Makeup Look: I’m Not Really an Egyptian

(Apparently legally required disclaimer: None of the products mentioned in this post were provided to me by any company for review purposes, and there are no affiliate links. One product was acquired through a giveaway, and the rest were either purchased with my own money, were samples included with other purchases, or were gifts from fellow non-company human beings.)

As you probably don’t know, I started taking cosmetology classes this semester. In the first class (which just ended), students formed groups, and we had to do a presentation about an assigned era’s cosmetology as well as fashion and such. Our group got Ancient Egypt, which is pretty lucky because…what hasn’t been said about Egypt? Our presentation was due Monday last week, so for the occasion, I woke up early to put on some themed (but not historically accurate, because that would be too easy) makeup. Because of something about my luck, our teacher was out sick and the presentations postponed. We finally presented it this Monday with some further, technical difficulties, but I didn’t want to do the makeup all over again, or really any at all.  Here are the terrible phone pictures I was able to get! Click to enlarge them.

And now here’s a list of the products used, with links to where you can buy or learn about them (if they’re currently available):

Cerave Moisturizing Cream
Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
Lancôme Teint Miracle in Ivoire 1N (applied with this sponge)
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Crème Colour Concentrate in John Doe
Lancôme Translucence in 100 Ivoire
MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Superb
Benefit Box o’ Powder in Dallas
Sleek blush in Flushed and Aruba and Make Up For Ever Powder Blush in 99 (together, to get the red ochre/sunburnt color I was looking for)
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Incandescent and Radiant Light (it’s back!)

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Anti-aging and Eden
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil in Perversion
Inglot eyeshadow in 352
Sugarpill eyeshadow in Bulletproof and Velocity
Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow in Girls Night Out over Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy
Sleek eyeshadow in Fern
MAC Eye Brows in Fling and Eye Shadow in Omega
Maybelline Great Lash in I See Blue and Teal Appeal over NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk (because I don’t have a white lash primer!)

Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm in Original
e.l.f. Studio Lip Lock Pencil
MAC Lipstick in Nude
NYX Round Lipstick in B52 and Fortune Cookie
Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in Hoola (I just want to rant for a second that Hoola is a matte bronzer but a shimmery gloss, and Dallas is a shimmery bronzer but a creamy gloss, and this pisses me off for some reason. WTF Benefit?)

This makeup was pretty intimidating to wear. It’s very obviously not appropriate for daytime, and probably not nighttime either. It’s dramatic and bold, and I usually wear no makeup outside the house, so while walking and taking the bus to class I had to constantly remind myself to wear it and not let it wear me…and not look at anyone, lest I notice they were staring at me–except for one child, who I wiggled my eyebrows at. (As if saying, “I know, I’m weird. Cool, right?” Kids seem to like that.) I can only imagine what strange looks I’m going to have to invent for my coming classes…


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4 Responses to Makeup Look: I’m Not Really an Egyptian

  1. I love the lip color!

  2. catluuver says:

    Very artistic look. I love wearing up with unconventional looks…Is John Doe what you used to contour? May I ask what skintone you have, especially in MAC speak if you know it. Thank you.

    • Helena says:

      “Unconventional” is my bread and butter! 🙂 Yes, John Doe is the best contour product I’ve used so far. Blendable texture and a believable color. In MAC, I’d guess I’m around NC10–pretty pale with some yellow tones. (I have to guess because my only MAC foundation is Face and Body in N1, which is too dark!).

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