The Hunger Games' Crazy Capital Makeup Inspired by the Runway

The people of the Capital in the book and upcoming movie, The Hunger Games, love a bold makeup look. To them, color makes them appear richer and more glamorous than the people of the other districts, so they lay it on thick. Though most of their looks are above and beyond what a regular beauty consumer would want to wear, here are a few ways to have fun with some Capital beauty trends.


As the lead costume designer for Katniss, Cinna’s glamour is more about his clothing than his makeup. But the character, played by Lenny Kravitz, wears signature gold eyeliner throughout the film. At the spring ‘12 Fendi presentation, although their eyes were covered with sunglasses on the runway, models Mirte Maas and Britt Maren had makeup artist Peter Phillips draw a thick black cat-eye with Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Black along their lash lines and then place pieces of featherweight reflective metal sheets all the way up past the brow bone using an adhesive gel. Though this is a drastic measure, we suggest any metallic liquid liner for a more minimal affect.

Caesar Flickerman

Host and tribute interviewer Caesar Flickerman, played by Stanley Tucci, is all about blue! Blue hair, blue eyebrows and an all blue wardrobe make up his meticulous look. To work some bold blue into your beauty routine, do what Pat McGrath did on Daphne Groeneveld at Anna Sui last month by crafting a “fat” liquid line along your upper lash line with an upward flick on the end. Then draw in the shape and fill it in with CoverGirl Liquid line Blast Eyeliner in Blue Boom and its Eye Enhancers 1-Kit Shadow in Indigo Impact.

Effie Trinket

Effie Trinket is the stylist for District 11 and is always very excited to get a new set of tributes to work with. She cakes on the foundation to try and look younger, but it has the opposite affect. One trend she goes for is using the same pigment on her eyes, lips and face. At Vivienne Westwood in Paris last month, MAC Makeup artists used the same colors on the eyes, lips and cheeks leaving the face only one dimension so that it pops, without taking away from the outfit.

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