Monday, August 24, 2009

Arabic style inspired make up contest

It's been some time since I last joined a contest. I know I'm a little picky when it comes to joining contest since I don't join because of the prize but because I happen to see the theme and like it. But anyway, a while back I came a cross Sharlene blog holding an Arabic style inspired make up contest as her thanks for having 100th followers (I wonder if my day will ever come, LOL!)

Rules & Requirements:
·First of all you must be a member of blogger.
·You must be a follower of my blog.
·Post as an entry to your blog. Copy these rules onto your entry and link back to this post.
·Take a picture of: Your face, one with your eyes opened and one closed. And a freestyle pose. ·Also include your inspirational photo, if any. Don't forget to list down and take a picture of the products you used.
·Send in your contest entry url as a comment to this post only [for organizational purposes].
All others will not be aknowledged, sorry!


Deadline:
August 31, 2009 11:59 PM Guam Time - That's about 3 weeks from now, so you have plenty of time.
Note: Guam time is advance a few hours from U.S.


But anyway congrats to Sharlene and here goes (Be warned: Picture heavy) ;


Inspired picture, Ain't she a beauty! I don't expect to be able to do the same
nor do I even own such a cool headgear

I ended up watching YouTube "Make up with Joelle" till 7am. FYI, Joelle is a famous Arabic make up artist. From the countless of videos, I gathered that Arabic concentrate on the flawless complexion, eyebrows and eyeliners. And I must say, to me Arabic women has always been the most beautiful women in the world, nothing seems to beat their features. *sigh* How on earth am I going to pull all this off? *slaps self* This is for fun, this is for fun!

Left to right: I couldn't decide where the colours goes so let's just put them anywhere and everywhere. Nyahahahahaha
Even everything out with a sponge

First off, I don't have flawless complexion, so it's something I'm going to have to fake. So I ended up using the colour wheel that E gave me some time ago. Smooth everything out so I have a nice base to begin with. Goodbye pores! Hello Flawless!


Left to right: Put on your thickest foundation and smooth it out like your life depends on it!!

Put on your foundation, make sure it too has good coverage after the base is set and colour corrected. Set your make up with your loose powder and remember to add loose powder under your eyes to catch whatever fall outs



I primed by eyes with E.L.F eye primer first. I'm using pigments this time instead of my usual eyeshadows so I really need something to make them stick. The yellow I used for the inner corners will unfortunately remain nameless because I think it was a free gift in a baggy. But whom gave it to me I don't recall nor the brand since it wasn't labeled. Next I put on Mineral Mate Ancient Gold. This was a mistake. I swatched a little on my hands and it turned out light and shimmery but when it went on my eyelids, it was darker than I though. Oh well..



Just to fast foward a little, I applied Sweet Scents's Shamrock (one of my all time favourite) on the outter corner and Etude House's Teal eyeliner on the bottom. I lined my eyes with a Kajal eye liner on the top and bottom. I draw my eyebrows using Virgin Vie's Medium Brown Eye brow pencil and darken it with some black eyeshadow.



I soften the Kajal eye liner with MAC typographic and highlighted and blended everything with NYX Pearl White pigment. Add falsies and MAC Fleurry on the cheeks with The Body Shop's Shimmer Wave in Peach all over face. Lip colour came from a U2B lip colour palatte. Add some clear gloss.


Final look



I prefer the pale lips to the red ones but since I wanted to somewhat follow the inspired picture, I ended up putting on red lipstick



The blue scarf was a little overpowering(?) so I switched over to a white on instead so the eyeshadow colour is a little easier to see. This is tough for me to do considering that like what, 99% of Arabs probably has double eyelids and I don't.





Right: Last shot on the camera, Big Big Smileeeeeeee!!


Left to right: I used the 2nd colour on the top row for the pale lips and the 1st colour on the bottom for the red lips.
The colour wheel


Halfway typing all this, I had to run to run to the toilet and try to puke. I think the plastic smell of the color wheel was too over-powering and gagged me. This is the first time I wanted to puke from putting on make up o.O;;


Items used

Face
U2B colour wheel
Elianto Fresh Whitening Foundation in 03

Eyes
E.L.F Eye Primer
MAC eyeshadow in Typographic
NYX loose pigment in Pearl White
"Forgotten brand and name" Yellow pigment
Mineral Mate in Ancient Gold
Sweet Scents in Shamrock
Kajal eye liner
Virgin Vie eye brow pencil in Medium Brown
MAC Kohl pencil in Smoldering
Etude House eyeliner in Teal

Cheeks
MAC blusher in Fleurry
The Body Shop Shimmer Wave in Peach

Lips
U2B lip palette
Secret Lipstick in WildBerry
Estee Lauder clear lip gloss

9 comments:

Dana Yoshimizu said...

Gosh I love your photos, you always look so amazingly beautiful <3 Pretty, pretty, pretty ^__^

Kristine said...

you look really pretty! love the colors you used :)

TJ Lubrano said...

WOOOOW! Ashley you're really, really gorgeous! I just look at your pictures and it's soo pretty ^_^! I love the eyeshadow and the colors and well just the entire look. You did really well ^_^. You were right about the blue scarf, it was a bit overpowering, but still really pretty! The white one, softened the look and you're eyes really popped ^_^! You inspired me to try out a look like that one day!

Shar [X3MZSHAR] said...

WOW! You are gorgeous hun! Thanks for entering my contest! Good luck.

hevn said...

@Dana
You flatter me too much >.<;;
it's really all on the camera angle actually :P but thank you so much sweets! <3

@Kristine
Thank you very much and thanks for dropping by :D

@TJ
LOL, you always have the sweetest things to say don't cha but thank you so mucchh
I don't think I did that well now that I've seen how the others did their. Mine is too mild I fear.

I keep wondering if I should re-do everything after all *sigh*

Do try it out, I would love to see it!

<3

TJ Lubrano said...

@ Hevn: But's the truth!! Well sometimes not going overboard with the amount of colors can be more prettier than
I like the subtleness! But maybe I'm biased....because I normally don't wear a lot of color. My mom is always going:
"Tahira, are you wearing eyeshadow?"
"Yes. Why? Is it too much?"
*then she comes a little closer, puts on her glasses...*
"Noo...it's too little! You have to see the colors!"

Then I always go like -_-'...because you do see color, only not that much. My mom used a lot of eyeshadow when she was younger.

Oh you can always redo it, to see how it turns out! That's the fun thing of make up, experimenting ^_^! I'm not sure when, but I'll definitely going to try this out!!
XOXO

hevn said...

@Shar
Thank you very much!! <3

@Gorgeous TJ
LOL, muahahahahhaa, I love your mom already! I really do, she sounds cool!!

Yea, I wonder if it's too late to even do another look. But I guess even if it's too late for the contest, it'll be fun as a project of it's own.

Please do and when you do, post it up babe!

<3

eki said...

I love your you highlighted your bridge of the nose!! looks very beautiful~ love your nose alot hehe :D

ShazreeyanaShukri said...

Ashley! i laughed so hard reading this post!my neighbour must think im one crazy lady.. LOLLLL!

u r very talented.i love the red lips..but i dont know if im able to pull that look..

btw u look like a doll!
LOVE reading ur posts!
keep them coming yea...

<3 <3 <3
~yana~

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