23 surprisingly affordable beauty products celebrities have worn this year (so far)
One of the most blatant lies we’ve been sold by Hollywood over the years is that celebrities are just like us. While this sadly just isn’t true, one thing we do share with the stars is a mutual love for drugstore products. And honestly, who could blame us? Drugstore beauty has undergone such a positive transformation in the last decade, so much so that we can easily list five products from the nearest pharmacy that blow its high-end counterparts out of the water. Yes, it’s that good.
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Now before we get carried away (and turn this into another Drugstore Is Elite rant), let’s get to business. Ahead, we list the best drugstore beauty buys we spotted on the red carpet this year. Fair warning; side effects may include a pit stop to the supermarket on the way home.
Bel Powley’s monochromatic pink makeup
British actress Bel Powley made a case for the colour pink at this year’s Golden Globes and we are here for it. Makeup artist Jenna Kristina created the look using Maybelline products including Dream Radiant Liquid Foundation and Fit Me! Concealer for the face, The City Mini Palette in Blushed Avenue for the eyes and Super Stay Ink Crayon Pink Edition in Speak Your Mind for the lips.
Billy Porter’s flawless skin
One of our red-carpet favourites, Billy Porter has E.L.F Cosmetics Hydrating Camo Concealer to thank for his flawless complexion.
Camila Cabello's smoky eyes
Camila Cabello's stunning Grammy’s glam was the work of L’Oreal products and celebrity makeup artist, Patrick Ta. On the eyes, Patrick used L’Oreal’s Monos Eyeshadow in Noir Cest Noir paired with a smoked out Pro-Last Waterproof Pencil Eyeliner in Black. For Camila’s peachy pink blush, L’Oreal’s Age Perfect Radiant Satin Blush in the shade Peony was used.
Gal Gadot’s poppy red lip
Makeup artist Sabrina Bedrani used Revlon products to give the Wonder Woman actress her coveted Oscar’s red carpet look.
Regina King’s award-winning lashes
The Emmy-winning actress was pretty in pink when she hit the Oscar’s red carpet. Makeup artist Latrice Johnson used a pair of fluffy lashes courtesy of Ardell’s Double Up Wispies to tie the look together.
Kat Graham’s perfect pout
For the Golden Globes, makeup artist Sir John paired Kat Graham’s show-stopping red dress with a red lip and a wash of lilac on the lids. To achieve Kat’s flawless base, he used L’Oreal’s Infallible 24H Fresh Wear Foundation and Infallible Fullwear Concealer. As for her perfect red pout, Sir John used L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lip Liner in In-Matte-Uated With You to line the lips, and the Rouge Signature Lightweight Matte Colored Ink in the shade I Don’t to fill it in.
Janelle Monae’s side sweep
While Janelle Monae’s Swarovski-encrusted Ralph Lauren gown certainly stole the show at the Oscar’s, her elegantly side-swept hair is one that deserves the same recognition too. Especially since hairstylist Nikki Helms, used a combination of drugstore-favourite ghd products to style it.
Phoebe Waller Bridge’s plum eye look
Who could forget Phoebe Waller Bridge’s Golden Globes glam? The Fleabag star rocked the trusty Burt’s Bees Eye Shadow Palette in Country Side Lavender created by makeup artist Nikki DeRoest.
Rachel Brosnahan’s fresh face
Lisa Aharon revealed that she started Rachel Broshanan’s vampy Golden Globes look with Cetaphil’s Gentle Skin Cleanser. She applied it on the skin without water and wiped away with a cotton pad to create a clean base without irritating the House of Cards star’s sensitive skin.
What's your red carpet-worthy drugstore find?
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