Cleopatra is the quintessential beauty icon, with her gorgeous skin among her most-admired features. But the Egyptian queen had more than good genes to thank for her flawless complexion. She also had an astonishing beauty routine, filled with tricks you can try at home.
For instance, Cleopatra was known to bathe in milk with fresh honey plus almond oil, which gave her soft, silky and glowing skin. Also in her arsenal: grapes, sea salt, rose water, apple cider vinegar and castor oil. Then there’s red ochre for coloring her lips, antimony sulphide as eye makeup and henna for dyeing and protecting her fingernails.