Celebrity Style Beauty: Rachel Bilson

Rachel Bilson knows the power of cute. “I was always the smallest in the class,” she has said. “People were like, ‘Oh, yer sew cuuute!’ I’m used to it now.” She should be—in the last few years, the petite star has gone from small-screen success on The O.C. to leading lady roles in flicks like New York, I Love You. On the red carpet, Bilson plays up her doe-eyed good looks with dramatic eyeliner and black mascara, but her favorite product is the very down-to-earth Dr. Pepper Lip Smackers: “They give a little hint of color—and flavor.” Sorry, Rachel, but we gotta say it—you’re so cute!”I used to make my mom iron my hair with a clothing iron!” Bilson has said of her high school look. “She would totally fight me, but I insisted. So I had this dry, brittle, disgusting straw hair plastered to my head.”

Now, Rachel Bilson’s skin and makeup always looks flawless. Here are the 6 products she named her four best beauty essentials. Rachel’s most important beauty trick besides moisturizing is to never go to bed with your makeup on!


1. Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder in Medium ($37)
I dust my cheeks and eyelids for a natural glow.”

2. Dr. Pepper Lip Smacker ($1.99)
“Tastes great and gives lips a subtle reddish tint.”

3. Tarte Natural Eyeliner in Starry Night ($18)
I line the inside rims of my lower lids; the pencil’s creamy texture doesn’t smudge.”

4. Crème de la Mer ($130)
“It’s the best investment I’ve ever made!”

5. Kerastase Lait Nutri-Sculpt ($36)
“A lifesaver for unruly hair. Work a little through to make it soft and tamable.”

6. Bare Minerals Flawless Definition Mascara ($18)
“Separates and elongates lashed perfectly and doesn’t clump!”