Monday, November 19, 2012

A Glossy Challenge: Day to Night Makeup Contest!

Salut mes amis! I'm baaack :)) Today's 2-in-1 makeup post has been entered into Glossybox's Vlogger contest and with your participation, you and I can both be winners! A couple of weeks ago, my friends at Glossybox challenged me to create a day-to-night smokey eye look / tutorial using only four products. I love a good challenge, so I accepted Glossybox's proposal and got busy! For this contest, I created a 5-step daytime look that transforms to an evening look in five easy steps. I also included a "pictorial-tutorial" taking you through all the steps and a VIDEO SLIDESHOW (my first one!), so you can easily replicate this fun, 2-in-1 Smokey Eye -- and take it from Day to Night! 

Check out the rest of the post and don't forget to cast your VOTE for ME!!! Your vote enters you to win the products featured in this look, as well as a 3-month subscription to the best beauty sampling subscription service -- Glossybox!!

TO VOTE: Go to Glossybox US Facebook Page Vlogger Contest and cast your vote for Maryam Maquillage! I'm up against some seasoned vloggers, and though I'm not a vlogger, I am so grateful to Glossybox for including me and giving my followers the opportunity to win some awesome prizes! Thanks Glossybox!!

Read more for the tutorial and VOTE for ME!!!

Tools for the Challenge (adorned with Glossybox bows :)
aka first part of the prize for one of you!
  1. Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Professional Size 0.85 oz Original
  2. Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes Mat Black 0L
  3. Smashbox Photo Op Eye Shadow Trio Hyperfocal-- Mist, Rosé & Obsidian
  4. Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Shocking -- Black

Let's Get Started!
Check out my FIRST YOUTUBE VIDEO & SUBSCRIBE to my brand new CHANNEL!!!

Daytime Look -- Subtle "Smokey Rosy"

STEP 1: Primer Use Urban Decay Original Primer Potion to prime and prep the eye for makeup application. The result should be a clean and matte lid surface. 

*Keep in mind, Urban Decay original primer potion is colorless, so it won't cover any freckles or discoloration. I don't mind it, I kinda like my big dipper :))

STEP 2: Liner – Line the top lash line with Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil in Black and extend the outer wing ever so slightly. Also line the outer third of the lower lash line.

*Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes Waterproof Eye Pencils are soft and smudgy -- perfect for the next step!

STEP 3: Smudger – With a short bristled smudger brush, smudge out the liner using Obsidian eyeshadow (Shimmery Slate) from the Smashbox Hyperfocal Eyeshadow Trio focusing the color on the outer corner. Blend it out upwards using short strokes.

*Obsidian eyeshadow is shimmery and well pigmented, making the smokey job half complete! 



STEP 4: Color & Highlight – With a fluffy dome brush, dust a bit of Rosé eyeshadow (Shimmery Rosy Pink) on to your lid and crease using light windshield wiper strokes. Blend the color into the outer corner Obsidian shade. Next, highlight the center of the lid and the inner corner using Mist (Shimmery Opal Gray) eyeshadow. 
*Combined, these shimmery shades look great on all eye colors, not to mention, they look just like the colors of a Glossybox :)

STEP 5: Mascara – Curl your lashes and apply two coats of YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils Shocking Mascara. Your daytime look is complete!


Daytime Subtle Smokey Rosy
Wear this "Smokey Rosy" look to school or work, to run daily errands or to enjoy a Sunday brunch with friends! Pair the look with neutral lips and tidy, side-parted hair and any outfit! Stop here or...

Let's Transition! 

Nighttime Look -- Edgy "Dusty Rosé"

STEP 6: Crease Liner – Look straight and outline the outer edge of your crease using Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes Black Eyeliner and bring the liner down to create a “V” shape with the lash line. Keep the line tapered towards the center of the lid.

*Don't worry about being precise when drawing the "V" shape.


STEP 7: Smudge, Blend Crease – Using Obsidian (Shimmery Slate) eyeshadow on a smudger brush, smudge out the outer “V”, then blend the color upwards and outwards. Try to keep color ouside of the "V" shape.

