Celebrity Favorite Drugstore Finds

Candice Swanepoel with Palmers Swivel Stick

Confession: I’m a cosmetic-aholic. For me, there’s nothing more fun than bringing a load home from Sephora, a bag full of treats from the make-up counter at Macy’s. But this addiction can get a little spendy, no? So rather than say goodbye to my monthly haul, I’ve opted instead to check out the corner drugstore. And what I found surprised me: quality beauty at a steal. A punchy lip color with staying power? A legendary mascara with gumption? Everyone’s favorite nail color? Yep. All at drugstore prices. So I’ve picked my top ten celebrity approved beauty products, and I’m giving you the green light. These beauties save the bank, and no one will ever guess how much you saved on your pre-fall cosmetics haul!

1. Tresemme Dry Shampoo: One of my tried-and-true beauty secrets is simply not washing and conditioning every day. For in between blowouts, Tresemme’s dry shampoo is the celebrity secret weapon for fresh, good-smelling locks.

2. Maybelline The Colossal Volum’ Express Washable Mascara: Their green and pink tube is legendary, so I ask, “Can perfection be improved upon?” The answer is yes, with loads of volume in a washable formula! A squeeze of the lash curler and two coats of this formula are all you need for picture-perfect eyes…just ask Adriana Lima.

3. Maybelline EyeStudio Master Smoky Mechanical Eyeshadow: I’m a sucker for the smoky eye, so when I find a pencil that works for me I grab it. Get that Gigi Hadid come hither stare with this super duper mechanical eyeshadow pencil. It’s a cinch to swipe on!

4. Almay Oil-Free Makeup Eraser Sticks: Probably the best thing in skin care since the CC cream, these makeup eraser sticks are an absolute savior. Muss up your makeup on the go? These eraser sticks are a miracle because they allow you to reapply makeup immediately. I LOVE!

5. Neutrogena 3-In-1 Concealer For Eyes: Descended from the BB creams and the CC creams, now even concealers are packing a 3-in-1 punch. Celebrity makeup artist Matin Maulawizada, whose clients include Claire Danes, Lupita Nyong’o, Idina Menzel, Rachel Bilson, and Camilla Belle swear by this drugstore find.

6.Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Lip Balm SPF 15: Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate. Candice Swanepoel SWEARS by this balm. You don’t skimp on the facial creme, so why would you skip your lips?

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7. Crest 3D White Toothpaste: You’re never fully dressed without a smile, or so the song goes. Get that A-List whitening glow that’s red carpet ready with this in-between-trips-to-the-dentist toothpaste. It’ll save you big bucks in the end!

8. Essie Nail Polish: One of my favorite parts of spring is the reemerging of gorgeous colors…and I’m not just talking about the flowers. Seeing Essie’s spring round-up of colors gave me a pleasant warm up, especially this new ‘Pinkies Out‘ color.

9. Kiss Lashes: Along with Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Contour Kit  ($40), Kylie Jenner swears by Kiss Lashes ($12) for a fanned-out, fluttery look.

10. Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick: Kate Moss swears by this deep red hue from her collaboration with Rimmel London, counting it a staple of her beauty look.