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How-to Cleopatra Makeup


Cleopatra Makeup for Halloween
Photo Taken by: Faith Lawless

Cleopatra is one of the classic costumes that you can find for Halloween. But once you have the clothing, what about the makeup? Well, the makeup is actually easier than you think and you may find a few tricks (cat-eyes) that you can use in your own makeup routine.

To get this look, here is what you need:


  • A good coverage foundation that will make your skin appear flawless, such as KohGenDo Maifanshi Moisture Foundation (Buy Direct) or Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation (Compare Prices) over entire face, neck, and under eyes.
  • A naturally matching powder to set the foundation, such as BareMinerals Refillable Brush with Mineral Veil (Compare Prices) or Maybelline Mineral Power Finishing Veil (Compare Prices) all over face and neck. The mineral veil powders will be light and non-cakey on the skin.
  • An illuminating product, such as Clinique Up-Lighting Liquid Illuminator (Compare Prices) or Revlon Skinlights Instant Skin Brightener (Compare Prices) on cheeks, nose, chine, and forehead, to highlight your skin and give you that goddess glow that is normally seen in images of Cleopatra.
  • Eyes

  • Black eyeliner, such as Stila Convertible Eye Color in Onyx (Compare Prices) or Revlon Luxurious Kohl Eyeliner in Black Truffle (Compare Prices) around the entire eye, both inside and outside the rim of the eye. Extend the line outwards in a cat-eye fashion, but instead make the line more block-like. If you're good at liquid eyeliner, then it will give you the best look, otherwise stay with kohl pencils and work with it until it looks right to you.
  • Vibrant peacock blue-green eyeshadow, such as Urban Decay Matte Eyeshadow in Electic (Compare Prices) or CoverGirl Eye Enhancers 1 Kit Eyeshadow in Turquoise Tempest (Buy Direct) over your entire eye, from corner to corner and eyelid to eyebrow. Slightly extend the eyeshadow outwards to meet the black eyeliner.
  • Black mascara that will give you a lot of volume, such as L'Oreal Double Extend Beauty Tubes (Compare Prices) or Maybelline Colossal Volum Express Mascara (Compare Prices) on both top and bottom lashes. Just when you think two coats is enough, add two more. Just remember to allow each coat to dry first or you'll get clumps. Once almost dried layer with a slight dusting of a shimmery (almost glittery) eyeshadow, and then use an eyelash comb (if needed) to separate any clumps.
  • Lips

  • A lip liner as close to your natural lip tone (or lighter), such as Clinique Quickliner for Lips in Neutrally (Compare Prices) or New York Color Classic Lipliner Pencil in Natural (Compare Prices) should be used to line your lips and fill them in completely as well.
  • Neutral to peachy lipstick, such as BareMinerals Lipstick in Bellini (Compare Prices or Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Apricot Fantasy all over your lips, not going outside the liner or your natural lip line.
  • Slightly shiny and natural colored lip gloss, such as Mary Kay Signature Nourishine Lip Gloss in Natural (Compare Prices) or Bonne Bell Lip Lites Lip Gloss in Cream Pop (Compare Prices) dabbed in the center of you lips and then gently rubbed into place.
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