Monday, October 3, 2011

Every Rose Has Its Thorn

Salut mes amis,

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and feel rejuvenated and ready to tackle the new week!! My Monday has been hectic so far, but I'm handling it with a smile on my face, as always. My maquillage du jour is a bit different from my usual makeup looks, but I wanted to kick off the month of October on a slightly different note. Truth be told, I hardly ever wear green eyeshadow... I feel that it brings out the green tint in my skin and makes me look slightly sickly. Today, I wanted to confront my fear of the green by offsetting the eyeshadow with a bright pink lipstick and forcing the look to work for me. I was going for grungy rocker, just slightly more chic and polished... cuz it's true what they say: Every Rose Has Its Thorn :)))
Read more for pix & deets :)))

For my EYES, I used:
  • Maybelline Experwear Eyeshadow quad in Emerald Isle
  • Clinique cream liner in True Black
  • Laura Mercier kohl eye pencil in Black Gold (waterline and lower lash line)
  • Yanqina 2 in 1 mascara. Read review here :)
  • MAC blush in Gingerly (to blend out the harsh lines and add warmth to the eye)--also worn as a blush
On my LIPS, I'm wearing: MAC longwear lipcreme in Love Forever. Swatch and review here :)

If you like my Missoni striped nails, check them out here :)

Shimmery green eyeshadows can be very tricky, especially for non-green eyes. As always, the best beauty tip is to try out the color and see what works for you... In general, olives and emeralds are the most wearable greens, while lime and salad greens tend to brighten the eyes the most. To neutralize any shadow, especially green eyeshadow, line your waterlines with a liner that matches your eye color. In my case, I'm wearing a golden brown liner to make my brownies pop against the green.

I've always loved pinks and greens paired together in nature...
roses and thorns work on the face as well :)))
Q: What's your favorite green?

Q: How do you pair your green eyeshadow?

Q: What color are you most afraid of?


Maryam Maquillage


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