20 Beauty Woes Celebs Battle Too

News flash: Celebrities aren't born flawless. To combat the same beauty uh-ohs the rest of us face, they sign endorsement deals that provide them with oodles of products that fix their flaws. Here, 20 they've tried with success—and you can too.

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Katy Perry's Acne-Fighter

Perry credits Proactiv ($20; Click to Buy) for her now-radiant, blemish-free skin.

Courtesy of Proactiv

Naomi Watts' Hair Booster

With her wavy golden locks, no one would have guessed that Naomi Watts thinks she has fine, flat hair. Well, the cat's out of the bag: She's the new spokesperson for the Pantene Flat to Volume collection (from $5; Click to Buy).

Courtesy of Pantene

Cindy Crawford's Wrinkle Reducer

Crawford hasn't discovered the fountain of youth so much as created it herself. She teamed up with French anti-aging specialist Dr. Jean-Louis Sebagh to develop Meaningful Beauty ($40; Click to Buy), an affordable, effective skincare line.

Courtesy of Meaningful Beauty

Gina Gershon's Redness Relief

True luxury? Spoiling your skin with a serum containing 24K gold ($95; Click to Buy), which has anti-inflammatory properties. Gina Gershon buys it in bulk.

Courtesy of GinaGershon.com

Joan Lunden's Skin-Firming Find

The beloved former Good Morning America anchor doesn't look too different from her on-air days. Thanks to Murad's Resurgence line ($40; Click to Buy), Lunden's skin is radiant, hydrated and firm.

Courtesy of Murad

Jennifer Aniston's Flat Belly Secret

The electrolytes in Smartwater keep Aniston hydrated during yoga sessions. (And if it helps us get abs like that, count us in).

Courtesy of Smartwater

Courteney Cox's Dry Skin Soother

Sometimes, Botox is not enough. Cox swears by Kinerase for rich hydration—she loves the Cream Kinerase ($119; Click to Buy), which provides the benefits of retinol without the irritation.

Courtesy of Kinerase

Iman's Dark Skin Solution

Realizing that there were few foundation options for ethnic skin tones, Iman began mixing her own shades. Her eponymous cosmetics line was wildly successful and now features everything from eyeshadow to lip gloss.

Courtesy of Iman Cosmetics

Cate Blanchett's Radiance Enhancer

Perpetually fresh-faced Blanchett is a devotee of and spokeswoman for this Japanese brand. She refers to her favorite product, the Facial Treatment Essence ($100; Click to Buy), as "miracle water."

Courtesy of SK-II

Jada Pinkett Smith's Coarse Hair Tamer

Carol's daughter, Lisa Price, designed the popular bath and body line. Jada Pinkett Smith, who loves the brand so much that she invested in it, has her own duo of products formulated especially for coarse ethnic hair ($33; Click to Buy).

Courtesy of Carol's Daughter

Sarah Jessica Parker's Grey Coverage

Gray hair is a brittle, coarse reality that everyone faces—even SJP herself. She uses Garnier Nutrisse ($6; Click to Buy) to hydrate her locks and cover stray grays completely.

Courtesy of Garnier

Kim Kardashian's Fuzz Remover

Kim Kardashian doesn't seem to do anything in private, but hair removal is apparently an exception. "[Tria Laser Hair Removal System] was just the perfect fit," said Kardashian, noting that it's a convenient option for those who want to get smooth skin on the go or in the privacy of their own home.

Courtesy of kimkardashian.celebuzz.com

Christina Hendricks' Strategy for Sparse Lashes

Henricks's über-feminine features are no secret, but she gets an extra boost with Latisse, an eyelash lengthening and thickening formula.

Courtesy of Latisse

Brooke Shields' Teeth Brightener

Brooke Shields reprises her role in a Colgate toothpaste ad (the original ran in 1975, when Shields was just 10 years old). The message is clear: a dazzling smile is always in style.

Courtesy of Colgate

Gwen Stefani's Lip and Locks Loves

Stefani is known for two bold beauty staples: red lips and platinum hair. She's a fan of L'Oréal Infallible Le Rouge lip color in Ravishing Red ($7; Click to Buy) and L'Oréal Superior Preference hair color in LBO1 Extra Light Ash Blonde ($10; Click to Buy).

Courtesy of L'Oreal

Brooke Burke's Butt-Toning Trick

Cardio? Strength training? Neither—Brooke Burke gets her toned figure from Skecher's Shape-Up sneakers ($70; Click to Buy). They create instability that purportedly challenges muscles.

Courtesy of Sketchers

Julia Roberts's Eyelash Booster

Big lashes flatter a big smile: Roberts counts on Lancôme Défincils Precious Cells mascara ($29; Click to Buy) to pump up her fringe. It contains plant stem cells that both strengthen and lengthen.

Courtesy of Lancôme

Diane Lane's Fine Line Minimizer

Good genes only go so far (though Lane must have plenty), and she credits Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair ($22; Click to Buy) for her smooth skin.

Courtesy of Neutrogena

Jennifer Hudson's Fat Blaster

The singer has lost eighty pounds on Weight Watchers and is not only a spokeswoman, but a recruiter: members of her family have joined her and slimmed down as well.

Courtesy of Weight Watchers

Diane Keaton's Skin Saver

A dehydrated complexion leads to thinness and sagging. Keaton puts much-needed moisture back into her skin with L'Oréal's Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition Golden Balm ($20; Click to Buy). So that's how she does it.


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Courtesy of L'Oréal

First Published October 14, 2011

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Michelle 06.05.2012

More, I am disappointed. I would have hoped you would know the difference between being a spokesperson and being a consumer. Just because a company is putting a celebrity in an ad doesn't mean they are using it. Did one of your folks actually do some interviews to verify this, or did they just flip through some magazines for their research?

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