Butter London • Tea with the Queen • Polishes
|Would buy this product again.||78%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Nude shade that has a hint of peach on my neutral NC20- like skin. Very tame, no shine, and entirely work appropriate but unique enough to get positive comments. Butter London polishes will last a week on average with minor tip wear, and this shade is no different.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This must be either my second or third Butter London nail polish which I have bought in the past two years. I originally bought Aston but I dropped it so I had to throw it out. As a replacement, I decided to purchase Tea with the Queen. It can be described as a nude peachy color. It wears really well with two coats and the consistency of the nail polish is really smooth.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
This is a gorgeous nude color; very complimentary to my pale complexion. One of the best of their products, I find the polish is nice to apply and without t doubt I get the most compliments on this color over any other.
Goes with anything - not a statement polish but uber flattering. Hightly recommend.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Butter London seems to divide the minds a little, but I have to say they offer all the colors I was looking for for ages. They have several shades I tried to find from other brands but they often turned out to look rather differently on my nails than in the bottles. With Butter London it is the first time that the colors turn out to be even more beautiful than in the bottles. I have very pale, cool-toned skin, and TWTQ just looks so lovely. It gives a perfectly, neat look to hands and feet without being loud or boring. And it's the same with several other BL colors, like "Aston", "yummy mummy" or "lady muck". They just look elegant and lovely.
If it comes to the price: apart from the fact that, with a good base and top coat I never had polishes lasting longer than these, this is also a vegan brand with the "animal cruelty-free" bunny on the backside, and without using poisonous substances (Toluene, formaldehyde etc.) most other brands use. For that, and with the lovely, extraordinary colors and the extreme lasting power I gladly pay a little more.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Fine Eyes: Brown
BL's Tea with the Queen is a beautiful, creamy medium-deep neutral color. It's a great nude shade for my NC40-42 (NARS Syracuse) skin tone. I've received many compliments when wearing this shade. Thankfully, I purchased this lovely polish during a promotion and got a great bargain. I very rarely ever pay full price for anything, especially nail polishes (exception is Chanel). So, I recommend getting it on sale. Overall, a very good classic color. Try Tea with the Queen for a refined and clean look.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Out of the three Butter London polishes I ordered, I liked this one the least, although I expected the most. I wanted a neutral nude that wasn't the color of silly putty, like Yummy Mummy. I previously purchased BL's lippie in Toff, which I really liked as a lippie, but was a tad too pink for the nail look I was going for. TWTQ looked like it was more neutral. It is, but it still has a cool pink tone to it. It applied rather streakly on me, and it is going to take a base coat, at least 3 applications and a good top coat to work. I'll wear it, but I wish it were more opaque and less pink...the TWTQ gloss, on the other hand, is a gorgeous nude for those who wear cool colors and are fair.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Tea with the Queen may be only slightly more "exciting" than bare nails, but when applied with some expertise, this boldly overpriced English polish gives a refined and well groomed look to the hands. The shade is rather odd actually... it is a fleshy warm toned camel, yet does have an almost imperceptible speck of something like "lavendar" in the mix, as other reviewers have noted. So I'm not surprised that it works on cool skin tones as well as warm. I have a golden undertone to my very pale skin, and it looks "good" on me... not great, but good. I think it would great on me without the odd lavendar tinge. It's opague at 2 coats, and darker than it looks in the bottle. I was disappointed about that, because I prefer a lighter nude... dark nude creams tend to look too "1970's school-teacher" to me. Although, since it IS darker than many nudes, I suppose it'd be a nice nude to pull out for autumn and fall. Unlike some other reviewers, I see NO shimmer in this polish, not even a trace, not even if I stretch my imagination to it's fullest capacity. Too bad, because I love me a subtle shimmer. The shape of the bottle wins my award for "best looking nail polish bottle of all time," but I would not purchase this again. Why, you ask? Well, I do love sophisticated nail color... I'm 48, and will rarely go in for a super bright or glittery or offbeat nail color unless it's got a an "adult" vibe somehow, or I just happen to flip for it. And Tea With The Queen IS a sophisticated adult shade. But that's just it... it's a tad TOO appropriate and "safe" for me... if I feel like playing it THIS safe, I'd rather just wear two coats of CLEAR, or a nude sheer, which is an equally polished and "fresher" look. On a much younger woman, I think this shade might look super cute and campy. On a woman my age, however, darker flat nudes just tend to look "old lady." After having worn it a few times now, I'm either donating it to my polish-crazed 20-ish secretary, OR keeping it and infusing it with some fine gold shimmer. Have tea with THAT, Queenie!