Under $20: 12 Affordable Beauty Buys Celebrities Love

Updated 04/19/19

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, while we have our own shaky hands and limited reach. They get hounded by paparazzi, while we get hounded by our parents 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. It turns out that 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.

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Celebrity: Kristen Stewart

Product: Aquaphor Advanced Therapy Healing Ointment ($12)

In our interview with the actress, Stewart said she won't leave home without Aquaphor's Advanced Therapy Healing Ointment ($12). "It's the most hard-core moisturizer," she says. "You can even use it for tattoo care."

Aquaphor Advanced Therapy Healing Ointment Skin Protectant
Aquaphor Advanced Therapy Healing Ointment $12
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Celebrity: Lucy Hale

Product: Avène Cleansing Foam ($20)

Lucy Hale says she uses Avène's Cleansing Foam ($20) to get rid of makeup and leave her face feeling clean.

Get all the details on her winter beauty routine.

Avène Cleansing Foam
Avène Cleansing Foam $20
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Celebrity: Mandy Moore

Product: Nyx Chunky Dunk Hydrating Lippie ($5)

Moore says this buttery lip pencil from Nyx offers a "comfortable color commitment without being too saturated" and is "super user-friendly."

Click to see all her monthly beauty favorites.

Nyx Chunky Dunk Hydrating Lippie
Nyx Chunky Dunk Hydrating Lippie $5
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Celebrity: Olivia Munn

Product: Revlon Photo Ready Cream Blush ($8)

Munn told us she prefers cream blush to powder and that Revlon's version works just as well as her other favorite, Stila's Convertible Color ($25).

Here are the rest of Munn's beauty secrets.

Revlon Photo Ready Cream Blush
Revlon Photo Ready Cream Blush $8
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Celebrity: Janelle Monáe

Product: Covergirl Eye Shadow ($8)

When we asked Monáe 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.

Covergirl Eye Shadow Quads
Covergirl Eye Shadow Quads $8
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Celebrity: Kate Moss

Moss swears by this deep red hue from her collaboration with Rimmel London, counting it a staple of her winter beauty look.

Want more Kate? Here's how she gets ready for holiday parties.

Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick Kate Moss Collection in 001
Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick Kate Moss Collection in 001 $5
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Celebrity: Lindsay Ellingson

Product: Bach Rescue Remedy Drops ($12)

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 prepped for the Victoria's Secret show.

Bach Rescue Remedy Drops
Bach Rescue Remedy Drops $12
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Celebrity: Kylie Jenner

Product: Kiss Lashes ($12)

Along with Anastasia Beverly Hills' Contour Kit ($40), Jenner told us she also swears by Kiss Lashes ($12) for a fanned-out, fluttery look.

Click here to see our full editorial.

Kiss Looks So Natural Lash
Kiss Looks So Natural Lash $12
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Celebrity: Lea Michele

Product: Evian Natural Mineral Water Facial Spray ($13)

​Michele told us she packs Evian's Natural Mineral Water Facial Spray ($13) with her when traveling to keep her skin hydrated and refreshed.

Click here to read our full interview and see the editorial.

Evian Natural Mineral Water Facial Spray
Evian Natural Mineral Water Facial Spray $18 $13
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Celebrity: Vanessa Hudgens

Product: L'Oréal Voluminous Waterproof Mascara ($8)

Vanessa Hudgens 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's beauty routine, including the trick she uses for fuller lashes.

L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Volume Building Waterproof Mascara
L'Oréal Paris Voluminous Volume Building Waterproof Mascara $8
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Celebrity: Ashley Madekwe

Product: Batiste Dry Shampoo ($8)

When we asked Ashley Madekwe the product she always brings with her to music festivals, she immediately said Batiste's Dry Shampoo ($8). "It keeps my roots from getting greasy and smells great," she says.

Click here to see her curate a nail polish haul.

Batiste Dry Shampoo
Batiste Dry Shampoo $8
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Celebrity: Anna Kendrick

Product: Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm ($5)

The songstress-actress told us that she stockpiles every single color of Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balms ($5)—even the discontinued ones.

Click here for more of Anna Kendrick's beauty confessions.

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Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm $5
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This post was originally published at an earlier date.

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