Monday, October 15, 2012

Cut-Crease Pastel Rainbows!


Bonjour mes amis!! I'm doing something a little different today and I hope you like it. I'm taking a conceptual cut crease rainbow makeup look and applying it in a way that's more wearable and flattering. This look started out as something totally different (check out my inspiration folder on Pinterest) -- I was initially going for big and bold, but I cut it short because I liked THIS so much. I thought it was perfect for a little daytime drama, so I wore it out to brunch! Voila!



Read more for pix & deets :)




CUT CREASE eye makeup looks the most dramatic on eyes with smaller lids or monolids. Essentially, a cut crease lifts and recreates the natural crease line of the movable lid and emphasizes the curve of the lash line. I love a good cut crease because it gives me so much more lid space to play with than what I normally have and makes my eyes appear much bigger and brighter. The look is also reminiscent of mod 60's makeup, which is some of my favorite!


PRODUCTS USED:

Eyes:
-- Jordana kajal pencil in White (similar)



Lashes:
Skin:
Lips:
To play down a vibrant eyeshadow look, I almost always go for a pale nude lip. MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 is very pale, but edgy and the amplified cream finish of the lipstick makes it easy to wear. I sometimes find that matte and satin finishes of MAC's paler lipsticks are a little too harsh and tend to emphasize imperfections. 

If you're fair: try MAC Lipstick in Myth (also works on light Olive skin tones)
If you're caramel: try OCC lip tar in Kava Kava



Pastel Rainbow Cut Crease How-To:
  1. Prime your lids and allow a few seconds for the primer to set. While you're waiting, you can fill in or re-shape your brows. For this look, I went for a lighter and thinner brow, using NYX eye pencil in Taupe and sealing it with Beige eyeshadow.
  2. Using a Taupe eye pencil, outline the shape of your crease where you want it to apprear, mimicking the natural curve of your top lash line. TIP: Keep your eye open while doing this and start the line a few mm's above your natural crease. If you have monolids, draw the line in the middle of the lid.
  3. Smudge out the line upwards using a short, dense smudge brush and a soft brown eyeshadow. Intensify the line with a darker brown shadow and try not to cross into the "lid" area.
  4. Using a white sticky base on a flat synthetic brush, sharpen the brow bone and bring the color down to meet with the soft brown. Seal the base with an eggshell color eye shadow.
  5. For the rainbow gradient, choose 3-4 matte shades and begin to pat on the color starting at the inner corner. I'm using Royal Flush (pastel pink), Ribbonesque (lavender) and Absinthe-minded (light green) from Lime Crime Palette d'Antoinette; and Parasol (sky blue) from the Chinadoll Palette. These shadows are very pigmented and easy to blend into each other.
  6. Line your top lash line with a black liquid liner (Quill) and extend the outer wing. Line the lower lash line and extend the inner wing. Rim the waterline with a white pencil liner.
  7. Apply big, spiky false lashes to the top lash line and a pair or sparse lower falsies to the lower lash line. This opens up the eye, giving them a doll-like appearance. Add a few colorful individual lashes to the lower lash line to give the look a subtle pop.
So, what do you think -- is this too much or not enough? Would you wear a pastel rainbow cut crease look? If so, where would you wear this to? What's your favorite nude lip combo? Tell me your thoughts in the comments section below :)) Let's chat!


bisous,


Maryam Maquillage




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91 comments:

  1. You always wow me, this is so beautiful!

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  2. You never disappoint us! :) Nicely done ^_^

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  3. I am just sitting here in amazement. I absolutely, positively LOVE it! Ugh. Gorgeous.

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  4. Wow girl, I absolutely commend you for wearing this outta the house. Especially since it might be considered by some to be a very 'springtime' look because of the pastels. Gorgeous nonetheless though. And might I add, though it's hardly the most impactful part of the look, the blending above the crease is FLAWLESS. That's the part I'm really drawn to. Pretty pretty pretty.

