Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Ghost of Xmas

Salut mes amis :))

Are you in the holiday spirit just yet? Is your house dressed up in lights, trees, candles and wintry decorations? Are you ready to sip on that eggnog & sing Christmas carols or will you be lighting your minora candles & spinning that dreidel for Hanukkah? As promised, my next few makeup looks for the month will be inspired by the upcoming holidays, and today's look is once again Christmas spirited. Honestly speaking, I'm not really an X-mas person, but since my blog space is all about positivity and good vibes, I'm embracing the holiday season and dropping my "Bah Humbug" attitude. Well, maybe not completely... after all, my look for today is entitled the Ghost of Christmas for a reason. Santa knows I'm sometimes naughty :)))
 Perfect for an office party... NOT! Read more :)


That tricky GREEN eyeshadow: as a person of Asian descent, I'm not big into how green eye shadows look against my skin color. Like most Asian skin tones, my skin complexion has a yellow undertone that appears green and sickly whenever I wear green makeup. This effect may not show up in pictures, but trust me when I say it's true in real life! This probably goes without saying, but I turn into a major Scrooge when it comes to pairing green eye shadows with red lipstick. Having said this, I'm a big believer in making things work--especially when it comes to makeup challenges--so I dare to wear Green for Xmas, just for you guys ;) In this case, I'm pairing my green look with bright fuchsia lipstick to offset the "sickly" complexion--this trick works on Asian coloring :)
 
Needless to say, this makeup is quite dramatic, and if you see this look as unwearable, think of today's post as a concept rather than an actual Christmas makeup idea. Tone down this look by skipping the dramatics: false lower lashes, black crease, and/or inner corner winged glitter liner. Try the emerald green & fuchsia color combo to channel the Christmas spirit without being too obvious or cliché. For the bold girls, go for the gusto and become the Ghost of Xmas!!

Products Used: (EYES)
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Rocky Mountain Green
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Black Bean
  • Coastal Scents 36 Smokey Eye Palette (eye shadows marked with *)
  • Urban Decay 24/7 glide-on pencil in Zero
  • Urban Decay 24/7 glide-on pencil in Whiskey (waterline)
  • NYX glitter liner in Disco Queen
  • NYX pencil liner in Charcoal (eyebrows)
  • Duo Lash Adhesive in Dark tone
  • Ardell lashes in 134 (top)
  • ES Brand Black Lower Bottom Lashes Clear Band #A188
  

Products Used: (LIPS)
  • NYX lip liner in Fuchsia
  • MAC Amplified lipstick in Full Fuchsia



Products Used: (SKIN)
  • Laura Mercier mineral foundation primer
  • Bare Minerals matte foundation in Golden Medium
  • Benefit Erase Paste in Dark
  • MAC Sheertone blush in Gingerly






the Ghost of XMAS by Maryam Maquillage
 
bisous,

Maryam Maquillage



P. S. From now on, I will be including Amazon links to the products used in my makeup / nailart looks. Let me know if you like this idea :))







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72 comments:

  1. Eeep this is awesome, Maryam! It looks gorgeous on you. I didn't know that about greens! I guess that's why I hate how green looks on me, I have yellow undertones too. This looks great on you though! You totally lived up to the title. It's dead on. lol I'm raving!

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  2. I love this! Christmas-y with an edge. :D

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  3. Maryam; i will call you Disco Queen, and wat a killing lippies....phew.... :P

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  4. Love the glitter cut crease, such a fun idea!!

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  5. gorgeous!! i love the CS 36 palette you've used! and the lips are so stunning and neat!! xx

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  6. You are so gorgeous, love it. You actually look a lot like Megan Fox in the first pic, except tanner of course.

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  7. Very creative. You look stunning!

    xo

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  8. I could wear this to the club! Gorgeous!!!

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  9. wowww those are are really pretty love the shade of the lipstick really suits on you

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  10. Thanks for the idea, i sure will do that sometime when i get a chance.
    By the way, your amazing with your makeup technique. I will be trying this look on myself.

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  11. I would never have guessed that you can't wear green shadows. This looks great on you. It has a bit of a rockstar feel to it. Definitely club worthy ;)

    Xo

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  12. HELLO:)
    GREAT POST & MAKEUP
    YOU ARE VERY VERY BEAUTIFULL
    YOUR LIPS ARE PERFECT <3

    xx
    I DONT LIKE THESE JUMBO,

    KISSES

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  13. I love/hate you for always being so gorgeous xx

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  14. Gorgeous makeup! Love your blog!

    xo
    Linda from http://www.moonon.com/

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  15. SUPER beautiful! I love the lips!!!

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  16. You are so beautiful! Love the colours of the eyeshadow on you xx

    http://www.amybell-thelittlemagpie.blogspot.com/

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  17. Wow, that is amazing eye makeup. You always look so beautiful.

