Jena Malone in Valentino at the “Catching Fire” NY Premiere

Posted on November 21, 2013

Watch a couple of masters give a bitchslap wrapped in a kiss.



Jena Malone attends the premiere of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” in New York City in a Valentino dress paired with a Valentino clutch and Casadei shoes.

Valentino Fall 2013 Collection/Model: Katya Riabinkina (WOMEN)

“Darling, we love your dress! But JESUS CHRIST, who did your eye makeup? Did you fire them? It’s HORRIBLE!”

Oh, wait. We were never good at that subtlety thing.

Also, the slightly off shoes are making our eyelids twitch. Go for contrast or go for matchy, but this almost-but-not quite stuff comes of committal.





[Photo Credit: Dara Kushner/, Kristin Callahan/ACE/,]

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  • it’s like the tail of the cat eye is almost part of her eye brow. How strange.

  • lexilexi

    And the hair… it should be set free.

  • Tatiana Luján

    Poor thing, she looks like the Joker.

    • JDreesen

      my first thought was that this must be one of Chloe Sevigny’s alter egos’ second cousins.

      from Ohio.

      who has only seen one movie.

      which was Batman.

      the 1989 one.

      and my second thought was “poor thing.”

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      Serving up Caesar Romero realness!

  • Is Tammie Brown her makeup artist now? GTNYEyeliner.

  • boweryboy

    WTF is going on with the red carpet pole dance for this movie? Why is everyone so egregiously dressed for it?

    • It’s truly upsetting at this point. I am no insider genius, but isn’t this a crucial piece of the pie? Aren’t there budgetary and talent levels thought through to the premier? Where are the talented stylists, hair and makeup artists? Where are the Gays? WHERE ARE THE MIRRORS???

      • formerlyAnon

        You’ve hit on it. Mirrors. They must’ve been banned. Nothing else makes sense.

      • boweryboy

        I think we’re all being punked.

      • charlotte

        Where is everyone’s common sense?

        • formerlyAnon

          See, I could imagine – especially the younger ones and the ones who haven’t had this level of exposure – just trusting the stylists/hairdressers/makeup artists, thinking that they know best what is going to fare well under the lights and in photos. Hell, I bring along people when making important wardrobe decisions because I don’t trust my eye for color and I am not sure I can always tell what flatters and what is only “just fine.” But that just shifts the question to: what is wrong with the so-called “experts?”

          • charlotte

            You’re right, and I was also referring to the “experts” in my comment. Wasn’t there even one person to pull the emergency brake?

          • decormaven

            The only area where these people qualify as “experts” is in making horrible styling decisions. They’ve whiffed every fashion chance this week, except perhaps one or two of Elizabeth Banks’ looks. Totally unacceptable.

          • Word, man. Mother fucking word.

        • Beardslee

          My seventeen year old loves to put wings on, just like that. Since she is 17, she has no common sense. Unless a high schooler is doing her makeup, this is inexcusable – and even then it’s no good!

          Plus, those shoes, besides being the wrong color, look really really painful.

      • cmb92191

        Maybe she was sitting shivah, therefore no mirrors?

        • ellisd123

          That just made me spit-take, thank you!

          • cmb92191

            Welcome to my world.

      • marlie

        No one has a good friend who they can rely on to say “honey, no way”?

  • she looks like a pilgrim in clown makeup. with elvis’ hair.

    • valerie747


    • EiEiOh

      I think the hair is more Hermie the Elf from Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer than Elvis but otherwise agreed!

      • tereliz

        With a dress the colors of the Abominable Snowman’s face. When she grows up, she’s going to be a dentist.

    • Imasewsure

      Ah yes, Elvis’s Pilgrim Clown phase… one of his less famous eras I suppose 🙂

    • isapaiva

      That is Baby Jane’s makeup.

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      That’s…that’s pretty much perfect! I mean, as crazy as it sounds, that’s about as accurate description as you could wanna hear.

  • Nika E

    This girl is having a hard time with the red carpet looks. Bless her heart.

  • gabbilevy


  • Sigh. What is there to say really?
    Interesting dress, though I want the grey fabric to come up higher on the bust than designed.
    Painful looking shoes. How did she stand in those for any length of time?
    Her make up. Yeah, it’s beyond shiteous, beyond cracktastic, beyond a fucktastrophe. Someone is going to have to create some new made up words to cover this one.

    • demidaemon

      An Assageddon?

      • That should have been Benifer’s name all along!

        • demidaemon


  • valerie747

    The shoe close-up makes her feet look abnormally huge.

