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HARRY POTTER MAKEUP SERIES: DOLORES UMBRIDGE INSPIRED MAKEUP LOOK

HARRY POTTER MAKEUP SERIES: DOLORES UMBRIDGE INSPIRED MAKEUP LOOK

Yay! Finally, another makeup look in my Harry Potter inspired makeup series! This time, I chose to be inspired by one of the evilest characters in the Harry Potter universe, none other than Dolores Umbridge! If you are not familiar with Umbridge or maybe have watched the movies once, then just to help your memory; she is the lady dressed in pink who the Ministry of Magic send of to Hogwarts as the professor in Defence Against the Dark Arts in Harry’s fifth year (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix). She later became High Inquisitor of Hogwarts and then Headmistress. One of the things I remember Umbridge for is how she punished Harry and some of the other students. She used a quill which used the blood of the writer as ink while it carved the written words into the writer’s hand. The first time you see Umbridge use this form of punishment is when Harry dared to contradict the Ministry of Magic’s stance. Umbridge told Harry to write the sentence “I must not tell lies” which has inspired this makeup look. If you are interested in seeing how I created this, then please keep reading!

To start off this look, I primed my lids with the MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Paint Pot in the shade Soft Ochre and I used a translucent powder to set it. For the pink shadow, I used the Makeup Revolution All About Pink Blush Palette (*). I started out with laying down the hot pink blush in the middle of the top row with the Pointed Blender Brush from Coastal Scents. I then dipped the Blender Crease Brush from Coastal Scents into the lightest blush in the palette (top row, far left) and blended out the edges of the hot pink shadow.

To deepen the crease a bit I used the first shade from the right on the second row from the BH Cosmetics x Carli Bybel Eyeshadow Palette with the Blender Crease Brush. I only used a tiny bit and it might not even be noticeable, but I see it hahaha. For the pink shimmer, I first applied the pink highlight shade from the BH Cosmetics x Carli Bybel Eyeshadow Palette with a sponge tip applicator. As the shimmer did not pop as I wanted them to, I went over it with pink/purple highlight shade from the Makeup Revolution All About Pink Blush Palette (*) with the same sponge tip applicator. I think this look would have looked better with a pink glitter instead, but I do not own one so I had to go with this.

For the liner with the word “lies”, I used the NYX Cosmetics Vivid Brights Eyeliner in the shade Fire (*). If you want to recreate this look, then try to do the liner before you do the eyeshadow to make sure you know where to write the letters and how to control the liner. I am also not sure if this is how the word should turn if you want people who look at you to be able to read it, but it looks cool haha.

For the lower lashline, I went in with the NYX Cosmetics Soft Matte Lip Cream in the shade Prague (*) on the waterline and used the hot pink from the blush palette (*) to set it. I do not know if the lip product is eye safe, so I would not recommend doing this! I am such a good role model, aren’t I? I then used the Pointed Blender Brush and the same hot pink shade to blend out the lower lashline.

For highlight, I used the same pink/purple highlight shade from the Makeup Revolution All About Pink Blush Palette (*). On my lashes, I used the Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara.

I really hope you enjoyed this makeup look, I had a great deal of fun while creating it! Let me know in the comments which characters you want to see next! Thank you for reading, I hope to see you back soon! xx

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REVIEW: DERMACOL MAKEUP COVER FOUNDATION *UPDATED*

REVIEW: DERMACOL MAKEUP COVER FOUNDATION *UPDATED*

As you might have guessed from the title of this post, this is an updated review of the Dermacol Makeup Cover Foundation. I have, obviously, done one before, but as I can see a lot of people still read it, I wanted to update it to how I write my reviews now.

The Dermacol Makeup Cover Foundation (£14.90 for 30 g) is said to be the first of its kind in Europe and one of the first in the world. I own mine in the shade 207. Besides this full coverage foundation does Dermacol also offer 10 other foundations which include other full coverage foundations and more natural foundations.

