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4 posts tagged "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"

Flashback Friday: Makeup That’s Out of This World

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donna-mitchellFlashback Friday is a feature on Beauty Counter in which we pore over the pages of our favorite glossies from decades past in search of a little modern-day makeup and hair inspiration.

The Model: Donna Mitchell

The Moment: A Futuristic Face

The Motivation: Whether it’s the influence of The Hunger Games or art, we’ve noticed a recent shift toward the experimental in maquillage. With the new installment of the series, Catching Fire, out today in cinemas, we thought it was a great time to highlight this image, taken from a seventies edition of British Vogue. Not only does the photo remind us of Octavia (a member of Katniss’ “prep team,” whose skin is dyed various shades of pale green), but Mitchell’s lipstick is also reminiscent of the chemical peach hue used at Fendi and vintage pastels employed at Prabal Gurung for Spring 2014. In the Capitol, beauty is of prime importance (with stylists and hair and makeup gurus assigned to each of the competitors), which, interestingly enough, is quite similar to the goings-on backstage in the fantastical (and dog-eat-dog) world of fashion.

Photo: Clive Arrowsmith for British Vogue, 1970; courtesy of www.supermodelobsession.tumblr.com

Catching Capitol Beauty Fever

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If ever, while reading Catching Fire (the second installment in The Hunger Games series that will grace the silver screen this Friday), you found yourself fantasizing about the über-luxe world of the Capitol, where being adventurous with hair and makeup is de rigueur, then you’re in luck. CoverGirl created the Capitol Beauty Studio, a Web site that showcases twelve looks inspired by the various industrial districts of Panem. While we wouldn’t normally encourage hitting the movies in costume—after all, you wouldn’t want to fall into the same category as a “Trekkie” or Star Wars superfan—this maquillage, created by face painter Dotti, is almost couture-like. And pairs perfectly with Trish Summerville’s (the costume designer for the film) ready-to-wear collection for Net-a-Porter. Katniss Everdeen (a.k.a. Jennifer Lawrence) could easily rock the rich crimson mouth representative of the Luxury district, geometric blocks of cream shadow hailing from her native District 12, and just about everything else in between. Effie Trinket would certainly approve.

Lawrence Ditches Her Doppelgänger Image

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"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" - UK Premiere - Red Carpet ArrivalsUpon first seeing Jennifer Lawrence’s new short cut, I was convinced it was a wig. Not only are they de rigueur on the runway and the red carpet these days, but I also wasn’t able to entirely wrap my head around the idea that Katniss could now double as Kate Gosselin (what a way to dodge the paparazzi…). At last night’s U.K. premiere of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, however, Lawrence looked every bit the star that she is—strands sexily slicked back, with a strong side part and smoky eye makeup. And with no hair grazing her neck and shoulders, we got to see the Dior dress she wore in all its back-baring glory. I’m pretty certain nobody could confuse the celeb for a mother of eight driving a minivan.

Photo: Getty Images

Katniss Returns!

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Fresh off her Oscar win on Sunday night, it looks like blonde beauty Jennifer Lawrence isn’t so blonde anymore. With her Silver Linings Playbook run officially over, the actress is set to return to the set of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire to play the brunette Katniss Everdeen, which might explain why she stepped out of the Rossano Ferretti salon in Los Angeles this morning a shade of deep chocolate brown. There is indeed no rest for the weary. Thoughts on Jennifer’s drastic dye job?

Photo: ADTJ/AKM-GSI/ courtesy of The Daily Mail