Review: Butter London Lipgloss in Fiddlesticks

Don’t worry, you didn’t misread the title – this is another Butter London review! As I mentioned on my blog earlier in the week, I bought an amazing Butter London set from TK Maxx which contained the Fiddlesticks Nail Polish and Lipgloss. Today, I’m going to be reviewing the Butter London Lipgloss in Fiddlesticks!

Butter London Lipgloss in Fiddlesticks

As you can see, the product is actually described as a Lippy – I think this is slightly misleading, as in the UK ‘lippie’ or ‘lippy’ is slang for lipSTICK rather than lipGLOSS. But that’s just a very small point!

The shade in the tube is very similar to the nail polish – a thick sparkly pink full of glitter and shine!

Here’s a closer look:

Butter London Lipgloss in Fiddlesticks

I didn’t expect the lipgloss to look as striking on the lips as it does in the tube – for a gloss, that would be almost impossible! It could perhaps work with a pink lipstick underneath, but I decided to try it out on bare lips for my review.

Here is the Fiddlesticks after a couple of coats:

Butter London Lipgloss in Fiddlesticks

Ok, so it is a bit underwhelming. Considering how amazing the gloss looks in the tube, the effect on the lips is disappointing. Only a small amount of glitter has transferred, although there is a nice pink shade on the lips from the product.

I was really hoping that it would look a bit more striking than this. There are a few good points to the product though – it smells divine, which is always a bonus for a lip product, and it isn’t too sticky either. I also hate lipglosses with a ‘plumping’ effect, and this steers away from any of those gimmicks which is refreshing.

I have to say that I wouldn’t recommend this product as a glitter gloss, but if you’re after a nice pink shade it is lovely.

Stay Creative,

Chyaz xox



  1. Babydoll
    January 5, 2013 / 5:51 pm

    Lime Crime Carousel Gloss in Present looks like it would be a perfect, opaque version of this gloss. The Carousel Glosses are honestly like lipstick in gloss from, they are jsut so bright and pigmented! x

  2. BestDamnSmile
    January 5, 2013 / 8:13 pm

    Is it just the picture, or did the lipgloss really leave dark “spots” on your lips? Looks as though you’ve been eating poppy seed or vanilla. 😀

  3. JV
    January 5, 2013 / 9:55 pm

    Thats the glitter

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