Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Sun Always Rises


Hi guys, today's makeup post is symbolic and optimistic, dedicated to all the victims of Hurricane Sandy, including my family: my father, his wife, and my 5-year-old brother and sister who have lost their home and belongings to this horrible disaster. Although their situation is extremely tough and emotionally overwhelming, we are staying hopeful and positive, thanks to all the incredible support we've received from friends, family, volunteers and even selfless strangers. After the storm, the sun always rises, and we are looking forward to a brighter future! 


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Today's colorful eye look was created using Lime Crime's newest Alchemy Palette, which arrived at my door a few days ago. My siblings were staying with me at the time, so my sister Hanifa and I indulged in a lot of swatching and makeup play-time. In the Alchemy collection, there are two new opaque lipsticks, mystical green Serpentina and magical purple Poisonberry. Hani was totally obsessed with Poisonberry and almost didn't give it back to me, but we settled on a fair trade: 2 cherry chapsticks for my Poisonberry lipstick :) Here are the swatches:
In an effort to showcase the truest shades of the lipsticks, I took the photos in daylight, in front of a window, and used flash to photograph Serpentina (right). No flash was used in the photo of Poisonberry (left).

Poisonberry -- is described as a berry purple with a violet glow. The color of the lipstick is similar to MAC Violetta, but darker and more intense. I am a big fan of Violetta, but I like Poisonberry even more. It's just got that oopmh -- my 5-year-old sister was obsessed with it for a good reason!

Serpentina -- is described as a dark forest green poison ivy lipstick with a snake-like sheen. This description is right on the money and I couldn't agree more. I've never seen this shade of lipstick before, so if you're a makeup junkie like me, this emerald baby belongs in your stash!

"The collection is inspired by the swirling transmutations of an Alchemist's potion making it a powerful addition to any practitioner's repertoire of charms" -- Lime Crime
The Alchemy Palette is mystical, magical and maaarvelous, dahling... I'm always impressed with Lime Crime's color choices, as they are truly unique and conceptual. This palette includes five shimmery and duochrome shades that shift colors depending on the angle.

  • Eyeshadows:
    • Incantation -- center lid "sun" -- metallic copper with fiery sparks (shimmer)
    • Lucky Charm -- lower lash line -- forest-green / firefly-green shift (shimmer)
    • Love Potion #9 -- outer / inner corner --  purple / mint shift (shimmer)
    • Spellbound -- brow bone -- white / gold shift (shimmer)
    • Divination -- crease "sky" -- slate blue / peacock shift (shimmer)
  • Uniliners:
    • 6th Element -- center lid & "sun rays" -- orange
    • Rhyme -- top lash line, inner corner, "sun rays" -- gold
    • Orchidaceous -- inner and outer corner -- lavender purple
    • Lazuli -- outer corner -- bright blue
    • Quill -- outer corner -- shiny black
  • False Lashes:
    • Red Cherry Lashes #102 -- These glamorous 100% human hair lashes are a perfect addition to this makeup art and play up the sun rays beautifully. I love the fullness of the lash and the flexibility of the band -- this combination isn't easy to find in affordable lashes, as it tends to raise their value significantly. For that reason, I love Red Cherry lashes -- not only are they great quality, but they are also super affordable. Get this pair and many more for just under $2 from my newest lash supplier HBwigs.com!
I hope you enjoyed this eye makeup art and the products featured in this post. The makeup companies I work with have been tremendously supportive of Hurricane Sandy victims and many have offered to donate a percentage of their sales to various organizations and relief funds. Please support their efforts and help those who are now in need. 


If you would like to directly help a family who has lost everything to Hurricane Sandy, click here for more information. We Thank You.


After every storm, the sun always rises and we too shall rise just like the sun.


Maryam Maquillage




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73 comments:

  1. Wow! you are so talented!!!! the eye looks amazing and I need those red cherry lashes, they look amazing ;)

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    1. Thank you honey!! Yes, this pair is incredible :))

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  2. Wow! I love the eye make up! Its so beautiful! So sorry for the loses, but so glad you are all okay! And hurray for optimism! This is a really beautiful dedication ♥

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  3. Oh my my my, YOU are gifted. I love the whole idea and how you pursued it. Mesmerizing!

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  4. Absolutely stunning, you're so full of ideas!!

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  5. Wow Maryam! This is probably one of the best looks I've seen from you. Really loving those lashes! It's very beautiful & inspirational since I can only imagine what you must be going through having your close family affected by the horrible storm. You're optimism is infectious & uplifting. I wish the best for your family and hope you're able to recover soon. Keep up the beautiful work!

