11 Aug 2009

Arabian Peacock: Colorful Arab makeup look


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I love this bright and colorful Arab makeup look! It's not very traditional, but the colors are so pretty for summer. This look could be altered in numerous ways to make it more practical and wearable for those who aren't quite brave enough for such bold color. Let me know what you think! Also, do you like these voice-over type of videos? I have to say my voice is kind of robotic here, I was thinking of trying out another voice-over video in the future with a bit more casual narration. It's sometimes easier to do voice-overs for complicated looks like this so I can focus fully on what I'm doing, and worry about narrating afterward.

Face
Illamasqua cream foundation, Ben Nye concealer, La Femme blush in Champagne Lilac, MAC MSF in Shimpagne
Eyes
Urban Decay Primer Potion, Ben Nye e/s in Turquoise, Cosmic Violet, MAC e/s in Vellum and Carbon, NYX e/s in Lime Green, Makeup Forever e/s in Nr. 92, MAC Brows in Spiked, gel eyeliner from ebay, L'Oreal Voluminous mascara in Carbon Black
Lips
MAC Beet lipliner, MAC Show Orchid lipstick, NYX Pandora lipstick, Margaret Astor lipgloss (no shade name)
Nails
Illamasqua - Whack

Link to video

90 comments:

  1. Anonymous3:21 am

    I LOVE IT !!!!! IS SO BEAUTIFUL !!!!

    AILIN FROM ARGENTINA :)

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  2. Lauren3:23 am

    Love it! :)

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  3. Hi Julia,

    I love this look, but I don't think I would wear it outside personally.. Somehow, bold look makes me look dull everytime perhaps the way I apply my eyeshadows or something.. and am trying to find out: Does your eyelids get dry out after putting the highly pigmented eyeshadows? My eyelids tend to get very dry everytime after I apply pigmented eyeshadow.. and what would you recommend for dry eyelids.. I've tried a few eye creams, it still dry out my outer corner of my eyelids. Any ideas??

    Anyway, you look gorgeous in this look, Julia!!! Awesome!!

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  4. Anonymous3:30 am

    oh. my. god.

    pure genious.

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  5. Lula (scrappymamas)3:33 am

    It came out absolutely stunning. Great job Julia! this one competes with my other favorite look of yours the pinkish Arabic eyes video you did a while ago. You did an immaculate job with the gel eyeliner in this video :D

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  6. Anonymous3:38 am

    I absolutely love this look.....so awesome

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  7. wow...thats all i can say...that looks amazing...xoxo

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  8. Silvrpanthr4:03 am

    This is such a dramatic look, I just love it. The color shades are all extrememly flattering to you too and really make your green eyes pop. Absolutely fantastic.

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  9. woww.. love this look! very pretty!
    love from Malaysia! =)

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  10. This is so gorgeous Julia! Perfect.

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  11. Anonymous4:30 am

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE you and this look! The voiceover however...is a little too serious for me.

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  12. You look absolutely stunning !!!

    I love it and wouldn't change any of it!

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  13. Wow! That look is so dramatic but yet so stunning - I agree with Silvrpanthr - your green eyes just pop! Love this!

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  14. I like the colors :)

    pretty woman!

    xoxo

    http://heartrandom.com

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  15. Anonymous5:09 am

    The voice-over is fine. It does exactly what a voice over is supposed to do: narrate. I would suggest being a bit more casual like you mentioned, but only because viewers love your laid back style. This look is very beautiful. I love the purple colored eye shadow. I love bright colors, and for lighter eyes this does wonders. Great job!

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  16. Anonymous5:34 am

    This is very magazine worthy.
    Vogue, Vanity Fair... anything really.
    Absolutely goooooorgeous :D

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  17. Anonymous5:53 am

    you are SO beautiful!
    i wish I can achieve this makeup look soon :)

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  18. The colors look soo pretty!!! Love it!!

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  19. I love it, so colorful ! great look. all your looks are just flawless and gorgeous.

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  20. C'est magnifique!

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  21. OMG!!! This is truly unbelievable... Amazing!!!

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  22. Anonymous10:20 am

    Love This Look (:

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  23. it's just gorgeous !!colors are just perfect an very bright!! it was an excellent job Julia !!

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  24. marcyb197311:19 am

    wow you are so talented this looks beautiful!

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  25. Julia, you rock girl! That's absolutely fab! Love it <3

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  26. love the colors! i don't think i would wear this out but maybe adapting it for a day out look. the colors are so pretty and bright. love love love.

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  27. Wow, It looks really great, and you made it look so easy doing it in the tutorial!

    Personally I prefer when you talk and do make up at the same time, but voice-over works fine too.

    xoxo

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  28. Anonymous5:38 pm

    I will definitevely try this one out. Love the colors. Your are the gurus of gurus!!!!!!!!!!

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  29. this is soooo amazing! I need to get home soon so I can watch the tut!

