Winter Court Inspired Makeup Tutorial


This look was so out of my comfort zone but I had to do it!

Today’s look is based on one of the courts that hasn’t turned up in the books yet, so this is completely my own imagination on how I imagine the Fae from the Winter Court looking like.

All the courts so far seem to impersonate what they are; the night court was very mysterious and dark, the Summer Court was very hot and tropical, Spring Court was very fresh and full of new life. Therefore, I have used very cool tones for this Wintry look.

It’s definitely something different, but I hope that you like it.


I wanted the Winter Court to look quite matte, so I first primed my face using the Body Shop’s Instablur Primer. Over the top, I buffed in a few light layers of Lancome’s Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation. This gives a beautiful, medium coverage. Under my eyes, I used my usual Superdrug BB Eye Cream.

To keep everything matte, I set my foundation and under-eyes using the Makeup Revolution Luxury Banana Powder.

I didn’t use any bronzer, but I did contour my cheek bones using The Body Shop’s Honey Matte Bronzer, which is actually the coolest toned bronzer that I own. To keep this very sharp I baked under the contour, sharpening that lower edge slightly. I brushed off the excess after applying my blush and highlight.

For blush I used an old favourite; Bare Minerals Ready Blush in The Secret’s Out. And to highlight quite heavily, I used the Dior Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer in 001. This is such a beautiful highlighter. It’s actually already dipped quite a bit in the middle!



I kept my brows very defined using a combination of Benefit precisely Brows, Brow Zings and 3D Brow Tones just to give an impression of well-groomed eyebrows. For a change!

On my eyelids, I first primed them using the Body Shop’s Instablur Eyes Primer, and set this using the shade MT020 from the Zoeva Matte Spectrum Palette. In my crease I mixed MT100 and MT110 to create a lilacky-blue crease.

On the lids, I first took the shade Whimsy from the Nyx Lingerie Eye Tint collection and applied a small amount to my inner eye, blending it out with my finger towards the centre of my lid. Do go easy if you do have any of these; a little goes a long way as I found out! On the outer lid, I blended Whimsy with the shade Morning Sky from the same collection.

On my lower lid, I mixed the shades Peacock of Orchid from the Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks collection to create a deeper version of the shade on my upper lids.

I did originally try to do a winged liner look, but this failed miserably. Therefore, I applied a thickish line of Saphire Blue eyeliner to my upper lash line. I used the Lancome Grandiose Liner to create this.

For mascara, I used the Maybelline Spider Effect mascara to create a slightly defined lash effect.



I never wear funky coloured lipsticks, and I’m starting to wonder if I should after this!

I first applied the shade Moscow from the Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream collection to help give a deeper blue look. Over this, I then applied Jet-Set from the Nyx Liquid Suede collection. And finally, on the centre of the lips, I then took Morning Sky again, and blended this out onto the centre of my lip.

This is definitely not a look that I could get away with on an everyday basis, but I did enjoy playing around with my makeup for a change.

What do you guys think of this installment of the ACOTAR series?

Have a nice day guys!



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