My childhood and the youth of millions of other adults has been influenced heavily by the Harry Potter series. It contains some of my favorite stories about friendship, independence, loyalty, self-discovery, loss, and love throughout its seven books, and I will always love it dearly for that. As I got older, I started seeing lots of people combine it with my other favorite childhood activity, makeup. Now, there are dozens (if not hundreds) of positively enchanting Harry Potter-themed tutorials that range from practical to inspirational to just plain works of art–perfect for all you bookworm beauty gurus!
If you’ve grabbed up all the Harry Potter accessories you can and you’re ready to head to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, you should take a look at one of these fantastic step-by-step guides to achieving the most magical of makeup–or branch out and use them as inspiration for your own!
Eva Senin Pernas makes these incredible makeup designs that are way beyond just fun techniques and cool effects–they’re actual lip art. And the fake blood addition? Striking. This Deathly Hallows one is probably my favorite, but be sure to check out her DeviantArt for more of her brilliance.
Katie Alves apparently did this after having Harry Potter-themed requests brought up so many times by her fans, and thank goodness she did–it is unbelievably cool. It’s like “Starry Night,” but with Hogwarts and in a teensy tiny set of spaces to do all her illustration.
This incredible look from LuciferIsMyDad on Instagram is luminous, eerie, and full of movement all at the same time. The scales are just entirely too cool (and so consistent!), so let’s give a round of applause to one of Instagram’s fave makeup artists, shall we? Methinks Malfoy would approve.
Again, it is striking just how much movement can be put into eye makeup when done unconventionally. This incredible look is finished off with tiny, bright blue eye jewels and sweeping, long false eyelashes.
I’m totally loving this more subtle, yet still totally vivid, look from makeup artist Madam Noire. While the above eyeliner designs are all fantastic, this is a more accessible look that requires lots of blending and patience to make it just right. If you want to do a Slytherin-themed makeup look but aren’t so sure about all the liner art you’ve seen so far, give this one a try! Plus, she paired it with a black lip, making it even more wonderful, in our humble opinions.
I can’t even handle how incredible this tutorial is by Pinkstylist on YouTube. While this isn’t a look I would consider wearing out on the town, it is pure special effects magic to see how this transformation occurred. It is also terrifying, but that’s okay considering he-who-must-not-be-named is, too.
Click to the next page to see a tutorial for all the houses, a transformation into Bellatrix Lestrange, and Ravenclaw eye look that’s as sharp as the house’s residents.
Now, for even more magical makeup looks!
This wonderful Hufflepuff tutorial by YouTube makeup artist Bobby Cohen is so much fun, and she shows you exactly how to achieve the look step-by-step!
10. Ravenclaw Eyes
Go weird and get wild with dope2111’s classic Bellatrix video tutorial. Whether you’re dressing up as the villain for a party or just because you want to make a totally amazing impression on your Tinder date, check it out!
12. The Houses
This Bellatrix tutorial by audfaced on YouTube is not only wonderful, it’s also a ton of fun to watch! She commits to the hair, makeup, costume, and even attitude of the character–all the things that make YouTube beauty tutorials so enjoyable.
14. All The Houses
Let’s not leave any out! These awesome eye makeup looks by ynocencia on DeviantArt use various gradients depending on the particular house’s colors, so you can choose a different house to project any day of the week.
Now, wasn’t that fun? Go try them yourself!