Friday, June 5, 2015

Hogwarts Makeup: Slytherin

In the past, I did a series of outfits based on each of the Hogwarts houses from Harry Potter. I had a lot of fun doing it because I love taking a theme or color scheme and figuring out how to make it work. Now that I'm getting more into makeup, I thought I'd do some Hogwarts-inspired makeup! First up is Slytherin...mostly because I couldn't wait for an excuse to wear my black lipstick from Colourpop.

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Now, I am definitely not a professional or anything when it comes to makeup. I have always liked it, but never got into doing entire "looks" until a year or two ago. Because one of my best friends is a makeup artist, it definitely inspired me to get into it as did the whole pinup style/look with the cat eye liner and red lip. I do get to pick up some tips and whatnot from Sarah (my friend), which helps. I think the best advice she gave me though is that there are different methods and techniques for doing things, but you can pretty much do whatever YOU want.

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I love doing my makeup because it's like painting. It's an art, and it's relaxing and fun to do. I love working with colors and being inspired by different themes and schemes. I love how it can totally transform a look and it can convey certain emotions or vibes. Dark and dramatic, bright and happy, classic and simple, and more! It can be used to convey your mood and it's easy to morph and change it as much as you want.

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My favorite makeup item is lipstick. I am always lusting after a new and unique color. I have a collection of probably over 30 lipsticks now with colors from red to gold to purple to yellow to silver to pink. I love using darker lipsticks when I'm feeling more into the goth/vampy/dark look. I have this black and I have a deep brown that I love too. They are both from Colourpop, which I am obsessed with. They have an amazing selection, great products, and everything is $5!! This lipstick is their black that they call Bull Chic. I love. They are probably my favorite makeup brand at the moment. I am actually in the middle of trying to figure out what I want to order next. I feel as though I may need to collect all, if not close to all, of their Lippie Stix.

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So because Slytherin's colors are silver and green, I decided to use them for my eye makeup. I went with the black lip because they are known to be dark wizards, and what says dark and mysterious more than black (and some crazy-looking eyes as seen in the below photos)? I dabbed a little bit of silver shadow on my bottom lip as well to add a little pizazz to it. It's a pretty simple look. Again, I am not a professional. I just do what I feel looks right on me. I do know that I need to invest in some lip liners.

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Products Used:
Colourpop Lippie Stix in Bull Chic
e.l.f. Eye Shadow (silver)
Hot Topic Eye Shadow (This is the green shadow. I bought it YEARS ago, and it has no label or anything)
Maybelline Eye Studio Master Precise Ink Pen Eyeliner in Black
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Cover Girl Perfect Blend Eyeliner in Basic Black

1 comments:

  1. Whoa, what! You look so cool! And the fact that you can photograph these and (I think they're pretty darn professional looking in terms of clarity) and talk about everything the way you do is impressive. Keep doing your thing, lady. And work that lipstick.

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