Magick Moste Evile, warns: ‘of the Horcrux, wickedest of magical inventions, we shall not speak nor give direction’. But you’ll to want to take a look these Horcrux make-up masterpieces. Talented artists have created make-up looks inspired by some of the objects that housed the fragments of Lord Voldemort’s soul.
Wondering how these gifted artists created their individual Horcrux looks from start to finish?
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And here are the inspiring end results:
‘Hello, Harry Potter. My name is Tom Riddle. How did you come by my diary?’
This first make-up look beautifully illustrates the moment Harry plunges a Basilisk fang into the heart of Riddle’s diary. The Horcrux was particularly dangerous when characters wrote in the diary, as Tom Riddle was able to influence them by writing back.
‘There upon the smooth crimson velvet lay a heavy golden locket’
With the emphasis on a serpent, this extraordinary look reminds us that this locket was a Slytherin heirloom linking Voldemort to his Gaunt family heritage. On sensing its destruction, the Horcrux cruelly played on Ron Weasley’s insecurities to try to save itself.
‘Remember, the cup’s small and gold, it’s got a badger engraved on it, two handles’
This gleaming gold look perfectly illustrates the intricately beautiful nature of Helga Hufflepuff’s cup, which became another possession of a Hogwarts founder to become a Horcrux. Not as innocent as it appeared, the cup was protected by Gemino and Flagrante curses when hidden in the Lestranges’ vault so the treasure multiplied and became hot when touched.
‘The d – diadem of Ravenclaw? Of course not – hasn’t it been lost for centuries?’
The glorious explosion of blue in this make-up look reminds us that the diadem that brought wisdom to the wearer originally belonged to Rowena Ravenclaw. This Horcrux was destroyed by Fiendfyre unleashed in the Room of Requirement during the Battle of Hogwarts.
‘Now he saw that his lifespan had always been determined by how long it took to eliminate all the Horcruxes’
This make-up look – reflecting Harry Potter as the sixth Horcrux – expresses the very core of the link between Harry and the Dark Lord: the lightning scar. It was through the memories of Severus Snape that Harry finally understood the significance of the words: neither can live while the other survives.
‘The snake?’ said Harry, startled. ‘You can use animals as Horcruxes?’
This last look is inspired by the final Horcrux that was destroyed: Lord Voldemort’s snake, Nagini. Neville Longbottom, demonstrating his true nature as a lion-hearted Gryffindor, sliced off the great snake’s head – leaving Lord Voldemort to duel Harry with no Horcruxes tying him to life.
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