Happy Monday, everyone!! The blog officially got a face-lift for spring. And I love it. But enough about me, let’s talk makeup.

One of the things I love the most about makeup is how each person brings something different to every look. Whether it’s the shape of your face, or your artistic interpretation, or just slight differentiation in products available to use, one look can adapt and change and become many times lovely.

Enter my Saturday. I was playing around with my makeup, trying to decide what to wear to see The Hunger Games that night. I don’t know why, but I really enjoy dressing up to go see movies I’m really excited for, and trying to incorporate something about the movie into my makeup. I came up with a couple of options, which some of you might have seen on Facebook. But that all went out the window when I came across this:

I’m a long-time fan of the Pixiwoo girls, and I became OBSESSED with this makeup look. Here’s a still of Nic’s finished eyes:

Let's not even discuss how jealous we all are of her eyes. I know.

In searching for the original inspiration, I found this visual, and this handy breakdown.

So pretty! LOVE.

I had to do it.

And I did.

I followed Nic’s tutorial pretty closely, but as you’ll see, the three versions are not identical.

What You Need:

1. Black gel liner (I used Clinique, but L’Oreal H.i.P. makes a lovely cheap version!)
2.  A very frosty, shimmery rusty or cranberry colored eyeshadow. (Nic and Beau used MAC’s Cranberry, but I just used the closest color I had in a big ole cheap Crown Brush Palette.)
3. A taupe, neutral brown
4. A dark, shimmery (but not too frosted) gray
5. I added a matte brow highlight, like MAC’s vanilla
6. Black Eyeliner
7. Mascara
8. Bronzer
9. A neutral lipgloss (anything that’s “my lips but better” will work!)

What You Do: (According to me; other methods linked above!)

1. Place the black gel liner on your lid and under your eye. Work quickly so you get a smooth, even finish. Like so:

Then you can laugh to yourself and call it your "Hunger Games Mugshot." Because you are soooooo clever.

2. Layer your rust/cranberry colored eyeshadow over the black.
3. Work the taupe color into your crease. Also apply it lightly to blend out the rust color under your eyes.

Voila. Now you're thinking you look a little like Effie Trinket, but not as awesome.

4. Pop your browbone color on the, well, browbone.
5. Work your dark gray into your outer corner.
6. Black eyeliner on upper and lower waterline.
7. I ran the eyeliner on my upper lashline as well.
8. Mascara

I would've taken more pictures in between steps, but I started fearing I'd run late.

I chose to concentrate the gray on my lid instead of working it so much into the crease, because I really wanted the rust color to pop!

9. Work your bronzer onto your cheekbones and into your temples. Any where you’d like, really! Just add pretty color.
10. Lipgloss! I wanted lasting color, so I chose to use NARS’ lipstick in Shrinagar, topped by Urban Decay’s gloss in Naked.

Voila! I'm not sure why I kept the mugshot face going...

Closing eyes, closing eyes...

Not much better, but at least it's not a mug shot!

And there you have it! One look, 3 ways, all (I hope) lovely! And I thought this was rather deceptively simple. It looks very complicated, but it doesn’t take much, folks! I hope you give it a shot.

Also, here’s a picture of when I recreated last week’s MM, Jennifer Lawrence’s Glamour cover look. Just since I’m in a picture-postin’ mood.

You can do it too!

Y’all have a great Monday!

Hot Muggin’,
–Kaitlin

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