Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Ball-Droppin' New Years Makeup!

Salut mes amis!!

If you can't tell by my "clever" post title, today's look is another makeup idea for New Years 2012 :)) In this post, I'm presenting a sleek cat eye cut-crease look that may seem tricky at first glance, but it's actually quite easy to recreate! This eye makeup appealed to me particularly because it looks as though it took a lot of time and effort, when in fact, it took no longer than your average smokey eye! I'm adding another easy step-by-step tutorial so that anyone can follow along and duplicate this one. So, check out this look if you're ready to stand out of the crowd when that ball drops!! Are you ready for New Years or what??!!!
 Read more for products, tips, how-to & pix :)

This idea was taken from the makeup worn by Nicole Scherzinger on the X Factor, and customized to my liking. I did a cat eye (sharper angle of the outer wing) instead of Nicole's "Cleopatra" eye, added more sparkle and a more defined cut crease to better fit my features. Images are borrowed from hotcelebshome, collage is all my own.
Products used for this look:

  • NYX base in White
  • NYX eye liner in Taupe (to "cut" the crease)
  • Urban Decay eyeshadow in Naked (to smudge out the cut-crease)
  • Urban Decay eyeshadow in Buck (to define the cut-crease)
  • Urban Decay eyeshadow in Sidecar (center lid)
  • Sephora eyeshadow in Aspen Summit (to define the lid)
  • Urban Decay eyeshadow in Polyester Bride (inner corner)
  • Clinique brush on cream liner in True Black
  • Urban Decay 24/7 glide-on pencil in Zero (waterline)
  • NYX glitter liner in Disco Queen (inner portion of lower lash line)
  • NYX glitter liner in Crystal (inner corner)
  • Darkness false lashes in K-ma 6
  • L'Oréal Telescopic mascara in Blackest Black


  • NYX lip liner in Natural
  • NYX Mega Shine lip gloss in Smokey Look

To create this EYE look, start by priming your lids with a white sticky base:
  1. Using a Taupe eyeliner pencil, gently draw an oval shape a few mm above your natural crease. This cut-crease style works great on semi-Asian eyes like mine and Nicole's.
  2. With a stiff flat brush and a bit of neutral eyeshadow (UD-Naked), smudge out the drawn line upward towards your brow.
  3. Add a slightly darker shadow (UD-Buck) directly to the drawn pencil line to define it a bit more.
  4. Optional Step: Take a White eyeliner pencil and draw a line directly underneath the Taupe line and smudge it down. If you're using a white base, this step isn't necessary.
  5. Apply a shimmery neutral shadow (UD-Sidecar) onto your lid, staying under the drawn crease.
  6. Define the lid some more using a shimmery white eyeshadow (Sephora-Aspen Summit) on a stiff angled brush, applying it to the white border underneath the Taupe pencil line.
  7. Add a sparkly white shadow (UD-Polyester Bride) to the inner corners.
  8. Line the top and bottom lash lines with a black gel or cream liner (Clinique), connecting the two lines and extending the outer wing in a cat-eye (raised angle) or Cleopatra style (straight).
  9. Rim the top and bottom waterlines with a black waterproof eyeliner (UD-24/7-Zero).
  10. Apply your falsies and add your mascara and glitter liner.
The finished look & Photo-op: )
Pointy eyelashes give the eyes that extra oomph :))
2-0-1-2 (image from walkthetowpath)
Come party with me!!!
Who's ready for it & what r ur NYears plans??


Maryam Maquillage


Maryam Maquillage © 2012.


  1. wowww rocking your have really pretty hair and love the way you are wearing your eye liner

  2. WOW, you did amazing! Love the whole look, so elegant :) xx

  3. Amazing look! I love the sparkle!! it does makes your eyes extra sparkle and ready for party!!

  4. you make up looks even better than Nicole's one ;)

  5. wow that was really simple to do I might just try it while im in japan this look is stunning I love the hair pulled back and the bangs soo pretty gives it a tough edgy yet sexy all together look btw loving the sequin scarf thingy soo pretty

    gorgeous honey Have a wonderful New years



  6. I love how the cut crease isnt too much of a contrast of colors, which would make me feel more comfortable to wear. Your hair looks good with it too. As always, looking gorgeous !

