Makeup Tutorials

NARS Arabian Nights Smoky 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 a primer (NARS Pro Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base) to ensure more vibrant and longer-lasting color.

Step 2. Using a small synthetic brush, apply a gray cream shadow (NARS Lili Marlene Cream Eyeshadow) on the eyelid. This will help to prevent glitter fallout.

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

Step 4. Using a small brush (MAC 219 Pencil Brush), darken the outer V with a black shadow with silver glitter (the right shade of NARS Arabian Nights Trio Eyeshadow).

Step 5. With a fluffy brush (MAC 224 Blending Brush), blend the color up to the crease and soften the edges without touching the color on the center.

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

Step 7. To play up the purple glitter, add a dab of the pearlescent purple (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.

Step 8. Run a black pencil eyeliner (Jealousness) on both upper and lower lashlines.

Step 9. Soften the liner with a black eyeshadow (the right shade of NARS Arabian Nights Eyeshadow Trio).

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

Step 11. Apply mascara and fake lashes (Jealousness Fake Lashes in JS-507 Captivating Cat Eye) for maximum intensity.


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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