Picked up a few of the new fall shades from Butter London last week. The one that really caught my eye online was this one, Gobsmacked, but after wearing the incomparably amazing Cirque Dark Horse first, I'm having a hard time being impressed by this now! Also, for some reason I thought there was going to be rainbow glitter in it... No clue where I got that idea from, it's not mentioned anywhere in the official description. Anyway, Butter London Gobsmacked:
Butter London Gobsmacked. A semi-sheer charcoal base with small dark grey-silver glitter. The glitter in this is very small, almost a microglitter. It's fine and fairly smooth. The color has an overall blue tone to it. Reminds me of Milani Silver Dazzle.
Butter London describes it as having a textured finish, so I thought I'd see how it looked fully dried without topcoat. It does look textured, but it doesn't have that sparkly, sandy, sugar-like matte textured finish that the China Glaze On Safari glitters have. I much prefer it with topcoat, it's not matte enough and it doesn't sparkle without topcoat.
The formula on this was good. Thick but smooth since the glitter is so fine. It's nicely opaque and I didn't have any problems with the glitter clumping. I used three coats plus one coat of topcoat here. It does eat topcoat as it dries, so I added a second coat of topcoat the next day to keep it smooth.
I like it a lot, but it's not amazing or legendary like I was expecting. It's a nice glitter in a cool color with a good formula and I'm loving it as a pedicure color right now.
I bought mine online from Ulta, $14.