On their website, they state that the foundation:
 – are extreme covering
 – have a natural looking finish
 – are waterproof
 – are hypoallergenic
 – are for all skin types
 – contains SPF 30
 – are preservative-free

I want to start out by talking about the packaging. I think that the box the foundation comes in is really cute and that the tube that contains the foundation looks stunning as well! The only thing I dislike about the packaging is, as I also mentioned in my previous review, the material the tube is made of as it will crack in the edges over time. This will result in you getting foundation all over your fingers when you are squeezing the foundation out of the tube. No thank you.

I use the picture of the packaging from my old review as I no longer store the foundation in its original packaging. I bought a container which can hold 30 g so a tube of foundation can be stored in there.

As they state, the foundation is extremely pigmented. The first time I heard about the foundation was in a video on Instagram where they showed that it could cover up a tattoo. I tested this on my boyfriend’s arm. I used a pretty thick layer of the foundation and it covered his tattoo pretty good. It might have been better with a colour corrector underneath. If I want to wear a full face of makeup, I usually do not go for this foundation as my foundation. I would normally only use this as a concealer because it is so full coverage. If I want to wear no-makeup makeup, I actually use this one because you can make it look pretty natural if you only apply it to the centre of your face and then blend it out. I prefer a makeup sponge to blend out this foundation. The foundation is also waterproof as long as you don’t rub your face if it has become wet. If your foundation has become wet, then lightly tab it dry.

I have sensitive normal skin, and I think this foundation works great for my skin type! I have used this foundation for about three years now and it has never irritated my skin. If you have dry skin and maybe dry padges or flakes of skin, then this foundation might cling to it depending on your primer. If I have a dried out pimple, I like to use the NYX Cosmetics Pore Filler (*) on the pimple, then the foundation won’t cling to it!

I really like this foundation which also is why I have been using it for three years now. The only thing that irritates me is the material the tube is made of. I will award this foundation 5 out of 5 possible hearts!

I think this foundation is very versatile and is great for a lot of different looks. I think it is sad that they only offer 16 shades and there are no darker shades in the range. I hope you enjoyed this updated review! Let me know in the comments if you have tried the Dermacol Makeup Cover Foundation before, and if you like it or not! I hope to see you back soon! xx

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TUTORIAL: PINK & BLUE CUT CREASE

TUTORIAL: PINK & BLUE CUT CREASE

By the name of this tutorial you might think this is a tutorial for a very fancy pink and blue cut crease with some mindblown details, but it is actually just a very simple pink and blue cut crease hahahah! I just have been loving the colours lately so I thought I wanted to use them in a makeup look and try to make it as wearable as possible.

I started out by priming my lids with the MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Paint Pot in the shade Soft Ochre and used a translucent powder to set it. For the pink shadow, I used the Revolution Blush Palette in All About Pink (*) which is seen on the left. I started out by laying down some of the shade which I numbered “1” with the Pointed Blender Brush from Coastal Scents. I then dipped the Crease Blender Brush from Coastal Scents into the shade I numbered “2” and blended out the edges of “1”. Keep reintensifying the first shadow until you are satisfied. To make sure that the edges are seamless, I used a clean Classic Blender Brush from Coastal Scents which I just swiped over the edges.

Now it is time to cut the crease! I used the Dermacol Foundation (I bought mine off eBay) with the Small Foundation Concealer Brush from Coastal Scents and used a translucent setting powder to set the concealer afterwards. I then reintensified the pink shadow just above the concealer with the Pointed Blender Brush with some of the shadow at “1” and “3” mixed together. The next step is to apply a winged eyeliner and here I used the Vivid Brights Eyeliner by NYX Cosmetics in the shade Sapphire (*). If you are in doubt of how to master a winged eyeliner, then I have a full tutorial for an easy winged eyeliner right here!

To finish up the look I applied the highlighter shade numbered “4” from the All About Pink Palette as my highlight. I did my brows using the NYX Cosmetics Tame & Frame Tinted Brow Pomade (*) in the two shades Blonde and Brunette (see a full tutorial on my brows here) and used the NYX Cosmetics Control Freak Eyebrow Gel to keep them in place. For mascara, I used the Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara and my lip colour is the NYX Cosmetics Lingerie Liquid Lipstick in the shade Silk Indulgent (*).

