Friday, February 1, 2013

"Smokey Eyed" Valentine

Bonjour mes belles! Today's dark and dramatic evening ensemble is inspired by Valentine's Day and was created using products from Lip Factory's February box. Lip Factory Inc. is a makeup subscription service that features up to 10 samples in each month's edition and focuses primarily on lip products. This is a must have box for those of you who favor makeup over general beauty products and is a great service for anyone looking to freshen up their cosmetics collection. 

Read more for details!

Without giving away all the items in Lip Factory's February box, here's a sneak peek of the products I used for this look:

Other Products Used:

Stompin' Grapes topped with Hint of Honey Treatment
I'm really excited to have discovered 29 Cosmetics through Lip Factory Inc. and this lip combo is officially my top pick for Valentine's ready lips. The grape seed enriched lipstick is moisturizing, light and provides exceptional coverage and pigmentation. The Hint of Honey lip treatment gives a beautiful sparkle while protecting the lips from free radicals. I am very impressed!
"Smokey Eyed Valentine" How-To:
  1. Prime the eye with primer and allow a few seconds for it to set.
  2. Apply a black sticky base (NYX jumbo eye pencil in Black Bean) to the lid and lower lash line, staying close to the lashes. Blend out the product with a synthetic brush to provide an even base for the eyeshadow.
  3. Using a stiff flat brush, apply LA Splash Eye Sparkle in Black Sea all over the lid and lower lash line, sealing the sticky base. Blend out the edges of the shape past the crease and use short strokes to lift and extend the outer corner in a cat-eye style.
  4. Apply LA Splash Eye Sparkle in Oyster Shell to the brow bone and meet with Black Sea. This well help the black shadow transition better. Also, highlight the inner corner of the eye.
  5. Apply LA Splash Eye Sparkle in Hula Hula using the foil method by painting the mixture on to the center of the lid. (Foil method: mixing loose eyeshadow with water or a fixing spray). This will create a pop of color over the black shadow. Optional: Add loose glitter on top.
  6. Line the top and bottom lash lines with a black liquid liner and apply sparkly false lashes. I'm using Red Cherry lashes #D012.
 Smokey Eyed and ready to celebrate!
Not just for Valentine's Day, this look is more than appropriate for a Friday Night Out with the girls or with your beau! In fact, it's perfect and it's what I'm wearing tonight! So join me in putting on your best pair of danglers, your hottest black dress and sparkle the night away, like the diva that you are!


Maryam Maquillage


*Some product/s in this post were sent for my consideration and review. The opinion stated is 100% my own.

Maryam Maquillage © 2013.


  1. The eyeshape is absolutely gorgeous x

  2. WOW!! <3 I absolutely love this look hun!! You look super gorgeous and sexy!! Well done! :) <3

  3. Very pretty look. Without the flash it has a very pretty deep purple hue

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  4. very beautiful, love the lashline! x

  5. So pretty and talented, every look of yours is hypnotizing. Love from Pakistan!

  6. Beautiful make up, like always. And this slight glitter is awesome:)

  7. Precious lovely... Have a great week end. Xoxo V.V.

  8. i loove the pink in it! :) omg your lips are stunning ^^

  9. Your eyes look beautiful. I love the colours together.


  10. love the lid color!! so girly and pink!!

  11. This is the perfect way to wear pink on the eyes! You're amazing Maryam, I adore each and everyone of your looks ♥ xx

  12. You looks gorgeous as always <3 :)

  13. Love the look... so edgy yet so beautiful!


  14. This purple shade is soooo gorgeous and so perfect for a night out, Maryam!!♥


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