Wednesday, May 2, 2012

If I were a Prom Queen in 2012


Salut mes belles!! Today's post is my second prom installment for the season, featuring a look I'd most likely wear to my own prom, if I were to attend this year. I got such great feedback for my first look (see here), that I thought I'd create a second using a few of my IMATS goodies from coveted makeup brands like NYX, Velour Lashes and OCC.



Read on for pix, tips & deets, plus reviews and how-to's!



THE LOOK: Part Pin-up, Part Arabian Princess, this maquillage is both timeless and eye-catching. The main focus of the makeup is the punchy coral mouth and luscious long mink lashes, supported by a neutral mini smokey eye / cat-eye liner combo. This prom look is completed with long, cascading curls (I used clip-in extensions, see review here) and large pearl earrings. This makeup and hair look would complement any bright, pastel or sorbet colored prom dress, especially yellow (my favorite color) and peach / apricot.
GET THE LOOK (Products Used):
    The Stars of the Look:
    1. Velour Lashes Upper Lashes in T Dot Oooh 
    • Not only are these babies 100% authentic mink (and 100% approved by the Russian in me), but they are also 100% cruelty-free!! The fur is brushed from live mink and sterilized to ensure safe non-allergenic usage. These lashes feel incredible when worn, they are light-weight and feel comfortable all day long. Considering the size of these falsies, it's quite incredible that they feel so natural on the eye -- no wonder mink lashes are a celeb favorite!!
    • Velour Lashes come in a variety of upper and lower lash styles. The T Dot Oooh called out to me because of the fuller inner part and longer winged outer part. After learning from the Velour girls (Mabel & Angela) that the name of the style represented their hometown, I was touched and had to show some New-Yawker love to the T Dot Oooh-ers :)))
    • Mink lashes promise to last 25 wears with proper care and I've worn my T Dot Oooh's twice so far: once for this post and also for a bday surprise for my bf -- the day these lashes actually saved my makeup. I was running super late on everything and didn't have time to create a dramatic look, so without thinking I crudely applied some crease shadow and glued these on for a complete look. These lashes possess a serious WOW factor and dress up the eye like no other lashes I've tried. Va-va-voom!
     2. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Grandma-- described as a true classic coral
    • These lip tars (not containing actual tar) are a nouveau cult favorite. The colors are bright, bold, and unmistakable -- there are no dupes for these in the cosmetics world. I'd say I pretty much love everything about this product, from the quality to the quantity to the packaging. The only iffy thing is the name of this particular shade... Grandma? I mean, I know my Grandma is a hottie, but I wouldn't want to wear her lipstick lol...
    3. NYX Candy Glitter Liner in Red-- tinted red gel with iridescent green / red glitter
    • I love NYX candy glitter liners, they are absolutely the best for your buck. I've never seen Red in the store, so I'm glad I snatched it up at the IMATS. It was definitely worth my 2 dollaz :D TIP: Adding a touch of red to the inner corner of the eye helps to visually eliminate the red in your eye whites, making the eyes brighter and more awake looking. Learned this awesome Marilyn Monroe trick from Kandee Johnson!!




    Popping Eyes versus Poppy Lips! Who's winning?

    GET THE LOOK (How To -- Eyes):
    1. Prime your eyes from the lashes to the brows using a primer like Lime Crime Eyeshadow Helper or Urban Decay Primer Potion.
    2. Using a fluffy dome shaped brush and windshield wiper motions, apply a soft brown shadow (Buck) to your crease and outer corner. For this look, I was inspired by the Arabic eye shape, so I lifted the shape of the outer corner slightly towards the eyebrow using small circular motions.
    3. Clean off the same brush and blend out the top edge of Buck with a lighter shade (Naked) using the same technique.
    4. Apply a muted purple (Hustle) to the outer "V" and lower lash line, stopping half way in.
    5. Using a flat shader brush and some setting spray (UD--All Nighter) apply a frosty eyeshadow or highlighter to the entire lid, concentrating the pigment on the center. Spray directly onto the brush and apply the color using painting strokes while wet.
    6. Apply the same color under the brow arch and blend it down with Naked. You may want to repeat step 3 in case the shimmery highlight erases some of the Naked.
    7. Line the top lash line using a cream or gel liner on a fine brush and extend the outer wing.
    8. Line the inner potion of the lower lash line with glitter liner (NYX -- Red) and apply your falsies. 

    OCC LIP TAR How To: Line your lips with a matching or neutral lip liner. Squeeze out a tiny bead of product and apply to your bottom lip first, press your lips together and fill in the top lip. The result: perfect, matte, long-lasting lip color!

    My (Would-Be) 2012 Prom Look:

    Yellow Gown -- ✔
    Cascading curls -- ✔
    BIG Mink Lashes -- ✔
    Classic Coral Lips -- ✔
    Sparkling Smokey Eyes -- ✔


    What's your ideal Prom Look? Let's talk!!


    bisous,


    Maryam Maquillage




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    Maryam Maquillage © 2012. www.maryammaquillage.com

    122 comments:

    1. Love this look !!!! You look so pretty :) xoxo

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    2. You are totally inspiring me to do some prom looks! Love this, I love how you make such simple looks so good!

