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Celebrities Share Their Favorite Drugstore Beauty Products to Look Gorgeous for Less

Spoiler alert: Household staples Aquaphor and Vaseline are on this list

Sure, celebrities have access to the top beauty pros and expensive lotions, creams and potions to make them look gorgeous from head to toe. But many are just like us and don’t want to spend a fortune on the products they use pretty themselves up. We’ve spoken to many stars over the years, and they’ve told us how much they like shopping for and using pampering buys that can be found at the drugstore. So we gathered up all of the celebrity favorite drugstore beauty products that will leave you looking like a million bucks but tactually only cost you a few pennies. Keep scrolling for the affordable products that will work wonders for you too!

Celebrity favorite drugstore beauty products

We’ve asked many celebrities what their favorite drugstore beauty finds are. Here, the best celebrity favorite drugstore beauty products straight from the source.

1. Kristin Chenoweth

Kristin Chenoweth

Kristin’s favorite skin-firming oil

Bio-Oil Skincare Oil, one of the celebrity favorite drugstore beauty products

Bio-Oil Skincare Oil

Kristin Chenoweth has long raved about her love for her favorite drugstore body oil, Bio-Oil. It’s made to fade stretch marks and scars, but it’s been said to help a variety of skin concerns, even if it’s as simple as just wanting softer, more hydrated skin. “I’ll put Bio-Oil around my eyes and on any wrinkles on my face that I don’t love. I have been able to tell the difference when using that,” says Chenoweth of her secret to ageless skin. “I even have eczema on my legs and I put it there and it definitely makes a difference.” Other fans of the this oil include Marie Osmond and Hoda Kotb (both of which you’ll see more of their fave products below).

Kristin’s favorite lip-plumping balm

Nivea Lip Balm in Pink Shimmer, one of the celebrity favorite drugstore beauty products

Nivea Lip Balm in Pink Shimmer

To treat her lips and add a touch of color, Chenoweth loves this pinky balm from Nivea. She said, “I’m addicted to Nivea chapstick in pink shimmer. I have one in every purse, every travel bag and I have one beside my bed.”

2. Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton

Dolly’s favorite multi-purpose ‘jelly’

Vaseline Original Healing Jelly, one of the celebrity favorite drugstore beauty products

Vaseline Original Healing Jelly

Vaseline is nothing new, but it’s been around for so long for a reason. From hydrating chapped lips to moisturizing lashes and brows to acting as a barrier between your skin and hair dye, it truly is the all-time favorite multitasker. And it’s also beloved by Dolly Parton, so you know it’s good! “I try all the new things that come out, but there’s nothing better than good old Vaseline,” she says.

Dolly’s favorite long-lasting foundation

Max Factor Pan Stik Foundation in True Beige, one of the celebrity favorite drugstore beauty products
Max Factor/Amazon

Max Factor’s Pan Stik Foundation in True Beige

Even at 78, Parton always has flawless, blurred-like skin. Her secret? This stick foundation by Max Factor. She says, “Max Factor’s True Beige Pan Stik makeup — that’s the makeup I love and have used most through the years.”

Related: The 10 Best Drugstore Foundations for Mature Skin for Under $20

Dolly’s favorite makeup remover pads

Almay Makeup Remover Pads, one of the celebrity favorite drugstore beauty products

Almay Makeup Remover Pads

Parton is a big fan of Almay’s makeup remover pads, which are not only soft and gentle, but even biodegradable. They’re so easy to use on the go — just a few quick swipes and you’re all set. Bonus: Kristin Chenoweth (above) has also told us she is a fan of these wipes.

3. Jennifer Aniston


Jennifer’s favorite natural-looking self-tanner

L'Oreal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Towelettes, one of the celebrity favorite drugstore beauty products
L’Oreal Paris

L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Towelettes

We all are envious of Jennifer Aniston’s bronzy skin. However, she doesn’t get all of her color from just the sun — she loves these L’Oréal tanning towelettes that she says are great. And they couldn’t be easier to use, just evenly swipe on skin and let develop to see a sun-kissed glow (sans the sun) within 2-4 hours.

