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Butter London Color Launches for Fall 2013


Shake up your every day look and disturb the peace with butter LONDON®’s new ROCK YOUR COLOUR Bespoke Colour Cosmetics collection, in stores August 2013.

butter LONDON® has become a cult phenomenon within the nail industry since its inception, bringing custom colour palettes in boisterous shades to a passionate, prismatic allegiance of nail enthusiasts. Founded by British entrepreneur Sasha Muir in 2005, butter LONDON® – which ranked #2 in the nail colour category in 2012 (NPD data) – remains dedicated to bringing carcinogen free formulas to the market so clients don’t have to sacrifice quality for safety: it’s colour without compromise. So much more than nails, a paramount effort has been made in expanding its reach beyond the signature lacquers to include a range of hand and nail treatments, lip products and a pedicure collection. butter LONDON® continues to stay true to their rollicking invasion of bold colour and their dedication to excellence as they unveil a new collection of Bespoke Colour Cosmetics.

“We are an irreverent brand full of contradictions,” says Leslie Freytag, President and CEO of butter LONDON®. “Known for products that consistently deliver beautiful, fashion-inspired results, this new collection of cosmetics ensures our clients continue to experience the level of quality they have come to expect and in a way that lets them showcase their own individual personality.”

Never one to play by the rules, butter LONDON® has worked diligently to create a brand that defies stereotypes while simultaneously paying homage to the trends on hand in both beauty and fashion. butter LONDON® takes initiative to forge new ground and take high-pigmented, long-lasting beauty products to their most vivacious. Their inspiration lies in the audacious, commanding street style of Great Britain and the all-encompassing glamour and reckless abandon of the rock ‘n roll lifestyle.

Carefree, dynamic, and kaleidoscopically colourful, the Bespoke Colour Cosmetics Collection will deliver unparalleled, lasting formulas in a variety of fashion-forward shades that will speak to butter LONDON®’s core audience. This chic-conscious consumer is ripe with defiance for the ordinary and has long been exemplified by her adventurous nature and willingness to play with high-voltage hues. Using colour to express herself and escape the mundane, this collection will provide a new way to do just that – whether she’s going all-out or just adding a pop of colour to her everyday look.

Feeding off impulse from the trends and styles she’s detected from London to New York to Los Angeles, Katie Hughes – the brand’s Global Colour Ambassador and celebrity make-up artist and manicurist– worked closely with the product development team to keep continuity with the innovative formulations that have led the trends in colour and texture. “butter LONDON® is all about fashion driven colour,” says Hughes. “The shades that you’ll see in this collection are true to the brand in that they’re vibrant, unexpected and on trend, whilst simultaneously maintaining the same quality of paraben and phalate-free, highly pigmented shades we’re known for.”

Cheeky Cream Blush ($20.00)

This ultra silky, sheer formula delivers a burst of cheek colour by way of these perfectly portable compacts. The buildable shades can be dabbed onto the cheeks and blended seamlessly for a subtle look or layered for a look that’s a bit more fierce.

  • Naughty Biscuit Rosy nude cream
  • Honey Pie Peach-pink cream
  • Abbey Rose Rose pink cream
  • Pistol Pink Fuchsia pink cream

Lippy Tinted Lip Balm ($20.00)

LIPPY Tinted Balm delivers the moisture of a lip balm with the finish and colour of a lipstick in six subtle shades to highlight the glow of every skin tone. These creamy balms are the perfect accessory for women-on-the-go.

  • Toasted Marshmallow Medium coverage nude cream
  • Axis Kiss Medium coverage punchy pink cream
  • Apricot Sunrway Medium coverage coral cream
  • Abbey Rose Medium coverage rose cream
  • Strawberry Field Medium coverage red cream
  • Black Cherry Medium coverage wine cream

Nail Lacquer ($15.00)

Inspired by butter LONDON’s new WINK Mascara and Eye Pencil shades, these stunning nail lacquers take the guesswork out of matching your eye and nail look. First seen on the runways, the matching trend now takes center stage on the streets, as butter LONDON girls rock their colour.

  • Jaded Jack Opaque, lime green cream
  • Pistol Pink Opaque, magenta pink shimmer
  • Brown Sugar Opaque, copper shimmer with gold glitter
  • Inky Six Medium coverage, deep blue glitter
  • Indigo Punk Full coverage, indigo-purple glitter
  • Union Jack Black Opaque, glossy jet-black cream

Wink Cream Eyeshadow ($18.00)

The lightweight formula in these velvety cream shadows delivers a vibrant wash of colour that dries into a smooth, shimmer finish. The WINK shadows are available in a variety of blendable shades that can be layered to deepen the intensity for a bold burst of colour.

