Friday, February 10, 2012

Wine 4 my Valentine


Salut mes amis!! I'm raising a glass of Bourgogne to all of you for sticking by me during my blog blizzard. I'm back with an actual makeup post, Valentine's Day appropriate, and I want to ask you to update your bookmarks and links with my new site: www.MaryamMaquillage.com. There are still a few technical kinks that I have to work out, some of you are telling me that you're unable to see my updates in the blogger dashboard--while others can--so I'll get that fixed as soon as possible. In the meantime, if you're having trouble getting my updates, you can follow me on Bloglovin'--it seems to be working just fine. Also, I always post my updates on Facebook & Twitter, so please join me there, if you haven't already. Now, on to my Valentine's Day maquillage du jour!



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Smokey Eye full of Wine :))
You guys know I'm a big lover of wine and a good ol' smokey eye, so for this Valentine's makeup look, I decided to bring my two loves together in a special smokey Burgundy bouquet, perfect for a connoiseur of the finer things in life. To keep things extra Frenchy, I'm pairing this makeup look with a quirky braided updo a la Amelie Poulain. After all, no one knows more about romance (or the finer things in life) than the French--it's not a stereotype--it really is true!!! Trust me, I lived there, and here's the proof:
I candidly snapped this photo while living in Paris a few years ago. No, it is not staged, this is a real couple, having a real date, on the bank of la Seine. This is not an uncommon occurrence in Paris, there are tons of couples everywhere--strolling, wining, dining--and they all seem to be so in love. Aaaah, Paris, je t-aime!!! On to the maquillage!!!
I used the following products to get my EYE look:

On my LIPS, I'm wearing MAC lipstick in Russian Red. This color is oh-so-glamorous, it literally dressed up the whole look in an instant.
TUTORIAL / HOW-TO get this smokey wine eye look:
  1. Prime your eye and apply a burgundy sticky base (NYX-Rust) all over your lid and blend it out toward the outer corner of the eyebrow, using your finger. Also, apply the base to the outer half of your lower lash line. If you have bigger eyes, keep the color under your crease and rim the entire lower lash line.
  2. Apply your shimmery nude sticky base (NYX-Yogurt) in the inner corner of the eye and blend it out with your pinky.
  3. Taking a shimmery wine color (UD-Last Call) on a flat stiff brush, apply it all over the base using patting motions. Blend out the color by gently flicking the brush outwards.
  4. Blend out the edge using a soft brown or nude eyeshadow that is close to your skin tone (UD-Naked). As always, use windshield wiper motions for this part.
  5. Add dimension to the outer corner and outer "V" of the eye by applying a matte black eyeshadow (UD-Blackout) and blending it out using small circle motions.
  6. Highlight the inner corner with a pink champagne eyeshadow (UD-Scratch)
  7. Add a neutral highlight under your brow with a matte, eggshell eyeshadow (UD-Foxy)
  8. Apply dark red glitter on top of the black eyeshadow and the transition between the burgundy.
  9. Line the top lash line with a black liner and sharpen the outer edge of the lower lash line with a fine line.
  10. Apply your falsies and mascara.
This photo looks a tad like a graduation picture, but hey, it's only fitting for Maryam Maquillage, a recent blogger graduate :)) Hope you like my Wine themed Valentine's Day look and get to try it out for yourself. For now, I'm off to fix my glitches and want to wish you all a Happy Friday!!!


