My 30 (or more!) days challenges

Day 28 – Inspired by Movie

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Today I am going to do the makeup of Cleopatra played by Elizabeth Taylor because a) it is interesting and unusual b) it looks nice rather than scary like in many movies and c) it seems relatively easy to do.

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And by the way, I’ve never seen the actual movie, but I don’t think it is a big problem.

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So I’m keeping it easy and starting with my face makeup routine.

Right after that I’m moving to the eyes, and keeping it simple too. See this bright blue eyeshadow? I apply it literally everywhere – on the eyelid, under the eyebrow, making sure that the outer border of the blue colour is a sharp straight line connecting the corner of the eye with the edge of the eyebrow.

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Then I make a very thick line with the eyeliner over the upper lashes, aligning it with the eyeshadow border and extending it till the eyebrow edge. From the edge of the eyebrow I then draw a shorter line as the extension of the brow itself, and then a third one back to the corner of the eye. I fill in the resulting shape with the liner.

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For my waterline I use a white eyepencil.

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And then I draw another eyeliner line right under the white one and connect it with the strange shape.

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Next I apply some glitter dust on the top eyelid, not too densely for the blue colour to show through. The eyes are nearly done, I only need add a little bit of mascara.

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Coming to the lips, they have to look really nude here, so I cover them in foundation cream and concealer. But then I also add some light-pink lip colour, otherwise my lips look weird when they are the same colour as my skin.

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And here is Cleopatra for you! I am quite happy with the result, I think I managed well. I couldn’t be bothered to do something with my hair too to make it look more Cleopatra-like – I don’t even have a fringe to start with!

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