TUTORIAL: MONARCH BUTTERFLY EYES

TUTORIAL: MONARCH BUTTERFLY EYES

This might not be the most wearable makeup look you have ever seen. I was inspired by @arielmakeup on Instagram and the monarch butterfly to create this look. @arielmakeup made a look inspired by a blue butterfly where mine is inspired by the orange monarch butterfly. I wanted to create a look inspired by the monarch butterfly as it is one of the most common butterflies here in Denmark. I then found the work of @arielmakeup which inspired me even more to do it! If you want to see how I created this look, then please keep on reading!

I started out by priming my lids with the MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Paint Pot in the shade Soft Ochre and used some of the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder (*) to set it. I used the monarch butterfly on the right as my inspiration. I outlined the wing on my lids using the Lancôme Le Crayon Khol Eyeliner in Black (*) as it is easier to cover up with concealer than a liquid eyeliner if you want to change anything. You can use any black pencil eyeliner, this was just the first one I grabbed. The outline does not have to be pretty or precise as you can clean it up afterwards. But you do want to make sure that your outline isn’t too thick. When I was happy with the outline of the wing, I used the NYX Cosmetics Matte Liquid Liner (*) to draw on top of the initial outline and to make some of the thicker lines in the wing.

Now it is time to apply some eyeshadow. As you can see in the photo I used as inspiration/guideline, the wing of the butterfly is not all one colour. Near the body of the butterfly, the wing starts out yellow, it then transitions into an orange shade, then a deep orange which at last turns into a red-orange. I started out by applying some of the Bright Yellow eyeshadow from Coastal Scents to the inner part of my lid using the Pointed Detail Brush from Coastal Scents to apply it. I used the Pointed Detail Brush to apply all of the eyeshadows on the lid as I wanted to be precise. I then applied the Orange Crush eyeshadow from Coastal Scents to the rest of the wing and made sure it was blended into the yellow eyeshadow I first applied. To deepen up the outer part of the wing I used some eyeshadows from the Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills (*). I applied some of the eyeshadow Realgar to the part which is a darker orange. I then went into both Red Ochre and Love Letter for the parts which are redder. I then lightly brushed the Classic Blender Brush from Coastal Scents over the liner parts to get excess eyeshadow off. In some parts, I also reapplied the liquid eyeliner (*).

Next, I applied some of the Matte Liquid Liner (*) as an actual eyeliner at my upper lashes. I did this so the lines in the wings would have something to connect to. I then used the same Matte Liquid Liner (*) to make the thinner lines of the wing. I tried to somewhat follow the pattern of the photo, but you can do it however you want. To finish up the wing, I applied some white and yellow dots with a somewhat similar placement as seen in the photo. I used the NYX Cosmetics White Liquid Liner (*) and the NYX Cosmetics Vivid Brights Eyeliner in Halo (*).

To complete the look, I went in with Orange Crush on my lower lashline with the Pointed Detail Brush and used some of Bright Yellow and the Pointed Blender Brush from Coastal Scents to blend it out. I used the Eylure Heated Eyelash Curler (*) to curl my lashes and applied some of the Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara.

So there you have it! This look might be my favourite look I have ever done! I really loved doing it even though it took a lot of time and patience. If you ever try to recreate this, then please share it on Instagram and tag me @simonehjulmand as I would love to see your take on it! Let me know in the comments if you like these more creative and graphic makeup looks! Thank you so much for reading, I hope to see you back soon! xx

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