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…..
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!