The Three Fates: Clotho

The Spinner Of Life

After my Zodiacs series I wanted my next series to be considerably smaller than that one. Quite a few of you had suggested the three fates and, after a little bit of research on the different versions, I decided I would do it.

The first in the Series is Clotho, the weaver of the thread of life

I had originally planned for her to have no mouth at all, but my first few tests to try and do this looked horrible. I couldn’t get the smooth finish I was looking for so instead I decided to go for a stitch pattern over the mouth instead.

The Three Fates


I want all the fates to have the same grey eyes, and for this character I wanted her eye makeup to be colourless and the lashes textured. She is a weaver after all, so I thought the little details like the lashes and the lips should reflect that.

I hope you like the tutorial :)


  1. Cwendolyn Caryna Lauri says

    I admire your work and I really love the theme of the series. This makeup looks amazing :) You should do a series about norse gods in real life :)
    I would truly like to see Hell’s and Loki’s makeup :)

  2. says

    Great tutorial, Klaire! I love that last effect with pulling the thread out of her hair. Super creative. I also think it’s really interesting how this Fate is blonde with grey eyes. I can’t remember if you were doing the Norse Fates or the Greek Fates, but it occurred to me that the Fates from Greek mythology might have been painted as looking significantly different than the rest of the population since they were, obviously, beings of superior power. Sorry about that tangent. Anyway, lovely tutorial, as usual. Can’t wait for the next one.


  3. Samantha says

    This is such a cool look, I’m considering wearing it on a regular day out since I don’t have anything relatable coming up!
    I love the amount of detail you put into this, and like someone else mentioned, the spool of thread coming out of her hair is a really awesome detail. I’m excited for the rest of this series, and I always love coming to your blog to learn about the “why” behind looks like this one, where I’m not 100% sure of the history behind it.