Monday, January 26, 2015

"Pretty in Pink" Vegas Makeup & Resort Style


Hello my beauties!! It's been a while since my last post due to the production of the Stardust Tour beauty event, which took place this Saturday in Las Vegas. We had the most amazing time and turnout; I'll definitely be posting a thorough recap of the event later this week when I get back home. Currently, I'm still in Vegas, enjoying some down time while my flight is delayed for two days due to the massive winter storm Juno that's fast approaching NY and the tri-state area. I can't say that I'm complaining, nor that I'm not enjoying this sunny Las Vegas weather, so here's a quick post celebrating the beauty of the desert through color, makeup and fashion! 



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Friday, January 16, 2015

Beauty & Fashion Favorites of the Week


Happy Friday dah-ling!! You guessed it, this week was another toughie in the life of this beauty blogger! I'm so grateful for every opportunity that has come my way and I'm really looking forward to sharing everything that I've been working on. I'm also thrilled that the weekend is here and I get to wind down a bit before I head to Vegas for the Stardust Tour. 

Today's post is a quick recap of my three weekly favorites: outfit, makeup and hair, centering around the oxblood color theme. I'm also including a sneak peek of one of the projects I worked on this week. Let me know what you think in the comments section!



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Monday, January 12, 2015

"Negative Space" Versace-Inspired Nail Art


Hey beauties!! Today's mani-Monday post was inspired by none other than Kate Hudson's Versace gown worn last night to the Golden Globe awards. I had a few best dressed favorites, but thought that Kate's gown had some interesting contrasting cutouts that would make for some cool negative space nail art. This was one of the fastest designs I've ever created and is perfect for this week because I won't feel bad when I have to take it off for a shoot on Thursday!


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Friday, January 9, 2015

Winter Makeup & Fashion: The Snow Queen


Hey dolls! Happy Friday! The winter season is here and as many of you know, I absolutely despise the cold and usually never care much for winter fashion or beauty. I am one of those true home-bodies during the winter weather and would happily hibernate for 3 months straight if I had the option. This year, however, my January is busier than ever before, and I don't have the liberty to stay at home like I used to. Plus, I'm older and have a ton more responsibilities to take care of, so a girl's gotta do what a girl's got to do lol... As always, I'm heavily inspired by my environment, so instead of sulking and whining about the cold, I've chosen to embrace it and dress it up -- winter bunny style!! Today's makeup and fashion post is inspired by the flurries, the ice queens, and the snow divas that make it work no matter the season!



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Monday, January 5, 2015

Mattes 2015: Matte Nails, Matte Makeup


Hello my beauties!! It's my first Mani-Monday of 2015, but I've got lots more lined up for today's post. This season is all about the matte finish, we're seeing lots of matte makeup and nails, velvety-soft skin finishes and smokey eyes, and virtually every brand is coming out with those coveted matte lipsticks that everyone craves. Today, I'm overdosing on the matte trend and wearing it from head to toe (or fingertip) and I've even got a quick matte lip video tutorial for you all. Let me know what you think in the comments section below.



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Friday, January 2, 2015

Festive Makeup: Graphic Eyes, Bold Lips


Happy New Year my beauties and cuties!! Hope 2015 brings you everything you've ever wished for and then some. Thank you for sticking by me and showing me all your love and support, you guys are amazing and I'm forever grateful. 

Today on the blog: my New Year's makeup recap. Unfortunately, I caught a bad cold right before the new year, so my celebration consisted of staying in and cozying it up with the fam. Of course, being sick doesn't mean that I have to look sick and give up on life. With that in mind, I put together a fun, celebratory makeup look in hopes to cheer myself up... and guess what? It worked! Here it is and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did :))



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Monday, December 29, 2014

NYE: GLAM Makeup & Nails!!


Hey gorgeous and Happy Holidays!! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas (if you celebrate) and are in good spirits, ready to ring in the new year!! On my end, I've enjoyed a much needed week off and am back today with a quick makeup & nails post just in time for NYE. I went for a clean, easy-to-replicate, glamorous look fit for a New Year's Ball or Gala. This makeup is simple enough to wear with a backless gown and an updo and is perfect for those of you who prefer natural makeup. I'll try to squeeze in another post on Wednesday focusing on high-drama makeup to go with your sequins dresses and glitzy soirees. Cheers!!



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Friday, December 19, 2014

"Holiday Party" Makeup (3 LOOKS) pt. 2


Hello my beauts!! It's been a crazy hectic couple of days filled with makeup, meetings and holiday parties, but don't think I forgot about y'all. This beauty blog space is very important to me and I'll always come back to it, no matter what! I'm excited to share with you guys everything that I've been working on thus far, but for now, all I can say is that it's going to be a massive 2015. I'll try to throw in more hints and details in each post, so make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom of the page ;) I can't wait to reveal all the details!!

Since I've been so busy, today is a three-for-one (updated). I'm showcasing three of my latest and greatest holiday creations that I've worn throughout the week to various Christmas & Hanukkah functions. Of course, these looks can be adapted and worn to any event and I totally encourage you to do so. P. S. Make sure you're following my Instagram page, you will see all my of-the-moment makeup looks there first!



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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Chic Cool Makeup for Holiday Parties


Hey, hey beauties!! 'Tis the season for holiday parties, so I've come up with this chic work-appropriate look that can easily transition for the after-hour office shindig. I'm sticking to non-traditional Christmas colors for this one and opting for blue (I actually wore it to a Hanukkah party). Blue can be a bit intimidating to some people and not just for the office, but in general, however, it's actually quite flattering when sticking to matte eyeshadows. Read more to see what I mean :)


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Monday, December 8, 2014

Nail Art: Winter-Theme


Hey dolls!! Mani-Monday is here and this week's nails are winter-themed. I drew my inspiration from the typical wintry classics: snow flurries, cozy sweaters, and silver icicles. I reinterpreted this theme in a graphic, contrasting free-hand style and used three polishes from China Glaze Twinkle Collection to execute this nail art design. This one is so me and I hope you get to try it!