Oh yeah, here are some products mentioned in this post :)



bisous,


Maryam Maquillage





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83 comments:

  1. So very beautiful! You pull off this color amazingly. :)

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  2. Freaking love your face of the days! :D It definitely reminds me of red wine! Will be attempting to re-create this lok this weekend, doubt it would be as good as yours though ;) xo

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  3. xD It's so funny; I actually did a really similar look to this on my little sister for her High School graduation~! Your application is lovelier than mine was though! <3

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  4. Your so pretty love the eye make up x

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  5. love this! your face is gorgeous haha. love the eye makeup. and congrats on almost getting to 1000 followers!! you deserve it. great blog <3

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  6. Russian Red looks gorgeous on you!!!! PERFECT red for you M. WOW! I'm happy I already have this or I would have been on a mad hunt for it now lol

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  7. Omg, another look I absolutely love. i wish I had your cheekbones! One day I hope I can visit Paris. =)

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    1. thank you sweetheart, I hope one day you can too, it is breathtaking :))

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  8. Another pretty look! And your skin is perfect!

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  9. LOVE! and now I will try to recreate and enjoy a class of wine =)

    You should show us some hair tutorials!!!!

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  10. I LOVE these colors you look beautiful!

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  11. really pretty colors on your lids :) not mentioning lips... hihi
    And your hair look awesome, how did you do that? I wish my hair were longer... :(
    :*

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  12. Absolutely stunning hun! Great post x

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  13. You look like a tall glass of expensive vin rouge darling, I just want to drink you all up! Delicious!

    Dammit, now I legitimately want wine. Fuuuuuuuuuuu

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  14. You need to do a post on the hair!It's pretty :)

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  15. Kya~ This is beautiful. This is what I call a V-Day look! You look absolutely stunning!

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  16. OMG ABSOLTELY INCREDIBLE! OMG SO DAMN PRETTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *-*

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  17. you are ROCKING that russian red, damn! it's so haute

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  18. you look beautiful as usual hun..I love it..^_^..

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  19. This is my favorite look from you!

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  20. I am so in love with this! PLUS your hair looks incredible!

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  21. Deffffinitely gonna be trying this eye-look out asap. Your looks inspire me

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  22. simply gorgeous that smokey eye in that hot color couldnt be any hotter!!!

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  23. What a gorgeousssss look! I LOVE Russian Red on you, love it!! What a beautiful picture of the couple, so romantic! Really does look like a movie. I'm sure he makes every woman wanna punch their H or SO, lol.

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  24. You look very elegant Hun. Your hair looks cute btw!

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  25. nice EOTD well blendind eye shadows you look so pretty

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  26. LOVE THE MAKE-UP AND YOU SURE ARE BEAUTIFUL! WOULD YOU LIKE TO FOLLOW EACH OTHER?
    XOXO,
    FASHIONHYPNOTISED GIRL

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  27. Merci beaucoup :)
    You're really pretty

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  28. oh my you're gorgeous!
    I'm a new follower of your site, and I really love all the makeup looks you did. ^_^

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  29. wow that look is amazing! :) your stunning ! lovely blog and post!

    love,x
    http://elliebeaa.blogspot.com

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  30. Oh honey, you look like you belong in the Cullen family with that make up! You are too stunning :D I love seeing couple in love, and it would especially be so nice to see in Paris! Hopefully I'll be there in December :)

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  31. OMG!!!!!!!you are gorgeous!!!!!!!xxx

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  32. Perfection! I love this! So glamorous!
    Now I have to get Russian Red, only hope it looks as beautiful on me as it does on you!

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    1. thanks!! oh it will dahlinggg, we have similar coloring :)))

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  33. So inspiring! I just officially signed up for your blog as a member, even though I've been a FB follower for several months now. Love getting your updates!

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  34. Oh Maryam, this burgundy eye look is freaking gorgeous and i would love to do this look. All i'm missing is the Mac's blackened red glitter & i'm on the hunt.

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  35. So beautiful!!!!
    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  36. I love the wine look! It's a very grown-up Valentine's Day shade for eyes compared to wearing pinks and purples. Stay glamorous!

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  37. this is a gorgeous look! btw congrats on your domain.. thats always a cool thing.

