Monday, January 25, 2010

Walk like an Egyptian..

Somewhere last week I was a little bored, so I decided to do something different with my makeup.
For some weird reason I had the song ''walk like an Egyptian'' in my head, so this lookis inspired by that song.

Products I used:

  • Metallic Stones palette (Zoeva)
  • Gosh eyeshadowbase
  • Gosh velvet touch eyeliner, Rising Sun
  • Essence longlasting eyepencil, no.1, Black Fever
  • Maybelline, The Colossal mascara
  • Gosh effectpowder, Blue Diamond

I started out with the Gosh eyeshadowbase, but afterwards I think the Hema base would have been better for this look. The effectpowder and eyeshadow weren't easy to blend with this base. Oh well, it was just for fun.
I applied several golden colours of the Metallic Stones palette. (second row from the left) I also used the darker one on the top, 4th from the right. BUt because it didn't blend togetehr well, you can't really see this one on the pic.



Below the eyebrows I used the Blue Diamaond effectpowder, because to me Egyptians used a lot of gold, black and blue. The blue was partly inspired because of the makeup Elizabeth Taylor had on in ine of her roles.



After that I used the Essence pencil as a eyeliner above and below. Also a bit on my waterline, to really get that black look. On the side I made two wings, with a littl curve and a little extra stripe, to give it that egyptian look.
Below the eyeliner and between the wings I used the velvet touch eyelienr to give it some extra golden touches. After that I applied some mascara, and here's the result:



Maybe I'll try one again sometimes with some darker coppery colours, It's always fun to try out new things.
Do you ever wear different makeup, or inspired by movies or pictures you've seen?

5 comments:

  1. Excellent! More movie/song inspired makeup please.

    My Facebook pic is because my friend Zakiyyah is obsessed with the 80s - we were listening to Bonnie Tylor Total Eclipse of the Heart! :)

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  2. OH this is soooo COOL!! I love this look! Think you were egyptian goddess in a past life =)

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  3. @sarah, i love that pic. 80's rule!

    @megs, haha yeah..a woman once said I looked like nefertiti when I bought some papyrus art from her. As if...lol

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  4. I was Cleopatra for Halloween one year and totally tried to get the eye thing down but failed (what do you call the thing that you made wings? I mean, does it have a name?) because I think I took the outside the eye line too far out and it looked freaky.

    I would love to see a pic of your makeup stash---I feel bad because I NEVER clean out my makeup drawer and I'm sure I have crap in there from 1996!

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  5. oobs, i dont know if these wings have a name, probably.
    Ill make a blog one of these days about easy applying of wings, there's a lill trick to it. Although I have to say ive had eyeliner 'cateyes' with wings for years, withouth ever using that trick. Still. it IS easier. Ill post step by step pics by then. Promiss.

    Hahaha, I clean it out once in a while, alhough i cant seem to part with some old things LIke nailpolish that still applies good , even though they are over 10 yrs old. lol.Still you should clean it out once in a while because of germs and possible eye infections..

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