Butter London Cream Tea


6 reviews

50% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.5

Price: $$$$

Package Quality: 4.5

Price: $$$$


on 5/4/2014 8:40:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I am having some real trouble with this brand. I have tried quite a few of their polishes and I a m not super impressed. This one is the worst I have tried to date. The color is just what I wanted, a muted and sheer off-white. The formula...wow. be ready to paint THIN coats over and over.

It will only go opaque if you get to 5 coats or more. I wasn't even looking for that. I just wanted a nice sheer white to have that clean nails look. This was so streaky and weird. I could not get it to ever look even. I am NOT new to nails, I have been doing them for 20+ years. I would expect this type of formula from a .99 cent polish, not a $15 one. I will never buy this color again and I am holding off on any more Butter polishes.

I have better Revlon white sheer polishes than this. Skip if you're looking for the same type of color and finish as I was.

on 10/23/2012 7:23:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I picked this shade up a few weeks ago after reading some good reviews and seeing some really nice swatches. In contrast to other reviews, I was looking for a shade that was somewhat sheer, but with not sheen. Unfortunately, the formula is so streaky that it looks awful (IMO) with only two coats. I had to add a third just to level it out, making it almost opaque. Even then, it's just kind of a dull color (kind of looks like watered down milk). In the picture above you can see two coats of the polish on my nails. This was me trying very hard to apply it evenly, but you can still see some streaks (ignore the different colors on the edges of my nails).

I think it looks very nice in the other picture on the other reviewer. I don't like the color on me, even when it's opaque, but that has to do with my preference and my skin tone.

I'm torn, because, as other reviewers mentioned, this can be used as a base for glitter or other nail art; however, I think I would prefer using a less expensive polish for that purpose.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Blue

This is my first Butter London polish. It is beautiful in the bottle. It is beautiful on my nail for the most part. Except that it was really streaky. I tried applying it differently and it still went on streaky. Every time I applied it it looked like a big mess. So although a lovely color this is just not possible to wear and look classy. I also hated the brush. The handle of the brush is a little funny and I felt I could not get a good grip on it.

on 5/23/2012 10:30:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Extremely pretty white jelly nail polish that's fully opaque with no visible nail line at 4 razor thin coats and 1 thick self leveling coat (see pic of my mani above)
I like that it's not super stark. It's brightening and maintains a lady-like look. It reminds me of Cinnabon frosting.
Very easy formula to work with that dries quickly and self levels.
I would buy this again and recommend to a frend.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

on 9/30/2011 5:51:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I had this color applied at the spa this past Saturday, and today is Friday and the first day that I noticed a slight chip on one nail. Great lasting polish and ladylike color. With three coats, it is an opaque, creamy white. Dries quickly. I've had BL Come To Bed Red on my toes for two weeks and still in excellent shape. I love BL nail polish. I can't wait to try the other colors that I've bought. Would recommend.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

Butter London is an increasingly popular brand. I think this is an underrated colour hence the lack of reviews. It's a pale creamy white colour. It isn't perhaps the most exciting of colours but it's pretty and versatile. It's quite sheer so I don't think that you would get a completely opaque colour. Two coats gives a subtle finish. Three coats looks good. I haven't tried four coats but I think four coats would be as opaque as you could get with this one. I really like to use this on its own as a alternative to a subtle pink. I also like to use it as a base for some of Deborah Lippmann's glitters, especially Happy Birthday and Boom Boom Pow. So whilst it might not appear to be the most exciting colour I would buy this again as it's a nice alternative to an opaque white if you like the look of a white polish but are not wanting to go too stark.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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