Cleopatra-inspired make-up

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Just in time for Halloween, we’ve put together a simple Cleopatra look that you can copy in seconds. Why not keep it gorgeous while you go trick or treating? Watch the video below for the basic steps, and follow our recommendations.

Step 1: Apply a primer to your skin to keep your look in place for the whole evening. Try: Optiphi Set The Canvas, R227.43.

Step 2: Brighten your complexion, especially the dark areas under your eyes, with a corrector. Try: Bobbi Brown Corrector, R250.

Step 3: Apply your favourite foundation to create an even look. Try: Rimmel 25 Hour Lasting Foundation, R 99.95.

Step 4: Apply an under-eye concealer like black|Up Click Pen Concealer, R345.

Step 5: Finish your look with a bit of pressed powder like Maybelline Fit Me Pressed Powder, R 149.99.

Step 6: To give you that sun kissed look, apply a sweep of bronzer. Try: Clarins Bronzing Duo, R375.

Step 7: Create a metallic eye by applying gorgeous shades of gold and bronze to the eyelid. Add a glitter pigment to the crease and inner corner of eyes for a more intense look. Try:  MAC Eye Shadow in Gilty Morsel, R180.

Step 8: Line your entire eye with a black liner to create that signature Cleopatra eye. Bring it outwards to create a cat eye look. Try: Rimmel Scandal Eyes Precision Micro Eyeliner, R89.95. You may want to switch to a gel liner when lining your waterline.

Step 9: Apply two coats of black mascara to your top and bottom lash line. You can apply a set of false lashes for a more dramatic look. Almay Intense I-Color Volumizing Mascara, R145 is a great pick.

Step 10: Apply a sweep a clear or nude gloss, as you don’t want to distract from your eye area.

Other articles you may be interested in:
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Halloween nail art

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Zoe has a bachelor’s degree in motion picture medium. She loves all things beauty and fashion. When she is not writing articles for the latest issue of Clicks Club Card magazine or BeautySouthAfrica.com, she is obsessed with gel nails, lengthening mascaras and healthy glowing skin! Zoe on Google+

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  1. Lex Gold

    I really loved how you gave product suggestions! They really help in ensuring your using the correct make-up as its easy to get the products or find similar ones when you know what you’re looking for!

    4 years ago •

  1. Sunuri Subramoney

    Love the look and the product suggestions!

    4 years ago •

  1. CherylGD

    I love the dramatic look for year end cocktail functions; its the one time of year we can all pull this off

    4 years ago •

  1. Azraa

    This look is stunning! I am quite lazy when it comes to eye make up, I usually just do liner and mascara. But this look is too good not to try!

    4 years ago •

  1. Caythe

    I really need to get these black shades under my eyes,so frustrating GOSH!!

    4 years ago •

  1. Mpoyif

    Looks amazing. I love to accentuate my eyes and this is perfect! Thanks

    4 years ago •

  1. Sammy

    She looks oh so gorgeous I simply love it. It is so captivating and I think I’m gonna try this out soon.

    4 years ago •

  1. anisha

    Wow! What a beautiful look. I will try this out this weekend:) I have one gorgeous gold eyeshadow in my stash and now I have the inspiration to use it

    4 years ago •

  1. Lumkwana

    You really can’t miss this video, wow I wish I’ll be able to do it, of course it helps that you learn to do all these make-up tips yourself.

    4 years ago •

  1. Lumkwana

    Ok the total of the above is around R1890. Trust me with make up you have to love beauty and don’t think about spending but think of the results you’ll see. Otherwise this is really amazing, it helps that we have this website. Perfect make-up, love it…

    4 years ago •

  1. Sue1N

    Amazing video. She looks gorgeous! Thank you for adding suggestions of products and prices!

    4 years ago •

  1. NaturalDiva

    I love this look. Its gorgeous! Cleopatra is such a makeup/beauty inspiration. The woman knew her stuff.

    4 years ago •

  1. Jenna-Lee Pretorius

    This look is gorgeous, and looks so sophisticated and regal. I really think that I will be doing this for my party on thursday. Thank you so much

    4 years ago •

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