Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Princess in PINK

Hey hey beauty lovers :))

As promised, today's post is a personal photo update, a makeup look and a tutorial in one--so get ready, it's gonna be a long read. The maquillage I'm featuring is a "pink-and-princess-themed" makeup look I wore to a kiddie party to represent a princess, though not a specific one. Last weekend was my 4-year-old brother and sister's bday and we threw them a small "royal bash" to celebrate the occasion. They love anything and everything related to princes, princesses, kings and queens (my bro is more into knights and sorcerers), so all the guests had to dress appropriately. Sadly, both of them caught a bad cold and the party had to be postponed to a later date, but the parents decided not to waste the decorations and still hold a small family affair just to make the kiddies feel extra special. Being a crazy older sister, I had a gown planned and all, however, after hearing the bad news, I set my princess attire aside and settled for a tiara (borrowed from my sis) and lots of PINK all over. Here's my everyday princess makeup look worn to my brother and sister's 4th bday bash.
Read more for pix, details, descriptions, makeup how-to, swatches, personal snippets and more!!

The Maquillage: Frosty cool pink on the eyes, glossy warm pink on the lips & rosy pink blush on the cheeks. I typically don't like to wear one color all over, but in this case, I went for it since it was a kiddie party after all. In an effort not to look too TOO costume-y, I made sure that the shades of my makeup and accessories were slightly different from one another. Looking at the pix now, I could see myself wearing this eye makeup to a grown-up party, but I would pair it with a nude or clear glossy lip and zero pink in my clothing to make it more sophisticated and wearable :)

For my EYES, I used: 

On my LIPS, I used:

Tips on PIGMENTS:  
  • Fixing sprays like MAC Fix + spray or simple H2O help a great deal in the application process when sprayed directly on the brush.
  • Have a tissue handy and place it under your eye when applying the pigments to catch the fallout.
  • Use a good sticky base like a NYX jumbo eye pencil over your primer and under the pigment. Pigments need something to adhere to :)
  • Use tape to remove any fallout from your under-eye area. 

Finally, if you're interested in recreating this makeup look, here's how you do it :))
Maryam's MAQUILLAGE how-to: 
  1. Apply your primer and a sticky base. I used NYX white base because it's a primer and a sticky base in one.
  2. Using a flat, stiff eyeshadow brush and patting motions, apply the bright pink shadow all over your lid and slightly above the crease.
  3. Using the same brush and technique, apply the second pink shadow to the edge of the first pink. Blend the two colors together to create dimension.
  4. Apply the shimmery metallic shadow over the center of the lid and to the inner corner.
  5. Line the top lash line and wing out the liner. Line the outer third of the lower lash line and smear the line with your pinky for a bit of smokiness.
  6. Add half lashes / lash accents and mascara to your natural lashes.

Pink on Pink on Pink overKILL ME NOW (but kids like it :)

My sis Hani about to blow out her candles. This pic was kinda blurry and needed to be posterized. 

My bro Rashid feeding me his bday cake. When he shares, he scores BIG with his Maryam-apai :))


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  1. Aw they are too cute! And pink really suits you! definatley pretty in pink! xxx

  2. so cute, i love your make up!

  3. ooooh you have a baby sister & brother??? that is so amazing!!! i wish i had babies in the family too, i adore them!!
    it was so sweet of you to dress up for them! i bet the look would be just as appreciated at an adult birthday party, you look hot, hahah :)

  4. How cute! I hope your little brother and sister had a fun birthday and that they get well soon. I never thought so much pink could look good on a person, but you achieved it, m'dear. ;) Loving the tiara! :D

  5. I'm sorry, I can't help myself but ... BAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW. This is so cute, from the makeup to the tiara to the party pics, just everything. Wish I could have seen the gown though, that sounds so fun!

    My boyfriend has significantly younger siblings too, it's such a trip hanging out with them. You're probably the best big sister ever. Love it!

    And if it were up to me, every day would be princess day!

  6. Awww your lil sis is sooo cute! Love the pink makeup :) --pink is the best!

  7. This is sooo cute :D
    I love the entire look, but the eyes are just sooo pretty! <3

  8. you look like the good pink fairy, down from the clouds to make her party better :D loooove the bracelet

    Vonnie of Socialitedreams.com

  9. what a hot princess! i love it! :)

  10. lovely pictures and pink looks great on you :)

  11. Aww thanks hun :D I will try that out~
    Also, the look I did today, I did like in 1 minute~ I will do an entire post on it :D

  12. thanks ladies, I really appreciate all your kinds words!!! oxoxo's to all of you :)))

  13. Maryam, thank you so much for your sweet sweet comments on my blog, especially the last post. I honestly appreciate it!

  14. You look so pretty in pink!!! LOVE the pics!!!

    XOXO, CC



  15. I love your makeup and that last pic is soooo cute! =)

  16. Pinky gorgeous!! I love it!! it is a very cute party!!!

  17. Aww your bro and you look so cute.. Love the look ! you're preeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetttttttttttttty ! :)

  18. OMG you are just stunning. Just drop dead gorgeous! PLEASE PLEASE join a modelling agency!

  19. Aaaw what a beautiful (pink) princess you are!! Love the look and your bro'sis are so cute!

  20. i love the pink look
    gorgeous and flirty

  21. love all the different shades of pink, beautiful!

  22. Aw your siblings are soo adorable! he fed you some cake! and you look gorgeous in pink. Im scared of pink eye shadow, it makes me look weird. :s

  23. Yeah you deff should! Prestige I feel is a dying company since it isn't found in all stores though :/

  24. You look beautiful! You definately know how to make pink look mature and not so childish :) I find that pink is a sort of a hard color to work with, but you look stunning! And you are such a nice big sissy :)

  25. You looks so adorable! You can definitely pull off pink so nicely babe~

    I want some of that cake too~ hehe~ =P

  26. You look so hot and gorgeous!!!! :) you could be a living barbie sweets <3 <3

  27. aww your little siblings sound so cute! pink suits you so well, love this. thanks for your sweet comment! :) xx


  28. You look so pretty!! Love the frosty cool pink on the eyes! So gorgeous!<3

  29. Your siblings are just adorable!! I adore the pink eyeshadow look, the Fuschia pigment is awesome with your skintone!! I have that pigment as well but it doesn't really pop on me like it does on you! I think you should do pink makeup more often, the colour really suits you!

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