You’ve run out of ideas and time for Halloween costume ideas? No worries! Check out our Beauty Insider’s How-to for a great Cleopatra look and Jean Harlow Look!
Cleopatra, The Egyptian Beauty
Eyeshadow. After priming lids apply a turquoise shade of your choice to the lid and blend up to the brow bone.
Note: Powder eyeshadow is a subtle approach to this look. A creme/paint will show more intensity and authenticity to the color and look.
Use gold shadow to highlight under your brow and on the bottom lash-line (after eyeliner is applied) to tie the look together.
Eye Liner. Use a Gel Liner. Gel liners work best for this type of look because you have better control of where the product is going.
Rim the upper and lower eye with a black kohl liner. Waterline included.
Extend liner from underneath your eye. Use the end of your brow as a guideline and don’t extend past it. Add a triangle shaped design at the end.
Foundation. Use a matte base and set with a loose powder.
Apply a matte orange tone blush to cheekbones.
The original Blonde bombshell
Step 1 – Brow Blocking
The thirties were all about a very high, narrow and arched brow. To achieve this look you must block your brows and draw a thin line above your natural brow.
There are various ways to achieve this look. The easier way is actually done with a glue stick.
Brush brows with a spoolie brush downwards, apply the glue stick and then brush upwards to insure they are saturated.
Proceed to flatten them as flat as possible with a metal spatula lightly pressing into your skin in an upwards motion.
Set with a translucent powder and begin concealing with a yellow based corrector to neutralize the darkness of your brows.
Step 2 – Eyes
Apply a white shadow to the lid and define the eye with a neutral shade in a medium brown or grey to the crease and blend.
Step 3 – Lashes
Choose falsies on top such as (ardell 105, see below) add lashes to the lower lash line to create that (ardell 112, see below).
Step 4 – Skin
Go a tad lighter with a foundation to give your skin that milky complexion. Remember to go over the brows carefully to blend it all in. Finish with a loose powder and slightly contour the cheeks with a flesh toned color.
Step 5 – Adding The Brow
Use a cake liner with a thin tipped eyeliner brush. If you’re not too steady with your hands a brow pencil will also do the trick.
Create a rounded brow above your natural brows. Extend outwards a little further then where your natural brow would end.
Step 6 – Lips
This look wouldn’t be complete without Jean’s signature red lip. Add a touch of white eyeshadow to the cupids bow to emphasize the lip shape. Fill in lips with a clear liner to avoid the color bleeding outside the lip line. Fill in with a true red such as NARS red lizard.
Step 7 – Hair
Finish off the look by creating a deep side part and faux bob with loose finger waves. A short platinum blonde wavy wig will also do the trick!
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