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Julia Stiles’ Makeover for “The Makeover” Premiere

Julia Stiles almost always goes with a smoky eye and nude lip on the red carpet, but she went a different direction for the premiere of “The Makeover” last night in New York — lighter on the liner and lashes, but with a brighter lip and cheek. It’s the perfect look for daytime, particularly if there’s a lot of windows and/or fluorescent lighting where you work. If the pics from last year’s company picnic are any indication, “smoky eye” reads lot like “down-on-her-luck Turkish whore” in direct sunlight.

Get Julia’s classic look with a lightweight moisturizing foundation (one to try: Shiseido’s Dual Balancing Foundation, $38.50) and a dusting of translucent powder (undisputed crowd favorite Laura Mercier setting powder, $32) over a berry-tinted cheek stain (Tarte’s Cheek Stain and Bobbi Brown’s Pot Rouge work for lips as well as cheeks). Finish it off with a neutral pink lip gloss (Laura Mercier’s Lip Glace in Blush is my fail-safe go-to color when I do makeovers) and brown rather than black mascara (soccer mom hairdo optional).