If I had it my way, I'd walk around everyday with a Halloween-level face full of makeup, like the citizens of the Capitol from The Hunger Games. Unfortunately, so-called society has decided that dressing up as a fictional character for everyday life is "weird" and "not workplace appropriate." So book inspired makeup sets will just have to do. You can still feel fancy and fictional without breaking out your petticoats and wizard robes. Here are a few gorgeous, literary, and entirely wearable book-inspired makeup sets for readers of every kind.
Whether you're a hardcore makeup fan, or you just like the a pop of color every so often for a special occasion, you can now wear your favorite books on your face. I mean, why settle for ordinary eye shadow when you can wear eye shadow that's based on your favorite sci-fi comedy novel? Or wear lipstick from a beloved YA dystopia trilogy? Or use makeup brushes that are right out of Hogwarts? Once you start using these literary makeup sets, you'll never want to return to plain old non-literary makeup again.
So check out some of these bookish makeup products, and rock your favorite reading material on your very own face:
1Wand Makeup Brushes
Longing for a magic wand? Well, they don't exist, but you can brush makeup onto your face with a makeup brush that looks like a wand. These brushes from Storybook Cosmetics are simply beautiful, and, by all accounts, pretty high quality to boot. The set of five wand-like brushes comes in multiple enchanted colors.
2'Pride + Prejudice + Zombies' Eye & Cheek Palette
Do you enjoy emotionally repressed romance? How about flesh eating monsters? Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is a very fun, very bloody adaptation of one of the greatest romances in all of literature, and now you can put it on your eyes and cheeks! Feel like a refined British lady as you dismember walking corpses.
3'The Hobbit' Eye Shadow Collection
OK, so these eye shadows might not make you look like an actual hobbit, but they will definitely give you Middle Earth vibes as you go about your non-magical life. The color names are also brilliant, like "A Regular Bears' Meeting," "The Wandering Wizard," and "Riddles in the Dark."
4'Slaughterhouse-Five' Eye Shadow
Apocalyptic Beauty is selling all the makeup that you never knew you needed, like this duo of sparkly Vonnegut-themed eye shadows. "So It Goes" comes in shimmering pink, and "The Amber of the Moment" is a peachy-amber gold, for all those moments when you're abducted by time-hopping aliens.
5'Effie Trinket' Makeup Kit
Yeah, yeah, I understand that the whole point of The Hunger Games was to tear down the violent decadence of the Capitol. But also... I kind of want to wear an Effie Trinket-style clown face in my daily life. If you want to add a little bit of soulless Capitol flare to your look, check out this Effie Trinket makeup kit from Covergirl.
6'Harry Potter' Eye Shadow Palette Book
In addition to those gorgeous wand brushes, Storybook Cosmetics also has this utterly magical eye shadow palette, for the true witches and wizards out there. Colors include "Cauldron," "Broomstick," "Potions," and "Jinx."
7The Seven Kingdoms Eye Shadow Collection
Honestly, all I want out of this life is to be able to walk around town wearing an eye shadow called "Hodor." These Song of Ice and Fire eye shadows will transport you to the beautiful, politically unstable land of Westeros. Other colors include "Valar Morghulis," "Mother of Dragons," and "You Know Nothing" in White Walker white.
8The 'Don't Panic' Eye Shadow Collection
OK, I'm officially in love with Apocalyptic Beauty's eye shadows. The "Don't Panic" Collection is inspired by The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, including colors like "Vogon Poetry," "Infinite Improbability Drive," "Babel Fish," and "Oh, No, Not Again." So grab your eye shadow and your towel and set off to bum around the galaxy.