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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Shar's Arabic Look Contest

Shar is holding a contest for reaching 100 followers. So yay, congratulations, Shar! I decided I'd join this contest (I'm supposed to be doing homework but gasp, not in the mood!) because it was a fun idea and to be honest I always missed chances to do an Arabic look. So I looked up Arabic looks online to see what I could learn about the general aesthetic, and I came up with a look.

First of all, here are the rules of the contest, taken from Shar's blog post:

Create an Arabic Style Inspired Makeup. From what I noticed, when I google 'Arabic Style Makeup', They usually have flawless, porcelain-like skin, and really bright colors on the eyes yet it still looks smokey because of the heavy eyeliner on both the lashline and lower lashline.

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.
[To copy, highlight and then press ctrl+c, right click has been disabled]
·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!

August 15, 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.

Winner Selection:
There will be two winners, also open to international.
My boyfriend will help judge but the decision is still mine.
Your overall creativity, skills, techniques used as well as the ability to abide by the rules will be a factor in determining the winner. Props, Hair and Outfit is a plus : )

I really had fun doing this contest, even though my skin wasn't behaving really well. Which wasn't really good considering one of the things Shar mentioned was that Arabic people usually have "flawless, porcelain skin". LOL.

So, Shar required three pictures. One with my eyes open, one with them closed, and a 'freestyle' pose. It was hard picking just three pictures, but these are what I think are the best:

I forgot to fix the veil. x.x Sigh!

What I used:
Face Cinema Secrets Special Effects oil-free moisturizing lotion (as base), MAC studio fix powder foundation in NC35, Physician's Formula bronzer as contour, Ellana Minerals finishing powder in espresso con panna, Ellana Minerals concealers in awake and smile

Cheeks Unbranded blush

Lips Revlon Matte Lipstick in Mauve It Over

Eyes Art Deco eyeshadow base, ELF brightening eyeliner in Black (brows), Coastal Scents 88 palette, Elianto shimmering eyeshadow in white, Avon quad, Coastal Scents gel eyeliner, Kinepin false eyelashes
Well, that's all! Here's one last picture, just cause I wanted it in but couldn't make it part of the official pics.

Thank you again to Shar for holding this contest, I had loads of fun and I definitely did my best! :) I hope you all liked it. *heads off to read blogs*


Blair said...

Ooooh, that's one dramatic look! All the best in the contest!

Anonymous said...

hi :)

this is a nice arabic look.

i have been to dubai 8 years ago. arabic women are so pretty, and they do love to wear heavy eyeliners. they do not even need to wear falsies, because their lashes are as long as a train rail (lol).

i hope you win :)

maya said...
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maya said...

Great look! I love your interpretation! Good luck ♥

Mary said...

Playing with make up is always more fun than doing homework! I love your look and your eyes look fantastic.

rayqueenbee said...

Very nice dramatic look, Goodluck!!

Shar [X3MZSHAR] said...

WOW! That's really pretty! Thanks so much for entering.

Askmewhats said...

STRONG! such vibrant colors..goodluck!

MakeupJunkee said...

hey Chrissy, i dont remember if i had answer your question or not. About the contest: Are you given only four colors to choose from. You have to use at least 2 of the colors. Eye liner, mascare (whatever color you want) are up to you. It is also internationl.

I hope that helps you..

Catherine said...

Wow - dark and dramatic - I love it! Good luck!

Sofee said...

awesome joB!!!

ilee said...

flawless!!!! good job chrissy! ^-^

Crissy said...

wow. this is my favorite look on you :D

Crystal said...

really nice chrissy!

Dana Yoshimizu said...

Omg, you look great! just flawless! Good luck on the contest hun~!

Kaz said...

ang crystal ng cam mo!

Melissa said...

So pretty! I love the last pic it's so serious! You did a great job & goodluck with the contest!

MizzJ said...

Wow so dramatic! I think you filled out the requirements quite well though, your eyes look great! Good luck :)

Anonymous said...

i luv your skin girly :)" ganda ang kinis .. sexy smokey eye is really suits on you.. goodluck :)

Chrissy said...

@Blair - Thanks, I hope I win!

@Girl with glasses - Thanks. Really, wow that's nice that you've been to Dubai! I'm so jealous that Arabic women have long lashes. Lol.

@Maya - Thanks. :D

@Mary - yes definitely it is! Thank you.

@Rayqueenbee - thanks. :D

Chrissy said...

@Shar - Thanks for hosting the contest!!

@Askmewhats - Thank you, it means a lot to me. :)

@MakeupJunkee - Thanks, I'll definitely join soon!

@Catherine - Thanks, I'll need all the luck I can get!

@Sofee - Thanks!

Chrissy said...

@Ilee - Thanks sis. :)

@Crissy - Me too, definitely! Thanks. :)

@Crystal - Thanks Crystal!

@Dana Yoshimizu - Thanks, I wish my skin really was that flawless.

@Kaz - Thanks hehe.

@Melissa - THanks, I was unsure about the last pic.

@MizzJ - Thank you. :D

@Louie - Hehe sana flawless talaga pero hinde e... Hehe. Ty :D

*Nehs* said...

wowow!! i love it! super pretty chrissy!! arabic talaga ang dating! your face is sooo flawless *kainggit* :DD

Pop Champagne said...

ohh wow that is so good! Great job on the make up & I love your eyelashes!! And your skin does look porcelain and flawless in these pics ;)

tiff said...

I love it! You look awesome...I love how dramatic it looks. Good luck :).

Pammy said...

I like what you did to your eyes. And the blush looks pretty. I hope you win. :)

Dila said...

I loveee ittt!!!!!!
U look so sweet
Good luck hun :)

♡ Nic Nic ♡ said...

love this dramatic look from you! good luck :)

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