Kate Beckinsale loves this £2 lip balm

When it comes to celebrity beauty routines, we often think they’ll include countless expensive products we can’t afford (and often that is true). But, occasionally a celeb comes along and blows that theory right out of the water, professing their love for a budget beauty buy that we can all get on board with.

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Kate Beckinsale is one of the latest celebrities to do just that. In a recent interview with People, the actress shared her beauty secrets, revealing a rather low-key approach to her skincare and beauty routine.

She revealed that her hero products are all budget buys: Cetaphil soap, Pantene shampoo and conditioner – ‘my hair really likes it’ – and cherry and strawberry Chapstick, which she calls her ‘absolute jam’ and still uses today. At £2, the Chapstick is a great budget beauty buy – it has 4.5 stars out of 5 on Amazon and has attracted many five star reviews: ‘Bought these as they reminded me of my teenage years’ and they are ‘still very good’ wrote one happy shopper.

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Chapstick Classic Lip Balm With Cherry Flavour, £5.99 for pack of 3, Amazon

Kate’s other beauty and wellness must-haves include insisting on a bath every evening: ‘Even when it’s Oscar night and you’re getting home at seven in the morning once you’ve been to 15 parties. I still have to go through the whole bath thing,’ she said.

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And she puts her good skin down to her mum’s genes as well as using SPF70 all the time as a child.

As well as Kate Beckinsale, other celebrities who are fiercely loyal to purse-friendly beauty buys include Victoria Beckham (she’s often touted Caudalie’s £12 Beauty Elixir as a favourite product), Davina McCall and Amanda Holden (they’ve both professed their love for Trinny London’s £26 Miracle Blur before) and Adele, who used a £26 eyeliner for her Vogue cover look.