Okay, so it has been a while since my last Harry Potter Makeup Series post. It has actually been six months since the last one! I don’t know why it took so long but I am ready with a new one for you! This look is inspired by the phoenix. If you don’t know what a phoenix is, then here is what they describe is as in a Harry Potter wiki: “The phoenix is a large swan-sized scarlet bird with red and gold plumage, along with a golden beak and talons, black eyes, and a tail as long as a peacock’s. Its scarlet feathers glow faintly in darkness, while its golden tail feathers are hot to the touch.” The photo to the right is also from the same Harry Potter wiki page. I was mainly inspired by the colours of the phoenix (red, yellow, and orange) so I wanted to create a look containing those three colours. Since it is a bird, I also wanted to include some kind of a wing. If you want to learn how I achieved this look and what products I used, then please keep reading!
I started out by priming my lids with the MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Paint Pot in the shade Soft Ochre and used some translucent setting powder to set it. I then laid down some of the yellow eyeshadow “Bee” from the Morphe x James Charles Artistry Palette with the Classic Crease Blender Brush from Coastal Scents. I wanted to do a cut crease so I made sure that the yellow shade was laid down in a somewhat cut crease shape. I then laid down some of the orange eyeshadow “518” from the same Morphe x James Charles Artistry Palette with the Classic Pointed Blender Brush from Coastal Scents. I placed the orange shade “518” lower than the yellow shade “Bee” to make sure you would be able to see a pretty gradient from orange to yellow.
I then used the Dermacol Make-Up Cover Foundation and the Classic Foundation Concealer Brush from Coastal Scents to do the cut crease. I used a very small detail brush which I got from a craft store to make sure the cut crease was very sharp! The brush has the shape as a liner brush but is a bit smaller. I then used some of the white eyeshadow “Flashback” from the Morphe x James Charles Artistry Palette to set the lid. Where the cut crease cut the eyeshadow, I laid down some of the red eyeshadow “You’re Kidding” from the Morphe x James Charles Artistry Palette with the Real Techniques Accent Brush which I cannot find anywhere but it is very similar in shape to the Classic Detail Round Brush from Coastal Scents. I used the Morphe M149 Brush to blend out the red eyeshadow “You’re Kidding” into the orange “518” eyeshadow. I kept going back and forth between the red “You’re Kidding” and the orange “518” to get the effect I wanted.
I then wanted to create something to resemble a wing where a winged eyeliner normally would go. I started out by drawing some strokes with the NYX Cosmetics Vivid Bright Eyeliner in Halo. Next, I wanted to do some orange strokes but I did not have an eyeliner that was vibrant enough so I mixed some of the orange eyeshadow “518” from the Morphe x James Charles Artistry Palette with some of the Inglot Duraline to create the perfect colour. For the red strokes, I used the NYX Cosmetics Soft Matte Lip Cream in the shade Barcelona. I wanted the majority of the strokes to be red and only some accent ones beneath the red to be seen as I think a phoenix is more red than orange or yellow. To connect the wing, I used the same NYX Cosmetics Soft Matte Lip Cream in Barcelona and applied it along the lashline. I then dabbed some translucent powder over the “wing” to mainly set the Barcelona shade as it did not dry down to a state where it would not transfer.
On the lower lashline, I started by laying down some of the yellow “Bee” shade with the same Classic Crease Blender Brush. I then laid down some of the orange “518” with the same Classic Pointed Blender Brush and made sure that the yellow and orange was blended nicely together. I then applied some of the NYX Cosmetics Soft Matte Lip Cream in Barcelona on my lower waterline and connected it to the line I had made on my lid. I used some of the red “You’re Kidding” to set it on the waterline.
To finish the look, I applied a mixture of the highlights “Golden Dawn”, “White Sand”, and “Snow” from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Ultimate Glow Glow Kit to my inner corner and brow bone. I curled my lashes with the Eylure Heated Eyelash Curler (*) and applied some of the MAC Cosmetics In Extreme Dimension Mascara to my upper lashes.
And that is the completed look! Let me know in the comments what you think about it! I also soon want to wrap up this Harry Potter Inspired Series as I have been doing it for a while now, so I will only be doing about 4-5 more looks. Thank you so much for reading, I hope to see you back soon! xx
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