If you don’t want to give up your entire lifestyle for the time it takes to read three books, then don’t even get involved with The Hunger Games. That shit is RIVETING. I was so heavily involved, I could not put it DOWN. The novels are perfectly paced and build suspense like nothing I’ve read before. I literally skipped half of Fashion Week to run home to my duvet and Katniss and Peeta. Read on…
What’s awesome about the book: The creative character names, the futuristic sci-fi ness of it all. What was KIND of disappointing? The lack of detail surrounding technological advances, considering author Suzanne Collins has confirmed that it’s at least 100 years into the future. It’s actually hard to believe the story even takes place in present day, what with the lack of cell phones or improvement thereof.
One thing I can’t stop thinking about (among others, seriously, the plot is beyond intense) is the concept Suzanne describes called Beauty Base Zero, which the stylists throw around in reference to one of Katniss’ many looks throughout the trilogy. Beauty Base Zero is described as the pure, raw state in which you must put yourself before you begin to add on layers of polish and makeup and whatever. The beauty equivalent of ground zero, if you will. Here’s what I recommend to create your own Beauty Base Zero look.
- Clinique Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 ($25) is a balmy, sheer lotion that boasts a fabulously flawlessly natural finish. Lightweight, but ample hydration, yet oil-free. Get cool, fresh Katniss skin with it.
- Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Anti-aging Eye Cream Line And Dark Circle Minimizing Brush ($19) evokes shades of YSL Touche Eclat, at a drugstore diva price-point. Brighten dark circles with subtle iridescence believably while moisturizing the undereye area. An excellent product to use for slumber parties with dudes, as it’s fully a skin care item, but with a little baby bit of coverage.
- FACE Stockholm Nektar in Nypros ($20) I know, I can’t stop talking about this gloss this week. But it’s the perfect amount of balm to aid dry lips while adding a subtle, glittery glow. I’d also recommend rocking it on your cheeks and lids for a clean, beauty base zero effect.
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