01.10.2020

Enchanting Egyptian Eye Makeup Tutorial

Today, this practice of a long-gone era has had an immense influence on modern makeup trends (fancy a cat-eye, anybody?). So, we’re taking you back in time and back to the basics with our Egyptian eye makeup tutorial. If you’re curious or simply want to learn some classic tricks for doing your eye makeup the Egyptian way, read on!

Egyptian Eye Makeup Tutorial
What You Need
  • Golden base eyeshadow
  • Flat shading brush
  • Black kohl pencil
  • Neutral eyeshadow palette
  • Fluffy brush
  • Highlighter
  • Blue eyeshadow
  • Mascara
  • False eyelashes
Step By Step Tutorial With Pictures
Step 1: Apply Your Base Eyeshadow

Once you’ve primed your lids and the area underneath your eyes, it’s time for your base eyeshadow. Use a metallic muted gold shade like Half Baked by Urban Decay and apply it all over your lid, going a little bit up into the crease. This is best done with the help of a flat shading brush.

Step 2: Shape Out Your Cut-Crease

Using a black kohl pencil, shape out the cut-crease that you want. To do this, draw a light line slightly above your natural crease line. Make sure you flick it out and up towards the end. For the inner corner, drag the line towards the side of your nose.

Step 3: Add Some Brown Shadow

Go over the kohl line with a pencil brush and a soft brown matte eyeshadow. The only thing to do here is to blend, blend, and blend some more.

Step 4: Create A Gradient

Use a black eyeshadow and a pencil brush to blend the first two colors (the kohl and the brown shadow). This step helps you create a gradient and also gets rid of any harsh lines. For a final touch, use a clean fluffy brush to go over this line and make sure it is properly blended.

Step 5: Highlight Your Brow Bone

Use a highlighter like Albatross from NARS and highlight your brow bone. Layer it on until you can see a prominent gold sheen.

Step 6: Jazz It Up With Blue Eyeshadow

Using a blue eyeshadow like Jewel Blue by MAC, apply the product on the outer ‘V’ of your eye. Blend it out well.

Step 7: Doing The Wing

Use your favorite liquid eyeliner to draw a thin wing that’s slightly elongated towards the outer corner. Make sure you extend the liner towards your inner tear duct to achieve a more Cleopatra-like effect. With a pencil liner, tightline your upper lash line.

Step 8: Add Some Mascara And Falsies

To enhance your lashes, add some mascara and a pair of luscious falsies.

Here’s the final look!

The focal point of the ancient Egyptians’ appearance was their eyes (no, they weren’t being extra). Now that you have a fair idea of how to achieve this vivid and unique eye makeup look, here are a few tips that will come in handy for you.

Tips And Tricks: Nailing The Egyptian Eye Makeup Look

If you’re taking time out to recreate this look, make sure you also focus on your base makeup, hair, and jewelry, so you look nothing less than a regal beauty from medieval Egypt!

Ladies, that was our take on nailing the Egyptian eye makeup look. It is gorgeous, easy, and not over the top. Don’t be afraid to experiment with unique makeup looks because the process itself is so much fun. Are you excited to give this a shot? Let us know in the comments section below.

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