Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Glam Metal Vixen


Hello friends and Welcome to my Glam Metal tribute post!!! Behind the blonde wig and tattooed hot tiger lips is moi, Maryam Maquillage, ready to ROCK OUT and tell you all about this fun, throwback makeup / hair / style theme. In this post, I'm reviewing an awesome blonde wig sent to me by KKcenterHK, without which, this Hair Metal look would not be possible!



Are you ready to ROCK!!!?



Lady Gaga Wig

Price: $39

Description: Synthetic, long, blonde wavy hair wig in the style of Lady Gaga from the "Judas" video. Headband is not included, but can be purchased separately through the kkcenterhk website. The wig has adjustable straps to ensure a perfect fit.

My Thoughts: This wig is great for a achieving a dramatic style change for those with naturally dark hair. If you're looking for a not-so-drastic Lady Gaga ensemble, this wig is very fitting and can serve as the base for your costume. It is also appropriate for an 80's/ 90's rocker look, as is styled to be worn with a headband, which was typical of the style of that era. The best part about this wig is that it does not shed at all. Speaking as a collector of wigs, this is very unsual and pleasantly surprising for a wig in this price category, so I'm very impressed with the quality.




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Taking A BLONDE MOMENT

Before I get on with my look, I have a confession to make. I am not a natural blondie... sigh... 
Kidding, obviously I'm not. Before creating this look, I was very reluctant to put on the blonde wig because I do not find myself at all appealing as a bleached blonde. I feared that I would look like Kimora Lee, Tila Tequila, or worse, a transvestite from south east Asia. I always find it very strange when girls with ethnic--particularly Asian features--bleach dye their hair, going for that bombshell look. Something about it is just unsettling with me and I find that the all-American bombshell spirit never quite captures the way they intended it.

BLEACHED BLONDE IS NOT FOR EVERYONE:

On the other hand, NOT ALL BLONDES ARE MADE EQUAL, so if you're a badass chick like Rihanna or Taylor Momsen, then you can ROCK whatever hair color you please, regardless of your features, skin tone or steelo. In this case, their hairstyle is pretty much the same, a la Blondie aka Debbie Harry in the 80's, and I totally approve! ROCK ON vixens!!!



MY BLONDE ROCKIN' GLAM METAL VIXEN ALTER-EGO!!!


I WANNA ROCK!!!
Glam Metal, also known to as Hair Metal, is a sub-genre of hard rock and heavy metal that arose in the late 1970's and became popular in the 80's and early 90's. Aesthetically, the hair metal style is associated with very long teased hair, use of heavy makeup, and flashy clothing i. e. ripped denim, tight leather, spandex and headbands. The glam metal style was embodied by mostly male performers of bands like Poison, Twisted Sister, Whitesnake and Mötley Crüe as well as Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Guns 'n Roses and many others. 

Twisted Sister

My Makeup Inspiration: I started off from Lady Gaga's graphic eyes in the "Judas" video (pic above), then added a bit of glam punk via Cyndi Lauper (below). I also looked at 80's tattoos and various band logos, Kiss in particular, and used the signature heavy metal edge to stylize my eye look.


My EYE creation: inspired by 80's tattoos, band logos, and glam 80's style, I compacted the design around my eye area only--I didn't want it looking like a Mike Tyson tattoo.
PRODUCTS USED:


My Style Inspiration: I drew my Glam Metal inspiration from various photos and performers. Because Lady Gaga--my original muse--took style lessons from every rock star on the planet, I wanted to find the sources of her inspiration. I searched the net for authentic images (if you follow me on Pinterest, then you've seen my scatterbrain at work) and it all boiled down to one lead singer: Bret Michaels of Poison!

 Tell me Bret Michaels wasn't a fine ass woman in the 80's
Axl was such a cutie... love him!!!



VOILA--My Interpretation!

The pictures below are essentially the same, but I was conflicted with my outfit choices, so I decided to use both and show you my two sightly different versions. On the left is my very literal "Lady Gaga meets Bret Michaels" 80's glam-metal video vixen and on the left is her twin brother, an avid follower of Axl Rose. What a difference a shirt makes! My leather vest, ripped t-shirt and spiky jewelry are all original pieces from the late 80's and 90's (thanks to my bf who actually lived through it); all other pieces are my own.

