Elizabeth Banks looked stunning at last night’s 2012 MTV Movie Awards, (and certainly like she has MANNERS, about which her character Effie Trinket would be pleased) nabbing the award for “Best On-Screen Transformation” for her role in “The Hunger Games.” Here, the details on how to get Elizabeth Banks’ makeup and hairstyle yourself, courtesy of celebrity makeup artist Fiona Stiles and Suave Professionals Celebrity Stylist Jenny Cho, respectively.
Fiona Stiles gave Elizabeth a strong eye and neutral lip using VS Makeup products. After Fiona prepped Elizabeth’s skin with VS Pro FX Face Primer SPF 20, she applied foundation and concealer from the VS Pro Camouflage FX Concealer Palette. She then took the VS Pro Radiant Fix Face Illuminator and patted it on to the bridge of her nose and along her cheekbones. She set the face with the VS Minerals Pressed face Powder in Light and applied Beauty Rush Radiant Blush in Fresh Love to her cheeks.
For the eyes, Fiona used two different colors to achieve a smoky eye; a shimmery grey on the bottom from the VS Makeup Eye Shadow Quad in Satisfied and a purple on the top lid from the VS Makeup Eye Shadow Quad Ravishing. It gave a little bit of a twist to a smoky eye.
She lined the inside of the eye with Beauty Rush Precision Liner in Hot Slate and then smudged the grey liner into the lower lashes, blending it down into the skin. Fiona then took the grey shadow and swept it over the liner, effectively setting the liner and making the color stronger. For the top of the lid she smudged the grey liner along the top lashes, and applied a dusting of the plum shadow over the lid. She used the shimmery pink in the quad to add a little highlight to the inner corners of her eyes, and the lilac color to blend the purple up and out. After the eyes were complete, Fiona used a brown brow pencil to strengthen and slightly elongate Elizabeth’s brows and added VS Makeup Extra Lengthening Mascara in Blackest Black.
Fiona used her finger to pat on VS Makeup Perfect Lipstick in Wish so that it was less a lipstick and more of a stain. There was a beautiful color to Elizabeth’s lips without the sheen of a lipstick or a gloss. It makes the look feel a little cooler and less done.
Jenny Cho used Elizabeth Banks’ sexy jumpsuit as her inspiration. “I wanted to give her a young and cool hairstyle while keeping it pulled together. I created this chic high knot in order to show off her fierce jumpsuit,” says Cho. Here’s how to recreate the look.
1. Apply Suave Professionals Keratin infusion Leave-In Conditioner to towel-dried hair and layer on Suave Professionals Keratin infusion Smooth & Shine Serum. Blow dry using fingers, creating a little bit of tension to smooth, add shine and protect hair from the heat.
2. Pull back hair to the crown area, using a mix boar bristle brush to smooth as you go, and create a high ponytail. Secure with an elastic.
3. Split hair into two sections and tie a knot. Be sure to leave the ends free but tuck some under the knot; securing with U-shaped pins and bobby pins so it doesn’t look too perfect.
4. Tame down any flyaways with Suave Professionals Touchable Finish Lightweight Hold Hairspray and you’re good to go!
What do you think of Elizabeth Banks’ top knot and neutral makeup? Do you prefer her hair up or down?