Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Goddess Project: Isis with the GlōGirl Cosmetics Goddess Palette

 Greetings, dear readers, and happy hump day! I hope you have been enjoying your week thus far! It's hard to believe that it's already this late in October and Halloween will soon be here. I've been working on trying to get my costume completed, but my kids' costumes are far more important. There has already been a change in plans once, and I'm still trying to figure out the details on the others. Good times!

Last month, I opted to have a Goddess Week and create a goddess inspired by a cosmetic item in my collection that included the word "Goddess". I found that I own a few more things in my collection that would suit the theme, so why not turn it into a whole project? Scheduling and life is difficult enough right not so I'm not going to have a set plan on exactly when these posts with be coming, but I'm going to continue to pay tribute to a specific goddess with each product as I come across them in my collection and time allows.

One of the items in my stash is the Goddess eyeshadow palette by GlōGirl Cosmetics. I actually have both the original and Goddess II, but for the purpose of today's look, we're just going to focus on the first palette.

This is such a pretty palette, and the shades are perfection for those warmer fall looks that I'm feeling right now! The shades in the bottom row are all named for Egyptian goddesses; I knew I needed to go that direction with this palette! After contemplating on this and changing my mind a couple times, I ultimately settled on the supreme Egyptian goddess, Isis.

Isis was the most powerful goddess in Egyptian history. While many of the gods and goddesses were honored at shrines in a localized location, hundreds of temples were built throughout the Mediterranean to celebrate this deity. Isis was important as she was involved in virtually every aspect of life. She is the wife, mother, mourner, and protector of both the living and the dead.

Creating a look that suits such a powerful goddess is daunting, and I went through many reiterations until I found a look I felt was most appropriate. As much as I've been loving colour lately (and the Goddess II palette does have a lovely shimmery lilac hue named Isis!), I ultimately decided I wanted to keep my Isis look soft, neutral, and glowing.

When you search for Egyptian makeup online, it is flooded with a variety of looks with one thing in common: graphic eyeliner. In designing my look, I went through four different graphic eyeliner designs, and I was not happy with any of them. They just didn't fit with the light look I was going for, not to mention I didn't find any of them to be particularly flattering with my eye shape. In spite of that limitation, I actually like this a lot.

I also like that this look can easily be worn any day!

In addition to the makeup design, I also put together this headdress to complete the look.

Other products used:

I'm really happy with this look and hope to finish sewing up the dress portion so I can wear it on Halloween!

What do you think of this look? Do you think an ancient Egyptian look has to include graphic eyeliner? What goddess products should I use to pay tribute to a deity next?

Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful day!

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  1. Beautiful photos! That color story suits your complexion perfectly.

  2. I just read "The Book of Two Ways" by Jodi Picoult. It has a lot of Egyptology in the book which made me think of you. I haven't read anything in a very long time with these names before. Of the posts you've done on this project this is my favorite. The colors are very flattering and as usual you've done a great job applying them. I love how you got into this role playing.

  3. This look is stunning! I love the makeup and the headpiece you put together!!

  4. I am definitely feeling 9 pan palettes lately.. it seems like the perfect size! You look beautiful btw!

  5. You look amazing! I used to LOVE the dark heavy eyeliner that we'd see in textbooks... I was obsessed with Egypt in middle school thanks to a teacher I really liked. Can't wait to see your IG!


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