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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Makeup & Fashion: Winter Tones & Layers

Hey beauties! It's official, the cold weather months are here, and as much as I'm not a fan of winter, the only thing that makes it bearable for me is the fashion and makeup aspect. The changing of the seasons is a good reason to try out new color combos and dressing styles, and I must admit, it makes me a little giddy inside. The focus of today's post is just that: cool winter tones and layering to fit the season. Enjoy and let me know your thoughts in the comments section!


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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Holiday Fashion & Makeup

Hello darlings!! Thanksgiving kicked off the beginning of the holiday season here in the States and I hope you had a wonderful start to this festive time of the year. Here's a quick fashion and makeup recap of my first holiday outfit and makeup look. Enjoy!



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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Fall Holiday Makeup & Thanksgiving Nail Art

Hey beauties! Thanksgiving holiday is tomorrow, and I've got a number of blessings to count and lots to be thankful for this year. It's been a tremendous year for me work-wise and I'm really excited to be spending the next few days with my extended family and taking a much needed mini-vacation. In honor of Thanksgiving, I've put together this festive makeup and nail art look using all Motives makeup and nail polishes. I've incorporated lots of fall colors, including rich reds, shimmering greens and warm golden tones. I hope you like this one and get to try it out for yourself. Happy Holidays!!!


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Monday, November 24, 2014

Holiday Nails & Lancome Collection GIVEAWAY!!!


Hey beauties, Happy Mani-Monday!! I'm super ready for the holiday season and today's nail art is the first of many holiday looks that I have lined up. This nail art was created in collaboration with Lancome and Swarovski and executed beautifully by Paintbox NY. I'm typically not into minimalist nail designs, but this one made me a believer, plus it's so easy to recreate at home!! 


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Friday, November 21, 2014

Flawless Skin: Temptu Airbrush VIDEO Tutorial


Hey beauties!! Some of my most requested tutorials and FAQ's are often revolved around skin and questions about how I achieve my flawless coverage. I almost always rely on airbrush makeup to give me the most natural, perfect coverage, especially on days where I need to look my best and/or when I have bad breakouts. As you know, I've reviewed several airbrush systems here on my blog and today, I'm super excited to present my very first airbrush video tutorial on my YouTube channel featuring Temptu, which is making its debut on my blog. I'm also sharing a PROMO CODE, just in time for the holiday season. Let me know if you have any questions and post them below. I hope you enjoy, thanks for watching and subscribing!!!



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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Fall Fashion: MC Style "The Gemma"


Hello gorgeous! Today's fashion post and outfit are loosely inspired by the motorcycle culture, namely by a character from one of my favorite shows: the badass Gemma Teller (Sons of Anarchy). The MC style is so in and on trend at the moment, and with everyone rocking an MC-jacket nowadays, I had to find my own voice and spin on this popular fashion movement. My version is called "Gemma in the City", in SoHo to be exact, and it's exactly how I wore and reinterpreted this statement.


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Saturday, November 8, 2014

Review & Swatches: Gerard Cosmetics Lip Glosses


Hello darlings!! The weekend is here and I'm super excited to present you with a Special "MM" review that's taken me almost two weeks to prepare and put together. If you're a lover of lip glosses like I am, I'm sure this isn't the first time you're reading the name Gerard Cosmetics and have seen these highly pigmented glosses pop out on your Instagram feed and in your fave YouTube tutorials. These babies have been seen on the lips of so many famous mua's, bloggers and influencers as of late, that I just had to dive in to the glossy goodness and swatch the entire line. 

Today, I'm showcasing all 24 swatches, including a breakdown of every shade, along with personal faves and recommendations for different skin tones. Of course, I couldn't present all this without a HEFTY DISCOUNT CODE just for you guys, and I'm extremely excited to feature Gerard Cosmetics in my most thorough review yet. My lips are still throbbing, but I took one for the team lol... and I really hope you enjoy!! 



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Monday, November 3, 2014

"Jewel Eyes" Creative Liners Makeup Tutorial & VIDEO

Hey beauties! There's a new makeup tutorial on my YouTube channel: Maryam Maquillage and it's all about getting creative with your eyeliners. This video is different from the rest -- for one, because there's no eyeshadows involved in this look -- and I love it for its graphic lines and artistic expression. Try it out for an artsy night on the town: a play, a visit to an art gallery / a museum or anything that requires a creative touch. Hope you like!



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Friday, October 31, 2014

"Venetian Assassins" Halloween Makeup

Happy Halloween from me and my Lee!! We're heading out to a masquerade par-tay, "Venetian Assassins" style. We just got these stunning authentic Venetian masks as a gift from my papa, who recently came back from Italy and our costumes were settled. We didn't want to go too crazy with the makeup, since we wanted the masks to be the centerpiece. What do you think? Any fun plans tonight? What's your costume?


Happy Halloween!!!

  
Maryam Maquillage


Photos by: Lee World 




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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Easy Halloween Makeup: the "Fortune Teller"

Hello beauties! Who's ready for Halloween? It's been a busy October for me so far and I haven't had much of a chance to play around with costumes or makeup... This look was something that I came up with as a last minute, quick costume idea for Halloween and I think it turned out quite nice. The best part is that it can be achieved using regular makeup and clothes that you already own, so it eliminates the need for learning special effects techniques and going to the costume shop, not to mention, saves you time and money. I call this look the "Fortune Teller Flapper" and it's my perfect, go-to, last-minute makeup for this year's Halloween. Hope you enjoy and find it useful!



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