OMG! Calling all Hunger Games fans…Are you as excited as I am to see the newest Hunger Games movie? It opens in theaters this Friday and just in time, we’ll show you how to create the ultimate Katniss braid and makeup looks.
Re-Create The Hair
“This is a relatively straightforward hairstyle. But to recreate the Katniss braid, you may want to get some hair extensions,” explains Wendy Rose Gould, beauty expert for hair tutorial and advice site www.Latest-Hairstyles.com. “We’re using Effortless Exensions’ Sip On Hair, which is temporary and easy to work with. If you don’t need to add length, skip to step three.”
Step 1: Apply Serum
Prep your hair by apply hair serum. This will tame frizz, make your hair easier to manage, and will also help create the same kind of shine that a lot of faux hair pieces have, thereby allowing it to blend a little easier. We’re using Cureology Smoothing Anti-Frizz Hair Serum.
Step 2: Apply Extensions
This step will vary depending on what kind of extensions you’re adding.
Step 3: Move Hair
Shift all your hair to one side of your head.
Step 4: Part Hair
Part your hair down the center.
Step 5: Fishtail Braid
Now for the most arduous part of this hair tutorial: creating your fishtail braid (and it’s not even difficult). To do this, divide your hair into two sections, then drag an outer piece of hair from one section over to the other section. Pull tight, then repeat on the opposite side. Continue pulling tight as your braid the length of your hair, securing with a clear elastic on the end. Make sure all your hair is draped to one side of your head (secure with bobby pins if necessary), and then pull out sections of hair for that “piece-y,” and lived in look. You can use a texturizer or more serum to get those strands. Also twist each of these pieces to keep them separated.
Re-Create The Makeup
“In three words, Katniss’ makeup is natural, dewy, and bronzed,” says Wendy Rose Gould.
To achieve this, I first applied Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream to skin. I then applied the bronzer in Paula Choice’s Blush it On Contour Palette with a bushy brush onto the apples of my cheeks. I also applied the bronzer to my forehead and chin, slowly building color. From the same palette and with the same brush, I added highlighter to the applies of my cheeks and the center of my forehead, then followed up with the darkest blush to add color onto my cheeks.
For eyes, I used Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette. I filled in my brows with Faint, then applied Naked 2 across my eyelids. I used Faint in my eye creases to create dimension, and blended out with W.O.S. The colors you choose for this eye look will depend on my coloring. In general, stick with a matte brown that’s darker than your skin for the eyelids, followed by a slightly darker brown in the creases. The blending color should match the color of your skin.
I also applied tre’StiQue’s Swiss Chocolate Line, Sharpen & Smudge Eye Pencil to my upper lash line and blended with an angled eyeliner brush, then threw on some Sigma Sinuosity mascara. For lips, I dabbed on a pinkish nude lacquer and blended it into my lips with my pinky.
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