Sunday, January 8, 2012

Neutrals on the Edge



Bonjour mes belles!!

In today's post, I'm featuring a wearable, every day makeup and nails ensemble perfect for any occasion: work, school, weekend, whatever. I wear neutrals more often than I wear brights, so I wanted to showcase a few tiny nuances that take classic makeup and manicures from boring to special. Here's a preview:
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1. Add DRAMA to any makeup look with a sharp winged out cat-eye
 
  • CAT EYE HOW-TO: using a gel liner on a fine brush and starting at the outer corner of your eye, extend your lower lash line toward the brow and stop at about 8 mm to 1.5 cm; next, close your eye half way and extend the inner part of the upper lash line starting at the center of the lid and following a straight upward line to meet with the extended lower lash line. Fill in the triangle gap and voila! 


2. Use contrasting eye shadows to create DEPTH with contouring
  • CONTOURING TIP: Avoid sharp lines by using the right tools--a soft, fluffy, dome shaped brush will do the trick. After applying a shimmery lid color, layer the contrasting crease colors, starting with the lightest eyeshadow (closest to your skin tone). Use windshield wiper motions to apply and small circles to blend.



    PRODUCTS USED (Eyes):





    PRODUCTS USED (Lips):




    3. Add a non-traditional tip to your French manicure
     
    • FRENCH NAILS TIP: Choose a base color that is similar to your skin tone or lighter to elongate the appearance of your fingers. Go for a muted pale gray or nude with lavender undertones for an even edgier French manicure.
    • CHEVRONS--Use a fine brush to paint the chevrons: starting at the outer root of the tip, drag the brush to the center of the nail's edge, then repeat on the other side.
    • Finish the manicure with a top coat





      PRODUCTS USED (Nails):


        bisous,

        Maryam Maquillage





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        49 comments:

        1. Great ideas! I'm gonna try these for sure! :-)

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        2. You look great <3 Love the eye makeup!!!

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        3. I love your eye cats!
          and these nails look gorgeous :)

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        4. Very pretty as usual and totally work appropriate! I'm gonna try this :)

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        5. Those nails are EVERYTHING! I will have to try that. Thanks for sharing chickadee!

          With Class & Sass,
          ~Khalilah~

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        6. gorgeous!! love a good neutral eye!

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        7. I love the eye look, will try to recreate it with my UD palette. I also love the nails. Thanks!

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        8. you kinda remind me of Roselyn Sanchez can you do a look of hers pleaseeeee

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        9. Of course, this is extremely beautiful!
          The nails go with the look sooo well.
          You are a natural beauty!

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        10. Gorgeous as ever! Your nails look great. I'm not one to wear nail polish but I might just try that out, thanks!

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        11. WHY YOU GOTTA BE SO PRETTY, GURL!? I'm really liking that mani, such a fun take on the traditional tipped look. Super cute!

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        12. These go so perfect with eachother! I like how you described the winged liner, I do it the same way!

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        13. I love this look soo pretty and yes perfect for a normal everyday look

          xoxo
          jeimy

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        14. Very pretty I like the little extra design you added to your pinky nail so cute!

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        15. Great post! You look so sophisticated in neutrals :)

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        16. your make up is (as always) great - but more than that i LOVE your nails!

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        17. great tips maryam! i love the mani with the neutrals! your winged liner looks awesome! xx

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        18. thanks for the tip for eyeliner.. this is always my problem i should try to use the one you said!!! you look great my dear!!!!
          happy monday! xoxo, Haus of Gala

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        19. love your eye makeup and nails. pretty nice blog. just found it through another blogger. loved the make up mostly

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        20. Absolutely beautiful! I love the neutral eye look and the nails. I have been trying to master the neutral eye as of late so thank you for the inspiration. :-)

          http://www.fabellis.com

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        21. That's unfortunate. But then maybe you could do a swap for sephora's card and get it that way.
          I like your neutral look here, and your eyebrows are amazing.

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        22. lovely. i gotta get that base/top coat. also love Brucci nailpolish. so underrated!

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        23. wow! classy eyeliner wing and super glossy lips! so classy, and beautiful! and I so like the nails, french manicure with a twist!!//Azure

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        24. professional! Like your nails ;)

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        25. This is a great everyday look! :) Lovely!!

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        26. I love your nails!!!
          http://suraiyansiddiqa.blogspot.com/

          Great blog had to follow!

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        27. Your nails are simply PERFECT!
          XOXO
          Ylenia

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        29. Pretty nails Maryam! Winged liner goes well with your eye shape :)

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        30. My neutral eyes are always accompanied by a good winged liner! Your eye shape is made for winged liner. And I adore the nails...chevron french tips...so different and still classy. I will be trying this soon for sure!

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        31. Cooly cool.. You are the coolest girl in the land.

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        32. Great tips!!!! Omg I hate how I don't have a bone-y crease, sometimes it's so hard making eyeshadow look good for fatty/fleshy eyelids LOL

          Alx

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        33. i love the nontraditional tip of your french manicure! it looks so cool! :)

          <3, Mimi
          http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

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        34. LOVE your nails! isn't rejuvacote unbelievably amazing? I can't live without it

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        35. you've got the most amazing face and your so talented at make up!! definitely the prettiest beauty blogger.. x

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        36. Your nails look fabulous! You are so creative, I love your take on the classic French manicure.

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