butter LONDON does great colors. Trendy, edgy...and also lots of colors that are classic and stable. Pinks, roses, fuschias, reds...and BLACK. Union Jack Black is the butter Black offering and it's a good one.
Before I show you! If you've been reading this blog at all consistently, you may have noticed that butters have a very interesting characteristic. Several polishes do it but none as pronounced as butter. As a point of interest, since I may tell you that a polish does this it may not make sense. It occurred to me I would be interested to see what the process looks like for each polish. Not the base coat, strengthener process, unless it's something interesting, but the color itself. Let's face it, I can't show you anything revolutionary about clear nail strengthener. butter LONDON Nail Foundation, Orly Nail Armor, or Seche Rebuild...you might be interested. Clear? Not so much. However...when I say that butters go on a streaky hot mess on the first coat but completely even out on the second and third coats? You may be interested, if for no other reason than to not give up on a polish color that you love in the bottle, but the first coat is so thin and nasty that you think you've wasted your money and you take it off. Don't do that! I'm going to try to show you the first coat then second coat and if necessary, third coats as I swatch so you can see the process of the color. Interesting? If you think not, please comment and tell me to stop, but I think it's interesting.
So, with no further babble, Union Jack Black, one hot mess coat:
Jeebus. Awful, isn't it? GAH! If I didn't know this brand I might have thrown this out!
Here's a no flash version. I was clearly playing around with the camera on this day.
Let's try another one!
I was trying to show you the removable cap. butter does details wonderfully, so fun. Check out the top of the actual lid:
Now...looking at how black this is, and I'm currently sporting the Lady Gaga Barney's exclusive Edge of Darkness set. It's gorge, but...I'm wondering you couldn't do something similar with Union Jack Black and maybe Pearlie Queen or their newer Tart With a Heart? (Swatches of Tart are done, those will be coming along later). I may have to do some experimentin'!
If you're looking for a good solid black, this will do the trick. I like it as well as the other blacks I have. I certainly love it's gloss.