Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Eye: Reinvented

Hello Old Friends and New!!! Great news!!! Maryam Maquillage is graduating and moving on up, so a change is gon' come, oh yes it will :)) 2011 has been a great year and 2012 has already been even better, so I'm rolling with the wind and I'm taking this blog to the next level. My previously used slogan 'Fix Your Face' has been dropped and I will soon be smoothly transitioning to a new domain name. The truth is, there's nothing wrong with you or me in the first place, so why fix things? No need! With that said, I will keep on beauty blogging and banging out post after post, because that's really what I'm here for. So, let me get started on my maquillage du jour :)
Today, I'm reinventing myself with a crafty new makeup look focusing on the eyes. I've been getting back into theMakeupBee community and the ladies there are so darn creative and talented, that I've been inspired to turn up the drama and bring on the eye makeup!! This look is fairly minimal, but the colors and chunky glitter "liner" give it lots of intensity and volume. Wanna learn? 

Keep reading for the how-to & more pix!!!

Full Faced Me

I'm usually a classic makeup girl--NOT TODAY!! In this reinvented post, I'm channeling a makeup look that has an air of robotic, alien and tribal. I'm still keeping true to my minimalist self (I swear I'm not naked in this pic) and keeping the focus on the features, using bright highlighter pink and silver hardware to bring them to the forefront. My face and nose are heavily contoured to give it that extra-terrestrial appearance and my brows are fully filled-in using brown eyeshadow.
I used the following products for the EYE LOOK:

On my LIPS, I'm wearing:
  • MAC Violetta lipstick
  • Black Opal Eyeshadow in Tinsel

I know there are girls out there who'd easily wear this look on Valentine's Day, so I created this one with the daring souls in mind :) For the traditionalists like me: simply change the pink to a neutral taupe and you've got a wearable party ensemble, perfect for a celebratory outing--even Valentine's, depending on where you're going!

  1. Prime your eye lids.
  2. Using a hot pink sticky base (NYX Cherry) on a flat brush, outline your crease, wing it out and create a parallel shape above the crease. Fill it in using the same base.
  3. Apply a bright pink matte eyeshadow on top of the sticky base. My e/s came from the 88 palette. Also, add a shimmery pink pigment to the center of the shape (MAC Fuchsia).
  4. Fill in the empty lid part and wing using a silver chrome eyeshadow on a flat brush. 
  5. Line the bottom water line with a silver eyeliner or eyeshadow (NYX Cottage Cheese).
  6. Apply a dark brown eyeshadow under your lower lash line and under the silver wing.
  7. Sharpen the transition between the brown eyeshadow and silver water line with a black gel liner on a fine brush.
  8. Apply clear lash adhesive all over the silver eyeshadow on the lid and wing. Wait 20-30 seconds for the lash glue to become tacky and press the glitter onto the adhesive using a small brush to pick up the glitter. Make sure you keep a paper towel underneath to catch the glitter fallout.
  9. Apply your falsies and mascara and you're good to go!
I've seen a couple other beauty bloggers using chunky craft store style glitter, but this glitter "liner" is my very own creation. I'm eager to wear this look to a dance party and be my very own disco eye-ball!!

Editor's Note: Although I'm using craft store glitter for this conceptual makeup look, I do not recommend using it if you're planning to wear it out. Cosmetic grade glitter is smaller, but it is much safer for the eyes and doesn't require surgeons' hands to properly apply it. Using any type of chunky glitter, rhinestones, pearls or decorations for cosmetic purposes demands professional skill and knowledge.
A special thanks to all my readers for your continued support of Maryam Maquillage! I am immensely grateful for each and every one of you and I can't express how much I value your words of encouragement. Your positive energy and feedback keeps me going and feeds my creative spirit. Thank you so much guys!!!


Maryam Maquillage


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