Gryffindor Inspired Look: Because I am a Geek.

If you didn’t understand my title, sorry, it was written in geek.  Gryffindor is a house in Hogwarts — the school where Harry Potter and friends do their fun and geeky wizardry. 🙂  Gryffindor’s colours are gold and scarlet, which makes beautiful colour combo when it comes to makeup.  It is also a very appropriate Fall look, if you don’t care so much about Harry Potter.

I really loved how this look turned out.  The gold and burgundy worked so, so well together. 🙂  So, let’s get to it!

Swatches (from left): Urban Decay Half Baked Eyeshadow, Golden Plum from YSL Ombre Duolumieres No. 33 Duo, LIFT Cosmetics Moon Dust Eye Shimmer, MAC Arena Eyeshadow, Illamasqua Alchemy Precision Ink Liner

Get the Look

For the eyes, start by placing a golden plum (YSL Ombre Duolumieres No. 33) into the inner and outer crease.  I used a pointed crease brush (MAC 226) to place the colour.  Blend with a fluffy blending brush (MAC 217), place more colour, and blend blend blend some more.  Once you are happy with the crease colour, pat a gold (Urban Decay Half Baked Eyeshadow) into to the middle of the lid.  Take some more plum to the crease and drag lightly into the gold to blend the two colours.  Highlight the inner corners of the eyes with a light gold (LIFT Cosmetics Moon Dust Eye Shimmer).  Highlight the brows with a shimmery light peach (MAC Arena Eyeshadow).

Line the outer third of the lower lash line with the golden plum.  Add a little bit of gold glitter (Illamasqua Alchemy Precision Ink Liner) by lining the lower lash line.    Thinly line the upper lash line and waterlines with a black gel liner (MAC Blacktrack Fluidline).  Finish off with mascara (MAC Studio Fix Lash) to the upper and lower lashes.

For the cheeks, contour the hollows with a matte dark brown (MAKE UP FOR EVER #17 Espresso Eyeshadow). Apply a matte rosy blush (Chanel Rose Temptation Joues Contraste Blush) on the apples of your cheeks. Highlight the cheekbones with a shimmery peachy pink (MAC Shell Pearl Beauty Powder).

For the lips, apply a creamy pale pink lipstick (MAC Patisserie, LE) to complement the dramatic eye.

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  • I love it!! This looks just like something you would see in Gryffindor! 🙂

    • Totally right? 🙂 I should be in Hogwarts.

  • Love this, but, then again, I’m a total geek, too.

    My favorite shadows are usually in the gold family– I may have to pick up a scarlet shade to try this out!

    • YAY fellow geek. 🙂 You should definitely try to get a scarlet shadow and wear your geek colours with pride! Or, wear a scarlet red lipstick. Hot!

  • so pretty! So since I don’t want to pay big $$$ for the ysl shadow, can you recommend an alternate plum eyeshadow??

    Although not a fan of HP, I will take your word for it that this is an inspired look-I like it like it like it!!

    • Thanks Meredith!

      You might want to check out MAC Nocturnelle. It’s a bit more purple than red, but it’s definitely a plum. 🙂

  • hahaha you are AWESOME! Totally reminds me of Gryffindor, have you seen the new movie yet? I’m going to go see it tomorrow morning.

    • I am seeing a late show tonight! 😀 So excited!!!

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  • This is very soft and pretty :3 love the way Half Baked looks on your skintone!

    • Half Baked is probably my favourite from the Naked Palette. 🙂 The colour payoff is incredible!

  • Wow. You’re a hot lady! Loving the combination 🙂

  • wow! tat looks great!

    • Thanks! I hope you give it a try. 🙂 Great for Christmas parties!

  • Although not an HP fan (don’t hate), I love this look on ya.

    • LOL I don’t hate. Their colours combos are always spot on though!

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  • What do you use on your face, foundation/powder/concealor wise? Your skin just looks so naturally flawless and glowy

    • I don’t remember what I used for this look, but these are the only products I use:

      Foundation: FACE atelier foundation or Laura Mercier Oil-Free tinted moisturizer.
      Concealer: MAC Pro Longwear concealer.
      Powder: Marcelle Loose Powder.

      I hope that helps! 🙂

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  • Gracey

    Oh my god. I was scrolling through your looks, and I saw the word Gryffindor, and I just FREAKED out. I’m such a Potterhead! xD And bonus for me: that look was SOME eye candy…