As Effie Trinket in The Hunger Games, Elizabeth Banks wore a pink curly ’fro and white face paint. But at the film’s Los Angeles premiere, where she wore a neon orange Atelier Versace minidress, her futuristic “Barbarella-meets-Jane Jetson” look made her the ultimate golden girl of the evening. Here’s how she did it.
Elizabeth’s makeup artist Fiona Stiles started with clean, moisturized skin and applied Armani Luminous Silk Foundation ($59, Bloomingdales), which she set with Chanel Natural Finish Loose Powder ($52, Chanel.com). She applied Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Waterproof Concealer ($24, Tartecosmetics.com) as a highlighter along the bridge of the nose, and dabbed NARS The Multiple in Cap Vert under the cheekbones as a creamy bronzer. ($38, Narscosmetics.com) Last, Fiona added a dusting of peachy blush to give cheeks a natural glow. (Edward Bess Blush Quad Royale in Monte Carlo, $45 at Sephora)
2. Go for Retro Cool
In keeping with The Hunger Games’ retro, futuristic theme, Fiona created a strong eye look, focusing on the brows, and kept the rest of the makeup simple and clean. She filled in Elizabeth’s brows with a soft brown pencil (Anastasia Brow Wiz Brow Pencil, $20 at ULTA). On Elizabeth’s lids, Fiona swept a neutral shadow, Three Custom Color Eye Shadow in Cool Camel, and then used the line’s tawny brown Warm Pebble shade in the crease and under the lower lashes. (shadows, $22.50 each at Threecustom.com) She lined Elizabeth’s top lids with a gel liner (MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack, $15 at Maccosmetics.com), and finished with two coats of Lancôme Virtuôse Divine Lasting Curves Mascara in Black Carat ($26, Sephora). To complete the sun-kissed look, Elizabeth wore Chantecaille Lip Gloss in Folly, a sheer poppy pink ($30, Chantecaille.com).
3. Get a Faux Glow
Elizabeth’s sun-kissed look didn’t come from damaging UV rays—it came from skin finishing expert Fiona Locke, who created the custom bronzed look using St. Tropez self-tanning products. At home, Locke recommends St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse ($30, Sttropeztan.com), applied with the St. Tropez Applicator Mitt to reduce errors and unevenness ($6, Sttropeztan.com).
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