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  30. Anonymous7:52 pm

    this look is absolutely gorgeous, and you made it look so easy to do. i'm going to try it out right now! and i honestly do prefer your usual way of recording videos over the voice-over way. but if doing it this way makes it easier for you to concentrate on your makeup, then that's a fair exchange :-)

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  31. you look so gorgeous. i always enjoy your youtube videos. last night my younger nieces and i were watching all of your halloween makeup tutorials. they were so amazed with the corpes bride tutorial :)

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  32. Beautiful colors!!! love this look!! ❤

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  33. woow, i have no words to explain how much i adore this look, i have to try it!
    You are so beautiful, and with this colours.. more beautiful!

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  34. Great colour scheme. Simply stunning. I like how you did the voice-over with this video, but as you said it comes off a bit "robotic" which although is very professional and strictly instructional with no personality showing through. It would be better if you tried a more personal, casual approach for your next attempt at the voice-over next time. This may be a tad less professional, but it will connect to the viewers more :) Just my opinion at being better (as otherwise you were perfectly professional with the result!) A++++++++ ;)

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  35. Erin V. aka Hawaiishoegirlie7:25 am

    Aloha from Hawaii Julia!

    Love LOVE Love the Arabian Peacock! But I found the voice-over bit to be a tad impersonal. What I love about your past videos is that it feels like you're talking directly to me, but this video made me feel like I was watching an infomercial. But I understand that for complicated looks you do need to concentrate.

    If you are going to continue on with the voice overs (which I know could come in handy when you want to do one look but translate it in German/Swedish/English eetc...), may I suggest just relaxing and be yourself! You don't need to sound like you're reading from a script like a television reporter :)

    Much love and aloha!
    Erin aka Hawaiishoegirlie

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  36. Amazing combination of colors! I can easily see the girls here wearing that makeup and walking around in the malls. We are all about colors :)

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  37. Anonymous1:10 pm

    I sent you two makeup requests Julia one of whch is Arabic- plssssssssssssssss do it

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  38. Anonymous8:22 pm

    Masterful!!! What a beautiful look

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  39. Anonymous11:05 pm

    About the voiceovers...I don't *think* I'd care for it no matter what, personally. It feels like an infomercial and I prefer you just being you. Still I understand why you'd want to do it, at least sometimes, and that this was a first try at something...maybe try one where you don't have a script? Just jot down whatever products you use and ramble along.

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  40. This look is STUNNING, really beautiful!!! You always surprise and amaze me with your creativity!
    Your voice - over reminded me so much of Michelle Phan (Ricebunny); I don't have anything against her, but I do like your casual self much, much more. So, if this kind of video is better and easier for you, casual MissChievous voice - over would be awesome!

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  41. This is jsut gorgeous ! You are a great artist, Julia !

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  42. Hi Julia. I just found your blog last night and wanted to say #1, you have BEAUTIFUL eyes, I've never seen eyes the color yours are. #2, I'm really coveting the lipcolor you created with this look. Love it!

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  43. Hey Julia, totally gorgeous eye! Loving the vibrancy of it!*_*!

    Also enter TheMakeupSnob's Giveaway and don't forget to refer me, 'Krystia' if you enter. http://www.themakeupsnob.com/2009/07/tms-100-followers-cosmetic.html

    thanks

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  44. Wow! You really suit these colours. They make your eye colour stand out - I love it! The colours remind me of the colours in a peacock's tail. I'd love to create this look but I don't think I could pull it off, having very light blue eyes.

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  45. Anonymous6:33 am

    this is perfect in every way!!! luv it!

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  46. Hi! I love this make up! It's so cool and colorful *-* Your blog is great! Congratulation! Kisses

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  47. caroline1:03 am

    absoulty beautiful. x x

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  48. Anonymous3:38 am

    I "really" love this look Julia!!! You are amazing :)

    Carol Casal(Brazilian)

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  49. Anonymous12:18 am

    Jessica from ECUADOR

    Your art is WONDERFUL...

    I LOVE THIS :-) :-)

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  50. Anonymous8:36 pm

    i just love your all makeup videos :) i have also tried your makeup ideas on me it looks pretty :)

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  51. Anonymous11:31 pm

    hello! I'm French girl and I love a lot what you do. It's so beautiful. thank you for your makeup videos...

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  52. Anonymous8:13 pm

    hey I'm Diana from Argentina and I'm arabian dancer, must say that I LOVE IT!!! IS VERY BEAUTYFULL!!! I'm going to do it in my next show!!! Kisses!!!

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  53. Anonymous11:00 pm

    Que hermosooooo!!!
    Hi I am Chilean and I love what you do, it's wonderful, you look very pretty!! kisses

    Mimi

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  54. Anonymous11:04 pm

    Girl you rock with you´re genius make up!! You´re a unique,perfect artist!! you´re really beautifull without make up and with make up you´re just stuning!!! Go on with you´re fantastic job!!you´re great and inspired a lot of girls in all the world! Love and kisses from Argentina!!! Sofi

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  55. Totally gorgeous. I found you on youtube because I wanted to see how Illmasqua make up looks when done all fancy, this is GREAT.

