Friday, December 4, 2015

My 5 minute "No Makeup" Makeup VIDEO TUTORIAL

Hey guys! Long time no speak :) In today's post and VIDEO tutorial I'm featuring my 5 minute makeup routine aka my "No Makeup" Makeup. Who has hours to spend on heavy dramatic makeup anyway? In this video, I have a clock countdown to show you that all you need is 5 minutes to get yourself ready to face the world. This routine was filmed in 1 take, no edits, so you know it's possible! The "no makeup" look is perfect for students, moms and busy women on the go and I hope you find it useful. Don't forget to subscribe to my channel and read below how you can get a FREE full size sample of Erborian CC Cream that I'm featuring in the video!

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

You're Invited: My Meet-n-Greet + HUGE GIVEAWAY

!!ATTENTION & SAVE THE DATE!! My Birthday is this Friday, October 23, and I invite you all to join me, Lancome and Cosmopolitan magazine for my first OFFICIAL Meet-n-Greet + Birthday Bash at Sephora Meatpacking in NYC!!! I'm so excited and nervous and I can't wait to meet and hug you!!! Here's what you can expect:
  • Meet & Party with me*
  • Get one of my three special looks recreated on you! (watch sneak peek below)
  • Giveaways every hour + prizes
  • DJ Jon Blak spinning the latest
  • Selfies, hugs, photobooth & much more!

My meet-n-greet starts at 6 pm, but the party starts at 12 noon, so be sure to get there early to reserve your spot!
* with any Lancome purchase

WATCH my Official Announcement Below

Monday, October 12, 2015

Erborian Skin Care Review + GIVEAWAY

Bonjour mes amis! Happy Monday! With the changing of the seasons, I find my skin in need of extra hydration and TLC, so I'm reaching for products that are more herbal in their base and more soothing / medicinal in their purpose. As a lover of quality and luxury, I'm also lusting for great texture and multi-purpose benefits in straight-forward products that truly work at targeting my skin concerns. A few months ago, I discovered Erborian, a unique French-Korean fusion skin care line that is founded on the principles of traditional Korean herbology and merges them with high-tech French cosmetic engineering. Since then, it's been a love affair made in Euro-Asian skin care heaven -- not only does Erborian stroke my Eurasian soul, but it's also proven to be extremely comforting to my semi-problematic skin type. Read on for my full review of Erborian's Bamboo Waterlock Mask and be sure to enter into my giveaway to win your own Bamboo Range of Erborian products!

Read more for review & giveaway!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Summer Beauty: Classic Cat Eye + Red Lip

Hello dolls! Today's video post is my final installment of the Chloe Summer Beauty series, looks inspired by wine. This glamorous look was paired with my favorite Chloe wine, the Pinot Noir, and is best suited for evening occasions, a cocktail party, a soirée, or a gallery opening. Check out the video below and don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel!

Pics, video tutorial, & products lists below:

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Nautical Nails & Toes!

Hey beauties! If you think this nail art looks familiar, you're correct! This weeks "Pin-Up" Nautical theme was inspired by my "I Heart My Sailor" Nail Art from two years ago. This time, instead of hand painting, I'm using a few various nail polish appliqués and taking the design a bit further. I rarely match my nails to my pedi, but this summery Sailor theme was too cute to pass by, so I also implemented it in dressing up my toesies. Check out my pedi and my inspiration below the break and let me know which version of this design you like the most!

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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Summer Night Soirée Makeup & Style

Hello my beauties! Today's post is the third installment to my Chloe Summer Beauty collab with Chloe Wine and this look is inspired by Chloe's rich, elegant and complex Red 249. This intense smokey eye and red lip combo is perfect for a summer night soirée and is designed to complement any LBD and soft wavy updo. I'm taking this look to an upscale Gala, where would you wear it to?

Read more for details, products and how-to's:

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Gold Smokey Eye VIDEO Tutorial

Hey guys! Excuse my lack of posts as of late, I just got back from LA (pictures post to come) and am desperately trying to catch up on my emails, projects and postings. Good news -- there's a new video tutorial on my YouTube channel (be sure to subscribe if you aren't already) -- and it features this versatile Golden Smokey Eye look + glossy lips combo. Please leave me a comment on my video and let me know what you want to see next! Check out the products list below after the break :)

Let me know your thoughts!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Easy Contouring Tutorial + VIDEO