  • Alabaster Gaze Silver shimmer
  • Sun Kiss Muted gold shimmer
  • Jaded Jack Grass green shimmer
  • Pistol Pink Rose-pink shimmer
  • Inky Six Baby blue shimmer
  • Indigo Punk Lavender shimmer

Wink Eye Pencil ($18.00)

This extra soft pencil glides on effortlessly to deliver stunning colour in a precise line that stays put for up to 24 hours. With a high intensity colour payoff, WINK Eye Pencil delivers a stunning flare to any makeup look.

  • Jaded Jack Lime green cream
  • Pistol Pink Magenta pink shimmer
  • Inky Six Cornflower blue shimmer
  • Indigo Punk Violet shimmer
  • Brown Sugar Chocolate brown crea,
  • Union Jack Black Jet black cream

Wink Mascara ($20.00)

With four bright, look-at-me shades, and two basics, this refined mascara delivers perfect application from root to tip adding drama to any makeup look. The highly pigmented buildable formula results in long-lasting, brilliant colour.

  • Jaded Jack Lime green cream
  • Pistol Pink Magenta pink shimmer
  • Inky Six Cornflower blue shimmer
  • Indigo Punk Violet shimmer
  • Brown Sugar Chocolate brown cream
  • Union Jack Black Jet black cream

Availability: August 1st @ ULTA, butterlondon.com

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MAC So Supreme Sheen Supreme Lipglass Tints

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipglass Tint
MAC Supreme Lipglass Tint

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipglass Tint ($20.00 for 0.08 fl. oz.) is a new formula launched with the So Supreme collection. There are eight shades in total, all of which are limited edition. They come in click-type tubes with a brush-type applicator. The formula is supposed to have “PH pigments that work with body’s natural temperature to give you a fresh color that’s yours alone.” So, while makeup is inevitably a your-mileage-may-vary proposition, these are even more so (if it helps, my regular body temperature is 96.8 degrees F, yes, 96.8, that’s not a typo!) based on that (and I have no idea what that actually means or how it might work–they seem to tint my lips in some fashion).

The consistency is rather tacky–not quite as tacky as Lipglass and thinner than most Lipglasses–but it was surprisingly tacky. It was also the type of tackiness that developed more and more as the gloss wore on. They also have MAC’s typical vanilla scent (but no discernible taste). Since this is a new type of product, I focused and put the time towards trying these first (which is why the lipsticks will be tested later this week). Their best attribute is that they have a longer wear time from what I’ve tried so far, and they do have a stained effect after two to three hours (the glossiness wears away but the color remains).

However, the longer it wears, the more it migrates and bleeds out of the natural lip line (and I very, very rarely have this issue–even with glossy, vibrant red lipsticks). As it fades away, it fades from the center of the lips first and leaves behind a very obvious ring of color along the outer portion of the lips. The amount of feathering, though, was surprisingly; the color had expanded three milimeters beyond my natural lip line all around my lips. I kind of resembled a toddler who ate a cherry popsicle in a hurry, just slightly more sophisticated. For me, these were also somewhat drying (it was like the cherry on top of an overall disappointing sundae–you know, the one that wasn’t worth the calories!).

Also: I was able to remove the majority of whatever color was left behind with Make Up For Ever’s Aqua’Eyes quite easily, and I would say less than 5% remained, if that. When I tried removing it with a cleansing oil (shu’s) last night, I didn’t have as much luck.

Blushing Berry is described as a “midtonal cool red.” It’s a reddened berry with cool undertones. It had semi-sheer color coverage. This shade wore with most of the color intact for four hours, and then it was more of a ring of stained/tinted color by the fifth hour with significant feathering apparent after three and a half hours that worsened as it continued to wear on. NARS Penny Arcade is not quite as red-toned. MAC Colour Saturation is darker. See comparison swatches.

Bubblegum is described as a “soft warm pink.” It’s a pale pink with subtle warm undertones. When applied, it seemed to turn into a bluer pink, though. It did settle into lip lines, and it was difficult to even this out as it had a milky look and feel. This one darkened considerably on the lips and lost its milkiness within an hour. I did experience some feathering with this shade after three hours, and there was a ring of color after four hours. Edward Bess First Kiss is similar but more opaque. Tom Ford Sugar pink is more neutral. MAC Next Fad is more shimmery. MAC Viva Glam Nicki is brighter, more opaque. MAC Please Me is more opaque. MAC Petite Indulgence is sheerer. See comparison swatches.

