20 Affordable Beauty Products Celebrities Can't Get Enough Of

15 May 2024 1774
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Celebrities may have unlimited access to the latest, most-coveted high-end beauty products, but that doesn’t mean they don’t love a good deal. Just like the rest of us, our favorite A-listers know a worthy beauty product when they see one—regardless of the price. Below, we rounded up 20 under-$20 makeup, skin and hair picks that celebrities have publicly hyped.

NYX Slim Lip Pencil 

Two undeniable “It girls” of the moment are Hailey Bieber and musician Sabrina Carpenter—and they both swear by this $5 lip liner. But there’s more; both also pair it with additional under-$20 lip products. Bieber opts for Rhode’s Peptide Lip Treatment ($16) while Carpenter sticks with NYX and applies the brand’s Fat Oil Lip Drip ($9).

Lanolips 101 Ointment 

Millennial icon Lindsay Lohan calls Lanolips 101 Ointment her “favorite” because it keeps her lips “so hydrated.” Drew Barrymore, Gigi Hadid, Emily Blunt and over 1,700 Amazon reviewers sing its praises, too, thanks to hero ingredient lanolin, which mimics the skin’s natural oils to provide long-lasting hydration and deep nourishment.

Welly Face Savers 

Community star Alison Brie says these Welly Face Saver patches “never leave her medicine cabinet.”

“These things are incredible,” she previously explained to us. “I don’t know why more people aren’t talking about them. You put them over blemishes at night (or all day, for at least six hours), and they suck all the bad stuff out—you can even see it on the patch. They’re especially great if you’ve popped a pimple and you don’t want to keep messing with it and making it worse, but you’re not sure if you got everything out.”

e.l.f. Cosmetics Halo Glow Liquid Filter

For “liquid filter” skin, Knives Out actress Madelyn Cline opts for this viral glow-booster. It’s made with hydrating hyaluronic acid, moisturizing squalane and finely milled powders that instantly blur fine lines and pores. Wear it alone, under makeup, as a highlighter or even mix it with foundation—any way you wear it your skin looks better.

Dr. Jart+ Cryo Rubber Face Mask With Firming Collagen 

When Florence Pugh revealed what’s in her bag at all times, this Dr. Jart+ face mask made the cut. The Little Women actress revealed she likes to wear it “in the morning on the way to work just to cool my face down.” This two-step mask also works to boost firmness and smooth fine lines in minutes.

Glossier Boy Brow 

Another one of Pugh’s must-haves is Glossier’s Boy Brow, “because I have big brows, and I need to tame them,” she explains. The iconic brow gel delivers flexible, fluffy, defined and thicker-looking brows in seconds.

Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer

This drugstore bronzer is one of Sofia Richie Grainge’s “secret faves.” The ultra-lush bronzer is infused with a blend of Murumuru Butter, Cupuacu Butter and Tucuma Butter for a powder-to-cream texture that melts into skin like no other.

Tower 28 BeachPlease Cream Blush 

When Riverdale actress Vanessa Morgan wants to “change it up,” she uses this plant-based cream blush from Tower 28. In addition to sun-kissed color with a natural luminous finish, its formula includes skin-boosting ingredients like green tea extract and aloe vera extract.

L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup 

Bethenney Frankel has cemented herself among her social media followers as a the unfiltered beauty product tester we all need. Of this “instant skin luminizer” from L’Oréal, she once raved: “This might be worth $500. Look at my face! I can’t even tell you what this has done to my life…I look like someone who just moved to a Greek island. This is crazy! I mean, I am a supermodel!”

Heritage Store Rosewater Toner 

Actress Rose Byrne considers this Rosewater Toner (and the brand’s Rosewater Facial Mist) her “holy grail.”

“I love the brand Heritage Store. It’s such a reasonable price and they make clean, fresh products that work,” the Bridesmaids star previously told NewBeauty.

Milani Supercharged Cheek + Lip Multistick

Another Frankel favorite is this drugstore cheek and lip multistick from Milani. Of the pigment-rich, ultra-creamy, nourishing formula Frankel says “It’s a winner, game-changer, would be upset without it.”

The Lip Bar Nonstop Liquid Matte Lipstick 

Ever watch Abbott Elementary and wonder (in awe) at Barbara’s (portrayed by Sheryl Lee Ralph) signature red lip color? You can stop searching. The hit series’ makeup lead Constance Foe went on the record to reveal it’s thanks to The Lip Bar’s Matte Lipstick in shade Bawse Lady. (A name truly befitting for veteran teacher Barb.)

NYX Matte Bronzer 

When Summer House star Paige DeSorbo wants to achieve the “cheekbones of her dreams,” she grabs this under-$10 bronzer from NYX. To copy DeSorbo’s technique, apply the bronzer right along the cheekbone and then add a pop of blush along the eye ridge for a “maximally lifted” look.

CoverGirl Lash Blast Clean Volume Mascara 

For “red carpet-worthy oomph” country singer Kelsea Ballerini wears “a few generous coats” of this under-$15 mascara from CoverGirl in shade 800 Very Black. In addition to a dramatic lash look, the formula is infused with argan and marula oils so lashes get conditioning benefits as well.

Sundree Cooling Facial Globe

To help transform herself back into Carrie Bradshaw, Sarah Jessica Parker keeps this travel-friendly facial tool on the set of And Just Like That… to minimize puffiness and stimulate circulation throughout long shoot days.

Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover

Grey’s Anatomy and Killing Eve star Sandra Oh told us she always uses Neutrogena’s tried-and-true oil-free makeup remover “in the evening before bed” as part of her nighttime double-cleansing routine.

OGX Smoothing + Shea Sleek Humidity Blocking Hair Spray 

Doja Cat’s 2022 Billboard Music Awards high-ponytail is still a sleek look worth imitating. It was all possible thanks to this spray from OGX that helped “nix any flyaways and frizz,” according to celebrity hairstylist Jared Henderson.

SheaMoisture Daily Hydration Overnight Face Oil 

Luckily for all of us, Kendall Jenner is not one to gate keep her favorite beauty products. To achieve what the supermodel deemed her “Spring French Girl” look, Jenner preps her skin with this $10, 100-percent virgin coconut oil face oil from SheaMoisture.

Prismacolor Ebony Pencil 

Leave it to iconic model and actress Brooke Shields to know a great eyebrow hack. Instead of using a normal eyebrow pencil (“I find a lot of pencils way too soft,” she shared), Shields once admitted on Instagram that she prefers using this graphite pencil from Prismacolor to line and define her famous brows. “I can make it really sharp, and if it’s the right softness, it will come up on my skin and it looks like the flick of a brush,” she explained.

Tangle Teezer Ultimate Detangler 

To detangle Selena Gomez’s famous chestnut tresses, her hair stylist Marissa Marino uses this under-$20 tool. Marino also relies on Tangle Teezer to dry style Gomez’s locks; specifically the Tangle Teezer Ultimate Styler ($16), whose unique, bottle-shaped teeth are designed to dry-style and effortlessly tackle any look.


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