Like most polish junkies, I’ve been a butter LONDON fan since the first time I applied their lacquer onto my nails. I actually used to go to the Sephora right by my school (I know, the convenience of being a city child) and test out the polishes almost every day with my best friends. Now that the favorite polish brand has ventured into the world of cosmetics, I’m more than excited to share my experience with their new Shine Out Loud collection – where they apply their strength in lacquer (we’re talking about that notorious high-shine and amazing color payoff) to the next generation of color cosmetics.
The Shine Out Loud collection features four products, their Iconoclast Mega Volume Lacquer Mascara, Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayon in Ladybird, Trend Nail Lacquer in Ladybird, and Wink Eye Pencil in Union Jack Black. I’ve always loved the packaging for butter London because I’ve always felt that their design was very clean while also looking very distinct. The Shine Out Loud collection shares that aesthetic appeal.
I gave each product about a week and half of usage, but I pretty much knew that I loved them within the first few minutes of using them. I’ve been a relentless pusher of Rimmel’s ScandalEyes Liner, but the Wink Eye Pencil completely shocked me with how great of a liner it is. It glides on smoothly, exactly like ScandalEyes (and subsequently most high-end liners), but within seconds it had dried perfectly. Even my oily lids couldn’t budge it! Let’s not mince words, this is pretty much my favorite eyeliner, but better.
The nail lacquer – also in Ladybird – is probably the first bright red polish that makes me want to wear it all the time. It just looks lovely – fun, but still ladylike.
The Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayon in Ladybird was the most adventurous piece of the collection for me. I don’t typically wear reds, being more of a pink & nude girl myself, but I actually really liked how the color looked on me. It really brought out my tan and I’m beginning to think I’m becoming a bright lip convert of sorts. While I love the color and the look of the lip crayon, it did require a couple of reapplications throughout the day.
The Iconoclast has the most amazing wand – with a rounded end that gives you application flexibility. I literally ooh-ed as I pulled the wand out of the tube. As for the formula, it’s a very rich, dramatic, glossy mascara and the packaging is so sleek that I can’t help but love seeing it in my makeup bag.
What’s your favorite butter LONDON product? Which of these would you like to get your hands on? Let me know in the comments!
Also, thanks to butter LONDON, The NYC Talon is giving away three pieces (to one lucky winner) from butter LONDON’s Shine Out Loud collection! We’re giving away the Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayon in Ladybird (ARV$20), Trend Nail Lacquer in Ladybird (ARV$15), and Wink Eye Pencil in Union Jack Black (ARV$18)! This giveaway ends June 25, 2015 – enter below!