Harry Potter | Ravenclaw Inspired Makeup

It is no secret that I'm a huge fan of Harry Potter. What's not to love, though? You've got friendship, love, important life lessons, magic and a whole world that you can get lost in. I'm a Hufflepuff, through and through, and it is a very accurate sorting. I possess qualities from the other houses, but I'm also too loyal for my own good.

I'm going to do makeup inspired by each of the houses. I've seen lots of looks online, and while most of them are creative and fun, they don't quite represent the houses and their traits accurately. I wanted to save Hufflepuff for last, so I'm doing Ravenclaw first before making my way through the other houses.

Ravenclaw, to me, is a House that does not put so much of an emphasis on their appearance. Not just because they're the most studious house, but also because you rarely hear of anyone from Ravenclaw primping and preening themselves. If anything, they liked to accessorise and wear nice clothing. Cho Chang was said to look very pretty at the Yule Ball, but she was already very pretty otherwise, and so that leads me to think she didn't wear so much makeup. Luna Lovegood loved to wear her curious jewellery more than dressing up.

So, when I think of Ravenclaws, I think of students from prestigious schools like Yale or Princeton. In fact, I would say that Rory, from Gilmore Girls, embodies the average Ravenclaw perfectly. Fresh-faced, minimal makeup with flushed cheeks and a gloss to the lips. I don't imagine a lot of Ravenclaws to be very tan either, as they most likely would prefer to sit in the comfort of their Common Room or the library as they study.

So, today, I'm going to go with the Natio BB Cream as the base, because that's as natural as you can get while hiding most of the imperfections on the face. I went with the RCMA KA Series palette to conceal acne scarring, redness and discolouration under my eyes. I also employed a bit of the LA Girl HD Pro Conceal in Green to correct the redness on some areas on my face. I set my face with the Australis Ready Set Go Pressed Finishing Powder and added some illumination to my chin and forehead with the Makeup Revolution Radiant Highlighter in Breathe. I added a bit more of a glow to the tops of my cheeks with the Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlight in Radiant Lights.

I applied the Milani Rose Blush in Tea Rose to my cheeks, and a tiny bit of the Pixi bronzer in Summertime to the hollows of my cheeks to define it slightly. I used the Freedom Brow Pomade in Ash Brown to lightly fill in sparse areas in my brows and then prepped my eyes with the Wet n Wild Photo Focus Eyeshadow Primer. I used the Champers shade in the I Heart Makeup Pink Fizz palette all over my eyes and Drink on my brow bone. I applied Party to the lid and blended it out, and then Flute to the inner corners. Pop went along the top lid, and then I deepened that using the Triple Fudge shade from Too Faced Chocolate Bar. I blended it out with a dense pointed brush and then I went along the bottom lid using the same brush, picking up a touch of Party and Pop.

I finished my eyes using the e.l.f Studio Mascara Primer before applying the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. I find that the Too Faced Mascara doesn't quite stand up to a life behind glasses, so that's why I need to use the primer. Finally, I used the Freedom Makeup Lipstick in Whispers from the Bare Collection.

As you can tell, this look was quite minimal, but it still had that fresh-faced, youthful look without being too overpowering. There was no blue in this look, as I can't imagine Ravenclaws sporting blue eyeshadow unless it was to support their team in a game of Quidditch. I went with some bronze, as that is one of two Ravenclaw colours. I had fun putting myself in the mindset of a Ravenclaw and coming up with a look that truly reflected the house. I can't wait to do either Slytherin or Gryffindor next, as they will be a bit more dramatic, especially Slytherin.

Since when are Slytherins not dramatic, anyways?

Which house are you most looking forward to seeing in this series?



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