I just got this polish in the mail yesterday, and it is just so beautiful. This post will be a little picture heavy, but you will see why!
Knackered is a duochrome that flashes mostly green and purple with small holographic glitter flecks. Butter LONDON describes it as an “oyster” color, and that does seem accurate. This color flashes green, blue, purple, pink, and some silver. It is very sheer – this is three coats. It reminds me of a lighter version of Deborah Lippmann’s Wicked Game – but add in holographic glitter.
Personally, it’s too sheer on its own for me. I think you would have to put lots of coats on to get near the bottle color. What makes this color so unique is how it performs when you layer it on top of something.
Now on to the picture heavy part. Depending on what shade you put underneath, you can get a different effect when you apply Knackered on top. I really love purple, and I wanted to highlight the purple in this duochrome, so I applied two coats of Purple Haze by Rescue Beauty Lounge. I wanted a nice medium purple. You could get a similar outcome with OPI‘s Planks A Lot, something in that shade range.
After I applied two coats of Purple Haze, I applied one coat of Knackered on top. If you wanted more of a darker purple to come out on the nail, you could try Zoya Mira, China Glaze Grape Pop, or OPI‘s Funky Dunkey.
If you wanted to go really dark, you could go with black. Here is a blog that has an example of what Knackered looks like layered over black.
This polish is just truly stunning, especially layered over a certain color. I love how the purple shines through, and you have duochrome green on the edges of the nail. This is just a really spectacular looking combo. This is probably one of my favorite manicures in a long time.
Knackered was just released and is part of Butter LONDON’s Spring/Summer collection. Butter LONDON‘s Spring/Summer Collection is available at Nordstrom and on Butter LONDON’s website for $14/each. I’m not sure if ULTA has this collection in their stores yet, but hopefully they will be soon.