Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Rasta-Maryam


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 ;))



Read more for pix, deets, reviews & products!!



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 :))
Blessed
 
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'Oréal 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!!)


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111 comments:

  1. wow! amazing look! Very bright and colorful. Love it!

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  2. You look sooo beautiful and your makeup is so georgous, I like it ^^

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  3. Looking all types of wotless, gyal ;-) love this!

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  4. you are so talented mama. you are a true artist. Love this look.

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  5. Haha Maryam this is IT! I'm in awe each and every time I see your looks, you're nothing but talent gyal!

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  6. You did it again, the hair and the makeup are amazing!

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  7. Wow! AMazing look. Have a nice evening. Xoxo V.V.

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  8. Amazing! I love what u did on the brow bone. Xx

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  9. Masha you are hilarious. Very cool.

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  10. The eye makeup is amazing <3 you look gorgeous in this look!!!!

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  11. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this look!! Thanks for sharing! Can you pls do video tutorials?

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  12. No way, girl!! This is sick.
    You never cease to amaze me.

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  13. Your face looks absolutely perfect and glowing! The Dinair foundation is a perfect match on you.

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  14. Wow!!! I'm surprised at how pigmented the yellow and red eyeshadows are! I can't wait to see your looks with the other colors!

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    1. the colors are sooooo insane and the best part is that you only need so little product!!!

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  15. whoa buddy! it's like china meets africa meets caribbean....VERY cool! i am loving this, so different

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    1. YES, I didn't wanna be obvious and do a Chinadoll look with a Chinadoll palette, so I had to go the opposite route :D

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  16. Amazing! You pull this off so well!

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  17. wooow amazing :) you are so beautiful :)

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  18. omg maryam im going to steal your eyebrows right off your face!!! lol... so jealous of the lushious thickness they have!!!!!! ;)

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    1. lol, well I really filled them in on this one :)) I like the thickness too, but they're very unruly and coarse :(( but thanks darling!!

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  19. This post just makes me want to leave you lots of weird patois compliments. Good thing I don't speak patois. I do know this though: "Ef yuh chobble, me a guh bax yuh". If you bother me, I'm going to hit you. Learned that from one of my students.

    Anyways, this look is FIYAH! Gwan witcha badself. That clip in pony is hilarious but so appropriate.

    My love for you grows ever stronger.

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    1. please don't bax me... that sounds painful!! yeah, my extent of patois is really limited and prob wouldn't fit with my "love everything" alter-ego... my love for you is ever so strong Mere <3

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  20. Wow doll this is amazing! You even got the braids downs!
    Haha I love it!
    xx

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  21. Wow fantastic look!

    Emma x
    http://beautyandrags.blogspot.co.uk/

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  22. This is so amazing! Love the vibrant colors!

    Karen @ http://beautyplaylist.tumblr.com/

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  23. "Rasta-Maryam is in the buildin'" LOL
    you look amazingg!!!

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  24. gorgeous...and your hair looks super fly!

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  25. umm I like love this!!! so damn pretty!!

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  26. This is SUPER HOT!!!!! I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!

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  27. OMG I LOVE this look! The dreads are so awesome!

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  28. WOW! Maryam, you have an eye for beauty! The colors you use & shapes you do are amazing!

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  29. you so damn talented i fricken love it boo

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  30. WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
    You look so AMAZING
    Love it !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  31. this look is incredible! these eyeshadows are so pigmented!!!! Love this look!!!! you are incredibly talented!

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    1. YESSSS the eyeshadows are insane!!! I was so inspired by the colors :)) thanks doll :))

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  32. Maryam you never cease to amaze me with you creative and talented make up application - love this rasta inspired look :)

    Anna xo
    http://lifesshinyprettythings.blogspot.com.au/

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  33. Amazing look....great job dear!...M*

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  34. Girl, you're so funny! I love reading all your post and looking at your pictures! You're such a great source of inspiration and I'm always curious to see what you're going to come up with next!
    This look is so cool and I love how you've played around with the eyeshadows and also they whole style!
    Awesome, can't wait to see the next alter-ego!
    My alter-ego is Phlox... ;)

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    1. what a sweet compliment!!! me?? an inspiration?? to you?? WOW, i'm honored... thanks so much doll :)))

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  35. Wow! My Rastafarian-Dar has picked up on your inner Yardie!
    I love this! AMAZING as always but always uniquely amazing with your different artistic characterizations! Keep up the excellent work lovely Masha!

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    1. I luuuuuuurve youuuuuuuuuuuuu myyyyyyy rastaaaaaaaaa!!!

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  36. Hi shawty! I am Cecilia and i find your blog amazing! but I have a boredom. I joined Blogger for some time and I don’t have enough members! Can you join my blog please I really need it and I promises to become member of your blog also thank you!

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  37. Beautiful Maryam! I love seeing what you are going to come up with next!

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  38. this is fantastic! I like everyhting: he make up, the hair, the accessories...I just visited your blog to keep me updated and found so many nice photos and colours! GREAT job!! the last photo is amazing =)

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  39. Gorgeous work, Maryam!

    Total 'wow' colours.

    Besos,
    Lela
    Fashion Blog - Lela London

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  40. amazing! very peculiar and creative :)

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  41. This is beyond just being creative.
    It's brilliant Maryam =0

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  42. You wear editorial looks so well! Not everyone could pull this off haha :) I think it's your striking features, do you mind if I ask what ethnicity you are?