Hello my darlings and Happy Tutorial-Tuesday!! Here is the third installment to my Beauty Debunked series in partnership with L'Oréal Paris USA and it's that coveted one you've all been waiting for ::drumroll:: Contouring!! I've simplified the process in an effort to show you the easiest and fastest method possible and the best part is that you can get all these products at the drugstore!! Hope you enjoy this quick, easy video and don't forget to SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube channel :)

WATCH Video below & check out more pix!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Summer Inspo: "Park Side Picnic" Makeup & Tutorial

Hello my beauties and Happy Saturday!! What are your summer weekend plans? Are you heading to any garden soirées, picnics in the park or beach side bonfires? Today's look and video tutorial were prepared just for that. I took my go-to makeup look (cat eye + bright lips) and summer-proofed it to fit in with some of the season's most popular outdoor celebrations. This look was inspired by Chloe Wine Pinot Grigio (my favorite for a park-side picnic) and is the second installment of my Chloe Summer Beauty collab with Chloe Wine

Read more for VIDEO, Products, tips & deets

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

How-To: Master the DIY Blowout

Hi beauties! As you may recall, a few months ago I joined forces with L'Oréal Paris USA to film a series of "Beauty Debunked" videos, alongside my dear friend Teni Panosian. The purpose of these short videos was to reinterpret popular beauty tricks and make them easy and accessible to everyone. Here's the second video in the series (see first here), and one that every woman should master: How-To get the perfect at-home blowout. Check out the video below and remember to subscribe to my YouTube channel!!

Deets & more pix below:

Monday, June 15, 2015

"Summer Nights" Makeup Tutorial

Hey beauties!! This post is self explanatory: there's a NEW video on my YouTube channel, featuring this gorgeous purple eye look. Make sure you're subscribed to my channel and give me a like on this video if you love me :) Enjoy!!

Products are listed below:

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Summer Style: Kaftans & Corals

Quick post today beauties, just wanted to share my latest obsession for Asa Kaftans "Lagos" kaftan-dress, designed by my amazing friend Asa Soltan. Asa picked the perfect high and low trendy style and the most luxurious snakeskin pattern, and this combo made the dress so versatile and flattering. Not only is it the perfect glamorous cover-up for the beach, but it's also just a stunning piece that can dress up any hot summer night when worn with heels. The best part is that the kaftan takes minimal styling since it's already such a statement piece. Just add your favorite coral lipstick or nails and you're good to go!

Check out my nails of the week below:

Friday, June 5, 2015

Summer Wine Inspo: Chardonnay Coastal Beauty

Hey beauties! If you follow me on Snapchat, you've probably witnessed some of my ritualistic wine twirls, tastings and sips as a reward after a long production day. I admit, I do love to unwind avec un verre -- who doesn't? -- and find it so relaxing after work. Ever so often, Lee and I get to enjoy a bit of business with pleasure when wine and work cross paths. Today is one of those lucky days and I'm so excited to introduce my love for wine to my beauty blogging venture. Before I tell you about my summer special wine collab, let me take it back and explain why this is so up my alley!

My love affair for the beauty of wine started a few years ago when I spent some time living in Paris. I began to appreciate it not just for its taste or the good times, but also for the intricacies of wine making and pairing, not to mention the story that it told. Each wine has its own mood and attitude that can be interpreted through art, beauty and fashion. Today, I'm thrilled to announce my Summer Beauty collab with Chloe Wine, probably my most fun-filled collab to date! For the next few summer months, I'll be creating makeup looks, sharing outfits and video tutorials inspired by some of my favorite Chloe wines and today's post is the first look from the series, a coastal take on beauty and fashion, inspired by Chardonnay.

Read more for details, tips & pics

Monday, June 1, 2015

"Tribal Lace" Summer Nail Art

Hey guys! Here's today's quick nail art post for Mani-Monday -- I call it "Tribal Lace". I hand-painted this design late last night while snapping away the steps on my Snapchat: MaryamNYC, and I even implemented a couple of ideas that some of you sent me during my painting session. So I guess you can call this one a collaborative / interactive effort :) Thanks to everyone who participated, you guys are super awesome!!

Check out the deets below:

Friday, May 29, 2015

How-to: Wear Camouflage

Hi guys! Today's post is a quick fashion how-to. If you follow me on Social (IG, FB, Snapchat), then you know I've been obsessing with anything and everything camouflage. This army print has been a go-to of mine since I was about 12 years old and it still works every time I want to toughen up an outfit. There are so many ways to approach it, so here are my three latest ensembles (with makeup looks to match). Let me know which one is your favorite and which one would you wear?!

