Elizabeth Taylor Cleopatra Eyes - A Simple Guide.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Elizabeth Taylor Cleopatra Eyes - A Simple Guide.


Departing briefly from the vintage makeup guides based on the decade, here is a simple guide to a classic Hollywood look, made famous by the irreplaceable and iconic Liz Taylor. 

This is a general guide for anyone to do, using their own makeup, except for one important extra:
Alexander McQueen Blue Eyeshadow from MAC. If you can't get it, just try and match it with something of your own.




1. Use a light eye shadow over entire lid, all the way up to brow bone.

2. Apply the McQueen Blue to the outer corner of lids and blend inwards graduating to a lighter shade near  the centre of the lid.

3. Line your lower eyelid with a white pencil

4. Apply liquid liner over your lower lids just under the water line and then smudge with a cotton bud.

5. Apply liquid liner to the upper eyelid, starting on the outer edge. This is the most important part, so don't hurry it.




Now the important bit

6. Add two cleopatra wings from the corner of each eye , stroking the lower wing slightly downwards and beyond the natural end of your brow. Draw the the upper wing upperwards about half a centermetre  shorter than the lower line. Draw a line between the two end points and fill in.

7. Loads of black mascara, and finish with a light touch of gold shadow on the upper lid line.



The rest of the face should be pale, and contour with a golden blush and finish off with nude lipstick, so as to emphasise those eyes.

Finally seek out a Richard Burton lookalike and hit the town.

Now watch Elizabeth applying her own eye makeup.