The Reality Star's Guide To Beauty

Reality stars tend to get a bad rep. Detractors accuse them of being famous simply for being famous (or infamous). In many cases, that's a legitimate complaint...but not always. Often, these actors personalities go on to do bigger and — depending on who you're talking to — better things, like starting their own beauty companies.

In fact, plenty of ladies (and gents) from your favorite guilty-pleasure shows have reinvented themselves, choosing to become beauty entrepreneurs for their second acts. We've rounded up a big ol' bunch of your favorite reality stars and their products — both past and present. Click through and check them all out. Who knows, your new favorite new line could be one click away.
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Kim Zolciak-Biermann
Real Housewives of Atlanta alum Zolciak-Biermann is just one of many Real Housewives to take a stab at creating beauty products.
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She teased her 10-piece Kashmere skin-care line back in May, and it officially goes on sale August 15, 2016 (some items are available now for pre-order). All we're saying is, don't be tardy for this party. Zolciak-Biermann told Us Weekly that the toning oil was inspired by a moisturizer she used to make in her kitchen.

“While I was pregnant with the twins, I was terrified of getting stretch marks, and even though they are hereditary, moisturizing helps,” she told Us. “So I was always at the stove melting down and mixing oils, and I vowed one day I would sell it.”

And she is! Thanks to a trusty team of experts, she's also managed to improve upon the formula. "I hired an amazing team of chemists, and they took my recipe and tweaked the formula to make it a dry oil... Now it dries within minutes and leaves you feeling silky and moisturized."

Kashmere Luxurious Toning Oil, $59, available for pre-order at Kashmere.
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Justin Brescia
No, this is not a mistake. Justin not-his-actual-name Bobby has a real-life beauty line dedicated to — what else — hair.
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Pick up a bottle of this shampoo "for sad dehydrated hair," as the bottle reads, and you can have lust-worthy strands way too good to cover up with any ol' helmet.

In addition to his hair line, it turns out Brescia was a hairdresser before he and Audrina became star-crossed lovers. In fact, his hairstyling ways are what brought the two together. "When I met Audrina, I was working on a Madonna music video with a team of hairdressers, and it happened to be at Quixote Studios where she was a receptionist," he tells InStyle.

He also toured with Maroon 5 and, according to Us Weekly, opened salons in California, Nicaragua, and even his very own Manhattan apartment.

Justin Bobby Brescia Brush SLS Free Shampoo, $24, available at Justin Bobby Brescia.
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Sammi Giancola
Her nickname on Jersey Shore may have been Sammi "Sweetheart," but don't be fooled. This fiery East Coaster has a multi-faceted side, which she channeled into a beauty endeavor.
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Dangerous, which launched in 2011, is "daring, sexy, and truly exciting (just like Sammi Sweetheart herself!)," her site reads. It includes hints of jasmine, vanilla, and honeysuckle.

She also has a Dangerous for Men cologne (For the Rahn's in your life), as well as a newer, more citrus-based scent, Dangerous Desires.

Dangerous Dangerous Perfume For Women, $29, available at Dangerous Perfume.
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Nicole Polizzi
Sammi isn't the only Jersey Shore cast member who got into the beauty biz after the show ended. Nicole, a.k.a. Snooki, also made some waves in the industry.
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Her beauty haul consists of perfume, lip glosses, eyeshadows, and, naturally, tanning and bronzing lotions — the last of which come with Snooki-esque sunglasses to accompany you and your newly bronzed bod on the boardwalk.

The Snooki Shop Snooki for Women by Nicole Polizzi Eau de Parfum Spray, $22.99, available at The Snooki Shop.
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Jenni Farley
In news that surprises no one: Similar to her Jersey Shore counterpart and BFF on the show, Jenni — better known as JWoww — also went down the suntan beauty route. While we don't personally endorse it, it's a major part of G.T.L, y'all.
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Her line of bronzers with beauty brand Australian Gold includes shades like "warming dark" and "natural black" (umm, okay).

Australian Gold JWoww by Jenni Farley Private Reserve Love of My Life Bronzer, $80, available at Australian Gold.
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Emily Weiss
Before founding one of the most popular sites dedicated to beauty, along with an accompanying brand, Emily Weiss was known to fans of The Hills as the hardworking "super intern" and rival to one Lauren Conrad.
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Fast-forward to today and you'll find Weiss at the head of the wildly popular and beloved beauty brand Glossier, which has been making tsunami-like waves in the industry ever since its debut.

