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. Stars: They're (sort of) just like us.
For proof that everyone appreciates a great bargain, keep scrolling for 12 drugstore gems your favorite celebrities love.
Celebrity: Kristen Stewart
Product: Aquaphor Advanced Therapy Healing Ointment ($10)
In our interview with the actress, Stewart said she won't leave home without Aquaphor. "It's the most hard-core moisturizer," she says. "You can even use it for tattoo care."
Celebrity: Lucy Hale
Product: Avène Cleansing Foam ($20)
Lucy Hale says she uses a Cleansing Foam to get rid of makeup and leave her face feeling clean.
Celebrity: Olivia Munn
Product: Revlon Photo Ready Cream Blush (discontinued)
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.
Celebrity: Lindsay Ellingson
Product: Bach Rescue Remedy Drops ($23)
Lindsay Ellingson says she always packs the drops with her when traveling (especially when she would do the Victoria's Secret show) because it acts as a "natural stress reliever."
Celebrity: Kylie Jenner
Product: Kiss Lashes ($12)
Celebrity: Lea Michele
Product: Evian Natural Mineral Water Facial Spray ($14)
Michele told us she packs Evian with her when traveling to keep her skin hydrated and refreshed.
Celebrity: Vanessa Hudgens
Product: L'Oréal Voluminous Waterproof Mascara ($9)
Vanessa Hudgens says she constantly rotates mascaras but loves L'Oréal's "because you can really layer it on for tons of volume and length."
Celebrity: Ashley Madekwe
Product: Batiste Dry Shampoo ($9)
When we asked Ashley Madekwe the product she always brings with her to music festivals, she immediately said Batiste's Dry Shampoo ($9). "It keeps my roots from getting greasy and smells great," she says.
Celebrity: Anna Kendrick
Product: Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm ($5)
The songstress-actress told us that she stockpiles every single color —even the discontinued ones.
This post was originally published at an earlier date.