Hello again! In continuation to my series “13 Days of Halloween Makeup”, I have my second look completed; Arabian Nights. My inspiration for this look actually came from a very well-know Christmas ballet: The Nutcracker. So many of us are enraptured by the love story between Clara and the Nutcracker, but not many know the original ballet by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Clara does receive a nutcracker for Christmas, and she does end up in the Land of Sweets, but she also encounters all the different inhabitants of that magical kingdom, including Spanish dancers, Arabian dancers (see music below), Chinese dancers, Russian dancers, Danish shepherdesses, and so on. Furthermore, I have always been captivated by the beautiful eye makeup done by Arab women. It is truly an art form in its own.
Time: 45-60 minutes
For this makeup look, I started with the eyes. Since numerous women in the Arab community wear a Niqab, the only part of the face is the eyes, which is usually accented with different colours to make them stand out. I used five different eye shadow colours. I started with a light pink blended all over my lids. Then, I used a dark plum in my crease, blending it up to create dimension. Afterwards, I used a bright pink colour between my crease and brow bone, and in the inner corner of my lids. Next, I used a black eye shadow which I used around my eyes, following the lash line. I then used more of the same dark plum shadow and blended it outwards and underneath my lower lash line. My lower lash line is a gradient starting from black, to dark plum, and then to the bright pink again. Finally, I used a shimmery pearl white shadow in the inner corners of my eyes.
After the eyeshadow was complete, I used an eye liner pencil to line my water lines. This gives the illusion of thinker lashes. I then used a liquid eyeliner to line both lash lines, which merged together in a peak in the inner corners of my eyes.
For my brows, I filled them in with a brow pencil and black eye shadow in order to get a fuller, darker brow, as seen in the Arab community.
I ended this makeup look with a dark shade of foundation and bronzer, to imitate their golden skin.
I hope you enjoyed this look! Next one is coming out soon, so stay tuned:)