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.
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.
random brown eyeshadow to contour
L'Oreal Colour Riche Eyeshadow
L'oreal Super Liner Gelmatic Pen
L'Oreal Lash Butterfly Waterproof Mascara
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.
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? :)
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.
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.
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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