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I am an avid nail polish collector and I rarely ever wear nudes. Teals, sparkles, magnetics, glitter, holos... Stuff I like is generally decidedly unsubtle. But Tea with the Queen is honestly a color I adore. It's a neutral but unlike the more popular beigey/pinky ones, has a warm, caramel tint. I would have never purchased this had I not tried it at a friend's. I was pleasantly surprised. Even though I am cool-toned, the warm color worked really well. I would have thought Yummy Mummy would have looked better on me instead but I did not like that one. Overall, I am very glad I found this polish. Butter Londons generally apply well and last - and I adore their bottle style. I now have a neutral that I can wear for serious occasions at work, to balance a striking outfit, or well, for tea with the queen :-)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
EDIT: Just did a glitter gradient with Deborah Lippmann Diamonds and Pearls, instant transformation! It's subtle enough to still be office appropriate, but adds some visual interest to an otherwise boring nude. See picture.
Ehh, kinda disappointed with this shade. Boring nude, reminds me of those granny nude bras, yuck
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I had this color applied at the salon yesterday. Very pretty and feminine tan/pink on my nails. Great for the office. I have become a big fan of Butter London and so far, I have not been disappointed. Of the colors I've tried so far, I like Tea with the Queen and Hen Party the best on my hands. Would highly recommend.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is not the most unique nail polish color, but it's a workhorse shade if you work in a more formal office. TWtQ is one of those "bandaid" type shades. It's more peachy/salmon-y on me than tan/pink, and reminds me of $OPI Nonfat Soy Half Caff or a peachier OPI Dulce de Leche. It was a bit streaky going on, but two coats did the trick. It also looks good on toes and makes them look polished without being too obvious.
At $14 this is a big pricey for what it is, so I would get it on sale or through a swap. I wouldn't buy this again because there are so many similar shades that are as good or better in quality.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Tea with the queen is the first Butter London polish I have used. I believe the polish is a bit expensive, but I got this during a buy one get one free deal. I would describe the color as nude with tones of pink and taupe. I think its a beautiful natural choice of color that is feminene and classy. I used three coats, as I felt the color was not fully opaque at two coats. I am on the 4th day and my nails look just as awesome as the day I painted them. I recommend seche viete for a lovely finish. A great go to polish.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This is my first venture into Butter London products and I'm not disappointed. I would say this is a very sophisticated creamy nude pink. It took about 2 coats for full opacity and dried very quickly with my Seche Vite as a top coat. I'm not sure about its staying power as I just applied it yesterday. A few comparisons between colors that I have:
MAC Abalone Shell - brighter than TWTQ and more nude and less pink
MAC Hanging Loose - cooler and pinker than TWTQ
MAC Blissed Out - very close dupe
I think TWTQ would look good with a half moon manicure with the moon part in black. I totally agree with the other reviewer that this would be my go to grown-up/professional color. I can't wait to try the other colors. Specifically I have my eye on Thames and British Racing Green.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Medium Eyes: Blue
Butter London describes this shade as "On the pink side of tan, very neutral, but never boring." Although this may not be the the most fashion-forward or exciting of their shades, it should be in everyone's polish arsenal. I'd describe it as an almost sheer beige/taupe with a very slight, almost lavender-y, undertone (the shade is not as fleshy as it is in the photo) and a perfect, almost imperceptible touch of shimmer. This lacquer is the ideal neutral for those occasions when you're not sure how to dress your nails, or for formal occasions--job interviews, etc.--when you want something that's neutral but not boring. This shade makes my hands look neat, clean, professional, and finished without really drawing attention to them. It has the Butter London quality I've come to expect--applies beautifully, no streaking, and excellent wear. I will repurchase this over and over.