Friday, November 30, 2012

Bluesy Neutrals

Bonjour mes amis! It's the last day of the month and I'm closing it off with a pop of color! A few days ago, I received my first batch of Makeup Geek eye shadows and gel liners to play with and wanted my first MUG look to be wearable, fun and holiday-appropriate. With Hanukkah right around the corner, I thought I'd focus on blues and whites (or in this case, neutrals) to deliver a bright-yet-suble look that anyone can replicate!

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I've been a fan of Makeup Geek's Marlena for as long as I can remember -- her immaculate tutorials are super professional and easy to follow, her branding and business savvy are incredibly inspiring and her makeup skills are simply top notch. Makeup Geek cosmetics line doesn't disappoint either -- the shadows and gel liners are excellent and affordable. I always say that indie brands started by MUA's are so much better than beauty conglomerates. It just makes sense!

I've also just signed up to beauty community under my name: Maryam Maquillage and can't wait to reunite with all of you and continue sharing our passion!!

For today's look, I used the following MUG eye shadows and gel liner:
  • Vanilla Bean -- almost matte vanilla shade with a slight sheen (lid & highlight)
  • Beaches & Cream -- matte peachy natural beige (blending)
  • Creme Brulee -- matte medium warm sand (crease)
  • Drama Queen -- shimmery brownish purple (outer "V" & lower lash line)
  • Electric -- bright royal blue (top lash line and lower lashes)


Bluesy Neutral Eyes How-To:
  1. Prime your lids and allow the primer to set. 
  2. Apply a white sticky base (NYX -- Milk) to the lid and under the brow and blend the color using a flat synthetic bristle brush.
  3. Using a stiff flat natural bristle brush and patting motions, apply Vanilla Bean to the lid, sealing in the white sticky base.
  4. Seal in the brow highlight using Vanilla Bean on a flat angled brush.
  5. With a dome shaped brush, apply Beaches & Cream to the crease using windshield wiper motions and blend the color up towards the brow bone.
  6. Using the same technique as in the previous step, apply Creme Brulee slightly below Beaches & Cream to create a soft gradient. Also, apply this color to the lower lash line. If you have lighter skin, use Beaches & Cream instead.
  7. Using a tapered pencil brush, outline the outer "V" and line the lower lash line using Drama Queen. Blend out any harsh lines using a dome shaped brush.
  8. Line the top lash line with Electric gel liner and extend the inner and outer corner wings very slightly to mimic a cat eye.
  9. Apply you false lashes and add some color to the bottom lashes using Electric gel liner on a q-tip. 
Keep the rest of the face clean with neutral pink blush and nude lips. I'm wearing:


Blues & Neutrals are great for brown eyes and add a touch of color to any outfit. This wearable look is perfect for the workplace and can be re-interpreted in time for Hanukkah or any other holiday. Skip the lashes to simplify this look or add some glitter on top of the liner to take it up a notch! Will you be wearing blues & neutrals this season?

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*The products in this post were sent by said company for my use and consideration.

Maryam Maquillage © 2012.


  1. wooow :) Nice
    youre vampire eyes! :)))

  2. Amazing Maryam! This looks so gorgeous on you ^^ Electric doesn't show as vibrant on me, did you use a special technique? I'd love to know because it really is such a pretty colour : ) xx

    1. Thanks honey!! I think it's the contrast w/ Vanilla Bean that makes it stand out. When worn alone, I didn't find it as vibrant, but it is a gooooorgeous color!!

  3. Simply ADORE this look and definitely going to try it. Wow, stunner!

  4. I love, love, LOVE that vibrant blue liner! This looks gorgeous with your eyes!

  5. Amazing Honey!!! :) I really love the blue lower lashes!<3 looks super gorgeous!:)
    Have I told you how beautiful you are? Yeah, I think I have :D But saying it again : YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!!:)
    Ohhh wish I had this LC lipstock... my lttle dream.. <3
    kisses :*

  6. Love this! I usually use neutrals too but always with a touch of color ;) great look cherie

  7. Gorgeous! I love the blue liner, it's perfect to wear during the holidays.

  8. very natural and beautiful love the lipcolor

  9. Absolutley beautiful! Perfect makeup

  10. This look makes me want to convert to Judaism. Love that you're jumping on the MUG bandwagon, they really do make amazing stuff!

  11. Gorgeous! I am loving that blue liner!!

  12. Ok now I'm tempted to order some MUG products, especially her gel liners. I love Marlena, she was the first person I subscribed too on YT :)

    Your makeup is flawless as always <3

  13. So beautiful Maryam!!!
    I love the blue :)

  14. WOW look amaizing as always my dear :P brilliant make-up :)


  15. You look so pretty!! I love the blue eyeliner and matching blue mascara...pretty :).

  16. Hi Sweetie~~ I thinks was a georgeus idea use blue mascar with the same color of you eyeliner looks beautiful.

    You´re always inspire me!


  17. loved the look, I love wearing bright eyeliners with neutral eyeshadows for a good pop of color ..

  18. This look is beautiful love the entire look the royal blue on your eyes is amazing!!!!

  19. Simply gorgeous hun as always, love e blue liner

  20. Oh I love this look on you Maryam <3

  21. That is so nicely done! I must this this looks better then applying blue eyeshadow:)

  22. I love that pop of blue on a neutral eye, and Coquette looks stunning on you!

  23. Absolutely Gorgeous! I love the natural look with a Pop of Blue!

  24. You look so pretty with this look

  25. Love the bright liner and nude lips - perfection! -xoxo-

  26. Love the eye makeup <3 <3 You look gorgeous Maryam!

  27. Love the pop of colour, it looks gorgeous!


  28. love the whole look. great job once again

  29. I think it's absolutely insane how everything looks amazing on you :) So stunning. Thank for for dropping by my blog! :)

  30. These neutral shades go perfectly with your complexion! I love the colour placement and that awesome pop of blue. I am going to try to do my neutral work looks more like this!

  31. I love the eyes! The pop of blue with the bottom lashes too, just beautiful!

  32. Wow you look absolutely perfect !

  33. Ohhh what a beautiful look! I love the blue liner!! Really makes your eyes pop :)


  34. Gorgeous and beautiful as always! Your skin looks so flawless! Have you posted your own skincare routine yet? So curious! ^_^

  35. This is amazing! I love the blue! This will go great with my outfit for my family Christmas party! :)

  36. Amazing!!!!


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