Cheap secret beauty buys celebrities swear by... ⋆ jewels. by anne lamare
Celebrities' best kept secrets on cheap beauty buys...
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Cheap secret beauty buys celebrities swear by…

So for this first post I wanted to share what was going on in the beautiful world of celebrities and reveal their best kept secrets in terms of affordable beauty buys. Seriously, who better to follow beauty advice other than from people who spend their time with hair and beauty professionals?
Of course, some can say there’s always the possibly of celebrity’s product endorsements being mistaken for their own opinion but after quite a bit of research, here are a few favourites that I have selected for a fraction of the cost of high end beauty products.

Beauty Buy: St. Ives Apricot Face Scrub
Celebrity Client: Gigi Haddid
Price: about 4$ or 18AED available in most supermarkets
We all know that the key to flawless makeup is perfect skin and I am personally obsessed with Gigi Haddid’s favourite scrub St. Ives  Apricot Face Scrub. For more delicate skins, the St. Ives Oatmeal Scrub + Mask is just pure bliss.Beauty Buy: L’Oréal Pure Clay
Celebrity Client: Kylie Jenner

Price: under 10$ or about 50AED available in most supermarkets
Kylie Jenner who knows her beauty essentials uses the L’Oréal Pure Clay, a detox clay mask, the charcoal extract and glycol citric acid brightens the skin without leaving it dehydrated, under 10$ or about 50AED available in supermarkets.Beauty Buy: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
Celebrity Client: Olivia Wilde, Zoe Saldana, Claire Danes, Charlize Theron
Price: under 10$ or about 40AED available in most pharmacies
This soap-free, fragrance-free, non-comedogenic and affordable cleanser is a go-to product for the stars. “I use the cheapest possible skin care — not because it’s cheap, but because it’s the best,” says Olivia Wilde.
It was actually also prescribed to me by my dermatologist as a preventive “anti-ageing” cleanser and love it!

Beauty Buy: Aquaphor by Eucerin Smooting Skin Balm 
Celebrity Client: Beyoncé, Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Lucy Liu, Emily Ratajkowski
Price: under 10$ or about 40AED available in most pharmacies
When Charlize Theron was recommended the product by her doctor for her son she realised it was one of the best hand creams ever and great on lips too. Aquaphor counts numerous celebrities fans. Emily Ratajkowski :”I love Aquaphor. I use it on my lips, or a little bit everywhere just to make sure my skin doesn’t dry at all because aeroplanes are terrible for that.”

Beauty Buy: Vaseline
Celebrity Client: Frieda Pinto, Jennifer Aniston, Rachel Bilson, Tyra Banks, Jennifer Lopez, Kelly Rowland
Price: under 3$ or about 10AED available in supermarkets
Possibly the cheapest product cherished by Hollywood’s greatest, Frieda Pinto uses it on her eyelids to give her a “dewy look”, Jennifer Aniston is known to use the product under her eyes every night to moisturise and prevent wrinkles and Rachel Bilson uses petroleum jelly to remove her make-up.

Beauty Buy: Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes
Celebrity Client: Ariana Grande, Kim Kardashian
Price: under 5$ or about 30AED available in supermarkets
I must have tried pretty much every brands in terms of makeup remover wipes and these are definitely above them all. The silky feeling you get while removing your makeup is simply unmatched by any other wipes.Beauty Buy: Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation
Celebrity Client: Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Chrissy Teigen, Mario Dedivanovic
Price: under 10$ or under 50AED available in supermarkets
I regularly use this matte foundation that is perfect for oily skin and blends well with your fingertips or a makeup sponge. One of the best foundation I have tried for the UAE climate as it stay on all day without smudging.

Beauty Buy: L’Oréal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara
Celebrity Client: Miley Cyrus, Dakota Johnson, Eva Mendes
Price: under 10$ or under 50AED available in supermarkets
This mascara is a big favourite amongst celebrities and it gives you a clump-free full extended lashes for an ultra feminine look.Beauty Buy: Rimmel London Volume Flash Eyeshadow Stick
Celebrity Client: Olivia Wilde, Kate Hudson, Rosamund Pike
Price: under 5$ or about 20AED available in supermarkets
These long-wearing eyeshadow sticks are fab for a summer smoky eye. They are super easy to use, all you need is to apply it onto the top and bottom lash line and smudge it with your finger.

Beauty Buy: Revlon Color Burst Lacquer Balm In Ingenue
Celebrity Client: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Megan Fox
Price: under 10$ or about 40AED available in supermakets
Definitely a must-have in every girls’ beauty bag!

Beauty Buy: Maybelline Color Sensational The Buffs Lip Color in Blushing Beige
Celebrity Client: Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Chrissy Teigen, Mario Dedivanovic
Price: under 10$ or about 40AED available in supermarkets
Choosing the right nude color lipstick can be way more challenge than you think, that is if you don’t know about the Maybelline Color Sensational The Buffs Lip Color in Blushing Beige… and it is “pout-approved” by Mario!Beauty Buy: Nyx Studio Finishing Powder Translucent Finish
Celebrity Client: Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Chrissy Teigen, Mario Dedivanovic
Price: about 10$ or about 50AED available in Nyx Cosmetic Stores
It’s a fact, the UAE climate is pretty challenging when it comes to keeping your makeup flawless without it melting off throughout the day. Setting your makeup is a must and that’s exactly what the Nyx Studio Finishing Powder in translucent finish will do for you.Beauty Buy: Sally Hansen Salon Airbrush Leg Makeup
Celebrity Client: Kim & Khloe Kardashian
Price: about 10$ or about 50AED available in supermarkets
Mastering flawless looking legs with a perfect tan is not the easiest thing to achieve unless you try the Sally Hansen Salon Airbrush Leg Makeup. It is such an amazing product, only takes a few seconds for perfect looking legs. I have tested it in tehscorching Dubai heat and can vouch for its long lasting results without any smudge. No wonder the Kardashian clan are big fans. Insider tip, use it all over the body for an instant tan look.