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  43. Brava to your beauty and creativity, you know I'm a big fan of ya ;)

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  44. wowwwwwww i have no word! this one is impeccable!!!!
    bold and fierce!!! and you just look simply amazing!!!
    not everybody can wear this makeup and look pretty like you!
    i love it so much and great pictures as well!!!

    take care. have a lovely weekend. xoxo, Haus of Gala

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    1. Thanks my love :)) I was just inspired by the colors :)))

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  45. Hi! I just wanted to let you know I like your work and I have an award for you on my blog.

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  46. Thats amazing u do use alot of creative stuff love ittt xoxo muahh

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  47. oh my goodness!! this is such an incredible tropical and funky makeup look. the eye makeup colours are just amazing and you have incredible skill :)

    metallicpaws.blogspot.com

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  48. damn maryam this is friken gorgeous!! i dont know if you've mentioned it but are you a makeup artist!?!? if not, you def should be! dont let your skill go to waste girl!

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    1. I'm actually a cultural anthropologist lol but makeup is my passion!!! thanks doll :)))

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  49. I think I'm ordering myself that Chinadoll Palette. You look stunning but I'm sure you already know jajaja

    xo-Chelise
    http://empirestatebeautyqueen.blogspot.com/

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  50. Love this look its a real eye catcher! :o)

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  51. G-G-G-G-ORGEOUS! Whoaaaa! I LOVE IT, MAAN! FEELIN' HOT! HOT! HOT!

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  52. A - M - A - Z - I - N - G!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I LOVE IT!!!


    xx Jasmin

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  53. Looks beautiful ,great work!

    Lovely Greetings :)

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  54. this look is soo cool i love it. x

    http://makeupbyelysa.blogspot.co.uk/

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  55. Wow you are a true artist. And I would kill for such lips! Love, Davina

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  56. Oh my, girl you are getting amazing day by day. ♥

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  57. Hi lovely, you look sooo beautiful!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!!!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  58. absolutely beautiful,love it<3

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  59. Fascinating,mind blowing & extraordinarily colorful & attractive like a butterfly. You are indeed Gods beautiful gift to this wonderful world !

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  60. love the look!
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  61. Holy crow! You have some incredible talent!

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  62. Whaaaaaaa! I really love this look! It's so bold and colorful. 8D And you totally look ready to beat someone up.

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  63. This.Is. Awesome!!!!
    You rock this look and look super kick ass!
    Don't you just love this palette? I do! <3

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  64. I commented on your Facebook "like" page but I'll say it again- what look can't you pull off?! You are so flawless (: Also, I was wondering if you would ever do an eye-liner tutorial for how you line your eyes like that with the black liner? More specifically how you do the little pointy part by the inner eye.

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    1. Thank you Ami!! Here's a link to my Arabic makeup tutorial, I talk about the inner corner part in detail, hope it helps:
      http://www.maryammaquillage.com/2011/10/arabian-nights-arabian-days.html

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  65. Amazing as always! Your looks never fail :) x

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  66. Amazing look.. You look you're really from the Caribbean like me.

    I'm here for two reasons
    1. I nominated you for a blog award.
    http://www.leighlopez.com/2012/04/lovely-blog-award.html

    2. Would you be interested in doing a few guest blog post on my blog. I love makeup unfortunately, I'm not versed in it. But you are! And I would really like to have you write a few articles or as much as you wish lol. Let me know. You can email me at info@leighlopez.com

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  67. wow just amazing as always, very Caribbean.

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  68. Maryam you drive me so freakin' crazy about how beautiful you are, SERIOUSLY! Drop dead, GORGEOUS! Those colors are so beautiful <3
    I've been following Doe for years and haven't had a chance to try out her products yet, I have my eyes on those lip sticks!
    GREAT post love
    xx
    -Imani Love

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    1. Imani my darling, thank you for your sweet words, you are just the best, not to mention, you're my beauty inspiration!!! YES, the lipsticks are insane, soooooo colorful, pigmented and long lasting!! I'm obsessed :DDD

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  69. Ooooo this is dope! Check out your dreads lol they look good

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

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  70. Oh my goodness! You have simply out done yourself!! This is AHMAZING! Love the accessories, the jewelry, the lips.. Everything's perfect! <3 You really inspire me Maryam :) x

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  71. Awesome look, I love that glitter under your brow! I always love how you go all out with your looks. The hair, the makeup, the outfit, and the jewelry always come together for some awesome photos!!

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  72. Hey lovely Maryam,
    this looks so freakin´ awesome! I love your make ups and love to follow you!
    Xoxo, Maddeline

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  73. I've heard too many bad stories about Lime Crime to order from them but that look and palette are freakin' awesome.

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    1. that's too bad, because their products are amazing... I personally don't see the problem here, the quality is great, plus it's 100% Vegan... you may be missing out :))

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  75. This is amazing :) Looks great

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  76. This look is really amazing! You really outdid yourself. I've never seen anything like it, even when I lived in the Caribbean haha!

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  77. WOW hun... You could definitely be on a magazine cover!!! Amazing!
    Hope you have been well =)

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  78. WOW this is amazing! I really love how you wear colors. Love, love, love it!

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  79. What a bombastic look darling,,, i think i missed a world of beauty....:(

    super loving sweet heart <3<3<3

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  80. WWOOWWW !!! Great drmatic look !! ! I love it !!!

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