I bought the Arabian Nights palette by Sleek some time ago, and to be honest it’s lain a little unused ever since I wrote a post about it last August. I’ve got so many palettes, sometimes I forget what I actually own! It’s particularly a problem considering how many palettes I actually own by Sleek. Anyway. I decided to take another look at it and came up with this vivid blue look in a twist on the ‘smokey eye’.
First off, I primed my eye lids with Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original. I use this in all of my looks and it’s fab. The colour really clings to it and doesn’t budge all day. It seems pricey at £16 for 11ml but it lasts for absolutely ages.
Next I covered my lids using Barry M’s eye pencil in Midnight Blue to give the eyeshadow a base. I applied a liberal amount of Sinbad’s Seas (1) from the Arabian Nights palette all of my eyelids, blending it upwards past the crease until it faded out near the brow bone.
I used a beige from a No7 palette to blend out the blue, and highlight beneath the brow. I used a softer brush to press 1001 Nights (3) from the Arabian Nights palette into the crease, blending this in to create depth at the outer corners of my eyes.
The next step was to fill in my brows using an angled brush and Genie (2) from the Arabian Nights palette, and I added mascara (Soap & Glory Thick & Fast in black) and liquid eyeliner (Max Factor Colour X-Pert in 01 Deep Black). Finally I ran Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On eyeliner pencil in Perversion along my waterline, and smudged this out with more Sinbad’s Seas from Arabian Nights. I smudged this upwards to blend with the colours from my lids.
Here’s the final look – what do you think?