The Drugstore Beauty Products Celebrities Genuinely Love

by Nikki Brown
Feb 2, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. ET

No one’s too good for the drugstore — including celebrities who have access to some of the most expensive beauty products on the planet. Let’s be honest; we’re not above making a pit stop for lip balm or makeup remover in a pinch. But beyond those last-minute beauty emergencies, places like CVS and Walgreens are also starting to house the same upscale options you’ll find in fancier department stores, like K-beauty staple brands Elisha Coy and Peach Slices.

And at the end of the day, most of these products, regardless of their price tag, simply get the job done. It’s no wonder more and more A-listers are forgoing fancy labels for single-digit bargains on and off the red carpet. Ahead are 26 finds that have been name-dropped by famous beauties who have no shame in their drugstore game.


Originally posted on StyleCaster.

1 /26: JayJun Baby Pure Shining Mask

1/26 :JayJun Baby Pure Shining Mask

Drew Barrymore told InStyle she swears by the K-beauty mask for a skin pick-me-up. “They have three-step masks that tend to work in the most amazing ways. They’re profound. Changed my life.”

JayJun Baby Pure Shining Mask, $6.09 at Walmart

2 /26: Psssst! Instant Dry Shampoo

2/26 :Psssst! Instant Dry Shampoo

Khloé Kardashian told E! News, “Old-school does it the best! Psssst! Dry Shampoo has been around forever and when I don’t have time to wash my hair, I just spray this and go."

Psssst! Instant Dry Shampoo, $6.79 at Walgreens

3 /26: Dove Color Care Conditioner

3/26 :Dove Color Care Conditioner

In an interview with E! News, Olivia Munn's hairstylist, Cassondra Kaeding, said she uses the drugstore product as part of a DIY hair mask for her famous client.

Dove Color Care Conditioner, $4.49 at Walgreens

4 /26: Aquaphor

4/26 :Aquaphor

Riverdale actor Madelaine Petsch raved about the multipurpose balm in an interview with Byrdie.

“I have 10 of these, and I’m very excited to share with you that the only thing I put on my lips… This is like the weirdest thing. I found these cute little tubes at CVS.”

Aquaphor, $4.99 at Target

5 /26: Vaseline

5/26 :Vaseline

When we chatted with Solange earlier this year, she admitted to using it for pretty much everything, including her eyelids, lips, knees and elbows.

Vaseline, $4.19 at Target

6 /26: Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water

6/26 :Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water

Dancer Maddie Ziegler's low-key skin care routine includes Cetaphil, Neutrogena wipes and micellar water for makeup removal.

Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water, $3.99 at Ulta

7 /26: Miss Jessie's Multi Cultural Curls

7/26 :Miss Jessie's Multi Cultural Curls

When Zendaya shared a curly hair tutorial on her app a few months ago, it included this non-crunchy gel for textured hair.

Multi Cultural Curls, $16 at Miss Jessie's

8 /26: Nivea Skin Firming Hydration

8/26 :Nivea Skin Firming Hydration

In a past interview with Beauty Banter, Meghan Markle called it her "favorite lotion on the market" and would "buy a case of this at a time" if she could find it.

Nivea Skin Firming Hydration, $7.23 at Walmart

9 /26: Pond's Crema S Nourishing Moisturizer

9/26 :Pond's Crema S Nourishing Moisturizer

In 2017, Chanel Iman told Byrdie her entire skin care routine is courtesy of the drugstore, and it includes this ultra-rich moisturizer.

Pond's Crema S Nourishing Moisturizer, $8.47 at Walmart

10 /26: E.l.f. Beautifully Bare Smooth Matte Eyeshadow

10/26 :E.l.f. Beautifully Bare Smooth Matte Eyeshadow

Last year, Nina Dobrev hit up the Vanity Fair Oscar party in this blush-toned shadow and other products from the affordable skin and makeup line.

Beautifully Bare Smooth Matte Eyeshadow, $4 at E.l.f.

11 /26: L'Oréal True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation

11/26 :L'Oréal True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation

In an Instagram post, Hailey Baldwin shared the secret to her dewy, radiant skin: this super-affordable cushion foundation goes onto the skin like butter.

L'Oréal True Match Lumi Cushion foundation, $16.99 at Ulta

12 /26: Maybelline Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm

12/26 :Maybelline Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm

While getting ready for the 2017 edition of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, model Devon Windsor told PopSugar the lip quencher is one of her obsessions.