Glossier Beauty Collection, $12 to $26, available at Glossier.
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Olivia Palermo
Another reality star Hills rival, (this time to Whitney Port), Olivia Palermo has not only made a name for herself in the fashion world, she's also dipped her toes in the beauty scene.
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She's the creative director for Ciaté London and has released her own line of chic nail polishes, eyeshadows, blush/bronzers, lipsticks, and more.

Ciaté London Olivia Palermo x Ciaté London The Cheekbone Cheat Blusher Bronzer Duo, $32, available at Sephora.
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Evelyn Lozada
Since appearing on the now-cancelled Basketball Wives, Evelyn Lozada has landed a show on Oprah's OWN Network. But in-between the two, she also dunked into beauty for a bit.
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Though the line, E by Evelyn Lozada, is now defunct, it reportedly included standout items like this bold eyeshadow palette and a collection of professional makeup brushes.
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Jennifer Williams
Another Basketball Wives star to try her nimble hands in the beauty world.
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Sadly, it doesn't look like Williams' Lucid Cosmetics lip glosses are available anymore. Fans won't be scoring a tube anytime soon.
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The Kardashians
The Kardashian sisters' careers have expanded wildly since they first appeared as virtual unknowns on Keeping Up With The Kardashians in 2007. One of their first ventures outside the show was a line of haircare and makeup products.
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Despite the multi-million dollar lawsuit the sisters were just hit with for not promoting their makeup line, their hair collection has done pretty well. You can find it stocked in retailers like Walmart, Target, and Ulta Beauty.

Kardashian Beauty Hair Collection, $13.99 to $89.99, available at Ulta Beauty.
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Kylie Jenner
Following in her sisters' footsteps, the youngest Jenner, Kylie, is also a budding beauty buff — at only 18.
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Her can't-keep-in-stock Lip Kits are not only the talk of the beauty town, but seem to be expanding weekly.

Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kit In Mary Jo K, $29, available at Kylie Cosmetics.
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Paris Hilton
Back when phrases like "Loves It," "That's Hot," and "Sanasa" made up the bulk of her vocabulary, Paris Hilton was also busy mixing up her very first beauty product.
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Her first fragrance, aptly named Paris Hilton, came out in 2005 and would soon be followed by at least 14 others.

Paris Hilton Paris Hilton for Women, $25.59, available at Perfumania.
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Kat Von D
Kat Von D has made a colorful name for herself with her makeup line. But before her wildly popular brand hit shelves, she got her start as a tattoo artist on L.A. Ink.
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Now, there's no mention of cult-favorite beauty brands without mentioning Kat Von D (and her adored studded lipsticks).

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick, $21, available at Sephora.
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Bethenny Frankel
Bethenny Frankel is one of the most business-savvy of the Housewives bunch, and has made a killing with her line of Skinnygirl drinks.
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But what you might not know is she also branched out into skin care for a hot sec in 2012 with Skinnygirl Face and Body. Sadly, the line went the down the tubes.
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Ramona Singer
Ramona Singer is definitely no stranger to the entrepreneur life, nor the spotlight. The Real Housewives of New York cast member already has a very fitting collection of Pinot Grigio under her business belt. But wait, there's more...
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Singer's skin-care products might not be infused with Pinot Grigio, but it'll do.

Rumor has it, Singer also has other beauty products in the works. What's to come, we can't say for sure. Perhaps a portable blowdryer for her to whip out just in case someone has the audacity to throw water on her fresh blowout...again.
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Kristen Taekman
Speaking of ruining fresh blowouts, the water douser and former Housewife herself, Kristen Taekman, is the latest member from the New York crew to try her hand at cosmetics.
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Aside from a pretty unfortunate social media handle, the former cast member seems to be doing pretty well in the cool new product department. Her line of nail polishes can be found in Ricky's stores and Taekman has channeled her former model self by serving as the hand model for the brand's ads.

