Celebrities: they’re just like us! Despite all of the great high-end makeup products celebrities have access to, they’ve got their drugstore beauty product favorites, too. Like most beauty fans know, a high price tag doesn’t always mean that the product is simply the best out there. Often times, a drugstore dupe can be just as good!
These celebs have opened up about their favorite drugstore beauty products, and their picks may surprise you. Not only can these be purchased at your local Target or CVS, but they’re also affordable enough to just toss into your cart even if your Target run was strictly just for soap and Q-tips (oops). But, let’s be real, when Kim Kardashian drops her favorite drugstore foundation or Blake Lively spills how she gets her unrivaled glow, we can’t argue with them.
17. Kim Kardashian: Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation
Remember Kim Kardashian’s app? Whether or not you use it (you have to pay a yearly subscription fee for access), it’s loaded with Kim’s beauty journals, fashion tips, personal photos, and more. But in one of her posts on the app, she listed some of her favorite foundations of all time. While the list certainly got pricey, she was sure to include her drugstore fave: the Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation. Available at all drug stores like Target, Rite Aid, Walgreens, and CVS, this foundation gives a poreless complexion and holds back oils from breaking through and ruining your makeup. So, if you’ve always dreamed of having Kim’s perfect, poreless skin, you’re in luck!
16. Shay Mitchell: Bioré Deep Cleansing Pore Strips
You don’t know satisfaction until you’ve used a Bioré Deep Cleansing Pore Strip and pulled it off your skin to see all of the dirt and dead skin cells it extracts out of your pores. Shay Mitchell loves it too, and that’s why these pore strips are one of her beauty must-haves! She told Glamour in 2016 that her perfect spa day includes a manicure, a little moisturization, a hair masque, and some deep cleansing pore strips to clear out her blackheads, saying, “That’s one of my favorite things.” Girl, we know what you mean.
15. Chrissy Teigen: Ardell lashes
If you dream of voluminous lashes, you’re just like Chrissy Teigen. In 2017, she told E! News about her favorite beauty products, saying, “I pretty much live at the drugstore.” She said that her favorite false lashes are the Ardell lashes – a single pack retails for under four bucks at Target. She also said she loves the Bioré nose strips (like Shay!) and her favorite makeup wipes are from Clean & Clear. Add these to your next shopping list!
14. Blake Lively: L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Glow Illuminator
Blake Lively always arrives at the red carpet with a gorgeous glow, and now we finally know how she achieves it. When she stepped out on the 2017 Golden Globe Awards red carpet, she was wearing L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Glow Illuminator. This $13 liquid highlight was used on her cheekbones, nose, shoulders, and collarbone to give her a subtle yet gorgeous glow. Blake is also an ambassador for L’Oréal Paris, so that isn’t the only product of theirs she uses. Next time you’re at the drugstore, dive into the L’Oreal section – you’ll be looking like Blake Lively in no time.
13. Khloé Kardashian: Psssst! Dry Shampoo
Dry shampoo is basically everyone’s must-have beauty product, especially when it’s not a wash day but your hair is looking a little too greasy. It’s also Khloé Kardashian’s saving grace after a good workout. In 2017, Khloe inside her gym bag with E! News, and one of her essentials is the Psssst! Dry Shampoo. She said, “Old-school does it the best! Psssst! Dry Shampoo has been around forever and when I don’t have time to wash my hair, I just spray this and go.” This sells for just around $7, so if you want Kardashian-approved hair, you know how to get it.
12. Nina Dobrev: e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Smooth Matte Eyeshadow
At the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscars party, Nina Dobrev arrived with an affordable, easy to replicate makeup look. Her dramatic cat eye, pink lip, and shimmery cheeks were all created with e.l.f. Cosmetics products! Notoriously affordable and available at almost all drugstores, Nina’s makeup artist revealed that the entire makeup look only used e.l.f. products. On her eyelids was the Beautifully Bare Smooth Matte Eyeshadow in a blush tone, which laid the foundation for the rest of her gorgeous makeup look.
11. Selena Gomez: Sinful Colors Endless Blue
When Selena Gomez arrived at the 2017 premiere of 13 Reasons Why (for which she served as executive producer), she was wearing this Sinful Colors nail polish in Endless Blue. Not only does it sell for just $1.99 at drugstores, it had a special meaning, too. It was a nod to the blue nail polish the show’s main character Hannah Baker wore on the last day of her life – it was also the color she used to label the audio tapes she gave to her peers that explained why she was led to commit suicide. While it had heavy meaning, it was definitely a special moment for Selena and the rest of the cast.
10. Hailey Baldwin: L’Oréal True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation
Hailey Baldwin shared her secret to getting perfect skin for fashion week, and it’s all thanks to to the L’Oréal True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation. She shared an Instagram post where she wrote, “getting fashion week ready today. All it takes is a #taptap 💞💞💞.” This drugstore foundation is unique because it comes in a cushion package with a sponge, and all you have to do is tap the sponge on the cushion to get an even amount of foundation to leave your skin glowing.
