New Fall Looks

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! 

Hollywood

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.

Napa

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

Newport

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. 

September 15, 2015

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How to Choose The Right Shades for Your Eye Color

Like a closet full of clothes or a wall of polish at the nail salon, picking the right shades of eye shadow for the look you want to achieve can be overwhelming. Many of us stick to what we know; we learn to create a staple look, and then find ourselves wearing the same makeup day in and day out. We’re here to encourage you to shake up that routine, but in a way that works for you: by finding the right palette for your eye color. Once you understand what shades naturally enhance your complexion and features, you can start to build your repertoire and take your boring old sweep of gold and black smudged eyeliner to the next level. Plus, since this method is not based on trends, picking the right shades to complement your eye color will give you classic looks you’ll be rocking till the wrinkles show.

 

Blue Eyed Babes

When picking the best shades for blue eyes (or any eye color, for that matter), you should start by looking at a color wheel. Find the opposite of your eye color, and voilà, instant contrast that is stunning next to crystal blue gems. For blue eyes, the complementary colors are shimmery bronze browns, rich purples, light blues, and neutral smoky eyes with light gray. Want to spice it up even further? To really make your blue eyes blaze, line with an orange or terra cotta eyeliner. Orange is the color directly across from blue, making them contrast colors and an amazing duo on your lids!

 

Green Eyed Girls

One word: purple. Violet and amethyst tones are ideal for green eyes, making them pop against any complexion. Whether it’s a smoky eye, graphic liner, or just a cool wash of color across your eyelids, rich purple shades will leave your green eyes looking radiant. In the same color family, we also love steel grays and charcoals, warm and pinky peaches, and tone-on-tone olive greens.

Hazel Honeys

While we don’t specifically offer looks tailored to hazel eyes, it’s because you versatile ladies have your pick of many different color combos that work with brown and green eyes, since hazel is a mix of the two! For a neutral look that works on just about anyone, we recommend a daytime version of a smoky eye, very similar to our Kauai look. To recreate at home, swipe peach pink shadow on your lid, shimmery bronze blended into your crease, and a dark, chocolate brown swipe of smudged eyeliner on top and bottom eye lines.

Brown Bombshells

With eyes so gorgeous, of course you have your own theme song! Brown-eyed girls, prepare to make your peepers the star of the show with highly pigmented cobalt blue (again, the complimentary color on the color wheel), effortlessly executed in the Miami look. We also love navy, especially as a liner, functioning like an accent color for the overall eye palette. Lastly, we can’t forget gold shadow as a staple in any makeup look for brown eyes. The gorgeous metallic brings out beautiful gold undertones in just about any shade of brown.

Until next time, Social Butterfli’-s.

Back to School Makeup: Getting Ready in 10 Minutes or Less

Well ladies, here we are again: getting ready to go back to school. Worse than having the summer memories fade away (just like your tan) is the thought of all those rushed mornings ahead. Frantically doing your makeup so you won’t be late for first period never goes too well. It certainly makes all your high hopes for strutting into school with the perfect #Iwokeuplikethis swagger fly out the window. No need to fret, my sophisticated scholars; we have you covered with the top 5 steps to getting ready in ten minutes or less!

  

  1. Know your BB’s and CC’s! Normally, we’d say start your routine with primer, but in a time-crunch, head straight for your BB and CC creams, as their natural vitamins and moisturizers do some of the work of a primer. Plus, their light buildable coverage makes it easy to blend without worrying about lines or streaks. Extra bonus? If you’re headed off to practice or any other outdoor activities straight after class, these formulas have SPF 20 for plenty of sun protection. 
  1. Sweep away the sleepies! The last thing any girl wants to hear is “you look tired.” No need to get fancy with seven different shades of eye shadow, but sweeping a peachy champagne-colored shadow across your lids gives an awakening effect that will let you fake it till you make it. Again, with a neutral shade that has just a little bit of shimmer, you don’t have to worry about precise application. We use our favorite, Tail Spin, like it’s going out of style!
  1. Come on, color! When you sleep, the blood flow to your face can often be impacted, leaving you puffy or pale as you roll out of bed. Better than a cup of coffee or jumping jacks, the best way to fake an energetic face is a matte bronzer and blush! For bronzer, we recommend shades with more of a true brown base to avoid looking orange. Apply in the shape of a 3, with the top curve framing your hairline, the middle sculpting your cheekbone, and the bottom curve along your jawline. Flush the apples of your cheeks (tip-smile to find them!) with a powder blush. 
  1. Use your powder for staying power! What good is wearing makeup if it’s blotchy and faded by lunchtime? Keep all your hard work in place by using a translucent powder to set your makeup. Start from the center of your face and work in broad, sweeping circles out to your four corners (hairline, ears, and chin). Best part of powder? It conceals any blending issues or excess product for an airbrushed finish.
  1. Maximize with mascara! The precision of your makeup has some wiggle room, but when applying mascara, not so much. This is where women spend the bulk of their time when applying makeup, and it can be frustrating to try to do quickly. First tip, pick a formula that doesn’t require a ton of coats. Our luxury mascara brings the drama in just two! Second tip, wait at least one minute between coats to avoid the spidery, clumpy look. Voila! 

Between choosing your outfits every day, getting to class on time, and securing the best parking spot, you have plenty to worry about besides your makeup. Don’t get stuck swiping on eyeliner in a dark school bathroom. Take your back to school makeup like you promise your parents you’ll take study hall: very seriously.

Until next time, Social Butterfli’-s.

The Lowdown on Eyelash Extensions: What You Need to Know

Every woman has one: the feature or aspect of her appearance that she simply can’t help but be self conscious about. Guys may never get it, but us ladies know: even if everything else about the way you look is perfectly on point, all you can focus on is that singular imperfection. For women with light, short, or sparse eyelashes, that fact was played out every morning, as we struggled to find mascara, a curler, or strips that could compensate for our lackluster lashes. Mascara wasn’t up to the challenge, curlers only did so much, and falsies left us bald when they lifted on our last beach trip…disaster. The plight seemed hopeless. That is, until eyelash extensions hit the scene.

What To Expect: The best thing in beauty since contouring, extensions are life-changing for women that struggle to keep their eyelashes looking full. A full set means each of your natural lashes has an extension attached to it, however, different studios can offer a range of looks depending how natural or dramatic you’d like them to be. With care and precision, each extension is applied using FDA approved adhesive that is gentle on both your eyes and your natural eyelashes. Extensions typically range from $100 to $500 for a full set (good thing we’ve got a Groupon deal for only $56!)

The Do’s and Don’ts:

Do:

  • Give them a try! If you’ve got an event or are just curious, you’ve got a lot to gain and not much to lose by giving them a shot 
  • Brush them daily using a spoolie brush! This is especially important after showering or swimming, as you want don’t want them to dry stuck together 
  • Shower before your appointment! The glue needs 24 hours to fully set after application, and steam is its worst enemy, so clean up beforehand to avoid a cold shower situation
  • Get a regular fill, every 3-4 weeks to keep them looking full and even 

Don’t:

  • Touch or rub your eyes; the oils from your hands cause the glue to break down, making them fall out faster
  • Use mascara- unless it’s oil-free! Ours is awesome on extensions and natural lashes alike
  • Curl your extensions; they should come with a natural curl

Whether it’s regular blowouts, gel nails, or brow shaping, we think it’s time to add eyelash extensions to your monthly maintenance routine. Trust us, you won’t regret it!

Until next time, Butterfli'-s.