Sunday, October 30, 2011

Makeover: Amphitrite

Yesterday, I spent about 4 hours doing hair and makeup for one of my coworkers, Emma.  She was going to a party as Amphitrite, known in Greek mythology as Poseidon's wife and Goddess of the oceans.  Emma has beautiful loonngg hair, very goddess and princess-like.  In that sense, at least, the hair part was easy.  I used a flat iron to create loose, flowing curls.  I teased her hair a bit in the crown for some volume and pinned up some of her hair for volume.  Her bangs were also pinned up and out of the way into a soft bump to keep her forehead free for a seashell-adorned tiara.

For the makeup, I had originally planned to give her very dramatic, midnight blue smokey eyes with bold, false lashes.  The problem is, her dress was very simple, and by overdoing it on both the makeup and hair, the details would be top heavy.  I instead kept the eyemakeup somewhat simple.  The colors are shimmery, sheer, but extended out so that it seems a bit more dramatic.  I lined her top waterline with black, and used a navy gel liner on her top lashline.  I glued on a full set of lashes before adorning some ocean blue rhinestones on her lids.  I also drew some scales on her temple/forehead, neck, shoulder, and leg.  I finished with some lipstick and lipgloss.

And after all that....I whipped out my camera only to find that I had left the memory card in my computer.  So here is a picture from Emma's iphone:

-Benefit Taupe-Aztec Creaseless Cream Shadow (LE)
-Inglot eyeshadows (A silvery taupe, midnight blue, and a matte cream)
-Milani Liquifeye Liner
-L'oreal HIP Midnight Blue Gel Liner
-Full Sized Falsies from Ebay

-NARS e/s in Night Sun for highlight.

-CoverGirl LipPerfection l/s in Heavenly
-MUA lipgloss

-Too Faced Shadow Insurance
-BFTE e/s in Jaded
-Spellbound e/s in Lagoon
-ELF liquid liner

I really wish my camera was functioning!  I would have LOVED to capture the details better!  This is my first time doing something like this and I had a blast.  Emma is already naturally beautiful with really good skin and hair to work with so she rocked the makeup.

I hope you guys enjoyed this look and that you all had safe, but fun, Halloween parties!


  1. Ooh very pretty! I love costume/theater makeup. You did a great job.

  2. Oh that is gorgeous! Love the scales, well done x

  3. Very cool!! Wish she could have gotten a front of the face shot but I am glad she got a picture of her neck and the "scales" :-)