  • Noah


    • Hermione

      I KNOW. What is it with these horrible roots on so many stars? Is it a thing? Maybe I’d do it too but my roots are gray. Maybe that’s the point. Makes no sense. (I recently went to a wedding where the mother of the bride was in fact sporting an inch of grey roots with her bleached blonde. Don’t you think you’d get a touch up for your kid’s wedding?)
      And generally, lately her looks are all very contrived and IMO make her look like Allison Janney and like she’s Allison Janney’s age (which is o.k., yeah, but it’s not Jena.) Bleahh.

      • formerlyAnon

        It’s been a thing for a while. I don’t get it at all.

        • Hermione

          Elle and Dakota Fanning are the worst offenders.

          • formerlyAnon

            The older ones – the ones who you know have to dye the roots so they don’t show grey – bug me the most.

      • BKagainwiththesweatpants

        She wishes she was even 1 scintilla as FABULOUS as Allison Janney. FIERCE BITCH–this chick, not so much.

        As to the shiteous eye makeup, apparently all she/makeup “artist” heard in the title of her movie was “Cat” and then ran with it.

    • muzan-e

      Given what they’ve done to her face, I’d figured it was a tragic attempt at ombre.

  • 8daysaweek

    It looks like she’s trying to mimic Jennifer’s new hair.
    The make-up is horrifying. It doesn’t even look like her – it looks like Anna Paquin, somehow.

  • bizarro

    The eye paint makes her look like Cruella de Vil. Love the dress though.

  • Mismarker

    What fresh hell is this?

  • muzan-e

    Look. I have such a crush on this woman. Fierce like fire, okay, and –

    … and this is just a mess. Girl can rock a severe hairdo, but not when some jackass has dipped her in peroxide. Girl can rock a severe lip, but not when someone’s smothered her in flour. Girl can rock a cat’s eye, but –

    No. There’s no saving what they’ve done to her eyes. God in heaven.

    • Rhonda Shore

      she should do goth. she could be robert smiff’s sister.

  • IAmJ

    Wow, does the dress ever hate her tits. The gray cuts off in a very unflattering spot. Could have been interesting otherwise.
    The shoes are wrong and the makeup job is making her look very severe.

    I complimented a relative earlier today so I guess I’m out of kind things to say until tomorrow.

  • alyce1213

    This is a very nice dress (with some bodice problems), but I can’t figure out why she wore it to a movie premiere in November. It’s much better suited for a garden cocktail party in June. I also can’t figure out what she’s trying to achieve with that makeup.

  • kimmeister

    She has the right size of bust for this dress, and the usually unflattering length actually is working on her. I don’t mind the slightly off shoes.

    But man oh man, that makeup. Not just the eyes, the whole face is wrong. Certain lip shapes don’t pull off red lipstick very well.

  • That’s serious Black Swan eye makeup. What were they thinking?

  • jilly_d

    I kind of love this dress on her, but that makeup/brow job is just godawful.

  • Why am I getting ‘flying nun’?

  • formerlyAnon

    Who did her eyes and what instructions did they get? Because these are SO FAR OFF that I can’t believe a pro knowingly did this face for this event and outfit.

  • shirab

    Just a wee bit more cat-eye and the makeup artist could have connected the liner and the brows.
    Those shoes don’t fit anyone who doesn’t have molded-plastic Barbie feet.

    And is the runway model wearing nylon or velvet footies, or is that somehow part of the shoe?

    I guess what I’m trying to say is, I don’t understand anything I’m seeing here.

    • kimmeister

      They’re part of the shoe. That whole collection has weird shoes with these built-in footsies.

      • marlie

        I hate all of those weird shoes in that collection.

  • KinoEye

    That eye makeup is CRAY. No two ways about it. Again, I implore the Hunger Games stylists — get off whatever weird bender you’ve been on since this poledance began and get back to work.

  • I wish she had the necklace the model is wearing.

  • Tamara Hogan

    What on earth did she do to piss off her gays? Gurl’s being hate-styled, and made to walk the red carpet en pointe.

  • tereliz

    I feel like a TLo echo today; Love the dress, hate the face (the makeup, her actual face is cute), the shoes should be dipped in acid and never heard from again.

  • V No Privacy

    two words: Joan. Crawford.

    • Hetha Innis


  • Heather

    I was at the Benefit counter today and the makeup artist was sporting a very similar look. It made me a little scared to go with her suggestions. I just got my lipstick and left.

    • altalinda

      I don’t like to use makeup but with a “special event” coming up I’ve visited Sephora and Mac and been flabbergasted by the heavy hand the saleswomen used in doing their own makeup. It’s like every product in the store also has to be demonstrated on their faces. It didn’t want to make me buy / use more makeup.

