Hi beauties!! This pink, pouty Spring look is now live on my YouTube channel: Maryam Maquillage, so make sure you subscribe, like and leave me your comments. That is all... I hope you're having a fabulous video, I love you all!!!
Hello beauties! I wasn't planning on sharing this nail art, since it is well past the IMATS and all... but on second thought, I figured it's never too late to post makeup-inspired nails, which I hand-painted last week for the famous makeup convention here in NY. I went all out and this just might be my favorite nail art of all time... second only to my Game of Thrones nail art. What do you think? Would you wear this? Which is your favorite nail? Mine personal fave is the mirror pinky and the contour face chart. All product details can be found on my IG: @MaryamNYC :)
Bonjour mes belles!! In today's post, I'm covering one of my favorite makeup mediums and one of most ancient types of cosmetics, the Eye Liner. In my time of blogging, I've gotten tons of questions about different kinds of liners, how to use them and which looks suit each one best. Today, I'm addressing all the FAQ's, narrowing the topic down to four most commonly used liners and giving you four individual looks to try with each one. In this post, I'm wearing all Lancome liners as the brand exemplifies superior liners in each of the four categories.
Happy Weekend beauties! Here's a quick short post on how to update your typical Saturday night cat eye makeup -- just add a pop of blue et voila! I used Lancome Summer Collection palette and liners to create this fun, wearable look (which I'm personally obsessed with) and added a pair of whimsical lashes to complete. What shade would you choose to bring out your eye color?
Hello beauties! My fingers and toes are so ready for warm weather -- I'm anticipating lots of corals, pastels and heavy metals coming up this season and into the summer. This week's nail art is a hodgepodge of such themes, focusing on texture, color and detail. I used three nail polish appliqués from Incoco (Coral Crush, By The Sea & New Directions), cut them up into strips, embellished and mix-n-matched to create my own custom designs, then threw in some hardcore glitter nails to complete the set. I sealed everything with gel top coat for extra shine and longevity. I dunno about you, but I'm LOVING this one. It is so very me and so very Spring!!!
Happy Tutorial-Thursday Beauties! The new season is here -- though it still feels like winter in NY -- but, I'm really excited to play with a new palette and add a pop of color to my makeup routine. To help me realize my color ambitions, Lancome has just launched its "French Paradise" Summer Collection, inspired by the colors of the Mediterranean. This blue-coral makeup collection couldn't be more beautiful, so today, I've put together not one, but two looks just for you, including a video and a step-by-step tutorial. Let me know your thoughts in the comments section and don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel for more videos.
"Red, Black & Gold" aka this week's quick nail art for Mani-Monday. I used Incoco nail polish appliqués in Forté and embellished with Kiss Salon Secrets Rococo Kit (gold accents), then sealed the design with Kiss Gel Top Coat for maximum shine and hold. What say you?
Hey beauties! It's Friday and I've got some exciting news to share. Earlier this week, I created a look using the exclusive Lancome for HSN Limited Edition "French Nude" Collection and I'm excited to announce that the star palette from the set is now individually available for sale on HSN.com! Check out my tutorial below and read more about why I love and recommend it.
Hi beauties! This week, I'm shining bright like a diamond, so I'm keeping it literal with this contrasting, black and white negative space mani. Would you wear it and if so, where to? I used Ciaté "Snow Virgin" white polish, Nubar black nail art pen and some Swarovski elements to embellish my hand-painted design. What do you think?
Hi beauties!! NEW video is ready for you and this one is a highly requested, easy, everyday makeup tutorial about approachable Contouring and Highlighting. I get a lot of questions about this hot topic, so I wanted to make a series of videos showcasing various types of techniques, products and approaches to contouring. Depending on our individual bone-structure or features, some of us can benefit from a dramatic, high-contrast contoured look, while others may suffer the adverse effect. Naturally, due to my prominent cheekbones, strong jaw-line and brows, I fall in the ladder category and gain much more from a subtle contoured look. Today, I'm starting with just that: the easiest, one-product contoured look that's perfect for the novice or for those who already have strong features naturally. Let me know your thoughts and questions in the comments section and don't forget to SUBSCRIBE to my channel!!! Thank you :)
Hey beauties! Have you checked out the latest video tutorial on my YouTube channel Maryam Maquillage? Be sure to subscribe and like -- I have a new (highly requested) video coming up this week!! For now, enjoy this Bold, Golden Party Makeup Look and let me know your thoughts in the comments section.
Hey beauties!! It's been a while since my last nail art post and only because my last few projects have called for nude nails. This week, I'm still sticking with nude, but dressing it up with some Rococo style bling. I'm really into cool nudes as of late, so in this post, you'll also find a cool nude makeup look to match! Let me know what you think in the comments section and leave me your requests for video tutorials :)
Hey beauties! Told y'all I'm back ;) Today on ze blog: über dramatic makeup look inspired by Cushnie et Ochs FW 2015 fashion show at New York Fashion Week. I've been a bit underwhelmed with most of the NYFW beauty looks so far, that is until I saw this alien-esque mod vision by Maybelline. I was so impressed, I just had to recreate it for myself (and for you guys, here on the bloggy). Check out my original inspiration and the details of my version after the break!
Hey guys! It's been one heck of a month... I've been working and traveling nonstop and my schedule has completely flipped, so please forgive the hiatus on my blog. I'm back home now and am finally starting to get back into the normal swing of things. With that, I'm excited to announce my latest giveaway on Instagram. I'm teamed up with one of my all-time favorite skin care brands, L'Occitane En Provence, to award an incredible prize to one lucky international winner. The winner will receive everything pictured in the above photo including the new Shea Butter Comforting Face Care collection! Check out the rules below and read my L'Occitane story.
Hi guys -- simple post today, focusing on neutral, flattering makeup fit for any occasion. I wore a variation of this look pretty much every day while in Vegas, it saved me a lot of prep time and made me feel rested and well put-together.
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!
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!
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!
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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