Wednesday, June 20, 2012

I Dream of Kashmir


First off, a HUGE Congratulations to Mary Beth Elderton for winning a brand new Dinair Airbrush System and a Special Thank You to Dinair for sponsoring my Giveaway!!! Also, Thank you to everyone who participated, stay tuned for more freebies and giveaways in the future! <3

Salut mes belles et mes beaus! Today's post is very near and dear to my heart and is a collaboration with one of my favorite jewelry brands. If you follow me on Instagram (@maryamnyc) you might have seen a few sneak peak pix and today is the day I feature what everyone's been asking about: Caviar Noir -- an avant garde jewelry line dedicated to making a statement with each piece that you wear. This post is the first installment of a series where I will be featuring unique designs by the brand I swear by, as well as coming up with makeup looks, storylines, alter-egos, and perhaps even some fashion... Read on!


Read more for pix & deets!



The star of today's show is the Antique Gold Kashmir headpiece that's guaranteed to add edginess and Eastern flair to any outfit, makeup or personality. My complementary makeup look was inspired by the exotic beauty of Kashmir and the Himalayas. I didn't want to go too literal with my interpretation, as the Kashmir region is often hard to define, so I created an exotic look that is reminiscent of Indian and/or Arabic makeup that is widely popular in Asia and beyond.
 
Airy Blues, Sandy Browns and Smoldering Black
PRODUCTS USED (EYES):
To create this exotic eye look, I used similar steps that can be found in my Arabic makeup tutorial (see Arabian Nights, Arabian Days), but simplified the liner and used fewer eyeshadows. Also, instead of emphasizing my brow arch, I softened the shape to mimic the rounder eye brow style worn by Indian women. I find that this is the biggest difference between Arabic and Indian makeup.

ON MY LIPS, I'm wearing:

MY FACE is airbrushed with Dinair custom foundation
 
My favorite part about the Caviar Noir "Kashmir" headpiece is that it is so versatile -- it can even adorn a boring every day bun! If tunics and Arabian makeup are too exotic for your taste, try wearing "Kashmir" with a white tank top and jeans -- you'll be amazed at how glorious you'll feel and look! This stunner is definitely made for a queen and is one of my favorite pieces in the collection. I am amazed at how much wearing this headpiece boosts my confidence level!!
The secret is out! Check out Caviar Noir Jewelry for your own exotic statement piece!


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bisous,


Maryam Maquillage




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113 comments:

  1. You look like a princess! I love the head piece your wearing :)

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  2. You look beautiful! I'm loving this look.

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  3. Ohhh, that straight line. Me like.

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  4. I love your eye-make up! Your so talented and i really like your choice of colours :) Thanks for sharing~x

    www.beautypicknmix.blogspot.com

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  5. This headpiece looks cool and I just LOVE your makeup look! It is just so pretty!

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  6. Vibrant but still very wearable ^^ Loved it! You look so beautiful xo

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  7. The headpiece is gorgeous! I made one the other night but this is ten times better lol

    ~Sherine
    Stop by and say HI!
    Confessions Of A City Girl

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    1. omg isn't it??!! I'm obsessed with this headpiece!!

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  8. This look of yours made my day <3 especially the inspiration behind it, since I live in Pakistan and Kashmir is very familiar. You captured the true beauty of it! Beautiful as ever.

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    1. Thank you so much Marib!! You have no idea how happy I am to read your comment... I'm sure the real beauty of Kashmir is impossible to capture with makeup or jewels, but I sure was inspired!!

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  9. Such pretty jewelry, however your makeup and you are much more gorgeous

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  10. I love this style and this make-up!!! Just amazing! :)

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  11. Very pretty! Love the headpiece and the makeup is just breath taking :) xx

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  12. oh i was waiting for this post after seeing all your pins on Pinterest the other day! You look gorgeous per usual love!!

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    1. lol Andee... thanks love! Yup, one can always see my scatter-brain at work on Pinterest haha

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  13. I luvvv the way the baby blue color looks girly!

