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:
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!
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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