by Elaine ZapantaJuvy Ann Lazo and Rae

This month, we are celebrating Bookbed’s fifth birthday so we thought of doing something special for FaceBookIt. We collaborated with two esteemed beauty bloggers, Rae of Scatterbraintures and Juvy of Plump Cheeks, to create makeup looks inspired by James Dashner’s The Maze Runner series.

I read The Maze Runner just before the movie adaptation came out. I wasn’t even aware of the series until I saw the magical/probably-made-of-unicorn-and-fairy-dust Dylan O’Brien as Thomas. When I started reading, I couldn’t put the book down. There were so many things (the mysteries of the maze, is there really a way out, who’s behind this project, betrayals, is this the real world, more betrayals and plot twists) the author kept hidden from the readers and that made me like the books even more.

The look I came up with turned out to be a little strong—more apt for the nighttime—but it can definitely be toned down for those of you who are a little less adventurous with makeup. Watch the video below to see how I created this look:

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Juvy chose The Scorch Trials for her look. Check out how she did below!

Products used

BROWS

  • MUFE Aqua Brow #25 with L’Oreal Paris Brow Stylist Plumper Brow Gel Mascara (Light to Medium)

EYES

  • Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette
  • PAC liquid eyeliner in Pink
  • Heroine Make eyeliner in Black
  • Maybelline Hypercurl Volum’ Express waterproof mascara

Voodoo all over the eyelids, Betrayal to blend the edges, Habit on the browbone. Voodoo under the eyes, Betrayal in the inner corners, and then blended with FS Cosmetics Eyeshadow Orange shade. Use the same FS Cosmetics Eyeshadow Orange shade in the Crease.

FACE

  • Laneige BB Cushion [Pore Control] #31
  • Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Concealer Treatment in Medium set with Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay Cheek blush in Exposed

LIPS

  • Mirenesse Lip Bomb Glossy Lip Lacquer Stain # 12

And as for the third book in the series, we have Rae, inspired by The Death Cure:

I enjoyed reading The Maze Runner series. There were some parts in the books where the writing seemed a little off for me but overall it was fun. (The plot is interesting and I fell in love with Newt!)

So when I got Elaine’s invitation to collaborate for FaceBookIt, I decided to choose The Death Cure because I thought I didn’t have any green or orange eye shadows to do a look based on the cover of the first two installments, ha!

Anyway, I initially wanted to do a smokey eye because, believe me, that’s the first look that will cross your mind once you see a black-and-blue color scheme. I decided against it at the last minute because it doesn’t seem very Teresa Agnes to me.

So here’s the look I came up with: I did a sheer wash of Nars Sheer Glow Stromboli all over my face to even out my skin tone. I concealed my under eyes a little bit wit Nars Radiant Cream Concealer. I didn’t aim for perfection, though. I just tried to cancel out the blueness so I don’t look like someone punched me in the face when I put on blue eyeshadow.

Since I have heavily hooded eyes, I decided to put the colors on the lower lash line so you can see the even when my eyes are open. I put a yellow, slightly shimmery eyeshadow on the inner rims of my eyes, taking advantage of James Dashner’s name in yellow font on the cover. All the eyeshadows I used were from the 2013 Sephora Makeup Academy palette shown above.

I highlighted the bridge of my nose and my cheekbones with Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Powder in Candlelight in the hopes that I would achieve that icy look but my camera failed to capture it. To make the eyes the focal point of the look, I used muted colors on the cheeks and lips—Lipstick Queen Oxymoron and Nars Audacious Barbara, respectively.

I enjoyed doing this look almost as much as I did reading The Maze Runner series and I hope you enjoy recreating it, too!

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And all those three make up FacebookIt Looks #9, 10 and 11! Wasn’t that a lot of fun??

What books do you want me to recreate next? And how are guys finding this series? Do you like the video tutorials? Let us know in the comments below or tag us on Facebook and Instagram. ☁

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