Applaud Your Districts with Color
The Capitol Collection by COVERGIRL brings you patriotic manicures.
A life among livestock offers rich inspiration in the form of texture and plumage. Opt for a rich nail scheme of nudes and animal prints done in an unexpected way that would have even Effie Trinket stopping to ask for pointers. Apply COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Glosses Toasted Almond underneath a fine layer of cut-to-fit bold feathers to remind everyone of your District’s animal magnetism. Glue on small jewels for colorful accents and to signify prosperity for all of Panem too. “When using hardware like studs or stones, it is best to use a little bit of nail glue to make them stay on longer,” advises Yasuda.
Go nuclear with your nail art in homage to your District’s precious resource and opt for bold, graphic lines and colors. A color block pattern makes a dramatic first impression—whether you’re tippling Champagne at a pre-Games gala or raising your fist for your Victor. “COVERGIRL Capitol Makeup Artist Dotti used really cool, vivid color for this makeup look and I wanted the nails to compliment the overall beauty look,” says Yasuda of her inspiration. To get the graphic nail, start with your base color and allow to dry, then scotch tape in diagonals and paint your next section of colors and wait for that to dry. Repeat until your nails are as beautiful as the Capitol is all-powerful. (COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Glosses Grapevine, Eternal Oceans, Constant Caribbean, Flamed Out and Sulfur Blaze were used to create this look.)
Ombre nails in homage to the luxurious fabrics woven by the textile industry is the natural choice for a loyal citizen. Orange and red are the colors of adventure and victory, so it’s a win-win combination. “The nail colors that I used for this look contain really fine glitter, so it is easier to create a beautiful ombre effect,” says celebrity make up artist Naomi Yasuda, who suggests that you apply two coats of orange and let dry, and then apply the pink color just on the tip of the nail. Finally, dab red polish between the orange and pink to blend the two colors. (COVERGIRL Capitol Collection Glosstinis in Rouge Red, Inferno and Pyro Pink will achieve this nail look.)
Vary up the effect on every nail with sleek stripes and alternating shades that signify the motion of trasnportation. To get this look, the Capitol recommends COVERGIRL Capitol Collection Glosstinis in Violet Flicker paired with The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Nail Stickers—a majestic purple and gold color scheme to will your tribute to victory. Achieving this artistic end result is possible en route to the Games via train or aboard a famed hovercraft. Simply wait for the polish to dry and plan the line pattern before applying stickers. Then, peel and go.
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Southern Magnolia Minerals Review:
THE FIRST GLANCE:
-small, easy to pack containers
-2 4-piece kits; ‘Cafe au Naturel’ and ‘Purple Reign’
-‘Cafe au Naturel’ is matte and would suit blue eyes beautifully!
-‘Purple Reign’ is shimmery and would make brown and green eyes glow!
-retails at $24.95 on smmcosmetics.com
Each kit comes with one white primer, two shadows, a liner, a small brush, and instructions for use.
Purple Reign - Shimmer (can be seen in lower left photo with and without primer):
Violet Pearl Shadow: This is easily my favorite of the shadows. I love the versatility and finish of this product when used alone or on top of a primer. To add a touch of shimmer to any look, I’ll often use this on top of my shadows or as an inner corner highlight. For something more opaque, it’s beautiful and silky over the white primer (similar to nyx jumbo pencil in milk!) provided.
Purple Heart Shadow: I’m not as fond of this shadow on its own as I am of it on top of the primer. The white base provides for a creamy, royal purple, while it’s quite a bit more muted without any base at all.
Dark Plum Eyeliner: I’ve never been one to use mineral eyeliner… until now. This product is amazing. It’s extremely concentrated and glides on like a dream. The rich plum is much more wearable for every day than a harsh black and looks beautiful with every eye color.
Cafe au Naturel - Matte (can be seen in lower right photo with and without primer):
Cafe Shadow: Light neutral brown that works lovely as a base on pale skin. For those with tan or dark skin, this may look too ashy. I prefer this shadow without the white primer, as it becomes a bit cooler in tone when used with it.
Soft Brown Shadow: Again, perfect for lighter skin. This is beautiful as a natural crease color, or can be darkened with the white primer beneath it. This too becomes quite cool in tone with the primer and can give a completely different look!
Coffee Bean Eyeliner: So LOVELY! Wonderful for all skin tones and eye colors. As concentrated as the color is, it’s easy to blend out to create a softer look.
If you haven’t tried out mineral makeup, I absolutely suggest you give it a try. These shadows melt right into your skin as if they were a part of it. Even with my oily lids, I haven’t had any problems with creasing. I really love that the shadows’ sheerness or opacity can be easily changed depending on what is used under them. The one con I had with these products (and this might be extremely silly, but I’m a packaging freak) was the inconsistent labels on the shadows. Really, Emily? Really. But I suppose that is also a good thing since it has nothing to do with the quality of the products themselves! ;)
SMM Cosmetics offers really beautiful shades and the products last forever due to their great color payoff without needing to use much at all. Not only that, $24.95 is a steal for 4 products; that’s around $6.24 each! Overall, I would recommend checking out SMM Cosmetics and rate what I’ve used a 9/10!
These products were generously sent for review by SMM Cosmetics, where these two kits can be found, along with many more products.
I hope you found this review helpful! :)