Le Papillon | FOTD and OOTD | #ButterflyLook

Friday, July 18, 2014



During one of the random talks I had with my current favorite person, I asked her what she thinks she would be if she is animal. Without a bat of an eyelash she answered, "a butterfly." I, actually, didn't expect her to give that answer. Not that I dislike butterflies but who, in her normal mind, would want to live most of her life looking blah (pupa to chrysalis)? To add to that, once they become a full-grown, beautiful butterfly they will just be given about 2 to 4 weeks to enjoy life? I found it too depressing at first but her explanation why she wants to become one blew me away. Butterflies are amazing. They delight anyone in a glance. They can easily uplift a spirit instantly. Them being described as beautiful is an understatement. I couldn't help but agree. From the tiniest blues to the largest reds, butterflies are flying flowers.

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It was timely that that conversation took place while I was road-testing the L'Oreal False Lash Butterfly Waterproof Mascara (Faux Cils Papillon). This mascara is dubbed to give the lashes to stretch and extend lashes like butterfly wings. I will soon post a detailed review on this product but for now, let me share with you a look I did and outfits I paired the look with inspired by butterflies.


For the makeup look, I tweaked the Butterfly look in the video below, made it fiercer and bolder just how I imagined it would be. In case I will be a butterfly. 


Here's my version of the look:



I kept everything toned-down, putting all the focus on the eyes and the lashes. The eye makeup resembles the beauty of a butterfly -- long, glistening and flirty wings.


PRODUCTS USED:
Face
random brown eyeshadow to contour

Eyes
L'Oreal Colour Riche Eyeshadow
L'oreal Super Liner Gelmatic Pen
L'Oreal Lash Butterfly Waterproof Mascara

Lips
L'Oreal Shine Caresse in Cherie (dabbed for a stained lips look)


I don't have false lashes on on these photos, by the way. That's how the mascara works --  it makes the lashes look long, full, and thick.


I paired the look with 2 different outfits inspired by 2 different set of butterflies. The inspiration of the first ensemble was the Black Swallowtail Butterfly. It looks fierce and strong but its gentleness can still be seen through it.

Pants: Romwe |  Shoes: Primadonna

It looked gothic at first but the sheer and the cutouts brought the femininity of the outfit back. This ensemble screams my name, actually. Fierce, strong  but still feminine.

Top: Genevieve Gozum


The second look was inspired by the colorful butterflies. Most of you know that I am not good in mixing and matching clothes so I looked for something that is colorful without wearing everything I have in my closet. I have had this dress from Romwe since forever and I haven't found a chance to wear it until the day these photos were taken.

Dress: Romwe
I never thought this kind of cut would look flattering on my relatively shapeless body. Now, all I want is to hoard peplum dresses. Going back to the look, the flowery dress complimented the theme -- butterflies. It's colorful, lively and beautiful. How many times should I mention beautiful in this post? :)

Shoes: gifted

The fierce makeup still looked good in this girly outfit, right? I am not so fond of wearing girly outfits but a little change won't hurt so expect more of this kind of soon.


Now, if I would be an animal for a day, I feel like becoming a butterfly. A colorful creature that flies to spread beauty and delight to other creatures.



How do you find the entire look? :) Do you want to see a tutorial on this? Please leave a comment below!

♥ Jes ♥



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