I hope you enjoyed this makeup look! I really enjoy the mix of pink and cobalt blue and I think it is such a summer look! Thank you so much for reading, I hope to see you back soon xx

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TUTORIAL: CRISP & WISP BROWS

TUTORIAL: CRISP & WISP BROWS

This is my second brow tutorial on my blog and as the last one I did was for the bold and angular brows, this one is for the (in my opinion) more natural crisp and wisp brows. Benefit Cosmetics is right now hosting a competition called “Brow Search” where you have to recreate at least two of their five brow styles; Bold & Angular, Feathered, Crisp & Wisp, Natural, and Straight. Everyone can join this competition! Recreate two (or more) of their brow styles and share a picture of them on Instagram where you tag @benefitcosmetics, #benefitbrows and #benefitbrowsearch. The competition is ending April 30. I hope you will enjoy this tutorial!

To do these brows, I use the Tony Moly Easy Touch Auto Eye Brow Pencil in the shade Brown. I always start out by brushing through my brows with a clean spoolie. Then, I go in with the pencil at the top of my brow and draw the top line and afterwards fill in my brow underneath the line I just made. I will then start filling in the part of my brow closest to my eye.

When the biggest part of my brow is done, I move on to the tail. Here I draw a line on the top part of the tail starting from the part of the brow I have already finished to where I want the brow to end. Then, I draw a line from the arch of my brow and connect it to the line I made before. Then I just fill out the eventually blank space between the two lines. At last, I use the NYX Cosmetics Control Freak Eyebrow Gel to keep my brows in place.

I hope you enjoyed this little eyebrow tutorial! Let me know in the comments what eyebrow shape is your favourite! I hope to see you back soon! xxx

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TUTORIAL: ROMANTIC & SEDUCTIVE MAKEUP LOOK

TUTORIAL: ROMANTIC & SEDUCTIVE MAKEUP LOOK

Ugh… I don’t know why my brows look so washed out… Anyways.. All I had in mind when doing this look was that I wanted to try the only ColourPop eyeshadow I own and I ended up with this look which I think is very romantic and seductive! My boyfriend thought it looked kind of vampire-like, but I guess they are a bit seductive? I dunno hahahah. Keep reading to find out how I created this look!

I started out by priming my lids with the MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Paint Pot in the shade Soft Ochre and used a translucent powder to set it. I used the Jeffree Star Cosmetics Androgyny Eyeshadow Palette (read my review HERE) for most parts in this look. I applied the shadow Safe Word in my crease with the Crease Blender Brush from Coastal Scents. Next, I layed down the shade Dominatrix with the Pointed Blender Brush from Coastal Scents and blended it out with the Crease Blender Brush and a bit of Safe Word.

I then dived into the ColourPop Super Shock Eyeshadow in the shade Muse which is a stunning rosy metallic shadow! I used a sponge tip applicator to apply the creme shadow as I didn’t think a brush did it justice and a sponge tip applicator works just as good as a finger but is much more precise! Next, I used the NYX Cosmetics Matte Liquid Liner to apply a winged liner (see my tutorial on a winged eyeliner HERE). I then used the Real Techniques Accent Brush to apply some of the Fetish shadow from the Androgyny Palette and used the Pointed Blender Brush dipped into a bit of Charm to blend it out.

Next, I finished up the makeup look by applying some of the Lancôme Le Crayon Khol Eye Liner (*) on my upper and lower waterline. I curled my lashes with the Eylure Heated Eyelash Curler (*), used the MAC Cosmetics In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash Mascara (read my review of the mascara HERE) and applied some of the Eylure Individual Lashes (*). For highlight, I used the shades Amber Gold and Snow from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Ultimate Glow Kit (*).

I hope you enjoyed this makeup look as I had so much fun creating it for you! I hope you all have a great weekend so far! xx

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HOW TO FIND THE PERFECT PRIMER FOR YOUR SKIN TYPE

HOW TO FIND THE PERFECT PRIMER FOR YOUR SKIN TYPE

When you are on the hunt for the perfect primer for your skin type, the most important thing is to know what skin type you have. You might already know it, but if you are in doubt, I would recommend you to read THIS post first where I explain to you how to find your skin type. In this post, I will explain to you what kind of primers you should be going for depending on your skin type and also give you some recommendations on primers as well.