Check out the details and see more pix below

Monday, May 25, 2015

Mani-Pedi, the Summer Way

Hello my beauties!! It's been a while since my last blog post, and this is largely due to a few back-to-back projects that I've been working on. With that said, you can expect lots of amazing content coming up on my blog and YouTube channel, so make sure to sign up and subscribe to get the news first! Today's post is dedicated to Mani-Monday + Pedi and since I'm all about the warm weather, it is also Summer-themed. I already sneak-peeked these nails on Snapchat: MaryamNYC, so if you were one of the lovelies who asked for details, then this post is for you!! Read below for products list, deets and other tips.

Read more to see my pedi!

Friday, May 15, 2015

How-To: Fill In Brows VIDEO TUTORIAL

Hi beauties! A couple of months ago, I joined forces with L'Oréal Paris USA to film a series of "Beauty Debunked" videos, alongside my dear friend Teni Panosian. The purpose of these short videos was to reinterpret popular makeup artist tricks and make them easy and accessible to everyone. Here's the first video in the series, and one of my most requested tutorials: How-To  (fill in) BROWS. Check out the video below and remember to subscribe to my YouTube channel to get the news first!

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

"Something Blue" Nail Art & Fashion Ideas

Hello beauties! Something blue is the air... Bridal season is here and I'm embracing the romantic spirit. This week's hand-painted nail art was loosely inspired by white henna, and is something I thought I bride could wear on her special day. Me? Well, I wear it just because... I love the pale blue shade and the subtle texture that the white designs create on top. 

Read more for OOTD & nail art deets

Monday, April 27, 2015

Khaki + Camo for Spring

Hello my loves!! In the tradition of keeping it cool and casual for Monday, I'm talking Khaki and Camouflage, exploring my all-time favorite print and the only shade of green that I'm obsessed with. Today, I'm giving you two looks, an Olive + Nude makeup combo and an all-Black + Camo "outfit of the night" ensemble to show you my favorite ways to rock this chic trend.

Read more for OOTN + Makeup

Saturday, April 25, 2015

"Go To" Spring Makeup TUTORIAL + VIDEO

Hi beauties!! This pink, pouty Spring look is now live on my YouTube channel: Maryam Maquillage, so make sure you subscribe, like and leave me your comments. That is all... I hope you're having a fabulous video, I love you all!!!

WATCH Video Below

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

"MUA-Inspired" NAIL ART

Hello beauties! I wasn't planning on sharing this nail art, since it is well past the IMATS and all... but on second thought, I figured it's never too late to post makeup-inspired nails, which I hand-painted last week for the famous makeup convention here in NY. I went all out and this just might be my favorite nail art of all time... second only to my Game of Thrones nail art. What do you think? Would you wear this? Which is your favorite nail? Mine personal fave is the mirror pinky and the contour face chart. All product details can be found on my IG: @MaryamNYC :)


Maryam Maquillage

Photos by: Lee World 


Maryam Maquillage © 2011-2015.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Eyeliner Finder + Four Liner Looks

Bonjour mes belles!! In today's post, I'm covering one of my favorite makeup mediums and one of most ancient types of cosmetics, the Eye Liner. In my time of blogging, I've gotten tons of questions about different kinds of liners, how to use them and which looks suit each one best. Today, I'm addressing all the FAQ's, narrowing the topic down to four most commonly used liners and giving you four individual looks to try with each one. In this post, I'm wearing all Lancome liners as the brand exemplifies superior liners in each of the four categories.

Read more for tips, deets and how-to's

Saturday, April 4, 2015

"Pop of Blue" Cat-Eye Spring Makeup Tutorial

Happy Weekend beauties! Here's a quick short post on how to update your typical Saturday night cat eye makeup -- just add a pop of blue et voila! I used Lancome Summer Collection palette and liners to create this fun, wearable look (which I'm personally obsessed with) and added a pair of whimsical lashes to complete. What shade would you choose to bring out your eye color?

Read more for Pictorial-Tutorial

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Spring Beauty: Mixed Patterns & Prints

Hello beauties! My fingers and toes are so ready for warm weather -- I'm anticipating lots of corals, pastels and heavy metals coming up this season and into the summer. This week's nail art is a hodgepodge of such themes, focusing on texture, color and detail. I used three nail polish appliqués from Incoco (Coral Crush, By The Sea & New Directions), cut them up into strips, embellished and mix-n-matched to create my own custom designs, then threw in some hardcore glitter nails to complete the set. I sealed everything with gel top coat for extra shine and longevity. I dunno about you, but I'm LOVING this one. It is so very me and so very Spring!!!