  7. LOVEEE the look u are gorchess!!!!! now following u!

  8. OMG, the title of this post, LOL! If I had balls they would definitely have dropped at the sight of this. I was also amazed at how spot on your recreation was!!! Oh snap. Scherzinger who?

  9. The cat eyes, the hair everything is on point. Seriously, you can never fail.
    I'm not big on Christmas, but i lovee New Years. Especially in NY, so much energy.

  10. amazing Blog. like it. xoxo

    follow you. (:

  11. I'll try this! So pretty for NYE!

  12. You and your makeup look are gorgeous as always <3 Have a happy new year!!!

  13. I absolutely love this look! I really like how it isn't all glittery like most of the NYE looks are!

  14. you did a great recreation, =D similar hair as well.

  15. This is gorgeous! It's simple but sexy, I bet it would look so hot with a red lip. Awesome job recreating the look too :)


  16. super cute look!

  17. Bee-yoo-ti-ful!! Every time I think I've found a favorite by you, you surprise me again! Can a red lip work with this?

  18. i just LOVE the, i need to be a lot heavier with mine, since it's such a great look

  19. Hi there,

    Just wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for the Cute Blog Award. You can check it out here : )

  20. Gorgeous look! I love it! Definitely going to try it!

    Miss L

  21. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! This is one of your best posts! Beautiful look and perfect for NYE!

  22. Wow! you have really beautifull brown eyes :)

  23. I love this! It is gorgeous! I am tempted to steal this idea for NYE. You are so beautiful as always.

  24. El maquillaje perfecto,
    bonito espacio si te gusta la poesía
    te invito al mio,
    deseo pases unas felices fiestas y para
    el nuevo año que llega se cumplan tus ilusiones,
    ¡feliz año 2012!.
    un abrazo.

  25. Wooow, I love your cat-eye look! It looks great :)

    Follow each other?
    Loves from Germany

  26. So dramatic! You did an awesome job copying that look! :D

  27. thank you so much everyone!!!

    @MissEllis: I would be honored if you did this look for NYE :)))
    @Giselle: thanks love!!
    @Jeneille: YES!! I was gonna do it with a red lip, but couldn't find the shade I was planning on wearing it with, so I just went w nude :)

  28. how is it you manage to look like every fabulous celeb there is lol chamelion .Love the look. I have always wanted to be able to do my liner so perfectly with no success.

  29. Wow! You are the most beautiful Turkic woman in the world! I wish you and your family a Happy New Year! If you want to see Antalya's Miss Santa Girls, visit my blog.. Thanx..

  30. oh you're beautiful just like nicole!!! i will try this for sure!!!! i'm also curious how you make your hair.. its so pretty :)
    happy happy new year my dear and wish you all the best for this coming year!!!
    xoxo, Haus of Gala

  31. I love this look on you! Your eyes were made to rock the cat eye!

  32. That cat eye is EVERYTHING! I also peeped your blog and I love that you highlight creative and cute nails...I recently started doing my own nails. You have a new follower, chickadee! =o)


  33. Gaaaahhhh, I love, love it!!! It's perfect.

  34. your so talented I'd really like to try this look.. but I dont think it would come out great if I tried lol.. x

  35. Love the name of this look, it made me LOL. And it's beautiful too, I'll have to try it out some time! I usually avoid cut creases like the plague because I'm rubbish at them and have uneven eyes, but I think I could actually manage to do this one. Not sure if I could master the liner though, you're just too skilled. ;]

  36. You've done an awesome job of re-creating this look! I really love this neutral-cut crease idea, usually I would go for something dark. The neutral colours really make the cat-eye liner and the bit of glitter stand out which makes them the focus of the look. Hope you had an awesome New Year's Eve!

  37. i love this look i have tried doing this before but it did not work out at all i looked like i got double sucker punched.haha im definetly following your blog you have great makeup:) please follow mine if you like im new to this site

  38. oh and btw i ABSOLUTELY love that scarf your wearing or w.e it is its gorgeous and the earings too where did you buy them at?

  39. Beautiful! I am digging the bold liner~ It looks super amazing on you!

  40. I just love your looks.Beautiful makeup.Eyelashes simply amazing and your final looks Gorgeous & stunning.Love your Blog share more.

  41. I love this!


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