Butter London Yummy Mummy

September 5, 2010
Butter London Yummy Mummy is described as a magical shade that flatters every skin color. It’s one of those shades I have been intrigued by for quite a while but have never really been able to figure out from online photos and reviews. Is it a beige? Nude? Nude-mauve? Brown? Taupe? I think that’s the “magic” of this color. It looks different in every review and swatch due to different skintones. In the bottle I would describe it as a greige beigey fawn with silver shimmer. On the nails the color is different depending on what angle I look at it. Sometimes it looks mauvey. Sometimes it looks like a nude beige tan. Other times it looks like a mushroom. It’s odd how it changes color depending on the light.

Overall it applies smoothly without streaks but I find it very sheer, much like Tea With the Queen that I reviewed a few days ago. I had to apply 3 coats to get it to show up, with each progressive coat thicker than the previous. It did dry pretty fast however which is a plus. It has the slightest bit of pearl to it which makes it so it’s not completely flat. It’s not really shimmery, but the shimmer is definitely more noticeable than that of Chanel Jade Rose or Paradoxal.

I pulled all the shades that I had envisioned as possibly being a dupe – this was BEFORE I actually purchased this shade. Then I pulled all the shades that were ACTUALLY in the same color family. As you can see in Set 1, my original estimates were completely off.

Comparison Set 1: What Sabrina thought were dupes

Comparison Set 2: Actual comparable shades

In terms of dupes none have the exact finish like Yummy Mummy. It’s most similar to Rococo Stone Cold Karma. RBL Grunge is similar – just paler and without shimmer. Revlon Grey Suede is similar from arm’s length but is more pinkish.

One last view:

Bottom line: I like it.

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  • Thank you for the comparison! I love the look of Yummy Mummy and All Hail McQueen. I need to get some Butter London polish, obviously. πŸ™‚

  • I like it too!! πŸ™‚ lol
    Btw Stone Cold Karma has been sold out at the Space NK's in NYC for the longest time.. πŸ™ I hope it comes back in stock soon, its such a pretty color! I love how All Hail McQueen looks on you…

  • I like the color too.

  • Pretty color! I think I actually like it a tiny bit more than All Hail Mcqueen. But just a little. Thank you for the comparison pictures!

  • Thanks so much for this post. It looks lovely. As soon as I saw it I wondered how similar it was to All Hail McQueen so your comparisons are so helpful! I'm definitely adding this to the list!
    Jane x

  • wow look at all those nude polishes you have :O I love how this looks on you tho!

  • Love this polish, so flattering also love the name of course πŸ™‚

  • One of my favourites! I even wear it now πŸ™‚

  • this is an awesome comparison post. thank you!

  • Thanks for this review, I was thinking in buying this actually (I already ordered All hail MacQueen and Victoriana from BL), but I was not sure how similar it was to Stone cold karma (MY LOVE!!!!!) and RBL's Grunge (another love, but not so much as the previous one). I think I am going to pass this one…but just to be sure, is the shimmer way better than in SCK????

    Thanks again

  • I bought this last year. I didn't like it much. I thought it was one of those "jolie laid" things. I'm going to give it another chance based on your review. I have been wanting All Hail McQueen, will you be reviewing it?

  • Melissa W. – You're welcome. It's so hard to pull the trigger on things we can't see/test in person, isn't it? I'm glad I pulled the trigger. The polishes are lovely.

    Lakshmi – I have been kinda irked by SpaceNK's lack of inventory management. Their Rococo stock is always so limited and inconsistent with testers v products they sell. I think Yummy Mummy is a close enough dupe to get it instead.

    The Girlie Blog – TY!

    Reene – I thought it was funny how different it applies on my skin versus what you see in the bottle. All Hail McQueen is also one of those unique shades. Love it as well.

    Modesty Brown – Glad this helped! I thought it might be similar as well, but obviously was wrong.

    Holly, Marina, Miss Emmy – yes, it's very flattering. It truely is magic like Butter London describes.

    Lucia – Stone Cold Karma has the same shimmer as Yummy Mummy. The only difference is SCK is the slightest bit more mauve/purple.

    Lori – I think it's hit or miss with Yummy Mummy. I think a year ago I wouldn't have liked it much either. It's definitely one of those mood-colors. I will be reviewing All Hail McQueen in the near future. I just have so many nail colors it's hard to decide which one to do next. Probably in the next couple weeks. Check out Cafe Makeup's blog – she has a BEAUTIFUL review of it.

  • Butter London is the prettiest from all of them on you! I like it so much!

  • Hello! I just discovered your blog, and I make up for lost time, reading all older posts. And waaaww it's such a pretty nail polish!
    I'm french, so could you please tell me on which websites may i buy it?
    Thank you πŸ™‚

  • Hi Charlotte,
    Pardom my butting in but you can get the Butter London polishes from http://www.zuneta.com. They're based in London but will ship all over the World. It may be useful if you can't find a French supplier.
    Jane x

  • great comparison! πŸ™‚ i love all these nude shades! xx

  • Anonymous

    Stellar comparisons on the dupes. Thanks so much. I'm on a TIGHT budget and this really helps.