A Hunger for Style

“May the odds be ever in your favor!”

The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collin’s best-selling novel turned blockbuster movie – takes a futuristic look into the world with an emphasis on eye-popping style.

Quite simply, the movie rocked! Not only did the action-packed adventure keep me at the edge of my seat, but the extravagant hair and makeup was enough to keep anyone – especially a style maven like me – full entranced!

After watching the movie, I couldn’t wait to get home and fire up my laptop so I could research some of my favorite looks! Check out some of the insights and images I stumbled across…

A Hair Spectacular
The drab, emaciated looks of the District residents pales (literally) in comparison to the citizens of Panem, who look disturbingly outrageous in this film with vibrant, extremely extravagant eyelashes and lip color. According to InStyle.com, the numbers behind the hairstyles and makeup are simply incredible…

3,000: Number of people processed through the hair and makeup tents each week.
500: Cast members and extras whom had their eyebrows bleached, including Elizabeth Banks, who plays Effie Trinket.
400: Cast members and extras wearing wigs in a single day of filming.
45: Hairdressers working in a single day.
20: Minutes spent creating Katniss Everdeen’s signature braid for Jennifer Lawrence.
3: Colored wigs worn by Elizabeth Banks: One pink, one green, and one lavender wig.
1: Wig worn by Stanley Tucci (who plays Caesar Flickerman) – a dark navy blue wig with a Karl Lagerfeld-style ponytail.

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