Monday, December 29, 2014

NYE: GLAM Makeup & Nails!!

Hey gorgeous and Happy Holidays!! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas (if you celebrate) and are in good spirits, ready to ring in the new year!! On my end, I've enjoyed a much needed week off and am back today with a quick makeup & nails post just in time for NYE. I went for a clean, easy-to-replicate, glamorous look fit for a New Year's Ball or Gala. This makeup is simple enough to wear with a backless gown and an updo and is perfect for those of you who prefer natural makeup. I'll try to squeeze in another post on Wednesday focusing on high-drama makeup to go with your sequins dresses and glitzy soirees. Cheers!!

Read on for pix, deets & NYE nails!

The trick is in balancing out the details: Clean skin vs. sculpted cheeks, soft voluminous lashes vs. glittery pink lids, minimal color on the face vs. rich wine popping on the lips. I went for minimal makeup and jewelry to make room for a major statement back-piece and lifted my hair up in a braided bun updo to maximize the effect.

Products Used:
  • Sigma "Stellar" Glitter on lids & cheekbones
  • Huda Beauty "Claudia" lashes
  • Lancome Teint Idole Ultra foundation
  • Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
  • OCC "Black Metal Dahlia" lip tar
  • Brows: Sigma Brow Expert Kit in Dark

'Tis the season for backless dresses, hence:
Minimal makeup call for maximal NAILS!! Mine are always dressed to the max :))
I used China Glaze Polishes from the latest Twinkle Collection: "Meet Me Under the Stars" (micro glitter in navy polish), "Define Good" (burgundy) and "No Peeking" (metallic eggplant). For the gold nail art, I used Snap Tats tattoos and cut them up to create my own custom designs like the Ball-drop and martini glass.


Maryam Maquillage

Photos by: Lee World 


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  1. Could you tell us how to take such an amazing photo of eye ? Which program do you use or camera ? I really like your blog <3

  2. You look amazing as usual. And the nails...omg I wish I had the skills and half the patience lol

    Giselle ♥ Red Lipstick & Champagne Dreams

  3. I loved this look! And your nails are awesome!! Do you have a tutorial on the hairstyle? I'd like to try it :) Happy New Year!!

  4. You shine, Maryam!
    At a gala people's eyes will be all on you! I love how you've balanced make-up, hands and dress details!in my opinion, the make-up is simple but extremely chic ;-)
    See you next year and xoxo


  6. So beautiful Maryam! Your hair looks gorgeous!


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