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DIY Katy Perry's makeup from 'Dark Horse' for Halloween

Ivy Boyd is a beauty blogger and a makeup artist who has previously worked for Sephora and as a graphic designer. She studied art in college and brings that approach to her makeup artistry and YouTube tutorials. Ivy loves everything from...

Katy Perry's Cleopatra makeup from 'Dark Horse' music video is Halloween gold

Katy Perry's "Dark Horse" video is jam-freaking-packed with awesome. I mean, she eats Flamin' Hot Cheetos, there's an appearance by the adorable dog Boo, she has a grill made of diamonds and Juicy J emerges from a sarcophagus. Of course what I found most badass was the makeup. Katy rocks three different Egypt-meets-pop looks but it was her regal purple and gold Cleopatra pop princess one I wanted to create. You can too, so just follow along!

Katy Perry's Cleopatra makeup from 'Dark Horse' music video is Halloween gold

How to create Katy Perry's Cleopatra eye makeup

Katy Perry's Cleopatra makeup from 'Dark Horse' music video is Halloween gold

Directions:

1. Apply a bright gold cream shadow from the inside corner of the eye to the center. I am using Maybelline Color Tattoo Cream Shadow in Gold Rush. You can use a synthetic brush or your fingertips.

Katy Perry's Cleopatra makeup from 'Dark Horse' music video is Halloween gold

Katy Perry's Cleopatra makeup from 'Dark Horse' music video is Halloween gold

2. Next, use a flat brush to sketch an elongated cat eye shape with a purple cream shadow like Maybelline Color Tattoo Cream Shadow in Painted Purple, extending it beyond your eye.

Katy Perry's Cleopatra makeup from 'Dark Horse' music video is Halloween gold


3. Using your fingertip, pat purple cream shadow on to fill in the area you sketched out.

Katy Perry's Cleopatra makeup from 'Dark Horse' music video is Halloween gold


4. Now, take a clear glitter adhesive like Sally Girl Glitter Adhesive, and pat a thin layer on the gold section.

Katy Perry's Cleopatra makeup from 'Dark Horse' music video is Halloween gold


5. Immediately dip finger into loose gold glitter, pressing all over the area where you placed gold shadow.

Katy Perry's Cleopatra makeup from 'Dark Horse' music video is Halloween gold


6. Repeat the same process with purple glitter.

Katy Perry's Cleopatra makeup from 'Dark Horse' music video is Halloween gold


7. Now it's time to Cleopatra-it-up with liner. Using a deep black liquid liner, we are going to begin by drawing our outside wing, creating a diagonal line from the corner of the eye, extending toward the end of the brow. A liner with a fine brush tip like I'm using takes a little more control, so stick with a felt tip style if you're unsteady. I used Wet n Wild Mega Liner Liquid Eyeliner.

Katy Perry's Cleopatra makeup from 'Dark Horse' music video is Halloween gold

8. Create a thin-to-thick line from the inside corner of your eye, keeping it just above your natural crease. Connect to your first line. Thicken as needed.

Katy Perry's Cleopatra makeup from 'Dark Horse' music video is Halloween gold

9. Line below your lower lash line with the same liquid liner. On your right eye, you can create the peak at the center and backwards-J shape at the corner. This mimics the eye of Horus, the Egyptian sun god.

Katy Perry's Cleopatra makeup from 'Dark Horse' music video is Halloween gold

10. On the left eye, you can simply line below, flaring the line out at the outer corner and inner.

Katy Perry's Cleopatra makeup from 'Dark Horse' music video is Halloween gold

Katy Perry's Cleopatra makeup from 'Dark Horse' music video is Halloween gold

11. Apply mascara to bottom and top lashes. For Halloween looks, I actually like to use mascara I don't love, instead of wasting my good stuff!

Katy Perry's Cleopatra makeup from 'Dark Horse' music video is Halloween gold

Katy Perry's Cleopatra makeup from 'Dark Horse' music video is Halloween gold

12. Now apply a strip of false lashes. Mine are Ardell Glamour Wispies.

Katy Perry's Cleopatra makeup from 'Dark Horse' music video is Halloween gold

13. Apply a deep magenta lip color like Buxom's Full-Bodied Lipstick Swinger. A great drugstore dupe would be Maybelline ColorSensational Vivids in Brazen Berry or Wet n Wild MegaLast Lip Color in Sugar Plum Fairy.

Katy Perry's Cleopatra makeup from 'Dark Horse' music video is Halloween gold

14. Top lip color with a berry gloss like L'Oreal Colour Riche Caresse Wet Shine Stain in Stubborn Plum.

Katy Perry's Cleopatra makeup from 'Dark Horse' music video is Halloween gold

15. Accessorize the look with all the gold jewelry you own. You can create a headpiece like I did with a necklace. A straight jet-black wig with bangs will complete your look!

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Katy Perry's Cleopatra makeup from 'Dark Horse' music video is Halloween gold
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