When I did some modelling at New Year (pictures 1, 2, 3, 4), I wore makeup from a brand called Eye of Horus. I also took away some of the makeup for myself which I've been playing around with for a while, and I have finally got around to snapping some pictures to share with you.
Eye of Horus is a line of eye makeup based on Ancient Egyptian formulas, so it has some serious "vintage" credentials. I have all four of the eyeshadow palettes and a liquid liner pen. The packaging is quit shiny so it was difficult to get good pictures with my very limited photography skill, so please also check out the photographs on the website to get the best idea.
The four palettes are called Maat Dark Temptress, Isis Sun Goddess, Sheba Mystical Goddess, and Sekhmet Smokey Goddess. The eyeshadows are baked and can be used wet or dry for different finishes. I found the shadows quite soft and easy to apply and blend, but with some fallout occurring when using the darker colours.
The liquid liner pen is a dark opaque black with a felt pen style tip. This makes the eyeliner very easy to apply even for those of us who are less skilled. The liner is also waterproof and smudgeproof so it ticks all of the boxes.
Rather than just showing you my poor product photography skills, I thought I'd use the eyeshadow palettes to create some different looks so you can see more or less how the products look in action. I will say that somewhat washed out some of the colours leaving them looking less pigmented than they are in real life. However, I think I managed to give an idea of the variety of colours across the four different palettes.
First, here is the Sekhmet palette which contains three smokey colours called Elixir Sands, Silver Eclipse, and Raven Onyx.
The middle shade is more silvery than it appears in the above photo, but I wouldn't really call it a true silver as it has almost a warmer undertone to it.
Here is what the colours look like when applied to the eyes:
Next up, here is the Maat palette, which I have used to create a much more natural look. The three colours are called Armarna, Ankh Odyssey, and Dark Dynasty.
And here is what the makeup looks like on my face:
Third, we have the Isis palette which contains the colours Enigma Mist, Chalice Bronze, and Sacred Husk.
And here is it in action. I personally don't find the warmer gold shades particularly flattering on my own skin tone but I imagine they'd look amazing on darker skin tones. I also would say that the darkest shade which I've applied here to the outer corner of my eye appears darker in real life than in the photos.
Lastly we have the Sheba palette which contains the colours Artifact, Enchantress, and Royal Abyss. This is arguably the most dramatic of the four palettes with the addition of the deep purple colour (Royal Abyss), although the Sekhmet and Isis palettes could also be quite dramatic depending on how the colours are applied
And here it is on my face. This one photographed quite nicely but ultimately ended up looking a lot lighter on camera than in real life. This would probably be a look that I'd save for evenings, but it could easily be toned down for daytime wear but omitting the dark purple or using it as a liner rather than on the lids.
So there we have it! I hope the pictures give you at least some idea of how the four different palettes look. See you all soon ...x
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