Butter London Lippy Lipgloss

A few of my friends constantly rave about Butter London’s Nail Lacquers. I, myself, have been tempted to try them since I’m always wandering towards their colorful display of non-toxic, rock and roll nail lacquers. However, I find myself to be more of a Shellac kinda girl. I guess I just don’t have the fear of nail color commitment that some of my friends do.

When Butter London released their new Lippy Lipgloss, I was excited to finally be able to give something of theirs a try. I picked up three colors, Trout Pout, Yummy Mummy, and Snog, at my local ULTA for $17 a gloss. A girl can never have enough lip gloss, right?

The color selection, though somewhat limited, was formulated to match their lacquer shades. An awesome concept considering how popular their nail lacquers are. The glosses themselves are described as being “happy” and looked versatile and very wearable from what I saw through the packaging.

Upon application, I found that I wasn’t very “happy” with any of these lip glosses. Though the formula made for an opaque application, the wand of the gloss made blending difficult and they didn’t taste very good. I found myself wishing that they were more of a lip stain than the opaque, lip colors that they are. The only plus for me was that they had decent lasting power. Slightly useless in my case though, since I ended up wiping then off and sticking with my staples.

In terms of the actual colors, I’d say I was equally disappointed.


Trout Pout looked very similar to my go to gloss by ended up looking odd because of how opaque the color was. There was something in the undertones of this shade that made it very uncomplimentary to my skin tone.


Yummy Mummy had me somewhat excited as Butter London described it as being a “true nude.” I felt like it would have been a fantastic nude eye shadow, but it just didn’t work on the lips for me. It had me feeling a bit Jersey Shore.


The last shade I tried was Snog. It was a hot pink shade that looked like it’d pack a hel of a punch. I didn’t have any problems with the actual color, but I kept wishing it was a little less opaque. I guess I do have a fear of color after all.

At this point, I had pretty much decided that Butter London’s Lip lip glosses weren’t for me. If you’re in the market for a highly pigmented, opaque lip color with the consistency of a gloss, give Butter Lippy a try.  However, for finish and performance, I prefer Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar. It’s very similar to Lippy and available in many more shades. If you’re looking for something a little more like a traditional sheer gloss, Lippy is not for you.

My suggestion? Let the Nail Lacquer colors make you happy instead.

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  • Anonymous

    March 17, 2012 at 10:27 pm
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    I am glad that you did a review on these! I was just about to buy them, but thanks for saving me! :)

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