In The Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire, the heroine set social media ablaze with what has since been labelled as “Girl on Fire” eyes. Her makeup looks fired up our attention without saying a word. Now you can own this look for yourself. Say goodbye to these popular makeup looks and hello to this ultimate sizzling do.
This tutorial gives you the lowdown on facial makeup tips, and product picks to create Hunger Games-inspired makeup that will set your beauty makeup ablaze. It also gives you the lowdown on applying makeup in the right order.
Step 1: Liquid Foundation and Powder
To create this made for the movies look, you want to create an impression of fair, luminous skin. So, start by applying a light liquid foundation and bake (set) it with powder and a brush.
Step 2: Fiery eyes
This is where the magic happens. For starters, apply your favourite bright yellowy velvety-rich colour from NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Shadow Palette pro-level palette with 16 eyeshadow options. The trick is to apply it from the inner corner of the eye and fade it out up to the eyebrows. Set the look alight by incorporating Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) Full Metal Eye Shadow – which also happens to be the first metallic colour liquid eye shadow from YSL.
Next, add a pop of bold orangey copper with the shimmery Maybelline Burgundy Bar Palette to the crease of the eyes and fade this out into the temple. Turn up the heat by subtly colouring your brows with NYX Professional Makeup Glitter Goals Liquid Eyeshadow in Poppy Fields. To give your “flames” more definition, use the super-smooth burnt orange hues from Urban Decay Naked Heat palette.
Step 3: Coal-like lined eyes
Line the waterline of your eye with NYX Professional Makeup Slim Eye Pencil in Black or Black Shimmer – not only does it look great, but it is really soft and resists bleeding and fading. Alternatively, you can use the highly pigmented, waterproof and easy to apply L’Oreal Paris Superliner Superstar Black, which stays on well for up to 24 hours.
Step 4: Power packed lashes to fan up the heat
For instantly thicker and longer lashes, use L’Oreal Paris Double Extend Beauty Therapy Tubes Primer and Lengthening Mascara. This dual-purpose product has mascara on the one end of the tube and primer on the other end. Maybelline Colossal Big Shot Mascara is another favourite for bold, long lashes. Alternatively, you could use some high-quality fake lashes to flame up your eyes.
Step 5: Complete natural rosy glow
Complete your fiery look by adding a natural rosy glow to your cheeks in the form of L’Oreal Paris True Match Blush 150 Candy Cane Pink Rose Sucre. It looks great on all skin tones and is a must-have for your makeup kit.