02.02.14 Premiere

Elizabeth Banks In Osman – ‘The LEGO Movie’ LA Premiere

Elizabeth Banks In Osman - ‘The Lego Movie’ LA Premiere

Elizabeth Banks attended the premiere of ‘The LEGO Movie’ held at Regency Village Theatre on Saturday (February 1) in Westwood, California alongside Alison Brie.

Looking sensational in an amazing black strapless jumpsuit with white embellished bodice from Osman; I love the way she complemented the pink waistband with a matching bold fuchsia lip.

Perhaps a Chanel ‘Lego’ clutch would’ve been too obvious, so Elizabeth selected a simple black Edie Parker clutch instead.

A chic bun with hair flipped to one side, an AS29 knuckle ring and a Jack Vartanian ear cuff added an edge; with black patent leather Jimmy Choo ‘Addison’ pumps completing her afternoon premiere look.

I’m happy to see that even though ‘The Hunger Games’ promo tour is over; the good times keep on rolling when it comes to Elizabeth’s red carpet style.

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Elizabeth Banks In Ralph Lauren – The Variety Studio: Sundance Edition

Elizabeth Banks In Ralph Lauren - The Variety Studio Sundance EditionElizabeth Banks has also been making the rounds at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, where she was seen at The Variety Studio: Sundance Edition presented by Dawn Levy on Tuesday (January 21).

The actress, who was our Promo Tour Star of 2013, shifted into a mod direction with her Ralph Lauren Spring 2014 black-and-white checquered frock.

The graphic, mock turtleneck mini-dress had a distinct ’60s mood—even without the runway’s retro oversized shades.

The black boots, which have been spotted everywhere at Sundance, once again made an appearance, as she winterized the dress with an over-the-knee pair, along with black tights.

A choppy long bob and bright pink lip completed her hip-casual look.

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24.12.13 Best Of

Promo Tour Star 2013 – Elizabeth Banks for ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’

Promo Tour Star 2013 – Elizabeth Banks for 'The Hunger Games Catching Fire'

For most outlets, ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ promo tour was all about Jennifer Lawrence, but here we were in awe of Elizabeth Banks.

While some thought her overdressed, considering she wasn’t the lead actress, others like me are glad she stepped up to the plate, taking this promo tour by the scuff of the neck and making it one of the most impressive promo-tour runs in memory.

With Elie Saab and Alexander McQueen her go-to designers, she kicked things off in grand style wearing a Jason Wu custom gown worthy of a world premiere.

Just when we thought she may have peaked too soon, she floored us with an Elie Saab Couture gown, which was one of your favourites of 2013 and was her best look of the tour.

The only other person who came close to Elizabeth this year for me was Kerry Washington for ‘Django Unchained’, who was my favourite to take this award until Elizabeth picked us up and swept us off our feets.

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27.11.13 Beauty, Makeup

Elizabeth Banks’ ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Promo Tour Beauty Looks

Elizabeth Banks' ‘Catching Fire’ Promo Tour Beauty Looks

The stars of ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ have just completed an extensive worldwide promotional tour, and while we’ve all had fun admiring and discussing Elizabeth Banks’ gorgeous gowns during the tour, her beauty looks also deserve closer inspection.

In Berlin, the actress went with a classic, sexy, brown smokey eye, a delicate nude lip, and her lob styled into tousled waves. The look is classically sexy and perfectly executed by the star. To get a gorgeous, subtle nude lip like Elizabeth’s, try Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo in the shade that best matches your skintone.

In Paris, things got more playful with her hair coiffed into a modern hybrid between sculpture and bouffant–definitely Parisian, and definitely modern. As for her makeup, Elizabeth had lashes for days (obviously her MUA enlisted the use of falsies in this case), and lined her bottom lashes with blue–a trend we’ve been seeing and loving since this summer. To amp up the volume on your own lashes, try Eylure Katy Perry Eyelashes in Oh Honey!, which will give you a full fringed effect.

In Los Angeles, Elizabeth went for another classic beauty look–smooth, voluminous locks with black kohl rimmed eyes and layer-upon-layer of mascara. The key to the eyes is tight-lining both eyelids and making sure every lash is coated multiple times in jet-black mascara. As for her lips, once again, Elizabeth kept things simple, so the eyes take center stage. To get this same tightlined kohl effect on your eyes, use Guerlain ‘Khol Me Kahal’ Eyeliner.

For the final stop on the tour, New York City, Elizabeth channeled the classic 50s screen siren with a vampy red lip and black cat eye. A textured updo is the perfect modern accent to the classic makeup. To get a similar matte red lip, use NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl.

These looks are all so perfect, I have a hard time choosing a favorite, but which do you think looks best on the star?

Makeup Banks

Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo
Eylure Katy Perry Eyelashes in Oh Honey!
Guerlain ‘Khol Me Kajal’ Eyeliner
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl

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Which Was Your Favourite Elizabeth Banks ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Promo Tour Look?

Elizabeth Banks Hunger Games Promo Tour

Elizabeth Banks lit up the red carpet on each occasion during her promo tour for ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’.

We expected a lot following her epic run for the first movie, but even we didn’t expect a 100% flaw-free tour which left us begging for more.

It all started in London, where she kicked off with Alexander McQueen, before epitomizing the phrase ‘go big or go home’ wearing a lemon satin strapless gown which was custom made by Jason Wu, before turning to Jason Wu again for her after-party look.

Berlin is without question my favourite from the tour. Her Elie Saab Couture gown still sends shivers down my spine and is most definitely non-negotiable when putting together my BDOTY list.
Elizabeth sparkled once again in Elie Saab for the Norway premiere before moving onto Paris, where she delighted in her second McQueen look of the tour.

Things didn’t slow down when she returned stateside, donning an orange Versace frock in LA which was our best look of the week, followed by a change of pace with a Jenny Packham two-piece in New York to round out her tour.

If only all promo tours could be this spectacular and memorable.

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