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.
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."
Click here to read our full interview.
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.
Celebrity: Kate Moss
Product: Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick Kate Moss Collection in 001 ($5)
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.
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.
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.
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.
This post was originally published at an earlier date.