Femme Boulevard: Playing with Black

As the title suggests, we decided to play with black this month. Different textures and gradients of black, or maybe even to use black as a base for something else. For me, I decided to go for a fuss free black block of eye shadow, nude lips and dark tips. I haven’t done a look like this before. I was thinking about a smokey eye, but there’s plenty on this blog already. Just go to the “LOOKS” tab and you’ll find them. This look is surprisingly easy, because I use minimal products, but it’s getting the eye shape and lashes right that took much of the time. My eyes aren’t symmetrical ๐Ÿ™

 

face products

 

For this look, I used only a few items on my face. The Diorsnow foundation applies like a dream, and setting it with the Diorsnow powder brings a subtle glow for the face. It’s important, since the eyes will be dramatic, and I’d hate to look pasty, pale and flat. For the blush, I used NARS Douceur and applied it as I would sculpting my face. This adds subtle definition while providing some colour back to the face.

For the eyes, I really only used 3 items. A black liquid liner (Diorshow Artpen) as a base and a matte black eye shadow (Dior Kohl) pressed on top of the liquid liner. Because the eyes are so black, my natural lashes would disappear even with 100 coats of mascara. So, I decided to add false lashes, the most dramatic I have. It’s Eyelure Katy Perry lashes in Oh, My! Look at it. Isn’t it crazy?!! Since the eyes are the focus of this look, I decided to keep my lips nude with my favourite Curviest Caramel.

 

eye and lip

 

And the end result?

 

black1 black2 black4

 

And for the last picture, let’s have it in black and white ๐Ÿ™‚

 

black3

 

I hope you liked today’s look. Please go check out Joey’s and Teri’s version! Until the next Femme Boulevard post….

 

xoxo Lily

 

 

 

  • Wow Lily, you look amazing! So glam and dramatic! Kudos for getting the eye shape right, it’s not easy but you did a great job on that! Loooove it!

    • Thank you Teri ๐Ÿ™‚ I had to shape it slowly. Come to think of it, applying the lashes was the hardest. LOL!

  • sataa

    Stunning!! you did great, honestly these pics look like photo shoots of a magazine cover I love the lip color you have selected for this look it goes well with the dark dramatic eyes

    • Aww, thank you for the compliment Sataa! I thought red would be too much since the lashes are so thick and dramatic ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Oooh I love this–it’s super dramatic and gorgeous! You did an awesome job, Lily! And those lashes are WOW!! ๐Ÿ˜›

    • Thanks Becca. I know, those lashes look like worms from afar… and when I had it on, I think it took away half of my sight. Hahaha!

  • Nida Moughal

    You look really good =) Love the lip shade.

    • Thanks Nida ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s my favourite nude at the moment!

  • Oh wow, this is AMAZING, Lily! Sooooo in love with the shape you created. Bravo!

    • Thank you Sunny. It’s the best I could do at the very last minute. LOL!

  • I love the dramatic black look, it’s gorgeous. I love your whole look.

    • Thank you Jacqueline! This is a very dramatic look… I wonder where I can wear it to, without being over the top that is ๐Ÿ˜›

  • gin

    I loce love love this look! Super chic and elegant!
    And lily, I really enjoy reading ur posts daily!! Hope u can keep posting more frequently!

    • Thank you Gin. I wish I could post more frequently too, but I’ll be quite busy this coming May… I’ll still try to post on alternate days. Posting daily is quite tedious with kids and a full time job. No doubt I’ll try though ๐Ÿ™‚

      • gin

        Oicic..well u are doing the toughest job in the world d! Being a mother!
        Anyhow..take care all the best! Wil support u always!

        • Heh thanks Gin ๐Ÿ™‚

  • love this.
    your img on instgram is especially breathtaking. super duper sexy! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Ah the black and white? Thanks Lena ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I love the last two pictures!!
    You look so glam and sophisticated in this and those earrings are LOVE =)
    xx

    • Thanks Joey. I thought I had to breakout some bling earrings or this look would be boring ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Love the graphic shape!

    • Thanks Mariella ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Liz

    Love! Those are some fierce lashes, woman. ๐Ÿ˜€

    I like the simplicity and elegance of the rest of the products/colours, too. Now I have an overwhelming desire for a single black luxe shadow.

    • I think a matte black shadow is a must in your stash. And those lashes… they’re so darn heavy!!!

  • So hot, Lily! I love how simple and clean it is, but still very va va voom. What did your husband say??? Hahahaha!

    And I love your earrings.

    • Thanks and thanks Larie ๐Ÿ˜€ I did this look as soon as I got out of bed yesterday and even took the pictures myself. Hubs did not see it because I took it off as soon as I was done and he was at work ๐Ÿ™

  • Wow! So glamorous and chic! I love a dark eye on you. Very beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thanks Taylor. I think it makes my eyes look a little bigger ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Charlotte

    You look great!! So glam and sexy! ๐Ÿ˜€ Btw, are u still using shu uemura pencil for your brows? How do you find it?

    Have a lovely weekend, Lily! xx

    • Thanks Charlotte and yes, I’m using the H9 brow pencil in Stone Grey. It’s definitely a MUST. I can’t believe I only got it December last year. I’ve been using it every day since!

      • Charlotte

        I just got the eye brow pencil xD thanks for the ‘motivation’ hahah. Anyway, I was told that I need to bring the pencil back to shu uemura counter if I need to sharpen it. Quite a hassle I’d say but may I know how long you get to use it before you need to sharpen it?

        • I’m glad I enabled you to! I don’t get it sharpened there. I just use my regular sharpener. From experience though, it takes a long time to go through it…

  • Tracy@Beauty Reflections

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this! You can really rock the Rocker Chick Look girl like nobody else!

    • Shucks, thanks Trakee!! I’m the rocker chick then. LOL!

  • Kiss & Make-up

    Wow, you look so vampy! I love it ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Thank you! I’ll take vampy ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Gosh Lily! You look gorgeous! Curviest Caramel actually looks pink on your lips! I swatched it in-store but it came off brown on my arm so I put it down. Need to look that one up again! I like how you look so demure in these photos, a bit Audrey Hepburn-ish too, I must say! <3 xxx

    • Thank you Sukie! Audrey Hepburn-ish, eh? That’s a huge compliment! And yes, Curviest Caramel looks pink on my lips, but I love it! You should try it on your lips instead of your hand ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Claire

    First: yay on the new DIor singles ๐Ÿ˜€ and second: the idea of not doind a smokey eye but this … is amazing. i love posts like this, that are playing with different shapes ๐Ÿ™‚ I also like the earrings, they suit the shape of your eye makeup – perfect <3

    • Thank you so much, Claire. I love how this look turned out too!

  • Honey

    Yours is the most creative look of this post. Much like what Joey said – you have a wild side! I like ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Hahaha, thanks Honey ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m surprised how many of you love this look. I guess some last minute work do turn up better than expected. LOL!

  • LOVE this!! You look absolutely bewitching, Lily!

    • Aww, thank you, Kristen!

  • Catherine (@bcrueltyfree)

    So I saw this post a few days ago on my new phone, which I haven’t really learned how to use, so I tried to comment but failed. So now I’m pretty late here but just wanted to say you look stunning!

    • Cool! What phone did you get?
      Thank you for the compliment ๐Ÿ™‚ Better late than never!! LOL!

  • This looks so glamorous on you Lily, I love it! By the way I’m also using my Chubby Stick a lot ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thank you Sofia. I use the Curviest Caramel a lot!