Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Ghost of Xmas

Salut mes amis :))

Are you in the holiday spirit just yet? Is your house dressed up in lights, trees, candles and wintry decorations? Are you ready to sip on that eggnog & sing Christmas carols or will you be lighting your minora candles & spinning that dreidel for Hanukkah? As promised, my next few makeup looks for the month will be inspired by the upcoming holidays, and today's look is once again Christmas spirited. Honestly speaking, I'm not really an X-mas person, but since my blog space is all about positivity and good vibes, I'm embracing the holiday season and dropping my "Bah Humbug" attitude. Well, maybe not completely... after all, my look for today is entitled the Ghost of Christmas for a reason. Santa knows I'm sometimes naughty :)))
 Perfect for an office party... NOT!

That tricky GREEN eyeshadow: as a person of Asian descent, I'm not big into how green eye shadows look against my skin color. Like most Asian skin tones, my skin complexion has a yellow undertone that appears green and sickly whenever I wear green makeup. This effect may not show up in pictures, but trust me when I say it's true in real life! This probably goes without saying, but I turn into a major Scrooge when it comes to pairing green eye shadows with red lipstick. Having said this, I'm a big believer in making things work--especially when it comes to makeup challenges--so I dare to wear Green for Xmas, just for you guys ;) In this case, I'm pairing my green look with bright fuchsia lipstick to offset the "sickly" complexion--this trick works on Asian coloring :)
Needless to say, this makeup is quite dramatic, and if you see this look as unwearable, think of today's post as a concept rather than an actual Christmas makeup idea. Tone down this look by skipping the dramatics: false lower lashes, black crease, and/or inner corner winged glitter liner. Try the emerald green & fuchsia color combo to channel the Christmas spirit without being too obvious or cliché. For the bold girls, go for the gusto and become the Ghost of Xmas!!

Products Used: (EYES)
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Rocky Mountain Green
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Black Bean
  • Coastal Scents 36 Smokey Eye Palette (eye shadows marked with *)
  • Urban Decay 24/7 glide-on pencil in Zero
  • Urban Decay 24/7 glide-on pencil in Whiskey (waterline)
  • NYX glitter liner in Disco Queen
  • NYX pencil liner in Charcoal (eyebrows)
  • Duo Lash Adhesive in Dark tone
  • Ardell lashes in 134 (top)
  • ES Brand Black Lower Bottom Lashes Clear Band #A188

Products Used: (LIPS)
  • NYX lip liner in Fuchsia
  • MAC Amplified lipstick in Full Fuchsia

Products Used: (SKIN)
  • Laura Mercier mineral foundation primer
  • Bare Minerals matte foundation in Golden Medium
  • Benefit Erase Paste in Dark
  • MAC Sheertone blush in Gingerly

the Ghost of XMAS by Maryam Maquillage

Maryam Maquillage

P. S. From now on, I will be including Amazon links to the products used in my makeup / nailart looks. Let me know if you like this idea :))


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