Friday, August 22, 2014

"Out of the Blue" Makeup & Style

Hey beauties! It's 7-something AM in LA, but I'm still on NY time. I'm feeling a little woozy from the traveling, but I'm ecstatic over the anticipation of the events to come in the next few weeks. I'm starting my day in clear and sunny downtown LA where Lee and I will be for the next few days for the NYX Face Awards 2014 and then for some downtime with friends. On Monday, we'll be flying straight to Vegas for the upcoming Vegas Nay Stardust Tour, where we will be participating as featured guests. I will be sharing a separate post on that in a couple of days, but in the meantime, you can click on the link to get the scoop.

My Itinerary:
Aug 22-25: Los Angeles NYX Face Awards 2014
Aug 26 - Sep 3: Las Vegas Vegas Nay Stardust Tour

For today's makeup / style post, I've prepared one of my favorite looks: a vibrant blue smokey eye using all NYX Cosmetics! This look is more wearable than you may think and goes perfectly with a dressed up chambray shirt.



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Friday, August 15, 2014

RECAP: MAIC2014 with Motives Cosmetics & Mavens



Hey guys!! I'm back in NY (for this week only) and I've got so much to share. If you follow me on my Social Media channels, you've already seen the photos and videos of Market America International Convention 2014, in which I participated last week, along with Motives Cosmetics and my fellow Motives Mavens. This was our second convention of the year where we presented our best-selling Motives Mavens line, talked about upcoming products and projects, met and greeted our followers from around the world and took thousands of pics with fans. Here's a quick photo recap of the event, I hope you can join us at the next one in Miami!!!



Read more to check out the candids + get outfits & makeup deets :)

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Summer Celebration Nails & Toes!

Hi beauties! Here's my mani / pedi of the week -- I'm going for bright, summery and celebratory for the MAIC2014. I'll be posting pix of the event throughout the week across my social media channels, so make sure you're following me on Instagram & Facebook for the latest updates!



Check out my pedi below!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

"Smokey Purple, Pink & Nude" Summer Look


Hey beauties! It's Friday night and I hope your weekend plans are more exciting than mine. I'll be spending the next couple of days packing and preparing for an amazing week ahead. Next week, I'll be at the Market America Convention with Motives Cosmetics and my fellow mavens. This event will kick start a rather epic month and I can't wait to share all the details. For now, here's some Friday Night inspiration makeup and tutorial using Motives Cosmetics and our beloved Mavens Element Palette!



Read more for pix, products, OOTN & tutorial!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Aqua Liner + Summer Makeup Tips VIDEO TUTORIAL!


Bonjour mes amis! I've got a new VIDEO TUTORIAL up on my YouTube channel: Maryam Maquillage and this one is all about summer makeup. I receive a lot of questions about how to keep makeup looking fresh in the hot weather months, so I put together this quick aqua liner tutorial filled with summer makeup tips. I hope you enjoy this video and please don't forget to comment, rate and subscribe! Merci <3


Read more for products, video & bonus face tutorial!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

"Pink Lemonade" Summer Makeup & OOTD


Hey beauties!! Here's a little recap of what I wore last week for Sunday brunch. This look was inspired by one of my old looks from when I first started blogging and looking back I'm almost shocked at how much my makeup skills have improved since then lol... I decided to modernize the makeup by adding a stronger gradient and a fiercer wing, also pairing it with a current nude lip and highlighted skin.


Read more for deets, pix & OOTD!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

"Summer Sparkle" VIDEO TUTORIAL & OOTD


Hi girls, it's been a gloomy few days in NYC, so Lee and I have been locked up at home working on our latest video tutorial. We finished just in time and we're really proud of this one. The look is girly, sparkly and sunny -- great for a daytime summer event where you want to look a bit more than every day. I call it "Summer Sparkle" and I used mostly Motives to create this festive, easy makeup look. 


P. S. For those of you who prefer pictorial tutorials, we've got you covered!! Read below!



Read more for VIDEO, step-by-step & more!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

"Mod-n-Modern" Makeup & Summer Style

Hey beauties!! It's Sunday and I'm getting prepared for a busy week ahead. I wasn't planning on sharing this look, but I quite like how it turned out and think it's quite different from the rest. So I said, "hey why not?!" and Voila! Here's to trying something new :) 



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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

My July Fourth + OOTD / Makeup

Hey beauties, hope you all had a fab fourth of July and are continuing with a great week!! My fourth was spent on a boat with some of my favorite people, Loren & JR Ridinger and friends. Here are a few snippets, plus a bonus OOTD & Motives makeup look :)



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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Makeup 101: Cat Eye & Brows


Hey my beauties! Today, I'm keeping it simple focusing on the basics or the 101's of makeup application: cat eye liner and brows. These are some of my most requested topics and tutorials, so let's jump on it and learn how it's done, shall we?



