Wednesday, September 25, 2013

"Sweet-n-Edgy" Fall Look & Makeup

Salut mes belles! Fall is officially here and I'm switching up my beauty and styling routine. The changing of the seasons is the best time to experiment with fashion and mix up new trends. This fall, I'm swaying from the typical earth tones and whipping out the cooler tones instead to complement the cloudier days and the darker nights. I'm letting down my hair, keeping it long, sleek and straight and I'm layering it up with separates. My color palette and overall style is sweet yet edgy, highlighted with accents of pink and doses of sharp edgy accessories.

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Ze Look
Makeup: Part edgy, part sweet. Sharp, well defined eyes. Soft mauve lips. Contoured features highlighting the high points of the face. I'm using all Motives Cosmetics.

Hair: Sleek, straight, and super long. 

Top: Gap
Vest: William Rast for Target
Pants: C-lective
  • Ash gray genuine leather
  • Clasp closure
  • Matte gold chain, hardware and studs

NAILS: Saw these nails completed using ImPRESS at the Katie Gallagher Fashion Week showcase and had to recreate them. The original idea was envision by key manicurist Casey Herman for Kiss.
  • I used two different ImPRESS press-ons in medium length for the base nails (pale pink and black) and cut up two more color sets (gunmetal gray and shimmery pink) to create the diamond shapes and layer them for a gothic-girly feel. How's that for Gaga nails?!

On to ze maquillage!

EYES: "Sweet & Edgy" Pink and Black Smokey Cut-Crease How-to using all Motives Cosmetics:
  1. Apply Motives Eye Shadow Base all over the eye. Using a flat shadow brush, apply Heiress eyeshadow to the movable part of the lid and past the crease.
  2. Using Onyx eyeshadow on an angle liner brush or brow brush, carve out the crease following your eye socket shape. This is a great trick for enlarging Asian eyes. Line the lower lash line and extend the outer crease edge.
  3. Blend out the harsh edge of Onyx with Cappuccino eyeshadow on a pointed crease brush. Apply Vanilla eyeshadow to the brow bone.
  4. Line the top lash line using Motives Liquid liner in Noir extending the outer wing. Add lash extensions to the bottom of the lash line.
  5. Add Motives Glitter Liner in Starry Eyes on top of the lash extensions and the inner portion of the liner. Add a line of glitter to the outer half of the crease.
  6. Apply lashes and mascara. My lashes: Ardell Double Up 202 from HB Beauty Bar.


Special Thanks to my Mr. Maquillage!


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. Your husband is some fine man! (:
    I like it when your hair is that straight, looks different and beautiful as always.
    The glitter in the crease is such an eyecatcher!

  2. This is SO beautiful, I love the glitter detail too. I wish I had your skills!

    Jordan | Boho Vanity

  3. Maryam you are always glowing! so pretty! & what a beautiful couple :)

    xoxo, charlene

  4. One of my most favorite looks every wowwwww this is soo gorgeous honey you look amaze balls!!!

  5. Awesome nails and great eye makeup!! That is a great idea to add a bit of glitter just in the outer crease.

  6. Wow! :) You8 look fabulous My Dear!! <3 :)
    And great pic with Mr Maquillage :)

  7. I love how you've made this edgy makeup completely wearable! Stunning.

  8. The touch of glitter!! Ahhhh have to try this


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