Friday, March 30, 2012

Taupe & Smokey Pour Amélie :)

Salut mes belles et mes beaus!! Joyeux Vendredi -- Happy Friday!! Today's look is a request from Amélie, asking for a nude, fresh and sophisticated summer look concentrating on the eyes. Amélie was very clear about what she wanted: a taupe smokey eye for almond-shaped -- though not Asian -- brown eyes. I was very touched by this special request, not only because it was written in French, but also because it was quite specific and I'm a sucker for specificity. I love it when people know what they want and aren't afraid to ask for it; I especially admire that about the French. Anyway, I hope the rest of you, my lovely readers, can enjoy and utilize this look for yourselves. On to the maquillage!

Read more for how-to, tips, pix & deets :))

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Weatherly Changes NailArt

Salut mes belles et mes beaus!! As you can see, my weatherly nails are finally here and today is cloudy and rainy, just like my middle finger Wednesday :)) I've seen clouds and raindrops on quite a few nail blogs, so this nailart is not my original idea. To make it my own, I decided to include several elements to create a whole 10-day weather forecast!! In this post, I'll also be discussing the awesome gradient effect I used on my base... and guess what? It can be achieved with one single nail polish... that's right, only one!!! Read more to learn the secret!!


Sunday, March 25, 2012

Chinese (Secret) Garden

Ni-hao friends :)) Spring has officially sprung, and although it is now much cooler in NY than it was about a week ago, every aspect of life seems to be blooming and flourishing. With spring colors so fresh, one doesn't need to go far in search of inspiration and I found mine right outside of my home.

Read on for pix, tips, deets!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Boho-Glam Siren

Hey guys, today's look is a boho springy version of my Hot Morange & Naked 2 Cool look from about a month ago. The reason for this remake (and you can probably relate) is that whenever I find a lipstick that I like, I always end up buying more similar shades, creating a rather unnecessary dupes collection. As you may have guessed, orange has become my new red, and it is especially fitting for the spring time. The MAC Morange lipstick I wore in the original look got a ton of feedback, both eager and hesitant, so today I'm featuring a lip color that may even suit the skeptics of the Orange trend.

What lip color am I wearing?

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Hippie Pink

Bonjour mes amis! First and foremost, I want to thank you all for taking out the time to vote in my poll on the sidebar. I'm working on improving this blog, so I really appreciate your input and value your opinion in this matter. Thanks again and please vote if you haven't! Secondly, as you can see above, today's look is prêt-à-porter (ready-to-wear) featuring my new favorite hot pink eyeliner. This look is bright, fun, quick and easy and it's my favorite way to play up Asian eyes! 

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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Mariposa Maravellosa

Hello old friends and new!!! Happy Sunday :)) This week has been pretty darn great and I'm fluttering through it like a happy butterfly. I rarely share anything outside of the subject of makeup and beauty, but since I'm feeling so uplifted, I want to announce that I finally picked up my diploma this Friday and am proud to say that I graduated magna cum laude. To reward my achievement, I did exactly what you'd expect me to do -- I went on a shopping spree! Today's look is the result of some of my beauty purchases, including the Mariposa Palette by Urban Decay. Now, I can truly flutter through the limitless sky like a marvelous butterfly :))

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Kiss Me, I'm... Lucky!

It's that time again my friends, and even though I'm definitely not Irish, I'm eager to celebrate St. Patrick's Day this Saturday! Today's makeup post is clovers & shamrocks inspired and is subtle enough to wear to work tomorrow. If you're not a true O'Malley, Sullivan or Kelly, but are still feeling the spirit of Irish Day, this look is just for you, so keep reading for more pix, instructions and details! 

On to the makeup!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Happy Nails, Rainbow Tips

Bonjour mes belles!! Today's nail post is one of my happiest and needs no introduction, so if you like the happy rainbows on my tips, look no further and read the full post for details, tips, and pix!

How-to? Check out my tips!!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Sunday Eye

Salut mes belles!! It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood and today's post is a quick EOTD (who else is thrown off by the daylight savings?) showcasing my gold and gray Sunday eye makeup look. On a bright, cheerful, "daylight-saving" day like today, I love to wear shimmery gold eye shadows to reflect the sunlight and bounce off the rays on to everyone I lay my eyes on! I have a busy fun-filled day lined up ahead of me, so this is my perfect playful look to transition me from daytime to party-time! 

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Maryam Maquillage


DON'T FORGET TO VOTE FOR MY "EYE OF THE TROPICS" Look on Makeupbee: (if you're already a member of Makeupbee, just click on one of the of the links below and hit LIKE so it turns pink)

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Thanks a BEE-LLION!!!

Maryam Maquillage © 2012.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Blue Birdie Chipper & Chirpin'

Chirp Chirp old friends and new & Happy Friday!! Today's makeup is easy-breezy--showing off a fun, simple way to wear bright blue eyeshadow. Earlier this week, I observed a flock of blue jays chirpin' away outside of my window and was immediately inspired to do a makeup look. Voila--here it is--my creation of blue and chipper!

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Marilyn Makiaj isn't afraid of color!

Salut mes belles!! The look I'm featuring today is part of a colorful makeup competition I entered on the Makeupbee beauty community which was personally inspired by the awesome wig sent to me by the lovely people at KKcenterHK. The contest rules call for a look that is fun, vibrant and colorful, so without a second thought, I put on my wig, grabbed my Coastal Scents palettes and got to work. The prize is an amazing collection of Sugarpill eyeshadows (the makeup brand that is pretty much synonymous with color and saturation) and I'm excited to share that three winners will be chosen to receive the prize! With that said, I want to encourage you to submit your own looks, so we can all be winners :))) While you're there, don't forget to tell 'em who sent you and vote for my eye look from this post entitled the Eye of the Tropics. To Vote:
  1. Register with
  2. Go to Current Competition: Bee Colorful
  3. Vote for me by liking my photo Eye of the Tropics -- Thanks a million! <3

Who is Marilyn Makiaj? Read full post to find out :))

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Royal Red Back Nails

Bonjour mes amis!! Today's nails are self explanatory and need no introduction :) If you like what you see, read on for instructions, products and more pix!

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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Pink on Pink a la Emma

Bonjour mes belles!! As you can see from the preview pic above, my maquillage du jour is inspired by none other than red carpet starlet Emma Stone. Emma was one of my favorite ladies at Sunday's Oscars and I couldn't help but recreate her pretty makeup look. I brightened up the eyes and lips to better suit my coloring and I aimed my look for daytime wear.

Read full post for deets, tips & pix!
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