June 29, 2013

Femme Boulevard #2 - Modern Vintage

Hi lovelies, it's Femme Boulevard time. Those of you new to the blog, Femme Boulevard is a blogger group that does a themed makeup look once a month. The theme each month is the same for all, but the way each blogger interprets it is different. The theme for today's look is Modern Vintage.

As tempted as I was to do a 50s inspired look with a sleek cat eye and red lipstick, I decided that it's not too much of a challenge for me as lately all I seem to be doing is a cat eye. So instead I looked to the 20s for inspiration, another favourite era of mine. The classic 20s look has a matte face with rosy blush on the apples of the cheeks, eyes are heavy and dark with almost smudged eyeshadow. Brows are plucked and drawn downwards, while lips are deep red with an exaggerated cupid's bow.

Since the look for today was modern vintage, I wanted to do a 20s look that was actually wearable. Instead of opting for the skinny brows and making my eyes look like I'd been crying for days, I decided to still use the colour palettes of the 20s but make the overall look something more appropriate to current days.

Here are the products that I used.

I applied Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse foundation in Nude all over my face, as it gives a matte velvety appearance. On my cheeks I wore NARS Desire as it's the brightest pink I own, and I applied it in a circular manner on the apples only. 

For my eyes I used my Sleek Oh So Special Palette, mainly the bottom (black) and top (plum) shades from the right side. I applied the plum shade all over the lid and into the crease, then I lined my eyes top and bottom with a black eyeliner and smudged it with the black eyeshadow from the Sleek Palette. I then finished the look with 3 coats of L'Oreal Voluminous mascara in Carbon Black.

I lined my lips with a black eyeliner (by The Make Up Store), making sure I really defined my cupid's bow, then filled it in with MAC lipstick in Love Goddess (from the Marilyn collection).
On my nails: Maybelline Wine & Dined

And here are some of the photos that inspired this look.
All photos via Glamourdaze

To see how Teri interpreted the look click HERE
To see Joey's version of modern vintage click HERE

What do you think of my interpretation of Modern Vintage?


  1. That's a great look and lovely done :)

  2. Wow Lilit, you really nailed it! I love your hair and the lips are just spot on! Looking really pretty!

    1. Thanks Teri, I really loved your look too despite you not feeling comfortable with it.

  3. I think you have totally nailed it..
    From your collection of photos to the actual look!!
    LOVE the head piece suits you so well xx

    1. Thanks Joey, I loved your look too especially the hair - such hollywood glam!
      LOL on the headpiece, it was actually a winter hat with a black brooch on it! xx

  4. Replies
    1. Thank you, I loved the lip combo too but I'm not sure I'd be brave enough to wear it out. xx

  5. I love this! Flapper make up for the win!

  6. I love your look! The lips are just divine.. I love the effect! Well done :)


    1. Thanks Isabelle, I'm really pleased with the black eyeliner/red lipstick combo, it worked out well! :)

  7. Beautifully done, Lilit. The dark lips are gorgeous :-)

    1. Thanks Tine, the dark lips are way out of my comfort zone but I liked the overall look too :)

    You look absolutely gorgeous and you definitely nailed it well!! Xx

  9. I think you look very lovely, wauw! The lipstick is very very beautiful but I also like the pink blush with a lot (I do this often because I'm very pale and I love how it looks! ) x


  10. Lovely look! The lipstick looks gorgeous!

    ☮ Melli { Casual Beauty }



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