Femme Boulevard: Hollywood Goddess

To tell you the truth, I don’t have a particular favourite Hollywood actress. I have girl crushes sometimes, but I seldom go crazy on actresses or actors or singers. So when my fellow Femmes suggested channeling Hollywood Goddess, I was a little stuck. What or who am I going to do? I delayed this post, and postponed until the very last minute… just a few hours before the post is due. I went through all the photos of the most recent Oscars and noticed one thing. Most of them looked like themselves, just better. Many played up the eyes, paired with subtle cheeks and nude lips. However, most of them, most of the time, wore makeup that’s noticeable but not over the top. Hence, that’s what I chose to do. I played with colours close to my own natural skin tone, browns, beiges and a hint of pink.

 

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FOTD: Bobbi Brown Amnesia Rose Palette

OK, I finally got some photos taken – of a look using the purples of the Bobbi Brown Amnesia Rose Palette. It was after work, and I was going to get myself cleaned up, then I thought, well, maybe I should slap on more makeup, take some photos, THEN shower. Yup, I always have great ideas. LOL! Anyway, Ultra Violet turned out to be more pink than purple on my eyes, and Iron doesn’t show up much paired with it either. Mulberry is a good contrast colour because it is the most pigmented. So, the bold colours I see on the pans turned out to be soft, sheer-ish wearable colours on the lids, as predicted :-) I’ve read some mixed reviews about this palette, and let’s be real. Just like anything in life, really, some will like it, some will not.

 

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Femme Boulevard: Monochrome

This month, we are doing something monochromatic. We choose a colour, then use different shades of the colour to create a look. There are pinks, corals, oranges, browns, berries, beiges… I hope we’ll all be doing different colours so you can see different versions. I wanted to do something more editorial with berries and deep reds. Well, I really wanted to… but I chose something easier instead. That’s because the post is due in a few hours and I’m pressed for time. Last minute work! LOL! It is something very wearable, something sweet, something I don’t wear very much at all. Pinks.

 

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Sunday Stash Shopping #21

I decided to pull out my MAC Fabulously Festive Face Kit in warm, to give it a go before deciding to part ways with it. These photos were taken before Chinese New Year, and after much delay, I am posting it now. Reason? Well, I have parted ways with this palette so this is like the last hurrah. I actually like this palette, don’t get me wrong, but I do have a lot of similar shades and this palette deserves more love with the new owner. If she’s reading this, I hope she’ll find some inspiration with this look I created.

 

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