Friday, April 13, 2012

Prom Queen 2012


Salut mes belles! Prom season is right around the corner, and today's look is a jump-off to my prom series fulfilling a special request for Elaina, who will be attending her prom this May! I will be doing lots of prom looks in the upcoming weeks, featuring different colors and styles of makeup and hair, and today's look is a classic take on the prom queen. I chose a purple / pink shimmery smokey eye and a big bun up-do to compliment Elaina's fuchsia dress and brown hair.



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Prom Queen Plum Queen
PRODUCTS USED (EYES):



    HOW-TO:
    1. As always, start by priming your eye with a good primer like the UD primer potion.
    2. Let the primer dry and apply a sticky base like NYX jumbo eye pencil in Oyster(a pretty lavender shade). Blend out the product with your finger all over your lid and inner corner. This will help the shimmery eyeshadow stick and prevent fallout.
    3. Outline your crease (or where you want your crease to appear) with a purple sticky base like NYX Purple Velvet and again blend it out with your finger.
    4. Using a pencil brush (a small tapered brush) apply a bright medium pink eyeshadow (UD -- Infamous) all over the previously drawn crease. Next, take a fluffy brush and reapply the same shadow using windshield wiper motions. This will give the appearance of a sharper crease, while still looking well blended.
    5. Taking an iridescent (duo-tone) purple-pink shadow like UD Fishnet on a fluffy brush, apply the shadow to the inner portion of the crease, close to the eyebrow. Blend it out using windshield wiper motions. Bring this color under the lower lash line as well.
    6. Line the outer portion of the top and bottom lash lines with a smudgy black eye liner (UD -- Zero).
    7. Apply UD Grifter (shimmery lilac eyeshadow with chunky silver glitters) all over the lid and on top of the previously applied liner.
    8. Emphasize the outer "v" and outer portion of the top and bottom lash lines with a black glittery eyeshadow like Oil Slick. Blend out the outer "v" portion using small circular motions.
    9. Highlight the high point under the brow arch using a shimmery neutral shadow like UD Skimp and add a bright pop in the inner corner using a shimmery white like UD Polyester Bride.
    10. Add a lavender pink glitter liner (NYX Passion) to the inner half of the lower lash line and line the waterline with a nude liner to help the eyes pop even more.
    11. Finish off the look with a pair of dramatic falsies and black voluminous mascara.




     
    MY FACE is airbrushed with Dinair custom foundation and blush (review here). I think airbrushing is ideal for special occasions like the prom, but if you're not planning on getting your makeup professionally done or don't want to dish out the money for an airbrush kit, go for dewy look using a tinted moisturizer and a creamy highlighter.

    ON MY LIPS, I'm wearing:
    MY HAIR is up in a big sock bun (tutorial here) and I think it's the most modern and funky hair look for a prom in the 2012. A sock bun is super easy, chic and sturdy, so you can party the night away without worrying about messing up your hair!
    Truth be told, I never went to my high school prom and I sincerely regret it. I truly missed a once-in-a-lifetime event, especially since my school is the famous La Guardia Performing Arts High School in NYC, or the "FAME" school, as it is best known by. Too bad, I would've been such a diva at my prom!! I'd definitely rock a hot pink sexy number with big hair and ferocious makeup and I'd dance and sing the night away! P. S. My reunion is coming up very soon, so I guess I'll be experiencing my "prom" then haha...

    P. P. S. I almost forgot to mention, I will be at the IMATS NY this Sunday, April 15th!!! Who else is coming? I'd love to meet ya :)))


    bisous,


    Maryam Maquillage




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      88 comments:

      1. Love the lips and your skin looks amazing!!

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      2. You look gorgeous <3 Love the eye makeup & the lip color too is fab!!!!!

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      3. I never went to my high school prom either. I kind of wished that I did go though, haha.

        Lovely make up! I love the purples. One of my favorite colors to use on my eyes. ^_^ Your skin looks super nice as well!

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        1. thanks so much! my skin is airbrushed with Dinair foundation -- that stuff is magical :))

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      4. I'm at Imats on Saturday. too bad we won't meet.

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      5. Omg i cant blink my eyes so pretty

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      6. Wow!! Beautiful. I really love this look. Your make up looks just get better and better. Love the lips as well. :)

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        1. Aww thanks so much Brandy :)) you are so sweet!!

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      7. oooh, you look super pretty!
        i also love how flawless the rest of your face looks too!
        BreezeyBee

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        1. thanks love :)) the flawless face is definitely due to the makeup :))

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      8. Um, be my prom date please!? Though I can't promise we'll make it much farther than the limo ride with you lookin like that miss prom queen

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      9. this look is absolutely amazing, i love the colors your eyes and lips!!!

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      10. Wow, amazing! Probably the nicest eye makeup I've EVER seen!

        Holli x
        Dragonmommy123.blogspot.com

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        1. noooo Holli... don't say that, you're gonna make my head BIG lol... thanks so much darling <3

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      11. so pretty!!
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      12. What a gorgeous combination. I think purple is a popular prom colour and I agree with that because it looks so good on so many people!

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      13. This look is amazing!!! You always come up with the most inspiring looks!! LOVE IT GIRLY!!!

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      14. You are SO beautiful! How do you get your bun to stay up like that? Mine looks like that at first then falls. Could be though that I have massively long and thick/heavy hair.:/ Help a brotha out!

