Butter London • British Racing Green • Polishes
|Would buy this product again.||81%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Loved this colour but hate how quickly this chips. I would have rated this higher if it wasn't for the chipping - chipped on me within several hours, even with a top coat. Not going to repurchase.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I actually traded a Butter London Diamond Geezer that I had never tried in order to get the British Racing Green for my daughter. And I meant to ship it straight off, along with a few other items to her.....Buuuuttttt...the color looked so interesting....to a woman who always wears pinks or nudes or seashell (you get the picture) and I thought, wellllll....I could try it on just ONCE.
I didn't even bother to put on a base coat. In one coat, I had a beautiful dark slightly shiny green. I like this colour because it's not matte but it's not actually glittery. It just has a subtle sheen to it and it actually appears different in different lights or as you turn you hand. Only subtly so, a slightly sateen sheen.
Dries incredibly fast. In two coats I had a really nice new car color green just as shown on the model in the pic up above. I put one coat of LA Colors topcoat over it.
Now, I wasn't doing anything too grueling the rest of the night. Washed some dishes and a little house cleaning with absolutely no chipping of this facinating dark green nail polish.
Next day, off to the Dog Park. The nail polish was quite a hit especially with someone who said that my usual nail polish was "boring" (yes, she has known me for quite some time)
And then, the ultimate test of any nail polish. Off to the self service "Doggermat" to wash my Great Dane/St Bernard mix dog. Spritzing on Oatmeal and Tea Tree diluted shampoo and hand scrubbing it through her thick undercoat (and that's a LOT of dog), doing the undercarriage, drying and hand fluffing fur, using the "furminator" on 115 pounds of BIG dog with a lot of real estate to cover.
And the result? Hands were dry as a bone, nailcolour barely chipped at the edge of the left pinky edge. WOW!
So, I reluctantly packed up this bottle of (I want it now) nail polish in the care package for my daughter and....went and ordered myself a bottle all my own!
Definately 5 Lippies for Perfect Colour, fast drying and durability even under harsh conditions..
EDIT 4/10/2013: I have hand scrubbed parts of the floor, no chipping or even fading of the colour. I finally had to remove this lovely colour albeit reluctantly with 100% acetone, because it was NOT budging, and I want to try my latest find, Butter London Black Knight (yes, that WAS meant for my daughter as well....tried it on one finger and ended up with a bottle of my own...really living it up now....)
Anyway...4 days of absolutely chip proof colour (except the one chip while washing the dog)....WAY smoked any OPI I've ever owned...I'd give this 7 Lippies if we had them!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
The moment I saw this colour, I was instantly drawn to it and had to get it. I got mine for AUD$19. I've heard great things about Butter London polishes. My first encounter was during my travels when a shop assistant tried to get me to buy the polish but I didn't care for the colours they had available. There aren't many places that sell this polish in Australia so I had to do some research and visit the stores around my city. The places that do stock them have a very limited selection and it was the fourth shop that I looked into that had the colour.
It's in between a creme and shimmer polish, which makes it quite unique. I've only ever seen polishes that are way too shimmery for my taste as I like my polishes to be creme. However, I don't think I would've bought it if it was just a creme polish. The polish is aptly named British racing green... well, because it is British racing green. It dries fast and application is smooth. Formulation is great. Not much to complain about except the price.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
My husband had a car that was exactly this colour! I loved that car (only because it was my favourite shade of green of course!) and was a bit sad when he decided it was time for an update.
This colour is the eerily similar. It actually looks like a creme polish from a distance (which is fine since I'm on a creme polish kick at the moment) but in certain light conditions (sunlight) and close up you can see the the gorgeous shimmer. I love that the shimmer is not immediately obvious, it gives this colour a lovely elegance that I think you'd lose if it was very shimmery. Let's face it, who ever saw a shimmery car?!
Application is easy - not at all streaky. It took me two coats to get this opaque. Very glossy on its own but I always like adding a top coat for added shine (the top coat brings out more of the shimmer). One lippy off for almost instant chipping though. I've only been wearing this for half a day and I've already got little chips at the tip. Grrrr
Still, beautiful, elegant colour and I'd definately repurchase
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Other
Beautiful, deep, dark forest green polish.
Longwearing, quick drying, and I agree with the reviewer below who said it is like the finish of new car.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is a beautiful green polish. It is not a creme finish polish. The finish is kind of what you may see in a new, nice car. The glitter is understated and doesn't take away from the beautiful green color. It is a forest green. It is a very classy green and looks great on fair skin. The polish looks great with 2 coats and I love the formula. Butter London polishes are expensive at $14 a pop but I love their color lines and formula better than OPI!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Best Green I own. Awesome in 2 coats. The most forgiving polish ever. No fail application on this one. Its such a deep dark beautiful green, without being "army" or "mint". I love butter London and now cannot wait to receive Big Smoke in the mail. I'm thinking this will be the blue version of perfection.
