17 Feb 2009

Video tutorial: Pink and Purple Arabic Eyes

(Click on the pictures to enlarge)

Without trying to toot my own horn, I personally think this is one of the best looks I have done to date. Recently I've been more adventurous and trying out some Arabic makeup styles, and this one is a bit more technically advanced than the green Arabic eye look I did before. I used THIS (CLICK HERE)picture as an inspiration, then adjusted it a bit to my own taste and changed the colors. If you're just starting out with makeup, this look might be a bit too difficult to do; but then again, you won't ever improve at makeup if you don't challenge yourself! I honestly never thought I could pull this off, but I did, so in a way this look was a milestone in honing my skills. This tutorial on Youtube shows you how to wrap the head scarf, also known as hijab.

Products
Face: Revlon Colorstay foundation in Ivory, Ben Nye concealer wheel SK-II, 28 blush palette from eBay
Eyes: Urban Decay Primer Potion, Covergirl loose powder (for catching fallout), 88 eyeshadow palette (matte & satin finish), L'Oreal liquid eyeliner, MAC Brows in Spiked and a bit of black eyeshadow, black gel eyeliner from eBay, Maybelline white kajal pencil, NYX white eyeshadow, false lashes from eBay, Max Factor 2000 Calorie mascara
Lips: NYX round lipstick in Georgia, MAC Lipglass in clear

127 comments:

  1. wow, I totally agree this look is amazing.
    Can't wait to order my 88 palette.

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  2. AMAZING, Julia!!!

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  3. this would be my favorite look from you!! you are a very talented woman!!

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  4. You did a GREAT JOB interpreting this look!!! It looks awesome :)

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  5. I completely agree...best look you've done to date! AMAZING! <3

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  6. WOW! This is stunning. I especially like the way you shaped your liner.

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  7. Anonymous7:03 pm

    i want to see the pic that inspired you!?

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  8. The picture I used is in the post as a link!

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  9. great job. that really looks awesome

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  10. Anonymous9:16 pm

    i dont see the link in the post

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  11. WOW amazing.
    That's just to show that with determination and hard work you can get what you want.
    It's a real joy to watch your videos!
    Sharon

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  12. This is absolutely amazing! Like a work of art :)

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  13. Anonymous9:46 pm

    Great look and well executed. Keep giving us videos.

    Jane in Canada

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  14. awesome job, this definitely took some skillz...i'm going to try an arabic look too, would you mind if i did it as a video response since you inspired me?

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  15. I have a question about using tape (like you did in this tutorial) to get sharp edges. Do you put on your foundation first? If so, how do keep the foundation from being removed by the tape while you're doing your eyes? Would something like Ben Nye final seal stop the tape from removing the foundation? Thanks!!!

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  16. Ren: That's no problem, post a video response if you want :)

    Amber: Yes I apply foundation first and sometimes it does remove a little bit when you take the tape off. I just go over the area again with a cream concealer using a precise concealer brush.

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  17. Simply Gorgeous!! I have to toot your horn because this look stunning.

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  18. Anonymous10:49 pm

    wow your eye color is gorgeous! I love the green eyes. and this look is beautiful, you're very talented

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  19. This look is just amazing! I really liked the arabic eyes with green but this one I really love.
    I hope you don´t mind that I tried to do this look but with other colors and post it on my blog. I clearly say that you are my inspiration and also linking to your blog.

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  20. wow...!! this look is the best one you've ever done so far.... well done, julia!!

    just wondering where you got the false lashes from (ebay seller)?? thanks

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  21. Simply AMAZING!! This is so dang good =) I love the lipstick and wrap color too.

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  22. Gorgeous & Stunning. ^_^ Love it. U look awesome in that hijab too. ^_^ I have to learn that. & also....I cant wait to have my 88pallette since it havent arrived yet. But i'm definitely going to try this out. Good job. I adore ur works. ^_^

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  23. beautifull :) i love all your looks,if i have to pick just one,i would be in trouble,because they are all soooo gorgeous!you excel yourself all the time :)

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  24. That's so awesome! Love it!

