It is often said that Cleopatra was the role Elizabeth Taylor was born to play. For 1963 the costumes were seismic. The costume designer forewent historical accuracy in lieu of his star’s “bombastic aura”. Her wardrobe was built around waspish waists, dramatic makeup, elaborate hairdos and bold colors. In the end, over 26,000 costumes were created. Taylor herself had 65 costume changes, coming in at $194,800. Most impressive of all though was the 24-carat gold cloth cape, designed to look like wings of a phoenix ( which incidentally sold at auction in 2012 for $59,375). In addition to her personal successes, the film was enormously influential on fashion trends.
Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra is best described as a bright, sparkly gold, silver and black microglitter with added holographic sparkle. It applied beautifully in 3 brushed on coats. No dragging or bald spots, just beautiful even coverage. I used 2 coats of top coat, but one is all you really need to smooth it out.
There is so much detail and depth in this gorgeous polish. The holographic sparkle gives so many flashes of color! It truly looks like it was meant to be worn with the iconic outfit it was inspired by.
Remember this will only be available through The Polish Pickup, Friday, August 4th at 11am EST through Monday, August 7th at 11:59pm EST. It will retail for $7.00, and US shipping is a flat rate of $3 no matter how many polishes you buy (and there are soooo many polishes this month!) For more information on The Polish Pickup check out their website or their Facebook Group here.
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