HALLOWEEN MAKEUP LOOK // Goddess Of The Underworld

Hello, my pumpkins! Today, I am sharing with you the Goddess of the underworld makeup look. It’s my first Halloween makeup look and for this occasion, I decided to go for a look inspired by Norse mythology and went for a look inspired by “Hel” the Goddess of the underworld. As an inspiration, I took an illustration I found on google and a makeup look created by @Zorinblitzz on Instagram. I tried to create a makeup look that falls in between the two.

According to mythology, Hel is the daughter of Loki, the God trickster. She was born with her bones fully exposed on one half of her body and rules over the dead, in the world of Niflheim. She is associated with the Hagalaz Rune, which has a close meaning to catastrophe and crisis. It’s actually due to her appearance that she was not well-received in Asgard and that Odin agreed to send her to this world to become the Queen of the dead. She was extremely feared by Vikings but praised by Germanic, Dutch, and Gauls who did not see her world as a place of punishment.

Retrieved from Google
Retrieved from @zorinblitzz

If you want to know how I achieved this spooky look, then keep on reading! Don’t forget to check out my previous post: REVIEW // Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream with Ashwagandha + Reishi by Youth To The People

Goddess Of The Underworld Makeup Look

Skeleton Side

  • To start off with this Goddess of the underworld makeup look, go with your usual base routine (up until the bronzer) then apply some SFX white crème color by NYX Cosmetics to whiten the skin (just on the skeleton side).
  • Afterward, start drawing your skeleton using a black pencil liner. Then blend the edges.
  • After that, grab your liquid white liner and complete the teeth of the skeleton. You can also draw lines by the edges of the cheek and nose.
  • Finally, for the skeleton part, grab your liquid black eyeliner and darken your black lines to make them look sharp.
  • For the eyes, create a messy smokey eye that goes up to your eyebrows and further down your lower lash line. You can start the smokey eye by grabbing a black pencil liner and applying some black all over the lid. Blend everything then apply black eyeshadow on top. You can use any brown eyeshadow to blend out everything and make everything look seamless.
  • To finish this side of the face, draw some circles around the cheeks to give it a more mystical look, close to the illustration shown above. For that, I used a white and black liquid eyeliner from NYX Cosmetics
  • Complete the look with black eyeliner in your waterline and black mascara!
  • If you can, I would suggest wearing special contact lenses to look as if you are dead. In my case, I just did some editing using the “PicsArt” application.

Living Side

  • For the other side of the face, start by creating a smokey eye but make it less messy and more precise. Start by applying the black shade on to the lid and up to the crease then blend it with a brown shade
  • Very slowly, start taking the black and brown eyeshadow down to your cheeks
  • Grab an almost empty black liquid eyeliner, spray it with a facial mist, and press it on your lower lash line to create the black tears. Do that several times, until you get the look that you want.
  • With a white liquid eyeliner, add some white details on your lower lashline, just to add some dimension. You can draw some rune symbols just as a reference to the Norse culture.
  • You can also draw an “X” symbol on your cheekbones using a black liquid eyeliner.
  • Finally, apply black liquid lipstick on your lips.
  • To complete the look, take a toothbrush, dip it into some black liquid eyeliner mixed with water and sprinkle it on your face. This will make the look more messy and dirty. Closer to a Viking look!
  • Finish the look with black eyeliner on your waterline and black mascara!

Goddess of the underworld makeup look

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  1. October 27, 2020 / 2:33 pm

    This is soooooo beautiful! I love the little background story too!

    • Joy🌻
      October 28, 2020 / 11:56 am

      Thank youuuu 😍😍😍

  2. October 28, 2020 / 2:51 am

    Oh wow, you are so talented, it turned out soo well. We don’t generally dress up here for halloween, it’s not really a holiday here, but I’m tempted to do it this year. xx

    • Joy🌻
      October 28, 2020 / 11:56 am

      omg thank you!! ❤️❤️ yes halloween was not a big thing in my country too but I still celebrated it, it’s always so fun!

  3. November 5, 2020 / 1:18 pm

    you did an amazing job with this look, i hadn’t seen it before 🙂

    • Joy🌻
      November 6, 2020 / 11:31 am

      thank you so much!!😍❤️