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FaceBookIt: Makeup Inspired by ‘Eleanor & Park’ by Rainbow Rowell

by Elaine Zapanta

Hey, Cheer Readers! It’s finally December, which means that our calendars are booked and our weekends will be spent at Christmas parties with workmates, family, and friends.

To help you prep for all these snazzy parties you’ll be attending, we will be featuring festive makeup looks inspired by some of our favorite book covers that you can wear during this time of the year.

The first look is inspired by Rainbow Rowell’s second novel, Eleanor & Park. I have infinite tenderness for this book, not only because it got me grinning ear to ear and flailing my arms at three in the morning, but also because the story of Eleanor and Park is so believable. (Okay, I may have related to Eleanor a lot, too but whatever, lol.)

This look involves two bright colors so I opted to stick to a clean, smooth base and strong brows, and focused on the eyes and lips. My foundation is Make Up For Ever HD Foundation in 153. I used my holy grail brow product, Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade in Ebony, to define my brows, and a tiny bit of Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer in Warm Natural on the brow bone to highlight.

The eye look is pretty standard with maybe a little unf. I started with Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original to make sure everything stays in place. Then I put Champagne from the LORAC Pro Palette, foiled with some MAC Fix+ on my mobile lids, and Mauve, also from the same palette, on the crease.

I have hooded eyes so my liner, K-Palette 1 Day Tattoo Real Lasting Eyeliner, stayed super close to the lashes. You can change it depending on your preference. Next, I mixed Comet and Earth from the Galaxy Chic palette and placed it on top of my eyeliner and on the lower lashline.

I curled my lashes and put on Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real Mascara. Lastly, I used Sunset Kiss on the lips. You can stop here but if you want a bit of highlight on the top of the cheekbones, go for it! I used Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Powder in Candelight for a bit of glow.

Aaaand that’s it! Easy, right?

Whether you’re feeling as bright as Eleanor’s tresses or as gloomy as Park’s eyeliner, we’ve got you covered!

What books do you want me to recreate next? What do you think of FaceBookIt? Let us know in the comments below or tag us on Facebook and Instagram.




12 responses to “FaceBookIt: Makeup Inspired by ‘Eleanor & Park’ by Rainbow Rowell”

  1. Reblogged this on Flabs Rule the World! and commented:
    Hi guys! Check out this FOTD I did for! It is inspired by the book cover of Eleanor & Park!


  2. I don’t know the book, but you look absolutely lovely!


    1. Thanks Nat! 🙂 Eleanor & Park is a fun read. I highly recommend it 😉


    2. Thank you for visiting and reading! You def should pick up the book 🙂 It will be worth your while, we promise! 🙂


    1. Huhu thank you Kach <33333333


  3. Beautiful story, and you hit the nail on the head with the inspired look. 🙂


    1. Thanks Marielle!!! 🙂


  4. Aw you incorporated both Eleanor and Park in your look! Super love!! I hope you tagged Rainbow Rowell sa Twitter so she saw 😉 😀 😀


    1. Hi Bea! We tagged Rainbow Rowell! Hope she sees it. If not, it’s fine! There are two other books to recreate! Right, Elaine? Anyway, thanks for visiting and reading!


  5. […] If you’re new in bookbed (welcome!), FaceBookIt is a segment where we come up with makeup looks based on our favorite book covers. We debuted with one of our favorite YA novels of recent years, Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor and Park. Check it out here. […]


  6. […] favorite YA novels of recent years, Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor & Park which you can check out here. We also did Shepard Fairey’s take on 1984 by George Orwell, which you go visit […]


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