On the Nordstrom website, Butter London All Hail McQueen is now just called All Hail the Queen. I had seen swatches and read reviews of this polish back in the fall and thought I might pick it up someday, but this made me suddenly intrigued. The polish was, of course, originally named to pay homage to the late Alexander McQueen. This polish is now renamed on both Nordstrom.com and on the Butter London website. (“Bumster” is also renamed, but I’m not really into yellow.) I did a little searching, and some people are reporting that when you buy a bottle called “All Hail the Queen”, you can peel that label off and the “All Hail McQueen” label is still underneath. But I didn’t want to spend $14 and then find out that’s not true.
Instead, I looked a bit more, and found that at Ulta.com, it’s still called “All Hail McQueen”. I bought this just a couple of weeks ago:
I was pleased that the bottle I received was labeled as it is on the site. And this is such a pretty polish! It did take three coats to be opaque, but it went on easily. It’s fairly thin. It was a bit darker on me than I thought it would be from the bottle, but most polishes end up looking darker on me. I like that it has a greyish-pink kind of fleshy tone, but provides just enough contrast with my skin.
It was hard to capture the shimmer in this. It’s been called a holo, and the shimmer particles do reflect back various colors, but it’s mostly a goldish-pink shimmer in normal light. I’m not sure if this really counts as holo. It’s nice anyway, though, and the shimmer is just noticeable enough that I knew about it, but I don’t think other casual observers would really see it. That’s not always a bad thing in a work polish.
So I’m happy that I picked up a bottle of this, especially with the original name.