Every Single Makeup Product in Issa Rae's Emmys Look Is Under $15


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If there's one thing I can always guarantee, it's that Issa Rae is going to slay a red carpet. She truly never misses, particularly when it comes to hair and makeup. I mean, can you imagine anyone who has more glowing skin?

At the 74th annual Emmy Awards, Rae did not disappoint. "This Emmys, I pulled inspiration from Issa's Sergio Hudson gown," Joanna Simkin, the celebrity makeup artist behind Rae's look, shared in a press release. "The color, fit and style immediately took me to a place of beauty and strength. A powerful black diffused cat eye and immaculately glowing skin came together to create this empowered look that is undeniably Issa."

The best part of the entire look? Every single makeup product that Simkin used is under $15 and from E.l.f., the beloved drugstore brand. Simkin included all the brand's biggest hits, like the TikTok sensation (and often sold-out) Halo Glow Liquid Filter. Keep reading for the full breakdown. 

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Associate Beauty Editor

Katie Berohn is the associate beauty editor at Who What Wear. Previously, she worked as the beauty assistant for Good Housekeeping, Woman's Day, and Prevention magazines, all part of the Hearst Lifestyle Group. She graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder, with a major in journalism and minor in technology, arts, and media, and earned her master's degree at NYU's graduate program for magazine journalism. In addition, Katie has held editorial internships at Denver Life magazine, Yoga Journal, and Cosmopolitan; a digital editorial internship at New York magazine's The Cut; a social good fellowship at Mashable; and a freelance role at HelloGiggles. When she's not obsessing over the latest skincare launch or continuing her journey to smell every perfume on the planet, Katie can be found taking a hot yoga class, trying everything on the menu at New York's newest restaurant, or hanging out at a trendy wine bar with her friends.