Ah, celebs. They’re just like us, right? I mean they have millions of dollars at their disposable, and contacts throughout the beauty industry. Yet when it comes to things like anti-aging products, moisturizers and makeup remover, they tend to use the cheap stuff.
Below are 12 beauty secrets of the stars—some weird, some useful, and one you definitely shouldn’t try yourself, EVER (we’re looking at you Ms. Taylor Swift!).
1. MINT EXTRACT
One of the most famous
divas singers of all time, Mariah Carey could use lip products worth thousands of dollars to plump up her pouter. But instead, she chooses plain old mint extract you could pick up at the grocery store. Go figure.
Dermatologists have long applauded this simple drug store staple for it’s incredible moisturizing uses, and stars have taken note! Jennifer Aniston use a teaspoon under each of her eyes every night to prevent wrinkles, and Rachel Bilson uses it to take off her makeup or use as a standalone moisturizer.
3. BABY SUNSCREEN
Mom-to-be Shakira will be more than prepared to welcome her little one next year. She already has one important product in stock—baby sunscreen! The singer claims her skin is so sensitive she can’t handle the adult products on the market, so she reaches for the gentler baby SPF.
Sienna Miller actually used the condiment on her gorgeous golden locks when her hair turned green from a bad dye job. Um, why didn’t she just go to a high end salon or have a hair stylist come to her? You’re a celebrity, Sienna! Not a ketchup head!
5. OLIVE OIL
Recently married actress Evan Rachel Wood likes to use kitchen staple olive oil to take off her makeup or keep on as a moisturizer before bed. Err, we hope she also sleeps with plastic wrap over her pillow, sounds a little messy to us!
6. SHARPIE PEN
Good girl Taylor Swift once admitted to using a black sharpie as a substitute for eyeliner when she was departing a plane and had no other makeup. I know we’re all thinking the same thing: Where was her makeup artist?! And at the very least, her mother?
7. GRAPE SEED OIL
Emma Stone needs to compare skin moisturization with Evan Rachel Wood and see whose skin is softer. Emma like to use the grape seed stuff as an all-over moisturizer after her showers.
8. SCOTCH TAPE
Lady Gaga loves her glitter. but sometimes the glitter loves her back too much! Her makeup artist uses plain old scotch tape to get the glittery stuff off her face after a concert.
9. BEE VENOM
To look line-free and glowing for her wedding to Prince William, Duchess Kate enlisted beauty therapist Deborah Mitchell to give her a bee venom facial to look radiant for her big day. It must have worked, she looked beeutiful!
10. GROUND COFFEE
Not just for drinking purposes. Halle Barry has been known to use the ground stuff on her body to keep cellulite at bay. The caffeine and exfoliant is said to be a deterrent against the puckering of skin.
How sweet is Kim Kardashian? She loves to add sugar to her body washes for an added exfoliation element. Let’s hope she doesn’t attract any mosquitoes when she goes clubbing at night!
Jessica Biel-Timberlake isn’t worried about sneezing on the red carpet—she’s worried about sweat stains! On her limo rides to award ceremonies in hot weather she keeps tissues under her armpits, then disposes of them before she hits the red carpet, so she doesn’t soil her outfits.