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  14. oooh that color suits you so well! beautiful!

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  15. OMG GORGEOUS!!! i love this look!!!!! it brings out the eyes beautifully!!! :)

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  16. omg.. it's beautiful :)) very nice girl :)

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  17. you are so very talented! Great job. Awesome headpiece :)

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  18. Ohh, gorgeous, you are so talented!!!
    Bravo!!!

    Kisess!!!

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  19. This is one of my most favorite looks that you have done! You look so gorgeous! The blending is flawless!

    xoxo
    Marla

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  20. You look stunning and this look is just flawless! I had to scroll back up to look at the details in your eye makeup, love love love it!

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  21. wow this is gorgeous! that head piece really tops it off too :)

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  22. this is amazing your so talented, gorgeous and your pictures are great as well :) I actually tried to re create this look, but its nowhere near as nice as this.. take care hun xx

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  23. How lovely! I love the sharpness of the eye look. :)

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  24. I found your blog through Lau (Hananoire) and Its lovely so Ive decided to follow .

    Love this gorgeous look

    xoxo
    Madiha

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  25. you always look so gorgeous, it KILLS me :) i'll have to check out that Coastal Scents palette. i have 2 already and love them. also, i'm having a $50 gift card giveaway!

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  26. So pretty! I wish blue look good on me

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  27. Amazing look! You're so beautiful! (;

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  28. Aww! i am kashmiri and we call it a matha pati i love your eye makep

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  29. OhhOhhhhh BEAUTIFULLLLLLLLLLL ... You are THE best Maryam ..... BELLA!

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  30. absolutely stunning!
    http://starvogue84.blogspot.com

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  31. You look beautiful, such a gorgeous makeup look!

    Lots of Love, Ana
    cupcakesandflowers.blogspot.co.uk
    x

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  32. wonderful post!

    <3

    ps. you can now win a $50 giftcard from The Dark Horse Jewellery on our blog!

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  33. You look so beautiful (as always!) I can't believe how much of the UD palettes went into this look. I must try it immediately!

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    1. thank you darling!! the UD palettes are my go-to's for every look :)) I can't live without them lol

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  34. wow this makeup is amazing!! the shades are beautiful!!! plus I love the blue colour

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  35. so adorable - as always! wish you a sunny weekend :)

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  36. I love visiting your site, I get inspired each and every time!

    I'm so into the head piece look lately. I really want to buy one, it's not so big here yet.. though I know it's going to be the newest trend in the summer or the next. Asia is always first with these things.. haha

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    1. Yup, I love being the first one to wear an up and coming trend!! Actually all the pieces in the Caviar Noir jewelry line are made here in the NY area. You should check out the links :))

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  37. Wow! You look so beautfiul with that make up and the head piece is just amazing! I am seeing that kind of head pieces all around other blogs and I love it so much!! looks so ethereal :) Thanks for visiting my blog!

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    1. Thanks Sue!! I'm so into headpieces and body jewelry right now... Stay tuned, I'll have more inspired jeweled up looks coming soon :)) oxoxox

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    2. P. S. I ALWAYS visit your blog :)))

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  38. wow... so beautiful look... i am loving your lips

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  39. oh my this is probably one of my favourites!!!!
    you look so gorgeous and so beautiful make up :)

    xoxo, Haus of Gala

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  40. great post!

    XXX,

    WMBG
    wiebkembg.blogspot.com

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  41. Absolutely stunning and sensational! I am completely floored by this fascinating piece of Kashmir ornamentation adorning your hair and forehead. You can be easily mistaken for a charming and incredibly beautiful Kashmiri Princess.

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  42. really great make up dear and great blog by the way ;)
    wanna follow each other?
    international OASAP giveaway on my blog dear :)

    http://the-hf-blog.blogspot.pt/2012/06/oasap-international-giveaway.html

    ********
    HF

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  43. I love the lid color! It's so unique and really brings the look together! I love this whole idea xoxo

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  44. I absolutely adore the headpiece & your makeup, you look wonderful!

