Friday, January 10, 2014

"Wintry Exotic" Arabic Makeup Tutorial

Hi beauties!! The winter holidays are over, but the season is only beginning to unfold. Today, I'm inspired by Arabic makeup and I'm re-interpreting it using cool, frosty shadows and luscious cruelty-free mink lashes to fit the winter theme. Arabic makeup is truly one of my all-time favorite styles for any occasion -- it's always graphic, bold, edgy and so exotic!! My version of this look is using neutral pigments and shadows from Motives Cosmetics, as well as incorporating pieces from new jewelry lines and my new fave lashes.

P. S. Maryam Maquillage is THREE YEARS OLD!!! Happy Birthday Bloggy <3

Read more for deets, tips & tutorial!

Headpiece: Jewels N Gems
The Look: Edgy, contrasting, double-winged graphic liner, in a wash of soft frosty shadows, complimented by voluminous lashes and sculpted brows. Clean features, soft ombré glossy lips.

Headpiece: Jewels N Gems Luxury Dezyre

To purchase Motives Cosmetics please use code MaryamNYC when shopping at or

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Products Used - EYES:
Graphic Arabic Eye Makeup Tutorial:
  1. Apply eye base all over the lid, from the lash line to the brow, smoothing out any discolorations or imperfections.
  2. With the fluffy crease brush, apply In The Buff eyeshadow to the mid-lid / crease area using windshield wiper motions.
  3. Using a detailed contouring brush, apply Galaxy (matte gray with glitter) directly to the crease using the same technique.
  4. With a flat brush, apply Allure pigment all over the lid, concentrating on the center of the lid.
  5. Using Angel kohl pencil, line the bottom waterline and extend the outer corner wing following the same direction. 
    • TIP: Kohl liners are not waterproof, make sure to seal it with a matching eyeshadow to keep it from running.
  6. Line the top and bottom lash lines with Onyx kohl liner connecting at the inner corner and extending the outer wings, staying above and below the white winged liner (oreo cookie style).
  7. Using a fine detailing brush, seal the top liner with Onyx eyeshadow and smudge down the lower lash liner to create a softer, smoldering look.
  8. Using liquid liner in Noir for precision, sharpen and darken the inner corner top wing and outer wings. Add voluminous false lashes and mascara.

Are you ready?
#mavens2014 #motivescosmetics #mavenspalettes


Maryam Maquillage

Photos by: Le Var (merci!)


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

Maryam Maquillage © 2011-2014.


  1. Gorgeous look Maryam! Your such a HUGE inspiration to me! Your flawless pictures, beautiful makeup creations, and gorgeous face are all so amazing, and inspire me to do my own makeup looks! I especially love how you put several different makeup styles together, and made this amazing creation! I also am quite obsessed with those lashes!
    Love you and your blog,
    Lucy or Ava

  2. Beautiful, marvelous!! Love your makeup! You look so gorgeous sweetie <3

  3. beautiful! The hair piece goes really well with the makeup!

  4. What a lovely and sensual look, Maryam !

    <3 hilde

  5. Maryam- no one does Arabic make-up like you!! xo

  6. You're as beautiful as ever darling! Missed your gorgeous face :)



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