13 products 'Bachelor' contestants love—and why they're actually worth it
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In case you haven't heard, Monday is the new Friday. After all, it's the one night of the week I get to curl up on my couch with a glass—or maybe a bottle—of red wine, turn on the TV, and enjoy the two hours of trashy, ridiculously unrealistic, gossip-filled drama otherwise known as the Bachelor. I.e. I'm obsessed.
And if you're as unashamed to be a member of Bachelor Nation as I am, you likely care (even if you pretend not to) about what your favorite Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants are up to after the show. More importantly, what they're buying, wearing, and loving—and whether or not it's actually worth spending your own money on (whatever money is left over after all the wine you drink while watching, that is).
To help you live like the reality stars you love to hate—but also secretly still love—we've rounded up 13 of the things they're obsessed with that are actually worth buying.
1. Cassie Randolph's lip mask
Behind every great kiss on the Bachelor (of which there are plenty) is an even better lip mask, according to Cassie Randolph. The winner of Colton's season is all about this one from Laneige, which has over 3,000 reviews on Amazon. Our own beauty editor even uses it every night and loves that it's thick and moisturizing, but doesn't feel goopy or uncomfortable on your lips.
2. JoJo Fletcher's top-rated skincare product
When it comes to skincare, Dermalogica is one of the most talked-about brands. While we haven't tested JoJo's go-to cream, some of our staff has used Dermalogica products themselves and are big fans. They like that the moisturizer provides enough hydration without being overly thick or clogging pores and that the products in general are long-lasting and effective at what they claim to do.
3. Lauren Bushnell's favorite subscription box
Open up Instagram and chances are high you'll see one of your favorite Bachelor alums posing with the latest FabFitFun box. The trendy subscription box is loved by a lot of former contestants, including Lauren Bushnell (now Lauren Lane!). One of our own staff members tried out the service to see what all the hype was about. While she admits that she didn't love all of the products (which she did find to be top-quality regardless), she says that the surprise is part of the fun and that overall, she was very pleased with her experience.
4. Catherine Lowe's workout must-have
Former Bachelor winner Catherine Giudici (i.e. Mrs. Sean Lowe) spends a lot of time working on her fitness. And for that, she revealed that she always keeps The Stick in her gym bag. "Honestly, I can use it on myself to help with my IT band, calves, really anywhere," she told D Magazine, saying that it's perfect for rubbing knots out of achy muscles. The lightweight foam roller has over 1,700 glowing reviews on Amazon for being both easy to use and effective at reducing pain.
5. Hannah Brown's secret for better skin
Just when you thought Hannah Brown couldn't get anymore #relatable, the former Bachelorette (who says she's suffered from acne her entire life) recently admitted that her number one skincare product isn't some fancy thing but rather a jar of Aquaphor. "Aquaphor was my lifesaver. I had it with me at all times," she told Into the Gloss. And our beauty editor agrees, explaining that the drugstore product is a must-have for everything from taming flyaway hairs to moisturizing dry skin to healing chapped lips.
6. Colton Underwood's go-to snack
If you're guilty of occasionally eating peanut butter straight from the jar with a spoon (no judgment), you're in good company. Former Bachelor—and former NFL player—Colton Underwood confessed he's a big fan of peanut butter with an Instagram post, saying, "This is not an ad. I just love peanut butter... a lot." Reviewers on Amazon like that the Jif Natural peanut butter (which is what Colton is holding in his photo) has no preservatives and that it's super easy to spread.
7. Madison Prewett's mascara
The only thing I'm more interested in than the Bachelor's never-ending drama is the contestants' beauty routines. How does their skin look so flawless? How does their lip color never fade? And most importantly, what are they using on their lashes?! The answer to the latter question—at least in Madison Prewett's case—is this popular Maybelline mascara. Reviewers love that it's long-lasting and that it adds both length and volume (one person even said it's so effective that it gives the illusion of false lashes!).
8. Ali Fedotowsky's best Shark Tank buy
Here at Reviewed, we're well-versed in natural deodorant (one of our editors tested—and loved—this one from Native). And so is Ali Fedotowsky, according to a blog post that the former Bachelorette wrote on her favorite natural products. She admits that she was skeptical about PiperWai Deodorant—which was first launched on Shark Tank—but that once she started using it, it's the only natural deodorant that doesn't leave her "smelling like a trucker."
9. Rachel Lindsay's drugstore find
Hannah B. isn't the only Bachelorette to raid the medicine cabinet when she needs to get camera-ready—Rachel Lindsay also uses a common drugstore product in her beauty routine. The former Bachelorette told Cupcakes and Cashmere, "I literally live by Vaseline," explaining that she uses it on her elbows and knees as a moisturizer along with her face and feet in the winter. Not only do I also keep a tub on my nightstand to apply on my lips before bed every night, but a board-certified dermatologist also told Reviewed that Vaseline is one of the best ways to prevent chapped lips.
10. Andi Dorfman's sneakers
I'm not the only one obsessed with Adidas sneakers—former Bachelorette Andi Dorfman is also a big fan of the beloved athletic brand. On her Instagram, Andi has posted numerous photos of herself running in the Adidas Ultraboost 19, which is also the shoe she wore to train for and to run the NYC marathon. The sneakers have rave reviews on Amazon, too, with people saying that they're some of the most comfortable and supportive running shoes they've ever owned.
11. Kaitlyn Bristowe's bath scrub
Body polish is one of those things you never knew you needed. That's what I learned when I tried Herbivore's body polish for the first time—which also happens to be one of Kaitlyn Bristowe's favorite toiletries (it was spotted on her bathtub in her Instagram stories!). And 50,000+ Sephora shoppers agree with both of us that it's a great product. The scrub is the perfect balance of exfoliating and moisturizing (i.e. it leaves your skin super smooth) and smells incredible.
12. Amanda Stanton's pearl headband
The exact headband that Amanda Stanton loves to wear is sold out at Nordstrom, but you can still get it at Anthropologie (although in two different colors). Dotted in faux pearls, the headband is made by famous NYC designer Lele Sadoughi, who created J. Crew's first jewelry line and is a favorite among many other fashion bloggers and celebs, including Jessica Alba and Drew Barrymore. Reviewers on Lele's site rave that the headband is even more beautiful in person and is comfortable to wear for hours.
13. Jordan Kimball's hair spray
The only thing Jordan Kimball liked more than Becca on her season of the Bachelorette was himself—and his hair. And on a later episode of Bachelor in Paradise, the former model revealed the secret to his perfectly-styled mane: this sea salt spray. I own the spray myself and use it whenever I want beachy waves (my hair is not quite straight, but not quite curly) and it works well at adding both texture and volume. Bonus: It smells like summer in a bottle.
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