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The Look: Cat-Eyes

Egyptian Magic
Forget the enormous budget, on-set squabbles, and that epic running time. Joseph L. Mankiewicz's Cleopatra made makeup history, featuring Elizabeth Taylor at the height of her fame, wearing thick streaks of liner on the top and bottom of her eyes that came to a tapered point far past the outer corners. For once, it wasn't the screen legend's famously full brows that stole the show.

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