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This Sunday, Carey Mulligan is nominated for an Oscar in the Best Actress in a Leading Role category for her work on Emerald Fennell's Promising Young Woman. In the film, she wears lots of crazy wigs and different makeup looks, but in real life, Carey is more of a minimalist. The actress, 35, opened her makeup bag for Harper's Bazaar UK, and revealed that while she's "obsessed" with skincare, she often doesn't wear makeup at home.

So, what exactly goes in Carey's red carpet-ready glow? For starters, she uses Dr. Barbara Sturm's Night Serum, which she calls "brilliant." The Great Gatsby alum says she puts the serum on every night and then uses a facial massager by Joanna Czech to help the serum seep into her pores. She follows that up with a "fix line smoothing device" by NuFace, which smoothes out wrinkles.

"I think my views of beauty have changed, just getting older, and seeing my beautiful friends who are the same age as me, like, all of us kind of getting older together and I think they're so gorgeous and I feel like the idealized version of beauty... all of that stuff can be oppressive and intimidating when you're younger," Carey says in the video. "When you get a bit older and you start to realize that... the majority of people who say they drink a lot of water are having a lot of cosmetic surgery, it just makes you chill a little bit."

Before photo shoots, she uses the Hydra-Fill Mask by Meder Beauty, saying, "Your face just looks completely different after 20 minutes."