Katniss: The Girl Who Was on Fire trend

Let’s just agree on something: Katniss Everdeen is one badass chick that we all want to emulate. Agreed? Agreed. You know how to copy her clothes and hair, but what about her makeup and nails? Don’t worry! We have the answers with these nail and makeup tips.

Katniss Everdeen -- Girl on Fire


Katniss Everdeen was first introduced to Capitol audiences wearing a sparkling dress made of actual fire. The rich hues of yellow, orange and red are eye-catching, making them perfect colors for your nails. The nail polish geniuses at butter LONDON created a “Girl on Fire” manicure inspired by our heroine in The Hunger Games. It’s so simple to recreate at this manicure at home (and it would make a great addition to your movie-going look).

The Hunger Games Girl on Fire manicure by Butter London


Wash and dry your nails thoroughly. Swipe each nail with butter LONDON’s Powder Room Acetone-Free Lacquer Remover to rid them of any excess product or oils.


Add one coat of butter LONDON’s Nail Foundation Flawless Basecoat to each nail. Don’t go overboard — keep the coats thin.


Apply a coat of butter LONDON’s Cheeky Chops nail lacquer. Wait for nails to dry and apply a second coat, if desired.


Apply a “blob” of butter LONDON’s Jaffa nail lacquer to the tip of each nail.


Wipe your brush and roughly drag it up and down across the “blob” of Jaffa until you have achieved a messy, jagged pattern on your nail tip.


Repeat steps 4 and 5 to each nail.


Let nails dry and repeat steps 4 and 5 using butter LONDON’s Come to Bed RedUnion Jack Black and West End Wonderland nail lacquer. Use a slightly shallower pattern with each color to complete the ombre look.


Finish using butter LONDON’s Hardwear P.D. Quick Topcoat to lock your nails in place.

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The rich hues of Katniss’ fire dress look can also be a striking makeup look. We saw this makeup tutorial from Ronnie at the blog Bows & Curtseys and thought she captured “The Girl Who Was on Fire” look perfectly with the use of reds, oranges and blues on the eyelid, along with a pale face and red lip.

Girl on fire makeup look

To create the eye makeup look, Ronnie uses:

Her cheek color comes courtesy of Hard Candy Fox in a Box Blush in Spicy and Sweet, while the lips are NYX Round Lipstick in Snow White.

Tutorial: Get the Girl on Fire makeup look

Tell us

How would you incorporate the “Girl Who Was on Fire” look into your makeup and manicure?

More on The Hunger Games style

Jennifer Lawrence’s Hunger Games red carpet style
The Hunger Games style: Tribute-inspired fashion
The Hunger Games: Get Katniss’ hairstyles

Photo credit: Lionsgate/Murray Close, butter LONDON


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