The $8 Drugstore Mascara Lea Michele Wore on Her Wedding Day
Plus, she sported $5 falsies too!
When Lea Michele married her dream man Zandy Reich last Saturday in a beautiful, star-studded ceremony, the Glee alum obviously spared no expense to create her fantasy wedding. From the breathtaking Napa venue to two custom-made Monique Lhuillier dresses, Lea splurged like an A-lister to ensure only the very best on her big day. But not *every* detail of her wedding cost a fortune. To top off her classic Sophia Loren–inspired bridal look, Lea apparently wore an $8 drugstore mascara. (Related: Lea Michele Opens Up About How PCOS Has Affected Her Skin)
What makes this mascara so special? The asymmetrical wingtip brush lengthens and extends lashes from corner to corner for super-fanned-out volume, while unique "cocoon fibers" wrap them to create a silky, fluttery look. Plus the formula is waterproof-always helpful in a bridal look for when the happy tears come flowing.
As one Amazon reviewer wrote, it performs better than the $40+ mascara she used to shell out for. "My lashes stay beautiful all day. I get SOOOOO many compliments-coworkers, strangers, family, friends. They're all extremely jealous of my 'lashes.' ... Buy it."
But mascara wasn't the only budget-friendly beauty product the actress/songstress wore when she strutted down the aisle. To create an even more dramatic, romantic eye, Baraf glammed up Lea's already lengthy lashes with Ever EZ Trio Lashes (Buy It, $4, ulta.com).
These under-$5 falsies come in three-knot clusters of lashes, so they're faster and easier to apply than individual lashes-and you can customize your look, adding volume where you need it and accentuating areas like the outer corner of your eyes. Plus, they're contacts friendly.
Reviewers love how convenient, stress-free, and natural-looking the lashes are. One Ulta shopper gushes: "I have never been able to apply full-size false lashes properly, but these make it easy to wear false lashes. They go on easy and smoothly blend in with real lashes. Since wearing them, my friends and coworkers have started wearing them too."
So, you might not be able to splurge on hiring a pricy wedding planner (or Ryan Murphy as your wedding officiant), but for $12, you can still afford your own A-list lashes.