9. Yara Shahidi: Mielle Organics Babassu Oil & Mint Deep Conditioner
Yara Shahidi takes serious care of her curly locks, and she told Byrdie that she once cut off six inches of her hair to get rid of its heat damage. Now, the Black-ish star goes heat free, and one of her favorite products to use for gorgeous, natural curls is Mielle deep conditioner paired with natural almond oil. “I think those really do help with my hair,” she said. She also shared that she loves Clean & Clear skincare products, proving that drugstore products really do work just as well as high end!
8. Kylie Jenner: L’Oréal Detox & Brighten Clay Mask
Kylie Jenner is no doubt a beauty guru – the reality star literally launched a beauty empire by the age of 20. So when she told blogged about her favorite winter skincare essentials, we all listened. She wrote that her favorite mask is the L’Oréal Detox & Brighten Clay Mask, which can be purchased for just $13. Not only does it pull out impurities and brighten skin, the clay doesn’t leave your skin feeling overly dry afterward like other clay masks. Instead, your skin is left glowing and fresh – and if that’s what Kylie uses, that’s what we’ll use.
7. Kelly Rowland: L’Oréal Voluminous Mascara
The L’Oréal Voluminous Mascara is a cult beauty classic, and for good reason. This mascara is as black as can be, and the wand gives you long, voluminous lashes for an unbeatable price. So it’s no surprise that celebs love it just as much as the beauty community – and for Kelly Rowland, it’s always been her go-to. When she visited Glamour, she shared that “she’s always sworn by” this mascara, especially in the Carbon Black color. It’s sold at almost every drugstore and retails for under $8, so this is basically a steal – and if you haven’t tried it yet, you’re missing out!
6. Zendaya: CoverGirl Clean Matte BB Cream
At 21 years old, Zendaya is still young, but she’s got her beauty regimen down pat. Back in 2016, she shared her five-minute makeup routine with InStyle and said her go-to foundation is the CoverGirl Clean Matte BB Cream. “BB creams are also great, especially for teens because it helps absorb oil and oily skin is something a lot of teens deal with,” she said. “It’s easy and not too heavy, and quick to wake up and put on before school.” So next time you find yourself rushing out the door, reach for a BB cream instead of a typical foundation. You may just love the look more!
5. Jourdan Dunn: Pixi Glow Tonic
One of the most important steps in a skincare routine is toner. After cleansing and before moisturizing, a toner is used to wipe away any impurities left behind after cleansing, and it hydrates and cleans the skin, leaving behind a cleansed, glowing complexion. In 2016, model and actress Jourdan Dunn shared her morning skincare routine on Instagram, and her go-to toner is the Pixi Glow Tonic. This $15 toner contains glycolic acid to lightly exfoliate the skin and aloe vera to calm redness and impurities. While it’s one of the pricer drugstore products on this list, it’s definitely worth the money!
4. Lauren Conrad: Alba Botanica Cool Sport Sunscreen
One of the most important steps in any skincare routine is a daily sunscreen. No matter how cloudy or overcast the weather is, the sun’s harmful rays can always sneak through and damage your skin. That’s why you should never leave the house without sun protection – Lauren Conrad doesn’t! She told Well & Good in 2017 that in addition to covering up with hats and cover-ups, she always lathers on the Alba Botanica Hawaiian Green Tea Sunscreen, saying, “There’s a huge pump of it in my bathroom.” After all her time spent in the sun on Laguna Beach, we’ll take her word!
3. Lupita Nyong’o: Avocado oil
Clearly whatever this girl is doing beauty-wise is working. According to Lupita Nyong’o, there’s no need to go overboard with makeup removers. That’s why she uses avocado oil to remove her makeup! When talking to InStyle in 2014, she revealed why this oil is her go-to. “This is what I use to wash off my makeup. It’s gentle and natural, and my skin tends to be pretty dry, so I need the extra oil,” she said. If your skin is dry and you love getting all the extra hydration you can, grab a bottle of this affordable oil next time you’re at the drugstore or supermarket.
2. Gal Gadot: Revlon lipstick
At the 2018 Golden Globe Awards, Gal Gadot arrived on the red carpet with a simple yet stunning makeup look accented with a bold red lip – and according to her makeup artist Sabrina Bedrani, the lipstick is Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Bombshell Red. She told Allure, “We wanted her to look very chic and timeless, but very feminine at the same time. It was important to give her a strong eye to really bring out her eyes in a very simple way, along with a very strong lip.” Next time you find yourself wandering the beauty aisle, grab a tube of Gal’s red carpet-approved lipstick. While you may not physically be on the red carpet, you can still do your makeup like you are!
1. Gigi Hadid: St. Ives Blemish Control Apricot Face Scrub
How does Gigi Hadid keep her complexion clear and glowing? It’s all thanks to the St. Ives Blemish Control Apricot Face Scrub. If you feel like you’ve definitely walked past this product in the skincare aisle before, you probably have. When Gigi was on the cover of Allure in 2016, she told them that there’s a reason this product continues to be popular after all these years. “It’s been around because it’s the best,” she said. So, there you have it: if a VS Angel gives her seal of approval on this face wash, we don’t need any more convincing.