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22 celeb-approved beauty buys we’re adding to cart

Surprisingly, a lot of these are bargain buys…

Written by Jenny Brownlees
Published 13.11.2021

Ever wondered which beauty products celebs like Kate Middleton, Jennifer Aniston and Rihanna keep in their bathroom cabinet? Us too.

That’s why we thought we’d do the digging for you and share which must-have beauty buys have the celebrity seal of approval.

Now, of course, we know that the following ladies regularly indulge in the best spa treatments money can buy. So, while we’re in no way saying these products alone are to thank for celebrities’ perfectly prim features, seeing the products top models, actresses and influencers use at home when they have access to a wealth of brands almost makes the endorsement more impressive.

Get ready to hear about the holy grails of beauty buys that keep stars’ complexions glowing…

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley


The much-loved model took to her blog to share her lip care routine. And, frankly, who doesn’t want a pout that resembles Miss RHW?

She raved about Naturopathica’s Sweet Cherry Conditioning Lip Butter and Polishing Lip Scrub – a dynamic duo that utilises exfoliating cherry seed powder and antioxidant sweet cherry puree to smooth and nourish. The key to a great lipstick look is a soft, hydrated base, so make Rosie’s faves part of your new pre-lippy routine.

Naturopathica – Sweet Cherry Polishing Lip Scrub – £18.00

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Naturopathica – Sweet Cherry Conditioning Lip Butter – £18.00

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Victoria Beckham


In an episode of the podcast Breaking Beauty, beloved former Spice Girl and British fashion designer Victoria Beckham told the hosts she uses Face Halo’s Microfibre Pads to remove her makeup every night.

We can attest to the power of these clever pads – they remove every scrap of even the most long-wearing makeup. The reusable pads, which cost £18 for a pack of three, are not only eco-friendly, but Victoria revealed they’re also used by son Brooklyn’s 26-year-old fiancée, Nicola Peltz. Two celebrity endorsements in one!

Face Halo – The Modern Makeup Remover Original 3-Pack – £18.00

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A recurring theme reported in the press is that whenever a fellow celebrity meets Rihanna, they always report that she smells incredible.

For a long time no one knew her favourite scent. Until now. Ri Ri’s fave? By Killian’s Love, Don’t Be Shy – a beautiful blend of neroli, orange blossom and marshmallow notes.

Founder Kilian Hennessy comments: ‘Over the last few years, there’s a singer who the press recognised was wearing that scent, and hardly a month goes by without a story commenting about it. The two times that I met her, she was wearing it.’ Thanks to Rihanna’s seal of approval, the perfume continues to be a recurring sell out– nab it while it’s in stock.

Kilian Paris – Love, Don’t Be Shy 50ml – £185.00

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Kim Kardashian


Kim declared her love for RoC Skincare Line Smoothing Eye Cream and thousands of fans around the world sat up and listened.

The product is the number one retinol cream in America, thanks to its line-smoothing properties. It’s been proven to visibly brighten and depuff eyes in four weeks and reduce the appearance of fine lines by 50% in 12 weeks. If it’s good enough for a Kardashian, it’s good enough for us.

RoC – Retinol Correxion Line Smoothing Eye Cream 15ml – £18.70

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Gigi Hadid


 Gigi Hadid may get treated to facials from the world’s top beauticians, but at home she revealed she’s a fan of Bad Habit’s Daily Dose Multivitamin Moisturiser.

Sharing a glimpse of her bathroom shelf to her 65.3 million followers, she explained she looks to the bargain moisturiser to hydrate and brighten her skin. Daily Dose boasts an oil-free gel formula, is ultra-lightweight and packed with Vitamins B5, C and E – delivering powerful antioxidant benefits, while also softening and smoothing the skin.

Red rice extract, known for its anti-pollution and anti-blue light benefits, works as an invisible shield against daily stressors. We love that this affordable buy is supermodel-approved.

Bad Habit – Daily Dose Multivitamin Moisturiser – £20.00

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Poppy Delevinge


Poppy thanks CeraVe’s SA Cleanser (which has also gone viral on TikTok, doncha know), for helping keep her skin clear from blemishes.

She explains: ‘My dear friend and makeup artist Florrie White introduced me to CeraVe’s SA Cleanser last year on a shoot and I’ve never looked back. It works wonders if you suffer from Maskne like I do!’

CeraVe – SA Smoothing Cleanser with Salicylic Acid 236ml – £9.00

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Emma Watson


The actress and activist told Into The Gloss that she uses The Body Shop’s Lip & Cheek Stain every single day and, we must say, we’re also huge fans of the glow-giving berry stain here at HLN.

Emma explained: ‘It’s something I always wear because it doesn’t really look like makeup. It makes me look healthy and less exhausted.’ Not only is this celeb-loved buy affordable, it’s ultra-hydrating thanks to moisturising aloe and, better yet, there are nine shades to choose from.

The Body Shop – Lip & Cheek Stain – £8.00

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Reese Witherspoon


Reese is such a fan of eco-friendly brand Biossance, she even became an ambassador for the brand.

Her favourite product? The Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil, perfect for brightening and firming the complexion. The oil is full of powerful antioxidants, helping to revive dull skin, whilst evening texture and tone. If it helps us mimic Reese’s healthy glow you can consider us sold.