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  25. ha ha oh man, i'm glad you didn't recreate the lips in that picture you used as a reference. keep up with the crazy adventurous looks! i can only watch so many more videos on how to do a smokey eye before i'll be able to do them in my sleep. (that of course is a reference to all YouTube makeup channels)

    ;)

    -Summer

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  26. This look is very artistic!Congratulations Julia.

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  27. WOW! this is really really really wonderful! I think you did better than the picture of your inspiration! Thanks for sharing what you know!

    We love you!!!

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  28. unbelievably stunning. kudos! this is my favourite look yet!!

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  29. Anonymous1:06 am

    Love this look on you! Your stunning! Could you share what brush you used for the gel liner? Thanks so much

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  30. love this look! and the way u lined your eyes.. gorgeous!

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  31. Your makeup looks are beautiful.

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  32. Julia, your talent knows no bounds. You have inspired me to step out of my own liner "box"

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  33. this is one of my fab i swear! lol!

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  34. This look is amazing. Everything about it is flawless, the colors, and everything.
    I love how you can appreciate arabic styles, that is very cool of you.
    You are so honest and sweet at the same time.
    It is so nice of you to make all these tutorials for people. :) You're a beautiful person inside and out. Kudos<3

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  35. Wow, that is beautiful!! Love the colors you chose, and the eyeliner is gorgeous. I would love to try that. You photos are always flawless, and your makeup is inspiring.

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  36. All I can say is AWESOME!!

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  37. I love your make up so much and you are so creative!!

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  38. I have to say that the Arabic make up suits you very well as your facial contours match those of Arabic women.

    I have nothing but praises!

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  39. Anonymous10:56 am

    I REALLY LOVE THIS LOOK!!!

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  40. wow so beautiful, i want to learn how to put on myself(And to my models as a photographer) make up like this, cause the ones i make on my own are mostly like paintings on people hehe.

    i would like to ask you though smthng,
    ive heard that its color eye, suits different colors in make up, is that true?
    so would this make up for example suit light brown eyes?

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  41. Anonymous3:14 pm

    wow!!it's beautifull!!!!!do you have more videos with arabic make up??something with golden color?4 d belly dancers.... ;P

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  42. preppy-ness11:22 pm

    ah-mazingggg look!!!! it's sooo beautiful!! love it:)

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  43. Irene7:20 pm

    I love this look! The black lines on the lower lashes are really interesting!
    Thanks for the tutorial!
    Have a great day!

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  44. Anonymous5:15 pm

    ..amazing..misterious and atractive :)

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  45. Anonymous11:11 am

    SOO GORGEOUS!!! <3

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  46. Anonymous3:40 am

    I have watched many of your video's and though i am not a makeup artist u have truly inspired me...btw i love the head scarf on you and think you are gorgouse!! <3

    your's truly, THE arabian princess

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  47. uetian2k112:14 pm

    fantastic look...fabulous...u r absolutely perfect:)

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  48. just Amazing!!! love it:)

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  49. Anonymous9:24 am

    i love your makeup.. you are my inspiration now.. :)

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  50. Anonymous11:08 pm

    soo beautiful...

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  51. I seen your videos on youtube, and this is how I found your blog. I first want to congratulate you do an excellent job and I need to know, now I want to ask your help, I would like to make up for an event like LADY | Gaga Paparazzi video in, but not the makeup that goes dark at first, but rather in the last minutes of the video, brings the lips when black and yellow costume, but hey I tried to do has worked, we would greatly appreciate your help!

    kisses and hugs

    Khalil
    buscar

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  52. Anonymous7:45 am

    Well my best friend recommended me to your videos and I just have to thank her because your tutorials are the best!! I just wanted to ask if in one of your tutorials or on your blog you could share with us what the names of the songs you play are?? If you could that would be great! Thanks

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  53. thanks for a nice look i really liked the hijab style.:)

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  54. Anonymous8:15 am

    NICE..
    The colors and all in your
    face look so nice..

    eres mui talentosa.. :)

    Take Care Girl ;O

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  55. that z sooooooooooooo cool

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  56. u r so cute n cool

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  57. Bruna Brasil7:52 pm

    I love it!!!!

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  58. fab ahsanti!!! i remember seeing u on this morning ur really good all the best

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  59. Just Beautiful!
    Please tell me you have sponsorship deals for the products you use! Should definitely be demo supply from the manufacturers, you are doing a great service to them.