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    3. you look just like Belle from Beauty and the Beast! love it

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    4. Those false eye lashes are AMAZING!

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    5. vaya pulso para hacerte esa raya tan perfecta, y las pestañas son lo más!

      somos dos chicas que hemos creado una empresa de bisutería. Nos encantaría que te pasaras a ver que te parece:

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    6. OMG those lashes are to die for and you look beautiful as always!

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    7. those lashes!! gorge. I need to order them.

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    8. Wow I love your lashes! Can I ask which camera you use?

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    9. beautiful! your lashes are so pretty! <3

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    10. Pretty!! I agree with the above comments, those lashes are amazing!

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    11. i like the lashes! surprised that you'd rock something so soft and neutral if it were your prom.....i like the lip color too

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    12. Gorgeous as always :) I would probably wear something neutral like this look since I usually wear red when I get all fancy. Those lashes are fabulous!

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    13. Love the makeup! Looks very classy & pretty!

      xx Louise
      http://alittlebeautylux.blogspot.com

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    14. this couldnt be any more beautiful I love the lashes they're gorgeous!!!

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    15. oh my goodness, my heart just fluttered for those lashes & your eye look, oh and the lip tar
      Gorgeous.

      What do you do to your brows? Wax or pluck? They're perfect.

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      1. thanks babe, I pluck... occasionally... only from the bottom though :))

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    16. Gorgeous makeup girl.
      I loooove your lashes.
      Any prom queen would look adorable with this look!

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    17. This make up looks perfect and so naturally...i love the lashes!

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    18. Beautiful look and thoses lashes is killing them girl!! love it!! www.delabelle-k.blogspot.com

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    19. you look stunning hun..I love it..You look like princess here to me..^_^..Love the soft smokey eyes with bold lips..

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    20. I- WANT- THOSE-LASHES-PERIOd!!!!!

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    21. Those lashes are insanely awesome! You look divine!
      You would totally be Prom Queen~

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    22. This is a really great look. I think neutral colors are a great choice for prom. Very elegant. Hmm.. I really don't know what my ideal prom look would be. I'll just say for my make up look, I'd probably go with pink, champagne, browns eyeshadow colors. For my hair, I'd definitely want to have some kind of half updo with soft, wavy curls. For my outfit, I think I would want to go with some kind of champagne color dress with some white heels.

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    23. http://himbeerot.blogspot.de/

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    24. sexy feminine eyelashes
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    25. Um, can I just say, BEST POST EVER?! This is so great: I can't wait to try this out!!! Thanks!!!

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    26. really pretty and i especially love those lashes :)
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    27. You look beautiful, the eye look certainly suits you! Also, the eyelashes are amazing, they are the perfect length and thickness - i have to get my hands on them! :)

      Love, Ana
      cupcakesandflowers.blogspot.co.uk
      x

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      1. thanks love! yes, the lashes make the whole look, I'm totally obsessed with them!!

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    28. You're so pretty with this look :)!

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    29. Beautifule look, but lashes is lovley

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    30. you are just too beautiful and stunning! seriously love this prom look. your makeup looks sooo amazing. my favourite part is the glitters underneath your eyes- so pretty :)

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    31. you are looking very pretty...love this prom look...

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    32. Astounding amazing alluring appealing attractive awesome bewitching beautiful captivating charming dazzling demure devastating divine enticing exciting enthralling enchanting fascinating fabulous glamorous gorgeous incredible inspiring marvelous magnificent ravishing riveting royal sparkling spellbinding sensuous seductive sensational smashing striking spectacular tantalizing tempting ....These are just a few select adjectives to describe your new yellow goddess look !

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    33. ohh!this looks amazing on great.so pretty!

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    34. What brush was used for the liner? :)

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    35. i love that u wear the makeup u dont let it wear u! ive come to the conclusion that you can have a black eye and stil rock it and make it look gorgeous lol!!!

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      1. thanks my darling!! I don't know about the black eye though, I should try "black eye" makeup lol

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    36. Loooooove this look!!!! I can wear this look going out!!

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    37. What a beautiful look, Maryam! Had I gone to my prom, I would have more than likely used something like this for my look. :)

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    38. I love this look! :) It's elegant and chic :)

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    39. Вы говорите по-Русский? :) Oú parles tu francais? :)

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      1. Я говорю по Русски et je parle français :))

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    40. Очень красивый макияж!)

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    41. wow! Gorgeous! You are so good at greating these looks!

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    42. love the lashes!!!!!! any girl would love this prom look!!!!! i didnt go to prom!! :( Boooooooo! hehehe thnx for sharing!

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      1. I didn't go to my prom either... and now I regret it lol guess there's always the next lifetime!!!

