Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Mary From the Block


Yo yo yo chicas & chicos!!! Today's look is bright, fresh and funky; featuring more of my IMATS goodies and built around one awesomely awesome OCC lip tar. Inspired by Narcissus, a punchy blue-based lavender-pink lip tar, I created a look with blingin' glittah eyez and a long super shiny pony-tail, perfect for any Urban Barbie.



Read more for reviews, pix & deets!



Narcissus Narcissist!
Can you tell that I'm slightly obsessed with OCC Narcissus lip tar? To me, this medium pink-lavender lippie is the perfect pink for medium, tan, and olive skin tones. I personally hate the chalky look of lighter pink lipsticks on darker skin tones (think Nicki Minaj), so I'm always very nervous when picking these tricky shades (which also tend to yellow the appearance of teeth). OCC Narcissus does no such thing. On the contrary, it brightens the teeth and works really well with my coloring (and probably a lot of others). I'm obsessively compulsively obsessed!!


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Candy-coated rainbow graffiti glitter eyes!!
*keep in mind, glitter is very hard to photograph, so these pictures don't do justice to the real-life bling factor of these liners :)
GLITTER EYES HOW-TO: This is a popular request, and I'm finally sharing my "secret" :)))
  1. Prime your eyes with primer potion.
  2. Apply three shimmery eyeshadows on top of your lid to create a gradient. I chose the colors to match my NYX glitter liners: Lime Green, Aqua Teal and Lavender Purple. Use patting motions to apply the shadow and short swiping strokes to blend the transitions. For Asian Eyes: apply the shadows slightly above your "crease" or half way to your eyebrow.
  3. Use a matte neutral shade (UD Naked) to define your crease and blend out the edge of the colorful shadows.
  4. Line the top lash line with a black liner to define the eye and provide a base for the false lashes. Optional: extend the inner corner for even more edge.
  5. Apply the glitter liners on top of their respective shadows and layer them on top of one another at the transitions to better blend the colors. Wait at least 30 seconds for the liners to dry (keep your eyes closed if you can).
  6. Line the waterline with a white pencil to help the eyes pop and apply the falsies.

The RESULT: bright, glittery, popping summa-time winkers ;)))

My PONY!!!
This tie-in Pony Tail is longer and bigger-than-life and is the perfect completion to my "Mary from the block" alter-ego. To create this super easy hair style, I gathered the hair below my crown into a ponytail and secured it with a strong elastic. Next, I clipped in the pony-tail extension and tied the ribbons around the base of my ponytail. To hide the ribbons and the transition where my hair meets the extension, I gathered my bangs and the hair on top of my crown, slicked it back and wrapped the ends around the base of the extension. I used bobby pins to secure the hair in place. Voila!


Length: 65 cm / 25.5 in (approx. waist length)

Color: 2T33

Price: $14.01

Where to Buy: www.kkcenterhk.com

Verdict: As with most KKcenterHK wigs, this synthetic ponytail extension is great quality and does not shed at all. I particularly love the ribbon attachment and small grip, which makes this piece more versatile than a clip-in ponytail. This extension is great for costumes, but may be a bit too shiny for everyday wear. Although, I would prefer more natural looking extensions for personal use, this piece is not a one trick pony and can be blended with your own hair for a more wearable look. Stay tuned for future posts with tutorials :))


SPECIAL: Use my exclusive 10% off coupon good for any merchandise from the KKcenterHK website :)) This coupon ends Dec. 31, 2013, so start shopping by clicking on the coupon link above. Don't forget to enter the code at checkout :))


I may not have all the rocks just yet...
 but I'm still, I'm still...


Mary from the Block :))


bisous,


Maryam Maquillage





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89 comments:

  1. Gorgeous look and so colorful! Love!

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  2. oh my! this is gorgeous as always hun,loooooooooooooove it!

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  3. woow I love it :)
    beautiful Look, esspecially the Lipstick :)

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  4. t'es vraiment trop belle !!!!!!! et jolie maquillage =)

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  5. Omg cant blink my eyes perfect look for summer

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  6. Aaaa that pony completes the look! And what a creative look. You are brilliant!

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  7. oh, I love it!!!! gorgeous colors and brilliant idea :) I must try it out :*

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  8. I really love this! You are so pretty! You do look like a urban Barbie!

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  9. You look very sexy, just wanted you to hear that from another woman.
    Your eye look is gorgeous, i need to get all the NYX stuff thanks to you ;)
    anyways, i missed reading your past posts, but i'm on it now!

