FFF: Illamasqua HF Arabesque makeup look

Saturday 10 March 2012

Hello my lovelies!

So this weeks FFF is just a rushed one unfortunately, as I tried to get it done yesterday for today.. Inspired by the Human Fundamentalism visuals by Illamasqua in the last blog post (here).
The one I chose to recreate was the Arabesque look:
So without further ado, here are the products used:
> Illamasqua Fundamental palette - Surge, Bedaub & Inception
> Sleek Au Naturel palette - Noir & Bark
> UD 24/7 eye pencil in Zero
> MAC fluidline in Blacktrack
> Daniel Sandler Jumbo Jet mascara
> Khuraira ACC in Light
> MAC Studio Finish concealer - NC35
> Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation in 55
> UD Baked Bronzer - Toasted
> MAC lipstick in Spitfire & Inception eyeshadow 
> Vaseline

Start by applying UDPP followed by Bedaub (minty green cream pigment) on the eyelid and browbone with a flat brush. Apply Surge (liquid platinum metallic) on the inner corner and buff a little onto the lid. Follow with Inception (purple powder shadow) in the crease extending it to the inner corner area (but remaining in the crease) and a little bit of Noir from the Sleek palette too, blending upwards towards the brow bone. Also extend from the outer corner of the eyes down to the lower lashline. Add more Bedaub or Inception to the crease/browbone as needed and make sure to blend!
Line the inner eye with UD 24/7 liner in Zero and for the top and bottom liner I used MAC fluidline in Blacktrack. Then conceal under the eye, fill in the brows with Bark and Noir (or just one!) and finish with mascara. Using a liner brush, apply Surge to the outside of the brows and make a triangular shape coming down onto the outer bottom lashline like this:
For the rest of the face, the cheeks are just very bronzed, so I used UD Baked Bronzer and used Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation in 55.
I didn't have the perfect shade of lilac for the lips so I decided to use my MAC Spitfire purple lipstick (which gears towards pink) but patted Inception eyeshadow with my fingers on top (a fair amount too!) I then added Vaseline on top to make lips shiny (and blend better) and this is what it looked like:
I tried to make it look more authentic with the closest colour scarf I have to gold, but unfortunately its leopard print so not quite the same haha!
So there you have it! It's not exactly the same, I put my own twist on it and blended a bit more rather than a straight cut crease.. but hope you like!

How would you use the Fundamental palette? Which colours did you like best? 


  1. OMG that is soo beautiul!! you are sooo talented!! shame you have to watermark all pictures, but I totally get it - we discussed this on twitter anyways.

    but wow. you have mad skills!

    Miss drifted Snow White

    1. Aww thanks hun, appreciate the lovely comments! Yeah it's long having to watermark, almost wants to make you want to not post at times haha

      Thanks again xx

  2. You look absolutely stunning and your skills are amazing! The precision and careful blending is just...wow. Such talent! :) x

    1. Aww thanks! It's a little more blended than the Illamasqua one, but I tried haha! Thanks again =) x

  3. Wow babe absolutely gorgeous!
    marshallah u have talent girl...


    1. Thanks hun! Not as much talent as you though ;) xx

  4. Wow your make up looks awsome, you are a very talentated girl.

  5. Your blending skills are superb

  6. I love your looks. You have amazing talent !

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    1. Thanks hun! Would love to see swatches/makeup look with the products you got, especially the eyeshadows! <3

  8. Omg that looks exactly the same! and mashAllah you can pull off any look so effortlessly =0 ..Amazingness!


    1. Thank you Roshni! Dunno bout pulling off this look haha bit zany for me haha! Was nice to create something a bit different though =) xx

  9. gorgeous look and well replicated:)


  10. Wow you got it spot on!! Perfection x

  11. Love it hun! x

  12. gorgeous look as usual! I wanted to ask you what make up brushes do you use, I need to invest in some more brushes especially for the eyes and I'd love your recommendation! xx

    1. I'd recommend Royal & Langnickel, Urban Decay brushes and MAC brushes.. I'll be holding a makeup masterclass soon if you're interested? x

  13. Great look & that lip colour looks stunning on you!

  14. Loving the eyes!!! And its great that your doing this in Hijab! very Admirable <3 New Follower!



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