Pour some sugar on me
I-i-i wanna rock and roll all n-i-i-ight and party every day!!!


--KISS--


Maryam Maquillage




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*All band photos and logos were borrowed from Google*


Maryam Maquillage © 2012. www.maryammaquillage.com

86 comments:

  1. Hello I like your look, it's super original but sublime! Sorry, I do not speak English very well!

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  2. I love the angular liner and the simplicity of it. Not tons of colors but simply technically skilled liner application! So good. And, in my opinion, you look fabulous as a blonde.

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  3. So freaking awesome!!! I've never seen an eyeliner shape like that, looks rad ;) & you totally rock that blonde hair!

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  4. Such an Awesome and Original post!! and you look gorgeous as always :) x

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  5. You're totally rockin hot here Maryam! I bet Bret and Axl would've been all over you. I remember listening to their music when I was younger. Headbangers and all that!

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    1. ahahahaha, I would've been all over them!!! thanks love :))

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  6. Wow I love this look!! The eye design is really pure and graphic!!! Plus you quoted Bon Jovi, so I had to leave a comment ;o)

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  7. You are my rock n roll fantasy

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  8. D: You look beautiful. But the kind of beautiful where i'd walk on the other side of the street because you might rough me up and take my lipsticks!

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  9. wow super cool look! I feel the same as you about certain people going blonde

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  10. omg this is sooo fab!!! you rock girl!!!

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  11. looking HOT! :) your lips look super sexy!

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  12. The lios are so cool! Work it girl!!!!

    ~Sherine
    Check out my blog, comment, and follow if you like!
    Confessions Of A City Girl

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  13. HOT!..You rock it hun..I love it..^_^..

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  14. Holy crap this is hard core!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the eyes!!! It is so unique and alluring. I love metal, especially older metal~
    Axl!! <3
    You pull off this look amazingly~ I have to agree with you on the blonde. I am Mexican, and when I see Mexican girls who dye their hair blonde,it can be very creepy-looking. I would creep myself out if I ever had blonde hair!!

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  15. lol, how fun! and girl, you better put yourself in the rihanna category because you are rocking it! the worst bleached blonde i think that i've seen was Amerie, good lord she looked awful with that hair! it can def go terribly wrong on otherwise beautiful people

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    1. omgomgomgomgomg I wanted to post Amerie's pic in the blonde "negatives", but I love her so much I didn't want to badmouth her... lol

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  16. I LOVE it! Fun way to rock out! And your eye makeup is so prefect, unique and creative :)

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  17. It's very very Gagaish, but your best hair colour is still brunette. :-)

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  18. What a great post!

    Holli x
    Dragonmommy123.blogspot.co,

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  19. GOSH!! This is amazing! You are so talented!! <3

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  20. Tu es incroyable !!!! j'adore.
    Et le blond te va bien ahah
    Bisoux

    xx

    Voici mon dernier look : http://norabrownsugar.blogspot.com/2012/02/viva-glam-nicki-nicki-minajs-mac-viva.html

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  21. I just found your blog. It's great, I love it! An you are just GORGEOUS!

    <3 Elisabeth
    http://beautybyelisabeth.blogspot.com

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  22. Wow! You never cease to amaze me. You look AWESOME. I love the eye makeup. Very creative way to use liner. LOVE IT!

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  23. I love the liner you did! It's so different and the lip tattoo is perfection.

    Xo

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  24. WOW I LOVE THIS! Great review this look is so HOT!

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  25. omg the best look ever!! LOVE 80's rocker status!

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  26. The BEST lips !
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  27. really like your blog! wld u like to follow each others?

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  28. You look so fierce and beautiful, this post is so original and lovely cause there's also history behind it ! I used to love Axl Rose, he was so cute ! I am in love with your rock lips, so beautiful !

