I enjoy reading more than doing pretty much anything else, especially books. I also take a whole world of inspiration from the books I read. Especially, perhaps unsurprisingly, when it comes to makeup. I have a vivid imagination (not always a good thing, my dreams are never tame) and get very clear pictures of the characters and setting in my mind. Not just that though, with a good book, I am fully transported into that world. I live, eat and breathe the story. I can’t get it out of my head, it is all I can think or dream about. I want to be part of the story, by recreating the looks my brain thinks up – I can in some way manage that.
The latest books I have been loving are the Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth, which I have reviewed recently. This look is inspired by Tris’ move to the Dauntless faction. I gave myself a faux nose piercing (which I love, so tempted to have it actually done) and went with a super kohl-ed up look, still keeping the rest relatively natural and un-sophisticated as Tris is 16 years old in Divergent.