The age old make-up adage “Play up the lips or the eyes, but never both,” has found a new companion in the subtlety of one of our favorite make up trends for this spring. First spotted on the runways of London Fashion Week just a short time ago, matching lip and nail color actually works on every skin, eye, and hair color (anyone can rock this look with the right shade). Thanks to the eco-friendly brand known as butter London, that this trend has been established. You’ve probably seen or heard of this company via high-end British labels like Alexander McQueen and Issa. With this kind of style cred, we know they mean business when it comes to trendsetting and couldn’t be more excited about the colors in their new spring line.
butter London recently released “Lippy," their new line of lip color. In a fun twist typical of the cheeky company, they’ve released a line of matching nail polishes, and at the recommendation of the brand, both should be worn at the same time. The shades are dubbed after well-known British slang terms. A sweet, pale pink is named “Teddy Girl” for the British counterculture style of dressing, while the creamy peach “Trout Pout” is slang for a woman with blown up collagen lips. Not quite a gloss, “Lippy” goes on smooth and provides wonderful coverage. The idea of lip and nail pairings is a safe way to try out a runway trend, and a simple, look that can be worn everyday.
We know you’ll also love butter London’s spring 2012 polishes that don’t have a lip color counterpart. Fun colors like the shimmery blue-silver “Knackered," hot pink “Disco Biscuit," and bright teal “Slapper," are perfect color choices to compliment the pastel trend in clothing this season.
butter London (yes, that lowercase “b” is correct!) was the first brand to sell non-toxic nail polish in the U.S. All of their products are very thankfully created without the use of harmful ingredients often found in make-up --in nail polish more specifically. The polishes themselves go on very light, but with two coats and a few minutes of drying, the color thickens and turns into a smooth base like you’d expect from a pro. Because there are so few chemicals in the polishes, mess-ups and spills are remarkably easy to clean up. Those smudges that were once an extremely annoying and time-consuming part of your at-home manicure are an afterthought with butter London. You can find their products online and at retailers like Nordstrom and Ulta.
Images courtesy of butter London