Foolproof tips to dressing up for Halloween
- Find a costume buddy who will share your flair for the hair and makeup madness.
- Keep the costume simple, yet avoid the obvious choices (witch, doctor, nurse, etc.)
- Halloween is the right time to don a glamorous makeup look. Go ahead and wear it.
What do Heidi Klum, Fergie, Anne Hathaway, Blake Lively, and Gisele Bündchen have in common? Apart from being drop dead gorgeous, the ladies have slipped into the Cleopatra costume. If you are looking up to these celebrities for inspiration, understand that finding the costume is quite an easy task. Firstly, you can head over to the nearest Walmart, Target, or any other departmental store, a vintage store, or a costume store, and you will have a wide range of attire to choose from. And secondly, you have an inexpensive option of draping a white or gold fabric as a toga.
Although the costume itself won't demand much of your time and attention. What you will have to focus more on is the makeup. Yes, ladies! In order to replicate the Egyptian queen's makeup requires precision and dedication on your part along with good-quality makeup products for that vogue-worthy appeal. And her gorgeous eye makeup can only be achieved with the right eyeshadow colors and the flawless application of eyeliner. So, just sit back and go through the rest of the article to find helpful tips to look like Cleopatra this Halloween.
How to Do Cleopatra Makeup
First and foremost, wash your face thoroughly, pat it dry, and apply moisturizer that suits your skin type. The next step is to apply primer and foundation on your face and neck area. Now that you have covered these first few steps, here are the step-by-step instructions for applying the eyeshadow and eyeliner.
These are the makeup supplies required to achieve Cleopatra's style. As a gentle reminder, always purchase good quality brands as it makes a huge difference to how your makeup appears in the end.
Cleopatra Eye Makeup Tutorial
For women with blonde or red hair, use a dark brown or black eyebrow pencil to thicken the brow line. Take the blue eyeshadow and apply a single (or more) layer of color over the entire lid.
Apply pencil liner from the inner corner of the eye till the outer corner. Next, use a liquid eyeliner to apply a thick cat eyeliner over the top lash line.
With the same pencil liner, draw a thick line on the bottom lash line and waterline.
Using the pencil liner, extend the eyeliner outward and connect it with your brow line.
Thicken the eyeliner with a liquid eyeliner so that your makeup resembles the image below.
Cleopatra Eyeshadow Styles
The objective is to apply vibrant eyeshadow colors, such as blue-green and gold, over your entire eyelid area. However, you can improvise or create your own version to personify Cleopatra's beauty. The only thing to keep in mind is to use either blue-green and/or gold eyeshadow colors only.
7 Cleopatra Eyeliner Styles
For a much fancier version of the eyeliner, here are 7 unique styles you can imitate. To get the look, use kohl and liquid eyeliners on both inside and outside the rim of the eye. Although the traditional eyeliner calls for a block-like application, but you can choose to do cat eyeliner as well.
Select any of the above Cleopatra-inspired eyeliner styles, and complete the look with mascara and a nude- to pink-colored lipstick.
Cleopatra Makeup Ideas
We know that you may not be used to applying heavy eyeshadow and intense eyeliner on a regular basis. But remember, this is what a Cleopatra makeup calls for. Big, bold, and gorgeous makeup is what you signed up for when you choose this costume idea.
Finally, to complete the look all you need are the right accessories as they play an integral role to the costume. Don't forget to shop for brown wedge sandals or gold slippers, snake armband, gold headpiece, and wrist cuffs to wear on the big night. So, go ahead and dress like a Queen.. this Halloween.