Star-Tested and Approved: 50 Beauty Essentials Loved by Celebrities

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If a product is good enough for a celebrity that has everything at their fingertips, it’s bound to be good enough for you and anyone on your holiday shopping list. From skin care to facial tools, we’ve rounded up some of the star’s favorite beauty products so your gifts this season have a bit of star power.

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TheraFace Pro ($329)

Karlie Kloss recently told us how much she loves all things Therabody. She’s an especially big fan of the TheraFace products. “My favorite is the way the beauty tools have really changed my beauty routine,” she says. Not to mention, this product was dubbed one of Oprah’s Favorite Things.

BUY NOW – $329

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Hourglass Phantom Glossy Balm ($36)

Sabrina Carpenter shared what’s in her makeup bag with Who What Wear on TikTok. She pulled out this  glossy balm in the shade “Desire,” which she loves for its “Beautiful, sheer, glossy finish that doesn’t look too heavy or matte, it almost looks like you just bit your lips, and that’s their natural flush color.”

BUY NOW – $36

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Armani Luminous Silk ($69)

Sarah Levy recently shared with us that she loves this foundation, which she recalls using often on the set of Schitt’s Creek.

BUY NOW – $69

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Heritage Store Rosewater Toner ($13)

Digital cover star Rose Byrne told us she loves the brand Heritage store. “It’s such a reasonable price, and they make clean, fresh products that work; I especially love the Rosewater Toner and Rosewater Facial Mist ($12).”

BUY NOW – $13

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L’Oréal Paris Infallible Up to 24H Fresh Wear Blush in Fearless Coral ($16) 

Helen Mirren has long been a devotee of L’Oréal Paris, often wearing it on red carpets. At this year’s Cannes Film Festival, she wore this show-stopping blush.

BUY NOW – $16

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Chanel Le Lift Pro Concentré Contours ($210)

Angela Bassett’s makeup artist, D’Andre Michael, told us he keeps this in his kit to use on her and other clients like Mary J. Blige.

BUY NOW – $210

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Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer SPF ($75)

On Instagram, Dakota Fanning revealed she’s loved this concealer for a long time. “It has a special place in my heart when I was younger, and in films, they would use this on me because it looks so so natural,” says Fanning. “I’ve been using this forever and always keep it with me.”

BUY NOW – $75

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ESSIE Skinny Dip ($10)

Sofia Richie Grainge took to Instagram to share her go-to neutral nail—which is two coats of Skinny Dip. We think it’s the perfect pale pink nail for every season.

BUY NOW – $10

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Estée Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair Serum Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex ($85)

Both Ana de Armas and Kendall Jenner say they love this nighttime serum. “It’s lifting, hydrating, firming, and has a boost of collagen, plus the texture is amazing,” de Armas, who uses it during her gua sha routine, says.

BUY NOW – $85

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Valentino Liquirosso 2-in-1 Lip & Blush ($40)

Florence Pugh proclaims this two-in-one tint, in the shade After Club, her go-to product. “When we did the campaign shoot in Rome, they assigned me the Liquirosso color that ended up actually being in every single one of my handbags,” she says. “I’m literally clutching my lipstick right now.”

BUY NOW – $40

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Function of Beauty PRO Custom Recovery Conditioner Masks ($28)

Alix Earle credits this customizable hair mask as “literally the only thing that leaves my hair coming out of the shower feeling good and not like a rat’s nest.” She adds that she’s “been through a few bottles now, and it is actually the best thing ever.”

BUY NOW – $28

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Osmosis Nourish Avocado Facial Oil ($59)

When Ariana Grande shared her “favorite products in the world” on Instagram, two were from celeb-loved skin-care brand Osmosis. This nourishing oil helps plump skin, boost elasticity and leave you glowing.

BUY NOW – $59

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Rare Beauty Positive Light Liquid Luminizer Highlight ($25)

Nina Dobrev recently told us she loves Selena Gomez’s Rare Beauty highlighter. “I’ve been mixing it into my foundation to get a glow, but I also love putting it all over my skin, too,” she says. “It’s really a great body makeup as well.”

BUY NOW – $25

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The Body Shop Sheer Touch Lip & Cheek Tint ($16)

Emma Watson admitted to “wearing this forever.” She went on to say the two-in-one lip and cheek tint is the one thing she “probably really can’t live without.”


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CurrentBody Dermalux Flex MD LED Light Therapy Device ($2,495)

Kate Moss includes “a 30-minute red-light therapy session with this gadget” as part of her daily beauty routine. The product is a must for her now as it makes her skin feel “brighter and tighter.”

BUY NOW – $2,495

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Skin Pharm Glow Factor Vitamin C Serum ($150)

Skin Pharm is a celeb-favorite, especially for Nasville-based stars where the brand got its start. Kelsea Ballerini told us vitamin C is her current beauty obsession, specifically Skin Pharm’s. “I use my Skin Pharm vitamin C serum every single morning,” she shares.

