Elizabeth Banks’ Natural Bronze Makeup Look at the Hunger Games Premiere

The Hunger Games premiere brought out all the movie’s A list stars, and everyone showed up looking stunningly glammed up. Elizabeth Banks, who plays over the top escort, Effie Trinket in ‘The Hunger Games,’ wore a bright orange Atelier Versace mini dress with a cut-out detail in the back and lots of gold trim. Banks paired it with nude heels, natural makeup and a 60’s inspired half back hairstyle.

Elizabeth Banks normally has pale skin, but at the Hunger Games premiere she donned a bronze hue and shimmering makeup, which looked perfectly balanced against the bright orange dress.  The look was classy and elegant, and it was nice to see Elizabeth wearing a pop of color with a tan.

Here’s how to get Elizabeth Banks’ natural makeup look:

Face: Prep the skin with an exfoliating scrub and be sure to moisturize after. After moisturizing apply your foundation. Conceal any problem areas. Then use Benefit’s Sun Beam Highlighter along the bridge of the nose and under the cheekbones to get that glowing effect Elizabeth banks sported at the Hunger Games premiere. This golden bronze highlighter gives you a natural, sun kissed glow. Dot and blend over foundation on cheeks, nose and brow bones for a bronzed glow that matches all skin tones. Finish the face with a loose powder to set the complexion and apply a generous sweep of peach colored blush.

Eyes: Fill in your brows with Smashbox Brow Tech eye brown filler to give them definition and make them appear fuller.  For an eye shadow use Three Custom Color Cool Camel eye shadow over the whole lid, then apply the Warm pebble shade in the crease. This color combination will give you Banks’ natural makeup look that almost looks like she’s not wearing any at all. Use a black pencil to line only the top lid, leaving the bottom lash line bare. Apply a few individual lashes to add length and several coats of black mascara to the upper lashes.  Put on one coat to the lower lashes to add depth.

Lips: Line the lips with a peach colored eyeliner and fill them in with a warm peach colored lipstick like L’Oreal Colour Riche lipstick in peach fuzz. Finish with a clear colored lip gloss to make them shine


Prepare your wet hair with Fekkai Ironless Straightening Balm, then blow-dried it with a round brush until it is completely straight. Backcomb the top of her hair to add height, smooth it back into a sixties half back style and secure everything in place with a few bobby pins. Finish the look by spraying in Fekkai Sheer Hold Hairspray.

Hold your makeup in place all night and sport Elizabeth Banks’ youthful glow with the help of Skindinavia 10 Years Younger Finishing Spray:

Skindinavia Ten Years Younger Finishing Spray will set and hold makeup over uneven skin surfaces such as fine lines and large pores. This spray keeps the makeup surface smooth and hydrated, so makeup looks fresh and glowing while coverage is held perfectly all day.  This spray is recommended for mature skin types, like Elizabeth Banks, who is 38. The Skindinavia Finishing Spray will give you a healthy, natural glow like Elizabeth Banks. You will not need to touch up or blot throughout the night.

Features and benefits

  • Extends makeup wear over uneven skin surfaces.
  • Fewer required touchups throughout the day.
  • Helps reduce makeup slippage into pores and fine lines.

Skindinavia invented the makeup finish as a simple way for women to keep their makeup looking flawless all day. Each spray uses our patented Temperature Control Technology® which prevents makeup from melting, drying out, becoming shiny, or creasing..