Let’s start off this talk about primers for oily skin. When you have oily skin, your skin produces an excess amount of oil and your skin will look shiny and become shinier through the day. You might also have enlarged pores. To keep the oils at bay and make sure that your complexion doesn’t become shiny, a matte and oil-free primer is the way to go for you. If you struggle with enlarged pores as well, then a pore filling primer would be your best choice. My two recommendations for primers for oily skin is #1 The POREfessional from Benefit Cosmetics (£26, *) and #2 Shine Killer from NYX Cosmetics (£11, *). Both of these primers are silicone based which means that they will smooth out pores and fine lines while they mattify your complexion. If you have oily skin, then leave your favourite primer in the comments to help out other people with oily skin to find their perfect primer match!

Let’s jump straight into primers for dry skin! When you have dry skin, your skin might feel tight and look flaky and have dried out patches. You might already have guessed it, but your perfect primer needs to hydrate your skin. My two recommendations for dry skin is #3 Hangover Primer from Too Faced (£27, *) and #4 Hydrating Face Primer from Elf Cosmetics (£7.50). The Hangover Primer is a water-based primer while the Hydrating Primer from Elf is a silicone-based primer. The thing to bear in mind when choosing between a water-based and silicone-based primer is that it needs to go with the rest of your face products, this includes moisturizer and foundation. If you go with a water-based primer then the other products have to be water-based as well and vice versa. Otherwise, your base is likely to start separating. If you have dry skin, then leave your favourite primer in the comments to help out other people with dry skin to find their perfect primer match!

The next skin type in my book is combination skin, so let’s talk about primers for you. When you have combination skin, you have a combo of oily and dry skin with oily skin in the T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) and dry skin on the cheeks. My biggest recommendation for you would be to multi-prime. Now you might ask, “what is multi-priming?”. Well, that is actually the same as multi-masking where you use different masks on your face depending on the issue. Multi-priming is just using different primers depending on the issue. So you will need a mattifying primer for the T-zone and a hydrating primer for your cheeks. A good mattifying primer for the T-zone could be the #5 Spackle Treatment Even Tone Makeup Primer from Laura Geller (£25, *) while the #6 Beauty Under(Cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer from Marc Jacobs (£32) would be great for the cheeks. You can also seek inspiration at some of the recommendations for both oily and dry skin. If you have combination skin, then leave your favourite primer in the comments to help
out other people with combination skin to
find their perfect primer match!

Let’s finish these recommendations with some for normal skin. I have normal skin myself, so when I have to choose a primer for the day, the only one I listen to is my skin. If my skin feels dehydrated I will prime with a hydrating primer (like the ones I recommended for dry skin) and if I know I need my skin to stay matte I will prime with a mattifying primer like the #8 High-Spreadability Fluid Primer from The Ordinary (£5.50, *). I also like to prime with a shimmery primer like this #7 Shimmering Skin Perfector from Becca (£34, *) which is available in a lot of shades (this one is in the shade Moonstone). You can also choose to prime with a mattifying primer and then go over it with a liquid highlighter. I also like to multi-prime as I always go in with a pore filling primer on my nose and then always use another primer on the rest of my face. If you have normal skin, then leave your favourite primer in the comments to help out other people with normal skin to find their perfect primer match!

I hope this post gave you both information and inspiration on what type of primers you should go for with your specific skin type. I really enjoyed making this for you as it is a bit different than the other makeup posts I normally do. Thank you so much for reading, I hope to see you back soon xx

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TUTORIAL: BOLD & ANGULAR BROWS

TUTORIAL: BOLD & ANGULAR BROWS

For long I have wanted to do some tutorials on both full glam brows and more natural brows. Benefit Cosmetics is right now hosting a competition called “Brow Search” where you have to recreate at least two of their five brow styles; Bold & Angular, Feathered, Crisp & Wisp, Natural, and Straight. Everyone can join this competition! Recreate two (or more) of their brow styles and share a picture of them on Instagram where you tag @benefitcosmetics, #benefitbrows and #benefitbrowsearch. The competition is ending April 30. This tutorial is for the Bold & Angular brow style which is my personal favourite!

