The Ancient Egyptians were one of the most influential civalisations in the progression of make-up, encouraging people to become creative with their image. The Amazing Blog would like to thank this bright and speculative culture, as we really do love our cosmetics and have plenty of them to talk about on our blog. Our eyes are one of the best places to focus on when we feel like experimenting, so when we discovered Eye of Horus, who successfully combinines Egyptian culture with make-up, we were very intrigued. The Eye of Horus itself is an ancient Egyptian symbol, representing healing, wisdom, and prosperity.
Eye of Horus uses a selection of plant based ingredients in their formulas, just as the Egyptians once did. An effective mixture of Carnauba Wax, Beeswax, Rice Bran Wax, Candelilla Wax and Moringa Oil help to structure the Goddess Mascara, Eye Pencils, and Liquid Define. The principles behind the brand add to its appeal as everything is ethical and none of the products are tested on animals.
Eye of Horus's Goddess Mascara is formulated with the intention of nurturing our natural lashes. This mascara has become an essential for the whole team, our Executive Editor, Edwina, confidently says that this is the best mascara she has ever used. The Beauty Shortlist really likes it too, so if you don't believe us take a look at what they thought too. The wand is designed to avoid clumps and keep the lashes looking conditioned, which we absolutely agree it does. You can apply one layer for a natural look with a little depth and extra length. If you want a more dramatic effect, add more coats for a striking exaggeration of your lashes, which we think is the perfect look for upcoming Christmas parties. Also, the mascara removes very easily (flannel and warm water do the job excellently!) although it's water resistant.
The Goddess Smokey Eye Pencils are creamy eye liners which have the benefits of being smudge proof, waterproof and long lasting. They are great for an exotic finish, their smudging tip allows you to blend the liner for a smouldering effect. These pencils are great for both day and evening make-up looks. The ingredients encourage a long lasting effect so you won’t need to worry about smearing your make-up on a night out. If you don’t like wearing primer on your eye lids then these will be perfect for you. So, just as the Ancient Egyptians did, you can experiment with different shades to accentuate your eyes in different ways. The Eye Pencil range offers stunning shades in Black, Bronze Amulet, Teal Malachite, Charcoal Obsidian and Serpentine Sultry. They are all colours to represent a glamorous and seductive look and are great for drawing attention to your eyes.
If eye pencils aren’t your thing, and you prefer a liquid liner, then Eye of Horus will still be great for you. Their range also includes an easy to use Liquid Define. This product is smudge proof and long lasting, two essential qualities for an eye liner. We hate it when a liquid eye liner takes too long to dry and leaves you with marks in the crease of our eye lids. Luckily, Eye of Horus use ingredients in this liner to prevent that from being an issue. With a reversible tip, there is a guaranteed fine point even after using the product for a while, so the application can create a thin, understated line, or if you prefer, a bolder statement look, depending on how you choose to apply it.
If the Ancient Egyptian values and stunning shades of these Eye of Horus products appeal to you, you can take a look at their range on the Eye of Horus website or Cocktail Cosmetics. The mascara is £17, and all the eye liners are £13.