10 Ways To Make Yourself Look Egyptian With Makeup

If an Egyptian Queen is on your list of top Halloween costume ideas, you are going to need serious makeup tips to have the look of a true Egyptian woman. In the real Egyptian culture, women used gold dust to decorate their sun-kissed faces. They were powerful and had a sense of significant beauty found in shimmering golds and creamy whites. Egyptian makeup will take careful attention, so be sure you have plenty of time to apply the makeup before leaving. Follow these simple ideas to create a beautiful Egyptian look, and complete the look with a headdress and a few bangles.

The 10 Beauty Tricks to Egyptian Style

1. Cover your face in foundation with added touches of concealer. Make sure the foundation is completely smooth over your face. An Egyptian woman would have a soft, flawless complexion. This foundation will also cover the eyes and serve as an adhesive base to ensure the eye makeup does not smear throughout the day.

2. Next, your entire eyelid should be covered in a creamy golden eyeshadow. A thick, glistening layer of gold color should go from the top of the lashes to the base of the eyebrow. The layer will reach from one end of the eyebrow to the other. This layer can be achieved with a good cosmetic brush.

3. To make the eyeshadow look truly Egyptian, the golden eyeshadow should extend slightly past the end of the eye toward the bridge of your nose. This will later be set off by dark eyeliner to create a line between the gold color and your skin.

4. Apply a smooth brown eyeshadow over the outer corner of the eye and a light creamy tan eyeshadow over the inner corner of the eye. These colors add reflective beauty to the eye and keep the gold from overpowering the rest of the face.

5. Use eyeliner to define the top eyelid with a thick black line. This line will provide a boundary between the eyeshadow and the eye.

6. Using the same eyeliner, define the bottom lid with the same dark line. Start at the inner corner of the eye and make a heavy, even line toward the outer corner of the eye.

7. For a serious Egyptian look, extend the top eyeliner to reach barely past the gold at the bridge of the nose. Extend the bottom eyeliner around the outer edge of the gold eyeshadow until it meets with the end of the eyebrow. This completely surrounds the gold to create a sharp, polished look around the eyes.

8. Apply two coats of rich black mascara. Using the cosmetic comb, continue brushing eyelashes until all clumps have been removed and the lashes are full.

9. Apply a gentle red blush over the apples of the cheeks. Make the color noticeable enough to give your face a rosy colored glow that gives the cheek bones a heightened look.

10. Using a shimmery red lipstick, coat the lips in one complete shade of red. Make them look dewy by dabbing a small amount of water over the lipstick. This is the final touch, making your face the countenance of a true Egyptian woman.

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The best way to ensure the makeup looks professional is to apply every individual step carefully, keeping the lines straight and applying the colors in solid layers. With this look, you can enjoy the glow of a royal Egyptian at any festive event.

Article written by Alyssa Jacobs of SimplyNonToxicCosmetics.com. In her spare time she likes to share her makeup secrets, one of them being how to turn yourself into an Egyptian!

Comments

  1. sirwilly says:

    I have viewed before in one epic movie “Cleopatra” performed by renown celebrity Elizabeth Taylor. I noticed by the way her make artist really transformed her to become a true to life Egyptian Queen. I just could imagine the artist imagination to cover her face in foundation with added touches of concealer. To make the eyeshadow look truly Egyptian, the golden eyeshadow should extend slightly past the end of the eye toward the bridge of your nose. Application of rich black mascara to eyelids. A red blush over the apples of the cheeks that gives the cheek bones a heightened look. And using a shimmery red lipstick, coat the lips making her face the countenance of a true Egyptian woman.

  2. I once played Cleopatra in a school show and except for the costume, I didn’t resemble an Egyptian at all. Now it’s my niece’s turn to do it and my sister didn’t have a budget for a makeup artist. Thank goodness for these tips. These will be very helpful. I like the fact that it’s very detailed including what type of make up to use. Will serve well for those non-pros.

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