    Holli x
    Dragonmommy123.blogspot.com

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  18. stunning absolutely stunning wow you should really consider becoming a make up artist :D
    I mean you been in for big bucks baby i love this look i wish i lived near you so you could do my make up!!!!

    love this xx

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  19. those green eyeshadows are gorgeous!

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  20. beautiful! Lovin that teal color!

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  21. you look so stunning! i wish i can do makeup like this.. well i'll try :)

    xoxo, Haus of Gala

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  22. hey there!thank you so much for your swweet comment!your make up is unbelievable!you look gorgeous!!!!!can i ask you a favour!it would be great if show us how you make your foundation the basic steps!i am trying so hard with make up but this isthe hardest part for me!the foundation!
    lots of kisses gorgeous!
    http://www.nandiasblog.com/

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  23. You don't look sickly to me Maryam! Pretty as usual Hun! I have yellow undertones too so I'm picky with green eyeshadows. My fave green is MAC humid. I tend to gravitate towards greens that are almost jewel toned.

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  24. absolutely love this look!!!the coastal scent palette looks great love it... :) xoxo

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  25. your naughty line cracked me up! this is bold, adventurous, & sassy. it looks phenomenal on you. i like the make-up link idea.

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  26. Love the links to the products from amazon!!! this look is gorgeous- you are gorgeous!!!

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  27. So creative! I wondered why green never went with my skin tone...apparently it's that filipino half of me! lol!

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  28. Gorgeous, you look beautiful!

    Visit my blog when you get a chance ;)

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  29. This. Is. HOOOOOT!
    I love it. You look beautiful!

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  30. very creative, love your whole look, you look really HOT <3

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  31. very nice look!..these colors are fantastic
    I'll wait

    http://makeupartistgiorgia.blogspot.com

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  32. ASDKLAJSDLJKADL THIS IS ABSOLUTE PERFECTION. And ugh I need that lipstick now <3

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  33. it looks great :)

    I join your site now, would like you to join my site. I will be very happy then :)

    looking forward to new posts and looks :))

    lovely greats <3

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  34. thank you guys for all your thoughtful comments and sweet compliments!!!

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  35. Love this look! It's super sexy....you have the best FOTD's! :)

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  36. Hi lovely, very chic!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela

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  37. i'm also not a big fan of green eyeshadows. i think it looks gorgeous on you though! love the crease cut. ;)

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  38. Maryam, Love the Gorgeous Green Eyes & Red Hot Lips! You are daringly different in every post. Which one is the real you ?

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  39. I love this! It's so sultry xx

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  40. OMG you look stunning. I LOVE the lipstick shade.

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  41. cute! love it!!!


    xoxo from rome
    K.
    http://kcomekarolina.com/

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  42. Just when I think you couldn't possibly get any hotter YOU PROVE ME WRONG!

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  43. Hello! I nominated you the Versatile Blog Award! :)
    Check it out here;

    http://blushtree.blogspot.com/2011/12/versatile-blogger-award.html

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  44. Stunning!! the best xmas look I have seen! I want to try it out now but its 11.20pm haha, you look so gorgeous though doll x

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  45. Great great love.. the lips!!!! love!!

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  46. Now what do I say about this look? :) No you don't look sickly at all!! LOVE it! The amazon links would sure help us. Thank you! <3

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  47. Love the make up ! You look so beautiful!

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  48. def LOVING those eyes!!! so fierce!!!

    http://infinitelifefintess.com

    http://mscomposure.blogspot.com

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  49. I nominated you the Versatile Blog Award! :)
    Check it out here:

    http://makeupbybrandy.blogspot.com/2011/12/versatile-blogger-award.html

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  50. This is definitely one of my favourites from you! I love the cut crease, the placement of the glitter liner, and the two sets of lashes! I'm definitely going to try something like this!

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  51. I'm absolutely in love with this look!

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  52. This look is my fav!!!! I love the dramatic effects!

    Alyssa from ClassAKAlyChic.blogspot.com

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  53. AMAZING!!! Even my man was stunned by your skillful execution of this AMAZING look!

    Merry Christmas and Happy New 2012 Year to you and your family!!!!

    Love & kisses from Australia :))

    xoxo

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  54. your so talented! I like that you include links!! x

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  55. WOW! this is BEAUTIFUL!! <3

    http://www.alyssaxsparklex.blogspot.com/

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  56. I love your make-up here doll. I just came across your blog today and I'm a new follower. You are so beautiful and have quite the gift in make-up artistry.

    weststreetglamor.blogspot.com

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  57. I'm exploring older posts :p
    You look stunning in this pictures, as always! Bisous :) xx

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  58. omg lol i was browsing through all ur amazing looks and saw this and though wow that looks so similar to a look a created befoe new years (http://yolandaas.blogspot.se/2012/12/colourful-and-smokey-defined-crease-nye.html).. I've you saw it it really must have look like i copied you but i really didn't... and i just saw that I had commented as well.. anyway wasn't trying to copy you but it's pretty amazing that i had the same idea as you, seeing as ur so talented :) xx

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