Nicole Richie looks perfectly polished with tousled hair and soft, smokey eyes. If you’re dying to try this look at home before stepping out on the town, then check out these quick steps to getting this sexy, yet casual look…

Step 1: It starts with a non-comedogenic makeup foundation like CK One 3-in-1 Face Makeup ($30, ulta.com) that acts as a primer and lets your natural beauty shine through. Radiant skin is so very pretty. 

Step 2: A good dark undereye concealer should be every women’s best friend and HKI has jumped on the Color Correct by Susan Posnick ($22, dermstore.com) bandwagon. Use it to brighten the dark shadows beneath your eyes to look instantly refreshed. CC is a dual-ended creamy concealer pencil that you can customize to camouflage hiccups as well as highlight the area beneath the brow bones and on your cheeks. I take mine everywhere!

Step 3: Set your makeup with none other than the newest creation from NARS Cosmetics – NARS Cosmetics Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder ($34, narscosmetics.com) using a fluffy face brush. Besides extended the wear of your makeup, the weightless formula makes fine lines, wrinkles & pores fade to the background making your complexion look silky smooth. HKI’s favorite product feature: the Photochromic Technology to diffuse light and adjusts throughout the day. In stores now. The pressed formula launches exclusively at Sephora February 1 and on the NARS website March 15.

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Step 4: Nicole brings attention to her big brown eyes by highligting them with a vibrant eyeshadow. Instead of fussing with shadow that falls off as you apply it or with one that fades thoughout the day, try the unflappable Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hour Eyeshadow – Painted Purple ($4.99, target.com) – the most saturated cream gel eyeshadow HKI’s seen yet with no creasing! Talk about sheer intensity. 

Step 5: Dust the apples of your cheeks with a bit of flush. Too Faced Cosmetics took the guess work out of choosing the best blush for your skin tone…introducing Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush ($29, toofaced.com) – a cheek color that works on all complexions! In the cutest heart-shaped packaging you’ll find three baked swatches: rose, coral & peach. Need more color? Not to worry because this blush is buildable.

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About Gregorie Guillaume

Beauty expert and licensed skin care therapist Gregorie Guillaume is the Blogger-in-Chief and Beauty Editor. She gives fellow lovers of beauty, information on what’s hot in makeup, skin, hair and body care with a bit of fashion talk.HueKnewIt.com is on the pulse of it’s users’ beauty rituals that top their priority lists. Gregorie is also a beauty contributor for Juicy Magazine, Examiner.com, HelloBeautiful.com, Lucky.com, YourBeautyAdvisor.com.