Gone are the days of $50 sticks of eyeliner and $200 pots of moisturizer, at least for some of the stars who walked the Golden Globes red carpet on Sunday night. A-listers like Kerry Washington, with her flawless, dewy skin that just makes you want to weep with jealousy, and Nicole Kidman, with her rosy glow, took a more laid-back approach to getting camera ready this year, opting for products that regular folks like you and I can pick-up at our neighbourhood drugstore.
And beyond being accessible, these beauty brands, like Avon, Garnier, Neutrogena and CoverGirl are affordable, too, which means you can probably find a way to work at least one into that budget you promised yourself you’d stick to this year (thanks to your New Year’s resolutions).
Here are all the cheap drugstore beauty products celebs used at the Golden Globes
America FerreraThe 33-year-old actress is carrying her first child, so that shiny glow is partly from pregnancy. But that doesn’t mean America didn’t get a bit of help from a favourite catalogue cosmetics brand. Makeup artist Vanessa Scali applied Avon True Color Illuminating Stick in Champagne to America’s cheeks, and it’s safe to say, it took her skin next level.Getty Images/Avon
Issa RaeWhile COVERGIRL Issa Rae didn’t snag the Globe for her nomination in the Best Actress, Television Series Musical or Comedy category, her makeup look was still a winner. “I wanted Issa’s skin to glow, as I think it’s her most beautiful aspect. I used COVERGIRL Vitalist Foundation in Soft Sable ($10),” her makeup artist, Joanna Simkin, said. “I love the way this foundation stays looking so moist and hydrated on her--it really helps accentuate her gorgeous skin.”COVERGIRL
Angelina JolieAngelina’s known for her humanitarian work and aligning herself with things that better the planet. So having nail artist Emi Kudo apply a pinky-nude Zoya polish ($10) --which is known to be free of harmful chemicals like toluene, formaldehyde, DBP and camphor -- in Loretta shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. Getty Images/Zoya
Emma StoneWe’ll never know if Emma took inspo from Angie or vice versa, but the 29-year-old was sporting a pretty similar hue on her fingertips. Emi Kudo (who also did Angelina’s nails) used LeChat’s Dare to Wear Polish in the colour Beauty Bride-to-Be ($6.50). Getty Images/LeChat
Kerry WashingtonThe Scandal star’s strapless Prabal Gurung dress was the talk of the red carpet, but Kerry’s eye makeup was just as on point as her fashion choice. First, makeup artist Carola Gonzalez prepped the star’s skin with NEUTROGENA® Hydro Boost Gel Cream ($20). Then, the sultry berry hues were added.
“Colour has been used to convey and communicate messages and meanings without using words for centuries, and for Kerry’s makeup, I chose to use shades of purple and mauve (NEUTROGENA® Nourishing Long Wear Eye Shadow + Built-in Primer in Cool Plum, $10) because they stand for loyalty, purpose, and inserting steadfastness to a cause.” NEUTROGENA
Millie Bobby BrownMillie’s still just a teen, so makeup artist Kelsey Deenihan went with a simple, age-appropriate look: cat-eye liner using Avon True Color Glimmersticks Eye Liner in Blackest Black ($7). Getty Images/Avon
Nicole KidmanNicole’s makeup artist and long-time friend Angela Levin was inspired by “power, unity, strength and elegance” for the star’s Globes look, which was fitting considering Nicole’s win and acceptance speech. Those lips that did the talking? Coated with NEUTROGENA® Hydro Boost Hydrating Lip Shine in Pink Mocha ($10), of course. And her rosy glow was thanks to a swipe of NEUTROGENA® Healthy Skin Blush in Rosy ($9). NEUTROGENA
Halle BerryThe trick to achieving Halle’s on-trend curtain bangs is in the pre-blow dry stage, according to her hair stylist Castillo Bataille. Bataille used OGX Bodifying + Bamboo Fiber Full Root Boost Spray Mousse ($11) to add texture to the actress’ locks before adding heat. Getty Images/OGX
Mandy MooreHairstylist Ashley Streicher gave Instagram a behind-the-scenes look at how she got Mandy’s updo to look so smooth and fine. The secret? A tub of Garnier Fructis. Believe it! The stylist applied the brand’s Pixie Play Crafting Cream ($4) to curb any and all unruly flyaways. Getty Images/Garnier
Elisabeth MossElisabeth Moss was awarded for her chilling role in The Handmaid’s Tale, and her hair was just as perfectly poised as her acceptance speech. Hairstylist Tommy Buckett used Garnier Fructis Texture Tease Dry Touch Finishing Spray ($4) to keep her blonde waves in place. Getty Images/Garnier