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

 Graphic Eyes, Bold Lips
The Look: Graphic, metallic cat eye "border" liner in a wash of soft warm shadows, accented by strong, bold, matte lips. The look is complemented by flushed cheeks and well-defined brows.

MAKEUP TIP: When pairing statement eyes with a bold lip shade, be sure to vary the finishes. In this case, I went for metallic accents on the eyes only and stuck to a matte lipstick to complete the look. 

Products Used (FACE):

Products Used (LIPS):
  • OCC "Lydia" lip liner
  • NYX Cosmetics "Copenhagen" soft matte cream

LIP TIP: Matte finish lipsticks are a lot more forgiving than satin or glossy products, so it's the ideal medium for "faking" fuller lips with the overlining technique.
Products Used (EYES):

EYE TIP: The "Border-liner" technique is a creative and festive way of dressing up your every day cat eye. To achieve this look, use a gel liner on a brush to heavily line the top lash line (I went as high as my crease). Wait for the product to set, then use a pigmented silver liquid liner to create a silver stroke, leaving equal space on top and bottom for the "border".

Maryam Maquillage

Photos by: Lee World 


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  1. In love with your makeup!
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  2. absolutely stunning. Funny how some makeup can just lift a girl's spirit up :)

    Giselle ♥ Red Lipstick & Champagne Dreams

  3. Whoa your lip colour is stunning! And you look gorgeous as usual. x

    Shang J. | The Feminine Crusade­

  4. I love so much the border liner idea!!!
    By the way, cold or not, you're always radiant in pictures ;-)
    I hope you get well soon and have a great 2015

  5. Unusual makeup, but fantastic :)

  6. I like the make-up!

  7. seriously gotta add that NYX lip product to my makeup bag - it is AMAZING on you!! I'm with you, if I'm sick, I don't want to look it and def pile on the makeup to fake that I feel better. You did a great job and you look like a million bucks!

  8. Really awesome eye makeup........and you are looking gorgeous......


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