This year, the Queen of the Nile is getting a modern twist for Halloween! Perhaps due to her glamorous tastes and divine ties to the goddess Isis, Cleopatra always proves to be a popular costume choice every year. To complement any Cleo-inspired ensemble, only the most dramatic liner and luxurious gold accents will do, so we put together a handy GIF guide to perfecting her look, just in time for Halloween. Don't let the intricate liner intimidate you---even a beginner can master the method by working with precise applicators, and breaking down the motions into a few easy steps. Ready to channel your inner Cleo? Check out our step-by-step guide to creating the look below!
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