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 :))



Taupe-y Shimmer Eye
There's no better taupe or nude eye shadows out there than the shades from the Urban Decay Naked Palettes. For this look, I used both Nakeds: two taupe-y shades plus one highlight from the Naked 2, and two crease / contour shades from the original Naked. The look I came up with can be worn on a hot summer day, as well as transition into the night. The shimmery shadows are very reflective and festive, while the mattes are casual and wearable, making this look versatile and perfect for any occasion.

Products Used: (EYES)

Products Used: (LIPS)

On my FACE:
  • Custom Dinair airbrush foundation & blush -- BIG review coming soon :))
 HOW-TO:
  1. Prime your eye with a primer and wait for 20-30 seconds for it to set. Then, apply a shimmery taupe sticky base like NYX Iced Mocha all over your lid and up to the crease. Blend it out using your finger.
  2. Use a flat brush to pat the silver taupe shadow (Verve) to the center of the lid.
  3. Clean off the brush and apply a brownish taupe (Suspect) to the inner and outer lid, enclosing Verve.
  4. Using a fluffy dome brush and windshield wiper motions, apply a matte soft brown (Buck) shadow onto the crease. Bring the color under the lower lash line, keeping it in the outer half. Think of creating a "C" shape around the outer crease and lower lash line.
  5. Clean off the brush and apply a nude shadow (Naked) right above Buck to blend it out, using the same windshield wiper motions.
  6. Highlight the inner tear duct and brow bone using a matte eggshell shadow (Foxy).
  7. Line the waterline using a brown waterproof pencil (Whiskey). TIP: Using brown liner in the waterline helps to bring out the color of brown eyes, rather than making the eyes bigger or brighter, like nude or black liner, respectively.
  8. Line the top lash line using a shimmery brown liner (Black Honey) and extend the wing starting from the outer corner of the lower lash line.
  9. Apply black mascara and lash accents (optional) and voila!
A summer look would be incomplete without a beautiful rosy blush and glowing cheekbones. For this look, I went for a natural flushed skin effect, using airbrush makeup from Dinair (I'm still learning how to use this stuff, so stay tuned for a big review in the next week or so). As an alternative to airbrushing, use mineral foundation on your problem areas only, allowing your natural skin tone and texture to shine through. Blot the t-zone with translucent powder and you're good to go!


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Maryam Maquillage





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86 comments:

  1. You are absolutely stunning! :)

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  2. This is really beautiful. I'm also in love your lipgloss, it's perfect on you ;)
    Oh, and give me some lashes, i see you have plenty of them ha!

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    1. I love Smokey Look lip gloss, it's so fab and perfect with a smokey eye, as the name suggests haha... and guuuurl, I wish I had more lashes to give, mine need help too, I'm always wearing falsies lol

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  3. Love this look. Something I would definitely wear. I'm more of a nude neutral girl. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  4. LOVE it! you are so gorgeous :) xx

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  5. So pretty! Loving this taupe smokey eyes! ^_^

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  6. I totally love this look...so natural!
    Would love you to stop by my blog...if you love please follow & I'll follow you back!
    Have a fantastic weekend xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  7. Your lipstick! Such a pretty color!
    And your whole look is amazing as always...ahhh, I just love your face!!

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  8. tu es tres belle J'adore cette look :)

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  9. I'm totally obsessed with your blog! Your looks are gorgeous!<3

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  10. Gorgeous neutral look! Beautiful as always!

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  11. Oh my golly this is fab, beautiful! <3

    -Imani Love

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  12. Love this look. Definitely a great everyday look!! And great choice of lip gloss!

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings
    BTW - our blog just turned 1 this week so we are having a giveaway if you want to enter. http://herlatenightcravings.blogspot.com/2012/03/1-year-blogiversary-giveaway.html

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  13. Gorgeous, as always! I love how subtle this is, but it still carries a WOW factor! You do the best smokey eyes!

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    1. omg that is the greatest compliment ever!!! I used to suck at smokey eyes, and now to hear that I'm the best??!! I feel so proud :)) thanks my love!!!

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  14. Nice post! I follow you now! ^_^
    Do you want to follow me too?

    http://missmakeupandco.blogspot.it/

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  15. lovely, you make me want to buy the naked 2 palette

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  16. this is sooo beautiful and natural you can't do no wrong beautifullllllllllllllllllllllllll!!!

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  17. so pretty & fresh! your posts are always so well put together- love them hun
    xx Jordan
    Boho Vanity

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  18. Gorgeous! Taupe eye looks are so perfect for spring; I also love the finish of the foundation. I can't wait to see your Dinair review!

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    1. thanks my darling!! I can't wait to finish testing it, I have soooo much to say already!!!

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  19. I love this look and your top too, so cute!!!
    Def. wanna try this one with my green eyes!!

    xoxo
    annpaige

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    1. thanks love, please try it and show me a pic, I'd love to see your version :)) p. s. my top is from the Gap

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  20. You look beautiful!
    Love the look you created. It is so simple and pretty!