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    1. thanks Mere!! you know I don't follow the "rules" -- it was a very warm sunny day here, so I thought why not? hehe

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  5. LOVE the colors! you look amazing...AS ALWAYS!!!

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  6. really nice. you look like nicki minaj =)
    love kim

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    1. in style, not in looks, right lol... thanks :))

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  7. May I ask you about which camera or lens did you use for taking an eye close up shots? Its very beautiful job.

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  8. I love this so much, beautiful look! If I did try this I would wear it to some kind of an event :)

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  9. This is beautiful :) I love the precision of this eye make-up! MAC viva glam gaga is one of my favourite nude lipsticks~ so nice to work with and doesn't dry out the lips. Thanks for sharing such a gorgeous look~x

    xxx

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    1. thanks so much! I love viva glam gaga 2, it's über chic, isn't it :)

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  10. Wow that looks stunning! I especially love that you've shared how you created this look! :)
    I think the nude lips look perfect with it, and it's not too much at all!
    xx

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  11. the lashes are very pretty love them

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  12. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm this is really a cute look!:) I really love looking at you:)
    xoxo Dear

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  13. OMG, I love this look, is gorgeous! you're so talented <3

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  14. I do a look with just the pink and blue. Now, I'm going to have to try it with the lavender and lime green. I'll be sure to post it on my blog when I do;)

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  15. Another beautiful tutorial Maryam! you look very gorgeous!!!

    <3 from: www.thedocndiva.com

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  16. Hi Maryam
    You continue to stun, charm and captivate as always! I am afraid I won't be visiting NY this trip:(
    Regards Ram

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  17. I love this. Great job, you look so beautiful and this is definitely something I would rock <3

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  18. Loveee it!!!!

    http://www.hottheels.blogspot.com/

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  19. This is stunning love the dimmention you gave above the colors.perfect

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  20. Beautiful, beautiful colours.

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  21. Wow!! This is so pretty Maryam, beautifully done! I love the subtle, but effective cut crease & the cute lashes! Beautifully done!

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  22. these colors are gorgeous love the matte vibe!! wow perfection!!

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  23. Pastels look amazing on you and the blending is perfection. I love that the colors are matte too.

    Xo

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  24. uff, this is gorgeous!! You are the best <3

    ♥♥♥

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  25. So in love with this!! Absolutely stunning...love the little touch of color on the lower lashes!! that's talent right there!!♥

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    1. Thanks Janine!! It's not talent, it's individual rainbow lashes lol :))

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  26. this is so amazing..!! pinned to my beauty inspo board.. ur so talented.. xx

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  27. Love this look and it's so well executed! It's so unique and so are you. In a sea of bloggers that post the same looks and review the same products, you and your blog really stand out :)

    I love Myth for a light nude. I'm not pale, more like on the light side of medium with cool undertones and it really works for me

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    1. Thank you so much darling!! I don't know why I wrote "pale" -- I changed it to fair, which is a better description :))

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  28. I'd love to try LimeCrime makeup, that pastel rainbow cut crease look is so much wearable with matte colours. I liked this a lot, it's very "Springy" if you ask me hehe xx ♥

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    1. you must try Lime Crime -- their stuff is amaaaazing!!! Yeah, I figured a lot of ppl would say springy, but who said pastels are only for spring? I love the freedom in makeup :))

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  29. Wow those colors are beautiful! You look beautiful as well! Great job! :)

    Rosie xo

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  30. Very beautiful make up! òLove the pastel color! Thank you for your sweet comments! xo!

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  31. This is freaking gorgeous!I love the cut crease with the pastel colors <3
    You are amazing and super talented!

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  32. This is so beautiful, Marym! You did a fabulous job, darling! The cut crease with pastel colors are everything. Your hand is so skilled!

