“ was the goddess of love, desire and beauty. Apart from her natural beauty, she also had a magical girdle that compelled everyone to desire her.There are two accounts of her birth. According to one, she was the daughter of and , the mother goddess worshipped at the Oracls of Dodona. However, the other account, which is more prevalent, informs us that she arose from the sea on a giant scallop, after castrated and tossed his severed genitals into the sea. then walked to the shore of Cyprus. In a different version of the myth, she was born near the island of Cythera, hence her epithet “Cytherea”. was married to ; however, she had an affair with her brother , god of war. When found out about the affair, he devised a plan and managed to humiliate his wife and her lover to the other . Her holy tree was the myrtle, while her holy birds were the dove, the swan, and the sparrow. represented sex, affection, and the attraction that binds people together.”
APHRODITE | Greek Goddess Makeup Challenge #1
Hi guys! Today, along with a bunch of other bloggers, we are starting the Greek Goddess Makeup Challenge! This is basically a weekly makeup challenge that each of us will create a makeup look inspired by one Greek Goddess each week. If you would like to join in, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject “Greek Goddess Makeup Challenge”.
I’m not very good at makeup honestly, but I do love it and I love reading up on Greek Mythology! I also love putting on makeup so I thought it would be fun to do a Greek Goddess Makeup Challenge. Today, we’re starting off with one of the most famous Greek Goddesses – the Goddess of Love & Beauty, Aphrodite!
My look is mostly inspired by Aphrodite’s representation of beauty and sex. For the face, I drew up little hearts (or fail hearts) as a symbol of love. I wanted to make it sort of like the signature “X-Factor CeCe Frey leopard marks” but it turns out I’m not very good at drawing little hearts on the face at all.. haha. I also did a blue gradient starting from my neck all the way up to just under my lips. This is a representation of the story of Aphrodite who “arose from the sea”. For the eyes, I did a smokey-sexy cranberry, gold and black makeup look to show Aphrodite’s representation of sexy. For the lips, I did heart lips to of course, also represent love (because I’m just that creative… haha).
Eyes & Blue Gradient: BH Cosmetics 120 Color Palette
Lashes: Sherani Style 27
Little Hearts & Eyeliner: Dollywink Liquid Eyeliner
Lips: Etude House Color-fit in Pretty-fit Hotpink (review here) and Maybelline Gel Eyeliner
I’ve tried my best, and hopefully my makeup skillzz will grow with the makeup challenge! I hope you liked this look, and check out the makeup looks done by all the other girls throughout the week!
Thanks for reading, xoxo