A few weeks back, I picked up two new butterLONDON polishes at the ULTA 21 Days of Beauty sale. Now, I love me some butterLONDON, but I do not love them at $15 apiece! However, I will pay $15 for two :-). One of the two I grabbed was my longest ever lemming (coming soon), and the other was Brown Sugar. I obsessed for at least 30 minutes between this polish and two others, but in the end I am glad I went with it!
My biggest fear was that Brown Sugar would be a dupe for Faye by Zoya. In ULTA, I kept holding them up to compare, so I decided the first thing I had to when I played with the polish was to do a swatch comparison! My ring finger has two coats of Faye, while all other nails have two coats of Brown Sugar.
Brown Sugar is a complicated polish. Copper and gold sparkles with larger light and medium pink glitter suspended in a deep purple base with red tints. Perfect control on the brush, and two coats for perfection. It dries slightly gritty. In contrast, Faye is a golden sparkle polish with a hint of copper in a light purple (almost lilac) base that leans pink. Despite the purple base and gold glitter, the two polishes are remarkably different on the nail! Brown Sugar is much darker and richer, and the pink glitter adds addition depth. Faye is more light, almost fairy-like. I love them both!
For the art aspect, I tried to add a banner with pink and brown across the top of my nails. While it looks fine, it isn’t anything to write home about. That being said, I love the polish and this art let me see a lot of it!
- Copper glitter: butterLONDON – Brown Sugar
- Gold glitter: Zoya – Faye
- Pink: Sinful Colors – Pink Forever
- Brown: Zoya – Louise
Did you pick up any butterLONDONs from the ULTA sale? Anything I need to try?