Under $15: 12 Drugstore Beauty Buys Celebrities Love
We're just going to put it out there: We don't have a lot in common with celebrities. They have full-on glam squads; we have our own shaky hands and limited reach. They get hounded by paparazzi; we get hounded by our mothers telling us to call home more. And yet. There is one part of the Venn diagram where our lives and celebrities' lives intersect, and that is drugstore beauty. Turns out, even Kristen Stewart and Kate Moss get a thrill from discovering (and hoarding) drugstore gems. Suddenly, we're all just kindred beauty spirits.
For proof that everyone appreciates a great bargain (including your favorite stars), keep scrolling for 12 drugstore gems your favorite celebrities love! Stars, they're (sort of) just like us.
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.
Click here to read our full interview with the singer.
Celebrity: Lindsay Ellingson
Product: Bach Rescue Remedy Drops ($13)
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 ($6)
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.
Click here for more of Anna Kendrick's beauty confessions!
For more drugstore beauty, check out our editors’ favorite drugstore beauty buys!
This post was originally published on January 7, 2015 and has since been updated.