Cleopatra’s magical appeal has captivated the world for centuries; no other queen of the ancient world has ever been as mysterious, alluring or powerful.

Last week saw the launch of Illamasqua’s new Scarab collection; drawing inspiration from the Ancient Egyptian mythology from which the name derives, and celebrating the enduring legend of Cleopatra. The collection sees make-up and fragrance combine to create a powerful offering of rich golden tones.

To support the campaign, we created a series of stunning images to transport you to distant lands and reflect the mythical beauty of Ancient Egypt and the intrigue of Cleopatra.

The final images can be seen online, across beauty counters and at Illamasqua stores throughout the UK.