I saw her amid purple swirls.
I saw Cleopatra, a young girl
stretched out upon her back,
inhaling a scented aphrodisiac
from a brazier encrusted with pearls.
As the silky smoke did curl
around her jeweled body, her hand, bold
as the paw of a tiger, fired her hair with gold.
Her feet, white lilies; her ankles bangled
with opals; her arms entangled
in turquoise, garnets and diamond darts.
Her flesh, cool as all the perfumed arts
of Egypt. Ah! If only I could enter her door,
I’d offer all my laurels, riches—everything I adore!
—John Howard Reid
Bring out the goddess in you with this evocative new makeup from Garded Secret. Shimmering gold is brushed upon your cheeks as your eyes turn into a work of art with shades of blue and gold outlined in khol.
Model Talyia Tarber is wearing “Priestess”, a stunning creation from Champagne Sparkling Fashion, and hair “Leila” by Tukinowaguma