There have been a number of women in history whose beauty has stood the test of time and have rightfully earned their status as iconic figures. Among these legendary women is none other the stunning Cleopatra, who probably is the first person ever to have nailed the cat eye.
The Legend, Cleopatra
A source of fascination for people across the cultures, Cleopatra has been an inspiration in various facets. From her beauty regimen that influenced the standard of makeup for Egyptians, a look defined by graphic lines of kohl, according to Elle, to the games with Ancient Egyptian-themes shown on Spin Genie. Let’s not forget the many films that have showcased Cleopatra in all her beauty.
Given how cat-eyes and winged liner is in vogue, Cleopatra Inspired makeup is a favourite amongst makeup lovers who enjoy a bold eyeliner.
Day and Night Look: Cleopatra Eyes
The heavy kohl liner might be a bit excessive for some on a day-to-day basis, and can seem borderline emo when the makeup isn’t done right. Some tutorials that have circled the internet are best reserved for Halloween, themed parties and nights out, but one that is subtler and can be pulled off on a regular is one provided by All Day Chic.
What you need: eyeshadow primer, flat liner brush, black liquid liner and mascara, though a liquid liner pen will do if you have one on hand. The pen will also help with the precision of the flicks.
1. The first thing that you’ll need to do is apply eyeshadow primer over your lids.This helps set your nude or neutral shadows, should you choose to add a bit of color on your lid. If you decide not to apply any eyeshadow, the primer is still an important product to apply, as it keeps your eyeliner bold and black for much longer than without it.
2. Next, you’ll need to line just below your lower lash line, keeping it relatively straight and ending the line with a flick.
3. Once that’s been completed, move on to your lids, making the line thicker and the same length as the line below, also ending with a flick.
4. If the wing isn’t something you have mastered yet, you can put tape on the corners of your eyes to enhance the cat eye, referring to the guide posted on Into The Gloss. It’s the lazy girl’s hack to eyeliner, and a time-saving trick that you’ll probably use until you perfect the flick.
5. Finish the look with a few coats of mascara to really open the eyes and embrace the Cleopatra Cat Eye Look.
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