Arabian Nights

The East has always had a mysterious flair with its stunning Princesses and bold vibrant colors.
Arabic makeup focuses mainly on the eyes and keeps the lips seductive but natural. This tutorial will have you looking and feeling as if you stepped off the movie screen.

Using warm, rich, yet bold colors, this striking look is sure to turn some heads and make you feel as incredible as you look. With the impressive color combination and endless possibilities, this exquisite look is one you will go back to time after time. Perfect for these warm summer nights, this look is sure to create some heat of its own.







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Thank u Marlena. I have a bellydance performance next weekend so this will work perfict :)

Do you remember the name of your nail polish in the video?? That is the perfect shade of pink!

Pretty like always
Can u tell me about ur hair
Is it keratin treatment ?
It’s beautiful

I have a hair care video coming up in a week :) No keratin treatment, but I switched shampoo and I use the Phyto hair cream

Hi Marlena!!! I LOVE this look! Can you give an alternative for the eye shadows? I would like to buy MUG eye shadows that will match the MAC colors used. Thank you!

I wish we had a bright pink (I’m working on it), but I would just put cupcake in the crease as it’s not as bright then put Sensuous or just a touch of Corrupt in the outer part to darken it up

this look is amazing…marlena u look gorgeous…..this look is ver y similar to the metallic eye make up look that u done..

Hi,Marlena.I need your help, What do you think about Dr. Hauschka and Origins products?Thank you.

I have found Dr Hauschka moisturizers to be fabulous! Rich and gorgeous, really good quality…

Hello Marlena! I recently joined this wonderful website and I am subscribed to Your chanels on Youtube. I have no words to express how grateful I am for Your work and the inspiration You are giving Me. And not only make up wise, but also as You are sharing Your personal journeys with us, which are very inspiring and motivating. Thank You very much and I would be over the moon happy if this message would reach You!
And this look is absolutely amazing, always liked how the pinks, purples and golds go together! Just gorgeous!!! =)

Hi Marlena!

I’m from Brazil, I’ve enjoyed watching your videos soooo much! You laways sound so sweet! I wish I could have gone to the IMats to meet you! oh, by the way you were looking great! Thanks for sharing all those wonderful tips!

Great Make up Tutorial, thanks a lot. You can’t beat the East when it comes to stunning make up like this.

Keep up the great work (looking beautiful :-)

Hi Marlena! I was wondering if you are doing something different with your eyebrows?? I noticed you used a Paint Pot… Is this a new technique?? Thanks

Yes, I use the paintpot now as it’s a little lighter in color and more natural looking :) I have a brow video taped and should go up in 2 weeks :)

Love the video, very beautiful makeup. One thing I have noticed lately is that sometimes you lower head while working on your eye makeup and we can’t see you so maybe the video can be zoom out just a tiny bit more so when you do lower your head, we can still see what you’re doing =) Keep up the good job! Been following you for 4 years and counting!!! <3

Love the look Marlena!! Do you think the color Sushi Flower by MAC would work? Thanks for another great tutorial. Can’t wait to meet you at IMATS in Jan. I’ve been wanting to try your lipsticks. So far I’ve purchased some of your brushes and I absolutely love them.

Yes, Sushi Flower should work great :) Will just be a smidge lighter, but might be better to tone it down :)

hi marlena can you give altrenative for your .nail color its auosome just the pink i want love your vidios thank you

I LOVE this look. Sexii! :P I’m just wondering how you got your MUG eyeshadows to stick your z-palette?? Because I know that they don’t have a magnet at the back (|I’ve bought a few MUG eyeshadows and love them. I’m even placing my third order next week :D )

Hi Marlena!! Beautiful tutorial, thank u for sharing!!! By the way, what spray tan are you doing? You have such a gorgeous color!!! :)

hey Marlena
After you put on the glitter on your eyes they go everywhere and make mess sometime i can’t just brush tem off can you please show me how to fix a glitter or sparkle mess thankx love all the videos.

Marlena! You are gorgeous! I must know the name and brand of your nail polish it looks great on you!

The most beautiful and creative look that I have seen… Congratulations for all your work with the website and your career as mua, I really admire you..

Regards from Juarez, México!!!

That second last picture is so drool-worthy! Baby Rose looks really pretty!

Do you use the Eve Pearl concealer to cover blemishes? Like acne and discoloration? I’m looking for one that does that.

Hi Marlena ! You so beautiful with every look . I love to watch your video every time I’m free , any way I live in New Zealand every brand here so expensive I’m so happy I got your product is so cheap but I want to buy other brand like Mac Urben Decay from web side EBay , amazon … They are not ship international it mean so sad for me but I wish you can sale more product in the makeup geek store likeUrben Decay pallet or other brand you use on you tutorials.. :)

hey marlena,…….

u look gorgeous…. i must say u ve inspired me a lot in many ways….
make up ofcourse…i m crazy about learning make up and love to do for others as well…

this arabian nights is one of my fav looks that you have done…..there was a video on metallic smokey eyes u did long back…..quite similar to this one…..i used that look for my demo at MAC Cosmetics as my test and guess wht i got selected for the job…..i was really excited and happpy…….

i wish i was in US and i could learn make up from you…..i would love to know from where did you get trained…by urself or an institute……its crazy coz i havent seen many ppl doing the make up that you do,…..ur still is completely unique,…..


and yeah since i m heavier i have been following your weight loss videos……its working for me,….i wanted to know what kinda workouts ur involved in…….as i get bored of same things,, so have to keeep experimenting…..

Hi Marlena! love this look!! I have MAC’s “Passionate” and “Sushi Flower”… would those work, or do you think “Passionate” would be too bright?

Thanks for all your videos!!! :)

Beautifully done!! I am full blooded middle eastern and this looks very middle-eastern-y haha! especially that black eyeliner! I love it! :)