27 of Drew Barrymore's Absolute Favorite Things
She's spent three-plus decades in the spotlight, but you'd be hard-pressed to find a celebrity who's any more down-to-earth than Drew Barrymore. The 42-year-old Santa Clarita Diet star and Flower Beauty founder constantly keeps it real, whether she's sharing her favorite beauty products on Instagram or rocking sweats in the airport. After growing up in Hollywood, Barrymore isn't fazed by glitz and glamour—and these days, you'd have better luck spotting her on a weekend hike with daughters Olive, 5, and Frankie, 3, than you would on the red carpet. She's just living her best life, and we can't help but admire each and every step she takes. Of course, we also admire (and appreciate) the fact that she's willing to share her endless supply of tried-and-true skincare recommendations with the masses. Seriously, for anyone looking to test out a new face mask, Barrymore's Instagram feed is the gift that keeps on giving.
We can't get enough of the self-proclaimed beauty junkie's top picks across the board, makeup and otherwise. So for our February issue, we asked our cover star to spill on all of her favorite things, from fashion and food to travel and pop culture. Scroll down for 27 of her must-haves.
"I don't have vanity—except when it comes to a zit. I can't live without an acne fighter. This one from Clinique really works."
"These Zara earrings look great with an unbuttoned silk blouse and a red lip."
"Vacationland by John Hodgman. He's so great."
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"I love the Living Proof Restore formula. So good."
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"The Dear Drew by Drew Barrymore heart fanny pack."
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"Shrimp Francese at Rao's in New York City."
"I love this bird hat so much. I wear it all the time."
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Song on Repeat
"'Loved by You,' by Powers. It has a good feel to it, and it just makes me happy."
"Batiste Original Formula dry shampoo works so much better than any other dry shampoo I've ever tried. It's ridiculously amazing and lets you work a blowout for as long as possible. Plus, it's not expensive. It puts other dry shampoos to shame."
"I've had a Jansport backpack my whole life."
"I've always been a big collector of sunglasses, but I really like getting them from the kiosks on the street. I'm definitely cheap when it comes to sunglasses. Then you don't worry if you lose them."
"Covent Garden Hotel in London."
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Comedy Central, TBS, HBO
"Marnie Alton is the biggest ass-kicker I know, and when I'm working out with her, my body is completely different. Even more importantly, my strength, my abilities, and my capabilities change."
"Korean masks—specifically the company Jay Jun. They have three-step masks that tend to work in the most amazing ways. They're profound. Changed my life."
"I mean, it's everything from the rubber sandal that I get at the Hawaiian gas station to a good chunky, platform, strappy shoe that I love."
Top Travel Spot
"I'm always excited when I get to Tulum. Who doesn't love Tulum?!"
"Aquaphor. Day and night."
"Soft t-shirts. They're usually vintage."
"A good pair of Free City sweatpants."
Best Shopping Scene
Favorite Family Activity
"Any fun weekend adventures with my daughters. Whenever I say, 'Girls, we're going on a trip,' they're always so adventurous and adaptable and fun. It could be going to see turtles or Disney World or going to a lake house or just something really quiet and simple. We could go to the woods. We go all over the place. Going to the beach in San Diego and catching waves with Olive on my back—that's always fun."
For more stories like this, pick up the February issue of InStyle, available on newsstands and for digital download now.