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 [email protected], 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!

From GreekMythology.com:
Aphrodite 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 Zeus and Dione, 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 Cronus castrated Uranus and tossed his severed genitals into the sea. Aphrodite 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”. Aphrodite was married to Hephaestus; however, she had an affair with her brother Ares, god of war. When Hephaestus found out about the affair, he devised a plan and managed to humiliate his wife and her lover to the other Olympians. Her holy tree was the myrtle, while her holy birds were the dove, the swan, and the sparrow.Aphrodite represented sex, affection, and the attraction that binds people together.”

Story Behind My Look

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).
Products Used:
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