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Katy Perry Transforms Into Cleopatra For 'Dark Horse' Video (PHOTO)


Always one for putting on the theatrics, Katy Perry transformed into Cleopatra for her "Dark Horse" music video. Wearing a jet black wig adorned with an elaborate headdress, a colorful cutout dress and an outrageous jeweled grill, the 29-year-old pop star joins a long list of celebs who've channeled Egypt's historical queen.

But what really completed her regal transformation is the intricate makeup. Katy's go-to makeup artist, Jake Bailey, is the mastermind behind this modern interpretation of Cleopatra (aka Katy Patra).

"The central element to this look is definitely the intricate liner," explained Bailey in a release. "This eye makeup is based on the 'Egyptian Eye,' also known as the 'Eye of Horus,' which is an ancient Egyptian symbol of protection, royal power and good health." Seems like somebody did some extensive research ...

Keep reading to find out the exact products used to create Katy's Cleopatra-inspired makeup look.

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For the eyes: Use CoverGirl Bombshell Intensity Liner in Pitch Black Passion to draw the design around your eyes. Add some sparkle to the center of your eyelids with Bombshell Shine Shadow in Gold Goddess and to the outer corners with Ooh La Lilac. Finish with generous coats of Bombshell Volume Mascara.

For the face: Bailey recommends buffing a thin layer of foundation all over your skin and neck with a flat-tipped Kabuki brush. Mix a bit of Shine Shadow in Golden Goddess with an apricot cream blush and apply to the cheeks for added warmth.

For the lips: Swipe on CoverGirl LipPerfection in Euphoria (a bold blackberry shade).

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