  • MilaXX

    Total Monet. At first glance you think it’s a cute look, then you look closer and realize they painted her face like the joker, the bodice is too tight and the shoes a shade off.

  • Qitkat

    A little more eye makeup and she could audition for a Canteen alien.’Tis doing very strange things to her face. I quit doing this in 1968.

  • filmcricket

    I have no idea who this girl is, but I finally figured out whose face hers reminds me of: Joan Cusack. Does she achieve anywhere near the level of awesome that Ms Cusack does?

    Anyway, cute-ish dress, TERRIBLE make-up, good God.

    • kimmeister

      You might have seen her as the little girl in Stepmom, or as one of the Bennett sisters in the Pride & Prejudice version starring Keira Knightley.

  • hughman

    Queen #1 – “Here’s her dress. It looks so OLD, doesn’t it? Like from the 80s or something!”
    Queen #2 – “I think it’s even older than that! What was before the 80s?”
    Queen #1 – “Search me. The 60s?”
    Queen #2 – “Good guess, gurl! Did they even have make-up then?”
    Queen #1 – “Thank god you’re kind of pretty. Haven’t you seen Drag Race? They did what they call the cat eye, duh. Let’s just do that.”
    Queen #2 – “What do you mean “kind of”? Oh it’s on.

    • Evan

      You need to write a sitcom or script a reality show.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    Her eyes follow you where ever you go, whether you want them to or not.

  • Ann VerWiebe

    That cat-eye is the IT look right now. I don’t get it – how does it not look costumey?

  • Imasewsure

    I don’t like the dress but it might be all of the rest that is making me dislike it. For now I say, keep the shoes and the purse… ditch everything else and come back in a few years when we have had a chance to forget your RC appearances in late 2013… that’s nice, isn’t it?

  • Hetha Innis

    I’ve been a bitter kitten since the earliest of T & Lo days and I can’t recall ever seeing a makeup job this bad.

  • Chaiaiai

    Mary, turn away from Satan. Jesus, he loves you.

    • formerlyAnon

      Heh heh.

  • Nonmercisansfacon

    I actually love everything here, even the eye makeup! Very Capitol!

  • sagecreek

    I love it all, except for the eye makeup. And some red shoes would have been ideal.

  • ashtangajunkie

    Can we just set some specific ground rules and start the entire Catching Fire pole dance from the beginning?

    • Trickytrisha

      Great idea. We’ll all pretend this last week or so never happened.

  • HeatherMcIlrath

    who has this girl hired to style her?! her hair never looks good, she is wearing outfits that are entirely too complicated for her, and her makeup…oh god don’t get me started. she had a bit of slump in her career and now her wagon is hitched to a hit movie franchise. someone needs to be doing a better job helping her look the part!

    • Exactly. I’m a fan of hers.
      Stepmom, For Love of the Game, even her brief moments in Cold Mountain. She’s not going to get the boost she needs from this if she keeps showing up looking like an outcast understudy.

  • MightyMarshal

    I love what she goes for. I think she’s a budding fashion icon.

    • Trickytrisha


      • MightyMarshal

        Yes! She reminds me of a mix of Chloe Sevigny and Kiernan Shipka with a touch of Care Blanchett. Like Chloe’s reserved, more mainstream cousin.

  • Alloy Jane

    I agree with whoever said this was Baby Jane.

  • Trickytrisha

    Worst makeup of the decade… wait, maybe the Century. She scares me.

    But the dress is kinda cute.

  • Laurie Landry

    The model was styled perfectly. I don’t know what the hell happened to Jena!

  • conniemd

    Problem with the shoes is that the dress isn’t really gray, it’s a blue gray, so the shoes don’t match. Red shoes would have looked fantastic.

  • PeaceBang

    Wait, is that Alan Cumming in drag?

  • CPK1

    what are they doing to this poor girl? At this point I would just take boring.

  • Jessica Wyatt

    Anybody else see Joan Cusack in these pictures? Just me?

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Oh, that’s who’s going through my head. In her Working Girl days.

      • decormaven

        “Six thousand dollars? It’s not even leather!”

    • Well done. I had to go back up, but I can easily see it.

  • eight_of_nine

    I like the whole look. Haters to the left.

  • jw_ny

    Judging from her past few appearances, she wants to be quirky and edgy…set herself apart from the pack, which I can appreciate. She misses the mark tho. This dress suits her well, but those shoes and, especially, that eye makeup are just awful. The Hermey-the-Elf do is better than some of her other styles of late, but it’s…!!! I think she needs to see some of these pics and then learn from her mistakes…she has potential.

  • SophieCollier

    I actually recoiled a bit from that first close up. Seriously Halloween makeup there.