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  60. hello i m kanwal from pakistan u look so beautiful specialy ur eyeliner..will u plz do a look 4 me its bridal look and the colours r red,golden,light blue

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  61. soraya12:10 pm

    I love dat color ans you make up

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  62. love it so much! gorgeous!

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  63. Anonymous10:36 am

    simply gorgeous

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  64. Anonymous10:42 am

    which song is in the background of your face book tutorial, this makeup with its cultural music feels great thanx for your help but pls do tell the name of song also. thanx .
    your admirer

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  65. Anonymous10:46 pm

    wow ... love it ......<3

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  66. Anonymous12:07 am

    Someone can tell me the name of the beggining music, please... I love your make-up tutorial. You are an AMAZING artist.

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  67. Anonymous2:14 am

    i love it

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  68. Melissa5:48 am

    Wow, this is amazing. I am 23 years old and I have no idea how to apply makeup LOL. Anyways, you are awesome at what you do, I love watching your videos. I'm hoping to get some makeup and try some of the "easier" looks :)

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  69. It's great to see a site for women that actually is respectable and informative. You have done a service. I have sent links to this and your YouTube posts to all my friends, their kids [who have daughters old enough] and anyone else I can think of. You deserve it!

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  70. wow...i really want to try this!!!

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  71. Anonymous1:11 am

    Love the look!!!!!!!!!

    What kind of camera do you have??
    Thanks

    P.s
    I f you could e-mail me the kind of camera you have to cherryred22@gmail.com it would be great!!

    btw LOVE ALL YR MAKE_UP VIDS!!!!!!!

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  72. GOD, your eyebrows are so gorgeous!!!
    Beautiful make, thaks for the tutorial :)

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  73. your make up's perfect. I Love doing make up, and i thought i was okk at it, but after seeing this. im no where near as good as you!

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  74. i absolutely loved it! great job!
    the look's real cool n diffrent,plus its so well done that u do look arabic in it :D

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  75. Hi, great look!
    Which brand is your 88 eyeshodaw palette? I found one by coastal scents. is that any good? thanks!

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  76. sorry, just checked you "shop" page. I was new to your site. you can delete both comments. thanks! :)

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  77. Totally blown away! Tutorial was a joy to watch and YOU are an amazing artist! Thank you for sharing your beautiful talent!

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  78. Anonymous12:15 am

    wow i love this! its stunning!

    but i have one question; how did u do that hijab style?

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  79. Sophie3:34 pm

    WoW this look is amazing im so exited to try it out were can i find the original picture thanx anyways SophieX0xo

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  80. Anonymous12:10 am

    I was wondering who makes the 88 color palette you used? I didn't see a brand name. Thanks.

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  81. Anonymous6:47 pm

    great look is the 88 palette the same as the 120 colour palette but with more colours?
    I am also looking for a matte only palette please advise.

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  82. Anonymous4:39 pm

    I am crazy about your make-up. I have seen a lot of but your is just wonderful and amazing! I like your make-up and your nails too :). I like you and your oriental music.Can you tell me what is the name of this melody, artist from your video? pls. Wish you the best!

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  83. Anonymous7:58 am

    I've been watching your tutorials on youtube, you are just amazing !!!
    you make it looks so easy to do !!

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  84. Anonymous6:21 pm

    I really love your work, Im from Argentina Im make up artist too. keep going!

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  85. Anonymous8:31 am

    Its really prety cool awesome and Im from Brazil and I love the make up

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  86. Anonymous4:55 pm

    Super cool

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  87. A Freakin Mazing.
    Dude..you rock!

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  88. I like your eyes I was looking information like that but I find it today and I feel very happy.

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  89. Anonymous11:26 pm

    Nice :)

    The Arabs called this "butterfly make up"

    and there is also something called "tiger make up" loooooool

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  90. nossa..super linda a make..adoreiii
    amei o blog
    beijo

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  91. Anonymous3:16 am

    Marhaba! As a European and Lebanese woman, in the cosmetology industry, your work is spectacualar. Many Americans do not understand the art of Arab make-up. Your tutroials are fabulous, and the hijab was very nice. In Lebanon it is not common, in the rest of the region it is, very intuitive and beautiful. Mabrouklations ! Gigi Masri-Ghibon

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  92. Kanize-e-Fatima1:47 am

    You really have those doe eyes to pop this look. It is so stunning, never seen anything like it. How bold to make the bottom line go down like that! The hijab looks chic.

