The makeup library: The Power


I’m working on a new series, in which I create makeup looks inspired by the books that i review here on the blog. This time is the turn of The Power a book that has well and truly inspired me and changed my world view. Check out my review of the book here.ย 

So after doing my face and brows etc I took out my handy dandy base shadow brush by Real Techniques and my Morphe 12NB and used that second to last brown shade in my crease. Predictable, I know.


Then I used the same brush (after giving it a quick wipe) and went in with the first orange colour in the NYX brights palette in my crease too.


Then I applied the first red in the palette to my whole lid. I used the same brush, for my sins, but you could use a flat brush too.

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Then using the same damn brush (sorry) I applied small amounts of black, from the Sleek I-Divine On So Special palette, to the outer and inner portions of my lid and blended it with my Costal Scents brush to create gothic halo eye look. I went in with some more red in the centre too just to make the colour really stand out.


Then, at last, I changed brushes and used an accent brush from Costal Scents to go in with a NYX Hot Singles eyeshadow in Bling on the inner portion on my under eye and the same red from the Brights palette on the other side.


Then instead of liquid eyeliner (because I couldn’t find any silver ones in Boots) I used the Maxfactor liquid eyeshadow in the Stardust. I don’t know whether I would recommend this as eyeshadow because of the applicator. I did try to use a different brush but it wasn’t picking up enough product. I will say this though, these do not budge!


I finished off the look with my Sleek solstice highlighter palette in the inner corners and popped on some Tarteist mascara.


I took inspiration from the cover of the book but especially wanted to incorporate the silver to represent the electric currents running throughout the novel. I’m not sure this is my favourite eye look and it most definitely isn’t an everyday look but I had so much fun creating it.

If you were to make an eyeshadow look based on The Power what would you do? What do you think of my attempt? Let me know!

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