Summer Makeup Video Tutorial: Arabian Nights

summer makeup tutorial look Arabian nights

It has been a while since I did a makeup tutorial. I thought I would take the opportunity to do my face and video the process at the same time. When I planned a summer makeup look I wanted to move away from the bolder and mermaid inspired tutorials.

I took the inspiration for this look from the book Arabian nights. Thinking of what an elegant and sophisticated lady would have for summer makeup in Middle Eastern countries and chose a gold and purple look.

I hope that this tutorial helps and inspires you. If you recreate any of my looks I would love to hear about and see them in the comments.


Step by step tutorial


Brows – collection eye defines in brown. Brush through with a spoolie
Carve brows – Nyx wonder pencil. Blend with finger or using a concealer brush.


Prime eyes – Nyx dark circle concealer using a flat brush
All eyeshadows used are from the Morphe 35b palette
Set primer – cream shade using a large eyeshadow brush.

Transition – pastel purple using an eyeshadow blending brush. I used windscreen wiper motions and swirl the brush to blend the shadow.

Crease – Bright pink using eyeshadow blending brush. I used a clean blending brush to buff out the edges and apply some more of the pastel purple transition.

Outer V – Bright purple applied using a small crease brush. I focused on laying the colour in the corner. Going back over the crease with the brush I used for the pink crease. I added more pink to merge the colours.

Deepen the outer V – I used a pencil brush and added a small amount of black in the outer V nearest the lash line. I then went over the black with the crease brush and then applied some more of the purple and blended it out more.

Lid – I firstly added the shimmery gold over the majority of the lid. I did this with a clean finger but you can use a brush if you prefer. Then I added the matte sunflower yellow on the second half of the lid to act as a transition between the purple and the yellow. I did this with a clean finger.


Eyeliner – I did a winged liner using the Primark Aqualine eyeliner. This was on the verge of running out so I also used the Olivia hale eyeliner but applied it with the Aqualine tip. I dislike the nib of the Olivia Hale one, I still want to use it.

I then used the Collection eye define in black to line my waterline and the outer corner of the lower lash line.
Primer – I had already primed my face with the Face Theory Primer.
Foundation – Gosh CC cream in the sand, applied with a damp beauty sponge.


Concealer- The Barry M all night long concealer under the eyes and to highlight the centre of the face.
Powder – Freedom HD setting powder
Bronzer – Revolution makeup Renaissance glow bronzer.
Blush – PS Love Blush in Adore
Highlight – Anastacia Beverly Hills Nicole Guerieo palette Forever Lit
Lower lash line – Bright pink under the lash line using small crease brush and then apply gold eyeliner in the waterline.

Finishing Touches

Mascara – MUA
Line the lips – Essence Lip liner In Girl Next Door
Apply lipstick – Revolution renaissance lipstick in Awaken.
Apply setting spray – Makeup Obsession

What makeup tutorials would you like me to cover here at Life With Mrs T? Let me know in the comments below and I will try my best to do them for you.

Ciao for now beauties xx

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Love, Soph says:

    I love this look! The purple and gold compliment each other so well😍x


    1. MrsT says:

      Thank you so much. I love purple and the gold gives any colour the glam factor.


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