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!


Read full post for tips, pix & deets!



Spring--here I come!
The LOOK: Fun, simple, youthful and fresh in the face, zeroing in on the eyes as the main focus. With eye makeup so bright, I kept the rest of my look very casual with bed-head hair, nude lips and minimal foundation and blush.
On my OJOS, I am wearing:



Some Eye Stuff




On my FACE, I'm wearing:

On my LIPS, I'm wearing:
  • Revlon Colorburst lipstick in Soft Nude -- this nude lipstick is a celeb favorite and works really well with my winter skin tone. If you're light yellow or olive, I highly recommend this pale pinkish-peachy nude.
  • No name clear gloss on top to give it a glow :) 


Some Face Stuff



    Headshot-y photo (reminds me so much of my bff Larry)
     
    TIPS for wearing bright BLUE eyeshadow:
    • Choose varying shades of blue to create dimension. A gradient is much more wearable than slapping one shade across the lid.
    • Keep in mind that blue eyeshadow is tricky, so if you already have bright blue eyes, this look may be an overkill. Instead, try using bright blue as a liner over golden eyeshadow or as a highlight in the center of your lid, paired with a soft neutral shade.
    • If you have green eyes, choose a warmer shade of blue and pair it with a bronze or dark purple eyeshadow.
    • For hazel or brown eyes like mine, make sure to line the lash lines with a crisp liner to avoid looking drowned out in blue.
    • Universal: NEVER, ever, ever bring the blue eyeshadow all the way up to the brow bone--it is not wearable, plus you run the risk of looking aged and outdated.
    • Modernize / dress up the blue with translucent glitter in the highlight areas
     Blue Birdie in her natural habitat!


    Speaking of birds, don't forget to check out my tropical bird inspired eye look and VOTE for it in Makeupbee's Sugarpill Cosmetics Bee Colorful competition!!
    TO VOTE: (if you're already a member of Makeupbee, just click on the pic above or any of the links below and hit LIKE so it turns pink)

    1. Log in to themakeupbee.com
    2. Go to Current Competition: Bee Colorful
    3. Vote by Liking my look "Eye of the Tropics"

    Thanks a BEE-LLION!!!


    bisous,


    Maryam Maquillage




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    Photos by: Le Var (merci!)



    Maryam Maquillage © 2012. www.maryammaquillage.com

    63 comments:

    1. wow Maryam this look is so beautiful and great for spring! Can I just say that your Tropical bird look is beyond amazing! wow!

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    2. Wow love it! I love that blue you used. I need to hunt around in my UD stash for that blue! <3

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    3. This is gorgeous. I've always stayed away from using blue on my eyes, always afraid of the "hooker" look. But this is beautiful!

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    4. Loving the brightness of this look!

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    5. That is so gorgeous! Great job <3

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    6. Its really pretty! Your so precise with your eyeliner, i love it.
      Do you get women asking you "how do you do your eyeliner like that?"

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      1. hmm how can I say this and sound humble... YES, a lot lol

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    7. I love the boldness of the blue. You're so friggin gorgeous lady!

      And of course you put the "Eye of the Tropics" picture up and I stare for like a whole minute and forget what I was doing! I'm so easily distracted, and so in love with that look! I know I've said it 100 times, but here's 101 :D

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    8. Forget the Twitter bird, they should hire you to be the Twitter mascot. ;D You look lovely!!!

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    9. your eye liner is so darn prefect! love it! ♥

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    10. I love the bold blue eyes! And your Arabic necklace is so awesome. I've been wanting one myself for awhile but don't know where to get one.

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    11. There are no words! You are so good at makeup

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    12. You are amazing! This is absolutely stunning.

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    13. I love the pictures of you outside! So beautiful <3

      -Imani Love

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      1. i'm actually in my living room haha, that's just my plant!

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    14. OMG!!..You look absolutely gorgeous hun..Bright eyes with nude lipstick it complete the look..One of my favorite look from you hun..

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    15. this is stunning honey the blue against your eye lids omg gorgeous love the look and the nude lip outstanding!

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    16. Those lashes look amazing :)
      Love the vibrant blue!

      Marla

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    17. Wow! That shade of blue is gorgeous and you pull it off marvelously. I can't say that I've been brave enough to try it myself, but I might give it a go one of these days. :)

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    18. What a beautiful and bright look! I absolutely love how blue shadow looks on gals (or guys!) with brown eyes. :)

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    19. You look stunning! Loving your gorgeous nude lips. That little glitter on your lower lash line looks ahmazing!! <3 Love xx

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    20. That look is so pretty!!! I love wearing blues!

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    21. Your hair looks beautiful hun! :) Blue makes your brown eyes pop!

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    22. Absolutely AMAZING look!! Keep them coming;-)

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    23. Oooo i like this look!

      ~Sherine
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    24. wow love the have you have done the eyes .. n the royal blue color looks amazing .. the nude lip color is very pretty ..

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    26. Beautiful color!!!
      Have a wonderful weekend!

      Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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    27. Wow! :o) It looks sooo fantastic - both! You're maestro! Xoxo V.V.

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    28. always amazed by your makeups. really eye catching! love your eyebrows.

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    29. Great job pulling off the Blue!!

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    30. Wow this is fantabulous! I love me some bright colors~ This just looks stunning on you! You are incredibly talented!

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    31. Awww i agree love ur look a like pic of me...n ur blue is still very daring..i love it!

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    32. Absolutely gorgeous!!!
      hugs from New York,
      xx
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    33. Merci et toujours aussi jolie !

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    34. beautiful! Love this so very much!

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    35. Just came across your blog, and wow you are so creative!
      i love how you manage to play with the colors and make it
      look fabulous. it's very inspiring to see :)

      /Nana http://blackstampss.blogspot.com/

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    36. Gorgeous,love all ur makeup looks!

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    37. well you sure are ready for spring!!! so loveable look!
      but i thought you were more like cool by the pool haha!
      i love blue shadows, so you're rising in my eyes day by day! it is always a pleasure to visit this colourful blog! thousand thumbs up for you!!/Azure

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    38. so bright and beautiful! :D i love the pictures, especially the ones taken outside. you are so talented dear! :)

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      1. thanks so much love :)) all these photos are taken in my living room, i'll pass the compliments to my photographer!!

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    39. blue is hard to pull off but this looks awesome!

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    40. Wow you are extremely talented, have you ever though about doing youtube tutorials I think you'd be really great. god I can't wait to rock that blue birdie look it's beautiful!! :) Xx

      I am now following you, please have a look at my blog, comment and follow back if you'd like :) xx

      www.dressmecandy.blogspot.com

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    41. Soooo pretty! You inspire me to step out of my comfort zone and do more bright looks.

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    42. this is very cool! you are seriously talented!

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    43. Lovely make up. Great shades of blue.

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    44. ooh so cool blog!

      wld u like to follow each others?

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    45. Gorgeous! I love the bright blues with the nude lips. I love the subtle glitter placement, it really makes the look pop!

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    46. Ohh, I'm speechless!! Gorgeous!!!

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    47. wooooowwwww!!! I am an in love birdiee! :)

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