When the greige nail polish trend caught the world by storm, I was initially intrigued, but on my skin tone the color looked more corpse-like than cool. I searched high and low for a greige that worked on me, but I came up dry. Then a friend sent me a bottle of Butter London’s “All Hail McQueen,” and I feel in love.
The polish is a tribute to designer Alexander McQueen, and I think the sophisticated but playful shade is the perfect homage.
The color of the polish is a rich, warm hue that is the perfect combination of grey and beige. The polish also possesses a light shimmer that gives it an ethereal quality. And unlike so many greige polishes it won’t add a sallow tinge to those of us in the middle skin tones.
Butter polishes are free of harsh chemicals and wear like iron. And if you want to get a lengthy wear out of your manicure, make sure to use their pinky-toned base coat. It will allow you to use less polish, lessening the chance of chips and scratches.