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Egyptian style make-up look inspired by Katy Perry’s Dark Horse music video

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I don’t know about you, but I rrrrreally like Katy Perry’s new single Dark Horse. And I also love love love the music video for it. A modern hip version of Ancient Egypt? Cool! So cool even that I decided to use the theme of the video for a make-up look. The dominant colors in today’s look are blue and gold, just like in the music video, and I tried to give the whole look a bit of an Egyptian touch while still keeping it very wearable. Are you ready for it?

Make-up look Egyptian style make-up look inspired by Katy Perry’s Dark Horse music video (3)

Make-up look Egyptian style make-up look inspired by Katy Perry’s Dark Horse music video (1)

Make-up look Egyptian style make-up look inspired by Katy Perry’s Dark Horse music video (2)


– Smashbox Limitless Waterproof Eyeliner in Onyx (product picture)
– Smashbox Jet Set Waterproof Eyeliner in Deep Black (review)
– Smashbox Wonder Vision Eye Set (Gold from the Sparks palette) (look)
– MAC Deep Truth eyeshadow (look)
– Covergirl Flamed Out Mascara (review)


– Revlon ColorStay Foundation in Medium Beige
– Dr. Hauschka Matte & Shimmer Blush Trio (review)


Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Honey (product picture)

Do you like the look? What do you think of the song Dark Horse?

P.S.: You can check out Katy Perry’s Dark Horse video here!


  1. Haha, the girl next to me in the train is listening to that song. Funny coincidence.

    But anyway, i think your interpretation of the makeup is very wearable and i like it a lot. And it suits you very nicely.
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  2. Wauw, wat een prachtige kleuren heb je gebruikt. Echt een hele mooie oog look heb je gemaakt. Echt zo pretty!
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  3. Great interpretation of the look:) You do such kick-ass smokey-eye looks.
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  4. Mooi gedaan! Zou zo de signature look van Cleopatra kunnen zijn :)
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  5. Hele mooie oog-look! De kleuren zijn echt prachtig.
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  6. Love iiiiiit! Blue and gold is a gorgeous classic. :-)
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  7. Oh my, I love this song! I actually wanted to make a blogpost about it last week :) Great eyelook!
    Love, Annelies
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  8. Prachtige look en ook heel goed draagbaar! Heel mooi met dat blauwe lijntje onder je ogen. Staat super mooi. Geweldig nummer is Dark Horse. Ik zou de clip eens moeten bekijken want die is aan de foto te zien vast ook impressive!
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  9. Wat een mooie look heb je gemaakt!

  10. Your eyeshadow skills are fantastic!

  11. Heel erg mooie look!

  12. j’aime beaucoup ton inspiration, je voulais me faire un make up dans ces tons là mais je ne sais pas trop quoi porter avec alors je vais chercher un peu
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  13. I love the look you did. Very sultry.
    I’m impressed by the pencil. Your waterline is so black!
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  14. Dit is echt een hele mooie en zeker ook perfecte look zeg, i like it <3
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  15. jeetje, echt een mooie look, als ik dat probeer zie ik eruit als panda (standaard) toch mooi de kunt van het opmaken zo te beheersen.