4. Susan Lucci


Susan’s favorite hair-thickening supplement

Spring Valley Biotin Hair/Skin/Nails Health Dietary Supplement Softgels, 5,000 mcg, 120 Count
Spring Valley/Walmart

Spring Valley Biotin

Susan Lucci at 77 has gorgeous, voluminous hair. Her secret? Biotin supplements. “I had been flying back and forth across the country twice a week and thought that couldn’t be good for my skin or my hair, so I started taking biotin in a small dose. I also use Kerastase products and love them,” says Lucci. “Between the Kerastase and biotin, my hair is in very good shape. I know they’ve made a difference — I see it and hairstylists will say my hair has never been in better condition.”

5. Roma Downey


Roma’s skin-smoothing moisturizer

Burt's Bees Moisturizer with SPF, one of the celebrity favorite drugstore beauty products
Burt’s Bees/Amazon

Burt’s Bees Moisturizer with SPF

For an affordable moisturizer with built-in sunscreen, look no further than this firming one by Burt’s Bees. The brand “does nice moisturizers,” says Roma Downey. “I keep a little hand cream in my bag and my go-everywhere lip balm. They do one with a little bit of sunscreen in it which I find is good because I tend to freckle.”

6. Debra Messing


Debra’s favorite stay-put concealer

Lorac PRO Soft Focus Longwear Concealer, one of the celebrity favorite drugstore beauty products

Lorac PRO Soft Focus Longwear Concealer

For those with sensitive skin, Debra Messing highly recommends this long-lasting concealer. She says, “I use Lorac concealer and it’s enough that it covers, but it’s oil-free, so if my eyes are getting sensitive and begin weeping, it won’t break down.”

Debra’s favorite skin-brightening blush

LORAC Color Source Buildable Blush, one of the celebrity favorite drugstore beauty products

LORAC Color Source Buildable Blush

Need to bring some color back to your face after applying your foundation and concealer? Pat on this buildable, gorgeous blush also by Lorac. “I love Lorac blush,” says Messing. “I look like I’ve had more sleep than I actually have when I wear that.”

7. Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Julia Louis-Dreyfus makeup
Dia Dipasupil / Staff / Getty

Julia’s favorite ointment that mends dry, cracked hands

Aquaphor Healing Ointment, one of the celebrity favorite drugstore beauty products

Aquaphor Healing Ointment

Aquaphor has many uses, from growing lashes and brows to soothing dry skin and repairing chapped lips. Julia Louis-Dreyfus swears by it, naming it as one of her favorite drugstore beauty buys. “Aquaphor that you can get at the drugstore — I use it on my dry hands at night,” she says.

Related: Aquaphor on Eyelashes Transforms Them From Thin to Lush In Seconds

Julia’s favorite confidence-boosting lipstick

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Mauve for Me

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick

In times of doubt, always turn to your favorite tried-and-true lipstick. “As you get older, makeup makes you look older,” says Louis-Dreyfus. “But lipstick — lipstick is my friend.” And this nude-pink one from Maybelline does just that.

Related: The 11 Best Lipsticks for Older Women

8. Christie Brinkley

Christie Brinkley in red suit
Dia Dipasupil / Staff / Getty

Christie’s favorite rollers for voluminous curls

Conair Classic Volumizing Hair Self Grip Rollers

Conair Volumizing Self-Grip Rollers

Velcro rollers have been in women’s beauty arsenals for decades, and Christie Brinkley is no exception. “I always keep velcro rollers around that are about 1½ inches in diameter,” she says. “They’re great if I have a quick turnaround or I only have 15 minutes to refresh. I’ll comb my hair up in the front, roll it away from my face and pop three rollers right across the top of my head. Sometimes I’ll pop two along the sides with the rollers sort of facing a little towards the back, or, I’ll roll them straight down towards my ears. That way, my hair gets a little bit of oomph so I don’t look like I have hat hair.”

