femme boulevard orchid look

 

This month Femme Boulevard is doing an inspired look and we could pick anything we wanted. Sounds like a pretty easy thing, no? Well, I kinda struggled. I’ve been feeling a bit uninspired lately when it comes to make-up. I think it’s because I’m on full work-mode and there is not much room left for make-up or anything creative. It was only yesterday evening that I suddenly got this random idea: orchids. I love orchids and they are one of my favourite flowers. They come in a wide variety of colours and shapes but they always look elegant and beautiful. I’ve seen this orchid shade one time and it never left my head. I thought it’d be a perfect lip colour but I don’t have anything close to it. So I decided to recreate it with the lipsticks I already own.

 

products used

 

So here are some of the products that I used. It was a perfect opportunity to try my Tom Ford Orchid Haze because of obvious reasons. For the lips I used a mix of Guerlain Rouge Automatique Champs-Elysees, Givenchy Croisiere Fuchsia (LE), Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro in 504 (not pictured) and Catrice lipliner in Very Berry (dc’ed). I also realised that I don’t really own any purple toned blushes so closest to that was Estee Lauder Pure Color Blush in Exotic Pink.

 

orchid eyes

 

I will post a review of the Tom Ford quad soon but I’ll tell you this: heaven! This palette is a great mix of purple toned neutrals. It goes great with a bolder lip because it can be used in a soft way. I used the lightest shade on the inner half of the eyes. Then I used the brownest medium shade over the rest of the eyelid. In the crease I used a soft wash of the pink brown. I accentuated the lashline with the dark plum shade. The lightest shade was also used to highlight the inner corners of the eyes.

 

orchid lips

 

The lips are a mix of everything. First I applied Croisiere Fuchsia all over. Next I blended it together with Guerlain Champs-Elysees. Then I lined my lips with the lipliner. Blend this together with the other colours. Then reapply the lipliner on the outer corners of your lips to add subtle definition. I wasn’t completely happy with the end-result because it lacked brightness. So I added a little bit of Lip Maestro in the middle of the lips. I wanted a soft satin finish so I also blotted it down with powder.

 

femme boulevard orchid look 3

femme boulevard orchid look 2

 

I think the end-result isn’t too bad! It’s not the exact shade that I had in mind so I need to experiment a little more but I do think the look as a whole is really pretty! It’s actually has a bit of a Spring vibe. I might got inspired by all the Spring releases lately. Looks like someone is ready for Spring!

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17 comments - Reply

  1. Wauw, je maakt echt een statement met de gorgeous lipkleur! Het staat je enorm goed, ook met je lovely haar erbij. Gurl, ik blijf het zeggen, maar je productfoto’s zijn altijd zo perfect! ^^

  2. Je lippen zijn geweldig gedaan! Heel mooi en vindt er zeker de orchidee in terug.

  3. Waaauw, je foto’s, je makeup, je haar <3 Love all of it!

  4. THAT TOM FORD QUAD! *faints*

    Your hair looks super lush here by the way. What do you use to get that volume?

  5. The color of your lipstick is really spot on! Great theme :-)

  6. I adore this look! This can actually be Fall too due to the vampy lip colour with a twist. Your pics are like ART! ^^

  7. Gorgeous look Teri, I love the lip colour you came up with and I adore your hair this way too! xx

  8. Gorgeous lip color! It really suits you :)

  9. love this, Teri!
    Orchids are my favorite flowers as well. i’m particularly fond of white ones with purple lips.
    your hair looks gorgeous and perfect for the whole look. :)

  10. Not BAD?! I might be English but that level of understatement is just plain OFFENSIVE, woman. You look stunningggggg. And these tones are just perfect.

  11. Orchid Haze Looks beautiful on you. Also like how you combined with the lipstick, lovely!

  12. I really need to try Tom Ford cosmetics one day! Love this look you created, and it’s awesome that you were inspired by orchids!!!! Great choice, Teri :-)

  13. Oh.. That’s gorgeous! Loved look, very chic! Oh and that quad looks amazing, like a dream! :-D

  14. Now move away very slowly and hand me that quad… LOL Definitely regretting not picking one up for myself but there was no tester so I had no way of finding out how it might look on me!

  15. Lovely! That quad looks dreamy, I can totally see myself wearing these. Still a little over 4 months to go before spring can’t wait to be done with winter. As usual, you look fab! :)

  16. Ah, gorgeous! This is just my favorite kind of lip color!

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