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Reese Witherspoon Uses This $10 Eye Cream to Avoid Dark Circles, Fine Lines, and Puffiness

Most of us assume celebrities rely exclusively on pricey beauty products and procedures, but that’s not always the case.

For example, Reese Witherspoon’s makeup artist, Kelsey Deenihan, just revealed the super affordable secret weapon she uses on the actress to combat puffy eyes, dark circles, and fine lines: The Inkey List Caffeine Eye Cream (Buy at Sephora, $9.99). On top of keeping the skin under eyes smooth, Deenihan also claims it helps stop concealer from clumping and creasing.

The makeup artist spilled all the details in an Instagram post following Witherspoon’s recent appearance at the Emmy Awards. The eye cream was actually one of several products from the Inkey List that she used on the actress that night before applying any makeup — and each one is just as budget-friendly.

They started off prepping Witherspoon’s face with the Inkey List’s Hyaluronic Acid Serum (Buy at Sephora, $7.99), which Deenihan explains helps to “hydrate and plump skin.” They followed that with “a few drops” of their Q10 Serum (Buy at Sephora, $6.99) for a boost of antioxidants, then the company’s Peptide Moisturizer (Buy at Sephora, $14.99), and finished it all up with their Polyglutamic Acid Serum (Buy at Sephora, $14.99). Deenihan called the last item “the perfect makeup base or primer to lock in moisture.”

One quick glance at Witherspoon’s flawless face that night proves just how well it all worked:

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COVID TEST✔️ MASKS ✔️ EMMYS GLAM ✔️ check check check! lots of precautions to make today a safe possibility but we did it! @reesewitherspoon LOOKS STUNNING in her @louisvuitton dress, tossled hair and classic red lip 💄Cheers!! 🥂. . . . . . SKIN PREP: -Started with @theinkeylist Hyaluronic Acid Serum to hydrate and plump the skin followed by a few drops of @theinkeylist Q10 serum which is chalk full of antioxidants. – @theinkeylist Peptide Moisturizer – For under the eyes I used the @theinkeylist Caffeine Eye Cream to prevent concealer from creasing as well reduce puffiness and any unwanted darkness. – finished the skin prep with @theinkeylist Polyglutamic Acid Serum which the perfect makeup base or ‘primer’ to lock in moisture. . . MAKEUP: SKIN: @patmcgrathreal Skin Fetish: Sublime Perfection Foundation in shade 8 all over the face and décolletage. -To brighten the undereyes I applied @patmcgrathreal Sublime Perfection Concealer shade L4 followed by the @patmcgrathreal Blurring under-eye powder in Light to set the concealer and avoid any creasing. #sublimeperfection EYES: @patmcgrathreal MTHRSHP MEGA: Celestial Divinity Eyeshadow Pallette in bronze nebula all over the lid and underneath the bottom lash line. major mohogany mixed with bronze from the same palette in the outer corner. #MTHRSHPMega #CelestialDivinity  – @patmcgrathreal Dark Star Mascara in xtreme black LIPS: @patmcgrathreal matte trance lipstick in Elson 2 – @patmcgrathreal permagel ultra lip pencil in Major #PMGLabLove #patmcgrathlabs

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Sure, Witherspoon probably has some good genes to thank for her gorgeous glow, but we love knowing we can give ourselves the same beauty treatment without breaking the bank. All together, this pre-makeup prep only costs about $55. Not too shabby for achieving award show-level looks!

Want even more affordable celeb-approved beauty tips? Check out Drew Barrymore’s favorite shampoo and Gwyneth Paltrow’s drugstore conditioner.

Add these all together and you’ll be ready for your close up in no time — even if it’s just a selfie for your own Instagram feed instead of a red carpet like these ladies.

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