Elle Fanning's Latest Red Carpet Look Will Have Fans Clamoring For Drugstore Makeup

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You don't need to splurge on expensive, high-end products to achieve an awe-inspiring makeup look — as it turns out, drugstore beauty products are the go-to for any occasion, from everyday wear to red-carpet glam. Drugstore makeup is the latest viral trend that even celebrities are embracing and bringing to star-studded events. Kendall Jenner hopped on the trend by getting glammed up in drugstore makeup for the 2023 Met Gala, while Sophia Richie Grainge famously rocked $12 mascara on her lavish wedding weekend that went viral on TikTok.

Videos with the tag drug store makeup have garnered 1.5 billion views on TikTok, with people showing off their glamorous looks for reasonable, budget-friendly prices. Elle Fanning is another A-list celebrity who embraced the trend by reportedly wearing drugstore makeup to the 2023 Cannes Film Festival's red carpet. Fanning stunned in a gleaming gown and a glamorous makeup style that made her look like royalty while staying on a budget.

How to achieve Elle's iconic red carpet glam

If you, like us, couldn't take your eyes off Elle Fanning's glamorous makeup look, you'll be happy to hear that the end result only takes a few simple steps to achieve.

Elle Fanning's makeup artist, Erin Ayanian Monroe reportedly started with L'Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 1.5% Hyaluronic Acid to achieve a dewy, glowy base. Dr. Joshua Zeichner, an NYC-based board-certified dermatologist and director of Cosmetic and Clinical Research for Mount Sinai, explains to L'Oreal Paris that hyaluronic acid should be applied to damp skin for the best results possible. Zeichner noted that "Once the hyaluronic acid comes into contact with water, it will know exactly what to do and what to bind to.

Afterward, Monroe dabbed Caffeine Eye Serum under her eyes, which works to reduce puffiness and undereye circles. She then applied True Match Lumi Glotion and True Match Blush in Rose to her cheeks to create the glowy, romantic flushed look Fanning elegantly sported. Infallible Grip Mechanical Gel Eyeliner in Brown Denim and Telescopic Lift Mascara in Intense Black completed the actor's eye makeup.

The best drugstore makeup products for everyday wear

Drugstore makeup brands are quickly becoming just as reliable as luxury brands — which we love. The real difference between drugstore and high-end makeup is often just the price and brand name. Makeup artist and beauty expert Neil Scibelli tells Byrdie, "Drugstore brands often have the budgets and the ability to test and create new products using cutting-edge technology, which I've always appreciated." Fortunately, you don't need to be going to a glamorous event to rock drugstore makeup.

When you're going for a more casual, everyday-wear makeup look — there is an endless array of high-quality drugstore products to choose from. We recommend trying the CoverGirl Trublend Matte Made Foundation to give your skin a smooth, polished, and flawless finish. For your cheeks, try the Flower Beauty Blush Bomb Color Drops for a dewy, flushed look that's radiant and bright. To get the same long, luscious lashes Sophia Richie sported on her wedding day, use Maybelline's Lash Sensational Waterproof Mascara. To complete the look, use Revlon's Lipstick for your lips, which is infused with Vitamin E and comes in a variety of different shades to choose from.