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Are Your Favorite Celebrity Makeup Products Really Worth The Hype?

Updated June 15, 2019 1.2k votes 310 voters 7.3k views12 items

List RulesVote up the celeb makeup products you absolutely swear by.

Tend to roll your eyes at the mention of celebrities with makeup lines? When it comes to celebrity beauty products, it can be hard to sort out which lines are really worth the hype and which are actually high quality brands. Don't worry – you've come to the right place for a few hints about which celeb makeup lines are worth buying, let alone putting on your face.

Here you'll find reviews of celebrity beauty products, from the revolutionary to the less-than-stellar. As you'll see, some stars have worked hard to create brands that not only do their job to enhance your natural beauty, but include skin-nourishing ingredients with unexpected benefits. On the other hand, you'll see which products aren't exactly hype-worthy, and get alternative suggestions to help you achieve the same look at a fraction of the price. 

So, the next time you find yourself wondering, "How good are celebrity makeup products?" you'll have answers handy. Vote up your personal picks to help other readers out, too.

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    Rihanna's highly anticipated brand, Fenty Beauty, made an instant splash upon its 2017 debut. During an interview at the brand's launch party, the new makeup guru talked about how much of the two-year development period was dedicated to achieving the perfect skin tone matches for women everywhere:

    "The biggest challenge was making sure that each product covered all skin tones, and it was a challenge I was up for... I didn’t care how long it took, I was going to make sure that we covered most skin tones. Diversity and inclusively are important to the brand. I hope that fans, makeup lovers, and makeup artists feel that."

    Not only is the focus on inclusively amazing, critics are already raving about the staying power of the makeup, which is so impressive it's nearly sweat- and humidity-proof.

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    Kat Von D may have started out as a killer tattoo artist, but these days she's almost as well-known for her makeup line, Kat Von D Beauty, which she founded in 2008. The colorful, edgy line features everything from blush to wild colored lipstick.

    Does the line live up to it's massive cult following? In a word, yes! Not only does it feature fun, hand-drawn packaging, the quality of the rich, pigmented formulas is definitely top notch. Her Studded Kiss lipsticks remain among the top sellers at Sephora, and the Tattoo Liner in Trooper is a favorite of cat-eye lovers everywhere.

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    Don't let the fact that you can find Drew Barrymore's Flower Beauty at Wal-Mart fool you – this was a specific choice on her part in order to offer a great brand at an affordable price. Her brand includes go-tos like priming BB cream, moisturizing, colorful lip butter, and a stellar concealer. Then there are her powder blushes – Allure named them the best of 2017.

    If you're looking for high-performance makeup for less, Flower Beauty might be your new favorite brand.

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    Re(marc)able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate's claim to fame is that it only takes a tiny bit to achieve full coverage. Like the rest of the Marc Jacobs Beauty line, it's high-end with a price tag to match: $55. That cost gets steeper when you consider that the foundation may crease on some skin types, and that it doesn't offer much better coverage than other foundations.

    If you're looking for a much more affordable option to get the job done, try L'Oreal's Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation, which tends to run under $20.

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