Related: How to Curl Short Hair: 5 Easy Techniques That Make Strands Look Thick and Bouncy

Christie’s favorite bold, red lip color

Makeup Revolution Pout Tint in Red
Makeup Revolution/Target

Makeup Revolution Pout Tint

There’s nothing like a classic red lip to boost your confidence and stand out (in a good way!). Brinkley is often seen sporting a red lip, and says, “a vibrant, glossy red lip color can make a huge difference in your appearance. It brightens up the whole face, it’s celebratory and gives you that POW!”

Related: These Nostalgic Photos of the Original ’80s Supermodels Are Filled With Glam Fashion

9. Natalie Grant


Natalie’s favorite flaw-concealing tinted moisturizer

Neutrogena Radiant Tinted Face Moisturizer with SPF 25, one of the celebrity favorite drugstore beauty products

Neutrogena Radiant Tinted Face Moisturizer with SPF 25

If you’d like to skip the foundation but still want a little bit of coverage and color, a tinted moisturizer is your go-to. “Unless I’m on stage, I don’t like to wear a ton of makeup, says Natalie Grant. “I’m not a big foundation person and I think sometimes the older we get, the more we think we need to cover up, but I actually think it makes people look older because they’re caking it on. So I found that tinted moisturizer and powder is the best.” One of her favorites? This lightweight tinted moisturizer by Neutrogena.

10. Leah Remini


Leah’s favorite in-shower body lotion

Suave Skin Therapy Skin Conditioner In-Shower Body Lotion, one of the celebrity favorite drugstore beauty products

Suave Skin Therapy Skin Conditioner In-Shower Body Lotion

For extra-dry skin, especially in the winter, it’s wise to consider an in-shower moisturizer. Leah Remini likes this one by Suave. “You don’t want to get me in a CVS. I buy a lot there. I’m a big fan of…the Suave in-shower moisturizer,” she shares of her drugstore go-to.

11. Amy Grant


Amy’s favorite concealer that brightens

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Instant Eraser Concealer, one of the celebrity favorite drugstore beauty products

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Instant Eraser Concealer

This multi-use concealer has a cult-following, and Amy Grant is one of them. “I don’t use overall foundation, but I’ll use something to lighten up my cheeks and across my nose, where my complexion is ruddier,” says Grant. “I just draw a line between my eyebrows, down the tip of my nose and then I’ll do triangles up my cheekbones and a little bit on my chin. It gets rid of dark circles. Right now I’m using Maybelline Age Rewind, it just lightens the middle of your face.” Another famous fans of this concealer is Marie Osmond (who shares her fave eyeliner below!).

12. Reba McEntire


Reba’s favorite volumizing mascara

L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara, one of the celebrity favorite drugstore beauty products
L’Oreal Paris

L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Mascara

As we get older, we tend to lose volume not just in our hair, but also when it comes to our lashes. To combat, try Reba McEntire’s lash go-to. When we asked what her favorite drugstore product is, she said, “Oh, definitely L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara. I’ve used it since I was on Annie Get Your Gun, in 2001, because one of the actors, dancers, told me about it.” Bonus: Eva LaRue (who you’ll see below) also told us she’s an avid user of this mascara.

Related: The 9 Best Mascaras for Thin Lashes + the Application Trick That Boosts Volume

13. Marie Osmond

Marie Osmond
Marie OsmondGabe Ginsberg / Contributor / Getty

Marie’s favorite eye-defining eyeliner

Maybelline Define-a-Line Eyeliner, one of the celebrity favorite drugstore beauty products

Maybelline Define-a-Line Eyeliner

Eyeliner is the tool to have in your makeup bag if you want extra definition around the eyes. Osmond loves a good eyeliner look and told us this Maybelline liner is her favorite. Best of all, it has a smudger on the opposite end that makes it a cinch to blend out any harsh lines.

14. Valerie Bertinelli

Valerie Bertinelli
Valerie BertinelliDia Dipasupil / Staff / Getty

Valerie’s favorite non-greasy body oil

Neutrogena Body Oil, one of the celebrity favorite drugstore beauty products

Neutrogena Body Oil

Vallerie Bertinelli turns to this body oil by Neutrogena to keep her skin nourished and moisturized. “My absolute most favorite thing from a drugstore is the Neutrogena Body Oil,” she says. “I put that on after a shower every single day.” She also says that she loves “the way it smells, the sesame. That is my go-to for moisturizing my skin.”