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  56. Anonymous6:18 pm

    wooow...i reaallly...really looooooooovee your make up!!!!!

    wew..dunno how to put on my eyes..looks so Fantastic..but difficult for me to follow it!^_^
    well..in fact u also have gorgeous face!!!hehehe

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  57. you definitely keep me inspired to think outside of the box! I love changing up how I do my makeup regularly, so you keep me on my toes while I learn!

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  58. Anonymous7:37 pm

    that is so beautiful, i got to try it and wear it out and since i'm lebanese it had a great hit... thank you :)

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  59. Anonymous11:12 pm

    that's incredible but i don't know about which make up i have to use

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  60. Anonymous1:58 am

    i loooove this make up look i am definitely going to try it. i am into bold dramatic eye makeup this is one of my favorit looks. thank you so much for this amazing tutorial.

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  61. Anonymous11:27 pm

    i love your eye makeup you have pure talentt i love the colors that were chosen and they go great with your skin tone

    though i would have chosen a lighter lip and blush i think you make it work for you

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  62. Christina3:06 am

    OMG SO PERTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I tried to do tht somewhat incoperating this style with a different style and it turned out pretty good, i was wondering if u cood maybe try and do tht id love to see how you do your eye make up cause my makeup is like fake :P

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  63. michele7:07 pm

    i'm trying to buy the ben nye eye shadow and i only founded in cream, is that it? or is it a pressed eye shadow?

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  64. Anonymous9:45 pm

    I LOVE this look. I am a belly dancer and will be rocking a green/copper version of this at my show tonight. Keep up the wonderful job you've been doing. :)

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  65. Donyelle8:14 pm

    This is perfect!!

    My prom dress has these exact colors in it!
    I'm definitely about to rock dis for prom!

    Yu are amazing! Thank yu so much for this tutorial!!!!!

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  66. love the tape idea i always have a prob with my corners i think u finally cured it for me thanx so much :]

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  67. I ♥ this look!

    *sigh*

    Its art.... seriously... its a work of art, and it makes your eyes pop like anything!!!

    Keep up the good work! xx

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  68. Anonymous7:40 am

    do you think that this look can look good on anyone of any color type? iʻm REAAALLY feeling this and want to try this out.

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  69. Anonymous11:25 pm

    you are gorgeous and the make up is absolutely freaking amazing!!!
    -with love from california!!

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  70. Anonymous6:33 am

    omg this is absolutely amazing! U r so talanted:)

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  71. Anonymous1:56 pm

    Omg! you are beautiful! I love this look you are deffo the best beauty guru on youtube!!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Keep up the fab work! <3

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  72. i used this look for my stage makeup for a show this weekend. mine was not nearly as beautiful as yours, but everyone loved it! thank you.

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  73. I love it! This is awesome. Quick question: The link to the eyeliner comes up with zero listings on the Ebay page. I don't know if it is just down temporarily, but do you have a link to a similar eyeliner? Thanks!

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  74. Anonymous8:15 pm

    Wow! I live in the Middle East (in Dubai) and I have to say that this look is genious, it is exactly how a lot of princesses or brides wear their make up for special occasions! The exact colors! Your tutorials are amazing, I regularly watch them seen I've seen some of your make up looks on Specktra.net! Maybe you should use Dubai as one of your make up inspirations :p Keep up the amazing work you're doing! xoxo Leila

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  75. Anonymous6:43 pm

    you are the best i wish if u make make u for me in my wedding

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  76. I love it! :o I'll try it tomorrow for school ;D Maybe it's a little to gaudy but I'm a scene-goth and I love to try your looks. Wow, really amazing!

    So, sorry for my bad English and greetings from Germany!
    Liss♥

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  77. Anonymous1:41 am

    http://www.reddit.com/r/MakeupAddiction/comments/sd1fj/im_going_to_get_this_makeup_for_my_peacockthemed/

    Your photo is being used here and the poster refuses to credit you.

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  78. Anonymous8:29 pm

    you are so pretty. that makeup looks great.

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  79. im a drag queen, and ur tips r awesome. ur my best keep secert shhhh lol

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  80. im a drag queen n ur my best keep secert... keep up the good work... n keep the tips up please... ur make up is good last long n easy to understand how to use

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  81. Anonymous9:57 pm

    I love d tutorial its nice am gonna try it

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  82. Chrysi7:15 pm

    Girl- LOVED the tutorial....LOVE THE LOOK!

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  83. You are so beautiful. :)

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  84. You are so beautiful. :)

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  85. Hi, I noticed the color cosmic violet was not mentioned in the tutorial. I wonder if it was used to blend out the no. 92 at the top. I hope Julia answers, but if she doesn't what do you guys think?

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  86. Hi, I noticed the color cosmic violet was not mentioned in the tutorial. I wonder if it was used to blend out the no.92 at the top. What do you guys think?

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