7 Steps To Follow To Create This Stunning Arabic Eye Makeup

Get the perfect bold, vibrant look to steal the spotlight and turn heads everywhere you go.

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Do you like to create mysterious and exotic eye makeup looks? If yes, pick your favorite eye makeup products and get ready for an Arabic eye makeup look.

Arab women have big, dark, expressive eyes, and the best way to enhance this asset is to create a glamorous eye makeup look. Arabic eye makeup is very colorful because it combines vibrant colors and dramatic eye looks.

If you have seen an Arabic eye makeup look before, you must know that they usually blend two colors — one layer on top of another. They mostly use bold colors like red, blue, black, and golden, making their eyes look more dramatic.

Sometimes they also use false lashes to add more charm. and enhance their beauty. You have to use a lot of cosmetics, such as black liners, kohl, and mascara to achieve an authentic Arabic eye makeup look. You can also use some henna, black or otherwise, to darken your eyebrows.

If you are a beginner, this post is just for you guys. Keep reading to find a detailed guide about the loud and glam eye makeup look!

protip_icon Keep In Mind
  • Tape Trick: Tape Trick Using tape on the outer corner can create a crease line for eyeliner or eyeshadow more easily.
  • Know The Shades: Tape Trick Use dark shadows on the outer corner and crease line. Fill in the center of the eyelid and under-eye area with soft and lighter colors.
  • Mix And Match: Tape Trick You can pick 2 or more eye colors, preferably darker shades, and mix and match them to create stunning Arabic eye makeup.
  • Subtle Lips: Tape Trick Pink or peach lips go well with Arabic eye makeup. Use nude gloss to plump the lower lips and make them glossy without darkening.

How To Choose Colors for Arabic Eye Makeup?

The colors you choose should be vibrant and pearlescent (if possible) .You should opt for a highlighter to complement your skin tone.

  • For a fair-medium skin tone, go for a silvery shade
  • For a darker skin, you can choose a golden shade.

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It is recommended to choose two flattering eye shadow colors, with one being a dark shade, for the effective smoky touch.

And now for the tutorial!

Arabic Eye Makeup Tutorial

Before going to discuss on the Arabic eye makeup tutorial, let’s see the required products.

Products Required For Arabic Eye Makeup

  • Concealer
  • Primer
  • Light Pink Shade
  • Purple Shade
  • Highlighting Shade (I Used Yellow)
  • Eye Liner-Liquid/Gel
  • Mascara
  • False Lashes(Optional)

How To Do Arabic Eye Makeup?

Follow this simple step by step tutorial to get beautiful Arabic Eye Makeup.

Step 1: Conceal Your Eyes Using Liquid Eyeliner

Conceal the eye area to cover spots, dark circles and lines. Preferably, use any liquid concealer for a long lasting look.

Step 2: Apply Primer

Apply a primer for longevity. The idea is to have a smooth canvas to apply eye makeup.A well-prepped eye will ensure that makeup lasts longer and there is no flaking off .

I used faces metallic glow primer that helps

  • The eye shadow to stay longer
  • Provides a true tone of the eyeshadow
  • Save you from unwanted creasing.

Step 3: Apply Pink Eyeshadow All Over The Lids

Take the pink shadow on an eyeshadow brush and tap off the excess.This ensures that you don’t pile on the makeup.

Apply the shade all over the lids, ensuring the shade is below the crease and work from the inner corner to the outer corner.

Extend the eye shadow a bit in a winged style and blend the shadow well all over the lid.

Step 4: Apply Purple Shade On Outer Edge Of Eyelid

Take the purple shade, apply it on the outer edge of the eyelid, extend it below the pink eye shadow, and create a faint wing effect.

Intensify the shade if necessary and ensure it does not go inwards.

Step 5: Make Eyes Pop

A highlighting shade under the brow bone and on the inner corner helps make the eyes pop.

Step 6: Line Your Eyes

Line your eyes from the inner corner to the outer corner, the trick here is to make it appear almond shaped and a bit extended from the outer corner.

Keep it light and blend in with the purple shade.

Also, line the lower lash line keeping it medium thick to highlight the eyes.

Step 7: Apply A Coat of Mascara

Clean off all fallouts and apply a coat of your favorite mascara. Instead of mascara, you may also apply false eyelashes.

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Long and wide fake eyelashes are a key element in the Arabic eye makeup that neutralize the popping colorful eye look with a dramatic effect.

And here is the finished look.

Smitha Deepak, a YouTuber, demonstrates an exotic Arabic makeup style to make the eyes appear larger and more elongated. She begins by working on her eyebrows, then proceeds to create a bold eye look. She said, “It’s not too colorful, it’s subtle but stunning, it’s exotic, it’s unique, it’s the kind of eye makeup that’ll make people stare at you for all the right reasons and this is the kind of eye makeup that I will rock at any party or occasion (i).”

And that is all it takes, everyone! To freshen up your looks and bring some variety, Arabic eye makeup is one of the paths forward. With proper usage of bold colors, glittery shades, and tools, nothing stops you from getting the dramatic and mysterious vibe you want to pull off. Remember that the colors you choose must complement your skin tone and products that do not negatively impact your skin. Using kohl for lining the eyes has been a part of their cultural tradition for a long time and is now a must-have cosmetic to make your eyes pop. With all this in hand, you can rest assured that such eye makeup will make you look unique and sultry, and leave people in awe.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are some unique and creative ways to incorporate Arabic eye makeup into modern styles and trends?

Experiment with bold and bright eye shadow colors, blend them, and create an ombre effect. Get innovative with the eyeliner and create winged cat eyes or graphic lines to add a touch of glamor.

What are the most common mistakes made when applying Arabic eye makeup and how can they be avoided?

People often fail to prepare their eyes before applying makeup. Use a primer on your eyes before applying makeup, and use the correct brushes for each step of applying the eye makeup. Apply the liner slowly and gradually along the lash line to avoid thick lines.

What are some variations and adaptations of traditional Arabic eye makeup for different skin tones and eye shapes?

Choose colors complementing your skin tone—for fair to medium skin tone, opt for silvery shades, and for darker skin, choose golden shades. Experiment with different eyeliner techniques such as winged, smudged or patterned, matching the thickness and shape of the eyeliner to that of the eye.

Key Takeaways

    • A dark eyeshadow can be paired with a vibrant one to create a dramatic look.
    • A liquid concealer followed by a primer to the eye area creates a smooth, even base for eye makeup.
    • A liquid or gel eyeliner creates a slightly winged look. A vibrant shade under the brow bone and on the inner corner can make the eyes pop.
    • Mascara or false eyelashes can complete this look.
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Learn how to create a stunning Arabic eye makeup look! Follow this step-by-step tutorial to perfect the look and wow those around you!

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Daria KruchininaLicensed Esthetician

Daria Kruchinina is a celebrity makeup and natural brows artist who has been in the beauty industry for 11 years. Her clients include A-list celebrities, such as Jared Leto, Natalia Vodyanova, Maria Gutic, Valentina Beli, and Valeria Dergileva, to name a few. Daria’s editorial work appeared in Vogue Nylon, Rose & Ivy, Tatler, Top Beauty and L’Officiel.   She stands...read full bio

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