9 Australian beauty products with glowing celebrity endorsements
By Briar Clark
Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / January 15 2024
Given their proximity to some of the world’s best makeup artists, facialists and hair stylists, when it comes to beauty products, celebrity endorsements will always be a trusted review source.
From a celebrity’s favourite foundation, to their fragrance of choice, the mascaras they wear, and the natural beauty buys they keep coming back to, we’ll blindly follow their bidding and try half of their routines if it means we come out of it looking red carpet-worthy.
But there’s something all the more special when the products they love are homegrown heroes that we’ve known and loved ourselves for years.
Ahead, you’ll find a hoard of Australian beauty products that celebrities have publicly claimed to love and use, and if you haven’t already, take the opportunity to support local talent and try them too.
CabanaGlow™ SPF50 Mineral Glow Serum Drops
Kaley Cuoco's makeup artist Courtney Hart used this Drunk Elephant Bronzing Drops dupe on The Big Bang Theory star to prep her skin prior to the 2024 Critics Choice Awards. "After Kaley's skin was prepped I began her look by mixing [Naked Sundays] Cabana Glow SPF 50 Mineral Glow Serum Drops in the colours Pearl ($45 at Naked Sundays) and Bronze ($45 at Naked Sundays). This gave me an illuminating base to the skin," Hart said via Instagram. "I love putting a product that glows under foundation, [and] Naked Sundays Glow Serum drops are super hydrating and nourish the skin as well as provide the perfect glow."
ILIA Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40
Vanessa Hudgens and Miranda Kerr are fans of Aussie makeup brand ILIA’s Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40 ($79 at MECCA) and both celebs count it as their go-to foundation. Kerr wore the skin tint on the 2022 Met Gala Red Carpet, but as Hudgens told Refinery29, she just really loves the multipurpose formula. “I love a moisturiser and sunscreen put together,” she explained. “[It’s] a tinted moisturiser with hyaluronic acid and sunscreen — I love things that make life easy.”
Aesop Amazing Face Cleanser
Australian luxury skincare, body care and wellness brand Aesop has managed to win the endorsement of Stranger Things star and self-professed skin care junkie Sadie Sink. Sink told L'OFFICIEL she uses the Aesop Amazing Face Cleanser ($57 at Adore Beauty) to wash her face every single day, likely because it’s gentle on skin. But we’ll see how long that lasts because in Sink’s own words: “I can never remain consistent with a skin care routine because I'll find something new that I want to try and it'll change my entire routine”.
Ere Perez Aloe Gel Lash & Brow Mascara
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is an Anastasia Beverly Hills clear brow gel loyalist, but she admitted via the Rose Inc Youtube channel that she’s fallen in love with the Ere Perez Aloe Gel Lash & Brow Mascara ($40 at Mecca) because it’s “a pretty great clean alternative.”
“I love the way it brushes through the eyebrow and gives them a sort of feathered look and it really does hold them down throughout the day,” she explained in the video.
Aesop Immediate Moisture Facial Hydrosol
Margot Robbie dished to Vogue Australia that she’s “all about spritzes. Aesop has really good facial mists that I have in my bag all the time because my skin gets so dry.” Her favourite from the luxury wellness brand is the Aesop Immediate Moisture Facial Hydrosol ($30 at Adore Beauty), which is infused with botanical actives derived from rose petals, bergamot and chamomile.
Lucas’ Papaw Ointment
“I discovered [Lucas’ Papaw Ointment]($6.99 at Chemist Warehouse) maybe ten years ago, and I probably have ten tubes of this stuff just laying around. I even had the big red tub next to my bed for a while,” Lucy Hale told The Strategist. “Every makeup artist I know has it in their kit… [It’s] super basic. I put it on my elbows, cuticles, hands, sunburned skin, basically everything.”
“Even if I’m not wearing any makeup, I at least have some of this on my lips,” she continued. “I have what I like to call lip balm anxiety: I have to have lip balm on me or at least in the room because I hate not having anything on my lips, and I kind of panic when I can’t find any.”
Trilogy Rosehip Oil
Cara Delevingne outed herself as a Trilogy Rosehip Oil ($26.69 at Chemist Warehouse) stan in an interview with Harper's Bazaar, claiming the essential fatty acid-rich rosehip oil is a "skin smoothing hero".
"I like to add a few drops [to my skin care routine] after cleansing in the evening and before my moisturiser come morning”, she explained to the publication.
Go-To Exfoliating Swipeys
Back in 2020, Kylie Jenner dished to her Instagram followers in a series of story posts that she had been using the Go-To Exfoliating Swipeys ($46 at Mecca) and adored the lactic acid and aloe vera-enriched glow-enhancing formula. “Exfoliating pads which I love; a little Go-To situation,” she told her followers, flashing the product to the camera in the video.
The Beauty Chef Glow Inner Beauty Powder
Actress Naomi Watts really rates a holistic approach to her beauty routine and relies on The Beauty Chef Glow Inner Beauty Powder ($69 at Adore Beauty) to take care of her skin from the inside out. "I've been really into products from The Beauty Chef. I love adding the Hydration or Collagen Boosts to my water,” she told Who What Wear. “Its Glow Inner Beauty Powder is also really great for the skin."
Briar is the Beauty Editor at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Refinery29, Girlfriend and beautyheaven.