Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Back to the Splash!


::Splish Splash:: is "Hello" in Mermaid!! Today's aquatic creation was inspired by 80's mermaids -- think mermaid in the city aka Daryl Hannah in Splash. This look is slightly dramatic, but nothing over the top, and can easily be toned down or worn as is on a fun summer night. P. S. I'll give you another chance to guess my eye palette :))



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Who doesn't love Splash? 
(images borrowed from Google)
 
How I wish I could go back in time and live through the 1980's as an adult!! I love everything about the 80's; from the music to the HAIR to the makeup to the crazy fashion. Alas, I'm a Millennial kid and can only relive my favorite era vicariously through my hair and makeup, so, with today's look, I'm paying homage to Splash and going forward to the past!


To help me get in character, I'm using...


 
  • Nautilus Prime (described as blurple) -- Bright, highly pigmented blue with warm undertones
  • Coral of the Story (described as true coral) -- Rich, pigmented coral with orange undertones
  • Seahorse Discourse (described as tropical green) -- Bright, pigmented lime green with gold undertones
  • Pearl-ple (described as pearlescent lilac) -- Pearly, highly pigmented rich lavender with silver undertones 
  • Atlanteal (described as seafoam blue/green) -- Bright, pigmented teal with cool silver undertones

All shades have a metallic shimmery finish with loads of sparkle, but never any fallout. This palette is my favorite of the Lime Crime palettes. I adore LC's previous (mostly) matte palettes, but this 100% shimmery collection is just magical. I'm drawn to every color -- they are just as stand-out and beautiful when worn alone as they are in combination with one another. There are tons of eye makeup possibilities with Aquataenia and that's why I'm officially claiming it as my #1 summer palette!


Remember this look? 
I used all the five shadows in the Aquataenia palette and lightly dusted them onto my lids. No other products were used underneath to enhance the colors, just LC's eyeshadow primer. My liners are Quill (black) and Orchidaceous (purple), also by Lime Crime.


Aqua Eyes Du Jour:
 
Shimmery Eyeshadow Tips and Tricks:
  • Always use a good primer underneath. Shimmery eye shadows tend to highlight the texture of the skin, and a prepped "canvas" will result in a smoother finish. Just like in art!
  • For extra pigmentation and opacity, apply matching color bases under the shadows to help them adhere better. I like to use NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils
  • Apply the shadows using patting motions, never use swiping strokes. Blend them by layering.
  • Unless you're going for a mermaid look, make sure to add a few neutral matte shades in the crease and in the outer corner. You've heard this before, and I'll say it again, you don't want to look like a disco ball... unless of course you want to.
  • Balance your sparkly look with dark eyeliner and falsies, the sharpness of the two will pull the look together.

On my eyes, I'm wearing:
  1. Lime Crime Aquataenia Palette
  2. Lime Crime Eyeshadow Helper
  3. Lime Crime Uniliners in:
  4. Elise Faux Lashes with Silver Tip Rhinestones #869
  5. Born Pretty Store 12 Colors 3mm Glitter Rhinestones
How-to create 80's style naturally crimped mermaid hair:
  1. Simply wash your hair and braid it while it's still damp. See my previous post for pix (I corn-rowed the top and box braided the bottom)
  2. Blow dry or use a flat iron to go over each braid... or just sleep on it (my choice)
  3. Unbraid the hair and VOILA!

Don't forget the Sparkly Mermaid Lippies:


A closer look:

Complete your 80's Mermaid look with long playful false lashes:

My Lashes: Elise Faux Lashes with Silver Tip Rhinestones #869

Purchase: www.kkcenterhk.com

10% OFF Coupon: MARYAM

Price: $5.05

    There's something about these lashes... they just scream and oooze mermaid!! At least, it's how I've always imagined mermaid's lashes:


    (Image borrowed from Google)
    LeeLee thought this image was badass, so I'm leaving you with it :)) What do you think, am I mermaid material? Will you be creating your own Summer "Splash" moment?



    Products mentioned in this post:


    bisous,


    Maryam Maquillage


    Photo Credits: Le Var (merci!!)




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    68 comments:

    1. it looks beautiful, my love!!! xoxoxo

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    2. Looks really mermaidy :D Love it, love your hair!! And it looks like you put alot of work and time in this look!

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      1. actually, it was quite simple -- only 5 colors, so really not much blending, other than then transitions :)) the hair was already made, so I figured it'd go well with a mermaid look. Thanks Janine!! oxox

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    3. Very pretty! I love the little diamonds!
      And your hair is GORG! How'd you make is look so crimpy??
      xx
      -Imani Love

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      1. Never mind! Totally posted before I read! My favorite method! I used to braid and unbraid my hair alot in middle school! Geious way to make your hair grow <3

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      2. Thanks my lovely!! Yes, it's my favorite way to "crimp"!!

