I can't believe I'm giving one lippie to a Butter London polish but I didn't like anything about this one at all. It was so thin and streaky, it took 3 coats to look halfway decent. And the color was just blah, although that's a matter of personal taste. Bluey is a dark shimmery teal, just nothing special in my opinion. It wasn't pretty or interesting or fun. Looked murky on my nails, but I thought the same thing about Deborah Lippmann Across the Universe so I guess I just don't like dark teal.
Butter London is still my favorite brand and I will continue to buy their polishes but this shade gets a thumbs down from me.
I have to tell you, I am underwhelmed with the entire Butter London line. The colors look gorgeous (in the bottle anyway) and the names are too cute but the lasting power of these polishes - even with the BL base and top coat - is a 2-4 days. I might as well have bought a ds polish instead of a $15 dollar one. Bluey is a perfect example of this. Sublimely gorgeous, glittery, deep teal color! Looks like a couture color! But doesn't last - chips after 1-2 days. So sad... In their desire to be "3-free" and fashion forward, BL has sacrificed formulation for wear. Unless you're a color fiend, save your money and buy equally gorgeous Zoya pushes. BL also loses points for beautiful but wasteful packaging.
the color applied a lot lighter/more sheerly than i wanted when i tested-so i dug out my old chanel black satin and layered it over black - awesome dark shimmery green color. also looks awesome over essie mesmerized (a french blue). also looks nice with several coats on its own, but def a little brighter than the bottle looks.
When I first saw a bottle of this color it looked like the best shimmery dark teal ever. I thought it would be indigo with an emerald shift. But I have it on my nails now and it's just a regular blue-green teal. It's emerald-y but lacks the depth I was expecting from its appearance in the bottle. It also applies very sheerly. Maybe with 4 coats I'd get a hotter color but meh, I don't want to deal with accidental smudges and impossible drying time. The formula is nice and I like that it's free of carcinogenic ingredients, but $14 is a lot to pay for a polish. I'll have to see how it works layered over darker colors. Stay tuned.
A gorgeous medium peacock/teal shimmer. The first coat went on a bit streaky, but two coats gave full opacity and the 'in the bottle' shade. This polish lasted a long time on my nails, with just a bit of mild tip wear after 4 or 5 days, and did not stain my nails. No doubt there are a few cheaper dupes of this shade out there, but the staying power of BL's polishes make them worth the money, in my opinion.