Maybelline Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm, $2.99 at Target

13 /26: Dove Beauty Bar

13/26 :Dove Beauty Bar

While breaking down her routine with Byrdie, Empire star Serayah McNeill shared that she uses bar soap on her face since a lot of facial products tend to negatively impact her sensitive skin.

Dove Beauty Bar, $4.59 for two at CVS

14 /26: Burt's Bees Glossy Lipstick

14/26 :Burt's Bees Glossy Lipstick

Emmy Rossum declared her love for the brand's lipstick when she was announced as a brand ambassador in late 2017.

Glossy lipstick, $9 at Burt's Bees

15 /26: Bioré Deep Cleansing Pore Strips

15/26 :Bioré Deep Cleansing Pore Strips

In 2016, Pretty Little Liars star Shay Mitchell told Glamour these handy pore strips are an important part of her at-home spa days.

Bioré Deep Cleansing Pore Strips, $7.49 at Ulta

16 /26: Honest Beauty Magic Balm

16/26 :Honest Beauty Magic Balm

In May 2017, Halsey wrote an Instagram love note to Jessica Alba, thanking her for the entire Honest Beauty line while also noting that her endorsement was not an ad.

Magic Balm, $18 at Honest Beauty

17 /26: L'Oréal Pure-Clay Mask

17/26 :L'Oréal Pure-Clay Mask

In 2016, Kylie Jenner blogged about a slew of her favorite products and included this mask as one of her winter must-haves.

L'Oréal Pure-Clay Mask, $9.79 at Target

18 /26: Mielle Organics Babassu & Mint Deep Conditioner

18/26 :Mielle Organics Babassu & Mint Deep Conditioner

In an interview with Byrdie, Grown-ish actor Yara Shahidi name-dropped this hair treatment as the secret to nursing her heat-damaged curls back to health.

Babassu & Mint Deep Conditioner, $14.99 at Mielle Organics

19 /26: Pantene Smoothing Combing Créme

19/26 :Pantene Smoothing Combing Créme

While speaking with Refinery29, hairstylist Danilo shared that he uses this color-enhancer to keep Gwen Stefani's platinum locks extra bright.

Pantene Smoothing Combing Créme, $4.97 at Walmart

20 /26: L'Oréal Voluminous Mascara

20/26 :L'Oréal Voluminous Mascara

During a past office visit to Glamour, Kelly Rowland shared that she's always sworn by the cult-favorite mascara in Carbon Black.

L'Oréal Voluminous mascara, $7.79 at CVS

21 /26: Revlon Colorstay Brow Pencil

21/26 :Revlon Colorstay Brow Pencil

Part of Ciara's five-minute beauty routine includes this natural-looking brow pencil.

"What I like about it is that the pencil is very light, so when you fill them in, it doesn’t look too heavy."

Revlon Colorstay Brow Pencil, $8.19 at Bed, Bath & Beyond

22 /26: Secret Powder Fresh Deodorant

22/26 :Secret Powder Fresh Deodorant

Amy Schumer's forever devoted to this classic deodorant. She once told InStyle, "I tried the natural ones, but my body was like, ‘Stop all that. Just die early and don’t smell like a foot.'"

Secret Powder Fresh Deodorant, $2.49 at Target

23 /26: Pixi Glow Tonic

23/26 :Pixi Glow Tonic

While detailing her morning routine on Instagram, Jourdan Dunn shared her favorite budget-friendly skin-saver.

Glow Tonic, $15 at Pixi Beauty

24 /26: Johnson's Baby Shampoo

24/26 :Johnson's Baby Shampoo

In an interview with Us Weekly's Stylish, Laverne Cox said of her go-to cleanser, if "it's gentle enough for a baby, it’s gentle enough for your face!”

Johnson's Baby Shampoo, $4.80 at Jet

25 /26: Finesse Shampoo

25/26 :Finesse Shampoo

Kendall Jenner told Allure that one of the best beauty secrets she snagged from sister Kim Kardashian West was to use this affordable cleanser.

"My hair has held up so much that every hairstylist has been like, ‘Why is your hair still so amazing?’ And I’m like ‘I literally don’t do anything. I just use Finesse.'"

Finesse Shampoo, $1.99 at Walgreens

26 /26: Que Bella Purifying Tea Tree & Witch Hazel Mud Mask

26/26 :Que Bella Purifying Tea Tree & Witch Hazel Mud Mask

Karrueche Tran recently told The Cut she discovered this skin-quenching mask collection while shopping at Target. 

“I put the mask on for ten minutes, wash it off, and then melt an ice cube all over my face because that tightens your pores.”

Que Bella Purifying Tea Tree & Witch Hazel Mud Mask, $2 – $10 at Target