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    1. Thank you sweetheart! Your positive message means the world to me :)) sending you lots of love <3

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  6. I feel sory for those who are victims of that storm:(
    But u make-up is stunning!!! I can't take my eyes of it!! ♥♥♥
    I fell in love.. ♥
    kisses Darling

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    1. yes, it's really unfortunate. Thank you so much for your kind words hon :)

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  7. It looks just beautiful! I will be trying out my Alchemy Palette tomorrow but I think I won't achieve as beautiful work as your is :)

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    1. Can't wait to see your looks, and girl, whatchu talkin' bout, you're amazing!! xo

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  8. WOw, this is a dream! This looks so beautiful! I love your eye makeup and that you did it to symbolize your feelings after the catastrophe... I feel sorry for your family and hope there will be better times for them!
    Nice job, honey <3

    ♥♥♥

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  9. wowzers this is amazing!!!! love love love it it also looks like fall nice job hunny

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  10. WOW, this is so amazing and beautiful!!!

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  11. This is so inspirational; my thoughts are with your family & everyone affected over there :(

    Found you through noiredame's blog hop & am your newest follower; would love it if you stopped by my blog & did the same :)

    - Erin xo

    365mu.blogspot.co.uk - One girl's attempt at creating 365 different make-up looks in as many days

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  12. This is beautiful not just because of the artistry, but because I can see you put a lot of heart into it. :) Sending more prayers and good wishes!

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  13. Very beautiful Maryam, as always, you just don't seize to amaze me, you're amazingly talented and I wish you and your family nothing but the best and I hope you all overcome this horrible dissaster soon. Love ya darrrling! ♥ xx

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    1. You are amazing, I always feel your incredibly energy through your messages, thank you sooooo much for being you!! Love ya girl <3

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  14. So sorry about your family and Sandy. What a beautiful look. I love those eye shadow colors! I am a sucker for duochrome.

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  15. Beautiful look! I'm sorry about your family. I'm sure this is a really hard time and I'll keep you guys in my prayers.

    www.redlipstickandchampagnedreams.com

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    1. Thank you so much love, we so so so appreciate it!!

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  16. Amazing look! Hope your family is ok!

    xoXo
    BreezeyBee

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  17. beautiful blog <3
    i'm youre new follower, would you like to follow me back? :)

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  18. This is absolutely amazing! And I love each one of the lip colours.

    You're truly talented my dear <3
    xo

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  19. Amazing! :) Such a creative way of using eyeshadows!

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  20. it,s so colorful! it's georgeous! :)

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  21. wow looks gorgeous!
    you're so talented! xx
    beautybynaynay.blogspot.com.au

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  22. this is awesome!!!!!!!:)

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  23. I love your idea, and impressed how beautifully you described it. Yes our prayers are not only with you and ur family but also each and every single person who effected from that disaster.

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  24. beautiful! colors are so warm and vivid, blending is great and the whole inspiration - what I need now :)

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  25. Impossible!

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  26. They say the toughest of times bring out the best in the best of people. This look is amazing and couldn't. Be more fitting. Love you Masha my prayers are with your beautiful family. This too shall pass.

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  27. They say the toughest of times bring out the best in the best of people. This look is amazing and couldn't. Be more fitting. Love you Masha my prayers are with your beautiful family. This too shall pass.

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  28. I'm so sorry about what happened to ur family. I'm so thankful that my family & house r all safe.

    I do love the makeup though! Incredible!

    http://www.hottheels.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you hon! I'm so glad you're OK, sending you lots of love <3

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  29. Aww hun I'm sorry for your family, I hope they are getting better! I don't know if you took inspiration for this makeup in the sunrise picture of your calendar on your right sidebar but it's just so similar and gorgeous, love it!

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    1. I love that calendar, it's set up in a way that it matches the content, so actually it's the opposite haha :)) Thanks hon!!

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  30. First off, so sorry to hear about your family! I have friends who are going through the same thing. I'm in nyc, if you need anything, please email me. I am always willing to lend a hand... i do have 2 :-)

    I love the poisonberry. It's beyond sexy!

    ~Sherine
    Confessions Of A City Girl

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  31. i love this so much!! very inspirational and meaningful. you're such an amazing person and great artist :) i hope you still do what you do best and i wish you and your family are always safe Maryam :)

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    1. Thank you babe! Of course I will, life goes on and makeup art uplifts me from all my troubles. Sending you lots of love <3

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  32. amazing, beautiful colours! would you like to follow each other? let me know!

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  33. I really want both of those lipsticks! The eye makeup turned out gorgeous. I hope everything turns out well for your family members!

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  34. you done an amazing eye makeup Maryam!!! All the very best to you & your family, hope everything becomes better soon!

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  35. Stunning look! Very creative!

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  36. Im sorry to hear about your family. Hope their troubles are quickly eased! Gorgeous look by the way ;)

    xoxo
    Madiha

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  37. I love the colors :)

    xx
    http://www.eugenemarseille.com/

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  39. Beautiful outfit <3
    i'm youre new follower, would u like to follow me back?

    patsyhilton.blogspot.com

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  40. Super gorgeous as always hun, my prayers are w u, ur family&everyone who was affected. It shall be well again x

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  41. Thank you all so much. I really appreciate and cherish your hopeful messages. Sending you lots of love and hugs <3

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  42. Woooow this looks so intense!! You're so creative and talented!! If only I could have some!

    X

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