Thursday, September 18, 2014

"Grungy" Fall Makeup & Fashion


Bonjour mes amis!! There's something about the early fall season that puts me in the mood for cozy flannels and a grungy color palette. Come October, I'll be well over the trend and back to my usual mix of nudes and brights, but for the meantime, I'm all about embracing autumn in its full glory. Today, on ze blog: soft, velvety smokey eyes paired with matte lips and a modern twist on a throwback outfit inspired by the 90's music scene. It's taking me back to my school days and how I wished to have looked if I were an adult at the time! 



Read on for more makeup deets & OOTD!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Lancome Fall Collection Makeup Tutorials & VIDEO

Hello my loves!! It's that time again -- time for a new VIDEO tutorial!!! In this edition, I'm featuring Lancome "French Idole" 2014 Fall Color Collection inspired by shimmering jewel tones and the iconic sophistication of Parisian style. I've prepared two eye looks via a video tutorial using the "Golden Sage" palette (look pictured above) and a pictorial tutorial using the "Olive Amour" palette, so let me know which one you like best. Keep reading for all the details, this is my most jam-packed post of the season and I hope you like it!



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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

High-Drama Fall Makeup & Style


Hi beauties! Fall is approaching faster than ever, especially here in New York, and I'm so ready to amp up the volume and whip out the rich tone color palettes. This week, I'm in the mood for deep reds, burgundy and wine shades on the lips, as well as smoldering lash lines and high-drama cat eyes. In this post, you'll find a few of my favorite looks that I've worn throughout the last week or so, incorporating all my favorite fall trends, centered around the theme of High-Drama fo' yo mama.



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Monday, September 8, 2014

RECAP: Vegas Nay Stardust Tour


Hello my darlings!! I'm back after a long trip and am slowly but surely getting back into the swing of my regular posting schedule. As you may know, Lee and I spent a few days in LA for the NYX Awards and then traveled to Las Vegas for the first ever Vegas Nay Stardust Tour!! Both events were hugely successful and today's post is a detailed photo recap of our Vegas trip and the Stardust Tour where Lee and I participated as featured guests and presenters. 



Read on for the all the scoop, plus VIDEO RECAP, stage stills, & my outfit / makeup deets!!

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!



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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!



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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 appliqu├ęs 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".



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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 :)



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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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