25 Feb 2011

World Cities: Cairo





I was inspired to do a look based on Cairo, Egypt for my World Cities mini-series on Youtube, even before the Revolution that took place there. I was mainly inspired by the archeological sites that Cairo is so famous for, the pyramids and the sphynx, and the golden desert surrounding the area. I wanted to reflect these golden and brown colors of the desert in the eye makeup, and focus on an elongated eyeliner shape, typical for Arab makeup looks. Some Arab women like to wear dramatic looks like these to the elaborate wedding celebrations typical of their culture.

Eyes
Nars Sheer Glow foundation in Mont Blanc, MAC Paint in Untitled, MAC e/s in Handwritten, Ben Nye Aztec Gold e/s, Ben Nye Toast e/s, MAC Soft Brown e/s, MAC Solar White e/s, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Loose Color in Auric, MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack, Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil in Zero, Max Factor False Lash Effect mascara

Face
MAC MSF in Shimpagne, MAC MSF in Stereo Rose,

Lips
Rimmel Lipliner Nr. 18 Addiction, MAC Myth lipstick, MAC Underage Lipglass

Nailpolish
Orly Shine


Link to the video on Youtube

37 comments:

  1. Wow. I love this coupled with the new hair colour! Fantastic job once again!

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  2. omg.... u r looking freaking awesome .......

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  3. What foundation are you using recently? Skin is glowing

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  4. After this video, I need Ben Nye eyeshadows in my life! Your look is beautiful!

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  5. This is a GORGEOUS look! Sooo pretty and it makes your eyes look sensational!!!

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  6. i really like it...im totally gonna try this....

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  7. This looks amazing on you! Great job! Off to watch the video now! :p

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  8. WOW You look absolutely amazing, very very VERY beautiful!!! I love EVERYTHING about this look!

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  9. Can you give details on the black flower ring you are wearing? Love it?

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  10. I love how your hair looks :)

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  11. really amazing work, definitely going to try it

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  12. super gorgeous look!! love it x x x it would be nice if you could do one for Tokyo :)

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  13. Wow! I love this look! I'll defenitely try this one out!

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  14. Please do a Barcelona inspired look!!
    These look inspired about EL CAIRO is amazing! I love it!!!

    Kisses from Spainツ

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  15. ooh you look stunning! I love your work and your personality is so cute! love from Sweden!

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  16. I love this look on you, I will have to give it a go. Looks like a great way for me to try and use the Baked eyeshadow I have in one of my Urban Decay Palettes. It never gets enough loving.

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  17. This is amazingg!!
    It's too dark for me, but absolutely gorgeous!

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  18. I love this arabian music and I love this look, it looks pretty and it looks really egyptian !

    Love, http://coco-cobana.blogspot.com/

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  19. Wow, your hair is gorgeous!! And make up ofcourse :)

    Love,

    Kim

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  20. This look is absolutely amazing, my dear and you are gorgeous! Definitely my favorite beauty guru!!

    xoxo
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  21. Anonymous12:23 am

    Please do Montreal next!!!1 I remember you said you went to mcgill. Montreal is amazing and so multi cultural. I can't wait for your take on it!!!

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  22. This look is so beautiful!

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  23. love all about it, plus the hair. what hair dye did u use?

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  24. Hello Julia,
    I'm a new subscriber, and I can't tell you how glad I am to have stumbled upon your tutorials. You have great taste and you're a great instructor!
    I'd like to try your highlighting technique, but Shimpagne is nowhere to be found online:( Can you please recommend a MAC MSF that's close to Shimpagne? Thanks in advance and keep up the great work!!
    Cheers from Tunisia :)

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  25. I am so glad I found your videos!! I am a 36 year old mother of two. I have always been eccentric but never knew how to incorporate my eccentricity into my makeup looks. Your videos have shown my how to accomplish this in a classy and unique manner. Thank you so much!!!

    Btw, my teenage boys love the arabian look on me.

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  26. Anonymous10:10 pm

    PLEASE TELL ME YOUR HAIR COLOR! I know it's from eSalon and it's HOT, but what tone?

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  27. This make up is wonderful! Kisses from a brazilian fan!

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  28. Anonymous1:37 am

    me encanta todo,siempre veo los videos ojala yo pudiera aprender a hacerlo¡¡¡¡¡

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  29. Kathy3:33 pm

    Very Nice

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  30. wow this is beautiful
    and it feels so easy after you've explain it
    you're awesome I love your vids
    I'm from KSA and my friends and I are big fans

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  31. Absolutely stunning. God has surely blessed you with an awesome talent! Love your blog, I look back through all your posts and the time flies by!

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