Drugstore beauty sections can be just as plentiful as the aisles of Sephora. And whether or not you’re a splurge snob, it’s hard to resist the quality products at the corner shop that stocks your toilet paper. Even if you’re not trying to stick to a budget, there are plenty of cheap options that beat the pricey ones. But how to know which ones are worth picking up and testing?
Friend recommendations are cool; celebrity endorsements (especially non-sponsored ones) are nice. But supermodels, those magical creatures with smooth skin who spend all day on set in a million different foundations, hairsprays, and lipsticks? They really know what’s up. And they all seem to have a favorite for us to try. Click ahead to see models’ go-to picks, then get ready to save big.
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“I swear by Palmer’s Cocoa Butter lip balm,” Swanepoel told Harper’s Bazaar. And at $4, we do, too.
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Swivel Stick, $3.79, available at Walgreens.
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We’ve talked about our love for L’Oréal’s Total Repair 5 Shampoo, but using this mask in tandem takes your hair to another level of awesome. Smalls told Harper’s Bazaar in 2014 that she loves to save on these “big tubs” of deep conditioner. We do, too!
L’Oréal Total Repair 5 Damage-Eraser Balm, $6.99, available at Ulta Beauty.
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If someone told you Jenner’s favorite shampoo is under $4, would you roll your eyes? Probably. But, turns out, it’s true. “Kim likes Finesse shampoo, and now so do I. I’ve tried all the expensive things, too. It just works for my hair and makes it so silky,” she told Allure. We picked it up after and have to agree.
Finesse Moisturizing Shampoo, $3.69, available at Target.
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This was our first facial cleanser, and we still love it. We’re not the only ones: According to PopSugar, Agory is a big fan and uses it to remove makeup post-runway.
Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Cleanser, $5.59, available at Target.
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“I always use that one,” Hill told Harper’s Bazaar about this L’Oréal mascara. And seriously, it will make your lashes so much fuller.
L’Oréal Voluminous Excess Mascara, $8.99, available at Ulta Beauty.
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No one likes a dry patch. Ivanova told PopSugar that this classic cream is her favorite to “moisturize wind-worn cheeks.”
Nivea Crème, $.94, available at Target.
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Affordable, natural products are hard to find, but Lima did it. “I love natural oils, so I always have argan oil with me that I can use on my whole face, my hair, and my whole body basically,” she told Harper’s Bazaar. And, it’s under $20.
Nourish Organic Replenishing Argan Oil, $19.99, available at Nourish Organic.
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This volumizing shampoo is a must for Lindblom. You’d think something loaded with sweet-smelling ingredients would cost big bucks, but it’s under $9. Score!
Avalon Organics Volumizing Shampoo Rosemary, $8.99, available at Walgreens.
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Ratajkowski told Bustle that her favorite do-it-all product is Aquaphor’s healing ointment. And who could challenge her on that? The brand has been around for years, and the formula is fast-absorbing, soothing, and gives us baby-soft skin.
Aquaphor Healing Ointment, $6.29, available at Walgreens.
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Burga is a big fan of Papaw Ointment, telling PopSugar she uses it on her lips and nails. A softening salve like this is worth having two (or four) of.
Lucas’ Papaw Remedies Papaw Ointment, $12, available at Beautylish.
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Kloss told Harper’s Bazaar in 2014 that her favorite drugstore pit stop is Boots in the U.K. “They have really good, basic pharmaceutical-type products. I load up on little tubs of Vaseline for lips and dry skin,” she explained. And we can attest to its power — we can’t live without it in the winter.
Vaseline Lip Therapy Cocoa Butter $1.89, available at Walgreens.
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Knauerova told us that her go-to beauty product is her moisturizer from Bio-Oil. “I use it on my face and body. It’s amazing for the plane. I always carry a tiny travel-size bottle of it with me on board.”
Bio-Oil PurCellin Oil Facial Treatment, $16.49, available at Target.
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Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser, $13.29, available at CVS.
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Hadid told us that her favorite shampoo is part of the Sheer Blonde collection, which enhances light color and helps you extend the time between salon appointments.
John Frieda Sheer Blonde Everlasting Blonde Shampoo, $5.29, available at Target.
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There are some moisturizers you always go back to, no matter how many you’ve tried. Hunt raved to Harper’s Bazaar about how much she adores Aveeno’s gentle, hydrating options.
Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer, $11.69, available at Target.
Adewole told us that these face wipes are her favorite: “I love them because they come in handy small packets and can remove any type of makeup with minimal irritation.”
Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes, $4.49, available at Target.
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