Butter London Fiver Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

Butter London Fiver Nail Lacquer
Butter London Fiver Nail Lacquer

Butter London Fiver Nail Lacquer ($15.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as an “opaque icy minte creme.” It’s a pale, pastel mint green with a very subtle blue to it–not quite enough to make it aqua–but enough to make it appear cool-toned. MAC In the Limelight is darker and a bit bluer. China Glaze Re-Fresh Mint is much darker. MAC Mischievous Mint is a few shades darker.

After two coats, Fiver is mostly opaque; the only areas it didn’t look opaque were really a result of a streaky formula overall. The first coat was very streaky, and a thicker second coat helped to cover most of it, but there were still a few streaks coming through. The consistency was a bit thick, but it didn’t give me too much trouble beyond a generally streaky application. It might be better with a layer of white polish underneath or perhaps Butter London’s own Foundation (which I don’t have), as it could give it a better surface to adhere to.

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Butter London Fiver Nail Lacquer
Butter London Fiver Nail Lacquer

Butter London Fiver Nail Lacquer
Butter London Fiver Nail Lacquer

Butter London Fiver Nail Lacquer
Butter London Fiver Nail Lacquer

Butter London Fiver Nail Lacquer
Butter London Fiver Nail Lacquer

Butter London Fiver Nail Lacquer
Butter London Fiver Nail Lacquer

Butter London Fiver Nail Lacquer
Butter London Fiver Nail Lacquer

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Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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I was worried about this one when I bought it, but surprisingly, it applied flawlessly for me! I had no problem with streaks, which was a big relief, because that’s the main reason that I tend to avoid pastel polishes.

I have this shade and wore this week and recieved tons of compliments. This color is definitly in for the spring! I also grabbed jasper from this collection

Sephora lists them as $15. I don’t know why they’ve changed prices other than I imagine due to normal reasons like inflation, cost of materials went up, etc.

It still says $15 on the website for me. Are you in Canada? BLs are more expensive for Canadians.

): So sad about the price increase, even though it’s only $0.50. OPI rose by $0.50 too… wouldn’t be surprised if other brands like Zoya and Essie followed suit too. I remember when polishes used to be so much cheaper!

Mint and pistachio nail polish shades are my ridiculous self-indulgent obsessions. They’re pretty much the same, but I have to have every single one of them.

As for dupe suggestions, maybe Julep Susie? I don’t have them to compare, but I’ve heard Susie is very pale for a mint.

I bought this nail polish and am pretty disappointed with it. I used it with the Butter London base coat and top coat, and while that helped with the streaks it chipped horribly! It chipped much worse than just about any other nail polish I own including other shades of this brand.

This looks like it could be really similar to Essie’s Absolutely Shore. Looks almost white, but has a definite mint tinge to it. I LOVE that Essie shade, so I’ll have to check this one out!

Loving all this mint for the spring and butterLondon being the only polish brand I use, this was a must. I love this color despite the streakiness upon application of the first coat. Loving bL’s Spring 2013 collection overall.

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