  • Monabel

    Also, the proportions on the dress are wrong.

  • MichelleRafter

    Trying too hard to put the Ellen Foster era behind her.

  • She really has a great face – but her makeup people lately aren’t giving her the right fixins. But girl, that is your dress.

  • GillianHolroyd

    Gasped at the eye makeup. Never even saw the dress.

  • Nicola Anna Molly Page

    Mommie Dearest make up. Scary!

  • quiltrx

    I love the dress. A shame about the head.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    I love the dress, hate the eye makeup. A red shoe would have given this look a pop of color. Also, her feet looked crammed into that pair.

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    Buffalo Bill wants that face back.

  • Randy Noak

    It’s such a shame too, because the dress is so friggin’ cute!

  • LadyLuck777

    I think she told her make up people, “Make me look like Joan Cusack.

  • I love her so much (SAVED!), but this makeup is so bad for her. She’s so cute.

    • KT

      I love Saved!!

  • marlie

    That’s a pretty great little dress, but the slightly off shoe color makes my eyes twitch too. Her hair looks better, but what in the holy hell is going on with her makeup?!

  • MannahattaMamma

    “oh honey, I’m so sorry.”

    that’s all I can say. The one-two punch of eyeliner and shoes leaves me stunned and vaguely nauseous.

  • roverrun

    In general, I wish I could get sophisticated enough to hate anything matchy matchy in it’s aspects; but I just can’t.

  • KT

    I like the dress, except that little tit panel is making it look like she has the tiniest boobs in the world.

  • Kathy

    I’d love this look with alterations to the bustline/armpit area of the dress and, as the Uncles have mentioned, more subtle makeup (Good God Woman!), and different shoes. It’s too bad because these Catching Fire folks could look great with some expert help.

  • Mona_Visa

    So much hate for the shoes.

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    I can’t even with this one anymore. A whole week of this mess? Just no.

  • Kayemwhy yo

    What’s going on with the heavy eyebrow trend? Make it STOP!

  • xmixiex

    crap, i love a full brow, but JESUS THEY’RE EATING HER FACE.

  • Anna_Cecilia

    What has Jena Malone done to piss off the makeup artist community so much? This looks like it was done by a mortician.

  • Jaeda Laurez

    Her makeup people must hate her. Either that or she’s insisting on these terrible looks and going against their advice. The dress is dope though. Should have added a necklace like the model, but since she has all that crazy going on face-wise, it was probably for the best.

  • crash1212

    Her eye makeup has been really bad throughout this pole dance, and this deployment of a cat-eye is possibly the worst. I love this dress. I love those shoes.

  • DeTrop

    Oh – Mommie Dearest! What have you done with pretty Jena Malone?

  • BrooklynBomber

    Nice dress.

  • lalahartma

    I love it all!

  • ThaliaMenninger

    I await the day you start charting her alters, as you do with Chloe Sevigny. This one apparently liked tortured footwear and eye makeup straight out of Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

  • Shawn EH

    Gorgeous dress, but those eyes take her to Jessica Lange witchy-madness.

  • DinahR

    You know those challenges on RPDR where they have to put on makeup in the dark? This. Actually… they usually work it better than this. Poor Jena, what happened girl?

    The eyeliner is just overshadowing how poor the lipstick color and application are, and the fact her face powder is not right. The blush is just… I cringe for her.

    The dress and clutch are pretty.

  • Tashina Savage

    Halloween makeup.

  • Tracy_Flick

    Is the word “tranny” considered offensive now? Oh, no reason I’m asking.

  • mlle

    Maybe her stylists were going for Sexy 1960s, but struck out.

  • guest2visits

    Considering how perfectly everything else works for her here – that heavy cat eye is BLINDING and ruins a very pretty look otherwise.

  • judybrowni

    Well, at least that eyeliner distracts from the dress minimizing her bosom into microscopic.

  • Was her makeup artist trying to make her look like Joan Cusack? B/c with that smile, she really does.

  • Dude, she could be Twiggy’s doppleganger.

  • Danielle

    *clutches pearls* That eye makeup is an affront to BKs everywhere.

  • Snailstsichr

    Love the dress; hate the shoes. They are wrecking the proportions.

  • Linda LaPaz

    I wish she’d kept the necklace and shoes from the runway look. But, it’s a pretty dress.

    And hideous eye makeup.

  • LP

    She looks like Joan Cusack

  • Fred Vaughn

    When did winged eyes become a good idea?

  • antonialee

    She looks like the Joker.

  • Anplica Fiore

    Her makeup makes me think of an 1980s Joan Cussak for some reason. Not that she ever did that winged eye… Maybe it’s her face shape?