From Rome to Rio to Mozambique, our looks are inspired by vibrant, international cities with their own unique styles and culture! We’ve loved taking you around the world with these stunning makeup looks, featuring everything from bold, bright lips in the Hong Kong look to the no-fuss sunkissed style of Kauai! Still, it came to our attention that we were neglecting the beauty in our own backyard: sunny California! This fall, we’re excited to announce a few new additions in honor of the Golden State: Hollywood, Napa, and Newport!
Become the star of your own big screen with the Hollywood look, makeup that captures red carpet style but still appears effortless. To achieve skin is glowing, yet matte, mix our illuminating lotion with hi-def foundation and applying with a beauty blender for flawless coverage. For the eyes, this look features shimmery gold on the lid, and a true, warm bronze blended into the crease. The lower waterline is defined with the bronze eyeliner (we love Copperized gel pencil), while the top lash line is defined with liquid eyeliner in Onyx. Top it off with lush mink lashes, a gentle contour into the hollows of your cheekbones, and peachy-nude lip for a look that would make Marilyn herself glow with envy.
Capturing the romance and rustic nature of California’s wine-growing region, the Napa look is an elegant, everyday style with flirtatious elements: exactly how we’d describe ourselves after a glass (or two) of vino! Start with dewy, fresh skin prepped by our skin transforming serum. Then, apply mineral liquid powder foundation for a soft, diffused finish. Lightly flush cheeks with cream blush, and apply highlighter with pearl undertones to cheekbones, bridge of nose, Cupid’s bow, and the cleft of your chin. Next, apply a champagne eyeshadow on the lid and a rust accent shade to your crease. Line both upper and lower lashlines with copper gel pencil and softly smudge. Finish with fluttery false lashes and a raspberry lip! We love the combo of Berry lipliner and Intoxicate.
High class on the high seas! A beautiful blend of blues paired with a complimentary peach pout exemplifies Newport style. This look features Delish, a sweet matte peach tone on the lid, an aqua shade called Baby Blues blended into the corners and the lower crease, and Navy into the outer corner and crease (insert link-http://butterfli.me/collections/eyes/products/eyeshadow ). Black liquid liner defines the eye, with navy shadow smudged below the lower lashline. Keep cheeks fairly bare with just a sweep of bronzer and finish the look with tawny pink- we swear by Shrimp.
Until next time, Social Butterfli'-s.
As much as we love summer for its longer days and warm nights, fall is a time when makeup can truly shine. Here in Southern California, we still rock a golden glow into the autumn months; only now we get to drop the “au naturale” beach look in favor of more sultry shades and polished glamour. This fall, get ready for jewel tones, layers of lashes, airbrushed skin, and berry lips!
Diffused and Drop-Dead Gorgeous
First things first: soft, diffused skin is IN. Say goodbye to a heavily defined contour, and hello to blended definition with a wash of color! Our newest contour palette makes this effect easy; it's a lighter take on the original. For cheeks, a matte carnation blush looks natural and compliments the rest of the fall palette. Get the look by applying your foundation with a beauty blender. Trust us, the hype is real. This magic sponge makes achieving an airbrushed finish so easy, and it will save you from any blending woes!
To use: saturate the sponge with water, and then squeeze out the excess so it’s only slightly damp. Coat the rounded end with product before lightly tapping the sponge across your skin for a “stippled” effect. Use the pointed end to apply product beneath your eyes, in the corners of your nose, and across your upper lip with the same tapping motion. Voila, a flawless face!
Rich, Royal Hues
Let it be known: we've fallen hard for jewel tones! For shadows, we love a deep garnet shade that is absolutely stunning against green eyes. Ours is a shimmery crimson called Shock that we love to use as a crease color or blended with peachy (we love Delish) and chocolate brown shades for an earthy take on a traditional smoky eye. For a bolder look, you can incorporate a true, royal blue into your repertoire, either as a subtle swipe of liner or for definition in your crease. Our newest shadow crush is Navy, a shimmery sapphire color that blends seamlessly with Baby Blues, a matte light blue that is simply stunning!
Lastly, don’t forget about your lashes. Soft, fluttery lashes are seriously trending, which means it is time to invest in a good set of faux lashes or extensions for a flirty look. We especially love Dusty’s 100% mink lashes #64 for just the right amount of sex appeal - good for up to 26 wears!
The berry lip is no doubt the hottest for Fall 2015. This color goes well with every skin tone and gives off a combined vibe of sophistication and edge! Also, we shouldn't forget to mention lipliner! Choose a color close to the lipstick shade of choice. It will define & shape your lips and keep your lip color from bleeding. Our personal favorite berry lipstick is Sizzle, lined with Raisin lipliner- perfection! We’re also seeing playful tawny pinks, muted beige nudes & vibrant matte reds.
With the impending change in seasons, now is the perfect time to switch up your makeup routine. If you’re a creature of habit, adding even one of these trends can make a dramatic difference in your look, making heads turn and people take notice all autumn long!
Until next time, Social Butterfli’-s.
You don’t have to have your finger on the pulse of the beauty world to recognize the splash contouring has made this year. Suddenly, thinner noses and higher cheekbones are attainable without going under the knife (thanks for the fab tutorial, Delphine!). Even with the help of our best beauty products and videos, the contouring effect can be tough to recreate and seemingly requires clearing your schedule for an entire afternoon. Just when we were about to throw in the beauty blender and call it quits, we came face-to-face with the newest trend that has made us fall in love with makeup all over again: strobing! No, we aren’t referring to those headache-inducing lights at a dark nightclub. Strobing is the dewy, glowing effect that comes from using highlighter to emphasize the parts of your face that light would naturally hit.
What you need:
For starters, strobing can be achieved by using any kind of highlighter. Powder, cream, or liquid formulas may have a slightly different look, but the glowing finish is the same. One characteristic all good highlighters share is that they are illuminating. A pearlescent shimmer looks radiant and luminous in the light, like the sparkle on your skin after a dip in the resort pool. We love mixing our Illuminating Lotion in our foundation for an allover, beaming look, then applying a little extra where we really want to shine.
How to apply:
The beautiful thing about highlighter is that it’s pretty hard to mess up. Simply apply to the highest points on your face, i.e. your upper cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, the cleft of your chin, and your cupid’s bow (the double curve of your upper lip). With anything sparkly, less is always more, so start slow and build the right look by layering product if necessary.
Why this trend is here to stay:
Strobing requires much less time and product than contouring, giving your skin (and your wallet) a break. If you’re searching for the best trick to add oomph to your minimal makeup routine, look no further. Stop suffocating under layers of product; keep it dewy, fresh, and hassle-free with a bright complexion that’s sure to get you noticed.
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