MAKEUP RULES: Get the look: ‘Catching Fire’

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First Posted: 1/6/2014

When I say “Catching Fire,” we all know I’m talking about the second installment of “The Hunger Games,” a cinematic blockbuster featuring none other than one of the hottest actresses currently in Hollywood, Jennifer Lawrence. This blonde bombshell, mixed with your ever-goofy, down-to-earth girl-next-door, is always pulling out all the stops at any premiere or award show. Now donning a short blonde pixie cut, Jennifer plays a lot more with dramatics when it comes to her makeup.

The look I’m most inspired by was at the premiere of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” held at Le Grand Rex in Paris, France. 23-year-old Jennifer wore a shin-length black sheer panel Dior dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, Ana Khouri ear cuff, and a Monique Pean bar ring, but it was the makeup that really shined in this look.

Get the look:

For her complexion, she kept her skin very light and creamy, just slightly contoured around her nose and cheek bones, with a soft pink flush blush. She also is very highlighted on the upper portion of her cheekbones with a sheer satin highlight.

For her eyes, she used a single soft matte satin taupe shadow-concentrating closer to the lash line and outer third of the eye, blending up and out. Next, she lined her eyes with black liner, slightly smudged and surrounding her entire eye shape but keeping the line on the thinner side. She then finished her eyes with a few false lash individual whispies and extra black mascara to really make the blue in them pop.

Finally, her lips were adorned with a deep garnet true dark red lipstick, making sure to focus on upper and lower lip symmetry.

Tip: When going bold and deep with your lip color, layer as much as possible, first using a similar shade in a lip stain, then fill the lip in completely with a like-color lip liner and finish the look with the same color lipstick; do not finish with gloss for a longer wear.

Trick: Once again, when wearing makeup for any event where you have flash photography (wedding, birthday, runway, red carpet), limit the use of SPF for a more flawless photo.