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  45. You are so pretty Maryam!!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!!!
    and my G+ for you!!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  46. Wow! you look really like a princess jasmine:)
    with the headband and all! lovely!! :)

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  47. Wow your make up and nails are amazing, true inspiration. Have a look at my blog and i would love to hear what you think.. amandathorell.blogspot.com

    Have a great weekend! Amanda

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  48. Thank you sooooo much for all your comments and compliments everyone!!! oxoxoxox's all around <3

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  49. Hiii maryam that is so beautiful it really is ;) xoxo lia ps u shoul do an arabic inspired make up there make up its so beautiful ;)

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  50. wow!!! ur makeup is gawjuss, u look flawless.
    am ur new follower, pls do check out my blog. cheers!
    http://rock4less.blogspot.co.uk/

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  51. This is amazing tho I love it!!

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  52. wow
    beautiful!!!!
    xx and have a nice weekend..
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    share the feeling<3
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    visit <3

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  53. Love! So inspired! Gorgeous job

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  54. such perfect makeup, the headpiece is a really nice touch. you always have the cutest titles, i swear! :)

    x Jordan
    - Boho Vanity -

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  55. You m'lady, are stunning! That headpiece just brings the look together. Perfection <3

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  56. OMG ! love your blog and this amazing post !
    Followed you and would love if you check my blog and follow back if you like :)

    http://nanooosh-fashioninmyeyes.blogspot.com/

    LOVE XOXO

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  57. great post!

    XXX,

    WMBG
    wiebkembg.blogspot.com

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  58. omg u look gorgeous!!! THis headpiece really suits u
    xx

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  59. beautiful as always. The make-up looks so perfect that it looks like your an actress in some movie!

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  60. Gosh u are such an amazing brunette doll !!! So handsome !!
    Lovelyyy Greetings !!

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  61. you look stunning!!

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  62. Seriously?! This is just too amazing! I would love to be in your world of creativity for one day ;)
    Phlox

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  63. speechless ...love your skills...makeup is mind blowing

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  64. Makeup is Bomb! That headpiece is beyond!!!!

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  65. You are stunning! (and the head piece really suits your exotic look ;)

    www.thefairyness.blogspot.com

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  66. Ahhh Maryam this has to be one of my fav looks of yours to date - it is FLAWLESS - so inspired!!! Hope you had a great weekend and congrats to the winner of the giveaway - such a great giveaway.

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

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  67. This is absolutely beautiful Maryam! I love it <3

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  68. omg stunning! you look like a princess!!!

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  69. Hi, Maryam!! This look is gorgeoooouuuussss!!!!! You look like a goddess and I love the color combination of your makeup, "airy blues" with "sandy brown"! Where on earth do you get all these creative ideas? :D

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  70. I dug out a mineral sample that's a color close to your lid eyeshadow.
    My initial thought was to use it with a red and purple crease but I really need to figure out how I could replicate this using my stuff.

    Sans the headpiece, unfortunately.

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  71. Beautiful as always!

    [stylishstarlets.blogspot.com]

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  72. what an amazing look, i'm always so blown away by your talent and beauty

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  73. Beautiful, never let me down with your looks - stunning xo

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  74. awwww u looks soooooooooo lovely love your ur head piece <3<3<3

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  75. The eye makeup really suits you, it's perfect with your eye shape and colour!

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  76. wahouuuuuu!! ce make up est juste sublime!!
    tu es française?

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  77. I wish I can learn some thing from uou marriam...where yiu like do you offer courses///
    m in Pakistna

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  78. So gorgeous! I love the headpiece when you wear your hair in a bun.

    http://the-renaissance-of-inner-fashion.blogspot.co.uk

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  79. I wish the lower lash line were a little lighter, but I like the warm brown in the crease and the bluish grey. Looks great!

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