Have you ever wished you could peek inside your favorite actress‘s makeup bag? Odds are, your answer is yes. With their seemingly flawless complexions and perfectly applied makeup, it’s only natural to want to steal their beauty secrets. Fortunately, we’ve done some digging to find out which products the most elite actresses can’t live without. From drugstore foundations to Sephora eye shadow sticks, you’d be surprised at how affordable and accessible many of these A-list staples are. Read on to see which products to add your collection to achieve the everyday beauty looks of Hollywood’s finest.
1. Clé De Peau Beauté Concealer
Even top celebrities need the help of concealer to mask dark under-eye circles, zits, scars, and discoloration. On top of winning major beauty awards, the Clé De Peau Beauté Concealer has been commended by a number of actresses. Stylist reports Rooney Mara, January Jones, Zooey Deschanel, and Jenna Dewan Tatum are just a few of the actresses who swear by its ability to give perfect, natural-looking coverage.
2. Joanna Vargas Daily Serum
Joanna Vargas is a top facialist to the stars, so it’s no wonder actresses adore her Daily Serum. This wonder product contains plant polysaccharides like chlorophyll and galactoarabinan, as well as oat-grass juice (and we all know how much Hollywood loves its green juice). “I use only Joanna Vargas products on my face. The rejuvenating serum satisfies my skin, and every time I put it on, my husband tells me how good I smell,” Maggie Gyllenhaal told Town & Country.
3. Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Color
No one does iconic glamour quite like Sarah Jessica Parker, so of course we were interested in knowing her favorite beauty products. Interestingly enough, she told Marie Claire it’s not a specific lipstick, but rather Laura Mercier Eye Color. According to Marie Claire, the Rose Gold shade, in particular, adds a gorgeous shimmer to your eyelids and doubles as a highlighter to make the area pop. SJP loves that it “doesn’t move” the way most cream eye shadows tend to slide or crease.
4. L’Oreal True Match Foundation
We love hearing celebs enjoy drugstore purchases just as much as we do. Actress Kat Dennings told Glamour that she has no problem wearing a lower-end foundation. “If I’m going to use something every day like foundation, why spend $40 if you can get a good one for, like, $12? L’Oreal True Match is my go-to,” Dennings said.
5. La Mer Crème de la Mer
La Mer’s Crème de la Mer is known as the holy grail of beauty products for actresses. It’s going to cost you a pretty penny, but the hydrating, restorative, and anti-aging properties make it totally worth the price. In a Vogue interview, Amy Adams said, “I’ve tried other things, but I just keeping coming back to it because it seems to repair the dryness in my skin.”
Charlize Theron also revealed, “If it’s winter, or I’m visiting a place that has a dry climate, this is all I use. It’s the only thing that keeps my skin moisturized.” If it keeps Theron glowing, then you know it’s the real deal.
6. Mario Badescu Buttermilk Moisturizer
Before facials became mainstream beauty practices available at every spa and salon, Mario Badescu was the best and most exclusive facialist in New York City. Actresses just couldn’t get enough of his treatments and products. Today, Badescu’s old-school Buttermilk Moisturizer is still beloved by the likes of Martha Stewart, Naomi Campbell, and Heidi Klum.
7. Kate Somerville Face Wash
It may seem like actresses spend their lives at the spa or with an on-call esthetician, but that isn’t the case. Celebs have to keep their skin clean by washing their face every day just like the rest of us. Kate Somerville’s face wash, which is effective at removing all dirt, oil, and product buildup, is gentle enough to never cause redness. Olivia Wilde loves it, explaining “I try to use simple products that aren’t toxic.”
8. Alba Botanica Hawaiian Body Oil
Is any actress more stunning than Lupita Nyong’o? We think not. As it turns out, the secret behind her impossibly smooth skin is Alba’s Organic Body Oil. This inexpensive product is high in essential fatty acids, which work to nourish, hydrate, and protect your skin from moisture loss. The coconut, sunflower oils, and sweet almond ingredients will leave your skin in a state of silky perfection.
9. Honest Beauty Creme Blush
It’s no shock that Jessica Alba’s favorite beauty products, highlighted by People, come from The Honest Company. After all, she founded it and creates them all to her liking. Still, she’s not the only one who loves the Honest Beauty Cream Blush. This organic product is ideal for those with sensitive skin, as it’s free of all harsh chemicals and unnecessary fragrances. Simply blend a small amount of the blush onto your cheeks using your fingertips for a sweet and natural-looking flush.
10. Aquaphor Healing Skin Ointment
You don’t have to spend a ton of money to get an A-list complexion. Nicole Kidman told Allure that Aquaphor’s Healing Skin Ointment is a product she always keeps in her medicine cabinet. “It costs nothing and it’s amazing for dry skin, which I have,” Kidman said. “I put it on my face and it’s very, very good.” This multi-functional product is available at your nearest drugstore and won’t cost you more than $10.