How To Replicate Your Favorite Celebrity Looks (Without Breaking The Bank)

Sep 27, 2021
How To Replicate Your Favorite Celebrity Looks (Without Breaking The Bank)

Ever wish that you could copy a celebrity’s look? Yeah, us too. But don’t worry because you aren’t alone in your pursuit to purchase products that’ll make you look like a Hollywood Starlet. Besides, they say the finest form of flattery is imitation, right?

Whether you are eyeing a model’s winged eye or a singer’s bold look, here are 7 of our favourite celebrity beauty icons and how you can snag their look for a lot less.

Chrissy Teigen

John Legend’s beautiful muse really takes the cake when it comes to being one of the top celebrities beauty gurus try to copy. In fact, you can find millions of people online attempting to snag her look across different media such as Youtube and IG. In order to snag Teigen’s signature glow, the answer is, honestly, SUPER simple.

aa E! News spoke with Chrissy’s makeup artist, Mary Phillips to get the rundown on exactly what she does to make Chrissy seem to glow from the inside out. The answer? Moisturizer.

But wait….The key to her glow is moisturizer OVER makeup. Say what? You heard it right. She apparently uses this trick with all her clients and says that it is the key to keeping makeup looking like it was just applied all day long. Her favourite product is Creme de la Mer, but instead of paying over $100 dollars, try South Beach Skin Lab’s Repair and Release Cream. Not only will you moisturize your skin, but you’ll also be fighting off signs of aging. It’s a two-for-one that’s perfect for all!


Ah. Sasha Fierce. Beyonce is known for keeping a well-sculpted cheekbone and her signature glossy lips. To snag Beyonce’s look, take a trip to your local Ulta. While you will find countless brands in this beauty mega-store, they also carry NYX palettes that run from $10 to $30. Their contour palettes come with several colours along with highlighter in both matte and illuminating shades.

Gigi Hadid

Victoria Secret supermodel, Gigi Hadid, loves herself a great cat-eye. While Gigi’s makeup artist likely uses a brand most of us only dream of affording, there’s still hope to copy the look using ELF’s AMAZING liquid eyeliner.

claer ELF is known for making products that are usually all under $10. Ranging from $2-$4, depending on the store, you can snag ELF’s precise liquid eyeliner for next to nothing. Then try to find a guru on Youtube to teach you how to “wing” it and you are all set!

Gina Rodriguez

Classic and bronzed, Gina’s look is natural, even when she is glammed up for the night. To achieve her famed look, make sure to use a sculpted contour brush that allows you to really hit the correct spot on your face with a bronzer.

Too much is clearly not natural but if you can find the line of your cheekbone using the side of your brush, you will come off with a clean, natural look. Wipe away any residual bronzer and you are ready for a night on the town.

As for products? Anything by Maybelline really does an amazing job at creating a summer glow year-round.

Taylor Swift

The classic All-American girl. Taylor Swift loves her pale skin, and you never see her using anything bronze on her face. She really embraces her natural self, except for the brazen red lip she’s sported over the last few years. She typically sticks with it although she has been known to switch it up from time to time.

One of the prettiest reds out there comes from the Wet and Wild beauty line. For under $3, you can choose the shade right for your skin tone and get ready to be just as classic as your favourite singer.

Nicki Minaj

Nicki is all about the “impact factor”. Her makeup is often bright and bold just like her musical style. To achieve her look, you will want to go for bright eye shadow hues and a pink pouty lip.

Replicate Minaj’s eyes with products from NYX. The beauty brand makes some really amazing eye pallets that come in some crazy shades. And now is the perfect time to push yourself to try new colours! If you want even more vibrant hues, Kat Von D’s makeup line also has shades that rival Picasso.

As far as lips go, you can use a hot pink ELF lip gloss for $1 on their website. Remember, ELF is always cheaper online. They do not package their products in brilliant ways to keep prices simple.

Reese Witherspoon

Arguably one of the most classic beauties in Hollywood, Reese keeps her looks simple but also focuses quite a bit of attention on her lips and very noticeable cheekbones.

rub to hard She sticks to quite a few shades of rose, red, and pink but her trademark might just be how “peachy keen” her makeup can get. From eye shadow to shimmery highlighter, Reese is the queen of taking the colour peach and using it for almost any occasion.

Instead of going after many of the Laura Mercier options she typically leans towards, you can try Urban Decay’s “Naked” Palette or the underrated beauty brand Morphe. They have a lovely makeup palette called Copper Spice, and while yes, there are a lot of bronze options there are also some magnificent warmer colours to choose from as well.

Glam Like You Mean It

Everyone wants to look like a million bucks when they have a special event to go to. Or maybe you just want to look glammed up for the fun of it (which, by the way, is actually just as much fun). Mimicking your favorite starlets’ looks is definitely possible, thanks to pioneers like beauty gurus online and on the web. There are more and more brands heeding the call of women who can look just as amazing as these celebrities without paying the price.