Arabic make-up master-class with Frootibeauty
One of my absolute favourite beauty bloggers and make-up artists is Safiyah who is better known as Frootibeauty.
I adore her make-up artistry skills – she creates many beautiful looks with the tools and cosmetics we all have (see her recent Illamasqua Human Fundamentalism look which Alex Box even noticed) so when she announced she would be holding an intimate master-class to recreate one of her popular looks, I scrambled at the chance to attend it.
Yesterday I joined a few other girls in a salon in Hackney, east London where Safiyah demonstrated on one side of the face how she created this Arabic look with the original Urban Decay Naked palette on fellow blogger and model Numera (who runs www.hommesdefemmes.com). After which we were left to our own devices to have a go on ourselves.
I found Safiyah’s style of teaching so relaxing and easy to follow and what looked complicated was really very straight-forward and enjoyable to do. I have watched Arabic make-up tutorials on YouTube but it doesn’t compare to when someone shows you how to do it in person.
Of course what defines Arabic make-up is the emphasis on lining the eyes and the emphasis is heavy but the results are stunning. You can use any shades you wish whether they are neutrals or eye-popping colours – the method and style is applicable to all and that’s precisely what I took away from me after this master-class. And practice. Lots of it. It makes for perfection.
By the way I didn’t use false lashes but if you use them, they will add that extra va-va-voom to the finished look.
Thank you so much, Safiyah for your time, effort and patience. The full list of products Safiyah used for this look are all mentioned here. However, there are no hard or fast rules so use what you’re comfortable with or just simply experiment.
If you are interested in joining one of Safiyah’s London based make-up master-classes, get in touch with her through her blog.