    You're invited to enter Fashion and Cookies' Glam Girl giveaway to win two amazing make up sets from Benefit and Urban Decay !
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  29. ha! I didn't know there was such a thing as lip stickers. love the "bat tat" wink wink. Love the look. you would fit into any era ;0)

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  30. I absolutely love your blog! Definately following you :D Love your nail & makeup too, so creative~!

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  31. oh my!!! your eyes is awesome! i would totally try the eyes! you're so creative! i just started my blog, feel free to visit :)

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  32. Just love it! Check my blog and follow me if you wanT!
    Ioana

    http://sparkleeverydayblog.blogspot.com/

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  33. you are totally rocking this look! love every bit of it and every little detail goes such a long way. really loved this post :)


    xo

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  34. You rock this look so well! Very creative!

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  35. Damn, you look hot, excuse my language.
    Dear Maryam, i woke up this morning, got to read your comment first.
    Thanks for cracking me up. I'm glad i'm not the only one that doesnt get to wear as much blush as i'd like. It's not even a clown look lol. They're just intimidated by the color. Also, my guy thinks its gonna end up on his shirt which is bull@$$ he just got done calling me a clown and he thinks i'm gonna lean on him. lol.

    PS. My posts are getting better because you've been my inspiration ;)

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    1. hahaha, you are so right, why would you lean on him after that lol... spasibo Sandra, you're awesome!!

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  36. amazing make up, really amazing


    xxx
    Daria, the Fashionsurfer

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  37. I think you're the way hotter then Axl and Brett :)
    Gosh! Your makeup is getting more and more interesting, in a good way!
    Also adore your Valentines day nails! SOOO pretty.

    Have a lovely weekend darling,
    xx
    CrashingRED

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  38. So cool! You're liner job is marvelous!!

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  39. You look completely rocker badass!!! I LOVE IT!!!! you look better than lady gaga! hahahaha... those pics of Kimora and Tila are really awful. LOL #teambrunette

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  40. Wow! You look fly! This is just breathtaking and I LOOOOVE what you've done with the eyeliner. I definitely going to steal this one, if you don't mind?! I adore your creativity. You ROCK ;)
    ( oh and maybe, someday soon, you'll see full faces....)
    Phlox

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  41. super cool look, you totally embraced classic rocker.. love it xx
    My Blog: Boho Vanity

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  42. this look is amazing!!!! i love it, u nailed glam metal!! :)

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  43. So FIERCE! That cut up liner is like heaven in my little heart!!

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  44. you look gorgeous....maybe you should become a real blonde it looks great on you... http://www.roros-world.com

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  45. Wow, this Makeup ROCKS! Looks fantastic!
    xoxo Katie

    uandmelovemakeup.blogspot.com

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  46. WOw you're amazing. So talented! I love your blog!


    Xox Soph

    http://sophlife.blogspot.com.au

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  47. I love your creation. That's rockkkk!!!! Super, super, super:D

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  48. Dear Maryam
    This is the deadliest & hottest post yet of yours that I have seen so far. The Lady Gagas & Pamela Andersons of this world would be pale in comparison. Incredibly rocking molten lava hot look hits you in the eyes like flying volcano ash. Thank God for the amazing & splendid creations of God like you - makes our earth such a delightful & beautiful place to live !

    Best Regards Ram

    ps.I note that your following has crossed 1000 - Congratulations! This milestone requires special celebration. Cheers!

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  49. Fantastic post!!!
    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  50. YOU HOT BISH <3 that eyeliner is faaaaaaabulous!

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  51. Ammmmmaaaaazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I honestly don't know what else to say lol. I love your makeup!

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  52. Oh so sugar coated sweetheart <3

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  53. wow that looks amazing! <3 you are awesome! :D hehe

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  54. wow! those lines are unbelievable! love the style girl ;)

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  55. OMG, this is so amazing! nice work! :)

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  56. OMG great post! I always wished I was older in the 80's because I would have ROCKED the big hair, copious makeup, and zebra pants!! Also, this is the BEST GRAPHIC EYELINER EVER!!!

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  57. what you have done with your eye on first pic i dont like :(
    but third pic is awesome :))

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