Monday, December 31, 2012

Fierce Klawz for NYE

Salut mes amis! For this New Years Eve, I'm going all out and piling on the shimmer, the glitter and the sequins. This is the perfect time of the year to experiment with kitschy, over the top styles and even be a little gaudy! You'll have the rest of the winter to be neutral and boring, but today is the day for going out and showing off a little! I definitely have a tacky little Russian leopard living inside of me, and tonight I'll be unleashing her wicked klawz, disco ball makeup and teensy get-up -- Why? Cuz it's 2013 and I'm living it up!!!

See more klawz & inspiration :)

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Glamour, Glitz & GlossyBOX -- December

Bonjour mes amis! This season, I'm keeping it "glamorous, glitzy and glossy" with a little help from my not-so-secret arsenal: December's Glossybox. This month's box has outdone itself once again -- not only does it live up to its theme, but it actually expresses the joy of giving with its perfectly curated, personalized items, impeccable packaging and genuine care. I swear by the Glossybox because it never fails to impress me. The people behind the brand really listen to their customers and utilize this advice to perfect each month's box so that it is better than the previous, and way beyond any service of its kind. 

Who's ready to open up this prezzie?

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Holiday Lights, Camera, Makeup and Action!

Salut mes amis! The day is finally here and I'm proud to present my first ever VIDEO tutorial and "live" makeup transformation!! I can't even begin to express to you how ecstatic I am to finally be on YouTube and how much I'm looking forward to sharing this new experience with all of you. This is a monumental day for this blog and my brand new channel: Maryam Maquillage and I can't believe we did it! Thank you guys for all your unconditional support and positivity -- you have motivated me to take this thing further and I'm really stoked to embark on this new journey with all of you!

A SPECIAL MERCI goes out to my Lee Lee, my Mr. Maquillage, who filmed, edited and produced this tutorial without any prior knowledge of video production! He is amazing and I simply couldn't have done it without him. He really is the father of this blog LOL...

And now... on to the Maquillage!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

"Like A Present" Holiday Makeup

Bonjour mes amis! Continuing with this month's seasonal theme, today's holiday look is festive, flattering and ultra feminine. I wanted to create a sultry smokey eye that would look great on anyone, add a pop of color, and a bit of glitz; so Voila -- this is what I came up with! 

Read more for details & how-to!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

"Tree Lighting" Christmas Nail Art

Hi friends! Today's Christmas themed nail art is more traditional than my previous design and uses nail polishes from my favorite China Glaze Holiday Joy Collection. Over the last couple of weeks, I've seen a lot of Christmas-y manicures, and I couldn't help but be inspired by them. This "Tree Lighting" nail art is a combination of a few designs I've come across, with a couple of personal touches to give it my own spin. Hope you like my take on it!

Read more for details!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Wild Wild Xmas!

Salut mes belles! Christmas is less than a week away and this year I'm taking a walk on the wild side! Today I'm using the traditional "gold and red" combo and revamping it with a bit of edge and a dose of glitter for all you non-traditionalists out there! This look is fierce, but simple enough for anyone to recreate. Let's get started!

Read more for deets, tips & pix!

Monday, December 17, 2012

#Tinseltown Party @Refinery29

Bonjour mes amis! With my Belvedere mix in my hand, I present to you my recap of the latest and greatest holiday shopping extravaganza: Tinseltown Bazaar, a pop-up shop set up in the heart of Soho, brought to you by Refinery29. Opening night party was a total blast -- and though I generally loathe & repel all holiday shopping activities -- this was an event worth bringing my cash to! Mix in the cocktails, the treats and the beats, add some eye candy, and top it off with a bunch of freebies -- Voila! You've got yourself quite a memorable kick-off to the holiday season.

Join in!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

My Brows, Anastasia Style!

Salut mes amis! My long-awaited eyebrow post is finally here, featuring products from Anastasia Beverly Hills, founded by Hollywood's top brow guru and celebrity beauty expert, Anastasia Soare. Anastasia's brow shaping technique is based on the classic "golden ratio" method in art and takes an architectural "blueprint" approach to brow structure and shape. Her method focuses on the eyebrows as the starting point in beauty, emphasizing that properly-proportioned eyebrows not only frame the entire face, but also help bring symmetry and balance to all the features. I firmly subscribe to Anastasia's brow philosophy and am extremely excited to share it here with all of you. No makeup look is complete without well-shaped, groomed brows, and today, I'm showing you how to achieve the perfect brow, Anastasia style!

Read more!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Dressed-Up in Funky Tropics

Salut mes amis! Today's abstract "Tropical" makeup look was inspired by a set of funky Nail Dress stickers by Kiss and was created using some of my favorite products. With all the holiday madness going on right now, I just wanted to conceptualize something different and fun for my kind of holiday season. Not to worry, I will have plenty of Christmas-y goodness coming up after this post -- today, I just wanted to revisit my artistic side and show you something fresh! I don't know about you, but I need a little break from all the ready-to-wear makeup hehe...

Read more for pix & deets!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Metals, Shimmers & Sparkles

Salut mes amis! This month's theme is glitz and glam, so I'm whipping out my glitter liner and shimmery eyeshadows to create this bright eyed metallic daytime makeup look! Teal is one of my favorite colors and looks great on all eye colors, especially on brownies!

Like this look? Read more for tips & deets!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

A Festival of Lights, Glitter and Nail Art!

Shalom friends! Today's glittery nail art is festive for a reason: Hanukkah is right around the corner and this design is for all of you who are celebrating the Festival of Lights! I'm not much of a religious person, but because my family and friends are quite mixed culturally, I make sure to commemorate all holidays, including the religious ones. I like to celebrate them my way: with makeup and nail art!

This design was completed using two festive nail polishes from the China Glaze Holiday Joy Collection. Not only are these shades perfect for Hanukkah, but they are also great for the winter and are totally season appropriate.

Check out the rest of the collection + pix, tips & deets :)

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Jinglin' Bling!

Salut mes belles! Happy December, I hope you're all happy and well :) This month is all about the holidays and I'd like to open the season with this glitzy, gold, glam glitter look. I think classic gold makeup is great for the holidays and can go with any outfit or style -- add the glitter and you're ready to rock & jingle!

In this post, I'm also including a quick "Why do you wear makeup" Q&A, addressing some questions outside of my FAQ section and tagged by the lovely Noire Dame -- I'm feeling talkative! Read on :)

Like this look? Read more for tips, deets & how-to!
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