15 secrets to red carpet radiance for less!
Most celebs go through hours of hair and make-up every day that wreaks havoc on their natural beauty. In a world of easy endorsements and quick-fix enhancements you’d expect these busy beauties to be reaching for premium solutions.
But many A-listers prefer simple, affordable products when they need a little pick-me-up.
Here's the budget beauty buys from celebrity women who have tried and tested them all:
Gwyneth Paltrow: Bath salts
The actress and Goop founder uses Epsom Bath Salts (£2.45/kg) to flush out toxins and ease aching muscles.
Jennifer Lawrence’s trainer, Dalton Wong, says they’re great for reducing a bloated belly. Queen of the tight dress, Victoria Beckham, is also a fan.
Halle Berry: Ground coffee
Few women have ever looked THAT good in a bikini and now we know why (aside from hours in the gym).
Bond girl Halle Berry adds ground coffee to her body wash to exfoliate and smooth the skin. Caffeine is known to increase blood flow and reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Kate Middleton: The humble bee
The Duchess of Cambridge reportedly underwent a bee-venom facial from therapist Deborah Mitchell before her wedding.
The Bee Venom Mask (£7.50 a shot) claims to provide immediate lifting, tightening and firming, whilst getting to work on frown lines and wrinkles.
Cheryl Cole: Dry skin moisturiser
Cheryl may be the face of L’Oreal but her go-to cream for dry skin is the popular E45 Moisturising Body Lotion (£4.90) that’s clinically proven to reduce roughness and flaking.
The Geordie beauty said: "You don’t have to use mega-expensive products – you just need to find the right products for your skin."
Kylie Minogue: Cream cleanser
Mums can be a great source of humble beauty secrets and Kylie’s mum Carol swears by Ponds Cold Cream Cleanser (£2.19).
The 48-year-old pop princess revealed: "It’s really changed my skin. It’s an old classic, it’s made such a difference."
Kate Moss: Mascara
The rebel supermodel may be the face of Rimmel but she claims to love cult-classic Maybelline Great Lash Mascara (£4.99) in the "blackest black" version.
Fearne Cotton: Baby wipes
The Radio 1 DJ is a huge fan of Johnson’s Baby Wipes (£7/box of 12 packs).
She said: "I carry them with me everywhere. They take your make-up off and moisturise simultaneously."
Beyonce: Dry skin cream
Loads of celebs rave about Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm (£9) that’s clinically proven to support the skin's regeneration process.
Beyonce is known to smother her face with the wonder cream before going to bed. Nicole Kidman and Charlize Theron are also fans.
Tyra Banks: Petrolueum jelly
Hollywood A-listers including Jennifer Lopez and Jennifer Anniston use the petroleum jelly as an under-eye wrinkle treatment and moisturiser.
But no celebs have matched Tyra’s enthusiasm for Vaseline (£2.09). The former model gave free pots to the entire audience on her talk show.
Emma Stone: Olive oil
The fair skinned beauty says she’s allergic "to everything" so turns to olive oil for an all-body moisturiser.
She joked: "I just put it on my face and I smell like focaccia. And it’s really sexy."
Kimberley Walsh: Fighting blemishes
Mum-to-be Kimberely Walsh is set to battle any pregnancy acne with Sudocrem (£3.20).
She confessed: "Cheryl and I put it on our spots before we go to bed. We’ve shared that beauty tip with the rest of the girls," referring to former Girls Aloud bandmates.
Holly Willoughby: Shower oil
This Morning presenter Holly is keen on products that fit with her busy schedule. She particularly loves The Sanctuary 2-day Moisture Shower Oil (£7).
She said: "It’s really good because when I get out of the shower I don’t have to moisturise, so that really works."
Joanna Lumley: Firming cream
The Ab Fab beauty looks amazing at 70 thanks to purse-friendly Astral All Over Moisturiser (£7.99).
She admited: "I’m thrilled to try all sorts of face firmers and wrinkle-reduction creams, but the one I always come back to is plain, simple Astral cream. I’ve used it for over 35 years and it just works for me."
Kim Kardashian: Sugar
Queen of the naked selfie adds sugar to her favourite body wash for that all-over glow. Just add two tablespoons to some olive oil for a home-made scrub twice a week. Brown sugar is better for sensitive skin.
Tess Daly: Bio-oil
Strictly presenter Tess Daly is one of many celebs who can’t live without Bio-oil (£6.29).
She said: "It’s one of my beauty staples and contains the healing oils of rosemary and camomile to tackle dry skin. It goes a long way and you can even add a few drops to your bath."
Caroline Flack: Wrinkle cream
Love Island presenter Caroline Flack is used to burning the candle at both ends. She applies Manuka Doctor Targeted Wrinkle Filler (£11.45) around her eyes and wrinkle prone areas for a smoother look.
She said: "It’s a great pick me up for when they are tired after long rehearsal days and late nights."
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