Femme Boulevard Celebrates Valentine’s Day

I’m sure it’s Valentine’s Day stuff everywhere by now. Last year, instead of doing a Valentine’s look, we did a Chinese New Year themed look. So this year, we wanted to go with the masses and do something for Valentine’s. I always associate Valentine’s Day with flowers and roses, so I think the theme for this look is pink. A colour I don’t really like, but also a colour that floods both my daughter’s room. LOL!Β For this look, I’m aiming at using Bobbi Brown’s Pale Pink blush as the main colour. Here they are, both Pale Pink pot rouge and Pale Pink powder blush.


Pale Pink


Pale Pink powder blush looks much cooler than the pot rouge – they actually look quite different. Anyway, here’s the look I created. I wanted to do something different, and it’s in the blush placement. I see this a lot in Japanese and Korean fashion, and Kate the Driveler even did a look <link here> that is absolutely gorgeous. I think the pink makes this look a lot like Chinese opera, and I tried to tone it down by adding some brown on my lids.




I used Pale Pink powder blush on my lids and added some definition with brown. On my cheeks, very high and close to my eyes, I used the pot rouge as a base before adding the powder blush. For lips, I used Revlon Velvet Pink then dabbed on the Pale Pink powder blush on top. Oh, lots of mascara to avoid swollen looking lids!

How do you like it? It was fun creating this look! Remember to check out Lilit’s and Teri’s look! Do look forward to our next installment πŸ™‚


xoxo Lily


  • Oh very pretty, Lily! I THINK I’m not big on pink, but there are actually some pink items in my stash that I really adore. You look gorgeous! Maybe we should ditch our pink prejudice πŸ˜‰

    • Lily

      HAHAHA Sunny! Love that “pink prejudice”. Yeah, maybe we should ditch it… I like pink blushes, but I always thought pink on my eyes isn’t flattering.

  • liyeun

    Hehe that placement of blusher near the eyes is cute! Perhaps it is still new to me, so i dont think i would every try this. Too shy la. Overall, u look sweet 16! Hello pinks!^^

    • Lily

      LOL Liyuen. I’ve tried a lot of crazy looks on the blog – have you seen the one of me doing punk rock with anger issues? HAHAHAHA! If I could do that, I could do this πŸ™‚ I didn’t wear this out though. Like I said, Chinese Opera. LOL!!!

  • Bella

    “Pale” pink looks scarily bright in the pans, but how flattering it is on the skin! The blush placement is interesting; I must see whether it gives me cheekbones ;). The eyes suit the look very well.

    • Lily

      The blush placement is tricky… and I doubt many people will really wear it to go out. I think it elongates the face, and maybe it’s workable if the colour is toned down. I packed it on so that it shows up in photos, and it’s really scary in real life. LOL!

  • lyn

    I have not looked at Bobbi Brown in a long time and that blush looks like something I would like. When I was in Japan, I saw a lot of girls wearing blush right on the apples of their cheeks in a very round shape. Kinda like what you see on clowns. It’s cute but not something I would wear to work.

    • Lily

      Really? Japan esp Tokyo is always so fashion forward! I should try clown cheeks next. Lol! For the blog, I dare do these looks. Just wash everything off before stepping out the door

  • Such a romantic and feminine look. I love it!
    The blush placement is quite interesting and flattering on you. I wanna try this as well. πŸ™‚

    • Lily

      Oh do try it! I’d love to see it on you, Lena.

  • TracyBeautyReflections

    I think Chanel did this blush placement a couple of years ago on the runway for spring-maybe 2011? That’s where I remember seeing it. I’ve always liked it.
    Love the look Lily! You look gorgeous!

    • Lily

      Thanks Tracy! I saw this look on a Korean singer in pinterest so I thought I’d give it a try

  • Aw, it’s pretty! I like it – it’s an interesting blush placement. Very romantic. I usually don’t put blush on my apples, either…more along my cheekbones.

    • Lily

      I think this blush placement looks better on those 10 years younger than I am. Lol!

  • How fresh and gorgeous do you look!? I love the lip color, just so brightening yet sophisticated

    • Lily

      Thanks Catherine

  • hey i think i have this one and haven’t used it in a while! I love it on you. πŸ™‚ I feel like mine is lighter in shade though. Hmm guess I need to use it! πŸ™‚

    • Lily

      Hey Joyce, do you have the powder blush or the pot rouge? They’re both gorgeous, but I think I like the pot rouge colour better πŸ™‚

      • oh whoops! I have the pot rouge πŸ™‚ looks like you are getting good use out of yours for sure! πŸ™‚

        • Lily

          Bobbi Brown pot rouges are awesome! β™‘

  • Wow the blush placement makes you look like a dramatic movie star! πŸ™‚ I have the BB pale pink powder blue. I stopped wearing it but for some reason had a bit of a revival with it this week, such a coincidence that I see it here now πŸ™‚ In your photo of the powder blush and the pot rouge side by side, I think I like the pot rouge better… Damn!

    • Lily

      We sure have great minds, Sofia. Great taste too! Lol!

  • Liz

    Oh, I love this! That blush placement is amazing – dramatic but still oddly subtle. And yes to all the pretty pink blush!

    • Lily

      Lol thanks Liz πŸ™‚

  • I love this look on you Lily, the blush placement really suits your face shape! And adding the powder blush over your lippy really works, I love the velvety effect you’ve achieved xx

    • Lily

      The blush powder adds more Blue to the warm pink lipstick. Subtle but like you said, it looks more velvety!

  • Claire

    I think even if you don’t like pink … it suits you! πŸ˜‰ I like the blush placement a lot on you actually xxx

    • Lily

      Aaw Thanks Claire!

  • Victoria

    You look lovely, the pink really brightens up your face πŸ™‚ I really like pink but more deeper tones like raspberry, burgundy or red. I have not tried applying blush this way, but interesting nonetheless.

    • Lily

      And the blog is about experimenting πŸ˜‰ I love darker blushes too!

  • This looks ADORABLE! <3 Really, you look so innocent — testament to the power of makeup I suppose, as I know you are one sassy miss ;P

    My favourite part of this look (though it's all round so right, such a great combo of tones and placements) is the softly powdered stained lip. So kissable :*

    (PS my link is here — I think this is the one you mean: http://drivelaboutfrivol.blogspot.com/2013/10/after-magazine-monday.html)

    • Lily

      Ah yes!!! That’s the post!! I’ve updated the link in the post, thanks for this.
      I never thought I’d be described as ADORABLE. Hahahaha! Not in my lifetime. I was just reading a newspaper article today, and agreed that I have a bitchy resting face. Innocent and adorable – BAHAHAHAHA thanks SO MUCH πŸ™‚ You made my day!

  • Love this! You’ve just reminded me I have a seriously neglected Pot Rouge in my stash, I need to give it some love asap.

    • Lily

      Oh, you need to show it more love! I love my pot rouges πŸ™‚

  • Amy

    Oh my gosh, I LOVE this. You and Kate give me all sorts of magical makeup ideas…

    • Lily

      Aaw, thanks for the compliment, Amy. I absolutely adore Kate and to be mentioned together is such an honour πŸ™‚

  • I love how you put the blush that high! It is so pretty! I wouldn’t do it myself, but I’ll experiment this weekend. Thanks for the inspiration πŸ™‚

    • Lily

      You’re welcome Isabelle. It’s purely an experiment for me too and it was fun πŸ™‚