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NARS Arabian Nights Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial

November 28, 2011

As requested, here is a look with step-by-step tutorial on NARS Arabian Nights Trio Eyeshadow, a gorgeous trio of black shadows with glitter. Hope you guys like it!

Smoky eye makeup with NARS Arabian Nights Trio Eyeshadow

Step 1. Prep the eyelid with NARS Pro Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base to ensure more vibrant and longer-lasting color.

Applying NARS Pro Prime Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base

Step 2. Using a small synthetic brush, apply NARS Lili Marlene Cream Eyeshadow on the eyelid. This will help to prevent glitter fall out.

Applying Lili Marlene Cream Eyeshadow

Step 3. Pat – don’t sweep – the middle shade of NARS Arabian Nights Trio Eyeshadow (black with purple glitter) onto the eyelid. A dense brush like Korean brand Piccasso #239B is perfect for this.

Applying NARS Arabian Nights On Eyelid

Step 4. Using a pencil brush like MAC #219, darken the outer v with the black with silver glitter shade located right of NARS Arabian Nights Trio Eyeshadow.

Applying NARS Arabian Nights On Crease

Step 5. With a fluffy brush like MAC 224 Blending Brush, blend the black shade onto the crease and soften the edges without touching the color on the center.

Blending NARS Arabian Nights

Step 6. Brush the shimmery white shade in NARS Pandora Duo Eyeshadow under the brow bone with a flat brush like ink by Zing 07 Highlighter Brush. Blend downwards.

Applying NARS Pandora under brow bone

Step 7. To play up the purple glitter, add a dab of the pearlescent purple from NARS Jolie Poupee Duo Eyeshadow in the center of the eyelid. This will also add a nice twist to an otherwise plain black smoky eye.

Applying NARS Jolie Poupee On Eyelid

Step 8. Run a black pencil eyeliner like Jealousness on both upper and lower lash lines.

Lining lashline with Jealousness Pencil Liner

Step 9. Soften the liner with the right shade in NARS Arabian Nights Eyeshadow Trio.

Smudging NARS Arabian Nights On lower eye

Step 10. Using a black liquid liner like Jealousness Waterproof Eyeliner in Smoked Black BK-II, reline the upper lash line.

Applying Jealousness Liquid Eyeliner

Step 11. Apply mascara add a pair of fake lashes like Jealousness Fake Lashes in JS-507 Captivating Cat Eye for maximum intensity.

Applying Jealousness fake lashes


Wearing NARS Arabian Nights Trio Eyeshadow
NARS Arabian Nights smoky eye makeup look

How are you guys wearing Arabian Nights?

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  • Reply Jamilla November 28, 2011 at 2:57 am

    This looks amazing! I am really re-considering this palette!

    • Reply Phyllis November 28, 2011 at 2:43 pm

      You should! The glitter and dark colors are so great for a smoky eye! <3333 NARS 🙂

  • Reply Farida November 28, 2011 at 10:00 am

    Wow this look is great. Phyllis you are so pretty. Thank you for the full face image. I skipped on this palette but I think I need to get it now.

    • Reply Phyllis November 28, 2011 at 2:44 pm

      You’re welcome 🙂 I’m sure you will love the trio.

  • Reply Yvette November 28, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    So pretty! I love the glitters. The shade from the Jolie Poupee duo makes such a difference, too!

    • Reply Phyllis November 28, 2011 at 10:26 pm

      Thanks Yvette =) Any plans to visit Chicago soon?

      • Reply Yvette November 29, 2011 at 1:46 pm

        I’m hoping to go sometime in the Spring or Summer! The Californian in me wants to stay inside throughout the winter for now haha.

  • Reply CherryBomb November 28, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    This is pretty neat. I just got some glitter from LASplash cosmetics.

  • Reply shoppingaholic December 6, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    I am always looking for nice pictures in tuts so i can try and do the same on my eyes whether I am using the same products or not. Thanks to your tuts that everything looks so easy and do-able. <3

    • Reply Phyllis December 7, 2011 at 5:00 pm

      Thanks! Glad you liked the tutorial 🙂

  • Reply EsteeDarla December 7, 2011 at 7:59 am

    AMAZING you are so pretty and you did a awesome job what camera do you use?

  • Reply Phoebe January 2, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Love this! So Stunning!!

    • Reply Phyllis January 2, 2012 at 6:39 pm

      Thanks Phoebe!

  • Reply Christina January 24, 2012 at 11:18 am

    This is absolutely my most favourite makeup tutorial by far. i really appreciate how you showed the pictures step by step instead of just… words (i am a visual learner, i guess?) the step by step pictures also gives me an idea what colours they are (since i don’t have 95% of what you’re using :D) keep this up! 😀

  • Reply sophia February 13, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    i love this makeup tutorial.What kind of circle lenses do you use in this tutorial?

    • Reply Phyllis February 13, 2012 at 7:13 pm

      Thanks Sophie. I’m not wearing circle lenses – they are just regular color contacts from this Japanese brand called Seeshell 🙂

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