Hey, everyone! It’s the first of September… which means that it’s time to go to Platform 9 3/4 for a new school year at Hogwarts. 🙂 For Softly Sometimes, I decided to do a Harry Potter Week, with a few magic-centric posts on beauty.
For the first day, I thought I’d do an Inspired by Literature post, which I’ve only done once before. Inspired by Literature is a series taken from Jessica of Getting Cheeky, in which you basically take a piece of literature and try to interpret it in a makeup and beauty way. Jessica’s posts are quite thoughtful—mine are a bit literal, but I hope you enjoy these all the same.
The books I’m using are the US editions, since they’re the ones I have!
HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE feat. Le Métier de Beauté True Colour Eye Shadows in Goldstone and Midnight Sky, Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Exposed, NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Mascate
HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS feat. 3CE Eyeshadow in Saturn*, Rouge Bunny Rouge Long-Lasting Eyeshadow in Eclipse Eagle, Addiction by Ayako Eyeshadow in Midnight Drive, NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Tonkin
HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN feat. Illamasqua Cream Blusher in Dixie, Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Mars, MAC Eyeshadow in Amber Lights, Makeup Geek Eyeshadow in Cocoa Bear, Shiro Cosmetics in King Under Mountain (pressed).
HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE feat. Addiction by Ayako Eyeshadow in Fudge, MAKE Colour Matte Eyeshadows in Poison Oak and Hudson Green, Makeup Geek Eyeshadow in Sea Mist, Addiction by Ayako Cheek Stick in African Sunset
HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX feat. Le Métier de Beauté True Colour Eye Shadow in Noir, Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Ultraviolet, NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Montego Bay
HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE feat. &Other Stories Eyeshadow in Percaline Khaki, Le Métier de Beauté True Color Eye Shadow in Alexandrite, Snoe Beauty Rouge Deluxe Complete Lip Care in Plum Crazy
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS feat. Le Métier de Beauté Hydra-Crème Lipstick in Signature Red, Fanny Serrano Eyeshadow in Potter Clay, Addiction by Ayako Eyeshadow in Fudge and Safari Mode, Shiro Cosmetics Eyeshadow in When the Thrush Knocks and Remake (pressed)
And that’s it! I’ve got a few fun (I hope?) posts planned this week, so I hope all you Potter heads stay tuned. 🙂
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This is so cool! May I ask what your favorite book in the series is? Mine’s Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 🙂
Thanks! My fave is PoA too 🙂
Whoa, I LOVE this idea and I LOOOVE your picks! This looks like a week’s worth of fabulous makeup looks!
I love this! How awesome!
Thank you! 🙂
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This is one of the most creative things I have seen in a long time! I love seeing litature applied to the real world, especially makeup and beauty!
I like this series! the colors match really well too! 🙂
Yay you’re my girl! I was just thinking about re-reading the series the other day. I think this is a sign that I should 🙂
Definitely a sign! I’m in the middle of the first one right now. 😀
I could not hit that “like” button hard enough. I am ridiculously excited for this series.
(I am totally a Potterhead, can you tell?)
YAAAAAS! Hooray for Harry Potter! 🙂
So much EXCITE for the week ahead!!
😀 😀 😀 Hope it lives up to the excite!
Love this – so creative, Carinabebe!! I stopped reading at Book 3 😦 Too affected with what happened to Sirius. But among the three books, that was my favorite!
Thanks, Shari! 😀 Haha oh no, pero that’s my favorite also! I’m going to do a re-read soon. 😀 It’s so fun to go back to, because I tend to forget A LOT of stuff. I can’t believe little kids read those long-ass books!
This is a *beautiful* post. I love how you arranged the makeup against their corresponding color and how they, like the cover, reflect the mood of the book. Will you post these as used on your face? I’d love to see them as a look and read about your thoughts on them 🙂
Thank you, Tellie! ❤ Haha maybe in the future. I'm finishing up scheduled posts so I'm not sure if I have room to do 7 looks :0
what a unique post! really enjoyed this, harry potter & makeup my two favourite things!
Thank you, Grace x
Awesome colours….. but now I want to see all these looks on YOU!
Uh-oh! Haha perhaps in the later weeks 🙂
I am tempted to try this. 🙂
Go for it. 😀
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