Wednesday, April 18, 2012


Wah gwan!! Rasta-Maryam is in the buildin', introducing a fresh new makeup look inspired by the saturated eyeshadows from the Lime Crime Chinadoll Palette. The beautiful gyals at Lime Crime* sent me a wondrous care package to play with and after seeing the colors so rich and vibrant, I felt empowered to release my Afrocentric Island Gyal alter-ego and present her to the world. It would be a crime not to ;))

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The coveted Chinadoll palette responsible for my eye look inspiration and creation: 
  • Fly Dragon Fly (rich, vibrant, matte fire red) -- used in the outer half of the lid, crease and lower lash line.
  • Parasol (perfect matte sky blue) -- saved for my next Lime Crime inspiration!! 
  • Goldfish (shimmery bright yellow) -- used in the inner half of the lid, crease and lower lash line. Also used under the glitter on the brow bone as a brow highlight.
  • Jade-O-Lade (gorgeous matte emerald teal aka jade) -- saved for my next Lime Crime inspiration!!
  • Lotus Noir (matte jet black) -- used over black pencil liner to deepen the smoldering effect

The best part about these eyeshadows is that the smallest amount of product achieves a perfectly pigmented opaque coverage. Truth is, these babies don't even need a primer (though the eyeshadow helper is smooth like butter) the shadows are simply superb. I am so impressed with the colors and quality of the palette -- the creative possibilities are endless!!! I'm itching to create my next look already :))
Can you guess which one of these BAD GYALS is responsible for my lushus-gyal lippies?

These incredible lip glosses are super pigmented, saturated and smell absolutely divine!!! I applied the tiniest amount of Golden Ticket over a brown liner to the outer portion of my lips to sheer out the color and applied slightly more to the center of the lips, where the color appears very true to life. Again, a little goes a long way with Lime Crime and that's why I'm officially addicted to this truly inspiring 100% VEGAN makeup brand!!!

Shady Lady
Other Products Used:
  • Eyes:
    • NYX candy glitter liner in Gold
    • Ardell false lashes #118
  • Face: 
    • Dinair custom airbrush foundation
  • Nails:
    • Milani Jewel FX polish in Hot Pink over L'OrĂ©al Jet-Set polish in Hasty
  • Hair:
    • Dreadlocks clip-on ponytail (got this one about 10 years ago at H&M)
  • Accesories:
    • Earrings: H&M
    • Bracelets: H&M (beaded); Forever 21 (bamboo); various African (leather, wood) & various Caribbean (straw, stone) bracelets from my travels
    • Necklace: African (wood)
    • Bandana & Mesh Top from Jamaica 
 striking an Afrocentric pose like a 70's poster-chick
I hope you enjoyed my first installment of Lime Crime inspired makeup :)) Stay tuned for more creativity and color, I'm already in the process of conceptualizing new looks and storylines... be ready to meet my next alter-ego!!! Who will she be??

*These products were sent for my consideration and review. I was not compensated for this review and the information stated is 100% my own, uninfluenced and unbiased opinion.

Stay Blessed & Bisous,

Rasta-Maryam aka Maryam Maquillage

Photos by: Le Var (merci!!)


Maryam Maquillage © 2012.
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