This Drugstore Eye Cream Gave Vanessa Hudgens The Dewiest Skin — Here’s Where To Buy It
Although highlighter is often the go-to strategy for creating a glowing complexion, the secret to dewy skin starts at the very beginning of your beauty routine. Yes, prepping your skin before applying makeup is arguably one of the most important steps to achieving a dewy complexion. Vanessa Hudgens' latest makeup look proves that great skincare products don't have to break bank, because her makeup artist revealed her secret to incredible skin: drugstore eye cream.
Celebrity makeup artist Allan Avendaño took to Instagram on Wed. to share his latest creation on Hudgens. Avendaño, who is known for working with other big names like Jenna Dewan and Ashley Graham, tells The Zoe Report via email that he prepped the actor's skin with a $13 eye cream by popular drugstore brand Neutrogena.
Neutrogena's lightweight, creamy formula is a cult-favorite in the beauty world — and with good reason. “The eye cream really moisturizes that under-eye area so that when you put concealer on top of it, it melts into the skin,” Avendaño explains. “It makes it so much easier to blend without any gaping due to dry, under-eye areas.”
Avendaño didn't stop with the eye cream when it came to drugstore finds — he finished off Hudgens' skin prep with Neutrogena's Ultra-Gentle Oil-Free Moisturizer. "Vanessa tends to have oilier skin, so I wanted to use an oil-free moisturizer that hydrates the skin and works well under makeup," he says.
Avendaño kept with the dewy theme by applying a natural-looking blush with a fan brush. "I find that a fan brush distributes color more evenly and sheer," he explains. "I then add powder highlighter on top of the blush to diffuse the color. I also dust translucent powder in areas where I want to further diffuse the blush, like the sides of the nose."
Thanks to Avendaño's straight-forward product breakdown, experimenting with this look yourself is easy and affordable. Ahead, shop the exact products Avendaño used to create Hudgens' glowing skin.
Shop The Look
Oil-Free Moisture Sensitive Skin Ultra-Gentle Facial Moisturizer
Every aspiring beauty guru knows that the best base for any makeup look is a clean, moisturized face. This oil-free moisturizer is formulated especially for sensitive skin, and it won't clog your pores.
This eye cream is filled with antioxidants and vitamins to help defend against skin damage, while also soothing redness and puffiness under your eyes.
Sheer POREfection Foundation
This foundation may be sheer, but you can easily build it up for a full-coverage look. Plus, it's free of fragrance, parabens, and oils.
Ultimate Coverage 24-Hour Foundation
Sometimes, mixing two foundations together is the best way to create a personalized, dewy finish. This product comes in 24 different shades, so you're bound to find your perfect match.
O!Mega Bronze Perfect Tan Compact
Marc Jacobs Beauty
Apply this bronzer with a fluffy brush for a flushed, glowing complexion. If you want a stronger contour, use a tapered brush along your cheekbones, forehead, and jawline.
This blush is infused with coconut and sunflower seed oils, as well as ginger root and pomegranate extracts. Depending on your preference, it also comes in a matte or glimmer finish.
Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty By Rihanna
The best part about this product is the various ways you can use it. Use each shade on its own or mix them together to create a custom glow. You can even use the highlighter as an eyeshadow on your lids or under your brow bone.
Unzipped Eyeshadow Palette
This eyeshadow palette comes with all the shades you need to create the ultimate, golden smoky eye.
Apply this voluminous, lengthening mascara from root to tip to create luscious-looking lashes.
Lash Natural 174
If you're new to fake lashes, this pair is easy to apply and budget-friendly.
Nude Lip Liner Pencil
This nude lip liner works with just about every makeup look.
This ultra-pigmented lipstick leaves lips soft and moisturized.
Ultra Shine Lip Gloss
This subtle, rose-colored lipgloss is shiny without being overly sticky.
Editor’s note: This article has been updated from its original version to include information shared by Allan Avendaño.