If you are a fan of Butter London, this one is a must have for your collection. I can't stop looking at my nails!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
This was my first BL nail polish. I was lucky to be able to take advantage of a sale where I got it for 50% off as I consider the regular price to be outrageous. That being said, this is pretty incredible nail polish. I used BL Nail Foundation first (and this was my first time using this, as well) and then applied one coat of BRG. I had to call my daughter into the bathroom immediately so she could see how gorgeous this was. It looked like polished glass. One coat covered my nail base completely with no streaks and stayed that glossy finish even after it dried. Later in the day I applied a second coat and a topper of SV. I am so happy I took the leap and bought this. I normally would never buy such expensive NP as I can buy Avon at cost but these are little gems! I have five other shades that I haven't tried yet. I will buy more of these based on the quality of the packaging, the brush and the formula of the nail lacquer.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I looooove this shade and for $14 I gotta! I like the easy-glide-off top cap, and the ribbed handle inside, but the brush could have more bristles & spread out wider. I did have some application issues with this one: the first coat went on like butter but I had really serious dragging with the 2nd and 3rd coats. I prefer to do the thinnest coats I can, but with this one I had to just give up and do a thick 3rd coat which ended up pretty even. The lacquer is just a bit too thick, and application could be more forgiving. I have a few BLs but I'm not sold on the brand, as the price tag is high especially for only 11ml versus most full-size lacquers 14-15ml-- $ per ml, BL's are *nearly* as pricey as Chanel, and a bit more than Deborah Lippmanns which have perfect application and perfect formula. If I'm paying this much I expect application & formula. to be flawless. I love high-end nail polish but using this shade, and the few other BL's I own, I don't really feel the luxury, that's just my experience but dang they have some nice colors.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
Great formula, very easy to work with. Spot on British Racing Green, the color is excellent. I love this and it will be my go to green...along with NARS Zulu (sorry, lol. But I love that one too. :)
BL makes great polish, I'm truly addicted, have way too many, and have never been disappointed...only thrilled!! British Racing Green is a great representative of the quality in the brand. Please keep making it so I can buy it again and again and again. A+.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I guess I'm alone on this one. I don't love this nail polish. Its my first Butter London and I absolutely love the color in the bottle, but it was a nightmare to apply. I don't like the wonky brush and it was streaky, streaky. Also, the color would be okay if I could get away with one coat and no streaks... alas, it required three coats to be streak free for me and the color basically just looks black unless I am direcly in the sunlight. I'm really disappointed.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Beautiful deep, hunter green colour. Looks like the colour on the bottle. 1 coat is enough, 2 coats to make it deeper. Last long too and unlike other dark nail polish colours, was very easy to remove without staining your whole toe. Some dark polish can also stain your nails yellow (Rimmel - talking about you!!) but my nails look healthier than ever. Very impressed with the whole Butter London range so have got a whole bagful of colours. Moss is probably my favourite.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This is my first experience with Butter...love it. I only bought from this line ( I saw it by chance in Ulta and had never heard of the brand prior) because I HAD to have this color and I could not find it in any other line. Deeply pigmented, this is the first nail polish I have ever been able to use just 1 coat that offers full coverage. Beautiful-now I'll be going back to buy different colors :-)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Like the previous review on Butter London, these products are not cheap they are premium priced and more than OPI. However, my experience is pretty good in that two coats does the trick, a third if you need to top up during the week. No streaking, quick drying and no smelling. Great that it doesnt have those harmful chemicals that most nailpolishes contain.
Colourwise this is perfect, just like a vintage british racing car - the green is perfect. I have been looking for a green like this for so long and most of them head towards a very green hunter colour or blue/peacock almost. I have yet to find a dupe that would match this perfectly. The colour is beautiful.
Longlasting, wears well and I wore this on my toes with covered shoes for 4 days and it looks great after 6 days.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I love this polish. It's like car paint on my toes in the nicest possible way. I love love love how Butter London is bring such a standout product t a $14 price point. Take that, Chanel! There's a pile of butter polished I want to get. So many of them are so amazing. You can't go wrong. Srsly.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
OMG...I adore this polish! I pre-ordered it since it was taking it's time to get to US soil...and am so happy I did. I currently have it on my toenails because I am opting for the traditional black/orange on the nails (for Halloween).
British Racing Green is a lovely color that I'm going to wear for the holidays this year! I am so in love w/this polish right now!!!