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 


Maryam Maquillage © 2011-2014. 

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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Sunday, October 26, 2014

My Foolprool Fall Fashion & Birthday Makeup

Hey darlings!! Today's quickie post is a recap of my recent birthday makeup and outfit. Last Thursday, I welcomed my big "21" (j/k... I wish!) and took a few days off social media and blogging to celebrate with my family. My birthday weekend consisted of lots of hugs, beautiful nature trails, amazing food & wine, and picture-perfect weather!! I packed light keeping my wardrobe casual chic and comfy, but saved the glitz and glam for my eye makeup. 

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

My Foolproof Fall Makeup

Hello my loves! So many of you wanted to know the details of this makeup look that I wore last week to a beauty event in the city. I posted a few pics on my IG & FB and got even more questions, so I put together a quick post listing everything I used and how I used it. Hope this helps some of you, enjoy !! :)

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Halloween Mani-Pedi

Mua-ha-ha!! It's almost Halloween and today's Mani-Monday edition is all about the black cats, eerie bats, creepy spiders and decorative skulls. It's also my birthday week, so expect a full-blown hand-painted bday mani in my upcoming post, but for now, enjoy this cute and creepy combo. For product details, visit my Instagram @MaryamNYC and don't forget to FOLLOW!!!



Maryam Maquillage

Photos by: Lee World 


Maryam Maquillage © 2011-2014.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

"Teal Smokey Eye" Makeup for Fun

Hey beauties! We're almost approaching the weekend, so here's another smokey eye idea and makeup tutorial for all your weekend festivities. Teal is one of my favorite colors to complement brown eyes and when worn in moderation, it can truly transform your peepers and brighten your complexion. Check out the full tutorial below!

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

"White Nights" Ombré Nail Art

Hi dolls! This week's nail art is probably one of my favorites of all time. It is bright, happy and mystical all at once and reminds me of my birth place, hence the title "White Nights". I used a few of my favorite brands and nail polishes for this mani, check out my Instagram post for more details and don't forget to follow :) 

P. S. What's on your nails this week?



Maryam Maquillage

Photo by: Lee World 


Maryam Maquillage © 2011-2014.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

How To Wear: The Denim Shirt - 6 Ways

Hey beauties! So a lot of you have noticed that I've been rocking the same denim shirt in almost all of my recent outfit posts. Some of you have even guessed that this blog post was coming and you were absolutely right!! Today's quickie fashion post is all about the coveted chambray shirt (my fave from J.Crew). Everyone seems to own one and there are so many ways to wear it, so I thought why not challenge myself and wear it on 6 separate occasions? Of course it was cleaned between wears ;) Chime in and tell me which outfit is your favorite and most importantly, where you would wear it to. Leave your thoughts in the comments section!! 

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

"Pink October" Makeup

Hello beauties! There's nothing that I love more than clean makeup, lustrous locks and a crisp outfit to celebrate the chilly season of Fall. In honor of "Pink October", a month-long campaign to bring awareness and help fight breast cancer, I've put together a classic pink and red makeup look that is easy to wear and replicate. In this post, you'll also find a recent OOTD with a contrasting pop of color that I wore to a semi-casual occasion. Let me know what you think of this look and leave your requests in the comments section!

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Saturday, October 4, 2014

Classic Smokey Eye TUTORIAL & VIDEO

Bonjour mes belles! The weekend is here, yet this fall NY weather is a bit somber, so what better way to spice up your Saturday night than by rocking a fierce classic smokey eye! For today's special, I've prepared a long post, including a pictorial-tutorial and a VIDEO tutorial, walking you through this must-have makeup look. This is one of my most requested tutorials and I'm using my favorite smokey eye palette: Lancome "Gris Fatale". At the end of the post, you'll find my OOTN (outfit of the night) to show you how I wore this look just a few days ago :)

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Makeup & Fashion: Pink, Taupe, Crisp & Clean

Hi beauties and Happy October 1!! My birth month is here and I've got so much on the agenda: 

October is breast cancer awareness month, so throughout the month I'll be sharing all the ways you can get involved, tell your stories of survival or support and help raise awareness by joining the many brands that are spearheading these campaigns. 

This month, you can also expect at least a look or two for Halloween (my fave holiday) and I'm happy to take requests, so feel free to leave me a comment. I have a few tricks up my sleeve, so I'm hoping to surprise you!!

Today, on ze blog, I'm kicking it off with a simple look fit for #WearableWednesday. I'm going for a bright purplish-pink pout and taupe smokey eyes to offset my "crisp and chill" outfit of the day. 

Check out today's look and makeup tutorial

Monday, September 29, 2014

"Pink Lace" Nail Art

Hello beauties!! It's Mani-Monday aka the only reason to love Mondays, imo, sooo, I've prepared a simple, romantic hand-painted nail art inspired by fishnets and lace. I played with proportions and shapes, incorporating some lacy half moons and French tip patterns and added some glittery studs to dress up the design and hide imperfections. I just love the way this mani came out and really hope you enjoy and try it out for yourselves!!

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Beauty Basics: Defined Brows & Fall Style

Hello loves! Today's post is all about clean, simple beauty, focusing on the basics: groomed brows, fresh skin and casual, cozy separates. Truth be told, these types of looks are my go-to favorites and make me feel the most comfortable and beautiful. As a part of today's feature, I've prepared a step-by-step pictorial-tutorial of my current brow routine, as well as a fall-ready outfit of the day.

Read more for deets, pix & tutorial!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Fall Neutrals & Go-To Basics: Makeup & Fashion

Hi beauties! It's "Neutral Makeup" season and I find myself reaching for my Motives Mavens Element Palette more often than any other. The Element has the perfect compilation of Autumn-appropriate shades for day or night that result in fool-proof smokey eyes every time. This palette is by far my favorite neutrals palette out there and I love to pair it with classic styles and outfits. Today's post is highlighting just that, featuring a cool-toned neutral smokey eye and my go-to denim on denim outfit of the day + bonus "neutrals with a twist" nails.

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