Happy Birthday Remus!!
This fic is written by me and the brilliant dani! @unadulteratedpaperparadise. she’ll probably say we both did the same amount, but without her there wouldn’t have been a remus birthday fic today, so give her all the love! she deserves it.
Characters by @lumosinlove
“I don’t know about this…” Remus said questioningly.
“C’mon, Re,” Sirius pleaded. “It’ll be fun, I promise.” He punctuated his sentence with a kiss to Remus’ ear.
Remus sighed, “Fine. One time and if I hate it, I get to do yours.”
Sirius’ eyes lit up and he actually bounced a bit on his toes. “Hell yes, Re! You’ll look even better than you usually do.”
A blush crept up on his face and he couldn’t keep the smile from his lips. “So?”, he asked, looking expectantly at his boyfriend.
“Ooh, okay. Sit down”, Sirius barely hid his smile as he turned around to get the makeup from where he’d put it.
“Okay, baby,” Remus laughed as he sat down. “You’re really excited about this, huh?”
“Yeah, I mean I just think you’ll look hot,” Sirius said. “I mean, you always look hot but-”
“Relax, I know what you meant,” His infectious chuckle continued.
“Okay. Can I start? Are you ready to become even more beautiful?”, Sirius was smiling over both cheeks now as he picked up a brush and some kind of container.
“Stop it,” Remus blushed a little every time Sirius paid him a compliment, even after all this time.
His smile turned into a grin and he was sure Remus knew what he had gotten himself into. “What? I can’t tell my gorgeous, brilliant, wickedly hot boyfriend that he is the light of my life and the best person on earth? Now what’s the fun in that?”, he leaned down and kissed Remus’ cheeks, where his blush had darkened to a deep red.
Remus hid his face in his hands, willing the blush to go away. He stared up into those beautiful blue eyes and suddenly it didn’t matter if he was blushing; it didn’t matter if he was at the bottom of the Mariana Trench or the top of Mount Everest, he would look up into those eyes. Those eyes that looked at him like he was worth something… worth everything.
Sirius’ smile softened, “You’re perfect.”, he paused and just looked at the other for what felt like an eternity, “Okay. Makeup!”
Sirius pulled out the makeup bag that Lily had prepared for him. It was reflective, proclaiming “Find yourself and be that!” Sirius smiled at the wording, knowing that now he had found himself and that he was, in fact, being that.
He got out a sparkly eyeshadow and a big fluffy brush and then stopped looking a bit sheepish, “What do I start with?”
“From the one makeup video I’ve ever watched, I think you start with foundation?” Remus guessed, shrugging.
“Ah. Yes, of course,” he went looking through the bag again mumbling to himself, “Foundation. Yeah, I know what that looks like, I’ll just-”
“I knew that, but thank you. Foundation.”, he said as he held up the bottle in victory, accompanied with a sponge in the other hand.
“I think you gotta wet the sponge first,” Remus supplied helpfully (?). “I mean, I think.”
“You’re awfully knowledgable for someone who’s only watched one makeup tutorial, huh?” Sirius smirked as he splashed a little foundation onto the back of his hand.
“Maybe I watch the occasional beauty guru,” Remus conceded. “Maybe I watch beauty ASMR videos and if I do, it’s my business and mine alone.” He huffed out, a little embarrassed.
“You are adorable.”, Sirius placed a lingering kiss onto Remus’ forehead, “And now, foundation!” The black-haired boy carefully soaked the sponge into the liquid and dabbed it onto his boyfriend’s cheeks. “Is this right, Mr. Makeup ASMR?”, he asked Remus in a teasing tone covering his face slowly in the light beige Lily had brought them.
“Yes,” Remus gritted through his teeth playfully.
“Awww, you look like an angry little puppy when you do that,” Sirius cooed whilst continuing his ministrations. “Don’t pout, it’s bad for the makeup.” Remus’ eye twitched in mock-irritation.
Remus sighed once the other was satisfied with his work. “Concealer is next. So please, make these under eye bags disappear.”
