Introducing Femme Boulevard. Nude For New Beginnings.

Femme Boulevard. What is that? Let me briefly tell you. We are a group of beauty bloggers who group once in a while to have some fun! We will start off with some themed looks so you can catch our individual interpretation. Who knows what else we might think of, eh? Our girl band group consists of 3 bloggers at the moment…..

Joey from Joey’s Space – a space where she shares her journey through life, a beautiful lifestyle blog from Singapore. To find out more about her, click here

Teri from Bellachique - read about her findings in the beauty world. Also get to know her a little better here

and myself. I’m Lily, by the way. Yeah, you should know by now. I recently updated my About Me page, so go here to check it out. Since the blog has evolved a little, some other things should change too. The 3 of us have different blogging personalities, so I hope this collaboration will give you some variation and make things a little more interesting.

Without much ado, let’s head on to our first post, aptly themed, Nude for New Beginnings.

 

 

And this is me. In the nude. Well, not exactly… but you know what I mean. I wanted to look polished yet undone. I didn’t want to look washed out, hence the warmer cheeks to give me some life. There are hints of contour around the eyes because without it, I’d look swollen. I kept the lips matte, but very close to my natural lip colour. Lashes are curled with 2 layers of mascara, but no fake lashes. The most important is the skin. I used a lot of concealer to take away unwanted blemishes, but I let the freckles show to keep it natural. Subtle highlighting and contouring, keeping it dewy, not too matte, not too shiny. Picture below is much cooler, and you can see the colour placements better.

 

 

For this minimalistic look, I actually used heck a lot of products to get the colour I wanted. On the face, I used Dior Nude Glow foundation, MUFE Full Cover to hide blemishes, and a teeny weeny bit of Becca Shimmery Skin Perfector to highlight. I contoured a little with NARS Laguna and I used MAC Tenderling blush, layered with Well Dressed. For brows, I kept it less defined by filling it in with a larger brush. I used Urban Decay Buck eyeshadow and NARS Laguna (mixed together) to shape my eyes ever so slightly. Lashes are curled, and the mascara I used is MAC False Lashes mascara. For lips, I applied Revlon Matte Lipstick in Mauve It Over from the bullet then undo it by dabbing with fingers. I also used Revlon Matte Lipstick Really Red on my inner lips. I used my finger to dab it on and smeared it out.

Whew! Still with me?

 

 

This look is great for every day, for school, work, breakfast, lunch, coffee, cake, shopping, you name it. If you want to stretch it out to the evening, the quickest way is to add bold lipstick and black liner. If your lashes are very fine and sparse, I recommend adding a few individual lashes. I skipped lashes and liner because I thought I would look more like the nude me, just with better skin and less washed out.

That, my friends, was my interpretation of a nude look. Be sure to visit the rest to see their version. Show them some love!

I hope you like this look and that you’ll look forward to Femme Boulevard November edition!

 

xoxo Lily

 

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  • http://www.cherishday.wordpress.com Jasmine

    Beautifully done! Like how you used more of the peach and brown tones. Your lipshape is special too, nice.

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Hi Jasmine, thanks for dropping by. I’m glad you like this. Thanks so much! :-)

  • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com/ Sunny @ Mostly Sunny

    This is very natural and very pretty on you, Lily! Love it :)

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Thanks Sunny <3

  • http://www.hannyrr.com Hanny Daforcena

    Woots! Lookin’ good there Lily! Gotta try this look soon!

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Yes, do try it, Hanny! Love to see your version of this :-)

  • http://joeychong.wordpress.com/ Joey

    Looking great and nude Lily!!

    Me too, I used a lot more base products compared to my usual routine =)

    And I love the idea of using a red lipstick on your inner lips..

    Looking forward to our next do..

    xoxo

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Thanks Joey. Definitely looking forward to our November edition!

  • http://www.bellachique.be/ Teri

    I love your look Lily! It’s so natural but you don’t look washed out at all! I’m a big fan of the lips, they are just perfect!

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Aaw, thanks sweetheart. Looking forward to our next gig :-)

  • http://bronzerbunny.com Joyce (bronzerbunny)

    you look great! i can’t wait to read the other posts and see what you guys do in the future! I always love these group thingies! :)

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Thanks Joyce! Yes, do look out for next month’s edition. It’s gonna be very different from this :-)

  • http://mybeautysample.com/ Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    Aw how exciting! Congrats to you and Teri :D

    I love the look you did–it’s very natural but gorgeous! I love your cheeks and lips!

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Thanks Becca :-) We have been planning this for a long time. Finally put it into action. It’s all very exciting for us!

  • Liyeun

    Love the name – Femme Boulevard, so glam!!! Mind to share how u hotties came up with the name?

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Lol thanks Liyuen :-) I wanted something with chic or femme and Joey wanted either avenue or boulevard so we came up with this.

  • http://beautycabby.com lyn

    That’s a lovely nude look and the colours suit you very nicely. Well done on your first collaborative post. Looking forward to next month’s.

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Thank you Lyn! I’m excited too