Glorious Intent is described as a “warm plum.” It’s a deepened berry with cool undertones. It had semi-opaque color coverage. This shade feathered within the first two hours, and then it worsened over the next three hours that it wore well for (other than the feathering). It left behind that dreaded ring of color after six hours of wear in total. It is a more intense, more opaque version of Blushing Berry. NARS Penny Arcade is not quite as red-toned. MAC Colour Saturation is very similar. See comparison swatches.

Gwi-Yo-Mi is described as a “midtonal raspberry.” It is a slightly muted, medium-dark pink. On my lips, it turns a pinky-raspberry color with semi-sheer color coverage. It seemed to settle into lip lines a bit, too. Revlon Fuchsia Finery is lighter. Revlon Berry Allure is similar. NARS Mexican Rose is pinker. NARS Penny Arcade is similar. MAC Imperial Red is pinker. MAC Colour Saturation is darker. See comparison swatches.

Heart & Seoul is described as a “warm peach.” It’s a light-medium peach with warm brown undertones. On lips, it took on a coral-pink tone with semi-sheer color coverage. It wore well (without feathering or fading) for three hours, and after four hours, there was some feathering and after four and a half hours, the middle area of my lips were without color and there was just an outer ring of color on my lips. Revlon Pink Pop is similar. MAC Kiss & Don’t Tell is lighter, pinker, more opaque. MAC Star Quality is a bit darker, more opaque. See comparison swatches.

Kiss, Kiss is described as a “cool peach cream.” It’s a warm, pinky-coral that turns darker and pinker applied to my lips. It wore well for the first two and a half hours, and then there was noticeable feathering after three and a half hours with a ring of color left on the outer edges of the lips after five hours of wear. Giorgio Armani #519 is brighter, more opaque. MAC Kiss & Don’t Tell is lighter. MAC Star Quality is lighter. MAC Galaxy Rose is darker, cooler-toned. See comparison swatches.

K-Wow is described as a “soft cool pink.” It’s a light-medium, blue-based, milky pink. On lips, it looks like a cotton candy pink with strong, blue undertones. It does settle into lip lines and doesn’t seem to smooth out/even out. Both NARS Coeur Sucre and MAC Pink Nouveau have similar coloring but are both more opaque that they aren’t that similar. See comparison swatches.

Simply Wow is described as a “midtonal cool mauve.” It’s a cool-toned, pink plum. This was one of the better-applying shades, as it had a very smooth, mostly even appearance on. It had semi-opaque color coverage. I wore this one, and it felt like a gloss for three and a half hours, and then it resembled more of a light stain. It feathered around the edges of my lips by the four and a half hour-mark. I noticed a subtle ring of color left behind after five hours. MAC Mall Madness is more shimmery. MAC Call Me Gorgeous is brighter. See comparison swatches.

Hopefully, some of you who have tried these or will try them will share your thoughts and experiences. I’m very curious to see if anyone else has as much trouble!

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipglass Tint Blushing Berry
5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
6
Longevity
4
Application
71%
Total
MAC Sheen Supreme Lipglass Tint Bubblegum
Bubblegum
Bubblegum
5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
5
Longevity
4
Application
69%
Total
MAC Sheen Supreme Lipglass Tint Glorious Intent
5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
5
Longevity
4.5
Application
72%
Total
MAC Sheen Supreme Lipglass Tint Gwi-Yo-Mi
Gwi-Yo-Mi
Gwi-Yo-Mi
5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
6
Longevity
4.5
Application
72%
Total
MAC Sheen Supreme Lipglass Tint Heart & Seoul
5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
6
Longevity
4.5
Application
72%
Total
MAC Sheen Supreme Lipglass Tint Kiss, Kiss
Kiss, Kiss
Kiss, Kiss
5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
5.5
Longevity
4
Application
70%
Total
MAC Sheen Supreme Lipglass Tint K-Wow
K-Wow
K-Wow
5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
6
Longevity
4
Application
71%
Total
MAC Sheen Supreme Lipglass Tint Simply Wow
Simply Wow
Simply Wow
6
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
6
Longevity
5
Application
79%
Total