Related: Why Women Over 50 Are Choosing ‘Dry Oils’ to Hydrate and Beautify Their Skin

Valerie’s favorite subtle lip tint

Winky Lux pH Flower Balm, one of the celebrity favorite drugstore beauty products
Winky Lux/Amazon

Winky Lux pH Flower Balm

Bertinelli says she loves a natural, sheer makeup look. “I do like this brand called Winky Lux. It’s a very sheer makeup that, if I do wear makeup on my own if I’m not working, I like that because it just feels more sheer,” she says.

15. Sela Ward


Sela’s favorite rich moisturizer

Weleda Skin Food, one of the celebrity favorite drugstore beauty products

Weleda Skin Food Original Ultra-Rich Cream

This moisturizer from Weleda packs a powerful punch with plant extracts, including calendula, pansy, rosemary and chamomile. Sela Ward gushes about this moisturizer to us saying, “A makeup artist on set turned me on to Weleda Skin Food, which is magic…it really nourishes skin like crazy — much better than any fancy, expensive creams.”

16. Hoda Kotb

Hoda Kotb
Jamie McCarthy / Staff / Getty

Hoda’s favorite hydrating facial oil

SheaMoisture 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Overnight Face Oil, one of the celebrity favorite drugstore beauty products

SheaMoisture 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Overnight Face Oil

Coconut oil is known to work wonders for many beauty concerns, such as dry hair, moisturizing dry skin and even used on the face for extra hydration. And Hoda Kotb claims this coconut oil treatment as one of her favorite drugstore beauty finds. She told us, “they [SheaMoisture] do a coconut oil with an eye dropper and it’s for your face. I love coconut oil in all forms. I like it on everything. It’s a dropper and you put it in your hands and smush it all over your face, and I love that.”

17. Holly Robinson Peete


Holly’s favorite de-puffing eye patches

Petitfee Gold & Snail Hydrogel Eye Patches, one of the celebrity favorite drugstore beauty products

Petitfee Gold & Snail Hydrogel Eye Patches

It can be so frustrating waking up with puffy, swollen undereye bags. Thankfully nowaways, there are tons of undereye patches you can relax with to bring down the puffiness. Holly Robinson Peete’s favorite patches are these ones by Petitfee. “I stay over in the section that has the undereye pads,” she says. “I’m obsessed with those. This sounds really creepy, but there’s one I love [Petitfee’s] that’s made from snail excrement. Apparently snail excrement has these magical powers.” That’s because it’s packed with anti-inflammatory properties that ease puffiness.

18. Eva LaRue

Eva LaRue at Golden Globes
Gilbert Flores/Golden Globes 2024 / Getty

Eva’s favorite light sunscreen

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Clear Skin Dry Touch Sunscreen SPF 60, , one of the celebrity favorite drugstore beauty products
La Roche-Posay/Amazon

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Clear Skin Dry Touch Sunscreen SPF 60

Sun protection is extremely important , especially year round. And for those with oily skin, a great matte sunscreen that is oil-free is this one by La Roche-Posay. It has a high SPF of 60, which is especially great for mature skin. Eva LaRue is a fan, telling us, “I get my favorite sunscreen from Walgreens which is by La Roche-Posay…it’s super, super light and it’s matte, instead of being greasy or white.”

Related: Eva LaRue Talks New ‘General Hospital’ Character, ‘All My Children’ Reboot & More!

19. Melora Hardin

Melora HardinGetty

Melora’s favorite lavender-infused Epsom salt soak

Dr Teal's Pure Epsom Salt Soothe & Sleep with Lavender, one of the celebrity favorite drugstore beauty products
Dr. Teal’s/Walmart

Dr Teal’s Pure Epsom Salt Soothe & Sleep with Lavender

Sometimes after a long, stressful day, all you need is a relaxing bath soak. Dr. Teal’s is known for his epsom salt soaks, and Melora Hardin loves using them to unwind, too. “I’ll treat myself to a relaxing soak with Dr. Teals Soothe & Sleep with Lavender Epsom Salts,” she says. “The fresh, soothing aroma and warm water melts away stress!”

