Saturday, January 26, 2013

Butter London Cuppa VS Julep Alyson

"I have Julep Alyson. Do I need Cuppa?" I just had this question posed on facebook and I realized I had never yet even OPENED my bottle of Julep Alyson. It has been sitting in my pile of "to be swatched"  for ages. So I immediately grabbed them, and here we are twenty minutes later!

I am having a hard time grasping the words needed to describe the difference between the two. Butter London Cuppa (on the left in all pictures in this post) is a creamy, whiter version of a similar colour. Julep Alyson looks a little yellower/browner/greener in tinge? Its a slightly dirtier, muddier version I guess is the best way to describe it.

Now as for the formula., I have got to give the win to Butter London on this one. If you feel like you like both and they are similar enough you only need one, I would say Butter London hands down. The Julep is not bad, don't get me wrong. But the formula is better on the BL and you get a lot more polish for your buck. In Canada Cuppa will set you back $17 ($14 in the United States) and Julep retails on the website for $14 either way.

Below are shown one coat of Butter London Cuppa and two of Julep Alyson.

Do you have either? Like one better? I'd love to hear! Leave me a comment!

EDIT - I was just asked where Julep Pippa fits in, so here we go again! Pippa is a pinky-er creamy shade!

From left to right, one coat BL Cuppa, Two coats Alyson, One coat Pippa


  1. I think I'm going to need to buy Cuppa now....darn you! :p

  2. I really love the color of Pippa actually, now I'm gonna have to add it to my wishlist =)



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