What isn’t there to love about a beauty bargain, especially when it costs less than an expensive lunch? Hair, skin and makeup drugstore finds are among our most treasured possessions, so whenever one is recommended by a trusted source—like A-listers with glam expertise—we’re all ears.
More often than not, celebrities name-drop pricey treatments and products while describing their beauty regimens, but as of late, it seems a lot of them are on board with affordability instead. For instance, Lea Michele’s current rotation includes a $4 face mask, while Riverdale star Madelaine Petsch swears by Aquaphor for keeping her famous pout hydrated. Ready for the drugstore haul of your dreams? Here are more celebrity-approved products to pick up on your next CVS run.
Aquaphor Lip Repair
In an interview with Byrdie, Riverdale star Madelaine Petsch called this drugstore staple the secret weapon of her purse.
“I have 10 of these and I’ve 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," she said.
$5.49 at CVS
Batiste Original Clean Dry Shampoo
As part of her cover story for InStyle, Drew Barrymore listed this classic drugstore product as one of her favorite things, since it "works better than any other formula she’s ever used."
$5.99 at Target
Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm
After announcing she was a spokesperson for Burt's Bees, Emmy Rossum revealed that the brand's lip treatment was the secret beauty weapon for her character on Shameless.
I’ve been using Burt’s Bees products on ‘Shameless’ for a long time. Fiona has a very natural look. The Burt’s Bees tinted lip balm is all we use…and their eyeliner as well," she said.
$5 at Burt's Bees
Dove Refresh + Care Volume & Fullness Dry Shampoo
In an interview with Byrdie, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, along with their hairstylist Mark Townsend, revealed that they prefer this to salt spray for adding texture to their hair.
“It gives their hair the best texture,” said Townsend. “It has starch instead of powder, which literally builds layers, creating a piecey look, and locks in the volume. Plus, it delivers a matte finish.”
$4.89 at Target
Johnson's Baby Oil
In a past interview with StyleCaster, supermodel Ashley Graham's go-to makeup artist Vincent Oquendo revealed he sometimes uses baby oil mixed in with foundation to create a lit-from-within glow.
$3.92 at Walmart
Johnson's Baby Shampoo
In an interview with New York Times, Laverne Cox admitted that her go-to face wash isn't actually meant for the face.
"I’m not as chichi as I appear. I wash my face with baby shampoo. It’s really weird, but if it’s gentle enough for a baby, then it’s good enough for me," she said.
$5.99 at Target
L'Oreal Voluminous Original Mascara
In an interview with The New York Times, Serena Williams admitted to using this mascara as an impromptu brow gel whenever she's without her go-to brow pencil.
"...The other day, I didn’t have my brow pencil with me, and I just used my mascara on my brows. If it gets too dark, I’ll put a little concealer on there,” Williams said.
$7.99 at Ulta
Maybelline Great Lash Clear Mascara
In a tutorial on her YouTube channel, actress Jenna Dewan revealed that she uses this drugstore staple to shape and tame her eyebrows.
“I love this stuff. It’s not necessarily a brow gel, but it’s clear mascara and it works just as good,” Dewan said. “Let me tell you. This stuff stays all day.”
$5.99 at Walgreens
Maybelline Master Precise Ink Metallic Liquid Eyeliner
In May 2018, Victoria's Secret angel Jasmine Tookes shared her entire beauty routine on Instagram Stories, which included a mix of luxe and drugstore items, including this liner.
$7.99 at Ulta
Pacifica Super Green Detox Kale & Charcoal Detox Facial Mask
In August 2018, Scream Queens star Lea Michele said that she was "loving" this affordable veggie-infused mask on Instagram Stories.
$3.99 at Target
Que Bella® Purifying Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Mud Mask
In addition to a facial steamer and makeup from NARS and Bobbi Brown, Karrueche Tran told The Cut that she also discovered a new favorite mask.
“Even Target, there’s a brand called Que Bella that has very affordable masks. Those work very well too,” she said.
$2-$10 at Target
Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque
In a post for her sister's website, Kourtney Kardashian credited this mask with drying out pimples and removing blackheads, thanks to its clay formula.
$2.47 at Walmart