Egyptians are hot. Who knew?
Katy Perry obviously did, she’s channelling a seriously hot Egyptian look in the music video for her song, ‘Dark Horse.’ It’s not the most obvious choice for a sexy look, but don’t lie, after watching that music video were all looking at ancient Egypt in a very different way.
If you’re looking for an article on sphinxes, mummies, bandages and Pharaohs you should stop reading now. Seriously, there’s nothing for you here… except disappointment… and perhaps outrage. I’m going to be side-stepping all the amazing historical aspects of ancient Egypt and instead focussing on the equally amazing make-up and styling of Katy Perry. Can you tell I have a girl crush on her? Is it really that obvious?
So if you want to know how to get Katy’s sexy Egyptian look… Yes, I did actually just type that sentence. It’s a surreal moment…
If you want to know how to achieve the look then read on!
It’s all in the eyes. Katy uses an amazing, vibrant blue shadow over the lids of her eyes. Mac does a great colour called ‘Electric Eel’ which would be perfect to replicate the look. Available online, the eye shadow is best applied with a thick brush, perfect for this intense, bold look.
For creating those winged Egyptian eyes and intricate detailing under the eye that Katy can be seen to sport in the music video, a thin eye liner is best. Maybelline’s Master Precise Eyeliner is spot on.
Its felt-tip-like style makes application easy, a must when creating Katy’s intricate swirls.
The intense black colour is perfect for recreating the bold, fluid lines we see in the music video.
Accessorise like an Egyptian! Ballsy gold accessories are key to completing this look. Head to Asos where they stock a Wraparound Snake Metal Arm Cuff in a tarnished gold colour which would go great with this look! New Look also has lots of basic gold bangles available online, stack ‘em up and pile ‘em high! They’ll finish off this look perfectly. No Cleopatra would be complete without her embellished dress. Katy goes for a simple white shift dress with gold embellishments; find similar styles online at Miss Selfridges and Lipsy.
But Cleopatra wouldn’t be complete without her embellished dress. Katy goes for a simple white shift dress with gold embellishments; find similar styles online at Miss Selfridges and Lipsy.
You are now ready to go to the ball. Or should I say Red Sea boat party?
Blogger: Sinead Cranna