Rachel Brosnahan's $10 Trick for Plumping and Masking Tired Eyes

The "Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" star and her glam squad relied on this tried-and-true drugstore pick before stepping out on the Golden Globes red carpet.

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The Golden Globes this past Sunday were what a chance to swoon over the biggest names in Hollywood dressed to the nines and decked out in the year's newest beauty trends (oh! glittery eyeshadow!).

If you're a "Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" fan, then you may have caught a glimpse of Rachel Brosnahan, who stunned in a berry Michael Kors sequined dress with a matching plum lip and beautiful, textured waves. While the 29-year-old actress always looks incredible, Brosnahan was absolutely glowing—much like her on-camera Mrs. Maisel persona—at the awards show. (

Turns out, the A-lister treated herself to a pre-show facial, courtesy of celeb-favorite Joanna Vargas, before meeting with star makeup artist Lisa Aharon and her glam squad to primp and prep for the red carpet. While facials at a Joanna Vargas salon can be pricey (they start at $175 and can be upwards of $1200—yikes), Brosnahan and Aharon did reveal a budget-friendly skin-care hero that was crucial in getting Midge red carpet-ready.

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Brosnahan shared a hilarious photo of herself to her Instagram stories Sunday holding tea bags to her eyes. "All glamour. All the time." she captioned the photo. While they may look silly, believe it or not, tea bags are an affordable hack for de-puffing eyes, since the caffeine and tannins in green and black tea can calm and soothe the delicate undereye area. (

On top of Brosnahan's tea bag trick, Aharon posted a couple of photos to her Instagram stories with her go-to products for achieving Brosnahan's radiant Golden Globe complexion. Not only did the makeup artist rely on the cult-favorite beauty blender and Shiseido makeup products, but she also included a standout drugstore pick to plump and mask Brosnahan's tired eyes: Cetaphil Hydrating Eye Gel-Cream (Buy It, $10, $15, amazon.com).

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But what makes this budget eye cream worthy of an A-lister's stamp of approval? It's packed with hyaluronic acid, which draws water to the skin and acts like a sponge to hold onto moisture, binding to 1000 times its weight in water, explains Joshua Zeichner, M.D., director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. The result: Skin appears fuller, more dewy, and more hydrated. Not to mention, hyaluronic acid is a potent anti-aging ingredient and can help minimize fine lines and wrinkles, plump skin, and improve sagging, says Rachel Nazarian, M.D., a New York-based dermatologist and fellow at the American Academy of Dermatology.

If you're picky with facial creams, hyaluronic acid is lightweight and won't feel heavy or greasy on your face. And keep in mind that because the skin around the eyes is among the thinnest and most sensitive on the body, it can easily become dry and irritated from eye rubbing, makeup application, and makeup removal. Creams that hydrate and calm the skin are ideal around the eyes, making this a great choice, says Dr. Zeichner. Plus, as an added bonus, the Cetaphil eye cream features licorice root extract, which helps soothe inflamed skin, he adds. Licorice root extract can also lighten hyperpigmented skin and have a brightening effect with continued use, says Dr. Nazarian. (

While it's already quite the steal, the best news is that you can score this Mrs. Maisel-approved eye cream for a cool $10 right now—marked down from $15—and be on your way to mimicking Brosnahan's marvelous glow (sans baggy undereyes) by the weekend.

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