Friday, October 14, 2011

Bold & BLAIR-ing

"Good Morning Upper East Siders!"

You've guessed correctly, today's makeup post is once again Gossip Girl inspired. My second GG installment is dedicated to Blair Waldorf, portrayed by the lovely Leighton Meester. Blair is known for her prim and proper lady-like attire with a whimsical flair that is not one bit stiff or boring. No stale upper crust here, Blair's style is bold, beautiful and classic. Unlike Serena's beachy vibe, Blair goes for traditional, timeless makeup looks that work great with her brunette coloring and feminine features. I loved creating this look, because it is so different from what I normally wear, so without further delay, here's what I came up with:
I was relieved that at the very least, the actress and I have the same hair color. Other than that, we look pretty darn different, so don't fault for me for not delivering a carbon copy. Here are the stills that I was inspired by :))
Read more for descriptions, details, reviews, and more pix :))

In her clothing, Blair wears a lot of primary colors in luxurious fabrics like silks and chiffons; and the cuts of the clothes are always very different and special. Whether it's a Victorian neckline, an intricate pleat or delicate ruffles, Blair's pieces are picked out with great love and attention to the character. Here are some examples of Blair's style:
and the infamous headbands :))
yellow never mellow: Blair and Serena

On to the maquillage!

I'm channeling Blair's sly personality and her continuous trick-up-the-sleeve hehe... 
  • Laura Mercier mineral foundation primer 
  • Bare Minerals matte foundation in Golden Medium (not pictured)
  • Coastal Scents eyeshadow from the 28 neutral palette for contouring
  • Coastal Scents peach blush from the blush palette
  • NARS highlighter in Albatross


--UD Primer Potion
--Benefit Erase Paste in #3 (under eye concealer)
--CS e/s (28 neutral palette) 
--Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner pencil in Whiskey
--Carlo di Rossi undereye pencil (used in the waterline)
--L'Oréal Telescopic mascara in Blackest Black

TIP: To make your eyes rounder, draw the crease slightly above your natural crease and exaggerate the curve. Also, line underneath the eyes, concentrating most of the product in the center of the lower lash line.


--Wet n' Wild lipliner #665
--Revlon Super lustrous lipstick in Kiss Me Coral

TIPS & TRICKS: Bright lipstick can dramatically change the shape and size of your lips. I used a matching lipliner to curve up the corners of my mouth to look more like Leighton's. This is why Blair looks like she's always smiling... especially when she's scheming :)))

To contour the nose, choose a powder that is a few shades darker than your skin tone and a medium size fluffy brush. Start from under the brow and draw a soft line down the side of your nose all the way to the tip. From there, draw a thin line along the side of your nostril. The shape should look like a "V" or a downward facing arrow. Blend out the lines with your finishing powder and repeat on the other side of the nose. For this look, I also contoured the sides of my face to slim my massive cheeks and jawline haha..
As much as I love Blair's flair (and flare), I cannot stick to her style 100%. I think it works well for the character because she is very dainty, slim and girly. Although, I am very petite (5 ft 2 in), I'm not super slim like Blair, so clothes like this make me look very womanly (matronly, if you will) and sometimes frumpy. I used to dress like this back in high school and people always thought I was in my twenties, so I would definitely not want to look like I'm in my thirties now... no offense to anyone who's 30, but I'm not there yet and I like looking my age :)) Having said that, I enjoy the prim and proper, but with a bit of an edge :))
My take on Blair and her Victorian necklines :)))


Maryam Maquillage


Maryam Maquillage © 2012.


  1. Again beautifully done :) your lips are so pretty and your teath enhance their beauty more very lovely color of lipstick

  2. looove the eye lashes and the last picture dope!! :)

    monzie euqinom7 (not signed in)

  3. Nailed it again! Gorgeous make-up. Blair's in hot water this season isn't she? I think she lied to Chuck about the paternity of the baby

  4. I've got blue nails 2 at the moment. ;D

  5. this look is done beautifully, the make up is gorgeous. And i just love gossip girl! lovely blog :)

  6. I love how somehow you managed to look like both Serena and Blair yet they don't look anything alike . Masha you make a heck of a good camelion lol Great job!

  7. ah! you did such a great job! : )

  8. wow, the lips and mascara are perfect! love it!

  9. You look just perfect in every look, HOW do you do that?!
    thanks for the great tips

  10. That yellow top is so cute! You look really stunning here! :)

  11. i neeeeeed her patterned hose! love your lashes

  12. Yaaayyy Thanks everyone!!!
    @Jeneille: I thought the same thing!!
    @Drama: aww thanks, but this is probably bc I take about 1000 pix and only choose 4-5 good ones and delete the rest haha...

  13. Lovely! I love Blair's style, she has such a classy wardrobe.

  14. Gorgeous!! Absolutely in love with the lip colour! xxx

  15. The lip color looks extremely delish on you. Love the pairing of simple eyes and bright lips. Sassy!

  16. I love how you used the lipliner to curve up the corner of your lips, I never would've thought to do that! The lip colour is great on you and you just look beautiful! I need to rewatch Gossip Girl from the start, I lost track a few years ago but I always did love Blair.

  17. I love the look! The lip color suits you beautifully <3

  18. You look gorgeous, great tips! I love the way you shaped your lips, it makes it look a bit more Blair!
    Grace xx

  19. I like Blair even more then Serena, so I love this make up especially the colour of the lipstick!

  20. Great photos! I love your lashes!! :) beautiful makeup look!
    Following you! Want to check out my blog?

  21. You did such a great job at re-creating her look! Beautiful!

  22. awe awe awe, you have such a beautiful and long natural eyelashes! u're sooo lucky <33

  23. i swear you look gorgeous in any color.. i have an orange lipstick but there is soo mch shimmer in it its just unflattering on me :( i really love this one though!

  24. ok Im buying this Revlon hahah!! I love the color on you. So pretty!!

  25. Amazing blog!!!!

    Follow mine here

    xxx LB

  26. Freaking gorgeous! Yellow looks so great on you especially with the lip color <3

  27. I am so proud right now! THOSE LIPS! I love!!

  28. lovely look great!

  29. first off, thanks for your comment ^_^

    i love the inspiration fo ryour makeup! blair is still my favorite and she's always impeccably dressed<3

  30. WOW, you are gorgeous! that make up is so great too, thanks for sharing we will try it out too :)

    Kisses P&C xxx

  31. simply beautiful!really cute blog ;)

  32. I agree, why look older than you are? I once wore something that I wasn't sure if it was too "old" for me or not, and someone thought I was 30. As you said, no offense to those who are 30, but I'll look 30 when I'm 30, thank you very much!!! I don't wear that outfit anymore. Yellow is a great colour on you, and I love what you've done with your lips!

  33. This make up is fantastic!!!
    expecially the lipstick effect!! =)


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