MAC So Supreme Sheen Supreme Lipsticks

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick
MAC SO Supreme Supreme Lipsticks

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.12 oz.) has been launched again with the So Supreme collection, and there are five limited edition shades and one repromoted shade (that is also part of the permanent range).  All of the shades felt consistent with the Sheen Supreme formula, except Pret-a-Pretty, which had a drier consistency and a lot less glossiness/shine.  The formula tends to be comfortable to wear with a fair amount of slip and creaminess, and they’re not drying but not particularly hydrating in my experience.  I typically get between three to four hours of wear with this formula, with brighter or deeper shades lasting four hours or slightly longer, and then very pale or pastel-like shades lasting around three hours. I’ll be testing these shades for wear over the week and will update with exact times, so the  ratings are subject to change, but I would not expect drastic changes.

Candy Apple is described as a “midtonal warm plum.” It’s a brightened, muted reddish plum with a glossy finish. You might say there’s a little plum in it, which gives it that muted feel, but it’s still rather red and vibrant. Urban Decay Manic is deeper, redder. Chanel Dialogue is redder. Revlon Wild Watermelon is a bit brighter. Guerlain Chamade is redder. See comparison swatches.

Gotta Dash! is described as “pale clean coral.” It’s a light-medium, peachy-orange with very subtle pink tones–but it is more peach than it is a pink-coral. If you have really pink lips naturally, I expect this to be closer to coral on you. It had mostly opaque color coverage.  The lighter color paired with the higher slip consistency does mean little lines can be created if you press your lips together. This shade is part of the permanent range. MAC Naked Proof is less glossy. Chanel Sentiment is similar but less glossy. Edward Bess Forbidden Flower is warmer. MAC Sweet & Sour is more matte, lighter. MAC Reel Sexy is more matte, pinker,. Burberry Pink Apricot is more matte, darker. See comparison swatches.

Playtime is described as a “bright coral pink.” It’s a brightened, medium pink with cool, blue undertones and fine shimmer. It had mostly full color coverage. OCC Lovecraft is metallic. NYX Pink Lyric is darker, pinker. Maybelline Pink Pop is lighter, as is MAC Divine Choice. MAC Outrageously Fun is a touch more magenta. MAC Naughty Saute is cooler-toned, lighter. OCC Narcissus is purpler. See comparison swatches. Long-time MAC fans may remember Slimshines, which is a formula I compared to this formula when it originally came out (they’re not quite similar), and Kissable was one of the few I had–and this shade immediately reminded me of it; Kissable is glossier with more shimmer and is, perhaps, a smidgen lighter, but they are comparable.

Pleasurefruit is described as a “bright warm pink.” It’s a brightened, medium fuchsia-pink with subtle warm undertones. It had mostly opaque color coverage. Revlon Sorbet is similar. MAC Lickable is cooler-toned. MAC Impassioned is more matte, brighter. Guerlain Gigi is redder. See comparison swatches.
collection, and there are five shades and one repromoted shade (that is also part of the permanent range).

Pret-a-Pretty is described as a “soft warm pink.” It’s a pale, pink-tinged beige with a satin finish. Though it is the Sheen Supreme formula, it actually was quite a dull sheen rather than the shinier, glossier finish the others had. This one was the least forgiving, as it tended to settle into lip lines and emphasize any imperfections. It was mostly opaque but there was noticeable sheerness. MAC Of Beauty is pinker. MAC You’re Perfect Already is pinker, darker. MAC Fun Finds is more beige. MAC Myth is similar. MAC Innocence Beware is less pink, slightly darker. See comparison swatches.

Sweet Grenadine is described as a “bright orange.” It’s a slightly muted orange with a glossy finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage with some translucency. Of all the shades, it had the thinnest consistency and sat best on the lips. MAC Tart & Trendy is brighter, lighter. See comparison swatches.

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick Candy Apple
Candy Apple
Candy Apple
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
92%
Total
MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick Gotta Dash!
Gotta Dash!
Gotta Dash!
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
87%
Total
MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick Playtime
Playtime
Playtime
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick Pleasurefruit
Pleasurefruit
Pleasurefruit
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total
MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick Pret-a-Pretty
7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
81%
Total
MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick Sweet Grenadine
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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NARS Radiant Cream Compact Foundation for Fall 2013 (August 1st)


Expanding its foundation lineup, NARS introduces Radiant Cream Compact Foundation. This lightweight formula combines the supple feel of a cream foundation with the weightless
coverage of liquid makeup for a truly glowing complexion.

