Ah, the Golden Globes. They’re the official start to the most wonderful time of the year. Yes, we’re talking about award season. Honestly, what's not to love? We get to witness a barrage of our favorite celebs try out the year’s biggest trends in beauty, one after the other. We can’t help but act like kids on Christmas morning.
This year, like always, we waited with bated breath for the red carpet madness to begin. After just a couple of early arrivals, we knew this year would be one for the books. After a little digging, we were able to find out the exact products that some our favorite celebs used. Surprisingly, many of them were straight from the drugstore aisle (cue the squeals). So yes, rest assured that red carpet beauty can come at an affordable price. Keep reading to see 10 red carpet–approved drugstore makeup products that you need to try!
Still dreaming about Emma Stone's soft and shiny updo from last night's red carpet? Do as celebrity hairstylist Mara Roszak did and add L'Oréal Paris Nutrigloss Shine Elixir Treatment ($5) as a final step for the softest, shiniest hair of your life.
Kerry Washington's Golden Globes look was full-on glamour. Makeup artist Carola Gonzalez used the cleansing gel below along with its moisturizing counterpart (Hydro Boost Moisturizing Gel, $18) to prep her #flawless complexion. For that swoon-worthy vamp lip? Gonzalez mixed Dolce & Gabbana Glam 355 lipstick with Neutrogena Moisture Smooth Color Stick in Deep Plum ($8). Yes, please.
Hailee Steinfeld's flowing lavender gown was accentuated by her low chignon. Celeb stylist Mark Townsend said, "Because her dress was so feminine and gorgeous, we knew we wanted the hair up. The result: a modern and young take on the classic chignon!" He started by applying a Dove mousse to Steinfeld's damp hair. Then, he blow-dried and pinned into a simple low chignon. For extra holding power, he sprayed his Scunci Bobby Pins ($10) with hair spray before pinning them into Steinfeld's hair.
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Blake Lively's pink pout was created using this versatile, budget-friendly lip color. According to celeb makeup artist Kristofer Buckle, "The dress was totally the inspiration here. Blake is wearing this gorgeous black-and-gold patterned dress. When deciding her makeup look, we opted for a deco vibe. We kept the look pretty neutral and cocoa-colored. Just like an art deco painting, there is structure, as well as soft glamour."
We're all for Priyanka Chopra's silky-smooth strands—is it just us, or can we see our reflection behind that shine? Celeb stylist Castillo started with the basics: shampoo. He washed her hair with this Pantene pick that's formulated to lock out frizz and humidity. After curling her hair away from her face, he spritzed Pantene Pro-V Style Series Airspray ($5) throughout.
Even for a red carpet, Drew Barrymore doesn't stray from the products she knows. Her look was created entirely with products from her own makeup line—Flower Beauty. First up, for that rock-star smudged liner, makeup artist Debra Ferullo used the Forever Wear liner in Onyx. Then she moved onto Barrymore's complexion, using E.E. Erase Everything Foundation ($13) and D.B. Daily Brightening Undereye Cover Crème ($9).
Jenna Dewan Tatum's killer lash game is proof that falsies don't have to cost more than a coffee. Celeb makeup artist Patrick Ta applied Kiss lashes in Little Black Dress to her natural lash line, choosing these falsies in particular because they "add definition to the eyes but still offer a super-natural effect."
According to celeb makeup artist Kayleen McAdams, "the main staple of Sofia's red carpet look is always lots and lots of mascara." She loves this pick because it's easy to layer without any clumping. She also calls out its unique brush shape, "it’s specialized brush ball tip gets in all the hard to reach places.”
Nothing fortified our drugstore beauty resolve more than finding out Lily Collins's princess updo was created with a drugstore product: John Frieda mousse. Stylist Gregory Russell started by applied a "golf ball–sized amount" on the roots. He then set rollers into a "mohawk" for added volume. Want more details? Here's exactly how to get Lily Collins's Golden Globes hair and makeup.
Next, see photos of these looks and many more by reading about the most head-turning beauty looks of the 2017 Golden Globes.