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  38. oh Miss 'Maryam Extraordinaire', NOTHING but a masterpiece from you... i bow to you!! :)
    aww and how about that couple, sooo beautiful! xoxo

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    1. aaah lol you're so sweet, thanks hon, I bow right back :))

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  39. you're so beautiful as always!!! congratulations again for the website can't wait to see more beautiful posts from you!!!! hope you're having a great weekend!!! xoxo, Haus of Gala

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  40. This make up is awesome i just loved it!:D
    xoxo.
    laetitiasweeneyrose.wordpress.com

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  41. Wauw you're so pretty!
    Visit/follow my blog?
    Xo
    Www.jazzybelleslife.com

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  42. beautiful makeup!

    http://forallthatjas.blogspot.com/

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  43. Such a pretty & perfect Valentines day look.I absolutely love your hair! :) x

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  44. Dear Maryam
    Nice burgundy eye makeup with matching ensemble. You are sparkling like "Vintage Burgundy" of the rarest variety.

    From Wiki: Burgundy wine (French: Bourgogne or Vin de Bourgogne) is wine made in the Burgundy region in eastern France,in the valleys and slopes west of the Saône River, a tributary of the Rhône. The most famous wines produced here - those commonly referred to as "Burgundies" - are red wines made from Pinot Noir grapes or white wines made from Chardonnay grapes. Red and white wines are also made from other grape varieties, such as Gamay and Aligoté respectively. Small amounts of rosé and sparkling wine are also produced in the region. Chardonnay-dominated Chablis and Gamay-dominated Beaujolais are formally part of the Burgundy wine region.
    May this Valentines day be filled with roses and chocolates and lots of love from your Valentine:))

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    1. Thank you Ram, a toast to you and your loved ones!! Happy Valentine's Day :))

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  45. so pretty..i am so going to try this. and you are looking so beautiful.

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  46. Absolutely stunning! Love the wine inspiration :)

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  47. This make up look is gorgeus and your pretty 2 pliz follow my blog tnx xoxo muahhwhostht chic

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  48. You are so pretty. I love your make up!
    I follow you now. =)

    peace, twofaaces

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  49. So Beautiful! I love how the look is wine theme and your right that lipstick just puts the whole look together :)

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  50. love this one, your lips are perfect:) following you now x

    Love,
    Nee
    ROSECANDLE11

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  51. Thank you for your amazing comments everyone!!!

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  52. so nicely smoking hot this was haha! love this idea with burgundy and smokey in the same look! it's should be illegal to be this beautiful!;)//Azure

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  53. Very cute blog, love your logo. I'm your newest follower. Please check out my blog and follow back if you're interested!!

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  54. Very cute blog, love your logo. I'm your newest follower. Please check out my blog and follow back if you're interested!!

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  55. Very beautiful look! Wine/burgundy tones are so underused on the eyes! You pull it off magnificently!

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  56. I must say I am very pleased to have found your blog, I will be a regular visitor from now on!

    I love the colours, they really suit your colouring - not sure I could pull it off with my blonde hair and blue eyes. You're very talented.

    Looking forward to reading more.

    L xo

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  57. I love a look that is based around a wine-coloured shadow!!! I love how you look with a red look, you're so glamourous! I'm used to seeing you in mostly nude lips.

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  58. this look is sooo gorgeous...this cranberry color is one of my favorite color

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  59. So stunning you made special day for your valentine ;)

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  60. Coucou jolie MARYAM !
    Comme j ai lu que tu avais vécu à Paris, je te laisse un commentaire en français ! Je trouve que c'est ton make up le plus inspiré, j'aime aussi beaucoup ton look "black swan". je cherche un look "frais" pour cet été, genre "nude" mais sophistiqué et "gorgeous" quand même ^^, avec l'accent sur les yeux.
    J ai les yeux noirs comme toi, en amande (mais pas asiatiques) et des cheveux châtains foncés avec des reflets cuivré et des tâches de rousseur. Une suggestion ? un smokey eyes taupe ou un maquillage avec un mascara bleu nuit ?

    De grosses bises ! Amélie

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