Femme Boulevard: Simple And Defined For Every Day

It’s tough. I’ve been losing some of my blogging mojo lately. It might be due to the fact that my back is still uncomfortable, and the internet connection has been really slow. I used to schedule my posts 2 weeks ahead, and I am now burning the midnight oil. It also took us longer to come up with this month’s theme. Joey and Teri were keen on doing a drugstore makeup only post, but I’m on a no buy. Scrap that. So for today, we decided to show you an every day makeup. This kind of makeup is my go to. When I don’t know what to do, I always fall back to this. I might use different colours, but the colour placement on my eyes will be the same.



I took these photos just before going to work the other day. The morning sunlight is quite forgiving, but it still washed out a lot of the colours. For this every day look, I keep everything simple. My makeup routine is foundation, powder, brows, eyes, mascara, blush then lipstick. In the photo above, I used Rachel K Mineral Color Control Blemish Balm. A 10 in 1 CC cream. I am still testing out this product, so do expect a review soon. To set it, I used Dior Diorsnow Fresh Reveal Light-Reveal Colour Correcting Powder in 001. This powder is new from Dior’s Diorsnow range. I will talk about this powder later šŸ™‚ I defined my brows with my beloved Shu Uemura hard pencil in Seal Grey and the mascara is Estee Lauder Double Wear Zero Smudge Lengthening Mascara.

On my eyes, I used Bare Minerals eye quad in Truth. I bought this last year, wore it a few times, but I never actually wrote about it before. It is a very user friendly palette, great for every day! I like to keep the lighter colours on my lids, and save the darker shades for my outer corners and my lash lines. I am not wearing any eye liner here, but when I have more time, I like to use my go to liquid liner for a clean sharp line. I paired this look with a coral blush and a coral pink lip which is Shiseido Perfect Rouge Sublime.




My fellow Femmes have come up with their very own every day makeup look too. Do check them out for more ideas –> Joey from Joey’s Space and Teri from Bellachique.

What is your daily makeup routine? Do you have a particular look you’re more comfortable with? Something to fall back on when everything else fails?


xoxo Lily




  • Hi Lily dear..
    I am loosing my blogging momentum as well =(
    I love your everyday look, simple and natural yet define!!
    Love the lips..
    Happy Saturday hun xx

    • Thanks Joey. Happy weekend to you!

  • Soft and pretty! Dang it top showing me Frivole. Really worried it’ll end up in my house today šŸ˜‰

    • Well, maybe Frivole really wants to stay in your house. LOL! šŸ˜›

  • Hiza I.

    You look flawless Lily! I really love this look! šŸ™‚

    • Aww, thank you Hiza! I hope you try it šŸ™‚

  • Absolutely lovely!

    • Thank you Mariella!

  • I love everything about this look, especially the coral lips and cheeks <3 You look so lovely, it's subtle and it suits you perfectly! I hope you'll get better soon with the back, sounds like no fun :(. Have a great weekend Lily! ^^

    • Yeah, the back is 90% better, I think. The past 3 weeks have been bad. However, this post has been fun and it has finally sparked a bit of life back into blogging. LOL!

  • Kiss & Make-up

    Aw, I hope you find your mojo back soon šŸ™ Must be tough to be on a bit of a blogging block. And on a no buy at the same time šŸ™

    That said, I really like the look you have created, you look lovely!

    • Thank you my dear. I hope I can get my mojo back in full swing soon!!

  • Hi Lily,
    I like your brow! My daily makeup is not always the same but eyeliner and blush is a must for me. I love a sharp defined brow but I rather thicken my brow if I am going somewhere after work or during the weekend šŸ™‚

    • Thanks Meryl. I thicken my brows too… and because I have very uneven brows, I spend more time on them. One of my brows is markedly higher than the other. So annoying!

  • liyeun

    I cant wait for your review for both the cc cream and the powder from Dior! U noe why? Cos im envious with ur skin there! *waiting waiting*

    • Aww, thanks Liyuen. I will be talking about them soon šŸ™‚

  • Your looking very love,y and fresh! I am very curious about that Dior powder, can’t wit to hear more :-)I also love the shadow shades!

    • Thanks Taylor. Do you guys get the Diorsnow line? I have a feeling it’s Asia exclusive though…

  • Catherine (@bcrueltyfree)

    This makeup totally does just enhance your natural beauty without being makeup-y… it looks subtle but brightening and pretty. I definitely have looks like this that I just kind of “go to” without thinking, whenever I’m wanting to wear makeup but not spend a ton of time on it

    • Oh, I’d love to see your go to makeup. Maybe you should post it on your blog one day šŸ™‚

  • Liz

    Love this look – esp. the eyes!! I think it’s the perfect everyday face.

    • Aww, thank you! It’s a very easy look to achieve too!