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

Updated 04/24/19

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 photo shoots to red carpet appearances, so they end up trialling 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 even 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. Keep scrolling and click through our gallery of the best cheap makeup buys, as selected by the A-list.

Best cheap makeup: Kim Kardashian West loves Rimmel foundation

Kim Kardashian West

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 $8

With so many foundations out there, check out our guide to find your perfect match.

Best cheap makeup: Khloe Kardashian loves Makeup For Ever's lip liners

Khloé Kardashian

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 colours in the range.

Best cheap makeup: Makeup For Ever Aqua Lip in Red
Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip in Red $13

Khloé Kardashian's lip colour always looks great so we'll definitely be investing in these.

Best cheap makeup: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley uses Rosie lipstick from Marks & Spencer

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Okay, she might have her own makeup range for Marks & Spencer but we have it on good authority that the model uses her lip colours regularly

Best cheap makeup: Rosie For Autograph Lipstick in Look of Love
Rosie for Autograph Lipstick in Look of Love $14

Find your perfect colour from a selection of 10+ shades. 

Best cheap makeup: Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid

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 $7

Sweep this across your cheekbones and round the corners of your eyes. 

Best cheap makeup: Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston

Other than working out six times per week (phew!), there's another part of her beauty regime that Jen An 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 Refill in Fig $10

When Jen An says it's good, you know you have to check it out. 

Best cheap makeup: Leighton Meester loves Smith's Rosebud Salve

Leighton Meester

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 colour under it, it's nice and moisturising."

Best cheap makeup: Smith's Rosebud Salve
Smith's Rosebud Salve $9

Want a great alternative to Vaseline? Try this wonder product. 

Best cheap makeup: Lea Michele loves Ballet Slippers by Essie

Lea Michele

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 $8

See what we mean about it being the perfect shade? 

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