We reveal how the stars keep their skin, make-up and body looking flawless from just £2.99!
All your Christmasses have come at once, ladies. No, it’s not a puppy, 5* Maldives holiday or Ryan Gosling (although any of the above would be welcome at any time of the year!), but what we have got is the best-kept celebrity beauty secrets all wrapped up for you. You. Are. Welcome.
They may have make-up artists on speed dial and an army of hairstylists tweaking their every wisp but sometimes they’re just like us, and can’t resist a good old girly gossip about their favourite skin, hair and make-up products.
You might be forgiven for thinking that these A-listers would blow triple-figure sums on looking good – and they probably do – but we’ve picked their beauty brains for the affordable treats that keep them in cover girl shape, which is great news for your purse strings.
We’ve asked some of the world’s most beautiful women for their go-to beauty buys, from Abbey Clancy’s high street hero for supermodel skin to Cheryl’s favourite mascara (if her Bambi-like lashes are anything to go by, it’s a serious keeper!).
So sit back, relax, get your debit card at the ready as we reveal the celebrity beauty secrets you’ve been dying to find out.
Cate Blanchett’s make-up artist Mary Greenwell often uses Christian Dior SkinFlash Radiance Booster Pen in 002, £27, under Cate’s eyes to give skin an instant wake-up call. Say goodbye to dark circles for good.
Cheryl revealed the secret behind her flawless make-up is lots of mascara: “I apply multiple layers for the full effect. I don’t go as crazy as I used to, but I do like the false eyelash look so I’ve been using L’Oréal False Lash Telescopic Mascara, £10.99. It’s got four different sides to the wand, so you don’t use as much.”
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Need a high street hero to moisturise while you sleep? Abbey Clancy says, “I covered my face in Bio-oil last night and my face feels amazing this morning.”
Bio-oil, £8.95, Boots boots.com
Katie Holmes relies on Alterna’s Caviar CC Cream, £24.95, to refresh her style instantly. It’s a real hero and is perfect for taming flyaways whilst strengthening hair and making locks super glossy.
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Denise Van Outen has been spotted wearing Orly Teal Unreal Polish, £10.25. She tweeted a pic of her polished blue nails saying, “Love a bright colour in this autumnal weather.”
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Kim Kardashian-West keeps her raven locks glowing with Hollywood’s favourite hair brand, Unite.
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Returning X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger has been known to pad out her beautiful locks with Beauty Works Clip In Extensions.
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Beauty queen Joanna Lumley always looks fabulous, and it’s great to hear her beauty secret is super affordable, too! “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.”
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For the gorgeous and glowing Patsy Kensit, there’s one beauty staple she swears by. “Your body, and your skin, repairs itself while you sleep, so it’s very important to invest in a good night cream,” she told us. “The night cream from my Precisely Perfect range is full of active ingredients that boost the skin’s cell renewal process while you rest, meaning you wake up with glowing, dewy skin.”
Kate Hudson’s secret to glowing skin is an intensive daily scrub! “I use Goldfaden MD’s Doctor’s Scrub, which takes off a the top dirty layer of skin and leaves it smooth before you put any make up on, which I like.”
Christine’s a massive fan of Soft & Gentle, for a fruity fragrance, as well as feeling fresh! She said, “Soft & Gentle is still the only brand I use. I love their fruity fragrance! The fact that it has 48 hours protection I great for me, as I sweat a lot at the gym!”
Mel B’s make-up artist Adam Burrell, uses Barry M’s Ultra Moisturising Lip Paint in Black Cherry, £4.49, on the X-Factor judge that looks super sexy and is under a fiver! We love.
Elle MacPherson: “I’m constantly on the go so I always carry a compact mirror in my handbag as it’s really handy for doing those little touch ups! The best thing about it is the LED light up mirror so you can see much more clearly – perfect for day and night.”
Victoria Beckham is a big fan of the cult classic Elizabeth Arden 8-Hour Cream Skin Protectant, £26. It’s a skincare must-have in every beauty cupboard.
Strictly presenter Tess Daley revealed she can’t live without Bio-Oil, £8.95: “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.”
Kim Kardashian recently revealed the secret behind her red-carpet, glossy locks is down to Hairfinity. Its’ protein rich formula is proven to prevent hair loss and give stronger, thicker and healthier hair from within.
“I put Manuka Doctor Targeted Wrinkle Filler, £14.99, around my eyes – it’s a great pick me up for when they are tired after long rehearsal days and late nights. Smooth onto wrinkle prone areas for an instantly smooth and firmer look,” says Caroline Flack.
Daisy Lowe is a big fan of Rodial’s Hyaluronic Cheek Sculpt, £24. It helps give a gorgeous natural glow, while Hyaluronic Acid plumps cheeks to give an easy sculpted look.
Anna Friel loves Rosehip Oil Antidoxiant: “I was given it by a make-up artist who said you’ve got to have this, it’s like a must have product for my beauty bag now.”
Alsion Hammond’s make up artist Mikey Phillips uses Collection Glam Crystals Dazzling Gel Eye Liner, £2.99, for a stand-out party look on the Strictly star.
Gywneth Paltrow is a huge fan of organic hair brand Rahua’s shampoo and conditioner. Containing natural rainforest ingredient Rahua Elixir, it instantly repairs damaged hair, maintains a healthy scalp and encourages growth to give a silky and smooth shine.