This is the second makeup look in my Harry Potter Makeup Series and I cannot tell you enough how much I have been looking forward to creating the next look in the series! This time I chose to create a Gryffindor inspired makeup look as the last look was a Harry Potter inspired one. Gryffindor is one of the four houses at Hogwarts which students like Harry Potter, Ronald Weasley, and Hermione Granger was sorted to. The houses are named after the ones who founded Hogwarts; Godric Gryffindor, Rowena Ravenclaw, Helga Hufflepuff, and Salazar Slytherin. I chose to be inspired by the colours that represent the Gryffindor house which is red and gold. If you want to see how I used these shades, then keep on reading!
I started off by priming my eyelids with the MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Paint Pot in the shade Soft Ochre and used translucent setting powder to set it. The first shade I used for this look was a warm yellow shadow called Cantaloupe Slice from Coastal Scents (which I for some reason can’t find on their website so I can’t link it). I placed the shadow in the crease using the Crease Blender Brush from Coastal Scents. Next, I layed down the shadow Red Ochre from the Modern Renaissance Palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills (*) all over my lid using the Pointed Blender Brush from Coastal Scents. To blend out the edges of Red Ochre, I used the same brush but made sure it was clean before I used it again. I like to wet a cotton pad with micellar water and swirl my brush around on it to get the excess shadow of my brush when I need to use it again. When the brush is clean, I just swirl it on the back of my hand to dry it. With the clean Pointed Blender Brush, I dipped into the shade Charm from the Androgyny Palette from Jeffree Star Cosmetics and blended out Red Ochre with small motions. Every time before I dipped into Charm again, I made sure that the brush hadn’t picked up any red shadow from the lid. If it had, then I would clean it again to make sure I would not have red shadow all over the crease.
I wanted to make a halo eye, so I now applied my concealer (I like the Dermacol Foundation as my concealer) on the lid where I wanted the halo to be (I, unfortunately, forgot to take a picture of this part, but it is literally where you want the gold shadow to be). After I had applied the concealer I used a translucent powder to set it to make sure it didn’t transfer anywhere. For my halo, I used the shadow 18 Karat Gold from Coastal Scents with the Pointed Detail Brush from Coastal Scents. To make the gold shadow pop, I wetted my brush with some setting spray. When you have applied your gold shadow you have to make sure that the edges of it are blended. To do this I used the Accent Brush from Real Techniques and some of the Red Ochre shadow. I dipped the tip of the brush into the shadow and then blended out the gold. I then kept going back and forth until I was satisfied with the result.
With the same Accent Brush, I applied a bit of the Red Ochre under my eyes and used the Pointed Blender Brush dipped into Charm to blend it out. Then I finished my makeup! I curled my lashes with the Eylure Heated Eyelash Curler (*) and applied some of the Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara. When my mascara had dried, I applied some of the Eylure Individual Lashes (*). For my brows, I used the NYX Tame & Frame Tinted Brow Pomades (*) in the shades Blonde and Brunette. For my highlight, I used the Jeffree Star Cosmetics x MannyMUA Skin Frost in the shade Eclipse.
I hope you enjoyed this makeup look as much as I loved creating it! Let me know if you have something from the Harry Potter universe you think I should get my inspiration from! I hope you all have a wonderful week so far! Thank you so much for reading, I hope to see you back soon! xxx
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