These budget-friendly beauty products are so good, even celebs can’t do without them!

We love a good drugstore beauty find – not only because it means the product is readily available, but also because it’s generally much friendlier on our purse. And since celebs have all this money and get sent a ton of free stuff, if there’s a product they’re willing to go out and buy themselves, and then tell us all about (for no money!), you know it’s got to be good. These budget-friendly beauty products are celeb endorsed, and available right here in South Africa…

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Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser

This face wash is a popular choice for its super gentle formula, making it great for all skin types. It’s incredibly moisturising and is a thorough cleanser, totally removing make-up and dirt and cleaning those pores. It’s no wonder it’s a favourite of celebs Zoe Saldana and Olivia Wilde.

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Essie Nail Polish in Sand Tropez 

If you love a nude nail polish, this Kim Kardashian approved shade from Essie could be your new go-to shade. And, let’s be honest, Kim’s no fool when it comes to beauty products, so if it gets her stamp of approval (for no fee!), it’s got to be a goodie.

L’Oreal Paris Elvive Fibrology Thickening Shampoo

Blake Lively has many enviable attributes, but her hair has to be right up there at the top of that list. Her long, luscious, thick locks are pretty much perfection, and while we’re pretty sure most of that is down to genetics, she does also swear by this L’Oreal shampoo. It gives volume, thickens and nourishes hair, so be sure to add this one to your list!

The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Stain in Red Pomegranate

We’re massive fans of a two-in-one product, and a lip and cheek stain is right up there with one of the best ones. Emma Watson is clearly also a fan, telling IntoTheGloss, “On a daily basis, I’ll always use the Red Pomegranate Cheek and Lip Stain from The Body Shop”, noting that the company also does great work for the environment. Winning all round then!

Rimmel London Brow This Way Brow Styling Gel

If you think of a celeb who is known for her eyebrows, Cara Delevingne has to be the one, so when she says there’s a brow product she swears by, we all need to go out and get it, ASAP. This Rimmel brow gel not only helps you style your brows, but with the added argan oil, it also conditions them, and since there are various colours available, there’s one to suit everyone.


The number of celebs who rate this product make it one highly recommended beauty product – and a wonderfully affordable one at that. Supermodel Karlie Kloss rates Vaseline as a great product for travelers, as those small tubs are great for carrying in your bag, and work on everything from your lips and hands to cracked heels.