Enriched with the NARS exclusive Advanced Emulsion Technology, the velvety cream formula blends seamlessly and uniquely allows for the modern artistic versatility of a wet or dry application. The buildable formula delivers medium to full coverage and sets in seconds, leaving skin soft, smooth, and glowing — all with the ease of a portable compact.

Radiant Cream Compact Foundation ($38.00)

  • Siberia Light with neutral balance of pink and yellow undertones
  • Mont Blanc Light with pink undertone
  • Gobi Light with yellow undertone for Asian skin
  • Deauville Light with neutral balance of pink and yellow undertones
  • Fiji Light with yellow undertone
  • Ceylan Light-medium with yellow undertone
  • Punjab Medium with golden, peachy undertone
  • Vallauris Medium with pink undertone
  • Santa Fe Medium with peachy undertone
  • Stromboli Medium with olive undertone
  • Barcelona Deeper medium with golden, peachy undertone
  • Syracuse Medium-dark with brown undertone
  • Tahoe Medium-dark with caramel undertone
  • Cadiz Medium-dark with caramel and red undertone
  • Macao Medium-dark with deep yellow undertone
  • New Guinea Dark with red undertone
  • Trinidad Dark with warm, yellow undertone
  • New Orleans Dark with yellow undertone
  • Benares Dark with golden undertone
  • Khartoum Dark with espresso undertone

Availability: August 1st @ NARS Boutiques, narscosmetics.com

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Rescue Beauty Lounge An Accidental Interloper & Fashion Polish Nail Lacquers

Rescue Beauty Lounge An Accidental Interloper Nail Lacquer
Rescue Beauty Lounge An Accidental Interloper Nail Lacquer

Rescue Beauty Lounge An Accidental Interloper Nail Lacquer ($20.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “silver with an edge faceted by multi-shimmer hues.” It’s a darkened, charcoal gray shot through with silver shimmer and lots of it. It was opaque after two coats, and the consistency was not too thick or too thin (but thinner compared to the average polish by the brand). The formula applied fairly well and had minimal noticeable brush strokes as it self-leveled nicely. MAC Grey Friday is the only shade I have that is remotely similar, but it is more of a blackened gray with silver shimmer, but not metallic shimmer. See comparison swatches.

Fashion Polish Nail Lacquer ($20.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “black base with gold and red glitters.” It’s a medium-dark black with a brownish edge and pinky-red and gold micro-glitter. There also seemed to be some green micro-glitters in the mix. This shade definitely needs a thicker top coat, because the micro-glitter makes the surface quite bumpy as the black base is actually quite thin. Three coats would probably be better, too, for really dense, inky color, though two coats made it opaque. Illamasqua Creator has silver glitter. Dior Diva has shimmer instead of glitter but is surprisingly similar–it isn’t as densely-packed with shimmer/glitter, though. Color Club Show Time has silver shimmer. See comparison swatches.

Rescue Beauty Lounge Nail Lacquer An Accidental Interloper
A

Limited Edition

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
94%
Total
Rescue Beauty Lounge Nail Lacquer Fashion Polish
A

Limited Edition

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
93%
Total

Chanel Revelation (63) Le Blush Creme de Chanel

Chanel Revelation (63) Le Blush Creme de Chanel
Chanel Revelation (63) Le Blush Creme de Chanel

Chanel Revelation (63) Le Blush Creme de Chanel ($38.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “shimmering soft pink.” It’s a light-medium pink with warm undertones and a satiny finish, though it looks like a healthy matte. MAC Royal Sunset is a powder and is lighter, warmer. Chanel Rose Initiale is powder and not as warm-toned. See comparison swatches.

This is the last of the Chanel blushes that released this fall, and I’m so happy to find that it’s just as high quality as the other five shades I’ve tested. There’s not a dud within the range, and I think Chanel did an excellent job with this new formula. Revelation is nicely pigmented with color that is true-to-pan but can be applied as a soft, sheer layer or more heavily for richer, more opaque color coverage. I love that they’re versatile in pigmentation, so they can work for fairer complexions as well as deeper skin tones. The consistency is lightly creamy in the pan but quickly turns to powder once it touches the skin. It remains blendable, though, and it doesn’t turn powdery. This shade wore well for seven and a half hours but was noticeably faded after eight and a half hours, which is slightly shorter wear than other shades in the formula.

Chanel Le Blush Crème de Chanel Revelation (63)
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

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