Friday, November 4, 2011

The Modern Gothika

Salut mes amis :)

Happy Friday! In today's post, I'm showing off a slightly different side of me--a darker, vampier, more gothic style and makeup look to match. Fact: my makeup love and addiction started with gothic dressing and hairstyles when I was about 13... I was all about embracing the darkness, so going back to my Buffy days is very reminiscent and nostalgic. The maquillage I'm showcasing today is nowhere near as fancy and intricate as I used to wear in my teenage years, but it still has that dark appeal and essence. As you know, my makeup looks are often inspired by "such and such," but I always try to keep them as modern and wearable as possible (unless otherwise stated :) Here's my makeup look of the day: The Modern Gothika--perfect for anyone who likes to tip toe on the Dark Side mwa-ha-ha :))) 
Read more for pix & details :)

I created this look as a counterpart to my vampy, Halloween inspired, gradient nails. With Black Blood on my fingertips, I just couldn't bring myself to wear anything sweet and romantic :)) P. S. my ring belonged to my grandmother and her grandmother, so it's a true antique that is perfect for a period piece ensemble :) 

Creating this look was super easy, and I mean really easy. 

--I used two cream shadows from Buxom, applied them with my ring finger and set them with matching shimmery powder eye shadows.

--Next, I lined my top lash line and extended the inner wing towards my nose. 

--I applied two coats of mascara to my top and bottom lashes, lined my waterlines with a nude liner and finished off the look with purple lip gloss. Voila!

Products Used (EYES):
  • Buxom stay-there eyeshadow in Pug (silver) --applied on the lid
  • Buxom stay-there eyeshadow in Schnauzer (purple)--applied on the crease and brow bone
  • Urban Decay e/s in Hustle--used to set Schnauzer
  • Rimmel e/s in Silver from the Smokey Noir quad--used to set Pug
  • Urban Decay e/s in Virgin--used in the inner corner
  • Clinique brush-on cream liner in True Black
  • Carlo di Rossi nude eyeliner (waterline)
  • Yanqina 2-in-1 mascara

Products Used (LIPS):
  • Revlon super lustrous lipstick in Berry Haute
  • Tarina Tarantino Sparklicity gloss in Paiette
Dark but never dreary :)
Stay true to your Gothika look with velvet and lace :)

Maryam Maquillage


Maryam Maquillage © 2012.


  1. You look stunning as always. Love it!

  2. I love the eyeliner! I love styling mine differently with wings in such but never thought to do the corner of the eye like that! I love it. :D

  3. loving this look doll!! I really like your hair color your making me wanna dye mine brown :x lol

  4. i need to start doing inner corner liner like that, always pretty :) get it miss vamp

  5. I love your nails!! Your makeup is gorgeous as usual ;)

  6. Your eyes look amazing! There's just something about the darker more gothic inspired looks that I love!

  7. ooh love that liner with your eyes!

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  9. Wow. I love your eyeliner. So neat, precise and glamorous.

  10. Love this look!and i love yourr eyeliner :)

  11. wow this looks awesome..i love this dark and sexy look :)

  12. Do I even had to say it? LOVE this <333 Very sultry, gothic, but definitely wearable. I would never have guessed that you were very gothic back in the day. Maybe you should do a little more nostalgic looks ;) Would love to see that!
    Have a great weekend sexy woman~

  13. You pull this off so well! Very pretty! :-D As always, love your ring! You always have the best jewelry!

  14. You have the best damn bone structure!! I love Buffy! wish I was a teen when it came out!

  15. wow i wish i knew how to do that, those cat eyes are stunning! you are an artist! loved your blog, im following you, i'd be glad if you followed me back :)

  16. Thank you girls!!!
    @Nancy: I totally had you in mind w this look!
    @Georgy: well, maybe I exaggerated, I wasn't yet a teenager when I was into Buffy :))

  17. I love everything about this!! Dark and beautiful : ) I never got into Buffy or Charmed, I loved CSI and The X Files LOL

  18. you look so beautiful! And i really like your shirt as well haha. Seems like you always have cute clothes in all your pictures!

  19. Oh me! you are so GORGEOUS! Everything's just perfect! Love your lippie shade too <3

  20. love the way you put the eyeliner! :D

  21. Great post! I love wearable, daytime goth-inspired looks! It's nice to be able to express your dark side a little bit but still look mature and sophisticated.

  22. Eyeliner looks amazing!!


  23. I love the purple hues you look amazing :))

  24. This looks lovely.. your so talented.. X

  25. I love how you brought the liner down on the inner corner, and PLEASE give me your cheekbones! :)


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