Read more for head-to-toe deets :)

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Pop of Color: 2 Makeup Looks + Tutorials

Happy Tutorial-Thursday Beauties! The new season is here -- though it still feels like winter in NY -- but, I'm really excited to play with a new palette and add a pop of color to my makeup routine. To help me realize my color ambitions, Lancome has just launched its "French Paradise" Summer Collection, inspired by the colors of the Mediterranean. This blue-coral makeup collection couldn't be  more beautiful, so today, I've put together not one, but two looks just for you, including a video and a step-by-step tutorial. Let me know your thoughts in the comments section and don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel for more videos.

Read more for Makeup Tutorials!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Deep Reds: Makeup & Nail Art

"Red, Black & Gold" aka this week's quick nail art for Mani-Monday. I used Incoco nail polish appliqués in Forté and embellished with Kiss Salon Secrets Rococo Kit (gold accents), then sealed the design with Kiss Gel Top Coat for maximum shine and hold. What say you?

Check out my matching makeup below

Friday, March 20, 2015

Spring Smokey Eye with "French Nude" Palette

Hey beauties! It's Friday and I've got some exciting news to share. Earlier this week, I created a look using the exclusive Lancome for HSN Limited Edition "French Nude" Collection and I'm excited to announce that the star palette from the set is now individually available for sale on! Check out my tutorial below and read more about why I love and recommend it.

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Nail Art: Bright Like A Diamond

Hi beauties! This week, I'm shining bright like a diamond, so I'm keeping it literal with this contrasting, black and white negative space mani. Would you wear it and if so, where to? I used Ciaté "Snow Virgin" white polish, Nubar black nail art pen and some Swarovski elements to embellish my hand-painted design. What do you think? 

Check out my OOTD below

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Easy Contouring Makeup Tutorial for the Novice

Hi beauties!! NEW video is ready for you and this one is a highly requested, easy, everyday makeup tutorial about approachable Contouring and Highlighting. I get a lot of questions about this hot topic, so I wanted to make a series of videos showcasing various types of techniques, products and approaches to contouring. Depending on our individual bone-structure or features, some of us can benefit from a dramatic, high-contrast contoured look, while others may suffer the adverse effect. Naturally, due to my prominent cheekbones, strong jaw-line and brows, I fall in the ladder category and gain much more from a subtle contoured look. Today, I'm starting with just that: the easiest, one-product contoured look that's perfect for the novice or for those who already have strong features naturally. Let me know your thoughts and questions in the comments section and don't forget to SUBSCRIBE to my channel!!! Thank you :)

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

MAKEUP TUTORIAL: Gold & Bold Party Look

Hey beauties! Have you checked out the latest video tutorial on my YouTube channel Maryam Maquillage? Be sure to subscribe and like -- I have a new (highly requested) video coming up this week!! For now, enjoy this Bold, Golden Party Makeup Look and let me know your thoughts in the comments section.

Read more for VIDEO Tutorial & Products List

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Cool Nudes: Nail Art & Makeup

Hey beauties!! It's been a while since my last nail art post and only because my last few projects have called for nude nails. This week, I'm still sticking with nude, but dressing it up with some Rococo style bling. I'm really into cool nudes as of late, so in this post, you'll also find a cool nude makeup look to match! Let me know what you think in the comments section and leave me your requests for video tutorials :)

See more makeup & nails deets below!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Oscar's Makeup Recreation: Chrissy Teigen

Hey beauties!! If you watched the Oscar's red carpet last night, I dare you to guess (without reading the caption) -- whose makeup look did I recreate in this photo? 

See below:

Thursday, February 19, 2015

New York Fashion Week Makeup: Cushnie et Ochs

Hey beauties! Told y'all I'm back ;) Today on ze blog: über dramatic makeup look inspired by Cushnie et Ochs FW 2015 fashion show at New York Fashion Week. I've been a bit underwhelmed with most of the NYFW beauty looks so far, that is until I saw this alien-esque mod vision by Maybelline. I was so impressed, I just had to recreate it for myself (and for you guys, here on the bloggy). Check out my original inspiration and the details of my version after the break!

