butter LONDON Steampunk Ball Collection

Published: 2014-11-13 by Marina Milojević in Nails

December sees the launch of butter LONDON’s new Steampunk Ball collection. The collection comprises various gift sets, designed for the holiday season of 2014.

As announced by the famous nail brand, the Steampunk Ball range is inspired by industrial mechanics and the namesake sub-genre of science fiction, whose works are often set in the 19th century's British Victorian era. The steampunk aesthetic features retro-futuristic inventions, as people in the Victorian era might have envisioned them. The motifs are prominently used in terms of fashion, culture, technology and art, where modern styles are blended with influences from the Victorian era, to create avant-garde "steampunk chic" designs. The Steampunk Ball Collection by butter LONDON takes us on a journey through this mysterious genre, speaking with opulent textures and colors, evocative of classic elegance, but with a twist of intrigue… Most of the shades are available for individual purchase, but some of them are set exclusive…

butter LONDON Clockwork Couture Fashion Size Lacquer Set with four Nail Lacquers – both crème and sparkling ($40 value, price $23)
  • Come to Bed – Opaque cool red
  • La Moss – Opaque vampy dark red
  • The 444 – Opaque champagne glitter
  • Brown Sugar – Opaque copper shimmer with gold glitter

butter LONDON Gilded Gears, features four industrial shades inspired by heavy metals. The lacquers are delivered in fashion size bottles. ($40 value, price $23)

  • West End Wonderland – full coverage gold glitter
  • Earl Grey – opaque steel grey metallic (set exclusive)
  • Goss – opaque rosy shimmer
  • Clockwork heart – opaque matte satin finish (set exclusive)

butter LONDON Art of Alchemy consists of six layering shades that add depth and dimension. The set is delivered with a dotting tool and a cleanup brush, to help you unleash your inner nail alchemist, and inspire you to experiment with different shades. $100 value, price $65.00

  • Cotton Buds - opaque pure white crème
  • Brown Sugar - full coverage copper shimmer with gold glitter
  • Pillar Box Red - opaque red-orange crème
  • Chocka - opaque deep plum shimmer (set exclusive)
  • Goss - opaque rosy shimmer
  • Full Steam Ahead - opaque grey crème (set exclusive)
  • Dotting Tool
  • Cleanup Brush

butter LONDON Steampunk Ball features six seductive shades in high-fashion colors and shimmering textures. ($60 value, $39 price)
  • Full Steam Ahead - opaque grey crème (set exclusive)
  • Pinkies Up - opaque pink shimmer (set exclusive)
  • Brass Goggles - Semi-sheer, black and gold foil glitter(set exclusive)
  • Baroness - opaque burgundy metallic (set exclusive)
  • Barkers - opaque grey with magenta-green shimmer (set exclusive)
  • Bric-A-Brac - full coverage flaring shimmers in saffron red gel-like base

butter LONDON Gears & Cheers is lips and tips duo combines deep burgundy with metallic silver. $33 value, price $18.

  • La Moss LIPPY Liquid Lipstick – opaque red-wind crème 
  • Dodgy Barnett Lacquer – sheer silver-grey holographic shimmer
butter LONDON Lockets & Lace set features golden metallic lacquer and soft, subtle lipstick. $33 value, price $18.
  • Tea with the Queen LIPPY Liquid Lipstick - neutral Tan-pink crème
  • The Full Monty Lacquer - opaque, light gold metallic
butter LONDON The Posh Pout is a set containing four liquid lipsticks in unique, highly-pigmented 2-in-1 formula. The long-lasting lipstick with a shine of a gloss is available in:
  • Toff LIPPY Liquid Lipstick - dark rose pink with a medium shine finish
  • Come to Bed Red LIPPY Liquid Lipstick - classic, bright red with a medium shine finish
  • Trout Pout LIPPY Liquid Lipstick - peach-cantaloupe with a medium shine finish
  • Yummy Mummy LIPPY Liquid Lipstick - cool beige with a medium shine finish
butter LONDON Midnight Gander brings five brilliant Wink eye liners designed to intensify your look. $99 value, $32 price.
  • Earl Grey – steel grey crème
  • Inky Six – cornflower blue crème
  • Indigo Punk – violet crème
  • Union Jack Black – jet black crème
  • Brown Sugar – chocolate brown crème

Gears & Gadgets Ultimate Lacquer Trunk is the most luxurious item from butter LONDON’s holiday collection. This online exclusive is valued at $300, but it retails for only $150. The trunk includes 20 pretty Fashion Size Shades, 4 best-selling treatments and butter LONDON manicure tools. All polishes in the brand's assortment are formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, paraben and phthalate free.

  • All Hail the Queen - opaque holographic beige
  • East End - opaque curry yellow creme (set exclusive)
  • Brick Lane - opaque gold shimmer in deep pumpkin orange creme
  • Giddy Kipper - opaque indigo shimmer
  • Queen Vic - opaque cranberry red creme
  • La Moss - opaque wine-red creme
  • Pink Ribbon - Sheer, white pink creme
  • Trout Pout - Opaque cantaloupe creme
  • Molly-Coddled - opaque lavender orchid creme
  • Macbeth - opaque orange-coral creme
  • Slapper - opaque teal creme
  • Lovely Jubbly - full Coverage magenta glitter flecked with red, blue and gold micro-particles
  • Dubs - Full coverage, taupe glitter in 3D texture base
  • Knees Up - opaque metallic red
  • Baroness - opaque burgundy metallic (set exclusive)
  • Earl Grey - opaque steel-grey metallic (set exclusive)
  • Petrol Overcoat - Sheer, tornate overcoat with opalescent sheen
  • Clockwork Heart - opaque wine matte-satin finish (set exclusive)
  • Brass Goggles - Semi-sheer, black and gold foil glitter (set exclusive)
  • Right as Rain - opaque heather-blue metallic (set exclusive)
  • Hardwear P.D. Quick Top Coat
  • Nail Foundation Flawless Base Coat
  • Matte Finish Top Coat
  • Horse Power Nail Fertilizer


Marina Milojević

Editor, Author & Translator

Marina Milojević is a senior editor at Fragrantica. She’s been a member of the team since 2010. Marina writes for BeautyAlmanac and Luxois, ...(more)

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