    Love,
    Sandra

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  10. Woooooww wooooowww woooowww beautiful :))))

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  11. wow I love it, is very sweet!!! :*

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  12. Love the colours! You look absolutely beautiful :) xox

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  13. I love this and I love how you used the glitter in this look. I don't think I have seen a beauty blogger do a gradient look with glitter. Absolutely gorgeous!:D

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  14. These look amazing Maryam! I've missed your blog recently - I've changed my URL so have lost my followers too, please could you refollow me? It's now http://bylaurenjane.blogspot.com

    Lauren xo

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  15. These NYX glitters turned out amazing!

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  16. I love your eye makeup. You are so beautiful!
    Thanks for the tips.

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  17. THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR SECRET!!!!!!!... now i have no excuse to try this look!!!! lol.. you look fabulous doll face!!!!lol :)

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  18. Bling bling, Mary from the Block! All that glitters is gorgeous!!

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  19. so gorgeous love ur eyeballs :)

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  20. So cute & refreshing!!! PERFECT for summer!!!

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  21. LOVE THE LOOK.... THERE'S A METHOD THAT CAN TAKE THE SHINE OUT OF THE PONY TAIL TO MAKE IT LOOK MORE NATURAL...I LOVE THE LONG PONY TAIL!!!!

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  22. wow I love this look the lipstick is fabolous you cant do no wrong I love it!

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  23. OCC, please come to my life at some point.

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  24. Omg, I'm in love with this! And I love the title!

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  25. This is amazing! The glitter is perfect x

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  26. I'm so jealous that you can wear brights so well! I loved this post xoxo

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  27. Gorgeous as always!! I live the cours you chose and you blended them so well.

    xoxo
    annpaige

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  28. it is gorgeous...i will try to recreate as i m planning for a glitter eye makeup

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  29. Wow...! Wonderful....You are looking so cute.

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  30. This is divine. I love the glitter effect. :D

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  31. Lovely make up, it looks awesome

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  32. oh my gosh girl! you are so pretty!!! love the entire look <333

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  33. Wow! Fabulous... You look great!!! Xoxo V.V

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  34. This is stunning. Absolutely love your makeup; perfect summer look. Also, I LOVE your hair. :) xx

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  35. So beautiful! Thanks for sharing ^^

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  36. Impressive eye make-up. I love it!

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  37. honey child, this is stunning! so vivid and sparkly, me likey

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  38. looks so pretty, love your lippies and glitter is adding flavour in ur look :) <3

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  39. Super cute! loving all the fun colors!



    x

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  40. I so love all your EyeMakeUps!!
    Janine
    theamazingworldofj.blogspot.com

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  41. I love it! Soooo beautiful! - And so sweet blog, i follow you now. Visit my blog, and if you enjoy it then follow me back.

    Love from Denmark.

    xoxo.
    /ceciliehansen.com

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  42. this is so pretty! the glitter is so much fun, and i love the colors you chose :)

    x Jordan
    - Boho Vanity -

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  43. Great colors!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!!

    Besos, desde EspaƱa, Marcela♥

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  44. Beautiful makeup and beautiful pictures~~


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    I´m following you~~

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  45. Sooo pretty!
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  46. Hiiiii i think you look nicky minaj you should do a nicky minaj transformation pleassss pleasssss i thik it will be awsome

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    1. lol thanks... my latest post is more Minaj-ish hehe

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  47. Oh my God! Lavender pink goddess you are mind boggling ! Your new mod funky look is sensational.

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  48. this is just too beautiful for words!! I just love all the vibrant colours and the glitters. your eyes look amazing!

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  49. as always i loke your eyes ... but this times i looooooooove the lips!

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  50. Love those eyes and your make up is immaculate. *sparkle* *sparkle*


    | Bright Green Laces |

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  51. The look is amazing. I really like the glitter eyes :)

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  52. So I guess I'm goign to try NYX glitter! I actually came in going to question you about the hair and looks like your answers my question! haha I was going to saw, your hair grew so long and shiny!

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  53. I've also been wondering about the NYX Glitter and seeing how you're using it (aka: amaaaaaazingly) makes me want to swan dive into the stuff.

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    1. ohhh it's my favorite stuff ever... I use it shamelessly lol

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  54. This is my favourite look you've ever done. I wish my eyelids naturally looked like that ;]

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    1. thanks darling, it means a lot to me that you think this :)) and yes, me too, I totally wish I was born with glitter lids lol

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  55. Love it and I have the same earrings ;)
    Xoxo, Maddeline

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