Taraji P. Henson shares her beauty favorites — including a moisturizing cream that's on sale

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On this week's episode of "Shop the Stars with Jill Martin," host Jill Martin sat down with actress Taraji P. Henson to discuss her career, including her newest venture into the beauty world and some of her must-have closet essentials.

Read on for Henson's top picks she shared during a lightning round Q&A on the latest "Shop the Stars with Jill Martin."

Beauty product she can't live without:

Paul Scerri Moisturizer

Paul Scerri Moisturizing Day Cream

Paul Scerri - Moisturizing Day Cream - 1.7 oz. (Amazon / Amazon)

Paul Scerri Moisturizing Day Cream, $47.89, Shop now

While Henson joked that she couldn't live without anything from TPH by Taraji, she told Martin that this moisturizer is an essential for her. "Paul Sheri Moisturizing Cream — can't live without it," she said.

Something affordable she loves:

Although she didn't mention any specific styles, Henson told Martin that she loves undergarments — especially ones that don't break the bank and are easy to layer with her outfits.

This Spanx turtleneck top is a Shop TODAY pick due to its low price, versatility and smoothing compression. It's comfortable and lightweight, so you can layer it under everything from blouses to dresses.

"Any undergarment — it could be Spanx, it could be Free People," she said. "Gotta have it!"

Something you can always find in her purse:

Carmex Lip Balm

If you were to open up her bag, you would find these Carmex moisturizing lip balms. Formulated with cocoa butter and beeswax, this drugstore find soothes, heals and protects chapped lips.

Favorite hair accessory:

When it comes to accessorizing her do, Henson says she loves "blinged bobby pins."

While Henson didn't name a specific brand, her hairstylist says he likes to pick some up from Amazon. Shop TODAY recommends this affordable 24-pack of sleek bobby pins to jazz up any look.

Rhinestone Bobby Pins

Rhinestone Bobby Pins

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Best splurge ever:

Henson revealed that the best splurge in her closet is her " ... big, big, big Chanel bag ... it's like I could fit in it." While we couldn't come across her exact purchase, this classic tote has a price tag worthy of a splurge.

Chanel Medallion Tote (Previously Owned)

What Goes Around Comes Around Chanel Medallion Tote (Previously Owned)

What Goes Around Comes Around Chanel Medallion Tote (Previously Owned)

What Goes Around Comes Around Chanel Medallion Tote (Previously Owned), $2,750.00, Shop now

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