Sunday, January 6, 2013

Cool Makeup Tips for a "Winter Princess"


Bonjour mes belles! To celebrate winter-time, I created this sparkling, enchanting "Winter Princess" makeup look to wear to any outing or special occasion of the season. I was inspired by the many wintry wonders in nature: delicate snowflakes, ornate icicles, cool blue sky and glistening snow. Although it hasn't yet snowed in NY, (nor am I anticipating it) -- one of my New Year's resolutions is to strive to embrace the things I am not comfortable with and to find beauty in the unlikely. Today, I'm translating this notion to makeup and painting my least favorite season as a beautiful one. In doing so, I'm also showcasing how to wear cool makeup tones, even if your skin tone is warm. I'm using a few eyeshadows from the Naked 2 palette, as well as a couple of colorful shades and products from some of my favorite brands.



Read more for details, tips & pix!!



Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette: neutral cool tones
 
Makeup Geek eye shadows in Stealth & Unicorn; gel liner in Twinkle
 
Products Used (EYES):


Products Used (EYEBROWS):





COOL TIPS 4 WEARING COOL TONES: EYES
It is often said that cool eyeshadows are better suited for those with a cool skin tone. While this statement may hold some value, I tend to believe that makeup art has no rules, and anyone can wear anything they like, as long as they wear it with confidence. Having said that, here are a few of my personal tips to wearing cool eyeshadow colors against a warm skin tone:
  • Use varying finishes, for example: shimmery for the lids, metallic for the liner and matte for the crease. This not only makes your look more interesting, but it makes cool tones more wearable.
  • Create contrast by adding a slightly warmer shadow to the mix. In this case, I added the blue-purple Unicorn eye shadow to the crease.
  • Warm up your brows: I'm using a brown pencil to warm up and lighten my brows. Together with my brown eyes, this trick helps create a color balance between the warm and the cool.



COOL TIPS FOR COOL SKIN
My skin tone is very warm and has a lot of yellow base, followed by red and green. To neutralize my skin for cool color eye shadows, I always choose an iridescent highlighter that contains more blue than my everyday highlighter.

I'm wearing:
  • Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream #27 -- Get yours today at 30% OFF
  • Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Makeup Color Base in Lavender Pink -- This product was designed to combat sallowness and dullness. The lavender is used to counteract a yellow cast, while the pink is used to add a healthy tint; when combined, the two colors make a great base to cool off a warm yellow skin tone and prep it for makeup. I'm wearing this base on the high points of my face as my highlighter underneath my makeup.



 COOL TIPS FOR COOL LIPS
When wearing cool eye shadows, I also like to pair them with a cool gloss. My tip is to avoid a "pop" of color and instead go for a wash or a subtle hint of cool. Too Faced Glamour Glosses are my favorite for this purpose. 

I'm wearing:


OTHER COOL TIPS
Cool makeup calls for silver toned jewelry and accessories. I'm wearing:
  • Silver Chandelier earrings from India (similar Petra Earrings from Stella & Dot)
  • easiTinsel by easihair in Holographic Silver -- this silver tinsel clip-in color extension is the perfect addition to any hairstyle and adds a cool touch of bling to your hair. Trim the tinsel to the length of your hair and wear it down-n-wild -- rockstar style or braid it into your princess braid for a sweet, romantic feel.
 

bisous,


Maryam Maquillage




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Maryam Maquillage © 2013. www.maryammaquillage.com

43 comments:

  1. beautiful look Maryam. Though from you it's expected. I have naturally cool skintone (MAC NW25, Chanel BR20) but like to wear warm tones as well. I think as long as one balances the undertones, all shades are possible on everyone :)

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  2. Simply stunning and very detailed, fantastic!

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  3. OMg!!! i will die one day by seeing your fine work.. i wish i could learn from you :)

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  4. wow magnifique , love this makeup you look gorgeous

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  5. > Wow you look like a beautiful princess inierno, this makeup is beautiful really inspire me and help me improve. Thank you very much for sharing this beautiful makeup with your readers.

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  6. any look you do is beautiful!!

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  7. OMG, Maryam, you look...goregeous, I'm speechless...

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  8. This is so beautiful Maryam! Every time you blow my mind away, you're so talented. I truly admire you darling ♥ xx

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  9. Wow amazing work, gorgeous.
    xoxo

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  10. Gorgeous makeup, I wish I could do mine as good as you do.

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  11. This is so gorgeous! I love the shape! x

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  12. I love this, beautiful cut crease xx

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  13. gorgeous you look like an ice princess!

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  14. Apart from praising your makeup skills, I envy your luscious lips <3

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  15. LOVE the lips, what a gorgeous look!<33

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  16. This is absolutely GORGEOUS! The colors look stunning agazint your skin!
    x
    -Imani Love

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  17. I love your eye make-up, you look gorgeous :)!! I wish I could do my make-up like this! :)
    LaceyLoves x

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  18. Wow, your skin looks flawless. I think the Ko gen do base will really work for me! :)

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  19. I just found out about your blog because of beautylish.
    Your talent is amazing! This look is so pretty.

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  20. i love your face!!! lol its so bright and pretty and everything looks so good on you

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  21. Stunning as usual! Love everything about this look, but in particular I love how your shape the inner corner of the eyes. That is a tricky spot to do eyeshadow, but you execute it perfectly!

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  22. Everything about this is gorgeous, simply stunning. Give me some of that talent! lol

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  23. Wow! That look is wonderful, amazing...!!!!
    Happy New Year!

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  24. You're stunning and you always make a magic with colours!!
    When I saw your first picture I thought you were wearing a sparkly, thin ribbon!!!!
    Have an amazing new year (I'm sorry I write this so late but I had no connection. It was like being cut off. I missed the blogging world so much).
    kisses

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  25. Oh my you are such a beauty. I am in love with your makeup. Definitely princess-y! ♥

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  26. I just found your blog and now i'm obsessed. I'm reading back so many posts you did. Your blog is awesome!

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  27. Even though you say this is a winter look, it reminds me more of spring! I always love cool purple tones for spring.

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  28. I love your work!!! How are you taking your photos? And editing ? Plz help I have a brand new pro camara what do you recommend I do? Help help!!! Xoxo

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  29. wow this is such a gorgeous eye look!!

    xxx

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  30. Cool makeup tips for winter princcess is shown here. Read all about it

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  32. OMG .. such a flawless makeup.i sooo love your eyes,they are simply wow:)

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  33. The contrasting icey yellow on the purple compliment each other beautifully! Love it so much. And the shape of the crease and the inner corner are both amazing. God, I need to buy the Naked 2 palette!

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