Thursday, 14 March 2013

Hogwarts Houses: Gryffindor

Gryffindor's house colours are scarlet (sometimes described as red) and gold, and their house animal is a lion.

They are known for their courage and bravery so I wanted to make this look quite bold, which was quite easy considering the colours.

I'm quite pleased with how it came out, since red can be a challenging colour to wear on the eyes.

Too Faced Shadow Insurance
MAC Pigment - Basic Red
MAC Mineralize e/s Trio in Danger Zone - Red & Black
Illamasqua Liquid Metal - Electrum
Urban Decay e/s - Baked
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Pencil - Baked
Illamasqua e/s - Control
MAC Glitter Liner - Blitzed
No.7 Extreme Length Mascara - Black
MAC Lashes - #7 

Maybelline Super Stay 24 Color - 585 Burgundy Bordeaux Infini
Maybelline (possibly the same product in old packaging) - 427

I wasn't 100% happy with the lips because, although the colour was what I wantedI found the products hard to use. I rarely use them because of this. They just won't apply to the innermost parts of the lips, which leaves that unattractive bit of skin you can see running along the inside. I find it's hard to layer also, so if you want it to be fully opaque you have to be careful of dragging and accidentally removing the layer below. 

Alternatively you could just use any bold red lipstick, and even layer over a red gloss to give it more of an impact.

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  1. Aww this look looks amazing. :D You did an amazing job!

    Have to add, I love the tartan shirt you're wearing in the pictures, where did you get it from? :')

    1. Thanks so much (:
      This is the exact shirt I have on (though I temporarily removed the collar pins)