To turn actress
Elizabeth Banks into trend-setting character Effie Trinket for the hit film The Hunger Games, make-up department
head Ve Neill worked her magic all the way out to Banks’ fingertips. “Effie …
always wore hand-decorated false fingernails,” Neill said. “For this look, they
were lavender and white with tiny silver orbs and a decorative silver ornament
in the middle.”
Editor's note: This breakdown was originally published in Issue 96 of Make-Up Artist magazine.
M.A.C. Pro Full Coverage Foundation in NC10 (This product has been discontinued.)
Neill added a small amount of M.A.C. Blush Ombre in Azalea Blossom “to bump up the cheek.” (This product was in two limited-edition collections and has been discontinued.)
Kryolan Aquacolor in Strauss Wine was used under the bottom lash and as thick eye liner on upper lid. M.A.C. Pigment in Full Force Violet mixed with MAKE UP FOR EVER Eye Seal was also used as liner on the upper lid. (This particular M.A.C Pigment was a limited-edition product and has been discontinued.)
“I mixed M.A.C. Pigment in Full Force Violet with mascara crème for the lash,” said Neill.
Natural-shaped lashes in purple were used with several individual pink lashes on outer corner.
Blushed forehead and cheek area using elementwo Canvas Blend Pigments in Crystal Pink and elementwo Canvas Blend Blush in Cherry Blossom. “This look was also enhanced with elementwo Canvas Blend Pigments in Amethyst and Isabelline, which I also used blown onto eyelids and brows. M.A.C. Blush Ombre in Azalea Blossom was used where needed for a bump up. [This color has been discontinued, but according to M.A.C., M.A.C. Powder Blush in Pink Swoon is comparable.] I finished this look with a Swarovski crystal on her right cheek.”
For more on Effie and other Capitol City characters, go to http://capitolcouture.pn/tagged/profiles/.