For those of you who haven’t read Sara J Maas’ epic trilogy ‘A Court of Thorns and Roses’ yet, you seriously need to read the first two before the third one comes out in May. It is one of the best series that I have ever read and I really can’t wait! I have A Court of Wings and Ruin on pre-order ready for release day.
A Court of Thorns and Roses follows the adventures of Feyre, a human girl who kills a fae. She is taken by the fae’s to their world as a prisoner. And the rest of the stories follow her adventures through this very strange world. They are very loosely based on Beauty and the Beast. They’re really worth checking out. But just to warn you, they get dark….. and smutty. Very slightly smutty!
However, since ACOWAR’s release date is just over one month away, I wanted to do some makeup tutorials based onsome of the aspects and characters in the novels (without spoling any of the story).
So my first tutorial is all based on my favourite court in the series; the Night Court.
Since my face has been a little dry lately, I used the Makeup Forever Hydrating Face Primer, concentrating this on any dodgy dry patches. Then, using a damp blending sponge, I blended out a thin layer of Urban Decay’s All Nighter Foundation into my skin.
Under my eyes, I blended out some of the Superdrug BB Eye Cream, setting this in place using the Bare Minerals Hydrating Mineral Veil.
To contour I softly buffed a light layer of the Models Own Sculpt and Glow Matte Contour Powder into my cheek bones. And to bronze up my face slightly (channeling my inner Illyrian baby) I buffed my favourite bronzer; Liz Earle’s Radiant Glow Bronzer onto my cheeks and around my temples.
For blush, I then took my much loved Too faced Love Flush blush in Love Hangover, concentrating this on the apples of my cheeks, then sweeping the excess upwards. And to highlight, I used a very light layer of the yellowy highlight from the Sleek Solstice Palette.
The eyes were actually quite simple. I first filled in my brows using the Benefit Precisely Brows pencil and Fleur de Force Brow Definer mascara.
On the eyes, I first primed my lids using the Body Shop’s Instablur eye primer. I then took Bare Minerals’ Original Eyeshadow in Velvet Charcoal across my lid, and buffed out the crease. Straight over this I then took Twilight from the same collection. I then took this shade along my lower lash line too. Since there is a lot of association with stars in the Night Court, I then used the shade Liberty across the lid, buffing out the harsh edge slightly.
For eyeliner, I used the Bourjois Feline Liner to carve out a slight wing, drawing this across my lid. Then for a slight sparkle, I went over this with the L’oreal Ultra Precision Eyeliner in Black Gold.
To finish off the eyes, I took my ever faithful Urban Decay Perversion/Subversion duo to give my eyes a bit of volume.
For the lips, I wanted a dark red lipstick, so I picked an old favourite from Smashbox; Right on Red. This is such a beautiful vampy red.
And that is my Night Court inspired makeup look. I might do the Spring Court next.