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  21. This look is so effortless & stunning on you!! I just wish I could pull off cooler toned/ silver shadows- they just look strange with my coloring. Great post! <3

    http://alittlebeautylux.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks doll :)) I used to think the same thing about cool tones, now I just try to pair them with warmer contour colors... maybe you could try it too :))

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  22. Maryam's face is the most beautiful face of all the faces. That's it. D< I'm thankful for this eye look because it's similar to my own eye shape. And also for the fact that you used both Naked palettes - now I can try this out!

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    1. You are too generous with that compliment, I do not deserve such praise. Thank you so much for being so sweet, darling :))

      Yes, we do have similar eyes, and I bet this look would be even better on you with your smoldering dark hair and piercing eyes!!

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  23. brilliant! looks very fresh and sunny :)

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  24. Beautiful look as always hun! You should really do a skincare post because your skin is so flawless babe!

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    1. thank you darling!! my skin is alright... it has its moments lol. In these photos, my face is airbrushed with custom foundation from Dinair. I will have a review coming soon and I'll make sure to include some skin tips :))

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  25. BEAUTIFUL POSTS ON YOUR BLOG, VERY INSPIRING! CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WORK:)
    MAYBE YOU'D LIKE TO FOLLOW EACH OTHER?
    WISH YOU AN AMAZING WEEKEND:)

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  26. Only one word can describe this look..GORGEOUS..^_^..Can't wait to see more from you hun..

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  27. i love it!!! you look so natural and the colors are amazing!!!
    i also love the color lipstick :)
    have a great weeekend dear. xoxo, Haus of Gala

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  28. I've been wearing so many colourful looks that I forget neutrals exist! LOL Pretty!

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  29. Very pretty! You make me wanna buy the Naked2 palette haha! Also, your shirt is just too cute. :)

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    1. You must get it Wendy, you will be addicted just like meeeee :))) P. S. My shirt is from the Gap :))

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  30. Hello! I just found your blog and I think it's AMAZING! The pics are great and I can see that You really like what you do here! I love people with great ideas, like you!
    Your blog is inspiring! I will follow you!
    xoxo

    http://nikandpic.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you so much Nik, I really appreciate your kind words :))

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  31. I love it! So clear and innocent. Have a nice day! Xoxo V.V.

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  32. So pretty as always! I just got the urban decay naked 2 palette I can't wait to start doing some looks :)

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    1. yaaaaaayyyy!!! Congrats Adriana :))) you're gonna love it!!

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  33. Hi Maryam!
    What a beautiful post :) I loved it, and I love your blog too!!!
    I found a lot of inspiration here :)

    I am an italian fashion blogger..please, just if you have time, check out my blog, and maybe follow me back with Google Friend Connect/Facebook, if you like it! You won't regret it :-D
    However, you have a new follower starting from............NOW :)

    Anna

    http://www.followpix.com

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  34. So pretty! I'm really loving that lip color. I hear so much about the naked palette but i'm super nervous to pick it up just because i'm not sure if it would look good on my skin tone

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

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    1. Sherine, you've gotta get the Naked palette, it will look beautiful on your skin tone, I promise you. I did a look on my friend Christen using the original Naked palette, and the colors are even better on her mocha coloring. Check it out:

      http://www.maryammaquillage.com/2011/04/starry-eyed-christen.html

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  35. beatiful..
    we can follow each other if you want..
    i'm also on facebook and bloglovin..
    kisses
    http://color-blockbyfelym.blogspot.com

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  36. I love it! Wonderful make up!:) Kisses from Italy! xoxo

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  37. thank you for ur comment, lovely :) have a very nice day

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  38. You skin is amazing and I love the shades you used on your eyes!

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  39. I love how you've used Verve! It really pops against the other neutral shadows.

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  40. Yep I love this post. So detailed. Love how it turned out. Gorgeous.

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  41. gorgeous as usual Maryam!!!! ur hair looks so soft and pretty!!!! i love the color!! ♥

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  42. you look so very pretty...love the nails and lip color

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  43. You are soooooo gorgeous with dreamy eyes & sensuous lips.

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  44. you look great! love the shiny lips!

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  45. BEAUTY!!!! You're soooooooo beautiful! <3
    I think I shall try this on the weekend... Absolutely LOVE this gorgeous taupe look!
    XO

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  46. You are gorgeous! I love this and am totally going to try it out this weekend. :)

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  47. you are beautyful.... and talented

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  48. lot of thanks ! looOOooove it !Happy new year. That's perfect and you are beautiful with it. Less is more !
    sorry my english is very approximate : for this summer/spring i would adopt a fresh make look with red lip mate ou satin (absolutely not glossy) + blush abricot (apricot) because i have freckles. But it's very difficult to wear red lips and more difficult to find the perfect shade
    Merci encore pour ce maquillage discret mais efficace ! bises à bientôt !

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