*This edgy smokey style works on all eye shapes, giving the eye a vintage comic book "cat-eye" feel.
STEP 8: Blend Crease & Color – Using Rosé (Shimmery Rose) on a fluffy brush, reapply the lid color and bring it up to meet with the outer crease. Use small circular motions and windshield wiper motions to blend the transition between Rosé and Obsidian. Also, reapply Mist (Shimmery Opal Gray) to highlight the inner corner and center lid.

*Layering Rosé and Obsidian creates a perfect Dusty Rose finish.

STEP 9: Liner – Line the top and bottom lash lines with Make Up For Ever Black pencil liner and rim the entire waterline. This step makes the eyes pop by giving them more contrast.  

*Black liner on the waterline makes dark eyes appear lighter and light eyes appear brighter.

STEP 10: Mascara (Lower) – Add another coat of YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils Shocking mascara to your top lashes and a coat or two to the bottom lashes to make the eyes appear bigger. Voila! Your day-to-night look is complete!

Nighttime Edgy "Dusty Rosé"

Wear this smokey Dusty Rosé cat eye look in the after-hours or to happy hour after work. Pair the sultry eyes with glossy lips, tossed up, slightly tousled hair and off you go! Voila :)

 Look 1: Daytime "Smokey Rosy"; Look 2: Nighttime "Dusty Rosé"
 2-in-1 Day-to-Night Smokey -- Pin This!
 Day to Night Smokey Rose
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you've enjoyed my pictorial tutorial complete with tips and tricks to take you from a Daytime Smokey Rosy to a Nighttime Dusty Rosé!! 

( = Merci & Bisous xx

Maryam Maquillage


Maryam Maquillage © 2012.


  1. Wow!!! Lovely! I am definitely trying this! Thank you for sharing.

    <3 from:

    1. Thanks love! Please do, i'd love to see your version :))

  2. Great tutorial and amazing look! :) I voted for you! :D

  3. Yeeeeeeaaaaaaah ! :) Hope we will see more of ypou on youtube!! <3 :)

    And you look stunnikg Hun as always!!:) Great job with both looks:)
    Love <3

  4. wow its amazing!!!!!! you did a great job:)

  5. this day&night makeup is essential and perfect!!i voted for you..finger crossed!!:)

  6. You look beautiful!!!

  7. Wow it's so gorgeous! Love the picture tutorial!

  8. very beautiful this smoked eyes :)

  9. I LOVE how you changed it from day to night. Great job! (:


  10. love both ... you look amazing!

  11. Very nice Maryam and congrats on your first video ^^
    I don't have facebook so I can't vote but I wish you the best of luck hun.
    Subscribed to your channel, yay!
    Big hug and kiss!!! ♥

  12. Ohhh Maryam, c'est super joli! ♥

  13. Love both looks, already voted for you Maryam :) xoxo

  14. Voted for you girly!! Beautiful look!!!

  15. So wonderful and beautifuls makeups sweetie...


  16. gorgeous love the video would love to see one of you doing it live I'm definitely subbing!!

    1. oh definitely!! I'm learning the programs, so expect to see me live soon!! oxoxo

  17. You transform so well. Love the night time look especially. x

  18. So gorgeous!!! You did an amazing job and with only FOUR products!? Wow!

  19. this is sooo beautiful!! i always admire your make-up looks, they're so flawless and perfect application. i love the step-by-step photos too, so helpful :)

    goodluck Maryam! i hope you win, i voted for you <3

    and YAYY for your 1st youtube video =D i subscribed! xo

  20. Hi! I'm looking for mutual followers.

  21. Voted for you! This is so precisely done, must have taken you ages to make this tutorial. Thanks for sharing! :)

    1. lol yes, I'm not that familiar with video editing programs, but I'm working on it hehe

  22. Beautiful tutorial and I love the minimal amount of products you used, perfect for on the go.


  23. This is a really great tutorial ever.
    And I love every single picture. The result is also great!
    Thank you for sharing with us (:


  24. Love the look and the tutorial.


  25. Beautiful!! It looks romantic and sexy at the same time! Great tutorial :)))


  26. This is exactly the tutorial I have been looking all over the internet to do a smony eye.. Perfect thanks!!

  27. Love your tutorial.. :)


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