To create bold and angular brows, I use brow pomade as it gives a nice edge to the brows. I used the NYX Cosmetics Tame & Frame Tinted Brow Pomade (*) in two different shades; Brunette and Blonde. The reason I use two different shades is that one of them is too light and the other one is too dark. When I only use Brunette, I think my brows get a bit too dark. When I only use Blonde, you can clearly see that I have used a brow pomade because my hairs are darker than the pomade. To make the brow pomades creamy, I use the Inglot Duraline as I don’t think the pomades are creamy enough by itself. For brush, I use the Small Angled Liner Brush from Coastal Scents.

I started off by brushing through my brows with a clean spoolie. I had already dropped one drop of Duraline into both pomades so they would be nice and creamy when I should use them. I always use the lightest brow pomade, Blonde, at the… ehh… body of my brow? I don’t know what it is called, but you know, the thickest part of my brow. I always use the darkest brow pomade, Brunette, at the tail of my brow (the slimmest part of my brow). I started with the shade Blonde and worked my way from the top part of the brow to the bottom part and I applied it all the way out to the arch (where the brow bends) of the brow.

I then went in with Brunette on the tail. Here I always start with a straight line down the middle of the tail which will serve as a guideline. I then fill in the tail around the “guideline” and all the way up to the arch where I will blend the two shades together. I then clean up with concealer around my brows, mostly around the tail as that is where I need the most cleaning up to do. To complete the brows, I use the NYX Cosmetics Control Freak Eyebrow Gel to keep my brows in place!

I hope you enjoyed this brow tutorial and I would love to see a lot of you enter the competition as well! I hope you are having a great week so far! xx

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HARRY POTTER MAKEUP SERIES: RON WEASLEY INSPIRED MAKEUP LOOK

HARRY POTTER MAKEUP SERIES: RON WEASLEY INSPIRED MAKEUP LOOK

This is my third makeup look in my Harry Potter Inspired Makeup Series. I think these looks are so fun to create as the colours that inspire me often is something I don’t normally would go to. Like in this look where I chose to let Ron Weasley inspire me. Ron became best friends with Harry Potter in their first year at Hogwarts. Ron’s entire family is known for their red hair which inspired me to use the orange shade. Ron also has blue eyes, hence the blue shades in my makeup look.

Before I started playing with any eyeshadow, I primed my lids with my trusty MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Paint Pot in the shade Soft Ochre and used a translucent powder to set it. For this makeup look, I wanted to make a blue crease and use an orange shadow all over the lid. For some extra drama, I wanted to apply a blue, winged eyeliner as well. I started off this look by applying some of the blue shadow Electric Blue from Coastal Scents (which I can’t find on their website.. I don’t know if they have had a clear out as this is not the first shade I can’t find). I used the Pointed Blender Brush from Coastal Scents to apply the shadow. I knew I wanted to do a cut crease, so I layed down the blue shadow in somewhat the shape I wanted. I then blended out the Electric Blue shadow using the same brush but dipped it into the light blue Cornflower Blue from Coastal Scents (which I again can’t find…) and used small, circular motions.

The next step was to cut the crease! I here used the Dermacol Foundation (I bought mine off eBay) and the Small Foundation Concealer Brush from Coastal Scents. When I had cut the crease, I made sure to set the foundation I had used with powder so it would not transfer anywhere. I then applied the orange shade Orange Crush from Coastal Scents (couldn’t be found either…) on my lid using the Accent Brush from Real Techniques. I used this small brush for precision. Next, I used the NYX Cosmetics Vivid Brights Eyeliner (*) in the shade Sapphire for my winged eyeliner. I have only used this liner for small details on my winged liner before and have not used it for an entire wing until now. If you don’t have a blue eyeliner, then I wouldn’t recommend this one as it is very flaky! I had the same issue with their white eyeliner. You can make it work though. After I made the wing I used some of my Dermacol Foundation (which I use as concealer) to clean up under the wing.

