If you’re not in the cult of Baby Foot, the phrase “foot peel” probably sounds a little absurd. But as Zendaya told fans on her app, she tried it, didn’t see any difference, and went about her business—only to find her feet peeling off a few weeks later. “I recently bought this foot peel because I have rough as feet,” she wrote. “I tried it and was like, ‘This is bullshit,’ because nothing happened. Then a couple weeks later, I was like, ‘What the f#k is wrong with my feet!?'” The magic of Baby Foot! It’s a super gross process, but the end result is worth it. In Zendaya’s words: “It worked really well and my feet were so smooth after! (I’d show you a pictures, but you’d probably throw up!)” Amen.
The satisfaction of seeing mountains of skin gunk on a Bioré strip is one of life’s simple, great pleasures, something Shay Mitchell understands. Her best trick? “For a while I was peeling it off incorrectly, I’d peel it off from one side to another. But you’re actually supposed to have both fingers on both ends and peel it off in one movement.” Fingers crossed it’s slightly less painful that way.
Another oldie, but goodie—assuredly goodie, coming highly recommended from Gigi Hadid. In her words, “It’s been around because it’s the best.”
This violet-tinted Burt’s Bees balm is Anna Kendrick’s trick for color that looks like her lips, but better. It appears straight purple in the tube but goes on surprisingly sheer and subtly refreshing.
Musician Halsey always has a gleaming glow—she’s nailed that “sweat, but gorgeous” look that singers contend with onstage. She credits it to Honest Beauty’s Magic Balm as a shortcut to intentionally dewy skin.
If you haven’t yet been able to master the Kylie Lip Kit drop, no worries—we’re right there with you, and the good news is the drugstore has the best possible alternative. Gigi Hadid’s go-to Maybelline Color Sensational liquid lipstick in Nude Thrill is a dead ringer for Kylie Cosmetics’ Exposed, and with the Gigi sign-off there’s zero difference in Insta cred.
With the entire spread of the makeup world ready and waiting for her to pick it up and make it Snapchat-famous, Kylie Jenner knows her beauty essentials. In the winter, that means L’Oréal’s Detox & Brighten Clay Mask—with charcoal extract and glycol citric acid to brighten skin, it’s the rare clay mask that doesn’t leave your skin dehydrated. Kylie chose wisely.
Selena Gomez showed up to the 13 Reasons Why premiere with this vivid blue shade on her nails as homage to the show, opening our eyes to how good $1.99 polish can look.
Actress Yara Shahidi says she puts her hair through the ringer going from straight to curly (we deeply relate). She makes the damage go away with this deep conditioner, which is packed with organic oils and fatty acids to make curls strong and soft.
If you’re a tea (or coffee) lover, the phrase “tea-stained” might be very real to you. As a self-proclaimed, lifelong ice tea drinker, Drew Barrymore says this is her gamechanger—and coming from someone who says ice tea is “her life,” we’re sold. Without the pain, numbness and timesuck of in-office whitening but miraculously still with actual results, she swears it does the deed for her sensitive teeth.
The Kardashian clan is constantly on camera, thus they’re experts at looking camera-ready. This spray-on leg makeup gets Khloé there instantly and washes off for zero commitment.
Khloé’s truly let us in on her entire beauty routine over the years, and we’re not complaining. This drugstore classic dry shampoo is a holy grail.
Another Khloé Kardashian gem? Her hairstylist, Justine Marjan, turned her onto swirling hair around fingers coated with this TRESemmé gel for long-lasting, gentle waves.
Literally, at this point we know every product Khloé’s ever liked. That includes this Maybelline mascara, which she says her makeup artist, Joyce Bonelli, coats onto her lashes for both volume and length.
We get solid Tron vibes from this acne mask, but the proof’s in the Insta: Lena Dunham swears by the blue and red light’s acne bacteria-killing technique.
Potentially the highest celebrity endorsement of all: This is the product that keeps Gwen Stefani’s weekly bleached hair in working order. She’s been extremely blond for many, many years. We’ve heard enough.
Ciara’s told us that she tends to go for a low-maintenance beauty routine, but the product that’s sneaked by for years is this Revlon brow pencil. It goes on superlight, and then you brush everything into place with the second end’s brush—a twofer that also saves bag space.
On the other end of the spectrum, Kim Kardashian’s multilayered, intensive beauty routine is her calling card. To take it all off, she’s said she reaches for Neutrogena wipes. They work instantly, much like (supposedly) Teatox.
Zendaya’s glowing skin might be thanks to good genes and the fact that she’s 20 (such youth, much collagen), but she also gets a boost from CoverGirl’s BB cream.