How To Look Panem Pretty: The Ultimate 'Hunger Games' Beauty Guide
Are y’all still trying to catch your breath over that flawless Catching Fire trailer? Ugh, November can’t get here fast enough! So, if you Tributes have been passing the time by stalking Hunger Games hashtags like crazy, dreaming of Finnick ODair’s flawless abs or reading fanfic like there’s no tomorrow, then this Panem-packed beauty guide is totes for you.
It’s no secret that Miss Katniss Everdeen can rock a braid like Barbie can rock pink lipstick, so for all you master braiders out there, get your braid on by trying Katniss’s one-of-a-kind braid.
It’s important to start any braid by brushing out any knots or tangles with a good paddle brush., so look to the Goody TangleFix Brush ($7.99, walgreens.com) to gently untangle and eliminate knots even while hair is wet. Plus, it’s totally portable, so when you have a revolution to plan, it won’t dare slow you down.
And if you’re in a super hurry, try Kenra Platinum Blow-Dry Mist ($13, available at Ulta) to help cut blow drying time in half. ‘Cause you totally need time for better things like plotting a revolution or playing with old Buttercup.
Ya know, J-Hutch and I are both bottled blondes, so in order to keep brassiness at bay, I look to the Pureology Perfect4Platinum Reconstruct Repair Mask ($32, pureology.com) to keep me looking Victory Tour perfect. Its creamy, nourishing formula keeps hair from feeling like straw and helps highlights and color stay bright and vibrant. Plus, it’s totally reliable, just like good old Mr. Mellark.
Oh, Effie Trinket! If there has to be any character from the Panem universe that I adore the most, then it has to be you. Now, my girl is always sporting the craziest and wackiest looks, so to recreate that amazingly cray lippie, OCC Liptar in Digitalis ($18, sephora.com) is all you need. May your lips be ever in your favor, darlings. Yes, I know that was corny, but someone had to do it.
Haymitch, Haymitch, Haymitch. Not only do I have the oddest crush on Woody Harrelson but Mr. Abernathy is a total boss. Sure, he might like the bottle a little too much, but he’s loyal to a fault.
Now, trust me. It must not be easy for the former Hunger Games victor to get up after a drunken stupor, but luckily there are pretty sick eye creams to help perk up those hungover eyes. Take Suki Skincare’s Eye-Lift Radiance Renewal Cream ($60, sukiskincare.com), for example. Not only does it help alleviate dark circles and puffy eyes, but it firms the under eye, as well, for a wrinkle-free look. Now poor Effie never has to be embarrassed ever again!
For quite some time, I was Team Gale. Yes, I’m aware that The Hunger Games comes nowhere close to Twilight when it comes to shipping, but once Katniss’s BFF became moody beyond belief in Mockingjay, I was off that ship fast.
But.. Gale is still one fine piece of work (those Hemsworth bros. man!), so to celebrate his sexy mining self, check out this Black Boscia Mask ($34, bosciaskincare.com) which combines clay, pine bark and willowherb for gorgeous, gleaming skin.
AND for Gale’s moody days, this Moody Cow Rollerball by Cowshed ($26, barneys.com) blends rose, geranium, linden blossom and frankincense to instantly lift up your spirits. Hey! Maybe it will help him warm up to Peeta, too!
Yes, I even have a product for dastardly President Snow, Tributes! Now, I’ll keep this short and brief, ’cause ya know, he’s the villain and all. So, basically everyone in the Capitol knows of Mr. President’s wacked-out beauty routine. I mean, the man drinks blood, smells like roses and has had plastic surgery procedures galore.
So, if we are to learn any beauty lessons from this, it’s definitely NOT to overdo it, kittens! Plus, if you really want to rejuvenate your skin, try this skin revitalizing Dr. Hauschka Rejuvenating Serum ($85, drhauschka.com). It really works and it’s less creepy. Plus, if Snow don’t dig it, I’m sure Caesar Flickerman will.