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Harry Potter Week: Gryffindor Inspired Make-up

This is the first of 4 make-up looks inspired by the four houses of Hogwarts. I tried to keep them quite wearable and not too out there but hopefully you can still see the inspiration behind them :) I might pick my favourite and wear it to go see the midnight showing of the film on Thursday/Friday lol (I won’t I’ll be too tired!)

You might belong in Gryffindor,
Where dwell the brave at heart,
Their daring, nerve and chivalry
Set Gryffindors apart
The Sorting Hat – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
Founder: Godric Gryffindor
Emblem: Lion
Colours: Gold and Scarlet
House Ghost: Nearly Headless Nick
Some famous Gryffindors: Harry, Ron and Hermione (obvs.), Dumbledore, Hagrid, Sirius Black, Lily and James Potter, Lupin.

Anyhoo, onto the look. Actually looks, as I did two because I didn’t think the gold was as prominent in the first…
Gryffindor Makeup Look A
Eyes: Urban Decay Maui Wowie all over the lid and blended into the crease, Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Baked over the top, Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in Bourbon on the waterline/lower lash line and MAC Haute and Naughty Lash on the lashes.
Lips: Barry M Lip Paint in 121 Pillarbox Red

Eyes: The light gold shade from the Sleek Storm Palette all over the lid, A little bit of MAC Woodwinked blended over it, The Bronzey Red shade from the Sleek Storm Palette in the outer v and crease with MAC Club blended into the crease to give the reddy glow. & No mascara from the look of it but I would have used MAC Haute and Naughty if I’d remembered!
Lips: MAC Ruby Woo.

There we go! Which do you prefer?
I like them both actually but think I prefer the first one posted here as it’s more glittery and fun.
Do you think they represent Gryffindor well?


  1. The second one is gorgeous, the eyes look amazing! I'll wear this on thurs night for the midnight showing :) x

  2. I love the first one as it is very wearable, but my favourite has to be the second one- really creative! I wish I could do my eyes like this, haha xxx

  3. Your eyes are amazing!! You did a nice job :)


  4. Looks lovely! Great mix of colour.

    I'm so excited about the last HP movie but nervous at the same time!! xx

  5. Thanks for the lovely comments girls :)

    I loved playing with all my makeup to create these looks, I have so much that goes unused! Check back for the rest of the looks x

  6. i love the first look, light gold eyeshadow is such a fave of mine. your lips look so nice with that red lippie! xx

  7. @Caroline - Thanks darl, I'm learning to embrace the gold eyeshadow! and I love red lipstick, it is my favourite and best. xx


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