For the past fifteen years, I’ve been following celebrities as an editor at the national tabloids. So you might say that celebrities are my life – and my livelihood. So I thought a roundup of the products they endorse might prove interesting. Here are some of today’s hottest stars and what they use to enhance their natural beauty.
THE HOT WIFE
No doubt about it, Julianna Margulies, 45, star of hit series The Good Wife stays hot with L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Clinical Repair 10 Day/Night Cream Moisturizer. This anti-aging multi-complex repair cream is lightweight, non-greasy and repairs 10 significant signs of aging – at once! 1.6 oz. $20 nationwide.
Country cutie and Billboard’s Woman of the Year Taylor Swift, 21, sings the praises of Cover Girl Natureluxe Silk Foundation. This fresh-as-air foundation is infused with a light touch of cucumber for flawless skin like Taylor’s. Goes on like cream and leaves skin naturally polished. Comes in a shade to match every skin tone. $12 nationwide.
America’s sweetheart Julia Roberts, 43, and mother of three stays sexy and alluring for husband Danny Moder with Lancome Teint Miracle. This oil-free formula with SPF 15 has a lightweight texture enriched with soothing rose extract to provide up to 18 hours of hydration. This formula creates a barely there complexion that never cakes and looks awesome for closeups. Suitable for sensitive skin. $37 at www.sephora.com.
CHASE THE BLUES AWAY
Avatar star, actress Zoe Saldana, 33, is still flying high as one of Hollywood’s latest celebrities thanks to Avon’s Eternal Magic Enchanted. “I never wanted to smell like flowers until I caught a whiff,” she says. “It’s feminine but not cloying.” $24 at www.Avon.com.
DANCE TO PERFECTION
Kristin Cavallari, 24, of Laguna Beach and The Hills, showed off her dancing chops on Dancing with the Stars. And although she was voted off far too soon, we could see her flawless complexion, which she credits to Suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser. It contains organic rice flour and citric acid to unclog pores, slough off dead cells and rejuvenate skin. The special formula is especially effective for acne and rosacea-prone skin. 1 oz. $10 at www.beautycollection.com.
LUSTROUS & LOVELY
Her breakthrough role came in Dark Angel, but since then Jessica Alba, 30, has married longtime beau Cash Warren and given birth twice. Now she revels in roles like Spy Kids 4 while promoting Revlon’s Super Lustrous Lipstick. You’ll have the softest, smoothest, most kissable lips with a shade for every mood. Made with mega-moisturizers and vitamins C and E. $8 nationwide.
FIT FOR A QUEEN
Australian beauty Cate Blanchett, 42, won a slew of awards for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth. Now the mother of three pitches SK II Facial Treatment Essence. Priced for royalty, the miracle water that makes skin glow was discovered in a Japanese sake brewery when people noticed the older workers had remarkably youthful hands. Now this age-defying lotion raises moisture levels instantly to improve skin texture and clarity in only two weeks. $155 at Saks Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdale’s exclusively.
OK, you may not look exactly like supermodel Christy Turlington when you wear Maybelline’s Expertwear Stylish Smokes Eyeshadow, but what can it hurt to try? Christy, 42, wife of actor/director Ed Burns always looks smokin’ hot. Now this ready-to-wear collection with four eye-opening shades in four different color palettes can help your peepers pop. About $5 nationwide.
CLASSIC & CLASSY
Single again Scarlett Johansson, 26, whose big break came in The Horse Whisperer, uses Dolce & Gabbana Classic Cream Lipstick to enhance her pouty lips. Exclusively at Saks, the bold and passionate shades of this provocative lipstick will make your lips sublimely sensual. $30 only at Saks Fifth Avenue.
With gorgeous blond locks that enchant, just like her Aussie accent, Naomi Watts, 43, mother to two, swears by Pantene Pro-V Flat to Volume Shampoo & Conditioner. This two-in-one beauty product cleans oil and product residue from the scalp, reviving limp strands. “With my hair, it’s all about getting full body without extensions,” says Naomi. Gentle enough for treated hair and reasonably priced. $7 nationwide.
SMELL LIKE SUCCESS
Mega model Heidi Klum, 38, has built an empire with her own clothing line and TV show. The host of Project Runway recently launched Heidi Klum Shine Eau de Toilette. Just a spritz instantly improves your mood claims the wife of singer Seal and mother of four. The sensual and feminine aroma exudes fruity and vanilla scents. Wear day or night to feel empowered. $35 at www.Amazon.com.
Oscar-winner Kate Winslet, 36, retains her gorgeous complexion with Lancome’s Regenerie Microlift R.A.R.E. This Intense targeted repositioning eye lifter firms skin and provides lasting results, even after 12 hours. Skin instantly looks smoother and more luminous. In four weeks, skin feels firmer and more resilient and facial contours appear reshaped. $99 at www.ecrater.com.
Indian movie star Freida Pinto, 26, who shot to fame in Slumdog Milliionaire, keeps her fresh-faced look with L’Oreal Paris Go 360 Deep Facial Cleansers. This pore cleaner comes in five varieties to match your skin type –normal, oily, acne-prone, sensitive or dry. These convenient super-soft, pop-out cleansing discs remove oil, dirt and makeup. Pores look visibly smaller. $5.59 at www.drugstore.com.
LET YOUR INNER QUEEN GLOW
Actress, singer, comedian Dana Elaine Owens – aka Queen Latifah – shows off her gorgeous bronze skin and stunning brown eyes with the Queen Collection from CoverGirl. The Natural Hue Mineral Bronzer helps the 41-year-old Chicago star pamper her skin the way it should be. It reduces shine for a sun-kissed glow. Check out all of the Queen Collection where CoverGirl products are sold. Bronzer is $7 nationwide.
Actress Jessica Biel, 28, knows how to make her eyes into her best asset with Revlon Grow Luscious Plumping Mascara. This full volume mascara enhances even thin lashes and complements the natural growth cycle, helping lashes grow stronger day after day. The tapered brush grabs every individual lash and coats it to plump perfection. Plumps lashes 200 percent instantly! $8 nationwide.
No roundup of products endorsed by stars would be complete without a shout-out from mother of twins and American Idol judge, Jennifer Lopez. The 42-year-old entertainer endorses L’Oreal Paris True Match Super Blendable Makeup. And the great thing is that I use this, too! It comes in a shade to match your skin tone as well as warm and cool tones, and slides on smoothly with fingertips. Micro-fine optical pearls diffuse skin’s imperfections, which is why J.Lo and I both look so wonderful! About $8 nationwide.