Sunday, 18 August 2013

Beauteous Butterfly

I was recently set a small task by my lovely friend Ronnie over at Bows and Curtseys to create a look inspired by a photograph of her choice. The image she chose for me was a stunning photograph of a ravishing butterfly.

I loved how this image is primarily made up of soft pastel shades - something that I don't often use in my looks. So you can imagine I had a lot of fun playing with colours that I wouldn't normally reach for! 

After having a good play around with my pastel shadows, this is what I came up with.

  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • Urban Decay 'Ecstasy' eyeshadow all over lid 
  • Glamour Doll Eyes 'Infectious' eyeshadow on center portion of lid 
  • Medium toned matte purple eyeshadow from BH Cosmetics 120 Color Palette (2nd Edition) slightly blended into crease
  • Front Cover Cosmetics 'Super Pink' eyeshadow lightly blended above crease
  • Mixture of Glamour Doll Eyes 'Jayne' eyeshadow and Front Cover Cosmetics 'Fern' eyeshadow along lower lash line 
  • Urban Decay 'Verve' eyeshadow around tear duct
  • Front Cover Cosmetics 'Bluebird' eyeshadow placed in upper inner corner
  • Urban Decay 'Yeyo' eyeshadow to highlight brow bone 
  • Natural Collection from Boots white eye pencil along lower waterline
  • Inglot AMC Gel eyeliner in #77 to line eyes and upper waterline
  • Eyeko Curvy Brush Mascara
  • Flutter False Lashes 'Posh' mink false lashes

  • Urban Decay Brow Box in 'Ginger Snap' 
  • MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer in 'NC20'


  1. This look is so beautiful! I absolutely love the pinky-purple center colour on the lid and the little bit of blue between the inner highlight and purple lid.

    Ada | thespianxx

    1. Thanks, Ada - It was fun to create a more softer-toned look for a change!