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Reese Witherspoon’s Emmys skincare products are all under £15

Maisie Bovingdon
·Shopping writer
·4-min read
Reese Witherspoon has proved she has a penchant for red lipstick as she wore the statement look at the Vanity Fair awards in February 2020, and again for this year's Emmy Awards.  (Getty Images)
Reese Witherspoon has proved she has a penchant for red lipstick as she wore the statement look at the Vanity Fair awards in February 2020, and again for this year's Emmy Awards. (Getty Images)

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Reese Witherspoon added a pop of colour to her look for The Emmy Awards 2020 with a bold red lipstick, while the rest of her make-up was chic and minimalist, meaning her skincare was the star of the show.

Her make-up artist has since revealed that the products involved were all surprisingly affordable, with all the skincare products costing less than £15 each.

The awards ceremony on Sunday 21 September, took the form of a virtual ceremony hosted by Jimmy Kimmel from an empty Staples Center in Los Angeles, because of restrictions in place due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Nominees and celebrity guests joined the ceremony digitally, but they still pulled out all the stops when it came to their style.

Witherspoon, 44, called on her glam squad to help her prepare for the annual bash, which saw her turn to hair stylist Lona Maria Vigi, and make-up artist Kelsey Deenihan.

For the do, she wore a glamorous black fitted Louis Vuitton dress, which featured bow tie detail, as well as Lune Bleue earrings from the designer.

Deenihan shared on Instagram all the details of how she created the Little Fires Everywhere actor’s look, from the skincare products to the make-up essentials.

Deenihan prepped Witherspoon’s skin prior to applying any cosmetics with a medley of The Inkey List’s lotions and potions.

The affordable skincare brand has proven to be a huge hit with shoppers.

It launched on Cult Beauty back in June, where it sold every two minutes. It is now also available to buy at Boots, lookfantastic and The Inkey List’s own site.

Explaining the routine on her Instagram account, Deenihan said: “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.”

She then layered on a moisturiser before working on Witherspoon’s eye area.

Her post continued: “For under the eyes I used the @theinkeylist Caffeine Eye Cream to prevent concealer from creasing as well reduce puffiness and any unwanted darkness. I finished the skin prep with @theinkeylist Polyglutamic Acid Serum which [is] the perfect makeup base or ‘primer’ to lock in moisture.”

Deenihan then went on to explain she relied on a number of products from beauty mogul Pat McGrath, including the Skin Fetish Foundation, Sublime Perfection concealer, Blurring Under-Eye Powder, the MTHERSHP MEGA Eyeshadow Palette and Dark Star Mascara.

What made this a statement look was the unmissable rouge lipstick, which was also from Pat McGrath’s beauty line: PermaGel Ultra Lip Pencil in shade Major Red, followed by Matte Trance Lipstick in Elson 2, which has since sold out at Selfridges.

Those who want to emulate Witherspoon’s full look can do so with ease, as we have found the exact skincare and beauty products to buy online.

Shop Reese Witherspoon’s affordable Emmy’s 2020 beauty look

The Inkey List Hyaluronic Acid Serum 30ml | £5.99 from lookfantastic

The INKEY List Hyaluronic Acid Serum 30ml
The INKEY List Hyaluronic Acid Serum 30ml

This hyaluronic acid serum is said to provide up to 1,000x its weight in water, which ensures your skin is deeply nourished and hydrated. This serum is not only great for dry skin, but also works to plump fine lines and wrinkles.

The Inkey List Q10 Serum | £4.99 from Cult Beauty

The Inkey List Q10 Serum
The Inkey List Q10 Serum

This serum claims to boost the body’s own supply of Q10, which is an antioxidant that protects the skin from environmental stressors, including pollution.

The Inkey List Peptide Moisturizer 50ml | £14.99 from Boots

The Inkey List Peptide Moisturizer 50ml
The Inkey List Peptide Moisturizer 50ml

The moisturiser contains Royal Epigen P5 and a Hydrating Peptide Solution, both of which promise to firm and plump the skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and boost the skin’s glow.

The Inkey List Caffeine Eye Cream 15ml | £8.99 from Boots

The Inkey List Caffeine Eye Cream 15ml
The Inkey List Caffeine Eye Cream 15ml

This is a lightweight and hydrating under eye serum, which targets puffiness, dark circles and fine lines.

The Inkey List Polyglutamic Acid Serum 30ml | £12.99 from Boots

The Inkey List Polyglutamic Acid Serum 30ml
The Inkey List Polyglutamic Acid Serum 30ml

Polyglutamic Acid Serum is a deeply nourishing and moisturising serum as it is said to hold four times more moisture than Hyaluronic Acid, which can help smooth and reduce the appearance of fine lines and hydrate dry and dehydrated skin.

MATTETRANCE LIPSTICK in Elson 2 | £36 from Pat McGrath

MATTETRANCE LIPSTICK in Elson 2
MATTETRANCE LIPSTICK in Elson 2

Pat McGrath’s MATTETRANCE lipstick collection has already proved to be a huge hit with shoppers as it is selling out fast. This creation is highly pigmented, but also lightweight and provides full coverage with a matte finish.