Butter London Marrow NOTD

Posted by Lipglossiping On November - 5 - 2010

Marrow was the shade that I had been looking forward to… the one that caught my attention back in February when it debuted on the catwalks at Vena Cava during New York Fashion Week.

It was finally released alongside the A/W collection and was one I didn’t pick up because swatch shots from the US girls hadn’t impressed me anywhere near as much as I hoped they would.

The Butter London Marrow that had been haunting my dreams (melodramatic, moi?) was this durgy purple and swatches had proven the release version to be a truer, safer shade.

And it just goes to show the value that great swatches has on my buying choices because they were right!  It’s not that Marrow is an unnattractive colour… far from it, it’s quite a striking blue hued purple… regal and perfect for winter.  It’s just different to what I had wanted it to be.

Marrow has a lovely subtle silver shimmer that was far too tricky for me to pick up in the above swatch… it’s touches like this that really set the brand apart from their rivals.  I am a big fan of Butter London and I get hugely excited at the rumblings of new releases to see if I can spot any emerging trends for future seasons.

Not the easiest brand to get hold of in the UK but you can pick them up online from Powder Rooms priced at £9.75 each.

14 Responses to “Butter London Marrow NOTD”

  1. Jan says:

    It is like a papal purple to me, but not sure why it is called marrow. Jan x

  2. Wendy says:

    Gorgeous! Wish this brand was available in the US

  3. thebristolbeautyblog says:

    I spotted them at Harvey Nics. It is a beautiful colour, but I’m put off by the name – it doesn’t sound right! I might have to overcome that thought, as it’s so pretty! xx

  4. zoe says:

    Looks gorgeous ! may have to check this one out

  5. Stella says:

    Darnsits, wouldn’t be able to get a hold of this in Australia me thinks..Such a beautiful colour though!

    • Jenny says:

      I got this in Sydney at Harrison’s Pharmacy Rhodes! It is the only place I know of which stocks Butter. Although I hear Bondi Junction Harrison’s might have it too.

      good luck!

  6. Oceane says:

    wish we could get it here in New Zealand…

  7. Eilis says:

    Hello from a long-time lurker.

    I have this and it’s gorgeous. I believe it was named so because it looks like bone marrow (apparently). I also got All Hail McQueen at the same time. I’ve worn it over the Marrow from time to time.

    I got mine from lookfantastic.com

  8. martine says:

    I bought this the day it came out from HN and was REALLY dissapointed. Its not the same colour that was mixed for Vena Cava. The Vena Cava Marrow was more greyed out and dusty/murky. Its a shame as that was awsome. This is nice but there are other shades out there which are very similiar.


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  10. Jenny says:

    For some reason Marrow looks totally different on me compared with your photos. I think it’s because I have relatively tanned hands?

    It doesnt have the dimension and darkness compared with your photos. Boo. wanna swap hands?

  11. Naz says:

    It’s a bit too blue-based for my taste and skin-tone. I was hoping for something more similar to the actual color of bone marrow…

    Regardless of my disappointment with the color, you have lovely nails!

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