Makeup by Muse: Gryffindor

Processed with VSCO with hb2 preset

Hi Friends! This is an idea that’s been kicking about in my head for a while and I’m so happy that I finally get to share it with you! Makeup by Muse is going to be a section that, hopefully, has something for everyone. I wanted to do bookish inspired makeup looks, whether it’s a character, a scene, a cover, or even an adaptation that inspired me. Because we’re here for bookish things as well as beauty things, I also wanted to include some of my favorite quotes from said bookish inspiration and an aesthetic board that helped me come up with the makeup look.

The makeup look I decided to go for first is a halo eye inspired by the Gryffindor colors. Now, I am by no means a Gryffindor—I’m a proud Hufflepuff, 100%. But something inside me wanted to do make a bold statement with my first Makeup by Muse post, and we can’t deny that the red and gold of Gryffindor are bold colors. So, I went for bright, reddish tones and the most gold shade I have in my makeup collection. To make more of a statement, I topped it off with a deep, red lip dusted with that same gold shade. I wanted this look to be a bit more daring than what I typically go for—like our beloved Gryffindors!

sorting hat quote

products used breaker
Storybook Cosmetics Wizardry & Witchcraft Palette [SBC]
Juvia’s Place Nubian 2 Palette [JP]
Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette [ABH]

Below is a list of shades in the order that I used them:
SBC Prophecy
SBC Charms
ABH Burnt Orange
ABH Love Letter
JP Jezebel
SBC Sorcerer
SBC Spellbook
SBC Sorcerer**
JP Nairobi***

gryffindor labelled.jpg

**If a shade is listed twice it means that I went back in with the shade to deepen or enhance the color
***Italics indicates that a wet brush was used

blog breaker bottom

film quote.jpg

Now, some of my absolute favorite quotes and scenes from the Harry Potter series are about courage and bravery or are spoken by/about Gryffindors themselves. Gryffindors are the boasters of some pretty great qualities and achievements: Albus Dumbledore’s actions led either directly or indirectly to the defeat not one, but two, dark wizards. Professor McGonagall was stern, yes, but she was also an absolute boss. A Head of Gryffindor house, I like to think that she was largely responsible for the front put up by her house during what would have been the trio’s final year at Hogwarts, including the Battle of Hogwarts. There’s the trio themselves, who gave up everything—I mean, Hermione made her parents forget that she even existed—to take down Voldemort. Then there’s Hagrid and Neville Longbottom, who prove that it takes more than blind courage to be brave—they show that bravery comes in many forms, like integrity, perseverance, and loyalty. And who can forget the savage sass that many Gryffindors seem to be blessed with? I was actually going to include a lot of sassy quotes in this post, but as I was going through them I realized just how many there are—especially from Harry and McGonagall. So, I’ve decided to do a Sass Battle post, which will be coming soon! Back to the task at hand—below are some (okay, a lot) of my favorite quotes relating to everything Gryffindor—the people themselves, their daring and bravery, their fierce loyalty—and yes, a little bit of sass.


quotes breaker

“It is our choices Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
-Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

“If you’re not in Gryffindor, we’ll disinherit you,” said Ron, “but no pressure.”
-Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

“There are all kinds of courage,” said Dumbledore, smiling. “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends. I therefore award ten points to Mr. Neville Longbottom.”
-Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

“I want you to listen to me very carefully, Harry. You’re not a bad person. You’re a very good person, who bad things have happened to. Besides, the world isn’t split into good people and Death Eaters. We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.”
-Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

And before Umbridge could say a word, they raised their wands and said together:
“Accio brooms!”
Harry heard a loud crash somewhere in the distance. Looking to his left, he ducked just in time. Fred and George’s broomsticks, one still trailing the heavy chain and iron peg with which Umbridge had fastened them to the wall, were hurtling along the corridor towards their owners; they turned left, streaked down the stairs and stopped sharply in front of the twins, the chain clattering loudly on the flagged stone floor.
“We won’t be seeing you,” Fred told Professor Umbridge, swinging his leg over his broomstick.
“Yeah, don’t bother to keep in touch,” said George, mounting his own.
-Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“No, Harry, you listen,” said Hermione. “We’re coming with you. That was decided months ago – years, really.”
-Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

“Harry—you’re a great wizard, you know,”
“I’m not as good as you,” said Harry, very embarrassed, as she let go of him.
“Me!” said Hermione. “Books! And cleverness! There are more important things—friendship and bravery and—oh Harry— be careful!”
-Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

“I’m not going to get murdered,” Harry said out loud.
“That’s the spirit, dear,” said his mirror sleepily.
-Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

It was, he thought, the difference between being dragged into the arena to face a battle to the death and walking into the arena with your head held high. Some people, perhaps, would say that there was little to choose between the two ways, but Dumbledore knew—and so do I, though Harry, with a fierce rush of pride, and so did my parents—that there was all the difference in the world.
-Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

“Albus Severus,” said Harry quietly, so that nobody but Ginny could hear, and she was tactful enough to pretend to be waving to Rose, who was now on the train, “you were named for two headmasters of Hogwarts. One of them was a Slytherin and he was probably the bravest man I ever knew.”
-Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

“Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself”
-Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Processed with VSCO with hb2 preset

“I’m going to keep going until I succeed—or die. Don’t think I don’t know how this might end. I’ve known it for years.
-Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

“I don’t believe it! I don’t believe it! Oh, Ron, how wonderful! A prefect! That’s everyone in the family!”
“What are Fred and I, next-door neighbours?” said George indignantly.
– Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“Yes, when you were telling us what it’s like to face Voldemort. You said it wasn’t just memorizing a bunch of spells, you said it was just you and your brains and your guts — well, wasn’t that what Snape was saying? That it really comes down to being brave and quick-thinking?”
-Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Lily’s smile was widest of all. She pushed her long hair back as she drew close to him, and her green eyes, so like his, searched his face hungrily, as though she would never be able to look at him enough. “You’ve been so brave.”
-Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

-Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

It is a strange thing, but when you are dreading something, and would give anything to slow down time, it has a disobliging habit of speeding up.
-Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

“At least no one on the Gryffindor team had to buy their way in! They got in on pure talent!”
-Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

“There’s no need to tell me I’m not brave enough to be in Gryffindor, Malfoy’s already done that,” Neville choked out.
Harry felt in the pocket of his robes and pulled out a Chocolate Frog, the very last one from the box Hermione had given him for Christmas. He gave it to Neville, who looked as though he might cry.
“You’re worth twelve of Malfoy,” Harry said. “The Sorting Hat chose you for Gryffindor, didn’t it?”
-Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

“Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it. You have shown bravery beyond anything I could have expected of you. I ask you to demonstrate your courage one more time. I ask you to tell us what happened.”
-Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

“As Hagrid had said, what would come would come and he would have to meet it when it did.”
-Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

blog breaker bottom


I would love and appreciate your feedback on this post. Even more, I’d love to hear what you guys love about Gryffindors!

sign off

3 thoughts on “Makeup by Muse: Gryffindor

  1. You, along with watching most of the fifth movie yesterday, have rekindled my wish to reread the series. This makeup look is totally gorgeous, though I don’t really do make up beyond eyeliner and lipstick, and it made me feel Harry Potter Things haha. Also, I love the pictures!


    1. Thank you so much! I’m glad I helped inspire you to reread the series! The fact that we can still read them years later and for the 100th time just goes to show how incredible they are! I always love rereading them close to Christmas, I’m not quite sure why… maybe it’s all the happy feels 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s