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        1. sock baby!!! I usually just pin the heck out of it... nail that ish down!!

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      15. great look;) very nice colours!

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      16. omg Maryam i freaken looooooovvveee this look!!! your gorgeous!! im crazy about those colors you have going on!!!! xoxox

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        1. thanks so much my darling, I love those colors too!!!

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      17. The violet is really gorgeous.
        Such a perfect prom look!
        I've always thought that prom was the time for dramatic makeup and fancy dresses. And eating fancy hotel food... xD
        Chaitea

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        1. lol prom is all about fun, I think :)) though I never went to mine, so I wouldn't know haha

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      18. I love this look so perfect you're definitely prom perfect you remind me of my daughter in this hair style so cuteeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

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        1. aaaaaawww Jeimy thanks so much!!! your daughter is beautiful (just like mommy) -- what a compliment :)) i'm really touched!!

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      19. I LOOOOVE purple and this looks so beautiful on you!

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      20. Very Preetty! I love purple looks, it's my go-to makeup when I'm going out. Either that or neutral eyes with bright red lips. I'm thinking about going to IMATS, in LA, but I think it might be too tempting for me :) I would want to try everything!

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        1. omg the IMATS are sooooo tempting!!! I had to have my best friend restrain me from a few unnecessary purchases lol

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      21. Gorgeous prom look! I wish I was in high school again, I miss proms.. haha ;)

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      22. Your skin looks absolutely flawless and your makeup is immaculate. I didn't have the faintest clue how to do makeup when I was at my prom :p

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        1. thanks so much :)) the skin is flawless thanks to Dinair airbrush foundation :))

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      23. Its beautiful, i really love the colors. :)

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      24. This is perfect for prom! Now Im wishing I had one to attend. Great skills!

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      25. Fabulous all the look!!! Xoxo V.V.

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      26. I am in LOVE! Flawless blending and skin!
        xxx
        -Imani Love

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      27. This is gorgeous! I'm wearing a bright coral dress for my prom next week! I'll definitely be looking out for a look to re-create. Gosh, you're amazing!

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        1. next week?? wow, that's pretty early... no?? I'm sure you'll be a knockout!!

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      28. What a beautiful look, Maryam! :)

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      29. Beautiful! This is a prefect look for spring I love the colours that you used :)

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      30. This is so stunning. I wonder if I could pull this look off. My prom days are definitely gone...that ship has sailed. But still. I'd find somewhere to rock it, LOL!

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        1. girl, you and me both... my reunion is right around the corner!! we still look good though!!! look at us lol :DDD

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      31. Love these type of smokey eyes!

        Love your blog,follow each other's both with GFC and facebook? It would be great!
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      33. absolutely BEAUTIFUL look maryam, my favorite of yours for sure! :) x

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      34. gorgeous makeup !! Love this so much :) You are great at doing this !!
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      35. This look reminded me i need to get more NYX jumbo eye pencils
        they're incredible.
        you should've had more pics taken with this look because we would all enjoy every single one of them.
        dont forget to post this on makeupbee ;)
        it's really really beautiful.
        your face is perfect.

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        1. thanks honey!! yes NYX jumbo eye pencils are the isht!!! I always use them under eyeshadow to make them stick better :)) aaah, I always hesitate to put up more pix, I already feel like I sometimes go over-board lol

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      36. This looks beautiful! I love all the pinks & purples.
        You look so pretty too! xx

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      37. Oh so gorgeous! And it's nice of you to do so many prom looks for those that have it coming up!

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      38. So beautiful... Like your blog!!

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      39. This is so pretty! I'm in love with that lid color!

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      40. This is just divine! You look stunning but it feels like you could wear a black plastic bag and still make it look hot!
        Phlox

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      41. i just cannot believe how gorgeous this is! I LOVE IT!!!

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      42. Love the pink and purple combo! The inner corner high light is beautiful!

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      43. wao its such a pretty look...<3 it

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      44. LOVE this makeup,the colors are beautiful!! You are such a gorgeous girl!

        theMANEtopic.com

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      45. I really like this make up because I'm sure these shades will be good for my skin and eyes too =)

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      46. j'adore!!! Et tu es très jolie, bravo !

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      47. YAY! I love pink and purple! My favourite is the tiny pop of NYX Passion glitter eyeliner, too pretty!

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      48. i love this eye look! so pretty!

        fabulous blog!! just started following!

        notoriouseyes.blogspot.com

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      49. You are unbelievably gorgeous and uber talented! I wore a similar purple smokey eye for my prom too which matched my purple dress. x

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      50. Wow I really love this look! Anything with purple just steals my heart! Love it!

        [fashionablyfly.blogspot.com]

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      51. This look is so gorgeous and i'll of course try this look for upcoming prom festival. . . . .Thanks. . . . .


        Best Eye Makeup Tips for Prom

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      52. can you please create a look to match with my prom dress? i would love it if you did! i've been following your blog & makeupbee for a while now and love your work ♥

        my dress; http://images.newyorkdress.com/Items_Big/20060_47221.jpg

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        1. OMG when is your prom?? I'm currently traveling out of state and don't have my full kit with me to create a look to match that goooorgeous dress. I should be back next Friday, hopefully I'll have enough time to complete your request!!

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      53. Going to my prim this Saturday gonna try to do this make up

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      54. You look just beautiful... very gorgeous!

        <3 from: www.thedocndiva.com

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