COCOTIQUE GIVEAWAY!! Over 600 Bloglovin’ subbies ūüôā

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Beauty box subscriptions are now a sweeping trend, but never before have you seen one like this.  COCOTIQUE has managed to achieve excellence and difference in a much neglected realm of beauty by creating a beauty box particularly suited for women of color.  Since part of the my vision for this blog is to empower and educate different women about beauty and self improvement, I was both honored and ecstatic when they approached me to host this giveaway!



COCOTIQUE December Box


COCOTIQUE December Box

The December box is tantalizing and exciting to say the least! In addition to three surprise items, the four items listed above are sure to impress. Here is a run through!



Cover FS Full Size Eye Primer


$34 Value, yours for free!

This anti-aging, hydrating eye primer preps for eye makeup and concealer while leaving your skin feeling calm and refreshed. ¬†It contains bark extract from the Persian silk tree to reduce signs of fatigue and the appearance of under eye circles. ¬†Cucumber extract detoxifies, cools, and softens while the peptide contents firm skin and add radiance. It’s full size and all yours for free!



Phytospecific Moisturizing Styling Cream


Sample of one of Sephora’s top rated hair products!

This daily styling product deeply hydrates and protects hair, while increasing shine and manageability.  It contains Quinoa oil, and is formulated without: parabens, sulfates, synthetic dyes, and phthalates.



Black Opal Lipgloss


Black Opal Lipgloss a perfect dupe for Pantone’s Color of the Year!



In 2013 it was Emerald, now Pantone’s color of the year is Radiant Orchid! Get your full sized Black Opal lipstick in “Impassioned Pink” to be up to trend. ¬†Makeup trendsetters everywhere turn to Pantone’s color of the year for inspiration, so don’t be behind. ¬†Sephora has an entire collection centered on the trend, and you can be sure to find countless articles covering it around the web.

Single Ladies Season Two DVD

You get the whole second season of this juicy VH1 original on DVD!



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Hooded Eye Makeup Tutorial just in time for the Holidays!

hooded eyelid makeup

This makeup tutorial hits pretty close to home for me guys! ¬†When I first started experimenting with makeup, I struggled with nailing some of the gorgeously complex eyeshadow looks I saw in pictures and on celebrities. ¬†It wasn’t until college when people started making fun of me for my “bedroom eyes” that the lightbulb went off for me…I have slightly hooded eyes! ¬†This realization was a major game changer for me. The more I learned about hooded eyes, the easier my makeup application became and the happier I was with my results!

The name of this blog¬†is¬†Maha Maven afterall, so it’s about time I start honing in on those peepers.


What is a hooded eye?

A hooded eye is defined by an eyelid that becomes “hooded” by the skin on the brow bone, leaving less visible eyelid space when looking straight ahead. ¬†Some people confuse a hooded eyelid with a monolid, but they really are not the same. ¬†A monolid is one in which the eyelid is completely hidden, while with most hooded eyes the lid remains at least partially visible.


How can I tell if I have a hooded eye?

When looking down, hooded eyes become very noticeable: the crease is less defined, if it is defined at all, and the space between your brow and you upper lash line is either flat or slightly convex.


My eyes are “hooded.” ¬†What now?

Consider yourself lucky! I know I do. ¬†Bedroom eyes are beautiful, sultry, and intense. ¬†It’s just all about learning how to tweak your makeup techniques to really play them up. ¬†Notable celebrities with hooded eyes are Blake Lively, Jennifer Lawrence, Nia Long, Taylor Swift and Camilla Belle. ¬†All gorgeous women!

PRO Tips

Start your eye makeup by laying down your crease and transition colors to define the area, and also give yourself a visual barrier for your eyeshadow.

I like to keep the darkest colors on the outer corner of you eye, and focus my brightest colors on my inner and center eyelid.  This enhances the sultriness of my eyes without making them look smaller, while enabling me to maximize lid space for intricate eyeshadow looks.

Without further ado, here’s the makeup!


Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation, Cappuccino

L’Oreal True Match Concealer Crayon,¬†Medium/Deep N6-7-8¬†icon

Ben Nye Banana Powder

LORAC Pro Palette, Expresso

LORAC Unzipped Palette, Unbridled


Maybelline Gel Studio, Black icon

Urban Decay Book of Shadows, Hijack

Sleek “Bad Girl” Palette, Intoxicated (#7) and Blade¬†(#3)

Sleek “Storm” Palette,¬†#9


LORAC Lip Pencil, 04

NARS Lip Lacquer, Eros


Watch the Makeup Tutorial

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