Monday, October 8, 2012

In the White of the Night


Salut mes amis! The month of October just keeps getting better and it's time to reveal another surprise!! My favorite indie makeup brand Lime Crime just came out with two brand new uniliners and sent me a pair to paint and play with!! Today's look is White Nights-inspired featuring Lime Crime's newest addition to the uniliner collection: Rhyme and Reason. I'll let these babies speak for themselves :))



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I'm truly excited to be one of the first bloggers to try these gorgeous liners, especially since I've been on the hunt for great quality silver and gold liners for quite some time. I envisioned doing a bold, yet wearable "White Nights" look for a casual Halloween office party, but since I was unable to find the pigmentation I was looking for, I was about to toss the idea... then suddenly, these stunners arrived in my mailbox! Talk about makeup synchronicity :))



On to the Maquillage!
 EYES:

LIPS: Lime Crime Carousel Gloss in Golden Ticket

SKIN: Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream #31


My Inspiration: White Nights

The photos below are from my personal collection and were taken during the White Nights in St. Petersburg, Russia. White nights is the name given in areas of high latitude to the weeks around the summer solstice in June during which sunsets are late, sunrises are early and darkness is never complete. In Saint Petersburg, the Sun does not set until after 10 pm, and the state of twilight lasts all night.
I was lucky to be born in St. Petersburg (then Leningrad) and though I'm quite used to the White Nights, most tourists are completely fascinated with it, as was my boyfriend Lee Lee when he visited. He is clearly psyched out in the photo above, which was taken around 2 am. During the White Nights, St. Petersburg is at its most beautiful state. Not only is everyone up and about, but they are also celebrating, which makes the city's atmosphere very joyous, festive and romantic.

I wanted to capture the celebratory spirit of the White Nights in my makeup look, and this is what I came up with: twilight sky, shimmery lights and stars to indicate night time.
 
White Nights Eyes How-To:
  1. Prime the lids and allow a few seconds for the primer to set.
  2. Use a neutral or white pencil liner to outline your crease (or where you want the shadows to start) -- the so-called cut crease.
  3. Using a small flat shader brush, pat on a matte sky blue shadow (Parasol) directly to the outline and above.
  4. Using the same brush and a matte lavender shadow (Ribbonesque) blend the transition of the sky blue by patting on the color to begin the sunset gradient. Use the same technique with a matte pink shadow (Royal Flush) to complete the gradient.
  5. Add a shimmery sea foam green shadow (Atlanteal) to the center of the lid and a bit of the shimmery blue (Nautilus Prime) to the lower lash line.
  6. Stack the liquid liners on the movable lid starting with the bright blue on the crease, then the metallics (any order) and finish with the black to give your eye some definition.
  7. Optional: Add stars, shooting stars and dots to create your twilight sky. Create a gilded brow but swiping a few gold and silver strokes in the direction of hair growth. Finish the look with funky false lashes.
To complete this White Nights-inspired eye look, I added star studded rhinestone half lashes.
 What will Lime Crime come up with next?! Who's ready for the Alchemy collection?


bisous,


Maryam Maquillage




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65 comments:

  1. wow!! this is so beautiful Maryam!! so perfect :) you're very creative and your work is always flawless, i wish i can do that, it look stunning :)

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    1. thanks lovely :)) you can do this, it's quite easy!!

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  2. Oh Maryam you gorgeous gal! I love this! Its so enchanting looking!

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  3. So cute! Beautifully done. Love the beautiful colors of eyeshadow in the background & the cute little stars!

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  4. the essence of beauty wow you're an artist!!!

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  5. Wow you have really beautifully doe this look , so perfect, you are too good with everything :)

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  6. Wow! You are truly talented. This is such a detailed and beautiful look!!

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  7. Oh my god, I simply looove your looks!! You always look so great...<3 I love these color, I really fell in love with this!
    And your hair <3

    ♥♥♥

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    1. thanks darling!! I have a tutorial on how to do the curls in the previous post :)) I used a ghd straightening iron :))

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  8. This is so stunning! You are truly an artist xx

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  9. Wow that looks so amazing!! You are so talented!!

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  10. BEAUTIFUL!!!! you are a princess <3

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  11. didonc!! :) ta beaucoup d'imagination :)

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  12. You are amazing babe! You look so gorgeous! Like a mermaid :) I've missed your inspiring posts :D

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  13. You just keep getting better and better! This look is amazing Maryam! I absolutely love it! You're one talented hot mamma! LOL ♥ xx

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    1. hehe, thanks honey!! I'm trying to go back to my fantasy looks and conceptual makeup... after all, it is almost Halloween :))

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  14. Hiiii maryan love ittttt it sooo gorgeus ;) xoxo lia

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  15. so perfect and gorgeous honey,i looooove it!

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  17. wow! incredible! you look like a goddess!

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  18. Wow...you're like a princess! xo!

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  20. amazing blog! would you like to follow each other?:* let me know :D kisses from Poland :))

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  21. Your makeup here is incredible! I've been following Lime Crime for a LONG time now and this seems even better than Doe Deere's looks (although hers are obviously gorgeous as well!) :))

    Lots of love,
    Sabina
    Xxx

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    1. I'm so flattered that you'd put me in the same category :)) Thank you darling!!

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  22. This look is THE SEX! Amazing look! ~Your eye make looks exquisite! xo

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  23. this looks absolutely beautiful
    I love your use of color!

    jayj x.
    avecjayj.blogspot.com.

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  24. Salut!

    Ai un blog interesant! Te astept pe la mine http://filmandotherstories.blogspot.se/.

    :) Numai bine!

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  25. Salut!

    Ai un blog interesant! Te astept pe la mine http://filmandotherstories.blogspot.se/.

    :) Numai bine!

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  26. Okay you must have ALOT of patience, looks amazing!

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    1. haha, it doesn't take patience, it takes love!! thanks hon :))

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  27. I must say you are truly amazing <3 blending and subtle look... u are very talented :)

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  28. Holy crap that's amazing. I've been wanting to try the uniliners, but maybe I'll wait until these release, they're gorgeous!

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    1. these are absolutely wonderful, I am obsessed with the colors!! they should be out by thanksgiving :))) thanks hon!!

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    1. Stunning & sensational Maryam. You are definitely from an alien planet - so beautiful and charming.

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  30. Gorgeous! I love the pink and blue shadows together, it reminds me of an early morning sunrise.

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  31. I totally want to visit St. Petersburg!

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  32. Great job Maryam... You are one talented girl and those liners look fab!

    xoxo
    Madiha

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  33. Gorgeous and dreamy make-up, you did wonderful job!! And you got one more follower!:)

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  34. I absolutely adore you colorful creative looks! Really like how the gold and silver stands out!

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  35. Again, this looks amazinggggg! You always know how to amaze us with your creativity and your wonderful makeup looks!!!

    X

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  36. Maryam,damn how does one become so creative with make up?? I put on eyeliner & mascara and even that doesn't always go right! Let's not talk about eyeshadows... -_- I suck! Wish I lived in your area so I could hire you! I appreciate you stopping by my humble blog being the celebrity you are :)
    xoxo
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  37. You are such a damn good artist with make-up!! I love your looks, you really think out of the box and that's admirable!

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  38. I'm rarely ever interested in eyeshadow posts because they all look the same or are really badly done, BUT I am totally, totally in love with this! I love the stars and the combo of those colors. Looks beautiful.

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