Monday, August 20, 2012

Sunny, Delightful & Eco-Friendly


Salut mes belles et mes beaus! I hope your weekend was fun filled and relaxing. Mine was a bit of both: I partied on Saturday at Moma PS1 the Warm Up (a must do summer rave if you're ever in NY) and had "Sunday-Funday" with the girls while getting pampered at L'Occitane En Provence (avec du vin, bien sur!). I Must say, I'm feeling quite rejuvenated and ready to tackle my week, so let me get started!

Today's maquillage was worn to the Green Your Beauty Routine blogger event I attended last week. I wanted to stay true to the theme of the day, so I created my eye look using eco-friendly mineral eyeshadows from Zosimos Botanicals, an all green company I had worked with in the past, which was also was featured at the event!



Read more for a recap, plus green tips & a how-to of this look!



I didn't take too many pictures at the event, but I did borrow this image from our hostess Kimberlee of I Have A Degree In This. The panel speaker, Jolene Hart of Beauty Is Wellness, shared a ton of tips and practices on how to add more green to our daily lives and beauty routines. 


Boy did I learn a lot from her! You can just see me soaking up all the info :))
Jolene's Tips:
  • Avoid processed foods containing ingredients (chemicals) you can't pronounce and instead go for whole foods. Beige is bad, colorful is great!
  • Beauty Foods: 
    • Skin loves dark chocolate (60% or higher), raw honey, oatmeal, oranges, chamomile & green teas
    • Hair loves foods with biotin like Swiss Chard (or any dark green vegetables) and carotene found in carrots (carotene helps your body make keratin) 
  • If you can eat it, you can put it on your face: raw honey masks are great for the skin, while eggs and avocados are great for the hair. These are tried and true methods that actually work.
  • Stress and sugar are bad for the body. Happiness is the best medicine!
  • Simple Detox: drink a glass of pure warm water and half a lemon's juice every morning (before your coffee) to help digest last night's food and balance out your system. I've been doing this since Friday -- so far so good and I feel so much better!

Leena Sukumar (green top) of MySkin shared her knowledge and insight about going green in the beauty industry. In fact, more and more companies are using biodegradable packaging and glass containers to reduce waste. Are you opting for green packaging?
Check out the awesome view of the Bloomberg Building from the Miele Showroom and the fab goodie bag featuring Arbonne, Tarte, Sénica Naturals, QiLiving, Zen Society (review to come), Priti NYC (review + nail art here), and Zosimos Botanicals (featured in this post).


On To The Maquillage!
  • Zosimos Botanicals mineral eyeshadow in Lemonzest -- lid
  • Zosimos Botanicals mineral eyeshadow in Redbud -- outer "V"
  • Zosimos Botanicals mineral eyeshadow in Daylily -- crease
  • Zosimos Botanicals mineral eyeshadow in Pink Hilite -- highlight / inner corner
Other Products Used:
"Sunny Delightful" Eyes HOW-TO: 
  1. Prime your lids and wait for the primer to set. Next, apply a shimmery sticky base (NYX -- Cashmere) all over the lids and spread it out evenly with your finger.
  2. Using a fluffy dome-shaped brush and windshield wiper motions, apply a matte neutral shade (UD -- Naked) to the crease and blend it out towards your eyebrow.
  3. Using a flat stiff brush and patting motions, apply a shimmery yellow mineral eye shadow (ZB -- Lemongrass) all over the lid.
  4. Clean off the brush and use the same technique to apply a burnt reddish-brown mineral eye shadow (ZB -- Redbud) to the outer "V" portion of your eye.
  5. Apply a shimmery neutral shade (ZB -- Daylily) to the crease, meeting with the inner corner. Next, highlight the arch under the brow, as well as the inner corner using an iridescent pink shade (ZB -- Pink Hilite).
  6. Line the top lash line using a black gel / cream liner (Clinique True Black) on a thicker brush (I like Royal & Langnickel Silk Greenline liner brush number GL-5). Apply your false lashes and line again to conceal the band.
This look is the perfect transitional makeup from summer to fall: the coral lip hints at summer, while the pop of yellow makes brown eyes more golden in anticipation of autumn. Incorporating Green Cosmetics in your beauty routine is one simple way to care for our planet and environment :))


bisous,


Maryam Maquillage




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78 comments:

  1. My dear Maryam
    You are simply Ravishing and Radiant with a stunning white lace dress and gorgeous decolletage ! Wow !
    Ram

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  2. this is beautiful love the colors the lipstick is gorgeous on you. Love the tips as well good info to know!

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  3. Lovely makeup dear, perfectly blended and the colours complement your current sunkissed skin ^^

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  4. This compliments your skin so well...you know you look pretty...I don't have to say it. lol

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  5. love... love...... love..... I am loving it so much

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  6. Maryam! You are gorgeous my dear! I love this.

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  7. Love this post.

    I want to be more green with beauty products too. It's definitely not easy to begin with!!

    Beautiful look xo

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    1. you're right, it's not easy, and it can also be pricy... good thing there are a lot of makeup companies out there giving us green and eco-friendly options :)) thanks babe!!

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  8. I might try the simple detox tip it sounds good! Great post! Do you style and wax/pluck your own eyebrows Maryam? They look immaculate!!


    Tia
    xxx

    www.bellezzababe.blogspot.com

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    1. Try it, you'll love it!! I pluck my own brows, but I keep its natural shape, so I only get rid of the strays, so maybe like 10 hairs on each brow and I only pluck from the bottom :))

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  9. The warm water and lemon juice trick is my favorite when I'm getting ready for fashion shows! I'm scared to try hair masks but my hair is so damaged I'm probably going to CAVE!
    The magic is beyond...zero words!
    xx
    -Imani Love

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    1. giiiirrrrrl, try the hair masks -- but the natural types, in other words, if you can eat it, you can apply it to your hair!!

