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Butter London Glazen Eye Gloss

Butter London Glazen Eye Gloss: Review + Swatches of 7 Shades

Most of you beauty addicts must have finished planning your holiday makeup menu and/or the purchasing of gifts for loved ones. If you still need some recommendation or last minute ideas, let’s chat about the Butter London Glazen Eye Gloss. This formula is one of the top 5 most amazing/unique eyeshadows I’ve discovered this year. And I’ll tell you at the end of the post how you can get these on sale plus discount making it the most bang for your buck.

Butter London Glazen Eye Gloss

Butter London Glazen Eye Gloss : Product Info

“A new trick in your beauty arsenal, Butter London’s Glazen Eye Gloss is a breakthrough eye shadow that delivers a wet look shine, without being wet. This playful, pudding-like texture applies like a gel, but dries like a powder and lasts all day.” – Butter London

Butter London Glazen Eye Gloss : Packaging and Pricing
Butter London Glazen Eye Gloss

Butter London Glazen Eye Gloss

The packaging is actually really stunning. They are housed in beautiful little glass pots with the design that makes you feel like your long lost Japanese ancestors handed these down to you through the generations. It really is a thing of beauty. The product inside is indeed very much putty/jelly like. It wiggles around when you shake or move the product. There is a plastic lid between the cap and the product to keep the product from spillage or any other unfortunate incident.

Now, about the pricing. Admittedly, I had seen this last year but I was never interested in paying $24.00 per eyeshadow. Even though I now know that these are well worth it, $24 is a lot of money for one single eyeshadow and last year when I was a student in grad school, I certainly didn’t want to shell out that kinda money. But somehow this year, these have gone on 50% off multiple times at Ulta and so I decided to pick two up initially. The moment I tried those two, I was hooked. And to prove just how hooked, I have now managed to expand my collection to a total of seven colors. I have three full sized pots and four mini sized ones that I bought in this set. This set has four colors, each one as gorgeous as the next (swatches to come) and has pots of 0.1 oz each. The set used to retail for $32, but is now marked down at Ulta for $19. Also, if you have those prestige 20% off coupons from Ulta that you still haven’t utilized, you can utilize that discount on this already marked down set bringing your total down to $15.00 for 4 AMAZING eyeshadows. I say that’s one hell of a deal. The three full sized ones I have, I bought them on sale during Black Friday  for 50% off making them $12.00 each. The full sized ones have 0.19 oz of product in them.

Butter London Glazen Eye Gloss: Formula
Butter London Glazen Eye Gloss

Alright, so let’s talk formula. There’s really not much for me to say here. As you can tell from the picture, the consistency is jelly/putty like as I described earlier. It is so super pigmented, you need to literally just bop your finger in there once and you’ll have enough product to cover one whole eye if not more. These are extremely buildable. They build so well because they’re a liquid. I do suggest working on one eye at a time. Because, they do dry down and once they do, you’ll be hard pressed to work them well. You know those editorial trends where the model has this gorgeous bare glossy face and glossy eyes to match? Well, they use actual glosses on the eyes, but as we know, editorial makeup is just that – temporary makeup. Using actual sticky glosses on the eyes is a no go for anyone not posing for a magazine. So how do we replicate that? With a product like this. These eye glosses go on very glossy and wet, they dry down to a powder finish but they still look so multidimensional and sparkly, I promise you haven’t seen anything like it in your eyeshadow collection. These last incredibly well. I had the fear of how they would last throughout the day, but that fear was baseless. Because they look absolutely flawless even at the end of the day. I really don’t think you need a primer underneath these. Unless of course you have the kind of eyes which are really prone to creasing, then by all means go ahead and use your favorite primer. These are best applied with your finger and then you can do some of the fine tuning and blending with a brush.

Butter London Glazen Eye Gloss: Swatches
Butter London Glazen Eye Gloss

Top to Bottom: Oil Slick, Unicorn, Mermaid, Starlight, Amethyst, Icing and Moonshine.

I can tell you this right now. My camera + swatches do NOT do the colors any justice whatsoever.  For example, Oil Slick (my favorite color of all) is a blue brown duochrome with some red sparkle and a tinge of green type of shade. All of these dimensions are impossible to capture in still life. I’ll be positing a video on Instagram (@neighha) of these if you wanna have a better look. Mermaid and Unicorn are also duochrome type unique gorgeous shades that are tough to capture. So please please, do me a favor and go to Ulta and swatch these if you can. You won’t walk out without picking up one.

Butter London Glazen Eye Gloss

Oil Slick and Icing

Butter London Glazen Eye Gloss: Final Thoughts

If unique, pigmented, easy to use, beautiful eyeshadows are your thing, you guys trust me and check these out. I’m a little salty that these are so underrated/ not talked about often enough. If you just wanted to pick up one or two, I would definitely say Oil Slick, Unicorn and Mermaid should be your top choices. As always, if you have any questions or feedback, or if you have tried these and haven any thoughts on them, I’d love to sound off in the comments below. Hope you all have a lovely but safe but crazy holiday season ♥♥

Stay Beautiful,


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Neha • December 23, 2017

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  1. Sal UmmBaby December 29, 2017 - 5:23 am Reply

    I love cream shadows anyway but these sound so different and so cool. All the shades are gorgeous and I can imagine they are much more beautiful and interesting in real life. xxx


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