Thursday, January 9, 2014

Return of the Look: Slytherin (Harry Potter)

"Or perhaps in Slytherin,
You'll make your real friends,
Those cunning folk use any means,
To achieve their ends.
—Sorting Hat

When I think of Slytherin, I think of Draco and his gang, Voldemort He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, and Snape. Besides Snape, I never really cared much for people in House Slytherin! They usually tend to be a bunch of jerkwads! So when I tried to visualize Slytherin as an eye look, it was quite bold and eviiiil~ It was also green and silver since those are the House colors. If I was a Death Eater, this is totally what I would wear when I created chaos~ Mwahaha!  
And for those of you who are not familiar with my "Return of the Look" series, it is a series where I redo looks I did in the past. Well, this is a redo of my Slytherin look that I did about 2.5 years ago. 

                                                                       Products Used                                                         
-Illamasqua Liquid Metal eyeshadow 'Phenomena'
-Urban Decay eyeshadow 'Strip'
-Victorian Disco Cosmetics eyeshadow 'Emerald Dream'
-Sugarpill 'Tako' eyeshadow
-L'oreal Project Runway Quad 'The Mystic's Gaze'
-Prestige Total Intensity black pencil eyeliner 
-L'oreal Lash Out Butterfly mascara
-L'oreal Lineur Intense liquid liner
-Ardell Lashes
Face & Lips
-MAC 'Sculpt' Sculpting Powder 
-Maybelline Baby Lips 'Grape Vine'
-Lime Crime Lipstick 'Serperntina'


1. As always, start off with a primer or base (Maybelline Color Tattoo 'Just Beige').

2. Apply a silver cream eyeshadow on the lid (Illamasqua Liquid Metal 'Phenomena').

3. To prevent the cream eyeshadow from creasing, apply a silver eyeshadow or a translucent powder over the lid (Urban Decay 'Strip').

4. (Do this step at the very beginning) Put a piece of scotch tape on the edges of the eyes to give the final look a sharp edge.

5. With a small brush, apply some black eyeshadow or eyeliner on the outer V and on the crease (Prestige Total Intensity eyeliner).

6. With a crease brush, apply a emerald green above the silver and black (VDC 'Emerald Dream').

7. With a clean fluffy brush, blend the green out a bit so the line isn't too harsh. You can try blending it with a matte white or skin tone eyeshadow. 

8. Take your liquid liner and create a dramatic cat-eye liner (L'oreal Lineaur Intense).  You can now take off the scotch tape to revel a super clean edge!

9. Apply a black eyeliner on the waterline and smudge it along the lower lash line (Prestige Total Intensity eyeliner).
10. Take a green eyeshadow (the same one you used already or a different one) and apply it along the lower lash line.
11. Apply mascara and lashes and your look is complete!

                                                                           Final Look                                                           

And here is the look with Lime Crime 'Serpentina' lipstick! I had so much fun going to the drugstore with my green lippie! Haha. I'm sure I create some confusion at Walgreens xD

I hope you have enjoyed my Slytherin inspired look :D 
Let me know what you think in the comments!


  1. Love it it is so Batman Poison Ivy

  2. Lovely! Nancy, have you ever see the Very Potter Musical on youtube? It's hilarious and I think us potterheads relate with that a lot!

  3. I love this even better with the Serpentina lippy!

  4. WOW!! You always look amazing, but this one is one of my faves ever. love it!!! And you totally rock the green lippie

  5. This is just awesome! I love that you include tutorials!

  6. Goeous. I love the green lips! I couldn't find any lip safe green shadows in my stash [and I don't own a green lippie] =[

  7. Loveee it. Also love that you included a tutorial!! There needs to be more bloggers like you!

  8. Omggggg I really loved this tutorial, you looks really gorgeous! Uhuuuul of course I'm slyterin too. <3

  9. Wow, amazing look! Love the green lips too!!

  10. i love how you created the wing, and the lipstick matches perfectly!

  11. The green lip - you totally rocked it!! The green matches really well with your hair colour too!

  12. Great look! I love your creativity!

  13. OMG this is so badass. 'Strip' and Serpentina just make you look like a bamf. Such a neat, frosted look. What do you think of the Lash Out Butterfly mascara?


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