Monday, April 8, 2013

Bronzed & Bright Beauty

Bonjour mes belles! It's finally sunny in New York and I'm taking full advantage. I'm back after a brief hiatus and on this Manic Monday, I'm focusing on Makeup, Hair & Nails -- a little bit of everything for every beauty lover out there. Today's look is all about the warm tones featuring bright yellow, coral, green, marigold and orange. Although there are a lot of colors, don't be intimidated, this look is quite easy and is totally ready-to-wear!

Let's get started!

Bronzed & Bright
The Look: Sun-Kissed Skin, Bright Eyes, Coral Lips and Big Hair Don't Care :) 

Skin: My forehead is already showing signs of a slight tan, so to amplify the effect, I used: 
  • Too Faced Bronzed & Poreless Bronzer -- all over my face, focusing on the high points to give the illusion of a fresh tan. This warm-tone bronzer is absolutely matte and is infused with skin-smoothing properties to minimize fine lines and pores. Bronzed & Poreless is great for contouring and evening out your new tan and is also a fantastic choice for anyone with oily skin. I am in love with this all-in-one genius bronzer and highly recommend it -- it's a summertime must-have!
  • Too Faced Sweetheart Beads Radiant Glow Face Powder -- used all over the face to brighten the complexion and give the skin a radiant glow. Another must-have, this finishing powder is both beautifully made and beautiful on the skin. To apply, simply twirl a fluffy kabuki brush over the heart-beads and dust the brush over your cheekbones, nose bridge, collarbone and anywhere you want to glow.

Eyes: Bright, vibrant, wearable and flattering. For this look, I used my favorite Makeup Geek eyeshadows and some gorgeous new lashes from House of Lashes:
  • Primer: Urban Decay primer potion
  • Makeup Geek eyeshadows:
    • Lemon Drop -- bright yellow with a slight sheen (lid)
    • Mandarine -- bright orange with gold sparkles (outer lid)
    • Creme Brulee -- soft matte sand (crease & blending)
    • Pixie Dust -- shimmery lime (lower lash line)
    • Cocoa Bear -- matte warm brown (outer crease)
  • Makeup Geek gel liner in Fame -- gorgeous dark shimmery teal (top lash line)
  • Makeup Geek gel liner in Treasure -- shimmery bright yellow (inner corner)
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Covet Waterproof liner in Vert -- lower lash line
  • House of Lashes in Au Naturale -- Hand-made from 100% human hair, these lashes are perfect for any occasion. I love the clear, flexible band allowing for a more precise and even application. Au Naturale is a great pair of everyday lashes to complement and tone down a bright eye makeup look, plus it's a perfect choice for daytime wear.
Bright Eyes How-To:
  1. Prime the lids and allow for the primer to set.
  2. Using a flat brush, apply Lemon Drop all over the lid, focusing on the inner half. Clean off the brush and apply Mandarine on top, from the center to the outer corner, focusing the product on the outer half of the lid.
  3. Blend out the edge using Creme Brulee on a fluffy brush. Intensify the outer crease using Cocoa Bear.
  4. Line the lower lash line with a waterproof liner (Vert) and seal with a bright lime shadow (Pixie Dust). 
  5. Line the top lash line using Fame on an angled liner brush and add a bit of Treasure to the inner corner.
  6. Apply mascara to the bottom lashes and complete the look with a pair of flirty, natural false lashes.
Complete the makeup with a bright coral pout. My favorite coral lipstick of the moment is Too Faced La Creme lipstick in Juicy Melons -- I love the creamy texture, the vibrant finish, the silky-smooth formula and the pink coral shade is simply TDF... to die for!!

Mani-Pedi Monday
For my mani-pedi combo, I've chosen florals in bright golden hues. On my toes, I'm wearing:

On my nails, I'm wearing:
For my mermaid curls, I used:
  • NuMe Reverse 13mm-25mm Classic Curling Wand -- to curl the locks away from the face. 
    • The Reverse Wand is narrower at the base and wider at the tip resulting in tighter curls at the roots and softer, more separated curls at the ends. This wand gives lots of lift and body at the roots, so it's perfect for cuts with long layers or no layers.
    • Styling Tip: Separate the hair down the center, and curl 1 inch sections at a time, placing the wand behind the hair to curl the strands away from the face.
  • NuMe Arganics Argan Oil -- to add softness and to finger-separate the curls

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Feelin' Sunny :)

Maryam Maquillage


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Maryam Maquillage © 2013.


  1. This is an amazing look and its looks amazing on you. Your so beautiful.

    xo Krystal

  2. OMG! Everything about this look is AMAZING!!!! The hair!! WOW!

  3. OMG! Everything about this look is AMAZING!!!! The hair!! WOW!

  4. OMG! You look amazing! Love the fierce eye look! <3

  5. LOVE, the makeup makes me think of summer :)

  6. Wow! Love the bright eye :)

    <3 from:

  7. Love your look! You look gorgeous! This looks makes want to go to the beach.. somewhere in the tropics ;-)

  8. Omg gorgeous makeup and also love the mani pedi

  9. What a beautiful look <3

  10. This is so beautiful Maryam. I'm totally inspired now and we have sunshine here today too!

    Btw I hardly ever see your hair curly like this but it's gorgeous on you :)

  11. Beautiful color placement and use of color <3

  12. Where to start raving about this look? The hair: gorgeous, the lips: amazing, the nails: to die for, the makeup: superb! : ) <3 xx

  13. Love this look so much! One of my favorite from you, that eye liner is gorgeous!

  14. Love those nail polish appliqués. It would be fantastic to be used for a fancy dress party too. You can accentuate the look you are going to sport with this kind of nail polish.

  15. Wow in love with this look its so different but wearable too xxx

  16. oh dear sweetie I envy.. you're ready for summer and you're really such a bornzed beauty!!!! i love your nails so so cute!!!!!

    take care. xoxo,Meg of Sweet Gala's

  17. I was about to say, "Wow, that's some serious nail arts!" then I realized it was nail strips ahaha but good job, I can never apply them the proper way!

  18. I love your hair like this you look beautiful so gorgeous!

  19. Ooooh girl this eyeshadow color looks amazing on you and your brown hair compliments it perfectly, not to forget it looks beautiful. Love it xox

  20. The wand is amazing!!!! My hair cannot hold a curl, it falls out in about an hour. With this wand, the curl stayed in almost too long! Three days later, I had to flat iron my hair lightly to take the curl out, crazy!!


  21. Amazing! And your hair is so big and beautiful! I love the lip color. <3
    Perfect summer look!

  22. Love your blog! Definitely following now, stay in touch xx

  23. LOVE this, it is so summer-y! You look like you need to be on a fabulous beach somewhere!

  24. That hair!! LOVE everything about this, you're gorgeous girl work it!

  25. Great color palette. Your looks are very unique and very inspirational to other people.

    Thank youu

  26. I'm crushing over everything about this look! I just adore your work! XOXO

  27. very pretty shadows.

    ♥ Crystal Michelle

  28. Loving the bronzed look!! You look like a goddess, every single time!


  29. choosing the most flattering makeup hues


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