Alicia Keys Wore A $15 Drugstore Foundation To The Grammys

More often than not, no-makeup makeup is a misnomer. We've learned it actually takes an enormous amount of prep to give skin a glow that looks natural — like the way Alicia Keys' dewy cheekbones seemed to pulsate light from the Grammys stage last night. We felt vindicated by the realization that the famously "anti-makeup" star was, in fact, wearing makeup, but the real shocker wasn't that she was wearing foundation: It was that the full-coverage formula she chose is not rich-person fancy (like her skin-care routine), but actually a bottle you can pick up at Duane Reade.

As it turns out, quite a few red-carpet standouts from the 2019 Grammys Awards were glammed up with beauty products you can grab at the drugstore. From the glowing host's $15 foundation, to the Target-brand under-eye roller Anna Kendrick used to de-puff before the big show, click ahead to check out the night's best beauty looks — and the surprisingly cheap beauty products that made them happen.


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Alicia Keys
At this point, no-makeup makeup is Alicia Keys' MO, and her appearance at this year's Grammy Awards, without a lash strip or lipstick stain to be found, felt true to form. Upon further investigation, however, we found that the on-stage glow was not entirely au naturel, but rather came courtesy of a $455 skin-care routine — and makeup.

Keys' longtime makeup artist Dotti, who partnered with Burt's Bees for the night, told us she used the brand's full-coverage liquid foundation — a blend of the shades Walnut and Deep Maple — mixed with some face oil to give the skin tint a natural look.
Burt's Bees Burt's Bees Goodness Glows Liquid Foundation$15.97 $14.97 Buy
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Camila Cabello
Camila Cabello's soft, glossy low ponytail was all thanks to L'Oréal's affordable hair-care line. Stylist Dimitris Giannetos, who partnered with the brand for the awards show, tells us that the hero product was the Elvive Extraordinary Oil, which he used as a final boost of shine.
L'Oreal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil Deep Nourishing Treatment$7.49 Buy
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Kelsea Ballerini
The standout feature of the country-music star's red-carpet look was her gorgeous coral lip, which makeup artist Kelsey Deenihan created with a tinted lip balm from eos as a base. "We loved the slightly red tint the balm leaves on the lips," Deenihan said. "We added a little orange over top to finalize her look, using Charlotte Tilbury lipstick in the shade Tell Laura."
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Bebe Rexha
Bebe Rexha’s choppy bun was created by celebrity hair pro Ursula Stephen using drugstore styling products, including this Love Beauty and Planet volumizing hair spray. Stephen generously misted the spray for a little hold and lift to the hair, before teasing it at the crown and securing the updo.
Love Beauty and Planet Coconut Milk and White Jasmine Hold & Volume Hair Spray$6.99 Buy
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Anna Kendrick
To get that dewy glow, Anna's Kendrick's makeup artist Vanessa Scali prepped her skin with a few affordable picks, starting with the eyes. "First, I used this under-eye cooling treatment, followed by the gentle calming moisturizer," said Scali, who partnered with the Yes To brand for the actress's glam. "This is actually my favorite combo for hydrating and refreshing sensitive winter skin." At $9 for a red carpet-worthy brightening boost, the price is right.
Yes To Cucumbers Yes To Liquid Dark Circle Reduction Facial Treatments$9.99 Buy
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