butter LONDON All Hail McQueen, Bumster, Marrow, Victoriana Reviews, Photos, Swatches

For fall, Butter London gives us four new shades of their 3-Free Lacquers ($14.00 for 0.4 fl. oz.): All Hail McQueen,
Bumster, Marrow (mixed for Vena Cava), and Victoriana (reminiscent of the Victorian era). The first two were inspired by the late Alexander McQueen.

  • All Hail McQueen is a medium beige brown with pale nude shimmer. I needed two coats for a really opaque, even finish.
  • Bumster is a creamy mustard yellow. One coat was almost enough, but two coats made it perfect.
  • Marrow is a muted grape purple that’s been grayed out–it’s not the vibrant shade you’d think of with the term “grape purple” but it’s so fitting. It has very subtle icy silver-white shimmer. Just two coats, though one was rather pigmented.
  • Victoriana is a toned down aqua-teal with soft silver and aqua shimmer. Two coats for even, opaque color.

Butter London’s formula was on the thicker side, but it was very easy to apply and never felt goopy. It spread out easily to give nearly full-color coverage in a single stroke, though I found two coats were the perfect number for all four shades. I’d say that All Hail McQueen was the sheerer shade, but I still managed to do just two on it and get nice results. Bumster is a rather unique shade, and it’s one of those “ugly” shades that some will find pretty, and others, well… think it’s ugly.

I like the bottles, which have a removable black cap that reveals the actual cap with the brush attached to it (so it’s not as awkward in the hand as a rectangular handle!). They’re very space-saving for me, as they line up so well together!

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  • Product: 29/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

RECOMMENDATION: These are a nice way to wear more muted, darker shades without being incredibly vampy.  Bumster seems the most unique to me, even if it may not work well on all skin tones.

AVAILABILITY: Beauty.com

Butter London Fall 2010 Collection
Butter London All Hail McQueen Nail Lacquer

Butter London Fall 2010 Collection
Butter London Bumster Nail Lacquer

Butter London Fall 2010 Collection
Butter London Marrow Nail Lacquer

Butter London Fall 2010 Collection
Butter London Victoriana Nail Lacquer

Butter London Fall 2010 Collection
Butter London Nail Lacquer: All Hail McQueen, Bumster, Marrow, Victoriana

Butter London Fall 2010 Collection
Butter All Hail McQueen London Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Butter London Fall 2010 Collection
Butter All Hail McQueen London Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Butter London Fall 2010 Collection
Butter All Hail McQueen London Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Butter London Fall 2010 Collection
Butter All Hail McQueen London Nail Lacquer (Flash)

Butter London Fall 2010 Collection
Butter London Bumster Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Butter London Fall 2010 Collection
Butter London Bumster Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Butter London Fall 2010 Collection
Butter London Bumster Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Butter London Fall 2010 Collection
Butter London Bumster Nail Lacquer (Flash)

Butter London Fall 2010 Collection
Butter London Marrow Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Butter London Fall 2010 Collection
Butter London Marrow Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Butter London Fall 2010 Collection
Butter London Marrow Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Butter London Fall 2010 Collection
Butter London Marrow Nail Lacquer (Flash)

Butter London Fall 2010 Collection
Butter London Victoriana Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Butter London Fall 2010 Collection
Butter London Victoriana Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Butter London Fall 2010 Collection
Butter London Victoriana Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Butter London Fall 2010 Collection
Butter London Victoriana Nail Lacquer (Flash)

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

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 don’t think it’s really similar to either of those shades – other than they’re in the “yellow” family. Butter is a really pale, pastel yellow, while Manila is much darker, brighter, and has a stronger orange tone.

http://www.temptalia.com/american-apparel-nail-polish-review-photos-swatches-summer-peach-butter-lesprit-malibu-green
http://www.temptalia.com/american-apparel-nail-lacquers-review-photos-swatches-part-2

I don´t know about those…they all look similar to colors I already have…even Bumster

I don’t know that I would get them even if I could

I don’t have any big brands, because they’re hard to find here but I have at least a really dark purple from Zara that looks like the purple in there, and also a blue glittery one from Maybelline that is probably a bluer version of the green-ish one…and I also have a yellow from this brand called Andreia that might be just a tad brighter than Bumster

on an afterthought…All Hail McQueen is probably the only one I don’t have anything particularly similar too…though I have a matte version of it I think

I love Marrow, All Hail McQueen and Victoriana! And such a great price.
I never go through nail polishes though. :/ I don’t know if I need anymore.
Are these sold in stores? I’ve never seen Butter anywhere except online.

I have yet to see a Butter London polish in person, but I’m dying to. This collection is wonderful looking! I am especially enamored with Mcqueen and Bumster (the w/flash picture did it for me lol). Love the design of the bottle too. Thank you for the great review!

I believe they’re on drugstore.com which ships to Canada. Not sure if they have the new colors yet, but I do have Butter polishes from that site shipped to me in Ottawa.

I loved and still love Alexander McQueen so of course I have to get Bumster and All Hail McQueen 🙂

Oh and Christine is the Chanel Soho collection going to be sold at all chanel counters or just in soho? haha

wow, these are pretty but i think a good dupe for All Hail McQueen is OPI’s DS Classic, which i am able to get for only $6.95 on transdesign! what do you think, Christine?

Do you know why Butter London changed the names of “All Hail McQueen” and “Bumster?” They have been changed to “All Hail the Queen” and “Bum.”

they still have the old stickers though, so maybe they ran into some legal issues? either way, if you order one it will come with the new all hail the queen sticker, if you peel it back, you will see the original sticker with the original name on the bottom. 🙂

I have “All Hail The Queen,” which is GORGEOUS but when I peeled back the sticker, it still read “All Hail The Queen” minus the barcode.

Also have “Victoriana,” which is really beautiful. Can’t wait to get “Bumster” and “Marrow.”

“Come to Bed Red” is awesome on toes!

Love Butter London polish – lots of fun with the names and colors are great!

No biggie – color is still LUSH!

I love “All Hail McQueen”. Do you know if it is limited edition? Because I’m doing Project 10 Pan, and I don’t think I will be done with it anytime soon and I just want to know that “All Hail McQueen” will still be around when I can buy makeup again!

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