Today's FOTD challenge for Sara-May's 'May 2011 FOTD Challenge' is Cleopatra and I couldn't let this one pass without giving it a go. I've already attempted a classic Elizabeth Taylor based Cleopatra look before (click here) but it wasn't very impressive so I tried a more detailed version today.
The inspiration for today's look came from two sources. The first was a picture I saw of Kim Kardashian showing her makeup for a Radar Online interview where the main colour used by her makeup artist was MAC Goldmine. The second image was one I came across when searching for Cleopatra pictures and it was from some random site and I really liked the liner pattern under the eyes so I incorporated it into my look.
Here are swatches of all the products I used to get this look:
from left to right: MAC Cashflow Paint Pot, MAC Goldmine eyeshadow, MAC Tilt eyeshadow, MAC Concrete eyeshadow, MAC Print eyeshadow and NYX Studio liquid liner in Extreme Black.
To get this look:
I started off by applying MAC Cashflow Paint Pot all over my eye from lid to brow bone but concentrating the colour mainly on the lid. I also brought it down on to the lower lashline
I then patted MAC Goldmine eyeshadow all over the lid and around the crease and then on to the bottom lashline.
I used MAC Concrete eyeshadow with a tapered crease brush to blend out the edges of the goldmine and to draw in a defined crease
I then used a fluffy blending brush to work MAC Tilt eyeshadow over the crease and up to the brow bone
I finished up the eyeshadow by darkening the crease contour with MAC Print eyeshadow.
I used NYX's Studio Liquid Liner in Extreme Black to line the top lashline and to draw in the line underneath the bottom lashline. I also worked this product through my brows to make them very defined and black and then brushed them through with a spoolie brush.
I finished off by applying some Ardell Wispies false lashes and then applying Rimmel Sexy Curves Mascara to both my real lashes and the fake lashes.