows all skin tones to rock this trend by giving a variety of color options. We're giving you an up-close look at the brands' Starker Trio, a nail polish set you're going to want to get your hands on this season.
Before this announcement, we weren't too keen on the lipstick and nail polish matching trend we'd seen coming down the runways. It felt a little retro, and not in the cool sense of the word that Mad Men generally embodies. With such fresh colors and the unexpected glossy texture, though, Butter's made us a lot more amenable to the idea. Shine on.
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This is the year of royal wedding mania, and Kate Middleton's bridal style will undoubtedly be noted by millions of women around the world. Her upcoming nuptials to Prince William have already inspired Butter London's latest creation, a nail polish called No More Waity, Katie. The shade, a greige with lilac glitter, will be available for preorder on March 15 at butterlondon.com. I've seen only small pictures of it so far, but we tracked down a larger one that better illustrates the color. If you're so inclined, have a look.
Hey pilgrim, there might not be as many Thanksgiving beauty offerings as there are December holiday ones, but that doesn't mean you don't have options. Behold, as there are a cornucopia of ideas on how you can add a bit of panache to your Thanksgiving weekend:
- For your hair: Keep your style soft and shiny with Frédéric Fekkai's Apple Cider Clarifying Shampoo ($23). Then, add a dramatic touch with 2adorn's Detachable Brown Feather Hair Clip Fascinator ($35) or Charlotte Russe's Round Feather Headwrap ($6).
- For your lips: Maybelline's Shine Sensational Lip Gloss in Cranberry Crave ($6) or Nyx's Lipstick in Pumpkin Pie ($4) each have holiday-worthy names and look great on practically everyone.
- For the eyes: How about some coffee with that dessert? A smoky, spicy palette of warm browns will provide you with the perfect accent. Try Revlon's ColorStay Eye Shadow in Coffee Bean ($7).
- For the nails: A cranberry-toned shade, such as Butter London's Nail Lacquer in Queen Vic ($14), or a shimmery bronze, such as Deborah Lippmann's Superstar Nail Color ($18), will both garner you lots of attention — in all the right ways, of course.
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire. Jack Frost painting on your toes. Yep, the holiday season is here. And with it come some of the year's most fun and fabulous polishes in shades and textures that you'll wish you had a good excuse to wear all year round. Ready to get festive?