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


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