With the Accent Brush from Real Techniques, I layed down some of the shade Electric Blue under my eyes and used the Pointed Blender Brush dipped into Cornflower Blue to blend it out. Then, I finished up my makeup! I used the Tony Moly Easy Touch Auto Eye Brow in the shade Brown for my brows and used the NYX Cosmetics Control Freak Eyebrow Gel to keep them in place. I curled my lashes with the Eylure Heated Eyelash Curler (*) and applied some of the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara (*) to my lashes and added a couple of the Eylure Individual Lashes (*) to the outer part of my lashes. I highlighted my inner corner with the shade Golden Dawn from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit (*) and I used the shade White Sand from the same kit to highlight my brow bones and my cheekbones.

I hope you enjoyed this makeup look as I really enjoyed creating it! I think these colours really pushed me out of my comfort zone and made me experiment a bit more. I hope to see you back soon! xxx

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MY ENTRY TO THE NYX NORDIC FACE AWARDS

MY ENTRY TO THE NYX NORDIC FACE AWARDS

THIS IS MY ENTRY TO THE NYX NORDIC FACE AWARDS 2018! I have created a pink forest fairy and I am so proud of the finished look! A big challenge for me was that one of the requirements in this competitions was that I had to make a video on how I created this look and upload it to Instagram (click THIS LINK to see my video!). It might sound easy, but as one who has never filmed anything before, it was a bit of a challenge! It later turned out that it wasn’t the recording part that was going to be my issue as I found a way to make it work. I edited my clips together using the app iMovie for MacBook and I think it turned out great and I was surprised how easy the program was to use! Until I had to save the 60-second video I just created… I tried to save it for four days!!!! I won’t even go into why and what I have tried! If I am being totally honest with you… Then I have to admit that I literally had a breakdown where I just stood there crying with my boyfriend trying to comfort me and cheer me up. I had used to much time and energy on this makeup look and this video. I was totally heartbroken that I could not get this programme to save the video to my desktop.

I ended up making a screen video of my own video (which is what the first part of my Instagram video is and why it is so bad quality). For whatever reason, it didn’t record the last part of my video and just skipped ahead to the ending so I had to try to save the last part of my video which surprisingly succeeded! That is the reason for the varying quality in my video hahahah. But I am finally here, on the finish line! I have uploaded my video to Instagram and I am now ready to see who they pick as the lucky 30 contestants! Honestly, I would be so proud to just reach top 30 as there are sooooo many talented boys and girls who have joined the competition! I am glad that I am not one of the judges who have to take such a hard decision!

But what is my inspiration for this look? Why did I choose to create a pink forest fairy? I normally create wearable looks, but as I was looking through some of the other contestants and some of the looks from the last couple of years, I realised that I had to come up with something different and throw myself out of my comfort zone! If you read my blog, then you might have seen my Harry Potter Inspired Makeup Series and thereby might have concluded that I love Harry Potter and the entire universe! I love fantasy and I have always been very creative with drawing my own fantasy animals and writing fantasy stories when I was younger, so I knew I wanted to create something in this genre.

Products used (in order):
The Ordinary High-Spreadability Fluid Primer (*), NYX Cosmetics Pore Filler (*), Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighter in Starlight (*), The Ordinary Coverage Foundation (*), LA Girl Pro Conceal, MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Soft Ochre, Makeup Revolution Blush Palette in All About Pink (*), NYX Cosmetics Tame & Frame Brow Pomade in Blonde and Brunette (*), NYX Cosmetics White Liquid Liner (*), NYX Cosmetics Vivid Brights Liner in Fire and Halo, Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara, Eylure Individual Lashes (*), Makeup Revolution Highlighter Palette (*), Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick in Birthday Suit (limited edition), Essence Shine Shine Shine Lipgloss in Indie Romance.

I really enjoyed creating this look so I hope you enjoyed it as well and I hope I inspired you to try something different and throw yourself out of your comfort zone! I hope to see you back soon!

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HARRY POTTER MAKEUP SERIES: GRYFFINDOR INSPIRED MAKEUP LOOK

HARRY POTTER MAKEUP SERIES: GRYFFINDOR INSPIRED MAKEUP LOOK

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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