ICYMI: Drew Barrymore Reveals Her Affordable Beauty Go-Tos on Instagram
By Tatiana Bido, Features Editor |
We’re not sure where #beautyjunkieweek came from, but because Drew Barrymore is behind it, we’re here for it. Back in February, the star let us into her medicine cabinet to peek into her massive skin care arsenal. Now, she’s back with some insider tips, tried-and-true favorite products and some unconventional beauty advice featuring another megawatt star.
Surrounded by tons of different cosmetic and skin care items, Barrymore explains that she has not been paid or influenced to highlight her favorite products on social media. “These are just things I love or have discovered that I wanted to share,” she says. “I am convinced if we take good care of ourselves, we will feel better and less distracted by our own funny insecurities. I don't have time to go to pamper myself, because I just don't, so I am always thrilled to find at home solutions. And I don't want to mess with my face, so I try to find myself ways and products to look my best naturally.”
Masks are everything, so it’s no surprise one of Barrymore’s #beautyjunkieweek revelations is that GLAMGLOW SUPERMUD Clearing Treatment ($69) helps keep her skin fresh and breakouts at bay. “Amaze. It will calm your irritated skin. Love it. #porematrix I love doing a mask in bed watching the @thedailyshow it's my happy place! Life is good in those moments!” she wrote.
Beauty wipes are a must have when you're on the go. These Dickenson’s Original Witch Hazel Oil Controlling Towelettes ($7) and Yes to Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Facial Wipes ($6) to cleanse and treat skin.
#beautyjunkieweek this works!!!!! I finally found something that helps me. I drink ice tea all day long. It's my life. But, there is a reason the call it "tea stained" because it does. Then my teeth are super sensitive, so most brighteners and bleaches are out of the question! Not to mention, who has time to go sit in chairs and have your teeth whitened? So I found this because my friend swore by it, and I'm telling you! I love it. It really works and I feel so much better about my teeth. Especially when you wear certain lipstick colors (reds etc) that can really bring out the truth of your teeth. So, grab this and do it at home. Worked for me! #smile
To keep her teeth from staining throughout the day and prevent them from looking dull or yellowish when wearing bright lipstick, she reaches for this Colgate Optic White Whitening Pen ($12). “I finally found something that helps me. I drink ice tea all day long. It's my life. But, there is a reason the call it 'tea stained' because it does,” she says.
Clearly a lover of a good face mask treatment, Barrymore says she found this JAYJUN Baby Pure Shining Mask ($33) during a research trip to Asia. The K-beauty mask brightens, moisturizes and soothes dry skin.
#beautyjunkieweek @instylerhair Has a blow dryer I love. It's called BLU. It looks like a spaceship and it can be put to any speed on a dial instead of high medium and low. I love this and it has changed my life. My hair gets all crazy when the dryer is too intense because I have curly hair. So I used small or travel dryers to get a more gentle or diffused look. Now I get anything I need and I don't look like a half straight half curly girl!
If you’re always wondering which kind of hot tools famous celebrities use, the actress gives her seal of approval to this Instyler BLU Turbo Ionic Dryer ($99) for taming her curly hair into more gentle or diffused waves.
#beautyjunkieweek these packets are so amazing. They get rid of sediments and chlorine and all the things that are in our water out of you hair. When you rinse it out, it looks like green mouthwash is coming out of your hair! Their is one you put in your hair after washing for 30 minutes and they also have a 5 minute treatment. Works extra strength if you get under a dryer or any heat with it under a plastic bag. These were shown to me by my girl @traceycunningham1 and they changed my life. Try the experiment! And watch all the impurities come out of your hair. Enjoy. You can get at a beauty supply store or on line.
To remove the impurities and chemical buildup from her locks, she uses these Malibu C Crystal Gel Treatment packets ($10). Recommended to her by celebrity stylist Tracey Cunningham, Barrymore says they lather up in a very unconventional way. “They get rid of sediments and chlorine and all the things that are in our water out of you hair. When you rinse it out, it looks like green mouthwash is coming out of your hair!”
To keep her hair on point, she says the Living Proof Restore Formula collection, Philip B gold-tinted Oud Royal Forever Shine Conditioner ($95) and Deese’s Linkage Meu 4x ($8) three-step conditioning treatment are her secret weapons in her hair care collection.
#beautyjunkieweek #sisters. getting out of your house with your girlfriend. And being a whole person, with your sister. Remember to spend a moment with the ones you love in your busy life. She has made me feel beyond beautiful. Always has. Always will. #thankgodforyourfriends. They rejuvenate and confirm everything.
This beauty secret is one you just can’t buy, but Barrymore counts her friendships with women like Cameron Diaz as another reason she feels beautiful: “Remember to spend a moment with the ones you love in your busy life. She has made me feel beyond beautiful. Always has. Always will. #thankgodforyourfriends. They rejuvenate and confirm everything.”