Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Hunger Games: A Katniss Everdeen Look

The Hunger Games film came out in Australia last Thursday, and I was excited to see how the adaption would turn out! I have read the first two books so far and am holding out on the 3rd 'til uni holidays, but watching the movie has made me want to dive into it right now!
Chris and I went to a restaurant before the movie on Friday night, and I was inspired by The Hunger Games protagonist Katniss Everdeen when I was doing my makeup.

Katniss is quite a natural beauty in both the book and the film, and so I decided to create a healthy flushed look (from running around the forest!) with bright eyes to open my face up. A natural lip look was necessary as Katniss doesn't seem the type to wear makeup anyway, and wears simple balm for most of the film.

Bourjois Healthymix 52
YSL Creme de Blush in 02
Bourjois Chocolate Bronzing Powder
Benefits Watts Up! highlighter*
Maybelline Dream Matte Powder in Cream
MAC Painterly Paint Pot
Urban Decay Sin (Naked Palette)
Urban Decay Virgin (Naked Palette)
Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes mascara
Ardell Clear Brow Gel
1skinsolution Vanilla lip balm
Clinique Chubby Stick in Whole Lotta Honey

Katniss rocks quite a few brighter looks in the film when her stylist Cinna takes control over her look, and I can't wait to try some of them out! Cinna's gold liner is also gorgeous, and I will definitely be using him as inspiration in a look soon!
I decided to use my YSL Creme de Blush as I think it gives a great natural finish compared to powder blushes, and it lasts really well which is also part of the reason why it is one of my favourite products. I have an in-depth post coming up on these blushes, they are incredible.

I wore my khaki cargo pants and a long sleeved black top with chunky boots to see the film, I felt a bit funny semi-dressing up but it sure got me into The Hunger Games mood! I also wore my hair to the side with a plait to really channel Katniss' look, and I decided I really like my hair this way.

And now, I leave you with my 'I can't wait to see The Hunger Games movie' face.
 You're welcome!

This look has coincided with a challenge from Sara-May at Makeup Utopia as part of their regular challenges. This round has challenged us (here) to create a look inspired by The Hunger Games- I urge you all to have a look at some of the inspiration there and give it a go yourself! I had this post ready before the challenge but am glad to be finally involved in a challenge- I may give another look a go in the coming week!

Have you read The Hunger Games series, or seen the film?
What do you think of the look?
Are you Team Peeta, or Team Gale?
Do you think the film adaption did the novel justice?

Items marked * were provided for consideration.


  1. Love the look you've created babe, especially the hair, very Katniss indeed. I haven't seen the film yet but love the book. Hopefully will see it the movie this weekend. And team Gale all the way, give me the hunter over a baker's boy any day :-)

    1. Thank you Lilit! I am really liking my hair like that, it is so quick and easy. I enjoyed the film, but always enjoy the books more:) I loved Peeta in the film, so cute.

  2. This is super pretty! Your hair looks awesome.

    1. Thanks gorgeous :) I am loving this lazy hair style x

  3. Your Hunger Games face is SO CUTE! I love your Katniss look - I think it's perfect for her, and the braid is perfect too. I also love that you dressed up to go see the movie!
    I was a bit disappointed by the movie, I had just finished re-reading the books and I wanted it to be exactly the same which is totally unrealistic obviously.

    1. Oh thanks Kimberley! Yes I was very excited to see the film, and my face stayed that way for ages ha. Yes I always prefer books, but did a uni class which pointed out the importance of not comparing, but appreciating each medium for its differences!

  4. Too Cute ♥
    I haven't read the book or seen the movie. I may watch the movie when the hype dies down a bit :)

    1. Thanks Su :) I think you should read the books, I really enjoyed them. The movie was good but never as good as the books;p

  5. Love this look love. Silver is nice. Simple but still pretty.
    I love the plait, you should definitely do it more often :) Cute.

    1. Thanks darling :D Loving the plait silly!

    2. I totally get the reference now that I have read Hunger Games! hehe love it.

    3. About time you started reading them Candice:)

  6. Haha your "Can´t wait to see the hunger games movie" face made me laugh :) You are so cute :)
    I love the makeup.. its simple and sophisticated and beautiful :)
    I will sound really boring now but I am not going to see the movies.. I didn´t even know what the Hunger Games was until a few days ago. I should give it a go since I have heard great things about it but it doesnt appeal to me.. Im strange :)

    1. It's a very realistic face ;P
      Simple makeup is sometimes what I prefer, much less effort needed. I really enjoyed the movie, I find post-apocalyptic themed books and novels really intriguing.

  7. Hi Emma - so nice to see you are using and enjoying the 1Skin lip balm :)


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