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Where on Earth have I been? Well this past week I’ve not been feeling the best so updates/looks have pretty much stopped. However this past Saturday (almost a week ago!) I had a photo shoot with my aunt. Yup, a full fledge makeup, outfit, location photo shoot! So I really wanted to portray a Citizen of the Capitol from The Hunger Games, but I wanted to go a tad more extreme then just makeup. So after trying to do this for weeks, I finally got a date planned and a look planned! I’m so excited to finally post these photos and share with everyone out there. Now this look started out as a random citizen, but once we started shooting we kept giving my aunt Effie references so this became a neo-Effie look. Had I known that when I started I would have tried to make her makeup look more like her at some point. So Enjoy!

Neo-Effie or What Happens When You Have an Amazing Family Who Puts Up With Me and My Crazy Antics!

  • The Look
    • Model-My aunt, Dayna
    • Dress-Dress Barn (I think)
    • Accessories-Random pearl necklaces and bracelets I’ve collected
    • Wig-Cut and styled by mom, Brenda
    • Hat-Made by mom, Brenda
    • Makeup-Me, Vanessa
    • Photos-Me, Vanessa

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Can I say how much I loved reading Effie Trinket’s parts in the book? She reminded me of a retroish Glinda. I love every photo I’ve seen of her because you never know what you’re going to see. I’ve seen several tutorials and looks of her pink Reaping Day look and the look for the “Color from the Capitol” nail polish campaign (pink shadow, paper lashes). However I didn’t see too many if any recreations of her teal top look. The colors are way more daring then the other looks so it takes several tried to get things to look right. I really love the way it came out and I think I took way to many photos (206) because I was loving the look and having an Effie-esque attitude. In the photos I’ve seen of her they cover her brows, but I’ve been having an issue lately with mine so I didn’t want to put them through any more stress. I hope you enjoy!

Effie Trinket at Training Facility

  • Eyes
    • NYX HD Primer
    • L.A. Colors Jumbo Eye Pencil in Limeade in the center of the eye (green)
    • L.A. Colors Jumbo Eye Pencil in Sea Shells on the outside of the eye (yellow)
    • L.A. Colors Jumbo Eye Pencil in Pool Party and Waves under the eye (blues layered)
    • BH Cosmetics 120 palette #4 Tealish green in center, Yellow around the teal, and blue on the bottom lash line
    • Lashes from eBay (blue ones)
  • Face
    • BH Cosmetics Foundation Primer
    • Maybelline Fit Me in 120
    • ELF HD Powder
    • 10 Color Blush Palette (light purple/pink blush and darker pink contour)
    • ELF Studio Blush in Gotta Glow as highlight (everywhere, lol)
  • Lips
    • BH Cosmetics Lip primer to blot out sides of my lips
    • BH Cosmetics Lip Liner in Blossom to redraw lips (line and fill)
    • Revlon Color Burst Lipstick in Fuchsia

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We’ve all seen the trailer clip, and if not, at least the picture of Katniss Everdeen being interviewed by Caesar wearing her red dress. Now the dress is amazing and one day I would love to recreate it. However I knew I could redo the makeup here and now…so I did :). There aren’t that many up close photos of her face, but from Ve Neil had said earlier they tried to keep her makeup simple to keep her looking young. In every photo though I noticed that they always added flare lashes to her so she would have more of an almond shape eye. I really love the way this came out, however I wish I had more daylight hours when I did it because some of the indoor photos really washed out the simpleness. Hope you all enjoy and if you haven’t seen the movie by now, what are you waiting for?

