To recreate Issa Rae’s Emmys makeup, all you need to do is hit up your drugstore

We’re still scrolling through social media gobbling up all our fave celebs’ looks from last night’s Emmys red carpet. We are absolutely enchanted by the gorgeous Issa Rae and delighted that she wore drugstore makeup at the Emmy Awards. If you love her look, you can recreate it yourself without breaking the bank.

Just last week, Issa was named the newest CoverGirl, so it’s not too surprising that she rocked the classic beauty brand last night. Her entire ensemble is to-die-for, and her makeup completes the look beautifully. She smolders like the TV siren she truly is.

Issa Rae hit the Emmy Awards red carpet with a classic dramatic eye and nude lip combination.

Doesn’t she look lovely? That red Vera Wang dress is out-of-this-world stunning — we love the details.

Issa is sporting CoverGirl’s Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation in Soft Sable; Lash Blast Volume in Black; Melting Pout Liquid Lipstick in Gelebrity; truNaked Eyeshadow Palette in Nudes; Perfect Point Plus Eyeliner in Charcoal and Black; and Easy Breezy Brow Powder Kit in Rich Brown.


All you need to do to recreate Issa Rae’s Emmy look is head to your friendly neighborhood drugstore.

Issa’s makeup artist, Joanna Simkin, seriously outdid herself. That pinky nude lip gloss looks stunning with that smoky gray eye makeup.

In a press release sent to HelloGiggles, Joanna said,

"Since we went for a darker eye, we knew we wanted to keep the lips simple. The Melting Pout Liquid Lipstick in Gelebrity was perfect. It was super pigmented and was the perfect nude to compliment the overall glam."


The accolades are well-deserved for Issa and her show, Insecure. We can only hope that she keeps the affordable glamorous beauty looks coming.

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