The actresses who star in Hollywood’s hit movies are some of the most beautiful women in the world. Not only are they stunning but they are artistically talented and business-minded. They are seemingly perfect. Like, seriously, is there anything wrong with Jennifer Aniston at all? In fact, some of these talented, beautiful, intelligent women are so smart that they’ve found a way to make money off of their beauty through beauty lines.
Of course, the degree to which said celebrities participate in their brand varies. In some cases, the celebrity is extremely invested and may have even founded her brand. Being invested in the day-to-day operations of a beauty line is a bit taxing for somebody still starring in blockbusters, so in other cases celebrities will become the face of the brand and take on a consulting position. Those even more distantly involved with beauty lines will simply invest money into a brand.
Even though these women have won the gene lottery, they understand that from time to time all women may need a wrinkle reducing moisturizer or volumizing mascara. Whether these women are the CEOs or just friendly investors, they are smart enough to know that beauty is a business and have made the genius decision to get involved in the beauty industry. Here are 11 beautiful celebrities who own beauty lines:
11. Jessica Alba & Honest
What woman wouldn’t want to look like Jessica Alba? Honestly, if I woke up tomorrow and suddenly looked like Alba, I wouldn’t ask any questions. I’d just go with it because it would be amazing. So, obviously she should have a beauty line, right? She does but unfortunately the transformation into Jessica Alba is sold separately. She founded a company called Honest, which started as a supplier of all-natural baby goods. The company has recently expanded, but not without backlash. After releasing sunscreen, many customers took to Twitter to post pictures of their sunburns and complaints that the sunscreen was ineffective. She recently expanded Honest to supply beauty and skin care items, aimed at a diverse group of women. If it can make me look just a little bit like Jessica Alba, I’m sold.
10. Jennifer Aniston & Living Proof
Aniston has been known for her hair since the 90s, when just about everyone in America got “The Rachel” haircut. Being the hair icon that she is, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that Aniston has invested in and become the spokesperson of a hair company called Living Proof. It probably won’t get you strands that an entire nation is envious of, because we’ve got to assume that Aniston’s genes have something to do with her glorious mane, but she claims to use the products herself – so it’s worth a shot.
9. Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen & Elizabeth and James
Elizabeth and James started as one of Mary Kate and Ashley’s fashion labels but has since expanded into beauty products as well. In 2013 they introduced two fragrances: Nirvana Black and Nirvana White. Due to the success of these perfumes, they have since expanded each scent into a hand cream, body oil and dry shampoo. While the dry shampoo is a little pricey for dry shampoo, it has been raved about by many in the beauty industry. If ever there was dry shampoo to splurge on, dry shampoo by the ladies who coined “You got it, dude!” is the one.
8. Kim Kardashian & Kardashian Beauty
Kim Kardashian is known for her makeup techniques. I mean, she basically made contouring a thing. As a family who likes to cash in wherever, however and whenever they can, it should be no surprise that they cashed in on their makeup looks by launching Kardashian Beauty. Kardashian Beauty sells a large variety of makeup, plus hair styling tools. On top of that, businesswoman Kim bought the licensing rights in America for Biotulin, a botox-like gel. At less than $60 a bottle, this is a steal considering botox costs a wee bit more than that.
7. Kyie Jenner & Lip Kit by Kylie
It takes a bit more than just a lipstick to achieve Kylie Jenner’s lips, as she had admitted to getting injections to achieve her fuller pout. She cashed in on the attention paid to her lips by the media and launch Lip Kit by Kylie, her own lip kit line consisting of three different shades. The lip kits sold out in minutes, causing the site to crash later from all of the traffic it received. Kylie restocked her lip kits, only to have them sold out again. Apparently everyone wants that much talked about Kylie pout.
6. Olivia Palermo & Ciaté
Olivia Palermo has been known for her exquisite style for some time. She was first introduced to the world in The Hills where she worked for Diane von Furstenberg then at Elle. She later appeared as a guest judge on Project Runway and the British and Irish version of Next Top Model. She was invited by Stuart Weitzman to design a shoe and served as a guest editor on Piperlime.com. Oh, and on top of all of that, in 2012, the New York Post named her the best dressed New Yorker. So, you get. The girl has style. It’s not surprise that she serves as Ciaté’s Guest Creative Director. Her first collect with the brand launched this Fall.
5. Alexa Chung & Eyeko
Like Palermo, Alexa Chung is another “it girl” with amazing style. She is such an it girl that she released a book entitled It in 2013. The Brit began her career modeling before jumping into working as a television personality and in fashion journalism, eventually working as a contributing editor of British Vogue. Being that she’s known for her eyes and always rocking a cat eye, when she took on the role of Eyeko’s Creative Director she released and eyeliner and mascara with the brand. The eyeliner is supposed to be easy to use and able to give you the perfect cat eye like Chung.
4. Elle Macpherson & WelleCo
Elle Macpherson was one of the hottest supermodels in the world and is still looking absolutely gorgeous now that she’s in her fifties. She appeared on Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue five times and earned the nickname “The Body” because, well, you know, her body. Macpherson hasn’t kept her body in tip top shape for half a century by magic. She’s all about the health. She even co-founded a health and wellness company called WelleCo, where she sells The Super Elixir, a powder that Macpherson credits for looking so incredible all these years.
3. Eva Mendes & Circa
Eva Mendes is also known as the mother to Ryan Gosling’s baby, which means she had sex with Ryan Gosling. Listen, I will buy anything from the woman who was able to seduce Ryan Gosling. Eva, tell me all of your secrets! Luckily for the world, Mendes is supplying us with makeup to seduce the Ryan Goslings of the world at an affordable price. Her line is available exclusively at Walgreens. Having grown up in a lower-middle class family, Mendes was unable to buy the pricey brands and mostly bought her makeup from drugstores. Since the quality of the products in drugstores was so poor, she wanted to make a high quality line for an affordable price, which is pretty freaking cool.
2. Gwyneth Paltrow & Juice Beauty
Being an Academy Award winning actress wasn’t enough for Gwyneth Paltrow. She had to go and start a lifestyle website, known as Goop, and expand into beauty as well. If you know anything about Goop, you know that Paltrow is all about that organic life. The same goes for her new beauty line. In 2015, she was announced as the Creative Director for Juice Beauty, which will be an eco-friendly line and serve as Goop’s first venture into the beauty world. It’s safe to assume that Paltrow’s line won’t be cheap as not many things on Goop are.
1. Drew Barrymore & Flower
Drew Barrymore has successfully made the transition from child actor into adult movie star. On top of that, she also took the dive into the beauty industry. Her line is called Flower Beauty because what else would this flower child’s line be called? It carries both cosmetics, fragrances and has also expanded to selling sunglasses. Even better yet, the line is affordable and sold at Walmart. While celebrity beauty ventures are always fun, they are even more so when you can actually afford to try them out.