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!



(: Blossoming Eye Buds :)
My inspiration for the eye look above came from the glorious Magnolia (?) tree right outside of my building (pic below). This tree blooms every April-May, blessing me and my neighbors with so many smiles and good vibes. This year, the giant lily looking flowers sprouted about a month early, but I'm not surprised considering the non-existent winter we had in New York. I'm just hoping that Mother Nature doesn't punish us with the same vigor as she has been blessing us with... we haven't been too kind to her :/ but I won't get into that...


Just look at those juicy petals, isn't she a beauty, this tree? Anyone knows her name?

More like baby showers than April showers if you get my drift... ;p
The Look: Secret Garden meets Chinese Calendar Girl :)) The skin is pale, but dewy; the makeup is soft, but vibrant; the hair is traditional, but asymmetrical. This look is ready-to-wear and versatile: dress is down with jeans & t-shirt for a pretty, casual daytime ensemble or play it up paired with your favorite little black dress for an unexpectedly fresh "Japonesque" evening look.

On my EYES, I'm wearing:

On my FACE:

On my LIPS:

HAIR: To get this easy side bun hair style, I simply brushed my hair to the side and secured it in a low ponytail using a large clip. Next, I gathered my hair and twisted it loosely around the clip to give it some body. I pinned the ends under the bun using bobby pins and pulled out some strands from the center of the bun to disguise the clip. 


P. S. The MakeupBee competition has been extended!

Get your look in before March 31 and don't forget to tell 'em who sent ya!!!


PLEASE 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 with the 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




Photos: Le Var (merci!)


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    62 comments:

    1. awww this is perfect you look like a Chinese Goddess stunning dear!!

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    2. Great photos with the Flowers and translating it with your makeup. Seeing all the flowers bloom sure lifts up my spirit. Gorgeous as always!

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    3. such a preaty look and i love the hint of green.

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    4. love the make-up. :) You're gorgeous. Please follow back.

      xox,


      http://www.tumblingintofashion.blogspot.com

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    5. 你好~
      Oh, I am about to be all over this look...

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    6. So gorgeous! I love the little flash of green, and the added detail of using brown as the liner, like a tree branch!

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      1. so glad you noticed it, yes, I was totally going for that effect!!! thanks love <3

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    7. Wow, so beautiful, I can even smell the spring scent just by looking at your photos :)

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    8. Aww Maryam this is gorgeous! & the flowers are so beautiful!
      Love love love!!

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    9. everything about these are gorgeous!!

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    10. These pictures look like something out of a MAGAZINE and honey, I am buying whatever you're selling. The inspiration is so subtle but so clear and what a beautiful look, honestly. This is so girly and romantic and evocative of everything wonderful about spring.

      I wish I could vote more for your Makeupbee look. Keeping my fingers (and toes) crossed for ya.

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      1. thank you my darling, you are so awesome!! your comments always, and I mean ALWAYS make me smile from ear to ear <3

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    11. Pretty Asain flower <3
      You could pull off any ethncity, so stunning!

      -Imani Love

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      1. thank you dollface :)) i guess that's the upside of being ethnically ambiguous... or whatever they call it ;p

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    12. Love your eye makeup & the flowers are soo adorable <3

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    13. Very pretty! the makeup, hair, everything. Gives you an ethereal look :-)

      ~Sherine
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    14. This is sooooo beautiful <3
      I simply adore how cute, girly, and springy it is!

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    15. Wow! You're fabulous!!! I lOVE IT! All the post :o). Have a nice day. Xoxo V.V.

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    16. Oh how beautiful is this look alongside the flowers, gorgeous. It's so soft but the line of black honey liner just gives it such an edge :o) x

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    17. you look so "fresh" ... i like that look a lot!

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    18. What a gorgeous makeup look and what a pretty garden
      You look like a calendar girl ;)
      I love the profile of your last picture
      makes me want to pinch those cheeks!

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    19. oh dear you're so beautiful!!! i just wish i can see those beautiful cherry blossoms as well!!!
      your makeup is so colorful and really look good with you!! i also love your hairstyle... please can you teach me how to do that!??? hehehe
      take care girl! xoxo, Haus of Gala

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      1. thank you so much darling :)) the trees are all in bloom here, it's so uplifting to see!! and yes, I'll teach you anytime!!

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    20. Gorgeous look. The flowers are so pretty. :)

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    21. What great inspiration! The cheery blossoms are beautiful and you really captured that in your latest look. Love!

      Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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    22. Coucou si t'es fière de tes origines rejoins ma page sur facebook stp http://www.facebook.com/SiToiAussiTesFiereDeTesOrigines

      merci

      En passant j'adore ton blog :)

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    23. This makeup look is so beautiful! You look so beautiful!

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    24. Amazing look! Very creative:-) Beautiful pics

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    25. Hi Maryam! How are you? Super post! I published a post about you. You should read and see the photos. I am sure that you will like it! Thank you..

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    26. Absolutely beautiful!!! :) x

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    27. I love your side bun!!!! Too cute!! You should do a tutorial so i can see how to do mines like that!! :)

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    28. beautiful love this flovers ...i think its magnolia isnt it?
      .............
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      Hope to reading from you soon,

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    29. That's lovely, I like the touch of green =)
      XOXO
      Ylenia

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      1. thanks Sue :)) lol it almost didn't make the cut!!

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    31. So kawaii! So cute! Looks like a fun look to do!

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    32. Very beautiful! I wish we got cherry blossom trees here. :(

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    33. so pretty- you are creative with makeup, it's so refreshing to see. nice use of color xx
      my blog: boho vanity

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    34. The flowers are so gorgeous and you always create an incredible story with your makeup looks. So fresh & beautiful

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      1. aww thank you Mandy, that means so much to me :))

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    35. Wow I wish my color palettes were this pigmented and lovely. Beautiful look! You look glorious.

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      1. NYX sticky base or jumbo eye pencils :)) they make everything so much better and brighter!!

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    36. you look so beautiful! and your eye makeup is sooo pretty! :)

      <3, Mimi
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    37. I absolutely love this look! The last pic is breath taking! <3

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    38. I instantly thought of cherry blossoms when I saw your make-up so you did a great job. That green colour is just lovely!

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    39. This is so pretty! I love the tiny bit of green with the pink. A perfect springtime look!

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    40. Lo and behold you have transformed into a Chinese fairy princess !

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