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Budget Beauty: How to Create a Soft Smokey Eye for Day

Last week I met up with my friend Tiffany Hall, a makeup artist who works for top brands like Stila Cosmetics and L'Oreal, at the Ulta Beauty store in North Haven, Connecticut. I loved the look that Tiffany created for me when I shot the Jeep Compass video for Glam (which is how we met), so I asked her to share some of her expert secrets with all of us, beginning with a soft smokey eye look that's perfect for work or casual weekends. Watch the short how-to video above for the step-by-step tutorial. It's so simple, even I can do it!

Here are the exact products Tiffany used:

Stila Prime Pot, $20
- Full coverage, waterproof eye primer

Stila Nude Eyeshadow Palette w/Smudgestick Liner, $39
- Shade used was "Kitten", a micro pearl shadow for soft shimmer

Stila Forever Your Curl Mascara, $22
-Holds the curl for up to 8 hours

Pro tip:
Using your Smudgestick Liner, start at the lash line and smudge towards the lid for a soft, smokey eye. Layer additional product to take your look from day to night.

Special thanks to Tiffany for sharing her talent and to Ulta Beauty for the use of their space.

The girl having her makeup done has AMAZING brows! Jealous!
#1 Amber on 2011-07-27 11:21 (Reply)
What a fabulous how-to. Thanks. I hate to be a nit-picky grammar nazi, but please learn the difference between adhesive and adhere.
#2 KB on 2011-07-28 00:45 (Reply)
Yeah, I think she meant adhere... :-(
#3 Jackie on 2011-08-13 18:23 (Reply)
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