Celebrities are often thrust into a position of being publicly ridiculed for their looks but despite this some celebrities not only embrace it but actually turn it into a business. I think it’s genius if you can take your position of being a face for beauty and turn that into a business venture, and that’s what these 7 female celebrities have done. Interestingly it’s also worth noting just how many celebrities care about being cruelty-free. From makeup to sunless tanning, these smoking hot women know how to market their unique beauty to the masses.
Developed by former Victoria’s Secret Angel, Miranda Kerr, KORA aims to inspire people to nurture their bodies, embrace their unique beauty and understand the benefits of using certified organic skincare. Miranda is a natural beauty, the type you find walking around Australian country towns, but in the modelling world she can’t sit back and rest on her natural born graces, she needs to maintain her assets and believes organics are the best way to do it.
A 23-product line includes skincare and body products are infused with antioxidant rich noni extract, essential fatty acids, herbal extracts, essential oils and vitamins A, C and E – which all work to nourish, rehydrate and replenish the skin. The products are EcoCert, PETA certified cruelty-free, Australian made and all products are vegan excluding the Vitamin Enhanced Lip Balm.
Australia – Net-a-Porter, David Jones and Terry White
UK - Net-a-Porter
The Kardashian sisters may not be known for their natural beauty quite like Ms Kerr but you cannot deny that Kim, Khloe and Kourtney know how to create a spectacular face of makeup. Having all gone to beauty school at a very young age, the girls can do their own flawless makeup in minutes (something quite rare for women of their status).
Kardashian Beauty contains makeup, nail polish and a tinted body shimmer. The thing I love about their range is how the girls create the products – choosing to make things they personally require for their own regime. You can tell by looking at some of the products which ones were whose – Kim (va-va-voom faux lashes), Khloe (shimmery lids and cheeks) and Kourtney (sensible neutrals). The products aren’t tested on animals, just on Kardashian sisters.
Australia – Mecca Cosmetica and Mecca Maxima
USA – ULTA, Duane Reade, CVS, Ricky’s NYC and Fred Meyer
UK – Feel Unique
The only mexican I find more gorgeous than my Chihuahua would have to be Salma Hayek. She is an exotic beauty who can do no wrong with the incredible assets she has been given. It’s that exotic nature that Salma brings to her beauty line, combined with ancient beauty secrets passed down through generations.
It’s a full-service cruelty-free collection containing cosmetics, skincare, body care and hair care. Some of the products are packaged in innovative contraptions I’ve never seen before (Lip Quads, Eye Quads) while others remain in function-friendly units.
USA – Exclusive to CVS
Former Miss Universe, Jennifer Hawkins, is your typical bronzed beach babe. She has a killer tan to match that killer body but thankfully it’s all fake. J-Hawk is the queen of sunless tanning so it makes sense she would have an equally killer line of bronzers for us to use.
Jbronze by Jen Hawkins includes tanning mousse, tanning spray, tanning cream, face tan and an instant illuminiser. The range uses natural active ingredients, palm oil free, paraben free, safe to use while pregnant, not tested on animals (finished product nor ingredients) and are vegan-friendly.
Australia – Available from Jbronze, Priceline, most pharmacies and selected salons.
When I think “flower child” I think of Drew Barrymore, so it’s fitting that her beauty line is indeed called Flower. The range was created exclusively in partnership with Walmart because Drew wanted to make her line affordable for everyone. The custom-formulated, botanical-infused products give a luxury performance without the price tag. It’s the perfect embodiment of Ms Barrymore – pretty, quirky and accessible.
The line consists of cosmetics for face, eyes lips and nails. All products are made in the USA and cruelty-free.
USA – Exclusive to Walmart
Kat Von D
She’s the tattoo artist that took the world by storm with her kickass designs on Miami Ink, and later LA Ink. But for those of us who just love her style and incredible makeup we don’t have to go so far as to permanently ink ourselves. Kat has captured her eclectic mix of rock ‘n’ roll and old Hollywood glamour. The fact that Kat is equally as talented with a makeup brush as she is with a tattoo gun astounds us, but it speaks volumes as to why her bold look transforms so well into a cosmetic line.
What started out as a small collection of eyeliners and eyeshadows has rapidly grown to a full cosmetic range of currently 30 products, including fragrances and makeup brushes.
USA – Exclusive to Sephora
Another supermodel, another life changing skincare line. Meaningful Beauty was created when supermodel Cindy Crawford asked her own skin specialist to bottle his treatments so she could use it on the road. Who was that specialist? None other than the world-famous French anti-aging specialist Dr. Jean-Louis Sebagh.
The line includes 8 skincare essentials which all harness the power of Dr. Sebagh’s “Youth Molecule”, a powerful super-antioxidant called Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) sourced from a rare melon in France. It sounds very fancy but what we really care about is how Cindy has managed to not age a day in over 20 years!
Australia – Meaningful Beauty
USA – ULTA
UK – Meaningful Beauty
Have you tried any of these beauty brands? Do you have another celebrity brand you love? Let me know by commenting below!