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    4. I looooove this colorful look and those lases are too cute! Just looked at their site, they have a HUGE selection of lashes I must order some!!

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      1. I knoooooo right?!?! Best lashes selection hands down!! Thanks Amanda :))

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    5. Amazingly done love the eye lashes

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    6. Love the summery mermaid feel, it's so gorgeous, I love it!!!!!

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    7. yay you look just amazing! and this lip gloss is so beautiful!

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    8. Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this look wow you did great what an amazing interpretation of this look!

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    9. Wow!!! And your blending is amazing!

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    10. Love you hair! Splash is one of my all time fave movies.

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    11. wow!!!!!! loving this look and lashes are super amazing

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    12. I love it! One of your best looks.

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    13. This is such a gorgeous look!

      I'm such a sucker for anything mermaid, really need to try out this look. It might even go with my turquoise hair ;) xo

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      1. Thanks!! It would go perfect with your turquoise hair!!! I wish mine were turquoise :)) hehe

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    14. Love this! I'm your newest follower :)
      Check out my blog- methelittlenewbie.blogspot.com
      xo

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    15. Omg..you look gorgeous! So talented!

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    16. Love the lipstick and ur falsies! Great job

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    17. very cool- I love that movie. I saw it as a kid and a month ago they showed it on cable so I watched it just for the childhood memories. Love the look so much!!

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    18. I love your crimped hair! The lashes are so much fun too, totally reminds me of under the sea xx

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    19. pretty, such a fun and festive look :)

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    20. Hey, you look gorgeous, I LOVE your hair!!!

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    21. You can pass off for a mermaid ;) Your hair look fab!

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    22. Best looking mermaid ever, Ariel better hide!

      I am really liking the purple liner under the eyes. There's something so appealing about purple!

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      1. hahaha Ariel's got nothing on Madison from Splash!! Thanks darling :))

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    23. Love the 80's as well! Everything was so much fun back then! I also love your eye makeup! I wouldn't think of putting so many bright colours together, but how you did it it's really pretty :)

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    24. Wow you look amazing... really beautiful make up :)


      xoxo
      Ina :*

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    25. you look beautiful ;) I love the colors and eyelashes, very nice blending! ;) Subscribe :)

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    26. It's so aquatic! I used to watch Splash all the time when I was little!

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    27. Wow this is sooo cool! Great blog!

      http://mentrend.blogspot.be/

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    28. Gorgeous, this looks amazing. Love the lashes xx

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    29. very cool! You definitely are giving out a mermaid circa '80s feel so you're doing it right!! haha Actually, for some reason I'm even getting a bit of Katy Perry from this looks, random, I know. Love your use of colour, you always blow me away! Those lashes are so interesting.. I'd like to try them out myself!

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      1. Thanks sweets!! I kinda see Katy... maybe i'm channeling her energy hehe... yes, the lashes are amazing, you'd love them!!

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    30. you never disappoint!! this is so gorgeous!

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    31. Oi amiga, achei seu blog lindo, já estou seguindo e sempre que puder passarei por aqui, trabalho com artesanato em eva, venha conhecer meu cantinho ficarei muito feliz.

      Não deixe de curtir minha página no Facebook se puder tá.....bjs

      valartesdigitais.blogspot.com

      Val

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    32. I love your hair like that...you should do that more often :)...Love the makeup look too
      http://www.roros-world.com

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    33. Great colours!! The make up is so cool!!

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    34. wow love your look,

      that the most beautiful colors

      you have fantastic ideas

      Kisses Jenni♥

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    35. Very creativo!!! beautiful inspiration!!!
      Have a wonderful weekend, Maryam! and my G+ for you...

      Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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    36. if you were a mermaid, you'd be the prettiest mermaid ever! ^_^

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    37. Amazing!!!! I just love all of your looks!! <33

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    38. OMG! This is fantabulous! love it <3

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    39. Maryam "Mermaid" Maquillage: You will make a magnificent,magical,mythical, mysterious,mesmerizing mermaid. Why don't you get yourself a colorful mermaid tail fin and matching top and appear as a real mermaid. I would love to see that.
      Have an exciting weekend
      Ram

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    40. WOW! I absolutely adore this look! The lashes just set it off perfectly :)

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    41. SO creative and pretty!!

      xx
      Quiet Luxury

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    42. hey , just i found your blog and i love it !!! :D is awesome ! this look is so lovely !!! :x is for summer sure !!!

      follow each other?! :)

      xxx
      Marina ,

      http://butterflyeffectweb.blogspot.ro/

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    43. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! The lashes are the perfect finishing touch!

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    44. You never ceases to stop amaze me with your creativity and your talent!
      This one is just to damn cool and you totally rock as a mermaid!
      Phlox

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