A celebrity makeup artist who works with Jennifer Garner and Paris Hilton says the best mascara costs just $5.55

KARMA by Erwin GomezErwin Gomez with Claire Danes.
  • Celebrity makeup artist Erwin Gomez has worked with the likes of Jennifer Garner, Eva Longoria, Rachel McAdams, and Paris Hilton.
  • He told INSIDER that if he could buy only one product, it would be mascara.
  • His favourite happens to be from the high street – and it costs just $US5.55 on Amazon.

With over 30 years of experience, makeup artist Erwin Gomez – who was born in the Philippines, trained in New York and Los Angeles, and is currently based in Washington DC – is regularly tasked with making the faces of Hollywood’s elite look “on point.”

Gomez, who is based out of his studio KARMA by Erwin Gomez, told INSIDER that he’s become a go-to for the likes of Jennifer Garner, Eva Longoria, Rachel McAdams, and Paris Hilton – celebrities who “love to look flawless.”

While he’s been called an eyebrow guru – and has plenty of advice on how to get them right – if he had to choose only one product, it wouldn’t be an eyebrow tool.

He told INSIDER that, instead, it would be mascara.

“I love my mascara,” he said – so much so that he said should he get stranded on a desert island, he’d pack “mascara and sun protection.”

While he has his own cosmetics line, his favourite mascara brand actually comes from the high street – and costs just $US5.55 on Amazon.

L'oreal voluminous mascaraAmazonOne of Gomez’s favourite mascaras.

“I like the L’Oreal Voluminous,” he said. “It’s one of my favourites. The [carbon] black is really amazing.”

The mascara has 3.9 out of five stars and over 3,900 customer reviews on Amazon – so it’s probably worth a shot.

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