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As with fashion and décor for spring—think light pastels, bold colours and floral shades—makeup for spring is also all about freshness.
The Hunger Games’ influence spreads to fashion and beauty, along with more typical venues—like other books, and movies. Because fashion and beauty trends tend to be somewhat fleeting—especially when you choose to add really bold colours or looks—I would recommend not spending your entire spring budget on lip colour or eyeshadow alone. There are inexpensive brands to choose from so that you can pick up a few new products in the latest spring colours. The number one trend I’ve seen when it comes to lip colour is influenced by The Hunger Games. A nude lip colour, as seen on Katniss Everdeen is always in fashion, but the bold colours seen on Capitol residents are much more trendy this spring.
There are nail polishes and lip colours named after the characters, and the looks of the characters are emulated in advertising. Definitely one of the most ‘out-there’ characters in terms of makeup and hair would be Effie Trinket from the Capitol. If you’re interested in adding a bit of her flair to your spring event look, I would suggest keeping it simple with a coloured eyeshadow or bright lipstick—but not both.
Photo from US Weekly
Bright lipstick inspiration for your spring events:
Lea Michele at the People’s Choice Awards –
notice her neutral-colored clothing, which makes her lipstick stand out even more.
The bright lipstick is slightly toned-down in this beautiful wedding look:
Here is just one colour from the many brands that offer inexpensive lipstick in this bright colour:
For spring, I like to wear more colourful clothing, so Katniss’ nude lips and natural look to her overall makeup (other than when she is dressed up by Cinna in a very ‘fiery’ look) works well with bold and pastel clothing.
I have always liked gold for eyeshadow/liner, so I was happy to see it shown on the character Cinna (as played by Lenny Kravitz) in the move The Hunger Games. This look would be great for an spring evening wedding or formal occasion.
I would suggest you pick up a few inexpensive, fun, colours of eyeshadow and lipstick—maybe bolder than you would normally wear—and try them out prior to the day of a big spring event. I know many people pick out their event outfits well-ahead of time, so why not try out your makeup look with your outfit?
What events do you have coming up this spring season?
Do you like to change up your makeup look to include new trends?