cleopatra, comin’ atcha

It’s Friday, folks, so that means it’s time for some big ol’ makeup.

And you can’t get bigger* than pharaoh-chic. Now, I guess I probably should have done this properly, and researched types of makeup, but instead I just looked at some pictures of Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra, because… well, it’s Elizabeth motherflipping Taylor. And that eyeliner is just amaze.

So, I picked three colours from the ELF Little Black Beauty Book Cool – a light blue that goes everywhere, a gold for the lid, and a white for just a little dab at the inner corner.

Then it’s time for the eyeliner. I used a Superdrug kohl pencil first just to lightly mark out the line, and then went over it in Bourjois liquid liner. I also used the kohl to do the water line, and whacked a bit round my eyebrow too. I might have to investigate some of these brow powders and stuff (brow like cara? boy, I’m so out of the loop).

Then lots of mascara. Like seriously, pile it on. You could get false ones, but no word of a lie, eyelash glue terrifies me, to a very real degree. I’m not a convert yet.

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– hazy shade of glitter

*or can you…?

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because you are gold

goldpinkI’m a bit of a fan of a gold shimmery eye shadow. Yesterday, I posted about how I used it for a surprisingly non-trashy leopard print look. Today’s post is much simpler – a combination of gold and a contrasting eyeliner.

So, apply the gold as before, and throw a bit of copper in there too. Then a line of Barry M Kohl Pencil in Hot Pink under the lower lashes and winged out to the side, with some black along the waterline. Finish up with some mascara, and it’s good to go, or to look somewhat thoughtfully, somewhat smugly off into the distance, in your bedroom…

– hazy shade of glitter