butter London Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayon swatches and review

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A few weeks back, WHT readers were treated to a preview of the butter London Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayon ($20), which reviewer @amity called “the jewel in the butter London crown.”

The way butter London describes these lippies is equally intriguing: “The perfect all-in-one formula that delivers intense colour & shine on the go.” They aren’t kidding about all-in-one. Liner, lipstick, and gloss, topped with a cleverly hidden sharpener!


And not a cheap, ineffective sharpener that sends you running for one that actually works… oh no! This baby is sharp and precise, shaving the crayon tip neatly. It’s a good thing, too, because I’ve worn a couple of mine down to a nub.

butter-London-bloody-brilliant-lip-crayon-sharpener-4quality sharpness!


Not that I really need to reapply that often, but it’s so satisfying and fun to use these perfectly-designed crayons. The formula is super creamy and moisturizing, thanks to the soothing properties of Mango Seed Oil and Marula Oil. Niacinamide (vitamin B3), known for its anti-aging properties, improves the tone and texture of the lips and has skin barrier maintenance properties, too.

And on top of all that goodness, a minty scent that adds a tiny tingle to the lips.



We received a range of Bloody Brilliant colors and I tested five. Jewel in the crown, indeed– I’m feeling downright royal with so many beautiful shades at my fingertips!

And as a bonus, since we have a Brit at our disposal (@Stef’s husband) we got a description on what each of these names means. Well, means to one British man, so take them with a grain of salt. Derwood’s descriptions are in italics, read them in a thick London accent and enjoy!

butter-London-bloody-brilliant-lip-crayon-swatches-7swatches indoors: Teddy Boy, Trout Pout, Tea with the Queen, Disco Biscuit, Primrose Hill Picnic, Ruby Murray and Toff

butter London Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayon swatches

Teddy Boy – Opaque, rosy creme. A medium-toned neutral that works well for daytime. Flattering and understated on most skintones.
“That’s Rock-n-Roll. 50’s style blokes with quiffs.”

Trout Pout – Opaque, light yet bright coral creme.
“A miserable slag.” (Not sure how correct this is, but we’ll roll with it ~Stef)

Tea with the Queen – Opaque, light nude creme. A beautiful neutral. Very light, almost lighter than my lips, with a brown undertone. Love it!
“Well, that’s every English person’s dream, innit? Whether they admit it or not.”

Disco Biscuit – Opaque, bubblegum pink creme. I wouldn’t think a bubblegum pink with a name like that would be so versatile, but it’s gorgeous—a perfect summery pink that is just bright enough.
“That’s drugs!” (lowers voice)

Primrose Hill Picnic – Opaque, tropical pink creme. Super-pigmented fuchsia, bright and pretty as can be.
“Picnic spot in North London.”

Ruby Murray – Opaque, deep berry creme. I looked up “Ruby Murray” and learned that it’s Cockney slang for curry! I love curry, and I love this rich red/wine, too.
Derwood concures “Rhyming slang for curry. Also, a singer and dancer from the 50’s.”

Toff – Opaque, red grape creme.
Lord Snooty” Huh? says Stef. “You know, a rich person!”

butter-London-bloody-brilliant-lip-crayon-swatches-8swatches in sunlight: Teddy Boy, Trout Pout, Tea with the Queen, Disco Biscuit, Primrose Hill Picnic, Ruby Murray and Toff

I was surprised to discover the tiniest bit of microglitter in every color. Invisible on the lips, I could only see it on a tissue after wiping the color off. This might be the secret to the crayons’ super glossy appearance.

The brilliant shine of a gloss, the creamy coverage of a lipstick and a sharpener that works… I pronounce this the Best Lip Crayon Ever!

we heartsters – have you tried these? Let us know in the comments!

Melissa loves road trips, bargain shopping, drive-in movies, lip gloss and rock ‘n’ roll. She lives in Baltimore with her precious pups Zeus and Bellarina.
skin tone: NC25
skin type: dry to normal
favorite beauty product: skincare


  • turboterp

    Melissa loves road trips, bargain shopping, drive-in movies, lip gloss and rock 'n' roll. She lives in Baltimore with her precious pup Bellarina. skin tone: NC20 skin type: dry to normal favorite beauty product: skincare


  1. Derwood’s descriptions have me rolling! I wish I had spoken to him before I wrote this post. Disco Biscuit… really?!

    Seriously, though, amazing crayons, girls!

    1. Is it wrong that I want every single one of these AND I also want a recording of Derwood saying each name? Capital review!

  2. Those colors are gorgeous, but the best part of this product review was absolutely Derwood’s comments!!

  3. Butter London is my favorite brand because I’m a massive Anglophile and I like to pretend to know that the names mean. (I always have to look them up.) Thank you for your translations, Derwood!! You’ve saved me some googling…

    I adore lip crayons, and Ruby Murray is calling my name. I don’t know that I’d actually sharpen then, though, I wouldn’t want to waste any of that brilliant color!

  4. Great post, @turboterp!

    And a very nice assist from @stef ‘s hubby! I was laughing my butt off at the visual of him translating lip gloss names. Outstanding!

    I love Ruby Murray and Toff, but my latest obsession with purple makeup means Toff is the must-have. Too sassy!

  5. Derwood’s descriptions are cracking me up!

    Something about the crayon just makes a lip product immediately more enticing. I love their nail formulas and can’t wait to try the lip products! And that happen sharpener – genius!

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