BUY NOW – $150

Award Photo: Glow Factor Vitamin C Serum
Award Photo: Glow Factor Vitamin C Serum
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Jillian Dempsey Gold Bar ($195)

Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston are just a handful of the big stars that have a big crush on the Gold Bar from celebrity makeup artist Jillian Dempsey. The vibrating 24K gold plated bar helps de-puff, sculpt, firm, smooth and contour the face.

BUY NOW – $195

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Lancer The Method ($270)

Victoria Beckham’s favorite dermatologist, Harold Lancer, MD, is behind the three-step method trusted by Sofia Richie Grainge and Jennifer Lopez to keep her skin young and glowing. The method features three steps polish, cleanse and nourish. Depending on who you’re gifting, you can opt for the sensitive, normal or oily trio.

BUY NOW – $270

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Aloisa GLOW Exfoliating Soft Peel ($60)

Kate Hudson, Alyssa Milano and Adrianna Lima have all raved about this skin-softening glow-inducing peel from Aloisa. It removes dead skin, clears pores, brightens tone, locks in moisture and smooths texture in just one step.

BUY NOW – $60

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8 Greens Real Greens Lollipops ($16)

This brand has a slew of celebrity fans, from Zac Efron to Keri Russell. The Peach Tea Daily Greens Tablet ($39) is a delicious way to consume your greens. Even more innovative is the Real Greens Lollipop that Addison Rae was recently seen enjoying post-gym. Not to mention, the brand made an appearance on Oprah’s Favorite Things list this year.


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Clinique Moisture Surge 100H Auto-Replenishing Hydrator ($29)

“Knowing that so many Clinique products have aloe vera, I was sold,” Melissa Barrera told us. “The Moisture Surge is my go-to thing, and it has a lot of aloe vera. That’s what I use every day on my skin, and it keeps me fresh and moisturized.”

BUY NOW – $29

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Tatcha The Silk Canvas ($54)

Lauren Graham shared a on-set secret with us—she swears by Tatcha Silk Canvas under makeup when she’s working.

BUY NOW – $54

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Laneige Water Bank Blue Hyaluronic Hydration Set ($45)

Sydney Sweeney partnered with Laneige this year. She says one of the reasons she loves the brand so much is how focused they are on hydration, which is why the Water Bank line is one of her favorite skin-care secrets.

BUY NOW – $45

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True Botanicals Renew Pure Radiance Oil ($110)

Brooke Shields and Olivia Wilde are vocal advocates for True Botanicals’ holy grail product. It’s proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while boosting hydration.

BUY NOW – $110

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Tammy Fender Awakening Eye Gel ($90)

This is one of Naomi Watts’ favorite beauty products that she just can’t quit. The nourishing eye gel helps hydrate and soothe the ultra-delicate skin.

BUY NOW – $90

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C & The Moon Malibu Made Body Scrub ($64)

Kourtney Kardashian, Molly Sims and Mandy Moore have all sung C & The Moon’s praises. The Malibu Made Body Scrub helps keep skin glowing through exfoliating vanilla brown sugar.

BUY NOW – $64

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PAT McGRATH LABS LiquiLUST: Legendary Wear Matte Lipstick ($34)

The queen of the red lip look, Taylor Swift, wears this matte lipstick in Elson 4, which is a vivid red-blue shade, in her most recent music video “Bejeweled.” If you’ve ever wanted to wear a red lip like Swift, now is your chance.

BUY NOW – $34

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Dr. Loretta Intense Replenishing Serum ($70)

This anti-aging, glow-promoting serum is beloved by Emily Ratajowski and Alex Chung. Have you seen their skin? You need to get this.

BUY NOW – $70

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Saint Jane Luxury Beauty Serum ($125) 

Leslie Bibb previously told us that she loves this serum and its gorgeous packaging. The nutrient-packed formula calms irritation, detoxifies pores and hydrates skin.

BUY NOW – $125

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Epicuren Bulgarian Rose Otto ($60)

Kim Kardashian has been a fan of Epicuren for years, even dubbing this oil “her favorite product in the world.” If that’s not enough to convince you, Megan Fox and Alexandra Daddario are also fans of this moisturizing, glow-inducing oil.

BUY NOW – $60

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Fig. 1 Vitamin C 15% Treatment ($38)

Ashley Graham is an investor and partner in Fig. 1, so you know she must have fallen in love with the brand. One of her favorite products is the Vitamin C 15% Treatment which helps to smooth, brighten and even out skin.

BUY NOW – $38

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OLAY Hyaluronic + Peptide 24 Hydrating Gel Cream ($40)

Abbott Elementary creator and star Quinta Brunson has called OLAY’s new Hylauronic+ Peptide 24 collection “the ultimate thirst trap.” See for yourself why Brunson calls the line a “game changer,” starting with this ultra-hydrating gel cream.

