Of course, there have been countless interpretations through the ages:
I definitely wanted the gilded look, but I was going for something a little more subtle, in fact, I ended up going to work like this and received many compliments.
So, to start, I'm going to apply Urban Decay's Primer Potion in Greed to my upper and lower lids:
Next, I'm going to apply Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Chase (from my 15 Anniversary Palette) to my upper and lower lids:
Then, using black gel/cream eyeliner (I'm using the Wet N Wild brand), I'm going to create a leonine eye shape by winging my upper lash liner and extending my inner corner liner:
With Sephora's Glitter Eyeliner in Gold, I'm going to accent my top lash line:
For extra shimmer, I'm going to highlight my brow arch with Josie Maran Argan Illuminizor:
Then I'm going to curl my eyelashes and apply mascara (Maybelline Full N Soft Waterproof in Black):
To finish, I'm going to add some glittery eyelashes (from Daiso):
For a complete look, I applied ELF Studio Bronzer in Golden to my cheeks and applied Stila Lip Glaze in Vanilla to my lips:
Not bad! I think I nailed Cleopatra without looking too costume-y, although it would have been cool if I had one of those ornate braided wigs with the gold accents!
Anyways, hope y'all enjoyed the tutorial and have a great Saturday! :D