It’s hard to remember that celebrities are actual people when most photos of them involve professionally-applied makeup and perfectly-styled hair (that, and the occasional blemish-free #nomakeupselfie). But then some coiffed star casually mentions that she loves the same $5 lipstick as you, or shares your undying devotion to your HG face spray—and just like that, you’re kindred beauty spirits.
For proof that everyone appreciates a great bargain (including your favourite stars), here are 12 drugstore beauty buys celebs can’t get enough of.
Keep scrolling for 12 drugstore gems your favourite celebrities love!
Celebrity: Mandy Moore
Product: Nyx Chunky Dunk Hydrating Lippie ($6)
Moore, another one of our celebrity guest beauty editors, says this buttery lip pencil from Nyx offers a “comfortable color commitment without being too saturated” and is “super user-friendly.”
Click her to see all her monthly beauty favorites!
Celebrity: Janelle Monae
Product: Covergirl Eye Shadow ($3)
When we asked Monae about the first beauty product she ever used, she immediately said it was by Covergirl. “And I’m not just saying that!” she says. (She also happens to be working with the brand on an empowering movement called #GirlsCan.) “I looked at Tyra Banks as a young girl as one of the faces of the brand, and thought, ‘If it works with her, it must work for me!’” she explains.
Read our full interview with the singer here.
Celebrity: Lindsay Ellingson
Product: Bach Rescue Remedy Drops ($18)
Our guest editor Lindsay Ellingson says she always packs Bach’s Rescue Remedy Drops ($18) with her when traveling (especially during the Victoria’s Secret show) because it acts as a “natural stress reliever.”
Click here to find out how else she preps for the Victoria’s Secret show!
Celebrity: Vanessa Hudgens
Product: L’Oréal Voluminous Waterproof Mascara ($8)
Our favorite boho actress says she constantly rotates mascaras, but loves L’Oréal’s Voluminous Waterproof Mascara ($8), “because you can really layer it on for tons of volume and length.”
Click here to read the rest of Hudgens’ beauty secrets, including the trick she uses for fuller lashes!
Celebrity: Ashley Madekwe
Product: Batiste Dry Shampoo ($7)
When we asked Ashley Madekwe the product she always brings with her to music festivals, she immediately said Batiste’s Dry Shampoo ($7). “It keeps my roots from getting reasy and smells great!” she says.
Click here to see her curate our fall nail polish haul!
Celebrity: Anna Kendrick
Product: Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm ($7)
The songstress-actress told us she stockpiles every single color of Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balms—even the discontinued ones.
For the rest of her beauty confessions, click here!
For more drugstore beauty, check out our editors’ favorite drugstore beauty buys!