BUY NOW – $40

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NuFACE Trinity Facial Toning Device ($350)

Widely beloved by celebrities, including Alexandra Breckenridge and Hudson, this facial toning device is sure to be a hit with anyone on your list. Although it’s a bit of a splurge, Hudson tells us it’s one of her favorites.

BUY NOW – $350

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Merit The Full Collection ($300)

If you’re looking to spoil someone, or yourself, this holiday season, grab this full collection of every Merit product. The brand has many admirers, including Sarah Jessica Parker, Cameron Diaz, Mandy Moore, Jenna Dewan and Bethenny Frankel.

BUY NOW – $300

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Slip Pillowcase ($89)

Sophie Turner told Harper’s Bazaar UK these silk pillowcases “are the greatest invention of all. They keep your skin soft, they keep your hair soft; you sleep on them, you wake up and you look so refreshed. It’s really good for everything.”

BUY NOW – $89

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Kat Burki Vitamin C Moisturizer ($75)

Heba Thorisdottir, the makeup department lead for Don’t Worry Darling gave us the scoop on what the stars used behind the scenes. She noted that Florence Pugh uses this vitamin C moisturizer and relied on it after all her desert scenes.

BUY NOW – $75

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LightStim ($169-$249)

“I love my LightStim, which is this LED handheld light thing that I use in bed. I just read and use that,” Lucy Hale told us. Grab one to level up your nighttime routine.

BUY NOW – $169-$249

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ILIA Limitless Lash Lengthening Clean Mascara ($28)

Sarah Hyland told us she’s a big fan of this ILIA mascara. “I don’t even need to curl my eyelashes with it. It just kind of curls it for you, and it has a lash separator so you can put on the mascara on one side, and the lash separator is on the other.”

BUY NOW – $28

Award Photo: Limitless Lash Mascara
Award Photo: Limitless Lash Mascara
39 / 50

Dr. Barbara Sturm Glow Drops ($150)

Tan France keeps his skin-care routine pretty short, but two Dr. Barbara Strum products made the cut. Give the gift of glow with these drops.

BUY NOW – $150

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Benefit Gimme Brow Goals ($27)

Brunson loves using the brow pencil and brow gel available at Benefit. If you want to try both, you can get them in a set.

BUY NOW – $27

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Augustinus Bader The Cream ($180)

Jeff Letham told us Melanie Griffith was an original investor in Augustinus Bader, a celeb favorite. She turned Letham onto the brand, and now it pretty much dominates his entire skin-care routine. He seals everything in with The Cream.

BUY NOW – $180

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Neutrogena Retinol Pro Plus Power Serum ($51)

Jennifer Garner told us, “this bad boy is no joke—this will change your skin. It will reduce fine lines, believe me.” Take her word for it and try the serum.

BUY NOW – $51

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Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillowtalk ($35)

Stars like Salma Hayek and Nicole Kidman have been seen wearing this universally flattering shade on the red carpet. You can make it yours this holiday season.

BUY NOW – $35

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Allies of Skin Peptides & Antioxidants Firming Daily Treatment ($129)

Gerber is a loyal fan of Allies of Skin, claiming not to use much else. She calls out this daily treatment she likes to use while working at home as a great product.

BUY NOW – $129

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Symbiome One Restorative Cream ($125)

Hudson told us she loves every product Symbiome makes, but this cream is a personal favorite of hers. “I’ve noticed what a difference it has made with my skin, and it’s now a consistent part of my skin-care regime. It’s definitely pricey but worth it!”

BUY NOW – $125

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Mutha Body Butter ($95)

The one and only Marisa Tomei lathers her body with this buttery goodness. It includes shea, cocoa and mango butters, vitamins A and E, fatty acids, and pure seed extracts.

BUY NOW – $95

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K18 Biomimetic Hairscience Leave-In Molecular Repair Hair Mask ($75)

This hair mask has no shortage of celebrity fans, from Hailey Bieber to Rihanna. It’s even the secret behind keeping Pete Davidson’s hair healthy when he bleached it.

BUY NOW – $75

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Caudalie Resveratrol Lift Firming Eye Gel-Cream ($62)

Selena Gomez was seen using this under-eye gel-cream on TikTok. If you want to firm and de-puff your under eyes, try this Gomez-approved product.

BUY NOW – $62

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Elizabeth Arden’s Eight-Hour Cream ($29)

“My grandmother used to use it as the answer to literally everything,” Catherine Zeta-Jones told us. The star still swears by the product.

BUY NOW – $29

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Shani Darden Retinol Reform Serum ($88)

It’s no surprise that celebrity aesthetician Shani Darden’s products are a hit among the stars. Jessica Alba and January Jones tout the benefits of this hardworking serum.

BUY NOW – $88

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