So challenge #1 was Aphrodite. If you didn't already know, Aphrodite is the Greek Goddess of love, desire, & beauty. That pretty much sums it up. If you want to know more, do a good old Google search. I could read about Greek gods and goddesses for hours.
Anywho, for the makeup I was inspired simply by love and the natural beauty of Aphrodite. I did my hair and makeup and waltzed around all day in a Grecian-esq dress and was freakin loving it. I pretty much felt like a modern embodiment of Aphrodite herself, which is exactly what I was going for.
I felt as though this makeup called for some flawless skin, so I started by doing my usual toner, eye cream, moisturizer routine. Then I used a luminous primer, medium coverage foundation, a ton of concealer (which still failed to completely cover my dark circles. We'll just pretend they're not there.) and topped it all off with some highlighter. [#1] I also used a bit of bronzer for a light contour on my cheek hollows, jaw line, and temples. Last, I used a pink blush for a natural flush of the cheeks. [#2]
Then came the fun part: the eyes. I did a natural, defined brow and used a beige liner in my water line to make my eyes look bigger. After priming my eyelids and using a base shadow, I broke out the pinks. This year has been my beauty renaissance; I finally figured out how to used red/pink based shadows and not look like I'm sick or dying. So I wanted to incorporate that into this makeup. I did an ombre style shadow look, starting with the lightest shade in the center of my lids. Then I used the next shade on the fare end of my lid and into my crease. In the outer corner I used my darkest shade, which I also blended into the crease. Last, I used a light nude to brighten the inner edge of my lids and a bright white to highlight my brow bone. [#3] For eyeliner, I used a liquid pen liner to create a natural cat eye and topped it off with mascara. [#4] I painted my pout with a peachy pink lipstick and I was done!
I finished off the look by putting my hair in some bouncy, Grecian curls. I parted my hair in the center and used a curling wand, twisting my strands away from my face. Hair fit for a goddess! I took a few too many selfies, but hey it was fun! I even added a super cutesy, pink, heart themed pic just for Aphrodite!
Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette [Sonic, Alchemy, Bondage, Last Sin]
Urban Decay Feminine Palette [Skimp]