There’s nothing more exciting to me than when a brand I know and love comes out with a new and innovative beauty product. This year butter LONDON has released a new addition to their cosmetic line – the butter LONDON ShadowClutch. This gem actually ended up on my desk some while ago, and I haven’t really had a chance to try it until recently. It’s a customizable clutch designed to display butter LONDON’s new range of eyeshadows – and in my opinion it’s a perfect travel companion, and certainly a great gift for the holidays.
Butter LONDON has formulated their eyeshadows to be infused with primer, oil-absorbing, and skin balancing, with plenty of color payoff. Having been a favorite polish brand of nail artists and beauty junkies everywhere, it’s obvious that butter LONDON knows what they’re doing in terms of color. What really makes this palette stand out from the rest is the size, the convenience, and the innovative design that allows you to slide out eyeshadows, and replace them with new ones without disturbing the look of the clutch and with complete control and stability. The clutch really is a perfect size for traveling, taking on-the-go, or just using at home. A lot of build-it-yourself palette’s tend to be bulky, this one is not.
I was sent the Natural Charm ShadowClutch to test out. Now, I have plenty of natural/neutral palettes so I don’t need another one – but this one is not your standard neutral. The eyeshadows included are Linen (a matte vanilla), Quartz (a warm beige sheen), Camo (a dark khaki sheen), Camel (matte nude), Citrine (coral sheen), and Leather (matte chocolate brown). I was completely enraptured with how smooth the formula is, and how much I loved the colors – I definitely appreciate the Camel and Citrine, two colors I haven’t yet seen in a neutral palette, but are both so gorgeous and easy to use.
I was also sent two Wardrobe Duos – eyeshadow pieces that are sold in twos and designed to fit in the palette – in Moody Blues and Fancy Flutter. The Moody Blues duo features shades Sequins (soft mint green sheen), and Sapphire (a navy blue sheen). Fancy Flutter features Feather (a beige sheen), and my favorite new color of the year, Plume – a multidimensional chameleon sheen that I seriously cannot get enough of.
The butter LONDON ShadowClutch only costs $39, and each Wardrobe Duo clocks in at $15. This means that each shadow in the clutch clocks in at around $6.50 each, and $7.50 each for the Wardrobe Duo – which is a real steal as most custom palette’s cost quite a bundle and some don’t even include eyeshadows with the cost of the palette. Plus the eyeshadows themselves are up there in terms of quality with much more expensive brands, and cost as little as some drugstore eyeshadows. Honestly, I’m kicking myself for not seizing on the clutch sooner – it’s definitely one of the more exciting pieces that I’ve seen this year.
You can pick up the clutch and check out other shades from butter LONDON here. So ladies, what do you think? Do you like the butter LONDON ShadowClutch? Do you know anyone who’d love to get their hands on one?