Tuesday, November 23, 2010

American Apparel Butter

The first American Apparel polish I tried, Peacock, applied like butter. Butter, funnily enough, does not apply like butter. This wasn't really surprising to me, as yellows are notorious for having iffy formulas, but it's still a bit disappointing. It's not completely terrible, but the polish was fairly thick and streaky, and while I only used two thick (because I couldn't get it to be anything but thick) coats, a couple fingers on my right hand could have used a third. On the other hand, it's a very pretty pale yellow creme, and I'm not at all sorry to have it in my collection. I slapped this on right before going to bed, so there are a couple blanket prints, but they're not that noticeable, and I think the fact that they are so minor is a tribute to Orly In a Snap, which is the top coat I used this time.

indoors, artificial light
outdoors, shade
outdoors, sunlight 
(It was sunny all day today! I could hardly believe it.)

The last picture is most color-accurate - the second is a darker than Butter usually appears, even when in the shade, and the first has a slightly greenish cast that I've never seen in person. I really don't have much else to say about this one. It's a pretty color, but there are a lot of similar colors, so if you have a pale yellow with a reasonably good formula, you probably don't need Butter.


  1. Pretty color. I think I might have to find something similar

  2. I think it looks pretty on you!

    I won't be getting it, because yellow looks bad on me + I refuse to patronize AA. I'm okay with buying an AA polish in a blogsale, but I just don't want my money to go to Satan.
    I mean American Apparel. ^_^'

  3. it does look like butter!
    it looks so pretty but i am not into lgiht colors.=]

  4. Twister- Thanks! I would recommend finding something similar...perhaps with a better formula. :)

    ChaosButterfly- Haha, I don't know anything about AA as a company. I got all my AA polishes in a giveaway, so I guess I'm devil-free?

    Buy WoW Rogue- Yep, it does! I can understand not being into light colors...for several years, the only polish color I wore was black. :)

  5. I love this on you! Such a pretty color!