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10/30/12

LOTD ~ Modern Cleopatra

[Letter body taken from TV series 'ROME'. Antony was so devastated, he killed himself after reading it. Truth was, Cleopatra was lying in the letter.]

Some believe that Cleopatra was the original Samantha Jones (Sex And The City). A while back, I took a Facebook quiz- 'Which Shakespearean woman/character are you?' - and I got Cleopatra (hoped for Juliet or Portia, dreaded the Lady Macbeth). That's how I know that. My old favorite tv series 'Rome' portrayed her as an insatiable pharaoh. She had short cropped hair & was addicted to opium. So, I guess the Facebook quiz was right. I'm kidding! My guilty pleasures are way too..... modern.
I guess you know what she used to kill herself? Ya, we won't go there *shudders*
Products Used:
Face ~ Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation, Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Concealer under my eyes etc, MAC Chromagraphic Pencil to conceal blemishes, The Body Shop Loose Powder (not shown)
Cheeks ~ Benefit Coralista Blush. Benefit Hoola under cheekbones, chin, forehead. Used my favorite brush Inglot 24SS brush- big side for blush, small side to contour.
Eyes ~ Eyeshadows done with fingers, no brushes. Tutorial & products posted here
Butterfly Earrings ~ Forever 21. Shown here
Headpiece ~ Accessorize Heart Pendant (Rs.150). Shown here. Because I like to wear all my necklaces on my head =D 
Lips ~ Chambor Powder Matte Lipstick in Orange Flambe. You must check this out if you're into orange & very matte lippies. But it does crack & becomes flaky when it wears off, so you need to clean it all up before re-applying. However, it does not dry out my lips. I love this orange, because it's not in-your-face or neon-ish.
Hope you'll try out this look. Hey, maybe on Diwali! Btw, I had another Modern Cleopatra look in mind, but this just sort of happened. Perhaps I'll do the other version another time. 

"If it be love indeed, tell me how much." ~ Cleopatra.

♥ Cynthia Z *.*   

47 comments:

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    1. I'm loving it too Preetha :)

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  2. Have seen a lot of people trying to copy u ... but u r simply the best ..keep going ! THUMBS UP

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    1. Haha...good copycat radar u got there! That's very sweet of you to say...thank you! :)

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    1. Don't know what you're saying exactly, but thanks Preethi :D

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  4. Wowww.... Love d eye makeup.. :)

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    1. Hope you'll try it on yourself Aarthi :)

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  5. Looking lovely...as usual. Love your interpretation of Modern Cleopatra :)

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    1. Thanks Dollie...glad u liked :)

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  6. so pretty! i love your eye make up :D

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  7. I have this lipstick and I wear it like everyday. Its gorgeous. *.* I also wear the same foundation after you reviewed it, this does NOT break me out at all, one of the best and most affordable thing ever. You did a great look. Keep coming the LOTD coming more often. :)

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    1. Thanks Bhawna! Lippie must look fab on u....n so happy the foundation suits u! :)

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  8. wow the last pic s striking...
    d eyemakeup and lips are so perfect and beautiful...
    loved it CZ!

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    1. Thanks Sunaa! U always say the nicest things :)

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  9. hello
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  10. You look lovely here. The makeup is beautiful and I love the lipstick color :3

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  11. Um, I don't know how to break this to you, but Antony died before Cleopatra.

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    1. I know that :)... she was lying in this letter. I guess I should have explained it a little bit more.

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  12. You look gorgeous Cynthia <3 Love the lipstick shade, will get this!!!

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    1. Thanks Rakhshanda...It'll look gorg on u!

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  13. you look so pretty cynthia! Love the necklace/headgear.

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  14. Cynthia this is just so beautiful. The photos look like the ones in the magazines!

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    1. Wow u really think so?! Thanks Nivedita! :)

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  15. Great post. Very informative an fun.You are so creative! Amazing!!

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  16. Beautiful!!
    Love the eyes and great accessorising too...xxx...

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  17. Awesome look...Awesome pics...n soooper awesome post....enjoyed evry bit of the post Cynthia :)

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    1. Soooper happy to hear that Ruby! Thanks :)

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  18. very cool take on it, love the post and the eyes

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  19. You look so pretty CZ. :) Every time u do a look i feel this has to be ur best but then u out do urself with each next post! Loved the eye makeup so much!!!And yeah i love ur neck pieces on ur head more. ;)

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    1. Awwwww thanks Jyoti! That's means a lot to me :)

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  20. Beautiful Cynthia! The lip color looks amazing on you and I love the eye make up.
    This version of a modern day Cleopatra gets a thumbs up from me.

    Much love
    www.priyaadivarekar.com

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  21. Hi! I've been a silent reader since the past month but delurking now, because I HAVE to say this- you are just SO BEAUTIFUL! And I adore the looks you come up with. Keep up the good work!

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    1. Hi Rashi! Thank you for that...and for your 1st comment! :)

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  22. You are the best in re-creating any look CZ...... You rock babe....

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    1. THANK YOU Rachana..u rock for saying that :)

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  23. Amazing you look! n m so obsessed with everything roman and egyptian, cleopatra's look is so perfect for me to try out and humor myself with!!:D n yeah a viper dissed her n her last words being, "take me to isis" :P (saw it on some old hallmark channel ages ago with billy zane as marc anthony lol) had you been cleo, their story would've had a happy ending coz marc would've never let you outta his sight! :D

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    1. Awww...that's such a cute thought, I couldn't stop grinning! :D LOL you know everything! I must watch that movie now :)

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  24. you are at your stunning best in this look CZ !! keep them comming ! <3

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  25. Gorgeous! :)

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  26. You look amazing, the whole look together is just wow. I love the sultry eye paired with the bright pop, I really find the touches of ear rings, your diy head piece just make the look! ^^

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