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  33. You always inspire me, and you're always creating there absolute gorgeous looks.
    Also i wanted to tell you,
    i usually never read magazines, but i happened to flip through Cosmopolitian few hours ago, and who's gorgeous nails and name i see? Yours!
    I am so damn proud of you, to see you in a magazine is a huge accomplishment. I did notice at the bottom they messed up your name, as long as they got your blog right, it's all good.
    Really, from the bottom of my heart, so good to see you go far in life, you deserve it!
    love,
    Sandra

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    1. Thank you so much my darling :)) I'm so happy you saw my feature!!! Yaaaayyyy!!!!! I so appreciate your kind words and support -- you are awesome!! xoxoxoxoxox

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  34. Congratulations hun!
    That is such beautiful makeup!
    seems like such a hard makeup, its gorgeous.

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  35. Seriously.. on anyone else that would look ridiculous.. but you still manage to look gorge! HOW IS THAT FAIR!! :P

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    1. noooo, you'd look gorge wearing this type of makeup!!! thanks babe :))

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  36. I don't know of anyone who could do this look so perfect as you did! LOVE IT! <3

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  37. Those eyelashes are to die for!I love how the look is so futuristic! It's really unique. You're a stunner Maryam :)

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  38. OMG you are so pretty and this make up is gorgeous!
    xo
    http://summermarlowe.blogspot.fr/

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  39. Super gorgeous honey, u simply the best!

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  40. This looks brilliant :)

    Lovely blog! Would love if you could check mine out and maybe follow each other  http://champagnelambinibudget.blogspot.co.uk

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  41. WOW!! This looks amazing! It almost looks like it´s photoshopped, that´s how perfect it is!!!!

    X

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    1. lol I never retouch the makeup (though I do touch up the skin and color correct), but as far as makeup -- what you see is what is looks like in life :)) thanks doll!!

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  42. Girl you are amazing at cut-crease, I'm jealous! And those lips!!!

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  43. I don't think I've ever seen u look bad. You create some amazing artwork with ur makeup skills!

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    1. thanks!! lol I take about 10000000 pix and choose only 3-4 to showcase hehe... :)) trust me, out the gazillion pix, 99% are bad hahaha

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  44. This look is beautiful! I love the creamy look of the pastel colors!

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  45. this is such a beautiful look!! i love the pastel colours you used, they compliment each other perfectly, you're a great artist! and as always, you look so stunning! <3

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  46. This is the first time I've come across your tutorials, and I just wanted to say thanks so much for mentioning how to go about this look for people with small eyelids and monolids. Sometimes I find tutorials of amazing looks but they end up being useless for me just because I don't have the skill to adapt it myself. Will be frequenting your site from now on :)

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    1. yaaayyyy!! I'm so glad you found it helpful :)) I have small lids with epicanthic folds, so I always try to mention a tip of two for different eye shapes. Come back soon :)))

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  47. oh Gesus, you are lovely ... i love your make up

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  48. great blog!
    I invite you to me
    Following?

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  49. J'adore Maryam! It's flawless, I love pastel shades :)) Is it up on Beautylish yet? I'll go see by myself ;) lol

    xoxo

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  50. I LOVE this look and you look fab! I'm definitely your newest follower hehe
    Fancy taking a peek at mine and follow back please??
    Thanks
    Rachael
    xxx
    http://thenew62.blogspot.co.uk/

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  51. WOWwwwwwwwww beautiful... <3<3<3

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  52. Muito Lindo....

    http://camillymakeup.com.br/

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  53. Wow! That cut crease looks amazing - the pastel rainbow is a fun take on it, too! Looks like I need to practice that technique a little more!

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  54. This is one of my new favourites of yours! I love love love the pastels, they look great against your skintone.

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  55. This pastel inspired rainbow is to die for!!! I absolutely love it and will have to copy the look for myself! Thanks for the inspiration - don't you just LOVE Pinterest by the way??

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  56. LOVE! Pastels are so hard to do right but you pulled it off stunningly!

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  57. I have a question, What is the name or Brand of the black eye liner that you use?

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