Read more below!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Red, White & Blue: Patriotic Mani / Pedi

Hey beauties, Happy July! Today's red, white & blue mani & pedi combo is pretty self-explanatory and is right on time for July 4th, Independence Day. I'm wearing Incoco nail polish appliqués in "Independence Day" and "American Girl" (white with stars) on my nails and the latter one on my toes.


Check out my Patriotic Pedi below :)

Friday, June 27, 2014

Mint & Purple Smokey + Summer Outfit

Hey beauties!! I'm in the mood for color, and today I'm bringing back one of my favorite color combos, mint + purple, plus a step-by-step tutorial to help you achieve this look. I drew my inspiration from "Peacocky" -- one of the first looks I posted on my blog back in 2011, but I'm reinventing it using Motives Cosmetics and a fresh take on smokey eyes. I'm also including an "outfit of the day" to show you how I paired this vibrant makeup with my wardrobe.



Read more for TUTORIAL, OOTD & more pix :)

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

"Olive Green" Smokey: Jason Wu for Lancome


Salut mes belles!! It's Tutorial-Tuesday and I've got a goodie prepared for you! As you know, I'm thoroughly obsessed with the latest Jason Wu for Lancome summer collection and today is my second JW tutorial installment (see first here) featuring the "Disco" palette -- a shimmery olive toned palette suitable for summertime smokey eyes. The great thing about this color combo is that it's totally versatile and can be dressed up or down for any occasion. In this post, I'm keeping it low-key and pairing the makeup with a casual "outfit of the day".



Read more for tutorial, OOTD & more!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Jason Wu for Lancome Smokey Eye VIDEO TUTORIAL!


Bonjour mes belles!! It's a beautiful day and I'm starting my weekend early en route to Southampton for a beauty event (pics coming up!). This week was a toughie, but I pulled through and together with Lee, prepared a YouTube video tutorial for you guys, just in time for your weekend celebrations. The look is edgy, smoldering and is centered around purple eyeshadow -- a great choice for a date or a night out and a perfect match for any sultry weekend outfit. 



Video Below - Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE to my YT channel!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Summer Nails: Tiger Print + Greek Pattern

Hello beauties! It's Mani-Monday and I couldn't be more excited! I finally got a chance to wind down and enjoy one of my favorite activities of all time: nail painting. Sure, I paint my nails every week, but this week, I am thoroughly obsessed with my funky fresh, mixed patterns hand-painted nail design. I wanted to tackle this otherwise Halloween-y color combo and approach it in a fun, summery way, so I went for tiger stripes in French and full styles, plus a Greek key pattern to offset the animal print. I really love the outcome and can't to pair it with different makeup looks throughout the week :)



Read more for tips, products & deets!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Tropical Dress & Summer Makeup


Hello beauties!! Today's post is a breezy, party-ready OOTD (outfit of the day) and makeup look focusing on my fave trend of the season: Tropical prints & pops of color. I wore this look just the other day to a beauty outing in NYC and it was a major success!! Check out the deets below!



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Monday, June 9, 2014

Wedding Season: Bridal Mani & Pedi


Hey darlings! June is here, which means it's wedding season galore! For today's Mani-Monday post, I've put together a quick and easy bridal mani & pedi for all you brides-to-be, as well as for bridesmaids, wedding guests or lovers of white nail polish. White is perfect for the summer months and makes the skin look tan, clean and healthy!



Read more for deets, pix & pedi :)

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Summer Makeup: Blue Lashes


Hi dolls!! Warm weather is finally here, sort of, and it's my favorite time of the year to experiment with color. Today, I'm whipping out my electric blue mascara and pairing it with a simple cat eye smokey to bring all attention to my peepers. Blue lashes are über fresh, flirty and attention grabbing, plus, it's a quick and easy idea for adding that summer-ready pop of color to your makeup routine! For this eye look, all you'll need is a bright blue mascara, a few neutral eyeshadows (ELEMENT Palette), and a jet black liner. Easy, different and totally eye-catching :) 



Read more for the tutorial & Bonus: OOTD!

Monday, June 2, 2014

"Prom Perfect" VIDEO TUTORIAL with NAKED 3


Hello Beauties!! The day is here and I've got a new video tutorial up on my YouTube channel. I've put together a simple, fresh look using the Naked 3 palettes and some glitter, so it's great for all you Prom Princesses or lovers of the Naked series. This look is suitable for any occasion and I really hope you try it -- it's one of my favorite videos / looks to date! :)



Read more for VIDEO tutorial & More Pix!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Summer Makeup: The "Mermaid" Turquoise


Hello my darlings!! This week has been filled with activities and lots of meetings and I've been so busy, I haven't had a chance to put together a new look. However, in honor of Throwback Thursday aka #TBT, I'm bringing back an oldie, but a goodie, just in time for the summer and the annual Coney Island mermaid parade for all my NY peeps. This look is part wearable part fantasy and it's sure to turn the heads of all makeup freaks and mermaid fanatics. Plus, it's easier than in looks!!



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