By Jen Anderson
Beyond the Emmys being one of the most important nights for actors in Hollywood, the award show is also home to some of the most glamorous red carpet beauty moments of the year. But before you start believing that last night’s hair and makeup looks were way too hard or expensive to recreate yourself, we’ve got proof that this is not the case. In fact, some of the beauty products used cost less than a Starbucks latte. (Or in
Shailene Woodley’s case: for free).
That’s right: Plenty of celebs are using red carpets to show off their love for
drugstore beauty finds — and when it comes to last night’s Emmy Awards show, none of them cost more than $15. Click through the slides ahead to check out a few of our favorites — from Mandy Moore’s $6 hair secret to the $12 product giving Rashida Jones her glow.
Gina Rodriguez Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage.
This L’Oreal hairspray has been a beauty staple
forever — for good reason. The formula tames every flyaway and provides lasting hold every hairstyle, which is probably why hairstylist Kristin Heitkotter used it on Rodriguez’s low ponytail.
L’Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray Extra Strong Hold, $12.59, available at Target.
Gabrielle Union Photo: David Livingston/Getty Images.
To give Union natural-looking brows, her makeup artist Fiona Stiles brushed on this clear brow gel. (We suggest using the very tip for wonky hairs for more control.)
Tweezerman Browmousse, $11.09, available at Walmart.
Then, Stiles used a cult-classic from the drugstore, Ardell lashes, to give her gaze some major drama.
Ardell Double Up Lashes, $5.49, available at Walgreens.
Nicole Kidman Photo: J. Merritt/Getty Images.
Makeup artist Angela Levin paired a bright red lipstick with a wine-tinted gloss from Neutrogena (the Emmy-award winning actress also happens to be an ambassador for the brand).
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Lip Shine in Velvet Wine, $8.99, available at Target.
Mandy Moore Photo: David Crotty/Patrick McMullan/Getty Images.
Before brushing Moore’s hair with a round brush, hairstylist Ashley Streicher applied this thickening lotion to add volume and texture.
Garnier Fructis Full & Plush Mega Full Thickening Lotion, $4.99, available at CVS.
Look closely and you’ll notice Moore’s is rocking a negative space moon design on her nails. “I created a subtle nail art look using Essie’s classic Ballet Slippers at the moon topped with muchi, muchi, a creamy pink mauve, on the remainder of the nail,” says manicurist Michelle Saunders. “The finished look was soft, yet playful.”
Esssie Nail Polish in Ballet Slippers, $8.99, available at Target.
Rashida Jones Photo: J. Merritt/Getty Images.
“I didn’t want to distract with color or compete with the dress,” says makeup artist Jamie Greenberg. “We created a fresh and bronzed look with a deep lip that would not compete but accentuate Rashida’s features.” As the new face of Almay, Jones exclusively wore the drugstore staple’s products — including this dual ended highlighter to lend the just-right amount of glow.
Almay Instant Glow Highlighting Duo, $11.99, available at Target.
Zoe Kravitz Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage.
Hairstylist Nikki Nelms got her hair inspiration from Kravitz’s layered dress, staring the style with Dove’s dry shampoo to simultaneously cleanse and add volume.
Dove Unscented Dry Shampoo, $4.49, available at Target.
Emmy Rossum Photo: J. Merritt/Getty Images.
Rossum’s bronze smoky eye can be achieved by diffusing the shades of this earth-toned palette from
Burt’s Bees’ brand new makeup line.
Burt’s Bees Natural Eyeshadow Palette in Dusky Woods, $11.97, available at Walmart.
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