Get Audrina’s Look for Less
How to get The Hills star’s sultry smoky eyes.
For the recent premiere of Avatar, Audrina Patridge turned up the glam with smoky eyes, soft pink lips and a smooth, modern ponytail. Her makeup artist, Kelsey Deenihan from Exclusive Artists gave us the skinny on Audrina’s makeup – here’s what she used, and how to get the look — for less!
According to Deenihan, “Audrina’s face is naturally two shades lighter than her body – which is great because it means she’s protecting her skin and using her SPF.” To match Audrina’s facial skin tone to her body, Deenihan used NARS Sheer Matte Foundation in Syracuse. The amazing coverage is worth the $42, but if you’re a fellow SPF-lover and spend all your extra cash on sunscreen, try L’Oreal’s $6.99 Super Blendable Makeup instead. And if you, like Audrina, are using a base darker than your natural skin, don’t forget to blend! For a natural look, Deenihan says, “Bring the color all the way down the neck and be extra careful to blend it into the hairline.”
2. Eye Shadow
Although “smoky” might sound like it means “grey,” to create the perfect smoky eye you practically need a rainbow. Deenihan used five different shades from NARS to achieve Audrina’s look. At $22 to $32 a shade, that can add up. Stila comes to the rescue with their Smokey Eye Palette — $40 gets you four perfectly coordinated shades and a makeup lesson! At the push of a button, the palette literally talks you through five simple steps to creating a smoky eye.
Deenihan further defined Audrina’s eyes by lining the top and bottom lids with Urban Decay’s 24/7 Pencil in Zero. “This blackest black eyeliner,” says Deenihan “is waterproof for all-night, smudge-proof wear.” We found it at Sephora for only $17 – a small price to pay to not have to touch-up!
Audrina’s lashes were topped off with NARS Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara, it goes for $25. To pump up your own lashes without deflating your budget, try Maybelline’s $6.99 The Colossal Volum’ Express Mascara.
For a pretty pout, Deenihan used MAC Lipstick in Twig – it’s a muted brownish pink that adds just the right amount of color, but doesn’t compete with the dramatic eyes. Pick up your own tube from MAC for just $14!
Rebecca Daly is a freelance stylist and fashion editor in New York City. She has worked for publications like InStyle and People, and styled for TV shows including the Today Show and E! News.