Friday, September 16, 2011

Grown-up Tones

Bonjour mes belles!!!

I'm super excited because I just passed a final proficiency exam and now there's nothing standing between me and my graduation!!! Woo-hooo!!! Secondly, I'm finally getting a much needed haircut later today and I'm already anticipating the lightheadedness. My tresses are desperate for a trim!!

My makeup this week has been very simple and quick, and since I'm still challenging myself to venture outside of my beloved Urban Decay palettes, it's forced me to try out new techniques and different color combos. Here's another easy ready-to-wear makeup look I wore yesterday to my exam... sorry for my jittery facial expression (^_^') this pic was taken before the exam.
Read more for pix, swatches & reviews :))

Bejeweled, isn't it?

EYES: If you know me, you know I love purple on the lids... In this simple purple eye look, I used a chunky glitter eyeliner pencil from Hello Kitty in "Grape Soda". I like this liner for its color (shimmery purple with large silver glitters) and intensity, but I don't love it for its staying power. This product definitely needs a primer underneath--regardless of your skin type, though if you have very oily lids, steer clear of this eyeliner and try something more smudge/waterproof. I'm using a Sephora liner in Silver Green on my waterlines and this product is great. The color is a subtle blackened teal that looks amazing in the waterline and really makes any eye color pop. Try this one if you have green or blue eyes :))
LIPS: As you've probably noticed, I've been obsessing over Revlon lipsticks and this post is no different. In these pix, I'm wearing Revlon super lustrous lipstick in Temptress--my favorite color yet!!! This grown-up pink lip shade is perfect for any occasion and can easily progress from daytime to evening. I love the creamy texture and velvety finish of this lipstick--it's pure perfection. I really enjoy the classiness it adds to a simple up-do and and funky earrings (below) and the nonchalant, understated sophistication to everyday messy hair and jewel-tone makeup (above). I even got a compliment from a random guy in school yesterday--he said my lipstick color "looked great against my skin tone"... hehe. I've never gotten that pick-up line before, so I'm guessing he really did like it :/ 
My mirrored danglers are from India--they cost less than a dollar :)

Try this demure pink lipstick if you're sick and tired of teenage bubble gum pinks :)) Do you have the Temptress in you? 


Maryam Maquillage


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  1. Temptress is gorgeous! I think I know what I need to get the next time I am at Target... ;-)

  2. Congratulations gorgeous!
    Your make up is pretty as always!
    And as always I'm lusting over the lipstick you're wearing... Must get it!!!

  3. i love the color and the name of that grape soda liner!! gorgeous!

  4. Congrats on passing the exam! Your makeup looks amazing as always! =D

    Little Petite

  5. Love the liner. I got a mini hello kitty liner from Sephora as a VIB and I can't remember if it was this colour or not. I hope so because I am so going to use it.
    Congrats on your last exam!

  6. YOu look gorgeous as always !


  7. Oooh I love that purple liner! I love purple on the eyes as well :D
    The entire look is beautiful~

  8. I love the pre-exam look you've created, the purple and teal look amazing on your eyes. And looks like I'm going to have to check out temptress the way you're raving on about it! xo

  9. Grape Soda is soooooo pretty! You look gorgeous as usual. :)

  10. yay! graduation!!!! grape soda looks great, this whole look is gorgeous and fun

    Vonnie of

  11. thanks lovely ladies :))) oxoxoxox
    @Alicia: YES, I got Grape Soda as a free gift also, so I'm sure that's the one you have :))

  12. Congrats on graduation!! Yipee!! Grape Soda is a stunning shade and looks so good on you!! Love your lips too!

  13. wow!!!! love the make up!!

  14. Lovely! Congrats. :D
    Also, love your earrings! <3

  15. Congrats for your exam! Love the hello kitty blue with glitters!!

  16. congratulations sweety! and i love the tones, their so beautiful x

  17. Lovely shades <3 You look fab honey!!!

  18. Yaaay Temptress looks great on you!! I really love that lipstick, I was wearing it last night!

  19. I love Temptress on you! The new Revlon lippies are fab

  20. Gorgeous look! I really love the earrings. Congratulations on passing your exam!!!

  21. Hi Maryam,
    I've been following you very recently and I love your creative looks. I just wanted to let you know that I found my pictures as well as many other bloggers on this person's facebook. I highly doubt that they were used with prior authorization since they never asked for mine. Your picture was there too. I don't know if that is something that would matter to you but I just wanted to let you know.


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