We love a good beauty hack, mostly because it means we’re repurposing a product we already own to improve the state of our hair, skin, makeup look, etc. Some of our favorite hacks? Dipping just-painted nails in cold water to make them dry faster and dabbing concealer under our noses to brighten our entire complexion in a flash, to name a few. So while we’ve picked up many of these tricks from makeup artists, Pinterest—even fellow beauty editors—we’re especially tickled when we learn a new tip from Hollywood’s finest.

From Beyoncé’s genius lash-curling trick to Jessica Alba’s unexpected pimple-hiding hack, we’ve compiled our favorite time-saving and, not to mention, money-saving tips—each hack-producing product can be found at your local drugstore. Keep scrolling to learn more!



Nyx’s Proof It Eyeshadow Primer ($7)

Jessica Alba’s makeup artist employs the most simple and effective pimple-concealing trick: eye shadow primer. Martin tells us that he uses Nyx’s Proof It Eyeshadow Primer, essentially as spackle on top of a nasty breakout. It creates a smooth surface to apply makeup on top of, and sticks to the skin “like glue.”



Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream ($6)

Steal Keke Palmer’s genius lip-plumping hack: After applying lip liner and lipstick, she dabs on a matching shade of Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream on the center of her pout for dimension.



Aquaphor ($5)