Monday, August 22, 2011

Turn Up the Neutrals

Salut mes amis :))

Happy Monday to meee cuz I'm finally freee (from school)... This week, I'm planning on blogging more often--I have maaad time and I'm gonna take this week to enjoy it!! Believe it or not, blabbing about beauty relaxes me and puts me in the best of spirits :)) Here's an amped up neutral makeup look I wore this weekend to my bestie's bbq--hope you likey :))
Read more for pix, details, close-ups, etc.

For the EYES, I used mostly Urban Decay shadows from various palettes (I'm addicted to UD)
On my CHEEKS, I'm wearing a purplish-pinkish blush from a Coastal Scents blush palette. I like to apply the color to the backs of my cheekbones, closer to the hair line, especially when I have a lot going on with my eyes and lips. I don't wear blush on an everyday basis, only when I know I'll be taking pictures.

On my LIPS, I'm wearing Revlon lipstick in Wink for Pink (creme formula). I looove this lipstick, it's very creamy, shiny and pigmented; plus, it really does a great job of freshening up any makeup look.
This makeup is my transitional day to night look. The shimmery / glittery Maui Wowie eyeshadow glistens in the sunlight and adds just enough sparkle to take it from day to evening. This eyeshadow photographs really well, so it's also perfect for a party :))
I finished off my look with a simple braid and big hoop earrings. I only wear hoops when my hair is up and away from my face, to add a little "trashiness" to a rather simple, classic hair style. To me, braids always make me look a little too innocent, so I always try to counter-balance that ;)

Q: What's your favorite feature to play up?


Maryam Maquillage


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  1. Ohhh~ that's sooo beautiful, especially the lipstick and the golden color on the eyes! Looks so fantastic on you ♥

  2. I love Maui Wowie even though the fallout can be insane. You look gorgeous in a braid, and I love the neutral look!

  3. you look pretty! i love the lips..

    hoping you'll follow back

  4. hey beautiful.... how are you good i hope ur still flawless my dear! the best make up blog around! mwah

  5. Beautifuuuul Maryam! I love the hair and lips!! Flawless and stylish as usual! Mwah!

  6. gorgeous as always! you got the prettiest tan!

  7. I love the winged liner! :) Super pretty look!

  8. i love that lip color on you and you have the prettiest skin tone. i always like to play up my eyes and since 99% of lipstick colors don't look good on me I always stick to clear or slightly pinkish-nude lip gloss.


  9. I can see that you are addicted to the UD palette, as the text from the palette is rubbing off haha! aww loving the neutral eyes as always :)

  10. I like the lip color... Pretty

  11. Tres nice! :)

    You have the most amazing cheek bones BTW - stunning!
    Beauty Chemist

  12. You look gorgeous babe, love the "trashiness" of the hoop earrings! LOL


  13. you look so fresh faced and pretty :) i'm totally about to polish my nails a shade like that, inspired!

    Vonnie of

  14. Sooo jealous of that tan! looking stunning as ever, and you are rocking them hoop earrings giiiiirl! very J-Lo, love them! xx

  15. thank you my lovelies!!!

    @Vikki-Gabrielle, Donna, Lauren Rose & MaviDeniz: I tan super quick, but this is me "sunkissed"... NY hasn't seen much sunshine these days... rain, rain, go away!!! I need to work on my taaaan lol

  16. Gurl, not even a school girl braid can make you look innocent with those Angelina lips you've got. You ain't foolin me. This is tres Jolie though! (Ahhh, see with I did there! Awful punnery, I apologize sincerely.)

  17. <33333 it~
    I need the UD Naked palette! Maybe after completing a Project 10 pan ^_^

  18. I've been wanting to try this palette. I'm so glad you reviewed it today!

  19. You look so fresh and youthful babe~

    I need to get myself that Revlon lippie - Your lips are so perfect!!

  20. prettttty!! as always :) your wing liner is perfect! &&&& I love the lip colour :D

  21. pretty pretty DARLING doll:)

    Label me ADDICT ♥

  22. Hahaha, I always do the innocent hair/devilish earrings kind of thing myself! :)
    You look very very pretty my dear, once again.

  23. I really love that lipstick! The creamy texture is just gorgeous.


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