Sparkly Smoky Eye Tutorial Inspired by the Walgreens Holiday Guide

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Today I bring you a sparkly smoky eye tutorial that is inspired by the Walgreens Holiday Guide. What’s even better is that there is a video tutorial in this post! Get excited!

Sparkly Smoky Eye Inspired by the Walgreens Holiday Guide #HappyAllTheWay #shop #cbias

If you know me, you know that I am constantly checking out Walgreens’ beauty aisles for deals. It’s one of the only places I shop for my drugstore beauty needs because they tend to have the best deals and coupons that I can find! And you bet your sweet britches, when Revlon goes 40% off I stock up on my Colorstay foundation.

For this post, my mission was to pick up the Walgreens Holiday Guide in store, shop, and create a beauty look inspired by the holiday guide. One thing I will say is that I always pick up the monthly coupon book when I arrive to Walgreens to see what kinds of coupons I can score. I always ending up finding pretty great stuff.

Walgreens Holiday Guide #HappyAllTheWay #shop #cbias

It was awesome to see that Walgreens put out a Holiday Guide with a ton of coupons at the back of it. This guide provided a lot of inspiration to create my look! Just take a look for yourself at the super fun pages with great ideas. Here are a few pages that I drew inspiration for my look from, along with the coupons I redeemed!

Walgreens Holiday Guide #HappyAllTheWay #shop #cbias Walgreens Holiday Guide #HappyAllTheWay #shop #cbias

Immediately I was drawn to the Wet ‘n Wild eyeshadows. I own almost all of the eye palettes, and I seriously think they are some of the best drugstore eyeshadows I’ve ever tried. The ‘Walking on Eggshells’ trio is simply amazing and I probably would be okay using it every single day for the rest of my life – that’s how much I love it. Since my mission was to create a holiday look, the new Fergie palettes looked like a lot of fun. I decided on this super gold/taupe smoky palette and thought it would be great to create a look focused around the eye.

The products I chose for this look:

Products Used for Tutorial Inspired by the Walgreens Holiday Guide #HappyAllTheWay #shop #cbias 1. Kiss Lashes KPL05: The perfect way to complete the eye look and take it to super glam level. These are a little thick and holiday ready.
2. L’Oreal Lash Out Butterfly Mascara: Something I’ve wanted to try
3. Wet ‘n Wild Fergie Centerstage Collection Palette in Metropolitan Nights: The perfect holiday sparkly palette and the focus of this look.
4. L’Oreal Visible Lift Blush in Rose Gold Lift: I was drawn to this rose gold color and thought it would be a great way to emphasize my complexion without overdoing it. It’s a cream-to-powder formula which is really easy to use and forgiving.
5. Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquer in Stargazer: Instead of a muted nude lip, I thought this sparkly gold nude would kick this look up a notch. Remember, if you are doing a smoky eye, be sure to keep it simple on the lips.

Now let’s get to the good part! I hope you enjoy. I tried to make the tutorial really quick and easy! If you have any questions, be sure to leave them in the comments!

The Video Tutorial for this Look


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    December 9, 2013 at 9:05 am

    Eeeps!!!! That’s just the gold I needed!!! I’m glad I watched this!! Love how you did your makeup. 🙂

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    December 9, 2013 at 9:56 am

    Tres chic!

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    Morgan @ Modern Mommyhood
    December 9, 2013 at 10:04 am

    You look wonderful! I’ll have to try this out since I don’t feel like I’m good at doing a smoky eye…maybe I just need practice?

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    Mandy@ a sorta fairytale
    December 9, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Umm… your smokey eye is perfect. PLEASE come do my makeup! And those sequins??? You look HAWT!

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    December 9, 2013 at 11:31 am

    I seriously think I will never get the smokey eye thing down…but alas I still try

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    December 9, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    aw you look gorgeous girlfran! Love this look!

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    December 9, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    LOVE this smokey eye! And I really really wish we had a walgreens near by!

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    December 9, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    So pretty!

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    December 9, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    I love the smoky eye tutorial. And I’m glad I can get all the makeup at Walgreens. I rarely buy anything other than drugstore makeup. I don’t know how to use it well enough to warrant spending more money!

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    Megan @ All That Glitters
    December 10, 2013 at 9:56 am

    Oooh! This would be really cute for a Christmas party! 🙂

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    December 10, 2013 at 11:12 am

    I really need to pay attention to Walgreens coupons – I didn’t realize they offered so many!

    And have you always been good at hair/makeup? I was wondering that the other day. I am AWFUL at both but wonder if it’s a talent, or can come with practice:)

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    December 10, 2013 at 11:48 am

    You did such a great job

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    Jenn @ Party of One
    December 10, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Love this! You are SO pretty & I love that you shared an easily & affordable look that we can copy 🙂

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