Biossance – Squalane and Vitamin C Rose Oil, 30ml – £55.00

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Anya Taylor-Joy


When getting Anya red carpet ready for the Golden Globes, makeup artist Georgie Eisdell turned toDiorshow’s Iconic Overcurl #090 Mascara in Black to make the actresses’ eyes pop.

Coating the lashes in layers of the volumising mascara, Anya could rest assured that the look would last all night, thanks to the 24-hour no-smudge promise. Not only does this mascara last without flaking, it’s enriched with cotton nectar to add strength and shine to the lashes with every use.

Dior – Diorshow Iconic Overcurl – £29.00

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Irina Shayk


Top model Irina has said she has relied on Augustinus Bader’s The Serum and, recently, the new Eye Cream to help keep her complexion photoshoot ready.

A mainstay in her beauty routine, the brand is undoubtably an investment buy, but oh-so worth it. The range was developed by Professor Augustinus Bader, a world-leading expert in stem cell research, who has spent 30 years unlocking the body’s innate processes to self-heal.

Adding a whole host of insider-secret ingredients into their eponymous skincare line, both creams include potent TFC8, comprised of natural amino acids and high-grade vitamins. Both are naturally found in skin, helping it to repair and renew itself.

Augustinus Bader – The Serum – £260.00

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Augustinus Bader – The Eye Cream – £150.00

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Kate Middleton

Trilogy’s Certified Organic Rosehip is loved by Kate Middleton (and Cara Delevingne) and, trying it for the first time, it’s easy to see why.

Rosehip oil’s natural actives make it highly effective at helping to heal scars and stretch marks, as well as combatting fine lines and wrinkles. Not all Rosehip oils are made equal, however, and Trilogy’s ensures a minimum of 80% essential fatty acids are used in their oil – which are the key to harnessing the ingredient’s skin-soothing properties.

Trilogy – Certified Organic Rosehip – £34.50

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Jennifer Aniston


French pharmacy brand NUXE’s Huile Prodigieuse Dry Oil is loved by A-listers Jennifer Aniston and Eva Mendes.

A brilliantly versatile product, this sumptuous oil nourishes, repairs and softens both your skin and hair, and has even had a formulation upgrade to deliver even more benefits.

You can thank Vitamin E and six plant oils for the super-hydrating properties, which also help to combat daily pollutants that can lead to signs of ageing. Lightweight and non-greasy, you can add drops to your foundation or use as a deep conditioning hair mask. This mighty little bottle is the A-listers liquid gold – and now it’s ours, too.

NUXE – Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Purpose Dry Oil 50ml – £18.50

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Serena Williams


The tennis champ says she turns to Huda Beauty when comes to winning lip products. Not only are the brand’s shades highly pigmented, they are guaranteed to last all night without drying.

Anything Serena gives the green light to, we can get on board with.

Huda Beauty – Power Bullet Matte Lipstick 3g – £22.00

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Margot Robbie

Margot told British Vogue that she’s ‘obsessed with 111Skin, a brand my makeup artist Patti Dubroff got me hooked on. They have sheet masks with serum soaked in, and they’re so good. When we’re getting ready for an event, she’ll put one of those on while she’s doing my hair.’

Thanks for the tip, Patti – we’ll be masking like Margot from here on out.

111Skin – Bio Cellulose Facial Treatment Mask – £85.00

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Jade Thirwall


Jade Thirlwall has turned her love for astrology into a cosmic eyeshadow palette featuring 42 dazzling shades she loves to use off-duty and on stage.

Blendable, long lasting and with ultra-intense pigments, these shadows make it easy to mimic Jade’s look for every occasion. In fact, you can even watch her demo her favourite shades in this handy YouTube tutorial.

Jade Thirlwall x Beauty Bay – 42 Colour Palette – £24.00

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Zara Larsson


Haircare brand Maria Nila is loved and used by Swedish pop star Zara Larsson – so much so, she’s become a spokesperson for the brand. Together, they have created three colourful hair colours, mimicking Zara’s colourful musical persona.

If you’re looking to add a colourful edge to your tresses without the commitment, these non-permanent colour masks are an ideal way to dabble in on-trend pastels. Personally, we’ll be going pretty in pink with their Pink Pop shade.

Maria Nila – Colour Refresh Pink Pop 300ml – £27.00

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Ashley Graham


Yes, it may be approaching winter, but that doesn’t mean we’re sacrificing gleaming, sun-kissed skin.

Ashley Graham’s collab with St Tropez has been raved about, and for good reason. The model’s kit is a must hav and is selling out fast, thanks to thousands of positive TikTok reviews. The Whipped Crème Mousse and applicator mitt makes easy work of tanning at home, cloaking you in a perfect veil of bronze.

Ashley explains: ‘I love a natural, sunkissed glow and St. Tropez has always been my trusted go-to for their incredible formulas. I am so excited to be launching this Limited Edition collection with them – the true experts in skincare and tanning. This formula is quick, easy to use, customisable and gives a hydrated, natural looking tan. It’s a game changer.’ We couldn’t agree more.

St Tropez – St Tropez Tan x Ashley Graham Ultimate Glow Kit – £28.50

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