MJ Rodriguez Used a $7 Eyeshadow to Create Her Bold Glam at the 2019 InStyle Awards

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MJ Rodriguez certainly knows how to shut down a red carpet. Whether she's wearing a hot pink Jason Wu gown to the 2019 Emmys or looking like a ray of sunshine in a bright yellow mini dress at the MTV Movie and TV Awards, the actress always manages to keep all eyes on her — and the 2019InStyle Awards were no exception.

But before the Pose star stepped onto the coveted red carpet at The Getty in L.A., she got together with her glam squad, put on her favorite playlist, and cranked up the volume. "Music is always important," Rodriguez exclusively tells InStyle. "I'm always making sure I set the mood and tone for my team so we can feel comfortable. Music should be uplifting and soulful!"

Get a firsthand look at how the actress got ready for one of Hollywood's biggest nights, and find out which $7 Maybelline eyeshadow she used to create her unforgettable glam, ahead.

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Bold Eyes

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Celebrity makeup artist Adam Breuchaud made the actress' eyes the focal point for the night. To create Rodriguez's showstopping glam, he used Maybelline's Color Tattoo Cream Eyeshadow in Trailblazer, then finished off with Maybelline's Lash Sensational Mascara to give the star's eyelashes a voluminous, fluttery look.

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Making Waves

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Celeb hairstylist Tym Wallace created effortlessly chic, tousled waves for Rodriguez — opting for a middle part to keep the attention on the actress' eyes. But to add a little sparkle to the look, the stylist placed a bedazzled clip that spelled out "Love" on left side of her hair.

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The Dress and the Jewels

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Rodriguez was draped in a lavish black and orange gown from Jean Paul Gaultier, along with jewels from Anita Ko — all styled by Katie Bofshever.

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The Final Look

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"Opulent" is the one word Rodriguez says she would use to sum up her red carpet look for the night — and honestly, we agree.

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