  16. Heel mooi en heel draagbaar :D I am loving it! Dat blauw net onder je ogen is heel verassend en fris. I love it all!
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  17. Gave look zeg! Ik hem heel geslaagd! Leuk ook dat je je door het Egyptische tintje in de clip van Dark Horse hebt laten inspireren :)
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  18. Hey Melissa, what a GREAT look! Heavier eye looks always make so much sense on you! Amaaaazing :)
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  19. Mooie kleuren heb je gebruikt en ze passen ook heel goed bij elkaar. Mooie look!
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  20. I love the look on you! Nice that it doesn’t take a million products to do!
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  21. Love how you did this look, the blue and gold look stunning together, you turned the Egyptian inspiration into something very wearable. Hope you’re having a good week so far.
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  22. I love this look on you <3 fierce and wearable . sad to say I am not so happy with Katy's new album to be honest…it's a far cry from her previous works and I was expecting more quality…idk maybe its just me.
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  23. Wauw, dat heb je heel mooi gedaan! Ik zag van de week haar clip en toen viel de make-up mij als eerste op, gaaf dat je daar zo op inspeelt. x
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  24. Ik vind Dark Horse ook onwijs gaaf. Prachtige look heb je gemaakt! X
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  25. Echt weer een prachtige look heb je gemaakt! Dark Horse van Katy Perry vind ik ook zo’n leuk liedje. Al luister ik eigenlijk best wel veel liedjes van Katy, want de meeste van haar vind ik erg leuk.
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  26. I’m not a KP fan, but your makeup is perfect! I love the perfect cat eye and the blue-gold combination. Does that Smashbox black liner stay put? It’s such a great inky black!
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  27. You have a really nice blog! I’m definitely going to follow you! :-)
    Really like this make-up look! It suits you really well!
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  28. Oh! Love your take on this look – I’ve seen some reinterpretation and this is one of my favourites by far! Looks tame, and wearable, but still very much inspired by Katy! Your lip colour looks amazing on you :)
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  29. Op het moment vind ik dat ook een heel leuk liedje! Je hebt een hele mooie make-up look gemaakt!

    Liefs, jet
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  30. SO PRETTY!! I love that blue on the lower lash line especially! You look gorgeous!
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  31. Wauw, erg mooi gemaakt! Dat gouden in combinatie met de blauwe lijn vind ik erg mooi <3.
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  32. Wauw! Prachtige look, echt supermooi gedaan. :)

  33. Amaai zo’n zalig lied hé, ik ben er echt aan verslaafd op het moment
    En hele mooie ooglook, ik zou t zo ook dragen
    Ik ga het ook eens proberen denk ik ;)

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  34. Weer een prachtige ooglook, staat je heel goed!

  35. Gorgeous :D
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  36. What a gorgeous look! Love the touch of blue on the lower lashline.
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  37. Ik blijf het herhalen: ik vind al je ooglooks steeds zo mooi!
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  38. Verrrrrry Cleopatra… Of zal ik zeggen Katypatra?! Ik vind die videoclip trouwens écht super!
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  39. I LOVE your brows, so much definition!! I want to get some gold eyeshadow, it really brings the eyes out!
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  40. Erg mooie kleurencombinatie !
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  41. I love it! Heel mooi die kleuren. En ik ben ook dol op het nummer sinds we er een choreografie op hebben met hiphop :)
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  42. I like your version much better. It’s so pretty without being too extreme.
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  43. Wauw,gewoon!

  44. This is a fabulous color combo… you did a lovely job of applying it so beautifully :) Have a fabulous week ahead :)
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  45. OH MY GOSH MELISSA!!! That heavy eyeliner and the gold are just wow! Don’t think Cleopatra would have had anything on you! LOVE!
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  46. Love how you made this look wearable!
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  47. leuk, dat blauw accent onder je ogen :)
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  48. I love your take on Katy Perry’s flashy blue eyeshadow look! It’s so wearable. Blue and gold together are one of my favouritest combos. Green and gold as well. What do I think of the song and video? Honestly, I am a Katy Perry fan (I have many of her songs bought from iTunes) but I was kind of disappointed in this single. I prefer her peppy dancey anthem-like tunes but this one has a much slower groove. I think the video is so over-the-top and some scenes were pretty funny and quirky. This is very Katy Perry-like but this one has alot of production gloss and CGI which just shows she’s got the $$ to splurge on making music videos now.
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  49. Love your take. The make-up and nails look amazing in the video and I seriously think it’s some of the coolest make-up looks in a music video so far this year!
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  50. Die wing maakt het geheel echt wel Egyptisch, knap gedaan! Het nummer vind ik trouwens ook echt geweldig.
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  51. Love the look you created, Melissa! I love this song so much!
    “Are you ready for, ready for
    a perfect storm, perfect storm…”
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