These Are the 7 Affordable Beauty Buys in Every Celeb Makeup Bag

Updated 10/07/19

Cheap makeup doesn't have to mean bad makeup. True, some of the more expensive stuff might look prettier or smell better, but rest assured that many of the formulas can be the same. Of course, the A-list knows this, as they have their faces painted on a regular basis, from photoshoots to red carpet appearances, so they end up trialing a plethora of affordable and expensive products. Which is why we've tapped their incredible knowledge on the matter of best cheap makeup buys. 

From the lipstick that Jennifer Aniston never stops wearing to the foundation that Kim Kardashian West loves, we've got a list of seven must-have makeup buys that celebs really rate. So if you're keen to save a few pennies but want to look incredible at the same time, then this one is for you.

Kim Kardashian West

Best cheap makeup: Kim Kardashian West loves Rimmel foundation
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Kim knows a thing or two about makeup. And while she's tried all the most expensive foundations, she's also a fan of the humble Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation, which she revealed on her app.

Best cheap makeup: Rimmel lasting finishing foundation
Rimmel Lasting Finish 25hour Foundation With Comfort Serum $10
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With so many foundations out there, check out our guide to find your perfect match.

Khloé Kardashian

Best cheap makeup: Khloe Kardashian loves Makeup For Ever's lip liners
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Speaking to Into The Gloss, Khloé Kardashian revealed that she loves Make Up For Ever's lip liners as "they literally do not move on your lips. I don’t know the names of the colors." She now owns all the colors in the range.

Best cheap makeup: Makeup For Ever Aqua Lip in Red
Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip in Red $20
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Khloé Kardashian's lip color always looks great so we'll definitely be investing in these.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Best cheap makeup: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley uses Rosie lipstick from Marks & Spencer
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Okay, she might have her own makeup range for Marks & Spencer but we have it on good authority that the model uses her lip colors regularly. 

Best cheap makeup: Rosie For Autograph Lipstick in Look of Love
Rosie for Autograph Lipstick in Look of Love $17
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Find your perfect color from a selection of 10+ shades. 

Gigi Hadid

Best cheap makeup: Gigi Hadid
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DNA probably has a massive part to play in the fact that Gigi Hadid has incredible cheekbones, but the other side of it is that she knows which makeup works for her, such as ensuring she highlights those cheekbones, too, using Maybelline Master Strobing Stick.

Best cheap makeup: Maybelline Master Strobing Stick
Maybelline Master Strobing Stick $10
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Sweep this across your cheekbones and around the corners of your eyes. 

Jennifer Aniston

Best cheap makeup: Jennifer Aniston
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Other than working out six times per week (phew!), there's another part of her beauty regime that Jen never does without, telling The New York Times, "I always have a Fig lip liner by Estée Lauder; I've been using that pencil forever."

Best cheap makeup: Estee Lauder Automatic Lip Pencil Duo Refill in Fig
Estée Lauder Automatic Lip Pencil Duo in Fig $29
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When Jen says it's good, you know you have to check it out. 

Leighton Meester

Best cheap makeup: Leighton Meester loves Smith's Rosebud Salve
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A woman after our own hearts, Leighton Meester recommends the most practical makeup buy of the lot: the Rosebud salve. The Gossip Girl star also offers up a tip on how to wear it suggesting, "If you put a little color under it, it's nice and moisturizing."

Best cheap makeup: Smith's Rosebud Salve
Smith's Rosebud Salve $79
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Want a great alternative to Vaseline? Try this wonder product. 

Lea Michele

Best cheap makeup: Lea Michele loves Ballet Slippers by Essie
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Quite rightly, Lea Michele loves the cult classic nail polish from Essie in Ballet Slippers. It's the ultimate nude that pretty much suits everyone. She even keeps a bottle of the stuff in her purse for touch-ups.

Essie Nail Lacquer Ballet Slippers $9
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See what we mean about it being the perfect shade?

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