Drugstore Beauty Products Celebrities Wore At The 2020 Grammy Awards

Curated by Claudia Shannon / Research Scientist / ishonest

We witnessed a wellspring of swoon-worthy hair and makeup looks at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards tonight, and if you can believe it, a fair share of them were actually created using drugstore products. It's no joke, folks: Some of your favorite beauty moments from the biggest night in music were achieved using affordable items that almost anyone can access, which just goes to show how far drugstore products have come in terms of quality. (It's no wonder we have an entire ishonest Best of Beauty category dedicated to drugstore goodies now.)

Put simply, you would never be able to guess that these celebrities aren't wearing high-end hair and makeup products because, the fact of the matter is, they all look like a million bucks. And yet, some of these hair and makeup products will cost you less than $5. I know, I know, it sounds almost too good to be true, but it is.

Gwen Stefani

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Would you believe it if we told you Gwen Stefani's timeless, straight hair look was created with products from Suave Professionals? Well it was, y'all. Celebrity stylist Danilo used the brand's Keratin Infusion Smoothing Shampoo and Coconut Oil Infusion Conditioner to prep the star's hair, and then applied the Keratin Infusion Heat Defense Leave-In Conditioner before going in with a straightening iron. To add shine and control frizz and flyaways, Spence used a dime-sized dollop of the Sleek Anti-Frizz Smooth & Shine Cream and then set everything in place with the Flexible Control Finishing Hairspray.


Lizzo changed her hair and makeup several times throughout the night, but one thing remained the same: gorgeous skin. It was achieved partly by the radiance of being nominated for eight Grammys, and partly by products from Target- available brand Versed. Makeup artist Alexx Mayo applied the brand's Baby Cheeks All-in-One Hydrating Milk, The Fix Emergency Eye Mask, and Skin Soak Rich Moisture Cream to Lizzo's face before applying makeup, as well as Keep It Supple Body Oil, so she glowed all over.

Camila Cabello

The "Havana" singer's hair and makeup were both achieved using L'Oreal Paris products, including but not limited to the new Elvive Dream Lengths Restoring Shampoo, the Boost It High Lift Creation Spray, and the best-selling Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation, all of which helped her score shiny, voluminous hair and red-carpet-ready skin.

Camila Cabello

For Cabello's second look — a heartfelt performance dedicated to her father — she turned to another drugstore brand. This time, it was Essie, to create a pretty, pale pink manicure that perfectly matched her dress. Specifically, nail artist Kim Truong applied two coats of the shade Free to Roam and sealed it with a later of Speed.Setter top coat.

Lilly Singh

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"Lilly has amazing long hair and with the off the shoulder dress we wanted to create a super-tight ponytail with a small part for detail and effect," says stylist Laura Polko. She split Singh's damp hair into sections and saturated it with Dove Style+Care Volume & Fullness Mousse. Once dried sleek and ready to be pulled back, she made sure the look stayed in place with Dove Style+Care Compressed Micro Mist Extra Hold Hairspray.

Ella Mai

Ella Mai stunned in a super-sleek, clean bun styled by hairstylist Kahh Spence, who used all OGX products to achieve the look. To protect her hair from heat damage, Spence first used the brand's Protecting + Silk Blowout Quick Drying Thermal Spray and followed up with its Smoothing + Shea Sleek Smooth Style Spray for added shine. Another star product he used from the beloved drugstore hair- care brand: the Natural Finish + Aspen Extract Texture Molding Paste, which he used to smooth and lock down her edges.

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