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Cleopatra was avant-garde at her time with her headdresses , jewelry and dresses Elizabeth Taylor’s role in 1963 was my inspiration first.
The strong brows and thick eyeliner extending beyond the corners of the eye are characteristic of makeup for women. Cleopatra`s hair and hairdresses was a very important part of her beauty. Cleopatra used her hairstyles in many different ways to enhance her power and fame. The Egyptian queen shaved her head bald just like most women in ancient Egypt. Egyptian women like Cleopatra wore wigs because it helped with cleanliness. Although her hairstyles were wigs, made by slaves many people still tried competing with her. Cleopatra wore her hairstyles not for competition but from tradition. One of her hairstyles that she wore most frequently was the “melon” hairstyle that had her hair braided and pulled back into a bun wound at the end of her neck, leaving a space above the forehead for short curly bands. The last type of hairstyle she wore was her royal Egyptian headdress, complete with a rearing cobra made of metal. This was a custom wig so it was only worn on special occasions. Each hairstyle she wore conveyed a message. Her headdresses and jewelry she uses in her hair has become an influence to many people. One certain headdress she wore had a medal cobra on top of it. The uraeus was associated with a cobra goddess Wadjyt, the sun god Ra and the goddess Hathor, so wearing it signified that the individual had taken on the attributes of a divinity. My piece : Cleopatra`s face are hand painted on fondant and inspired by Elisabeth Taylor role in 1963. Gold wig and crown are made from satinice gumpaste and painted with rolkem super gold. I made egiptian desert sand effect used blended biscuits with brown sugar and sprayed with edible gold.