Makeup How-To: Egyptian Eye Makeup

Makeup How-To: Egyptian Eye Makeup

A simple tutorial to creating the perfect Egyptian Eye Makeup Look

Cleopatra was known far and wide for her immense beauty, and no doubt that included her Egyptian eye makeup, which has been featured on famous actresses such as Elizabeth Taylor when depicting the great queen. Ancient Egyptians were very particular about their eye makeup and popular shades of Egyptian eye makeup included gold, black and green. Heavy black eyeliner is a main characteristic of this signature look, which was used to make eyes look bigger and more defined. Line both your upper and lower lids, coming to a long, dramatic end just past the brow line on each side. Having trouble finding a good eyeliner? Check out How To Apply Eyeliner for a detailed guide that will teach you everything from basic straight lines to creative new tricks.

Royal blue and gold are two of the most popular colors when replicating an Egyptian eye makeup look. You can apply the blue on your lid, then fill in the brow bone area with the gold color, using a nice angled brush. You can also just apply a touch of gold to the end of your lids then fill in the rest with blue or green. For a more authentic Egyptian eye makeup look, you can also pencil your brows in to make them look more dramatic and intense, then finish off with a thick coat of black mascara. For an extra splash of sparkle, add some glitter over your lids in a matching color for added emphasis. Remember that when choosing eye shadow, you need to be careful when you make your selection. Read 7 Worst Eyeshadows for a list of colors and brands to avoid.

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