Monday, 23 April 2012

Butter London Trout Pout Nail Lacquer ~ Monday Mani

Butter London Trout Pout Butter London Trout Pout (9)

This weekend I wrote about Butter London Lippy in Trout Pout and promised I’d be back to show you the gorgeous matching nail polish, part of Butter London’s Spring Summer 2012 Collection.  I’ve also compared it to swatches of the lippy, just to let you see how well they work together.

Butter London Trout Pout Swatch 

Trout Pout is a stunning pink toned coral (verging on salmon pink) that comes to life on the nails and looks brighter than it appears in the bottle.  It’s warm, bright (almost neon in certain lights) and super summery!  I wasn’t sure if it would work with my skintone, but actually it’s fine - and will look amazing on darker or tanned skins.

Butter London Trout Pout Nail polish swatch

The colour was difficult to capture on camera and this one was the closest of the gazillion shots I took in various lights. 

Butter London Trout Pout Nail 

This one was the next best!  I’m a little heartbroken at all the beauties I can’t share, but I don’t want to mislead anyone about the colour.

Butter London Trout Pout (2) Butter London Trout Pout (4)

The big square glossy black lid lifts (not twists) off to reveal a dinky lid.  Butter London polishes are famous for being ‘3 Free’ - here is exactly what that means….

Butter London Trout Pout (3) Butter London Trout Pout (5) 

The brush is quite fine and the hairs are cut to mould perfectly to the nail, making application a breeze.  The brush can overload (& drip) quite easily and I found it streaked a bit on first coat, though this may have been my fault as at first it looked like it might be opaque in one coat, so I may have overdone it...  I’d recommend three thin coats for best results. 

I didn’t add a topcoat, partly because I wanted to let you see the beautifully glossy finish ‘as is’ and partly because I couldn’t find my favourite! (Orly Polishield) I did have a chip on day 2, though hopefully a top coat will address this.

Here’s how the nail polish compares to the matching Lippy…

Butter London Trout Pout Nail & Lippy compared

The colours look identical above, but as you can see below (nail polish top, lippy bottom) the lippy is a touch softer in tone - and equally gorgeous!  You can read my review of the Lippy here.

Butter London Trout Pout (11)

My Butter London Nail Lacquer came from …. it costs £12 and the Lippy is £14. 

Will you be Buttering up your lips & nails this Summer?

Lippy was a purchase & the polish a sample.

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