Its no secret that I love Butter London polishes. My love affair with Butter London started when the brand came to Ulta about a year and a half ago. Ever since I have collected a nice amount. But when I first saw the promotional materials for this falls collection, I wasn’t too impressed. The collection is supposed to be inspired by textures and consisted of 2 holographics, 2 glitters and 1 metallic/shimmer. I wasn’t impressed with any until I saw Scrangie’s swatch of this one. And then Melissa from Horrendous Color showcased one of the holos, and well, now I’m going to Ulta on Monday for the buy one get one free Butter London Sale.
Butter London “Gobsmacked” is a charcoal and silver microglitter in a grey base. This color reminds me of coal dust, which is why I was drawn to it when I saw swatches. For any of you from the rust belt, appalachia or anywhere that has coal or iron ore, you know what I’m talking about. The dark grainy particles that look so dark until it hits the perfect light and you get these glimmers of silver, totally reminds me of coal dust.
I’m sad to report, while I love the color, the formula kind of sucked. This was really thick and hard to manipulate. I found that it dragged at the cuticles and got really thick and pooled at the sides of my nails. It wasn’t as bad as applying glue or tar, but it was a pain. This is 2 coats and I still see some bald spots around my nails. Plus, this thing ate my top coat. I had on 2 coats and it still had a grainy and gritty feeling. But I like color so I’ll probably have to thin this out or just deal with the crappy application.
What do you guys think? Do any of you have this polish? Any of you have any of the other Butter London fall polishes?