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  93. Anonymous3:53 pm

    I'm Lebanese,i absolutely loved it! great job!

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  94. Anonymous2:27 am

    i agree this is the best you've done, i absolutely love it!!

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  95. Anonymous6:17 am

    amazing amazing amazingggggggggggggg,,,,,,,,,,,, n trulyyyyyyyyyy inspiring ,,, !!!!!!!!!!
    love
    Nishu
    from new zealand

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  96. Anonymous8:44 am

    Hey Julia..OMG you do some outstanding work when it comes to make up...I personally like this one..I've never seen anything like this before and I'm surely ganna use it sometime..thanks for sharing all your beauty tips with your viewers..its very helpful for us women..you take care and I'll keep on watching all your art work..

    Karla AKA Ladii K.
    From Los Angeles

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  97. Anonymous7:59 am

    my sister and i love your workk!
    were just teenagers but you give us so many ideas. youre amazing:)

    cc, 16

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  98. Awesome makeup tutorial! You are a very talented makeup artist! I have a question though, what brand is your 88 eyeshadow palette, and where did you buy it from? Thanks for any information you can provide!

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  99. Oh my god! This is really really lovely! i am muslim...but I ve never really tried any arabic style of makeup before...but i think i am going to try something like this for our company xmas party this year!
    You are very talented! Keep up the good work! :)

    Hamidha Saib
    South Africa

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  100. Anonymous6:58 am

    i clicked and came to this link from your youtube video. i thought there is a picture that you were inspired by? where is it?

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  101. Anonymous8:04 am

    Hi! I noticed the eyeliner you're using is just superb!
    Is it available in the USA? I just can't seem to find it anywhere but Europe :P

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  102. hi am henry kirston..... iam working in an mnc company and i want to convey my sincere regards for ur kind cooperation.........................
    I love how you can appreciate arabic styles, that is very cool of you.
    You are so honest and sweet at the same time.
    It is so nice of you to make all these tutorials for people. :) You're a beautiful person inside and out.

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  103. Oh my god! This is really really lovely! i am muslim...but I ve never really tried any arabic style of makeup before...but i think i am going to try something like this for our company xmas party this year!
    You are very talented! Keep up the good work! :)

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  104. Anonymous6:24 am

    This look is amazing. It's bold, daring, & sexy. I tried it out (with my own twist) and it came out pretty well. However, your version is just unbeatable! Great job!

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  105. LOVE the look!!!
    just looked at youtube and searched for a dramatic pink and black eye-shadow makeup ideas. And this look is sooo great! definitely will try it on myself. Love your blog and posts! :)

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  106. Anonymous3:58 pm

    good work i like it

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  107. Anonymous7:54 am

    I admire you Julia!!!!

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  108. Carla de Freitas7:19 am

    Hi, I am Brazilian and I love your makes...you are awesome!!!!!

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  109. Anonymous9:44 am

    OMG! I have been trying to do a smokey eye for ever without success.. you are right btw! this is one of the most beautiful looks you have created. i love how the eyeshadow gradually changes from black to pink with out any lines!! it looks airbrushed. i tried it and it worked - kindda- didn't have the right colors so.... it didn't look as good. i guess i have to got buy me some new make up! heheh
    im greek with dark brown eyes so dark colors (browns, black, gray) and pink looks good. but im 49 years old =[ do you think i can pull this off, or is it too too much make up for my age. i don't look 49 but my family thinks that i should just use some pencil and mascara with some beige shadow! yuck! I LOVE make up, but now im too self conscious. what do you think?

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  110. Wow this look is amazing im so exited to try it. I really love it.

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  111. Anonymous12:57 am

    very beautiful, u make it seem so easy to do :) I'm going to try it thow I'm not very sure what result i'll get ;)

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  119. Oh my god! This is really really lovely! i am muslim...but I ve never really tried any arabic style of makeup before...but i think i am going to try something like this for our company xmas party this year!
    You are very talented! Keep up the good work! :)

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