This month’s Femme Boulevard edition is very special because of two things. First thing, let’s welcome a new member – gorgeous Lilit of Makeup and Macaroons from Sydney. Check out her first look for Femme Boulevard here.
Second thing, I am sure you noticed the unusual dressing and hairdo I have tonight – I am wearing a kua which brides wear during Chinese weddings traditionally.
This month, I have put in a special request for a bridal look because today is the actual day of my wedding – I did this look a few days ago and thought it would be nice to feature the kua with matching hair accessories.
I hope you like this look and for brides-to-be, I hope you find this look inspiring and helpful.
A smooth and natural base is crucial on weddings because you don’t want to look too white nor too dark. If you are doing your own makeup, try a variety of foundations – try to snap pictures under natural day light as well as artificial night light, with and without flash.
It’s important to know how the foundation looks on you under different lighting, make sure you are happy with the results. Ask for samples to try before committing.
For this look, I went for something I am most comfortable with – soft, smoky eyes. Try to have something a little darker than you normally would because in flash photography, the colours need to be slightly stronger to show.
- Apply MAC Eye Kohl in Smolder and blend over lids as a base.
- Featuring Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette in 774 Golden Savannah – I am trying a slightly muddy green/brown palette instead of the usual browns and golds, I quite like the results. Apply mid-tone brown all over lids and blend up to crease.
- Apply shimmery olive onto lids and use shimmery brown to soften edges.
- Apply black eyeliner and use dark olive to soften the line.
- Use dark olive to softly smoke up the lids.
- Apply mid-tone brown along lower lash line and accentuate outer corners with shimmery olive.
- Apply mascara and false eyelashes.
- Apply mascara to bottom lashes.
Sculpting and highlighting are very important. Without them, I look flat – I went for very natural contours along the cheek bones with Make Up For Ever Sculpting Kit and use Chanel Shimmer Glow Powder to highlight cheek bones.
Use a matte blush to freshen up/add colour to the face. I have chosen Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Tweak.
Try not to use anything nude – I, for sure will look flat. I went for a rosy shade and Givenchy Rouge Interdit in 56 Delicate Rose is perfect. Remember to match your lips with your cheeks, the entire look will be a lot more complete.
Thank you for looking.
Shu Uemura POREraser UV Under Base Mousse
Shu Uemura Face Architect Smooth Fit Fluid Foundation
Shu Uemura Dual Fit Pressed Powder in Sand
Urban Decay NAKED Basics (Naked 2, Faint and Crave) for brows
Bobbi Brown Natural Brow Shaper in Mahogany
Giorgio Armani High Precision Retouch
Benefit Fake Up Crease Control Hydrating Concealer
MAC Eye Kohl in Smolder
Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette in 774 Golden Savannah
Lancôme Hypnôse Star Waterproof Mascara
Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara
Eyemazing False Eyelashes in No. 103 Natural Brow
Make Up For Ever Sculpting Kit
Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Tweak
Chanel Shimmer Glow Powder
Ettusais Lip Essence
Givenchy Rouge Interdit in 56 Delicate Rose
Dior Addict Gloss in 063 (thanks Sarah)
Nails By Kim
House Of Etiquette