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  10. Those colors look so beautiful on you! kisses <3

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  11. absolutely gorgeous! i love how warm it is and the lip color looks great on you :) x

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  12. love these colors together !! <333

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  13. yay, this was the makeup you had on when I saw you. You looked stunning-as always.

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  14. very fiery nice for this hott weather

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  16. You've crafted such a gorgeous look and with some eco-friendly products... I love it! I'm happy to have read Jolene's beauty food tips - I love dark chocolate and have been gulping down "green smoothies" made with leafy greens with my breakfast.

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    1. YES!! She actually talked about green smoothies, but I like my salads and don't mind eating leaves :)) Thanks babe!!

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  17. Maryam tu est tres tres tres jolie! :)
    Good thing i LOVE dark chocolate, good for my skin too!
    Also, love the look of Full Speed! Lovely!

    xx

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    1. Merci ma cherie!!! I was so relieved to learn that dark chocolate is good for the skin, I actually always thought the opposite!!

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  18. great EOTD and the lipstick shade is also very pretty .. great tips ..

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  19. such a gorgeous look. I would love u to do a tutorial on this eye look. <3

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  20. This is beautiful, I love how the colours blend so well together :)

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  21. Gorgeous look! I absolutely love it! Seems that the event was really useful :)

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    1. thanks love! yes, it was an awesome event with amazing ladies i'm so glad to have met :))

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  22. colors in this make up are awesome :) and you so beautiful :)

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  23. Really nice, beautiful bright colors!

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  24. So beautiful! Your make up is perfect!

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  25. I agree with you, it's a perfect transition look from summer to fall... gorgeous like always ^_^

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  26. Oh my god, love the color combos!

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  27. Great post !

    3 words LOVE YOUR STYLE :)

    I'm an instant follower of you now :)

    Please feel free to check out my blog if you have the time


    Love,

    Janice
    the-fashion-milkshake.blogspot.nl

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  28. Great pics!!

    http://estilohedonico.blogspot.pt/

    xoxo

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  29. Love it girl! Looks like Great minds think a like! Lol!!! Beautiful as always! XxOo

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  30. lovely eyelook, the colors look amazing!!

    http://thefashionpersonal.blogspot.com/

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  31. Your eyemake up is stunning its like a sunset!!

    http://lolarose1.blogspot.ie/
    xx

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  32. GOOOOORGEOUS! You never seem to fail to drop my jaw :) love the products you used and the colors are so amazing and vibrant :)

    hope you have a fab day hun! ~ XO
    Chriissydollxo's Blog

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    1. awww thanks Christine :)) yes, these shadows are packed with color and saturation -- that's why I love them!!

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  33. I really love this look! And you are simply gorgeous!!! Could you tell what you thiink about my blog, please?

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  34. Wow you have amazing eye looks. The technique & overall creativity wows me everytime I come to your blog. Your photos are great too! xoxo

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  35. Nice post :D
    Your blog is amazing!
    Would you like to follow eachother?
    Love,

    Anne
    movieanne.blogspot.com

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  36. Your so pretty
    it would look cool on my. Blue eyes love this colors

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  37. great eye makeup so cool!!!!
    Love,
    AngelaSquared

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  38. It seems that there's no color of eyeshadow you can't make good looking! :)

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  39. gorgeous eye makeup and I love the tips. definitely going to try the lemon and warm water every morning!

    mari

    marisfashionnotes

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  40. Great eye makeup!
    I love your blog
    Please have a look at mine and if you like it please follow me :)
    I will follow back

    http://www.gumbootglam.com/

    xo Ally

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  41. Gorgeous! Reminds me of a sunset!

    xoxo
    Madiha

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  42. you are so gorgeous! wow! and your blog is awesome, im gonna read every post! lol love your make up especially the lip color.

    Lots of Luv from Ruth
    http://tboruth.blogspot.com/

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  43. This is such a beautiful makeup look! I love it! You're very talented and beautiful!

    Thank you so much for the sweet comment on my blog! If you decided to try to make the headband please post a picture on my facebook or tweet me! I'd love to see it!

    XoXo
    Plami

    http://www.fashionthrill.com/

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  44. Great post and tips. U look beautiful as always honey, love that lipstick on u!

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  45. Beautiful make up like always ;) xoxo lia

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  46. Wow, love your eyemakeup. Very unusual eyemakeup colours but soooo pretty!

    www.fashioncontainer.com

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  47. Great make-up!
    Follow each other? Hope you like my blog!

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  48. tu es trop belle, j'adore ce que tu portes sur les levres.
    Gros bisous


    x



    http://makeupbynora.blogspot.com/

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  49. You look darling. I love your pictures and your makeup looks great. Love all of your tips.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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  50. What a beautiful sunset look!! But you can never look ugly and that's true!!! And i vote hell yeah to your glossy lips!!/Azure

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  51. Simply GREAT1 Love this look! and you are beautiful!

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  52. You are beautiful! I love your eyes, mouth, face and hair... Princess <3

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  53. Never thought of combining yellow and bronze, but the result is stunning, thank you for sharing this hun! I think Im gonna try this combination

    www.girllilikoi.com

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  54. Great tips! I'm going to try that lemon detox tomorrow. And I love the eye shadow,.It's so pretty!

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

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  55. As usual, you look beautiful. From blending, to the liner, it's a perfect sunny look.

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  56. Gorgeous!
    Thnak you for following me!
    I'm following you already!
    Kisses

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