Related: The Bath Add-In That Makes Any Soak Instantly More Soothing — 4 Easy DIY Recipes

20. Lisa Rinna


Lisa’s favorite soothing face mask

Aveeno Detoxifying Oat Face Mask, , one of the celebrity favorite drugstore beauty products

Aveeno Detoxifying Oat Face Mask

Give your skin a little TLC with an at-home facial! There are plenty of options to choose from at the drugstore when it comes to face masks, but Lisa Rinna told us she’s personally a fan of Aveeno face masks. They’re made with natural plant extracts that hydrate and nourish skin for a refreshed complexion in 10 minutes. Bonus: Rinna, who is famous for her plump lips, has her own affordable makeup brand, Rinna Beauty.

Related: These At-Home Facial Steps Will Leave You With Youthful, Glowing Skin — For Pennies!

21. Marlee Matlin


Marlee’s favorite gentle face cleanser

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, , one of the celebrity favorite drugstore beauty products

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser

This Cetaphil cleanser is recommended by dermatologists all over, and that’s partly due to how gentle it is on all skin types, including sensitive skin. Marlee Matlin is a fan as she told us, “I use Cetaphil. I wash [my] face every night, can’t go to bed without washing. Even if I fall asleep before washing, I will wake up and wash. Always done that, always will.”

22. Trisha Yearwood


Trisha’s favorite facial wipes

Dickinson's Witch Hazel Pads, one of the celebrity favorite drugstore beauty products

Dickinson’s Witch Hazel Daily Refreshingly Clean Cleansing Cloths

Witch hazel is beloved by many for its clearing and refreshing properties. And Trisha Yearwood tells us, “when my face is clean, then the next step, instead of using some kind of astringent or something, I just use one of those witch hazel pads across my face and it’s cool and clean and I’ve been using them for 30 years. I can’t live without them.” 

23. Angie Harmon


Angie’s favorite floral scented body wash

Dove Renewing Body Wash Peony and Rose Oil, one of the celebrity favorite drugstore beauty products

Dove Renewing Body Wash Peony and Rose Oil

Everyone loves to smell amazing when they hop out of the shower, and this Dove body wash will leave the smell lingering for hours. Angie Harmon says she’s been purchasing this drugstore buy for years. “No matter what season it is, [my favorite drugstore beauty product] is my Dove Peony and Rose Oil Shower Gel. I’m sort of obsessed with that. It’s my favorite.”

24. Sherri Shepherd

Sherri Shepherd
Dia Dipasupil / Staff / Getty

Sherri’s favorite eye-opening eyeliner

wet n wild kohl eyeliner, one of the celebrity favorite drugstore beauty products
Wet n Wild/Target

Wet n Wild Icon Kohl Eyeliner

This eyeliner costs less than a dollar, so it’s so easy to keep multiples on hand. Buy one for the car, your purse, the bathroom, etc. and you’re sure to always have a pencil on hand! Sherri Shepherd told us her favorite drugstore product is “eyeliner – a black eyeliner. I’ve been a fan of Wet n Wild since I was 16. So a kohl eyeliner, some mascara … do wonders for your eyes. It’ll perk up those eyes.”

Related: Celebrity Makeup Artist: Winged Eyeliner Takes Years off Your Look in Seconds

25. Kathy Ireland


Kathy’s favorite smudge-proof mascara

Covergirl Waterproof Mascara, one of the celebrity favorite drugstore beauty products
Covergirl Waterproof Mascara

COVERGIRL LashBlast Waterproof Volume Mascara

When the warmer days are here, waterproof mascara should always be near! Whether you’re swimming or just simply breaking a sweat from the heat, waterproof mascara will keep it from smudging or running. Plus, it is said to hold the curl of your lashes better. Ireland uses this one by Covergirl, telling us, “I’ve always used the Covergirl waterproof mascara because it stays on when I’m scuba diving. That is a great one.”

Related: Supermodel-Turned-Mogul Kathy Ireland Shares Her Secrets to Looking & Feeling Radiant at 60!

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