7 Egyptian Makeup Looks To Tap Into Your Inner Cleopatra

Egyptian makeup look

When you think of Egyptian makeup, the first thing that comes to mind is Cleopatra and her love for those dramatic eyes. Afterall, that’s probably where the entire ‘cat eyeliner’ trend stems from, right? Cleopatra’s love for kajal or kohl, paired with hints of blue and gold are synonymous with Egyptian culture. Reflective, even today, the eyeliner is iconic across the globe, leaving us with several different renditions of it—it is even referred to as the Egyptian eyeliner. While the looks may seem dramatic, in all honesty, some of them can definitely be downplayed a little. However, if you are one to dive into drama, then you're going to love each and every one of what we’ve curated for you. Scroll down to see the best Egyptian makeup looks you can give a whirl. Pssst: they are perfect for those fancy nights out! 


Egyptian Makeup Looks


When you think of Egyptian makeup, you think Cleopatra don’t you? Well, these looks aren’t far off. Inspired by the diva itself, these Egyptian makeup looks will definitely turn heads. 


  1. The Double Fox Eye

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This Egyptian eye makeup look takes the concept of the fox eye trend and doubles it. Creating a double point on the inner corners of your eye, this one is paired with a shimmering gold eyeshadow for that added drama.


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It’s bling central with this loose glitter powder. A subtle gold shade that is edgy and classy at the same time, this product instantly adds that shimmer to your entire look. The LIT Lip & Eye Sparkle can be used as an eyeshadow, a lip topper, as well as a nail polish topper.


A long-wearing eyeliner with a semi-matte finish, this one is as intense as it can get. The kajal pencil is smudge-proof and waterproof, and is enriched with natural antioxidants that allow for comfortable wear, all day long. 


  1. The Cut-Crease


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The cut-crease eye makeup look might have been trending a year and a half ago, but that doesn’t stop it from being a hot one right now. Give it an Egyptian makeup spin by pairing it with an extreme wing and some false lashes. You can amp up the look with a gorgeous blush and glossy lipstick too.


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Manish Malhotra 9 in 1 Eyeshadow Palette in Enchante


A gorgeous 9 colour eyeshadow palette that comes in an eclectic mix of mattes, metallics, and iridescent hues. The colours have an excellent and immediate colour payoff, that swipes on in just a single stroke. The powders blend beautifully and create the most perfect smokey eyes. Wear a single hue or pair them all together, this palette is the ultimate go-to for all your eye makeup needs.



Manish Malhotra Precision Liquid Felt Tip Eyeliner in Black Diamond


A tapered felt tip eyeliner that allows for fluid and precise application, this product leaves you with a pigment that’s really intense. The formula is water-resistant and non-transferable, and therefore makes for a great everyday go-to that lasts for up to 24 hours.


3. The Smokey Wing


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If you want something subtle yet oh-so pretty, then this Egyptian makeup look is made for you. The simplicity of the brown smokey eye, paired with hints of gold, this look wears well both during the day and in the night. Don’t forget to use primer for that perfectly seamless matte base.


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A combination of 6 matte and 6 shimmer shadows, this eyeshadow palette has an interesting mix of bold and classic colours. Enriched with vitamin E, the shades are highly pigmented and oh-so-long lasting.



MyGlamm Stay Defined Liquid Eyeliner Brow Powder in Nutmeg & Espresso


This 2 in 1 eyeliner and brow powder adds definition and depth, in just one go. The liquid eyeliner has an easy-to-use precision tip leaving you with an excellent colour pay-off. The brow powder has a smooth finish that’s easy to blent and lasts up to 8 hours.




4. The Colourblocked Wing


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Pair two liners together with an eclectic Egyptian makeup look. Keep the foundation matte with this one and complement it with a glossy lipstick.


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MyGlamm LIT Glossy Liquid Eyeliner in Blue Birthday


A gorgeous blue shade that has a glossy finish, the formula lasts up to 24 hours. It is waterproof and smudge-proof, and is ultra pigmented with a beautiful colour payoff. The lightweight formula gives you comfortable wear too!



Manish Malhotra 24H Kajal Eyeliner in Smokey Diamond



A multi-use makeup stick, this kajal eyeliner doubles up as a smokey eyeshadow too. The creamy texture applies smoothly and leaves you with a matte finish. It is long-wearing and lightweight, and the fine tip allows for precise application too. Wear it as a liner or smoke it out, whatever you choose, this eyeliner won’t leave your side.


5. The Cleopatra


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If you are looking for the perfect Egyptian makeup that reeks of Cleopatra, then this look is your go-to. A little dramatic, the eye makeup is what sets this look apart. Just remember to keep the face makeup basic, as you want your eyes to do the talking.


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MyGlamm LIT Matte Eyeliner Pencil in Prom Night



A metallic blue eyeliner, this one will help create those vibrant eye makeup looks. Formulated with vegetable wax, the matte finish has a rich colour-payoff that is water-resistant too. It has a waxy smooth texture for creamy application. 


MyGlamm LIT Creamy Matte Lipstick in Mai Tai

A deep rose pink that has a demi-matte finish and a creamy smooth texture. It is long-lasting and easy to apply. Enriched with mineral and plant waxes and special silica micro-beads, the colour applies in one swipe and leaves your pout comfortable all day long.


6. The Half Eye


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Amp up your Egyptian eye makeup look with this silver wing. Add a little mascara to give your eyes that pop.


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Manish Malhotra Glitter Eyeliner in Rose Dust

A pretty silver-pink eyeliner that comes with a metallic finish, this one lasts up to 17 hours, and has a gel-like texture that applies like an eyeliner. It has a rich pigment that is smudge-proof, transfer-proof, and waterproof, and blends really well just before it sets. You can wear it on your waterline and smudge away for that smokey effect too.



MyGlamm Twist It Mascara


Meet the Twist It Mascara––it features a cool and innovative dual-action wand that does both, volumises and curls your eyelashes. The mascara comes with a smooth intense black hue that is water-resistant, smudge-proof, and transfer-resistant.


7. The Overdramatic Cleopatra


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This Egyptian eye makeup look is the perfect go-to for those fancy dress parties. It’s creative and fun, and adds a whimsical Cleopatra touch to your entire ensemble. Gold and blue make for the perfect combination, and this look is proof.


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Manish Malhotra 9 in 1 Eyeshadow Palette in Soire


Looking for neutrals? Then this mix of mattes, metallics, and iridescent hues in shades of brown and gold will definitely tickle your fancy. All the shades come together so that you can create a multitude of eye makeup looks. The powders have an excellent colour payoff, are super creamy and easily blendable.


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MyGlamm LIT Glossy Liquid Eyeliner in Black Party


An ultra-pigmented eyeliner with a glossy finish, the formula of this one offers up to 24 hours waterproof and smudge-proof wear. It has a precise application all thanks to its unique flexi-tip brush.



Egyptian makeup is a little out there, however the more dramatic it is, the prettier it gets. Eye makeup tends to play a huge role in defining the look—so think wings and hues of blue and gold to amp up that Cleopatra-esque vibe.


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