Let’s face it, most of us can’t afford $1000 face masks or the fancy vampire blood facials Kim Kardashian gets. Still, we won’t stop trying to get skin like Beyoncé‘s, hair like Rihanna‘s and lashes like Freida Pinto‘s, despite the fact that our bank accounts probably look nothing like Nicole Kidman‘s. Lucky for us, stars don’t always turn to luxury brands like La Mer for their faces.
Click through the gallery for the low-down on all the drugstore finds that keep celebs (and hopefully future you) looking like a million dollars. You won’t regret it.
Celebs swear by these drugstore beauty products, now you can get ’em
nicole kidmanNicole tells Allure: "Neutrogena's Rapid Wrinkle Repair Cream won't cause you to break out or cause you to get a rash. A lot of times, [wrinkle creams] can be too strong for my skin. It's a really great cream, and I give it to my friends of many different ages. And they're coming to me now saying, 'I need more.' It really does seem to make your skin supple and smooth. I'm getting on a plane tomorrow, and that's what I'll be using. I use it at night. You can use it for a week, and you can see something."
Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Cream, $25 at Walmart.
(Editor's note: Nicole is Neutrogena's Global Brand Ambassador) Getty Images
kim kardashianKim's longtime makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic swears by L'Oreal's Voluminous Mascara and often uses the best-selling mascara on his famous client.
L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara, $7 at Walmart. Getty Images
laverne coxThe gorgeous Laverne did her own makeup to the premiere of Ricki and the Flash in New York and she did it with this 13 colour nude palette that costs under $15. We can't guarantee you'll end up looking like her though.
Maybelline The Nudes Palette, $14 at Walmart. Getty Images
zendayaIf there's one thing Zendaya always gets right on the red carpet (okay, she usually gets everything right), it's her skin. It took her a while to master this glowing skin secret, but as soon as she shared it with us on her app, we ran to the drugstore. The trick? Combining Covergirl's Katy Kat Highlighter with their Queen Collection CC cream. "I’ve gone through a lot of trial and error to get to this point," she writes.
Covergirl Katy Kat Pearl Eyeshadow and Highlighter, $7 at Amazon; Covergirl Queen Collection CC cream, $8 at Walmart.
(Editor's note: Zendaya is one of the faces of Covergirl) Getty Images
beyoncéThe Queen of Everything on the Planet tells Elle she goes to bed with Aquaphor smeared all over her face. "I go to bed looking totally greasy," she says. What was that sound? Us dropping everything to buy seven containers of Aquaphor. Word on the street is that the aforementioned Zendaya's a fan too.
Aquaphor, $4 at London Drugs. Getty Images
solangeThere is another Knowles whose beauty secrets are just as covetable. “Vaseline! I put it everywhere. On the eyelids, on the lips, as a moisturizer, knees and elbows. I put it everywhere,” Solange tells Stylecaster. Good thing we already have some at home.
Vaseline, $4 at Amazon. Getty Images
chrissy teigenChrissy's makeup artist Mary Phillips went off-label and used the contour stick on Chrissy's lids as an eyeshadow base. "It’s funny because I’m not even the biggest fan of bases and primers, but when I started messing around with the Physician's Formula Contour Stick, the night before, I was really intrigued A) by the color selection, and B) by the texture. It was flat but not matte,and silky but not transparent," Phillips tells Allure. With clients like J.Lo, Gwen Stefani and Bella Hadid under her belt, we are sold.
Physicians Formula Super BB InstaReady Contour Trio BB Stick, $14 at Well.caGetty Images
selena gomezIf there's one thing we envy, it's Selena's glossy, thick hair. How does she keep it all in place? "My entire tour is stocked with Pantene Pro-V Airspray Hair Spray. It's so light, and I can run my fingers through my hair, which when I'm on stage and running around, that's kind of a big thing for me. I've never been the person who wants her hair perfectly sculpted all the time. I love to be able to move it around," she shares with Allure.
Pantene Pro-V Airspray Flexible Hold Hair Spray, $5 at Walmart.
(Editor's note: Selena is Pantene's Global Brand Ambassador) Getty Images
halle berryThe ageless Halle Berry always looks like an angel that has descended from the skies. We like to pretend it's her foundation, and not genetics. "This foundation goes on creamy and leaves your skin kind of dewy. I think that's especially important for women my age," she tells InStyle about Revlon's Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup.
Revlon's Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup, $11 at Walmart.
(Editor's note: Halle is a Revlon Global Brand Ambassador) Getty Images
olivia munnOne of Olivia's top five beauty products? CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain in Plum Pout, a lightweight, non-transfer lipstain in a berry mauve colour.
Covergirl Outlast Lipstain in Plum Pout, $8 at Walmart. Getty Images
rihannaWhile we know Rih is getting most of her glow from Fenty Beauty these days, her hairstylist Yusef Williams uses ORS Oil Moisturizing Hair Lotion to keep her hairline looking immaculate.
ORS Oil Moisturizing Hair Lotion, $4 at Clore. Getty Images
freida pintoFreida's enviable lashes come courtesy of L'Oréal Paris Voluminous Million Lashes Excess Mascara. "I feel like there’s nothing like having big, bright, morning eyes," she tells The Coveteur.
L'Oréal Paris Voluminous Million Lashes Excess Mascara, $11 at Walmart.
(Editor's note: Freida was a L'Oreal Paris Global Brand Ambassador) Getty Images
emma stoneAmerica's sweetheart says this cult beauty classic is a drugstore staple. We agree.
Burt's Bee's Lip Balm, $5 at Burt's Bees. Getty Images
julianne mooreJulianne keeps her gorgeous skin in tip top shape with a little help from some SPF. "Sun protection is key for me. I use this day cream because it has SPF but doesn't feel sticky or heavy," she tells InStyle.
L'Oréal Paris Age Perfect® Cell Renewal Day Cream Moisturizer, $27 at Walmart.
(Editor's note: Julianne is a L'Oreal Paris Global Brand Ambassador) Getty Images
gina rodriguezThis gentle, dermatologist approved cleanser is HG status for many, including the fresh-faced Gina. "soap! Cetaphil. Tea tree shampoo. Water. Boom," she declares in a tweet.
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, $10 at Walmart. Getty Images