Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Makeup Challenge: Arab Inspired

One of the beauty gurus on YouTube, MakeupGeekTV, is sponsoring a makeup challenge on her website. The challenge this time, is to create an arab-inspired look. I love makeup, themes and a challenge. So, this contest was right up my alley. I believe the prize is a set of brushes from Sigma. I don't own any Sigma brushes but have heard wonderful things. It would be amazing to win this but there have been hundreds of submissions from extremely talented artists and also from girls who just love makeup.

I had fun putting this looking together. I did it rather quickly and without much thought. I grabbed the brightest eye palette I had (which I paid about a buck or two for) and got to work. I went with the flow and the results are below (yes, that rhymed). FYI- I had Radiohead's "Lotus Flower" on repeat while I was doing this look. I can't get enough of that song! The design below my eyes was done to mimic the arabic language. I hope I didn't end up writing something that actually means something offensive.

The products I used will be listed below the pictures. I hope you enjoy this look. It would be fun for Halloween or a costume party!

Products Used:

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
L.A. Colors Eyeshadow Palette in Wildflowers (EP42)
NARS Albatross -Eyeshadow Highlight
Ben Nye Creme Colors in Black (CL-29) -Brows & definition
Wet N Wild Kohl Brow Eyeliner in Black (651) -Lower Lash Line
Maybelline Ultra Liner Waterproof in Black -Upper Lash Line & Arabic Writing
Almay Intense i-color Lengthening Mascara in Black Pearl- Upper Lashes
MAC Zoom Lash in Zoomblack- Lower Lashes

The purple/silver scarf was a 24th birthday gift and I don't recall where I got the mustard pashmina- Pier 1 a few years ago, perhaps?

Now Playing: "See You In the Spring" by The Court Yard Hounds ft. Jakob Dylan, "Money Grabber" by Fitz and the Tantrums, "Shadowboxer" by Fiona Apple

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I'm living life in beautiful Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I hold a journalism degree from West Virginia University. I have worked in television news, fashion marketing, PR, and cosmetic sales. My love for writing and sharing with the world my various passions is strong. One of my many ambitions is to be published and continue creating in the fields of digital and print media, literature and film. In my free time, I enjoy listening to music, going to concerts, reading, following Pittsburgh sports and traveling as often as possible. Some of my favorite things include beauty, style, architecture, books, tarot and astrology, thrifting and my shih-tzu, Ireland. I’m engaged to the love of my lifetimes and we look forward to starting our next chapter together. If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you!