Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A Teal Ordeal

Bonjour mes belles :))

Hope your Tuesday is bright, beautiful and sunny! My post for today is all about the beauty of brightness featuring my favorite color of the moment: TEAL. Remember my Teal Appeal post? How about my more recent Arabian Nights makeup or Avatar inspired nail art post? Yeah, I'm definitely obsessing over the blue-green family and in order to get it out of my system, I must play it out till it's dry! So, in today's 3-in-1 makeup--nailart--style post, I'm showcasing several ways to accent your features using a pop of color, in this case TEAL... yup I said it again :)  Here's a preview:
 Read more for details, pix, and tips :)

1. Accent your bottom lashes with bright mascara
My Mascara: LA Splash Mascara in Sea Squirt (bottom lashes)

On my Eyes:

--Urban Decay e/s in Chopper (lid)
--Urban Decay e/s in Buck & Naked (crease)
--Urban Decay e/s in Sin (inner corner)
--Nars blush in Albatross (brow bone)
--Clinique brush-on cream liner in True Black
--L'Oréal Telescopic Mascara in Blackest Black

 To balance the look of bright lower lashes, I went heavy on the liner :)
To help my skin look dewy, I used Sin eyeshadow to highlight my "points of interest":
cheekbones, nose bridge, inner corner of the eye and cupid's bow
 On my Lips, I'm wearing:
  • MAC amplified creme lipstick in Warm Me Up
  • NYX lip liner in Natural
  • Urban Decay e/s in Sin (cupid's bow)

2. Add a fun pop of color to your nails &
accent one nail with a geometric design
For this nail art, I was particularly inspired by Ancient Egyptian artifacts such as the scarab, the eye of Horus, and the ankh. If Pharaohs could wear French manicure, this is how I imagine it looking :)

My nail polishes:
  • Soo Nails nail polish in #s23--Madison Ave (Teal)--pictured below
  • Sephora by OPI nail colour in Charge It (Gold)
There's no mystery to this easy nail design. Pick your pop color for a base and add the tips in your choice of metal. Use tape as a stencil for the accent nail if you're not comfortable painting it freehand.

3. Add a bright detail to a neutral outfit
My printed Indian scarf adds dimension and interest to any piece of clothing--even a winter parka! 
What is your POP color and how do you wear it?


Maryam Maquillage


Maryam Maquillage © 2012. www.maryammaquillage.com


  1. Really love your make up! In love with that mac lipstick color!You're so charming:)
    Hugs and kisses

  2. oh loving it, Maryam!!! ^_^
    Teal really brings out the best in your eye color! I will try teal! Gorgeous!

  3. So pretty!!! I love the colored mascara...i could never pull that off.

  4. I am loving the color on you!! You obviously can pull off bold colors !!! Im gonna try this color soon lol

  5. Beautiful!!!
    Have a nice day!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela

  6. you're always looking stunning!!! :) I love the nails!! I think you need to do mine the next time I make a trip down to new york ;)

    Hope you`re doing well <3

  7. Love love it!! Teal is such an awesome colour!

  8. Amazinggg mani!!! And gorgeous look, mami!!;)

  9. I seriously LOVE the nails! I will have to try something like that soon!

  10. Ahh, I love it ALL! Where did you get your scarf?
    I love to wear bright eyeliner on my upper lash line : ) Or bright nail polish.

  11. Beautiful look. I absolutely love your nails. The colours and the geometric design! x

  12. gorgeous!!!!!! You always look so unique and beautiful~ :3

  13. love love love your nails! you got a steady hand to do that lol

  14. Oh my goodness, your lower lashes look so cool! I want to try this! Not sure if it will look as nice as yours because my lower lashes are sparse haha.

  15. Wow I love this! I love the accent nail, and the teal mascara on the bottom lashes. It really makes your eyes pop.

  16. I enjoy your blog now following ;) - pearl

  17. oh how fun! i've never thought to just do the bottom lashes like that. my fotd was similar, but with liner :) totally cool!

  18. Wow. Wow. Wow. I love everything about this look. The nails. The makeup. That fabulous scarf. Thanks so much for sharing. I'm going to find some teal pieces to wear tomorrow, you've inspired me! :)

    Just followed you, I would love it if you could do the same:


    Angelica xoxo

  19. amazing. you make me want to wear teal! xoxo

  20. The teal is gorgeous on you! And your hair is perfection! I want your hair! :)

  21. I love your nail polish! I would have never thought to wear a different color mascara on the bottom lashes!! It looks gorgeous :)

  22. you look so beautiful, as always! I hope your well hun. I love how you use the teal mascara on your bottom lashes!;)

  23. I think I should try color mascaras. Your lashes look beautiful <3 And I am looking for a pink lippie by MAC. I would keep 'warm me up' in mind as it looks GORG on your lips :) Love your nail art too. You know what, you're best at everything! No kidding! :) xx

  24. Oh wow this is SUCH a beautiful look x

  25. amazing nail art!
    Love Lois xxx


  26. I love the idea of coloured mascara, I would have never thought to use it like that though! great nail art! you look beautiful as usual :)
    Grace xx

  27. I'M IN LOVE WITH YOUR FACE, soooo beautiful

  28. Ton make up est juste SUBLIME <3

  29. Oh those nails are GENIUS! that's absolutely my favorite color, although usually when it comes to jewelry, love it on nails as well :D I really want to try this, must find a good gold varnish!

  30. YAY TEAL! I love the coloured mascara! I have a bunch of it and usually only use it when I do something weird with my makeup. This is a really good idea for adding interest to a daytime look.

  31. i love your blog! i dont get to wear nail varnish at work but i have the luxury of 2 days off from tomorrow and you have just inspired me to go with a lovely teal and gold combo to brighten up my day now the cold winter is here! :)

  32. I'm always intimidated by coloured mascara, but you make it look so cute! ^__^

  33. I like it ;) xoxo



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