Monday, 18 February 2013

Arabic nights with a dash of gold: Collab with mkupbycristina

Hey blog readers!

Today I'm bringing you an Arabic inspired collab I have been working on with the beautiful Cristina from mkupbycristina. I decided to go for a dark smokey eye with a gold lip and Cristina went for a elongated double winged liner look with black contour on her lips. 

Cristina is a freelance makeup artist located in Los Angeles, CA, USA and also a full time mommy!
'I have always had a passion for the beauty industry, however I made it my career 4 years ago'. Cristina studied makeup at the Academy of Makeup and Fashion in Encinco, CA.
She specialises in weddings, beauty, media and print and has been published in five magazines with her latest one being Vogue Italia. How exciting!
Her favourite makeup brands are Cinema secrets, Mary kay and MAC cosmetics.

She created such a beautiful look! The detailing on the eyes is just stunning! I love the glitter liner on top of her liquid liner, its really makes the eyes pop in true arabic style. Her brows look so defined yet so soft- I love how she has matched her jewellery and added a scarf to go with the arabic theme.

 Heres the look I created, products I used will be listed below. I went for a dark black smokey eye with a pop of gold in the inner corner and in between my liner. I tried to keep my gold shades very metallic.
I teamed these eyes up with platinum gold lips for a twist on the traditional arabic makeup. I also went with softer brows to keep focus more so on the eyes.
For the cheeks I went for a neutral pink blush and a gold highlight.

Products used

-Illamasqua rich liquid and Rimmel match perfection foundation
-Illamasqua naked rose blush
-Mac whisper of gilt extra dimension skinfinish (limited edition)
-Illamasqua liquid metal in electrum (discontinued)
-Urban decay vice palette (anonymous and blitz) (limited edition)
-Urban decay naked 2 palette (blackout)
-Maybelline eye studio gel liner 
-Illamasqua precision ink in alchemy (discontinued)
-llamasqua eyebrow cake in thunder
-Illamasqua lipstick in trash (discontinued)
-Illamasqua intense lipgloss in stranger

Check out Cristina's post on our collab here
Be sure to keep up with her gorgeous work on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Youtube!

Let us know what you thought of our looks in the comments below!

Love always 




  1. Both looks are gorgeous! Very pretty and creative, love the blacks and golds.

    Elle xx

  2. I came across your amazing blog and I'd like us to remain in touch! How'd you like to follow each other?

    Love Nyt,
    BIG hair LOUD mouth

  3. love your make-up ;)

  4. Nice blog you have...wanna follow each other?
    please follow with GFC, just leave me a comment and I'll follow u back!

  5. beautiful makeup! thanks for stopping by my blog - following you on gfc now!

  6. beautiful! So elegant

  7. Your beautiful and really talented!

    Check my blog out

  8. You look a bit like Kim Kardashian here!
    makeup looks brilliant!


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