Katniss Everdeen the Girl on Fire

  • Eyes
    • NYX HD Primer
    • BH Cosmetics 120 palette #4 Light Champagne color on lid, Dark gold on outer corner, medium gold on inner corner, white as highlight and inner eye highlight
    • Light brown from BH Cosmetics 120 palette #1 for brows (I’m having a slight issue with my brows right now)
    • BH Cosmetics Gel Liner in Bronzed
    • Lashes from BH Cosmetics (Luxe) as the base lash, then a pair from eBay long and spiky cut in half to make flares on each side
  • Face
    • BH Cosmetics Foundation Primer
    • Maybelline Fit Me in 120
    • ELF HD Powder
    • 10 Color Blush Palette (coral blush and tan contour)
    • ELF Studio Blush in Gotta Glow as highlight
  • Lips
    • ELF Mineral Lip Liner in Peachy
    • L’Oreal Infallible 6hr lip gloss in Fiery (same used when in her black outfit)

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District One is responsible for creating the luxury items the Capitol uses. So I wanted to represent the diamonds and rubies they would probably fashion into beautiful necklaces and rings. Champagne and gold to be reminiscent of the shoes and clothing made for the Citizens. I hope my representation does my District proud. If you haven’t registered for your D.I.P. card yet, don’t worry there is still time. Just go over to the Capitol’s page and fill out the paper work so you can relocate to Panem. When I did mine I didn’t have a facebook account or a twitter account so I signed up for a twitter account and then logged in to the page and filled out a few lines and viola, I was placed in a District. Honestly it places you in a random district and you don’t get an option, you just are told where you are going to live and what you are going to do for a living. Here’s my D.I.P.

Can you believe it? I’m a perfumer!

Anyway, this look was the most intense I’ve done to date (for The Hunger Games) and I really loved the way it came out! And don’t fret, the fur is completely fake and very old, from my grandmother I believe. I almost forgot, this was done for the Capitol Couture website’s contest, to do a makeup representation of your district.

Represent my District

  • Eyes
    • NYX HD Primer
    • BH Cosmetics 120 palette #4 Light Champagne color on lid, Dark gold on outer corner, medium gold on inner corner, white as highlight and inner eye highlight
    • Sonia Kashuk Chocolate matte brown (brows)
    • BH Cosmetics Gel Liner in Onyx
    • Lashes from eBay
    • Crystals from craft store
    • TKB Micas in Colorona Russet on temple, Antique Silver Mica on opposite cheek bone
  • Face
    • BH Cosmetics Foundation Primer
    • Maybelline Fit Me in 120 (2 coats)
    • ELF HD Powder
    • 10 Color Blush Palette (coral blush)
    • ELF Studio Blush in Gotta Glow as highlight
  • Lips
    • BH Cosmetics Waterproof liner in Retro (both lips)
    • ELF Glossy Gloss in Merry Cherry (whole lip)
    • Iman Luxury Lip Shimmer in Decedent (center lips, where they meet)

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The final district, District Twelve. The home of Katniss Everdeen and the main setting (if you will) for the Hunger Games trilogy. Well it’s definitely the most mentioned. I had this look stuck in my head from the very beginning. I wanted to do something more with coal since that is their export even though thanks to Cinna (Katniss’s stylist) they are mainly known for fire. I played the fire element with my lashes and lips so the fire is still there, just more muted. I really like how my brows came out in this one, who knew it would only take like 5 weeks to get things right! Lol, anyway so I hope you like this journey I’ve taken you on but it’s not over yet. I still have a few tricks up my sleeve ;).

Enjoy! Now I know my description kinda stinks so you can read more about it on the Hunger Games Wiki.

District 12

  • Eyes
    • NYX HD Primer
    • L.A. Colors Jumbo Eye Pencil in Sunglasses(lid, bottom lashes, liner)
    • BH Cosmetics 120 palette #4 Darkest Grey over lid, medium grey in ‘crease’ and temples, lightest grey as highlight
    • BH Cosmetics 120 palette #1 Matte black (brows)
    • Lashes from eBay (Red lashes)
    • River rocks (coal) around face
    • TKB Reflecks Natural Glitter in Burning Leaves
  • Face
    • BH Cosmetics Foundation Primer
    • Maybelline Fit Me in 120
    • Maybelline Fit Me Powder in 130
    • ELF HD Powder
    • 10 Color Blush Palette (coral blush)
  • Lips
    • Revlon Colorburst lipstick in Grape (out lip corners)
    • Revlon Colorburst lipstick in True Red (whole lip)
    • NYX Round Lipstick in Miracle (fullest part of bottom lip)
    • NYX Round Lipstick in NYX (fullest part of upper lip)
    • TKB Reflecks Natural Glitter in Gold Reflecks

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