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

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  2. Wendy says:

    Gorgeous! Wish this brand was available in the US

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  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

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  4. zoe says:

    Looks gorgeous ! may have to check this one out

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  5. Stella says:

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

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

    • 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!

      Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  6. Oceane says:

    wish we could get it here in New Zealand…

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  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

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  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.

    X

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  9. [...] to me to have it, and it serves as just one more reminder about why I blog, why I enjoy it so much.Charlotte makes Butter London’s Marrow look divine [Lipglossiping]Beaut.ie shows you how to do camo nails [Beaut.ie]toki doki does hair tools [Beauty [...]

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  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?

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  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!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

Leave a Reply

RANDOM

Products I’m loving – May 2010

~ Shampoo: None!  I’m having a hair product crisis this month, ever since the Philip Kingsley thankfully sorted my sore scalp out at the beginning …

Inexpensive Beauty Find: St. Moriz now available at TESCO!

If I listen carefully enough, I can hear whoops of joy from 1000s of women south of Watford.  You see, we haven’t had easy access …

Spring Sensations at Space NK

Space NK are celebrating the arrival of Spring with a 2-day promotion.  They’ll be offering complementary skincare consultations, makeup lessons, expert demonstrations and mini pampering …

Guest Reviewer Needed! Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus

… or to give it’s full title – Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle & UV Damage Corrector! Phew! Brand new from Clinique, this is sure …

Estee Lauder Blue Dahlia Palette & FOTD

I done did it! Thanks lovely ladies!  With your help, guidance and lack of “LIKE DUH, she doesn’t know where to apply her shadowz”, I …

The Lipstick League - Week of 20.5.13

Question of the Week – Before we officially head into Summer 2013, tell us: What was your favorite new beauty product of Spring 2013, and …

Origins Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Serum Trial – Results

You might remember this post from August… I talked about a new serum from Origins that I had been sent for review consideration.  It  contained …

Just a friendly reminder…

…you kinda need this: Estee Lauder’s Surreal Violet Nail Polish from the new Blue Dahlia collection is now available to purchase.  It’s a limited edition …

Illuminate some good karma with Aveda's Light The Way Earth Month candle

This month, eco-conscious brand Aveda are supporting Earth Month 2013 with the launch of a limited edition Light the Way Candle.  The brand will be …

The Lipstick League – Week of 15.10.2012

Question of the Week: – What beauty product would you immediately hoard if you found out that it was going to be discontinued? Answer: Illamasqua …

POPULAR

CLOSED: Competition Time: Givenchy Very Irresistible L'eau en Rose Perfume!

Want to really spoil Mum this Mother’s Day?  Or perhaps you just want to spoil yourself?  It’s ok… I won’t judge… there are plenty of …

CLOSED - Win it! The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

I don’t know about you, but I woke up this morning with a distinct “Hello Monday morning, I’ve been expecting you…” kinda feeling.  Maybe it’s …

Win a gorgeous "glow" trio with prizes from Urban Decay, New CID, & Arbonne!

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED! WINNER IS: “IZABELLA” (COMMENT #96045) – WINNER HAS BEEN EMAILED!   It’s still January, the MET office have just issued yet another …

Hello? Is this thing on?

Phew, that was a little unexpected. For those of you who haven’t had the misfortune of reading my hand-wringing tweets and woe-ridden facebook updates, let …

Big savings on French Pharmacy brands, win my Escentual.com top picks!

I’m of the firm opinion that for the money, French pharmacy brands offer some of the best solutions for diffcult skin-types. Escentual.com have long been …

Win it! 3 EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brushes to win!

I’ve written about these before, you know I love them, I want you to love them too! So why not have a go at winning …

FOTD Busting out of the comfort zone!

You may recall my bitter moans last week about how when presented with a rare opportunity to spend an indecent amount of time playing with …

Dear Obesity...

We have been together for over 20 years, our lives so entwined that I’ve never been sure how to live without you.  I would like …

Urban Decay The Black Palette - Photos & Swatches

The soon-to-be-released Black Palette from US eyeshadow maestro’s Urban Decay is an altogether darker affair than the recent Naked set… The Black Palette includes 6, …

Avoid the brush off with Oral-B Pro-Expert

There’s a new toothpaste in town. It’s lean, mean and err not very minty as it happens.  Featuring the revolutionary bacteria-busting ingredient Stabilised Stannous Flouride, …

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Admin

  • Ads