Femme Boulevard: Celebrating 2014

** Photos are taken using my phone camera. I left my camera in my husband’s car, and this post was due!! Darn last minute work **


It is December 28. A few more days and we bid adieu to the year that was. I say “time flies” every year, and it becomes more apparent the more I age. I see my daughters grow so fast, but I don’t feel any older. In fact, playing with them makes me feel much younger again ๐Ÿ˜› I mean, I have to bring out my inner child if I were to chase around little children pretending to be monsters right? LOL! Anyway, I’ve been quite smitten with Ebloui lately, and with it, I created 2 looks for New Year’s Eve. One is for a quiet lunch with loved ones, and another perhaps for a night out with the girlfriends.




Since Ebloui is a very warm reddish brown, I have to make sure my face and eyes are properly concealed. Any dark circles might be emphasized so the cleaner the ‘canvas’, the better. For the base, I used RMK Liquid Foundation before concealing with NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer. For more coverage, I set with Lancome Maqui Blanc Powder Foundation. All these coverage will make the skin look quite flat, so I used NARS Laguna as a bronzer-cum-contour to give the face more dimension. It is important to keep the brows defined so everything comes up nice and clean.


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For the first look, it’s a simple Ebloui all over the lid with black liner and mascara. I kept the cheeks and lips neutral and a little bare, so the focus is on the eyes. For blush, I used Rouge Bunny Rouge in Starina and on the lips, I wore Rouge Dior in Grege.


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Now for a night out. I wanted something dramatic to show you how bold it can get. There is some silver shimmer on Ebloui itself, but for this look, I used a warm golden glitter on top. Of course, plenty of black liner and mascara for the extra Oomph. I didn’t want the cheeks to clash too much, so I kept Starina on, but for the lips, I switched Grege for something very dramatic. This is Estee Lauder Pure Color High Intensity Lip Lacquer in 04 Ruby Glow. It’s a deep dark blood red that is super sexy!

Apologies for the inconsistent colour balance – phone camera and all that >_<


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So, how do you like these 2 looks above? Which look would you wear? Is the second look too bold? Should I have toned it down? That last photo basically shows me thinking “This 1001th photo better bloody work, goshdarnit!!”

Let me know in the comments below. I hope you have a fun New Year’s Eve celebration and hopefully the looks above provided you some inspiration. Otherwise, just click on the “Looks” tab for more choices!ย 

My friend Lilit has also prepared a New Year’s Eve look for you, so remember to check out her version!


xoxo Lily



  • Icaria

    That 2nd look is da bomb Lily!!! Me I would likely do the eyes of no 2 with the cheeks and lips of no 1. I have both Starina and Grรจge and funny enough, wore them together yesterday for the 1st time. I really have to see ร‰bloui in person for on the pic on it’s own, it looks a lot like Fatal but much “browner” on your eyes.

    • Lily

      Thanks Helene, and Starina + Grege = awesome nude but not washed out. Ebloui is a little darker and yes, browner too ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Oh nice! I definitely prefer the second one. Ruby Glow is stunning on you!

    • Lily

      I love love love Ruby Glow. You should try it Sunny. You look great in red lips too!

  • Sataa Zaidi

    what always amazes me is that you are able to create very soft subtle eye looks with bold colors like the chanel ebloui.I wish you had a you tube channel then we would be able to see your techniques.Ruby glow looks very pretty on you ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Lily

      Thanks Sataa. I’m not doing any videos yet, and I’m afraid I’d look really awkward on camera. I’m also scared to venture into YouTube world. Too many trolls around. LOL! And Ruby Glow is a gorgeous red. You should try it!

  • Bellyhead

    Both looks are beautiful, but the last look is so posh & burnished. You look fabulous!

    • Lily

      Hey Belly. Thanks for dropping by! I tried to make that second look really glamorous. Heh

  • You look amazing!
    Really loving Ebloui on you.

    • Lily

      Thanks Lena. It isn’t so red after all. Just a warm brown!

  • TracyBeautyReflections

    Lily you ROCK red lips girl!

    • Lily

      Thanks Tracy. I looked so long for a deep red like this!

  • I love both of the looks but my fav is the second one. The eyes and the lips, both are so stunning and you look so beautiful.

    • Lily

      Thank you Sara ๐Ÿ™‚ I love Ruby Glow!

  • liyeun

    Holy mama the second look is awesome on you! That bold look suits you to the max so dont bother toning it down, really. ^^

    • liyeun

      Oh btw I actually adore ur eyebrow colour too!

      • Lily

        I thought something warmer will suit the ‘theme’. LOL!

    • Lily

      Aaw, thanks Liyuen. It’s really dramatic for a day out, but I guess it isn’t too much for night time?

  • Stunning as always babe, and how funny because I was going to do a very similar post with 2 looks for day and night! I guess great minds think alike. Your lips in that last look are just amazing, so glam! Well, Happy New year! Catch you next year xx

    • Lily

      Thanks Lilit. I wish i had my camera with me because the photos would have turned out much better. Here, the white balance is all skewed.

  • Jennifer

    Oh my, one moment; make up without the made up look, next moment; stunning and vampish. You are amazing as always with your excellent skills to work with some selected items to carry you through day and night ๐Ÿ™‚ Salute your ingenious ways! Now, which part of the town shall we paint it red, oh Your Highness Lily? ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Lily

      Lol Jennifer. Thanks! I actually removed all my makeup after the photos were taken. I went back to being a full time mom since it was a Saturday. Hahaha!

  • Liz

    Also LOVING the second look! That’s a sexy shadow on a sexy lady. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Lily

      LOL thanks Liz ๐Ÿ™‚

  • The eyeshadow looks awfully scary in the pot but on you it looks just like one of my favourites ๐Ÿ™‚ (a Bobbi Brown cream shadow called Beach Bronze). I love both looks you did though the 2nd looks awfully high maintenance with that amazing red lip! Happy New Year Lily!

    • Lily

      Oh, I used to have Beach Bronze but I got rid of it after 3 years. Worked perfectly well, but I was scared. Loved that colour! Ebloui is much warmer with reddish undertone. Beach Bronze wore much better though. LOL!
      Happy New Year Sofia ๐Ÿ™‚

  • NUMBER TWO, LOOK NUMBER TWO!!! Both are lovely but dang that one is HOT, Lily!

    • Lily

      Thanks Larie!! It’s definitely the deep red lip. LOVE that shade!

  • What a gorgeous color; it suits you perfectly! Also love the red lips!

    • Lily

      Hi Igrien, thanks for commenting. I love the red lips too! I searched high and low for something dark like this and finally. Whew.