Inspired by... "The Scorch Trials" and "The Death Cure"

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Since a lot of you enjoyed my last Inspired by... post, I thought I should do these more often. Today, I present to you: cover inspiration from the second and third books in The Maze Runner trilogy—The Scorch Trials and The Death Cure. If you have read these books or are considering them—I have a review attached at the end of this post, but for now, let's look at these gorgeous covers. There wasn't really a character look I could do based on the story, because of the setting (I'm pretty sure nobody has time for makeup in THAT predicament). However, I knew I had the PERFECT makeup and nail polish to match up with these colorful covers, so I thought I would share those things with you.

First up, The Scorch Trials cover shows an area devastated by the heat and sun flares, turned into a desert. Orange and brown are the main colors here and I could not pass up the opportunity to break out Butter London's Silly Billy—my October favorite from last year. I also decided to add a bit of flare (no pun intended) with Julep's Diamond Theory—a copper glitter top coat. I think my improvised manicure goes perfectly with this scorched land on the cover.

The Death Cure presents an entirely different landscape and color scheme: it looks like a snowstorm hitting the mountains, covering the trees, and coloring the sky a menacing blue gray. The eyeshadows I used are all from MACSteamy—a shimmery teal that I applied all over the lid, Strike a Pose—a gray-toned blue I blended into the outer corner and dragged into the crease, and Crystal Avalanche—a shimmery white I applied in the inner corner and blended towards the middle of the eyelid. I also used MAC's eye pencil in Industry, a metallic dark gray, to line my upper lash line.

Do you ever get inspired by book covers?

If you would like to hear more about the book, check out the video below!