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015


Hey guys! It's been one heck of a month... I've been working and traveling nonstop and my schedule has completely flipped, so please forgive the hiatus on my blog. I'm back home now and am finally starting to get back into the normal swing of things. With that, I'm excited to announce my latest giveaway on Instagram. I'm teamed up with one of my all-time favorite skin care brands, L'Occitane En Provence, to award an incredible prize to one lucky international winner. The winner will receive everything pictured in the above photo including the new Shea Butter Comforting Face Care collection! Check out the rules below and read my L'Occitane story.

Read rules below

Monday, February 2, 2015

Makeup Monday: Neutral Hues

Hi guys -- simple post today, focusing on neutral, flattering makeup fit for any occasion. I wore a variation of this look pretty much every day while in Vegas, it saved me a lot of prep time and made me feel rested and well put-together. 

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Monday, January 26, 2015

"Pretty in Pink" Vegas Makeup & Resort Style

Hello my beauties!! It's been a while since my last post due to the production of the Stardust Tour beauty event, which took place this Saturday in Las Vegas. We had the most amazing time and turnout; I'll definitely be posting a thorough recap of the event later this week when I get back home. Currently, I'm still in Vegas, enjoying some down time while my flight is delayed for two days due to the massive winter storm Juno that's fast approaching NY and the tri-state area. I can't say that I'm complaining, nor that I'm not enjoying this sunny Las Vegas weather, so here's a quick post celebrating the beauty of the desert through color, makeup and fashion! 

Read more for details, ootd & makeup TUTORIAL!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Beauty & Fashion Favorites of the Week

Happy Friday dah-ling!! You guessed it, this week was another toughie in the life of this beauty blogger! I'm so grateful for every opportunity that has come my way and I'm really looking forward to sharing everything that I've been working on. I'm also thrilled that the weekend is here and I get to wind down a bit before I head to Vegas for the Stardust Tour. 

Today's post is a quick recap of my three weekly favorites: outfit, makeup and hair, centering around the oxblood color theme. I'm also including a sneak peek of one of the projects I worked on this week. Let me know what you think in the comments section!

Read more for pix, details & makeup!

Monday, January 12, 2015

"Negative Space" Versace-Inspired Nail Art

Hey beauties!! Today's mani-Monday post was inspired by none other than Kate Hudson's Versace gown worn last night to the Golden Globe awards. I had a few best dressed favorites, but thought that Kate's gown had some interesting contrasting cutouts that would make for some cool negative space nail art. This was one of the fastest designs I've ever created and is perfect for this week because I won't feel bad when I have to take it off for a shoot on Thursday!

Read more for products & my inspiration!

Friday, January 9, 2015

Winter Makeup & Fashion: The Snow Queen

Hey dolls! Happy Friday! The winter season is here and as many of you know, I absolutely despise the cold and usually never care much for winter fashion or beauty. I am one of those true home-bodies during the winter weather and would happily hibernate for 3 months straight if I had the option. This year, however, my January is busier than ever before, and I don't have the liberty to stay at home like I used to. Plus, I'm older and have a ton more responsibilities to take care of, so a girl's gotta do what a girl's got to do lol... As always, I'm heavily inspired by my environment, so instead of sulking and whining about the cold, I've chosen to embrace it and dress it up -- winter bunny style!! Today's makeup and fashion post is inspired by the flurries, the ice queens, and the snow divas that make it work no matter the season!

Read more for winter fashion, diva makeup & tutorial!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Mattes 2015: Matte Nails, Matte Makeup

Hello my beauties!! It's my first Mani-Monday of 2015, but I've got lots more lined up for today's post. This season is all about the matte finish, we're seeing lots of matte makeup and nails, velvety-soft skin finishes and smokey eyes, and virtually every brand is coming out with those coveted matte lipsticks that everyone craves. Today, I'm overdosing on the matte trend and wearing it from head to toe (or fingertip) and I've even got a quick matte lip video tutorial for you all. Let me know what you think in the comments section below.

Read more for MATTE lips, tips & tricks + TUTORIAL!

Friday, January 2, 2015

Festive Makeup: Graphic Eyes, Bold Lips

Happy New Year my beauties and cuties!! Hope 2015 brings you everything you've ever wished for and then some. Thank you for sticking by me and showing me all your love and support, you guys are amazing and I'm forever grateful. 

Today on the blog: my New Year's makeup recap. Unfortunately, I caught a bad cold right before the new year, so my celebration consisted of staying in and cozying it up with the fam. Of course, being sick doesn't mean that I have to look sick and give up on life. With that in mind, I put together a fun, celebratory makeup look in hopes to cheer myself up... and guess what? It worked! Here it is and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did :))

Read more for close-ups, tips & deets
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