Butter London's New Neutral Polishes Are Anything But



(Photo courtesy of Butter London)

Not to sound like a broken record here, but this season, the biggest nail trends are all about less being more. And if you didn't already want to, these creamy neutral lacquers from Butter London's new Starkers collection will make you want to strip down stat. (Um, your nails. From bright colors, that is.)

To get a so-called "perfect nude" — we're not talking only basic beige, here — the collection features three customizable shades that range in tone from light peach to dark tan. Each hyper-pigmented formula delivers a rich, opaque finish, meaning these neutrals aren't made to blend in.

As shown above, the hilariously named styles (but not as silly as Spanx names) are:

  • Tea & Toast: A rich opaque tan, aptly titled after a traditional British breakfast
  • Crumpet: A warm caramel creme, that's also a type of British bread, oh, and Brit slang for "a hot chick"
  • Shandy: An opaque apricot creme. Apparently, it's named after a British beverage made from Sprite and beer. (Side note: Where can we get this? And will Bud Light work?)

"Be on the lookout for a foundation nail, a really opaque tone that enhances your nail and looks super-chic at the same time," said Katie Hughes, Butter's global color ambassador, who did the nails at the fall 2013 shows for Nicole Miller, ICB by Prabal Gurung, and Erdem, to name a few.

The Starkers collection is currently available in department stores and online for $15 a pop.

Need some inspiration to get you started? Check out our lookbook of neutral manis here:
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