Get Ashley Madekwe’s Perfect Spring Look for Under $45

Who: Ashley Madekwe

Where: 34th College Television Awards Gala

Why we like it: The Revenge starlet may fly slightly under the radar but this look is stellar. Her bright pink lip and defined eye is dressed up enough for night but would also work as a great look for day. 

How to get it at home: Start with a smoothing BB cream or tinted moisturizer, such as L'Oreal's Youth Code BB Cream, $13.99, which will even and illuminate the skin without a heavy base. Blend No7's Blush Tint Stick in Blossom, $9.99, into the bottoms of the apples of the cheeks for a natural looking flush. Using a thin liner brush, use Maybelline's Gel Eyeliner in Black, $7.99, and line the upper lash line with a small outward flick. If you're scared of false lashes, but still want the effect, try lighter and shorter lashes, such as Ardell Fashion Lashes Starter Kit – 109, $5.99, which are only just longer than natural lashes and not too thick. Finish off the look with a bright, pigmented lipstick, such as Rimmel's Lasting Finish Lipstick – Kate Moss Collection, $4.64. Blot and apply a second coat for lasting color. 

Total: $42.60

Images: Nikki Nelson/