Budget beauty tips of the stars

WE'LL HAVE WHAT SHE'S HAVING: Megan Fox's skin simply glows.
WE'LL HAVE WHAT SHE'S HAVING: Megan Fox's skin simply glows.

They might earn millions of dollars a year, but celebrities are no strangers to cheap beauty fixes.

While Megan Fox uses some expensive beauty treatments - she's a fan of placenta facials - the actress and mother of two is also keen on cheap and easy beauty remedies.

"One of my top skincare tips is a DIY facial treatment,'' the 27-year-old says in the latest edition of British InStyle magazine.

''I mix Eucerin's Aquaphor Skin Balm with Miaroma Grapeseed Oil to make a face mask. It's extremely hydrating and great for both dry and pregnancy skin.''

She also regularly likes to use vanilla oil as a fragrance, which she picks up from a grocery store. Fox says it reminds her of ''baking cookies and cakes''.

It's not only her perfume that Fox keeps low key - she also likes to tone down her make-up when she's not on screen or on the red carpet.

''I don't wear a lot of make-up when I'm not working, but I do always apply black mascara to make my eyes pop,'' she says.

The actress gave birth to her second son Bodhi in February.

Fox is not the only actress to use cheap beauty treatments.

While she is the face of SK-II, Cate Blanchett's fuss-free beauty regimen involves slapping on sunscreen every day, with the gorgeous star telling Glamour magazine that she uses "a very strong sunscreen."

Blanchett also takes Chlorophyl daily, giving it to her children as well in the mornings, telling Style.com that she takes it to stay healthy.

"If your gut is in good condition, then your skin will be in good condition," says Blanchett, who also takes a spoonful of manuka honey in the morning.

Blanchett also told the British edition of InStyle magazine that she likes to make her own scrub.

The Blue Jasmine star mixes grapefruit juice, sea salt and either olive oil or macadamia oil, which the actress says is "a beauty trick taught to me by a friend of mine." We're trying it! 

Sydney Morning Herald