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    43. Very beautiful thas how i picture prom girls look like but i didnt go to prom :( have a nice dayyyy

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    44. I'd vote for you!! I love the softness of the look and the KA-POW from the sexy lashes!

      Another great look :)

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    45. U R BEAUTIFUL AS ALWAYS,LOVE IT!

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    46. I LOOOVE this look.. For prom and beyond!

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    47. Yet again you've created pure magic! I simply don't think you could ever fail with a look!
      And grandma is such a funny name, that colour does not look like grandma!
      Anyway, you rock in it! I adore those Lip Tars!
      Phlox

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    48. You look gorgeous! You're a queen.

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    49. Wow this look is gorgeous! Wish I was young enough to go to prom again!

      Boston Princess

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    50. What a great post idea! I really love the lips and hair x

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    51. The pop of glitter is so cute! The lashes are stunning! :)

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    52. Oh Maryam. You always inspire me. I totally LOVE this! BREATHTAKING! <3

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    53. You're so talented & pretty!
      I think it's hilarious that such a gorgeous lip color is called "grandma" lol

      ps. I nominated you for the Sunshine Award!
      http://iheartmakeupart.com/2012/05/04/sunshine-award-nomination/

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      1. thanks darling!! and lol... riiiiight?? "grandma" is just... a tad outdated haha

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    54. I love those lashes on you! And grandma looks beautiful on you

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    55. From the hair, the makeup and the yellow dress - some how you reminds me of Belle from Beauty & the Beast from Disney characters :) I know it sounds weird, but you seriously do!

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      1. thanks so much, and yes, I was sort of going for Belle, just forgot to mention it in the post :))

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    57. Love the eyelashes! Super cute xxx
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    58. STUNNING look. These lashes are beautiful...you remind me of Disney's Belle!

      Besos,
      Lela
      Enter to WIN my hotel, afternoon tea and beauty Competition!

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    59. I seriously need lip tars in my life.

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    60. Oh, how I WISH I could go back in time and re-do my prom makeup!!! This inspires me. When I finish getting moved I will probably do a post all about that... just gotta get around to unpacking my makeup :-)

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      1. I can only imagine how much makeup you have Mandy!!! I would love to see a post on that lol

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    61. You kind look like belle from beauty and the beast <3 <3 such a wonderful look :)

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      1. oh yes, I forgot to mention, that was my other inspiration!!

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    62. great blog ;)
      what about following each other?

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    63. Gorgeous! I adore the glitter line at the bottom, very different but a pop of glitter is always fun! This is similar to a look I attempted for prom.. didn't turn out good though. It was so long ago though! haha

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      1. thanks love!! I didn't go to my prom, but I so wish I did just so I could play with my makeup haha

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    64. love the look!.very eye-catching!
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    65. My proms coming up and I'm going for the cream dress, Orange lip (think mac morange) gold smokey eye and eyelashes ! Xx

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      1. I love MAC Morange!!! That's gonna be a hot look :))

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    68. Amazing look as usual! Love the mink lashes!! :D You look so beautiful Maryam!!!

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    69. Hi...!Your so cute. I like your lip color. :)

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    70. beautiful! your eyes are gorgeous.

      love, rach.
      www.so--hi.blogspot.com

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    71. I love love love this look, so simple and yet spot on glam! and the lashes! Wow!

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    72. Your bone structure is amazing, absolutely in love with this look xo

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    73. those lashes are seriously insane- gorgeous!

      x Jordan
      - Boho Vanity -

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    74. If you were a prom queen you'd have flawless lashes and perfectly pouty lips! Love!

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    75. I want that coral lipstick! love the glitters you applied under your eyes =)

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    76. I love the emphasis on the eyelashes here, they really stand out!

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    77. I love the eye makeup! You look gorgoeus as usual! :)

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    78. Aww.. love your eyelashes dear!

      xx

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    79. Ces faux cils sont déments !

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    80. I am totally trying out this look, I don't have a prom to go to but I think the eye look is pretty wearable for other occasions too. <3

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      1. definitely!! this is sort of my signature look for going out :))

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    81. Thanks a lot for your lovely comments, I´m glad you liked my MAC facecharts! If you want, you can follow me back! :) Xoxo, Maddeline

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    82. And I love the lashes and your lipstick! Too beautiful! <3

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    83. Those eyelashes are the bombbbb!!! LOL. I love them =].

      XOXO,
      KIMBERLYLUXE
      kimberlyluxe.com

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    84. Love OCC lip tars, and this one is no different!!
      I think I may have to pick this colour up at the IMATS in Toronto this year!!
      Thnx for sharing, beautiful look!!
      -Two Uptown Girls
      xo

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    85. thank you all soooooo much for your sweet comments and compliments <3

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    86. Wow I love your lashes, they look sooo amazing!

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    87. Beautiful. I love occ liptars. I almost own most of them

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    88. awesome look!!!

      Greetings from Germany

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    89. Ohh, Maryam, love this look !!!!

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