Pop of Color by Kristen Taekman Nail Polish in Eboost Orange, $8, available at Ricky's.
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Dina Manzo
There's definitely a beauty businesswoman bug floating around the Bravo studios. The latest to catch the fever is Dina Manzo, from the Garden State franchise.
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Her five-piece line of skin-care products, which were created by a team of dermatologists, is all-natural, animal friendly, and non-comedogenic. Glow like Dina by Dina.

Glow By Dina Total Facial Cleansing Gel, $11.99, available at Glow By Dina.
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Her five-piece line of skin-care products, which were created by a team of dermatologists, is all-natural, animal friendly, and non-comedogenic. Glow like Dina by Dina.

Glow By Dina 4 Product Kit For Normal/Dry/Mature Skin, $60.95, available at Glow By Dina.
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Teresa Giudice
In-between her many public legal battles, Teresa Giudice somehow managed to come out with a line of hair-care products.
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The line, which was initially named after her third child, Milania, has since been renamed to Youthful 8.

Youthful 8 Gift Set, $33.99, available at SalonSavings.
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Gretchen Rossi
Lest we think the East Coast Housewives monopolize all things beauty, Real Housewives of Orange County cast member Gretchen Rossi is also an industry devotee.
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Gretchen Christine Collection (formerly known as Gretchen Christine Beauté) includes something for every emphatic makeup lovers, including false lashes, creamy eyeshadows, mascara, lip products, and primer.

Gretchen Christine
Flawless Complexion Gel, $35, available at Gretchen Christine.
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Porsha Williams
Housewife Porsha Williams also dipped her toes into the beauty pool...
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...this time around, by way of extensions. Williams, the self-described "cornbread-fed Georgia peach," has released a line of luxury, 100%-virgin hair pieces for your strand switch-up needs. The line comes in a variety of textures, from "Peruvian Curly" (seen here), to "Brazilian Body Wave," and "Peruvian Straight."

Go Naked Peruvian Curly Hair, $115, available at Go Naked.
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Kimora Lee Simmons
Kimora Lee Simmons' entrepreneurial habits extend way beyond her Baby Phat days...
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The model, designer, mother of four, and former star of Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane, also has an anti-aging cosmeceutical line.

Shinto Clinical by Kimora Lee Simmons Wrinkle Shrink, $65, available at Dermstore.
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Adrienne Bailon
Adrienne Bailon, the former 3LW group member, former Cheetah Girls sister, and former girlfriend of one Rob Kardashian, has lived a lot of career lives. Most recently, she's one of the hosts of The Real. But did you know she also took a bite out of the beauty market?
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The 32-year-old launched a vegan nail polish line back in 2013 by the name of Fingertip Fetish. The products are made sans "harmful or toxic chemicals like DBP...or formaldehyde," according to the brand's site, and are inspired by the Big Apple.

"Made in New York, inspired by New York, this line was created for those who are proud to live as artists from fingertip to fingertip," Bailon writes. The polish names are a clear reflection of the city, with names like Hail A Cab, Trendy Soho, and BK We Go Hard.

Fingertip Fetish Lady Liberty, $8.99, available at Fingertip Fetish.
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La La Anthony
La La started out as an MTV VJ on Total Request Live (which, R.I.P.). And while in our hearts, she'll always be known as our favorite music video countdown queen, she's evolved into a whole lot more.
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New York Times best-selling author, actress, and businesswoman are just some of the titles she's added to her docket since the early 2000s. The last of which includes a line of makeup products with Loren Ridinger. The brand specifically focuses on the beauty needs of African-American and Latina women.

Motives For La La Cosmetics, $10 to $40, available at Motives Cosmetics.
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Drita D'Avanzo
Mob Wives might've gone off the air recently, but Drita D'Avanzo's legacy will live on in her line of cosmetics.
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We couldn't have picked a more appropriate brand name if we tried.

Lady Boss Cosmetic
s Wet Lips Gloss, $15, available at Lady Boss Cosmetics.
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Lilly Ghalichi
Former Shahs of Sunset cast member Lilly Ghalichi was already a fashion and beauty entrepreneur before appearing on TV.
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She has her own line of false Lilly Lashes (of which Kylie Jenner is a fan) and Bellami Hair extensions. Her Instagram page also frequently features numerous celeb hair and makeup tutorials for your viewing pleasure.

Lilly Lashes Vegas Lashes, $29.99, available at Lilly Lashes.
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