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How To Get Ombré Eyes, Spring Makeup Palettes, and More
Learn how to apply violet ombré eye makeup in just a few short steps. [Beauty High]
We can’t wait for spring to officially start—click through for the best new makeup palettes of the season. [BellaSugar]
As if we needed another reason to love Mindy Kaling, the actress and author of Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me just announced that she’s penning a new book. [Glamour]
Makeup artist Vivian Baker explains how to get the makeup looks from Oz The Great and Powerful. Plus, see all the beauty products that were created in collaboration with the film. [Glo]
Watch this video tutorial to learn how to get the messy pony that Blake Lively wore to The Croods premiere in NYC. [InStyle]
Make your own Shamrock Shake at home this weekend just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. [Cupcakes and Cashmere]
—Charisse
If you’re into trying new eye makeup looks, click through for our step-by-step mineral eye makeup tutorial.
(Photo: Stylecaster Pictures)

How To Get Ombré Eyes, Spring Makeup Palettes, and More

—Charisse

If you’re into trying new eye makeup looks, click through for our step-by-step mineral eye makeup tutorial.

(Photo: Stylecaster Pictures)

Behind the Scenes at Our Halloween Makeup Tutorial Shoot: Effie Trinket

There are some serious Hunger Games nerds in the Birchbox office (like, the entire editorial team). So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that we jumped at the chance to dress up like our favorite characters from the books and movie for Halloween. Even though Katniss is our girl, Effie Trinket—with her eccentric Capitol style and larger-than-life personality—is clearly the more fun choice. Click through for step-by-step directions from makeup artist Reiva Cruze on how to score the look. PLUS, send us pictures of you in your Effie costumes (and any other Hunger Games costumes) and we’ll feature them here on the blog leading up to Halloween! Email us at community@birchbox.com or tweet @birchbox.

—Lorelei

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Ode to Effie: Hunger Games Countdown

It’s finally here! Tomorrow, The Hunger Games (a.k.a the world’s-greatest-movie-ever) is hitting theaters. In honor of our favorite YA-lit trilogy and the release of the much-anticipated first film, we present you with a week of Panem-inspired posts. Today, a tribute to Effie Trinket.

Photo: IFC

Technically, Effie Trinket is one of the bad guys. As one of the official escorts, she’s the one who brings Peeta and Katniss from District 12 to the Capitol for the Hunger Games and represents the callousness of the Capitol inhabitants. But between her outlandish outfits, her catchy tagline (may the odds be ever in your favor), and her moments of sparring with Haymitch Abernathy, she becomes one of the series’ most endearing characters. By the looks of the movie’s trailers and teaser images, the on-screen Effie will be just as memorable—actress Elizabeth Banks pulls out all the stops, with technicolor makeup, to-die-for nail art, and insanely cool false lashes. While we’re not planning on recreating any of her looks anytime soon—not until Halloween, that is—we do have a few quick ways you can make her proud.

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Our Favorite Looks from the Hunger Games Premiere

Photo: popsugar.com
From left: Josh Hutcherson, Jennifer Lawrence, and Liam Hemsworth.

Last night was the premiere of the year (at least in our eyes). Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, and Josh Hutcherson (a.k.a. Katniss, Gale, and Peeta) took to the red carpet, with a slew of other Hollywood stars, for the release of the much-anticipated Hunger Games film. We’re such huge fans, and literally counting the days till we get to watch the movie next week, that we had to share some of our favorite pictures from the night. Click through to see some of our favorite looks! 

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