Time and again we find ourselves in awe of our favourite celebs for their flawless skin and healthy hair. They’re constantly on the run, from their caravans to red carpet events to interviews to airports, always looking pretty as a picture.
Now, it’s not often celebs approve of beauty budget buys so when you find out that Selena Gomez and Leighton Meester use the same lip balm as the rest of us, it gives you a bit of a kick; and, perhaps, also reaffirms your faith in the affordable drugstore product. On that note, we bring to you budget beauty buys that are on the dressers of A-list celebrities and can / should be on yours, too.
“Its moisturizing formula helps to prevent wrinkles and under-eye bags”—Kendall Jenner
Did you know that the skin on your under-eye area is the thinnest? This is why redness, wrinkles, crow’s feet and puffiness are so apparent because the area gets irritated and reactive very easily. Buy the Kiehl’s Avocado Eye Cream for £33.50 here and bid farewell to under-eye blues. It hydrates the skin with extreme moisture and protects it from external aggressors. Use the cream every night before going to bed for best results.
“Although my makeup bag is so minimal, I always have this lip tint with me”—Leighton Meester
Winter’s fast approaching and sadly, dry, patchy lips that bleed on occasion come with it. Let’s not leave room for that to happen. It’s not just Upper East Side’s Blair Waldorf, but many other celebs like Selena Gomez, Anna Kendrick, Rihanna, and Emma Watson who swear by Burt’s Bees’ tinted lip balms. This one’s the MVP (most valuable player) of the budget beauty buys lineup. Buy the Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm for £5 here.
“This shampoo gets right to the roots and brings back volume”—Gwyneth Paltrow
She’s talking about the Klorane Regulating Dry Shampoo that you can buy here for just £6. It’s a blessing if you’re running from the gym to the office on more occasions than one. Also, it’s a great go-to shampoo during the Winter season when you’re just feeling lazy or don’t wish to wash your hair too often. Make note that dry shampoos are a big hit with celebrities. Khloé Kardashian loves Psssst! Travel Size Instant Dry Shampoo Spray, and Jessica Simpson is a fan of the Batiste Dry Shampoo.
“Years ago I had a big season of shows and a rash on my face, I found this stuff and was hooked”—Mariacarla Boscono
The Italian supermodel recommends you buy the £10.50 Bioderma Sensebio H2O made from the trending skincare solution, micellar water, to take care of your skin when it’s being temperamental. Breaking out often, have a sudden onset of redness, skin’s got the PMS blues? Try one of the most popular water cleansers in the world; it’s the perfect salve to end your day with. Other celebrities who endorse the product include Gwyneth Paltrow, Candice Swanepoel, Chrissy Teigen, and Bar Refaeli.
“Nothing beats jet lag like a long walk, glass of red wine and a soak in the bath with this”—Cat Deeley
Has all your stress gone and lodged itself on your joints and back muscles? There’s nothing like a long, hot bath to melt it all away. Buy the Kneipp Arnica Joint and Muscle Rescue Bath for £8.95 here. Designed to ease muscles and relieve tense joints, it’s a pocket-friendly spa treatment for some R&R at home.