Effie Trinket Makeup Tutorial

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Hello, my darling Tributes!

Yesterday was my annual end-of-season cross-country banquet and costume run, and I dressed as Effie Trinket (no surprise there). I went for an outfit inspired by her Mockingjay Part One costume because a) I had the stuff to do it and b) it was easier to run in. My makeup, however, was Capitol Effie: lots of glitter, pink eye makeup, and crazy eyelashes.

As Halloween approaches, I thought I’d share with you how I achieved my Effie-esque makeup in case you’re planning on being everyone’s favorite Capitol escort this Halloween!

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You know what could use a revolution? That hair. 

To start, I wanted to make my face a bit paler, so I combined my regular foundation  with the white cream makeup you can find in almost any Halloween makeup kit. I mixed the two products together on a paper plate and then applied it using a makeup sponge. I also put some on my lips.

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After foundation.

I used a little bit of translucent powder (mine is Maybelline) to set the foundation. I didn’t really use blush for this look; instead I took some pink cream makeup from that Halloween makeup kit I mentioned earlier and, using a sponge, applied it to my cheekbones. Over top of it I dusted some of Rue 21’s shade “Showtime” from the Bare Nudes palette. Then I used the glitter gel from the Halloween kit over my cheeks.

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You can kinda see the pink shimmer on my cheeks.

Next, I did my eyebrows. Effie’s brows are very pale, so I took the old mascara wand I use as an eyebrow brush and rolled it in the leftover cream foundation mixture, then brushed it through my brows. I had to blend it in with my fingers to keep it from being clumpy, then brushed my brows again and put a little glitter gel on them.

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I think I made them a little paler post-picture, but you get the idea.

Now for the eyes… I have this dollar-store palette of crazy colors. As a matter of fact, most of what I used on my eyes came from the dollar store.

I took a cream-colored shimmery shadow and put it all over my lid; it came from Maybelline’s The Blushed Nudes palette (I love that palette so much; it was about $10 at Walmart and works for every makeup occasion). Then, taking the aforementioned dollar-store palette (pretty sure the brand is L.A. Colors), I took the hot pink shadow and put some on my outer corner, then took the purple shade from the same palette and put it out towards my temple. In the center of my eye, I took the lipstick I ended up using on my lips (a very, very bright pearlescent pink from the dollar store as well; I believe the brand is Wet’n’Wild) and put a little on my lid and blended it in. In my inner corner I used a shimmery white color from the most recent Clinique Bonus Time palette; I don’t know if it’s still available, but any light shimmery shade will work.

Taking a sponge, my mom came behind me and blended that purple shadow into a point, then I put a little more glitter gel on it, being careful not to get it too close to my eyes.

Swipe on some mascara.

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Finished eye makeup.

I finished with some false eyelashes from Walmart, from the Halloween department, and then using the lash glue I attached a rhinestone as a beauty mark. For my lips, I used a bright pearlescent pink, blotted it, and then put some shimmery light pink eyeshadow over it.

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Finished makeup!

That’s it! Finish with your costume, and you’re ready to go as Effie Trinket!

Who are you planning to dress up as this Halloween? 

-Clara

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10 thoughts on “Effie Trinket Makeup Tutorial

  1. Dang gurl, you did a good job! The final result definitely looks like Effie-extremely pale complexion and crazy long glittery lashes and all ahah. XD

  2. This is AMAZING! It seriously looks pretty much exactly like Effie! I’m not kidding when I say it looks better than all the other Effie cosplays I’ve seen. Good job, Clara!

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