As everyone and their dog knows, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is officially out. As people flood into the theater, possibly sneaking in the aforementioned dogs who would otherwise be jealous listening to half-assed human recaps later on, I can’t help but wish I had read the books by now. (I know they’re quick, I know they’re easy, but I read and write for about 9 hours a day, so it’s hard to push myself into doing it later on, too.)
I wound up looking at photos, clips and screengrabs from the newest film and my goodness, I can see why people are obsessed with these movies’ appearances. The makeup is really fantastic, so I decided now would probably be a solid time to do a look inspired by one Katniss wears.
Side note: Though I’m usually opposed to wearing false eyelashes, I had wanted to use them for this look. Then I fell asleep in my contacts and woke up with sore eyes, so I decided not to, but if you choose to, it will likely look infinitely better. My pick: Napoleon Perdis Crossandra Lashes. Light, high-quality, fluffy and long–perfect for this look!
0) Start clean and fresh. One of the things that is most stunning about Jennifer Lawrence is her complexion, which always looks clean with the right balance between matte and dewy. I typically use Kinerase Gentle Daily Cleanser to remove dirt, SW Basics Makeup Remover get rid of any residual makeup from the night prior, Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist for brightness, and a bit of La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream to make my face soft and smooth.
Okay, so maybe I’m not as naturally radiant and am considerably more sleepy. But you get the gist.
1) I applied Vbeaute Day Job into my T-Zone and out toward my cheekbones. Then, I used Lush Jackie Oats Colour Supplement to even out my complexion a bit more without making it cakey or thick. Under my eyes, I picked Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer. Overtop, I dusted Shiseido Translucent Loose Powder.
2) For blush, I used a little more rouge than usual to enhance the dramatic glow of this look. I picked Glominerals Glo Tint for Cheeks & Lips just under my cheekbones and then quickly blended upward.
3) First, I applied pale pink shimmery Tarte eyeshadow in Steph’s Pearls’ from The Tarte of Giving Collector’s Set all over my lids up to the brows using a fluffy eyeshadow brush. Then, I used Covergirl Flamed Out Eyeshadow Pencils in Red-Hot Flame and Hot-Pink Flame all over my lid. These creamy pencils are perfect for applying a defined, bold shadow shade. After filling in my lids with them, I blended a bit with my fingertips upward and added a little Tarte eyeshadow in Daniel’s Teddy Bear (an orangey-bronze) overtop for a hazy glow around the pink, plus a bit of Urban Decay eyeshadow in Woodstock along the upper lash line to intensify the pinkish red shades.
4) I drew a light, silvery-white line using NYC Eyeliner Duet Pencil in Mockingbird, then used the same pencil to draw a thin, light black line underneath the first. I applied a thick line of Pop! Ink Outliner in Inked on my upper lid, winging it out at an angle.
I finished it off with two coats of Benefit They’re Real! Mascara on the top lashes and a light coat on the bottom ones.
5) I filled in my brows with Clinique Brow Shaper in Soft Brown.
5) To get a pretty, long-lasting shine in a nude pink shade, I went with Hourglass Extreme Sheen High Shine Lip Gloss in Child.
I’m admittedly not 100% thrilled with how this makeup came out, as I think the false lashes would’ve made it so much better. :( But it did make me want to start wearing fiery-colored eyeshadow looks more often. Perhaps after hours at a dark bar or during costume parties? I don’t know, I think I just need an excuse to stop wearing so much black lipstick lately (in the event you follow me on Instagram, you are probably sick of it, and I’m sorry).
Got a tutorial you want to see? Or just a question, concern or mean thing to say about how dry my lips are? (Okay, okay, I’m projecting.) Shoot me a comment!