ButterLondon Steampunk Ball for Holiday 2014!

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“At the intersection of fantasy and couture lies the wondrous world of Steampunk, where visions of industrial mechanics and Victorian romance weave a tale of fashionable fiction. The Steampunk Ball Collection takes you on a journey through this mysterious genre. Discover bespoke looks designed with opulent textures and colours to evoke classic elegance with a twist of intrigue.”

 

Purchased by me

 

First of all the idea of Steampunk really appeals to me. I love Victorian fashion but I don’t like to be too frou-frou so adding the industrial aspect strengthens the frillyness (hey, I made up a word) of the Victorian Era. Second, butterLondon is an excellent brand.

The butterLondon Steampunk Ball Collection ($39) is a 6-pc. set of mini’s and in my opinion, the best set of the entire collection. It’s rare that I like every single color in a set, but that’s exactly what happened with this one!

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Shades in the Steampunk collection are:

  • Full Steam Ahead – Set Exclusive! Opaque, grey creme
  • Pinkies Up – Set Exclusive! Opaque, pink shimmer
  • Brass Goggles – Set Exclusive! Semi-sheer, black and gold foil glitter
  • Baroness – Set Exclusive! Opaque, burgundy metallic
  • Barkers – Set Exclusive! Opaque, grey with magenta-green shimmer
  • Bric-A-Brac  Full coverage, flaring shimmers in saffron red gel-like base

All are new shades with the exception of Bric A Brac which was released with the Fall Brick Lane Set. I don’t mind because it is such a great universal color.

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I swatched every color with two coats except for Brass Goggles which only needs one coat! Either I’ve been buying cheap glitter top coats or this is the best one ever, because it was so easy to use, my nail polish obsessed 8 yr. niece could provide perfect coverage.

Note: these are what butterLondon calls “fashion size” they are not exactly mini’s but not full size either.

Barkers is a very unique shade–an opaque purpley grey cream with with pink and green shimmer. It’s a very complex color that changes in the light. Stunning!

Pinkies Up is a subtle pale pinky-peach shimmer. This one to me is a direct nod to the demure femininity of the Victorian Age.

Baroness is the only metallic of the set. It’s a burgundy with a brown base giving it a dusty, muted hue that is gorgeous.

Bric- A- Brac (re-promote) is a beautiful, classic red shimmer with a touch of gold. This will make a fabulous holiday polish.

Full Steam Ahead is a deep opaque grey cream with a blue undertone. I adore this shade–it’s very sophisticated, classy and super glossy! I never thought I would like a grey nail polish but this one is probably my fav of the set!

Brass Goggles is incredible! It has a clear base with black and gold glitter along with shards and even a few bar shapes. All this glitter is very, very fine. Applying was so easy, the glitter spread evenly without effort. Brass Goggles look great over all the other shades as well.

Barkers, Pinkies Up, Baroness, Bric-A-Brac, Full Steam Ahead

Barkers, Pinkies Up, Baroness, Bric-A-Brac, Full Steam Ahead

Brass Goggles, Over Pinkies Up, Over Full Steam Ahead, Over Baroness

Brass Goggles, Over Pinkies Up, Over Full Steam Ahead, Over Baroness

In this picture, I used two coats of Brass Goggles on it’s own and one coat over Pinkies Up, Full Steam Ahead and Baroness. I don’t know which one I like better!

Other sets in the Steampunk Collection:

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The Art of Alchemy ($65) – Channel your inner alchemist and transform your lacquer with layering shades that add depth and dimension. Experiment with professional-grade tools, and high-fashion colour to create your signature look. 2 exclusive colors plus a dotting tool and cleanup brush. All full size.

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Clockwork Couture ($28) – High-Fashion classics never go out of style, so rock your brilliant creme lacquer with a touch of sparkle. Layering textures and gorgeous cremes make this lacquer set a must-have for the holidays. All these colors are re-promotes. Fashion size.

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Gilded Gears ($28) – Industrialize your look with a bit of heavy metal. Inspired by the many layers of Steampunk, this collection offers a modern edge with high-fashion colour and texture. This set has 2 exclusives and 2 re-promotes. Fashion size.

There are also other makeup sets available.

Bottom Line: buterLondon Steampunk Ball Collection ($39) is full of beautiful and unique shades that wear well and a gorgeous top coat that works with all the other shades! I bought this set as a gift but I don’t know if it will make it to it’s recipient!

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Comments

  1. I love Butter polshes! These colors are beautiful!

  2. I love all of these, especially Brass Goggles!

  3. Very pretty collection for winter! I would love this set.

  4. I love Butter polshes! These colors are beautiful!

  5. I love all of these, especially Brass Goggles!

  6. I love the theme of this collection!

  7. Very pretty collection for winter! I would love this set.

  8. These are some gorgeous polish colors!

  9. I love the theme of this collection!

  10. What a nice collection – I’ve never tried Butter London!

  11. Brass Goggles really intrigues me.

  12. Beautiful collection – it’s perfect for Holiday.

  13. Some seriously pretty shades.

  14. These are some gorgeous polish colors!

  15. What a great range of shades

  16. What a nice collection – I’ve never tried Butter London!

  17. Brass Goggles really intrigues me.

  18. Beautiful collection – it’s perfect for Holiday.

  19. Some seriously pretty shades.

  20. I wish it was easier to get Butter London here… great collection.

  21. Loving all the pretty polish!

  22. What a great range of shades

  23. Great collection for the holidays!

  24. I wish it was easier to get Butter London here… great collection.

  25. Loving all the pretty polish!

  26. Jess Scull says

    There are some gorgeous shades in this collection!

  27. Jess Scull says

    There are some gorgeous shades in this collection!

  28. WOW I love all of these!

  29. What a great collection. 5 of the 6 would be perfect for me. I can’t do glitters even though I love the look.

  30. WOW I love all of these!

  31. Betzy Carmona says

    The collection is very nice

  32. What a great collection. 5 of the 6 would be perfect for me. I can’t do glitters even though I love the look.

  33. Betzy Carmona says

    The collection is very nice

  34. Great collection for the holidays!