03/30/2015 09:44 EDT | Updated 03/30/2015 09:59 EDT

Eva Mendes Reveals She Wore $6 Dress For First Red Carpet Event

Eva Mendes doesn't need a designer dress to look amazing!

The 41-year-old actress, who we're used to seeing glammed up at Hollywood events, recently revealed that her first-ever red carpet dress was in fact a $6 shirt dress from Goodwill. (It wasn't sweatpants...but it wasn't super fancy, either.)

The new mom shared an image of her in the frock with her Instagram followers over the weekend, stating in the caption that she'd done her own hair and makeup as well.

Of course, the actress looked stunning in the dress, with her natural makeup and non-fussy hair complementing the ensemble. Those gold platforms are also kind of awesome.

"The Place Beyond The Pines" actress is proof that you don't need to spend a lot of money to get red carpet ready.

What do you think of the frock? Would you rock a thrift shop find at a fancy event? (We have, and would do it again!)

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