Elizabeth Debicki wore these Priceline products on the Emmy Awards red carpet

Nothing over $20

Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / January 16 2024

Usually during awards season we spend most of our time drooling over the makeup routines of celebrities who exclusively use luxury brands like Chanel, Dior, Armani and more (read: Camila Morrone's $235 Critics Choice Awards lipstick).

Some A-listers simply use makeup from their own beauty brands like Selena Gomez who wore Rare Beauty lip liner and lipstick to the recent Emmy Awards

But Aussie actress and Princess Diana incarnate, Elizabeth Debicki, and her nail artist, Yoko Sakakura, decided to incorporate a selection of nail products into her Emmy's beauty routine so affordable you can actually find them at your local Priceline. 

Sakakura, who worked with Debicki on her nude nail looks for the Golden Globes and the Critics Choice Awards, said via Instagram that the pair put their heads together and decided on a dark nail colour for the Emmy's.



The nail artist reached into the archives of her collection and found the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Nail Colour in 'Society Ruler'. The deep purple-red shade is unfortunately either discontinued or yet to be released in Australia, however it bears a striking resemblance to another budget-friendly nail polish you're likely to already have in your varnish collection: Essie Nail Colour in 'Shearing Darling' ($15.99 at Priceline).

Sakakura used Sally Hansen products to prep Debicki's nails and cuticles too. Thankfully, they're a bit easier to find than The Crown star's nail colour. The celebrity nail artist dished her entire nail preparatory process via Instagram: 

"After filing and shaping nails, apply Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover ($19.95 at Priceline) to soften the skin," Sakakura advised her Instagram followers. "[Then] push back cuticles and trim extra skin as needed."

Next, the nail artist applies the Sally Hansen Vitamin E Nail and Cuticle Oil ($17.95 at Priceline) to her client's cuticles and massages the product into their skin.

Once the nails have been properly prepped Sakakura gets started on the nail painting. First, she cleans the nail beds and underneath the nails with alcohol, then she applies a thin coat of the Sally Hansen Double Duty Base Coat ($16.95 at Priceline) to the nail plate.

She then follows this with two coats of her selected nail colour (like Debicki's 'Society Ruler') and allows the nail colour to dry for five to seven minutes before she applies the Sally Hansen Insta Dry Top Coat ($15.95 at Priceline).

Debicki wasn't the only celebrity rocking an affordable manicure on the Emmy's red carpet. Selena Gomez’s cherry red Emmy’s nail polish was only $20.

Main image credit: Getty

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).

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