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Get the A-lister glow: The beauty brands approved by the stars

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Are you intrigued by the products the stars use to achieve glowing skin or perfectly sculpted eyebrows? From natural skincare to hype-worthy makeup, these beauty brands have proven their worth with A-list celebrities.

Emma Lewisham

From left: Skin Reset Serum, $152 from Emma Lewisham, Illuminating Exfoliant, $85 from Emma Lewisham.

The made-in-New Zealand skincare brand has won the hearts of celebrities worldwide, and it’s easy to see why. Emma Lewisham’s products strike a balance between naturally derived ingredients and scientifically proven formulations, and importantly, they’re not tested on animals and are pregnancy-safe.

Actresses like Margot Robbie and Naomi Watts are said to be fans of the range, and the products are even found on Goop, meaning that clean beauty advocate Gwyneth Paltrow has given them her seal of approval.

Our favourite Emma Lewisham product would have to be the Skin Reset Serum. This lightweight formulation restores radiance and works to even skin tone.

Charlotte Tilbury

From left: Hollywood flawless filter foundation, $70.58 from Charlotte Tilbury, Pillow talk lipstick, $53.21 from Charlotte Tilbury.

She’s a celebrity beauty artist who has painted the faces of everyone from Kate Moss to Bella Hadid, so it’s no wonder that A-listers flock to the Charlotte Tilbury makeup and skincare range.

Charlotte brings her signature glowy, supermodel-esque look to the masses through her range. Its most iconic products include the Hollywood Flawless Filter, a glowy foundation that delivers a poreless finish, and the Pillow Talk lipstick, available in various nude and pinky shades that enhance your natural lip colour while softening and conditioning.

Fenty Beauty

From left: Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation, $69 from Sephora, Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer, $51 from Sephora.

As a successful popstar herself, it’s no surprise that Rihanna’s makeup line, Fenty Beauty, has quickly become the world’s most successful celebrity beauty line. It was created to bring inclusivity to women everywhere, so the Fenty Beauty shade range and formulas cater for traditionally harder-to-match skin tones and skin types. For all your skincare needs, Rihanna has also formulated the Fenty Skin range.

Supermodel Gigi Hadid adores her Fenty products, and other superstars such as Cardi B, Cara Delevingne and Naomi Campbell have also been snapped sporting gorgeous Fenty looks.

If we had to pick one Fenty Beauty product, it would be the Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation. Lightweight yet buildable, it uses climate-adaptive technology to fight heat, sweat and shine for an oil-free finish.

Anastasia Beverley Hills

From left: Brow Whiz, $45 from Sephora, Lash Sculpt Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara, $54 from Sephora.

In the ’90s, ‘eyebrow queen’ Anastasia Soare realised that there were barely any brow products on offer, not to mention the absence of Hollywood makeup artists who specialised in eyebrows. Developing a technique for shaping eyebrows according to an individual’s bone structure and natural brow shape, by 1997, Anastasia was running her own product line and salon on Beverly Hills’ Bedford Drive, garnering an impressive line-up of celebrity clients like Cindy Crawford and Jennifer Lopez.

Anastasia Beverley Hills’ bestselling product is the revolutionary Brow Whiz Eyebrow Pencil. A professional-quality tool with an ultra-fine tip for maximum precision, it’s best used for outlining or detailing brows to add natural-looking texture and mimic the appearance of a fuller brow.

Kylie Cosmetics

From left: High Gloss, $33 from Mecca, Kylie Cosmetics Kylash Mascara 001 Black, $42 from Mecca.

Reality TV star turned makeup mogul Kylie Jenner first took the world by storm in 2015 with the release of her Kylie Lip Kits (liquid lipstick and lip liner), sparking her expansion into Kylie Cosmetics. Affordable yet high-performing, Kylie Cosmetics is loved by many for its long-wearing lip products and extensive shade range, including by her famous friends Hailey Baldwin and Sofia Richie, sister Kim Kardashian, and niece North West.

Kylie Cosmetics bestsellers include the High Gloss for a high-shine and coloured finish and the vegan Kylash Volume Mascara for achieving defined, fuller lashes.

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