Sirius acted annoyed, but he knew Remus could see, he was glad for the instructions. “I love them, though. They’re part of you. You work too hard, that’s what they show.”
“This is makeup. It’s reversible.”, Remus smiled. He had never liked his eyebags, which had always kind of just been there, but it made him warm up to hear Sirius did.
“Fine.” a pout on his lips, the taller man covered the skin under Remus’ eyes with a lighter shade, watching the light purple disappear.
“So pretty, baby,” Sirius said lovingly as he patted the product into his boyfriend’s delicate skin.
“Hey, that’s my line,” Remus reached out to hold Sirius’ left hand, which was resting lightly on his cheek to give him stability when applying the makeup. He gently tugged it away from his own cheek to place a kiss in between his boy’s knuckles. “You’re so soft here. I thought your skin would be rough.” He flipped Sirius’ hand over in his his, analyzing every nook and cranny, crevice and callous.
“Why would my knuckles-” Sirius’ affection for the man before him killed the query on his lips. His eyes fluttered down briefly then, softly, met Remus’. “I like being soft with you.”
“I like all of you, baby. Smooth sides and rough edges,” Remus said, still absently playing with Sirius’ hand.
“Even after all these years, you still always know what to say to me,” Sirius said, staring deeply into Remus’ light amber eyes.
“I still don’t think that’s true,” Remus huffed a quick laugh.
“I’ll be the judge of that,” Sirius pulled away slightly to pick up a small pot of blush.
He used a large fluffy brush to pick up a little bit of the bright pink product and leaned back over to his lover.
“Light, upward strokes,” Sirius spoke softly, intently focused on the application of the blush.
“Huh, never knew you to be one for light strokes,” Remus joked.
Sirius couldn’t help the smile, but chose to wash over the comment, instead applying the pink power onto his boyfriend’s cheeks. “You look so cute! Like you’re blushing.”, he said, once he was done, looking at Remus.
“If that’s what it looks like you might have added too much.”, he laughed, ignoring the actual blush that spread under the makeup across his cheeks. As Sirius just kept staring at him,his face felt hotter. Remus took a deep breath, “Come on. Want to do something with my eyes?”
The black haired shook out of his trans, “Yes, yeah, of course. This is the most important part. You’re going to love it.”
“You promised that for the rest aswell.”
Sirius turned around, the smallest amount of actual hurt on his face mixed with a load of cockyness. “What? You don’t love your look so far?”
“No, I adore it. I look fantastic.” Remus answered, his voice dripping in irony.
The other smiled and then dropped a kiss onto his nose, “You always do.”
“So we’re done?”
“You’re not getting out of this, love,” Sirius came back with a whole palette of colors, ranging from deep purples to sparkly golds. He struggled to open it and after a while wordlessly held it out to Remus.
He smiled, but opened it for his lover and returned it.
Sirius sprinkled a light layer of sparkly gold over Remus’ eyelid. He added a burgundy to the crease, accentuating the shape of his eye with classic Lions colors. He added a couple swipes of mascara.
“I’m not fucking around with eyeliner,” Sirius laughed. “I feel like I could do some real damage with that stuff and I do not want to go to the ER today. Or anyday. No ER for you, my sweetheart.”
Remus joined in with his boyfriend’s laughter. “Yeah. Imagine having to explain that.”
“I accidentally stabbed my love blind with eyeliner,”
“Sounds about right,” Remus chuckled. “That would definitely happen to us.”
Sirius made grabby hands at Remus’ sweater paws and reached out to pull him up and out of the chair he was sitting in, spinning him around slowly to face the mirror.
“I look…” Remus trailed off. Sirius came up behind him and snaked his arms around his waist.
“Pretty. You look so pretty, sweetheart,” Sirius cooed sweetly.
“Yeah,” Remus whispered, vaguely aghast. “I look pretty.”
“Let’s go take some pictures, pretty boy,” Sirius swatted at Remus’ ass playfully. Remus cracked up, tilting over the hips just laughing so hard.
“Let’s go, baby,” and with that, Remus placed a sweet kiss on Sirius’ lips and took his hand, leading them downstairs for a mini photoshoot.