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I think this look is my favorite of the novel makeup series looks I’ve done so far–I love how the orange eye shadow, glitter, and lips look together with the pop of blue. Using book covers as inspiration for makeup looks has been so fun because it gives me ideas for color combinations I probably wouldn’t come up with otherwise.
I found this vintage copy of Die Softly by Christopher Pike on ebay. Y’all, I love ebay so much, I’ve found so much cool stuff there, it’s amazing for online thrifting/vintage shopping! I had a lot of Christopher Pike books in the 1990’s, but I traded them in at used book stores years ago (de-clutter regrets, am I right?) Every time I’m at a used book store lately, I check for old Christopher Pike books, but so far I’ve only found three (I don’t like the more recent versions that I see more often, I only like the nostalgic 90’s covers), so I also look out for copies on ebay.
For this look I used the orangey red shade from the E.L.F. Mad for Matte Jewel Pop Palette with Lemonhead LA Spacepaste Glitter in Commando over it. To add a pop of blue/turquoise, I applied Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Deep End (I love this liner, I’ve used it for so many looks!) under my eyes. On my lips, I used Colourpop Lippie Pencil in Chi Chi and a clear E.L.F. gloss. All of the (vegan/cruelty free) makeup I used is also listed below:
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation (3, free sample) & Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Powder (1 fair, under eyes only)
Tarte Creaseless Concealer (20N light)
Milk Makeup Matte Bronzer (baked)
Flower Beauty Blush Bomb Color Drops (pinched)
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter (2 light)
E.L.F. Cosmetics Baked Highlighter (moonlight pearls)
Urban Decay Cosmetics All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray
Anastasia Beverly Hills Eye Primer (mini)
E.L.F. Cosmetics Mad for Matte Eyeshadow Palette Jewel Pop (orangey red shade)
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (deep end)
Lemonhead LA Spacepaste Glitter (commando)
Hourglass Caution Extreme Lash Mascara
E.L.F. Total Face Sponge (for foundation & concealer), Blush Brush (for under eye setting powder), Small Stipple Brush (for blush), E.L.F. Cosmetics Eyeshadow “C”Brush (for eyeshadow)
M.O.T.D. Cosmetics (use my affiliate code “pennysportal” for 15% off!) Supermodel Sculpt (for bronzer/contour), Mr. Handyman (for highlight), Seamless Sheer Blend Blending Brush (for blending eyeshadow), Under the Covers Flat Concealer Brush (I love this one for applying glitter)
Have you found any cool vintage books lately? Were you a Christopher Pike reader back in the day too? Let me know in the comments!