Monday, May 28, 2012

Review: Butter London The Old Bill

Butter London's The Old Bill is described as a burnished copper with an antique patina.  On the Butter London website, it definitely looks coppery.  In person, it's trickier.  Inside under incandescen lights it is a decidedly warm copper with a tinge of pink.  In sunlight and under fluorescent daylight bulbs it is often straight up gold with almost no hint of copper.

I picked this up in a MUA swap a couple of weeks ago.  It wears well on me.  I get some chipping after about a day and a half, but I can wear it for up to a week before it's so bad (by my standards) that I have to remove it completely.

(under fluorescent daylight bulb)



So I was really wanting this polish to be a rose gold - I'm not sure why.  But it isn't.  So for that reason alone, I'm a little underwhelmed with it.  If you're looking for a warm gold polish, it's great.  I just wasn't looking for that.

The formula applied very smoothly.  It was mostly opaque in one coat, but I always apply two coats regardless along with a base coat and top coat.  As I've said before, I adore the packaging on the Butter London polishes and that is absolutely one of the reasons I am so drawn to the brand.

Like all Butter London polishes, it contains 11mL of product and retails for $14 wherever Butter London is sold.

Overall:  8/10


  1. That is a pretty color on you, I know what you mean though about a rose gold. I would love to find one. I think that is part of why I have 7 gold nail polishes!

    1. If you ever find a good rose gold let me know, lol. For now I shall keep searching ...

  2. One of my old fav polishes! Love!

  3. The color seems really pretty even if it isn't rose gold.

    Boston Princess

    1. LOL, true. I feel kinda bad knocking it for not being my misunderstanding.