Girlfriends: 10 beauty classics and cult favorites

March 19, 2010 10:08:56 AM PDT
Beauty products come and go. But some products stand the test of time.

American women return to old favorites over and over. Jamie Krell take a look at the Top 10 classics:

For Body: Jergens Shea Butter Moisturizer

  • With classic cherry almond scent, leaves skin hydrated for 24 hrs and eliminates dryness completely.
  • Use when you are right out of the shower to keep skin dewy, soft and silky.
  • Has been around for over 100 years!
  • $3.99 at your local drugstore
  • For Face: BIORE® Deep Cleansing Pore Strips

  • The classic pore strips are still the very best at removing dirt, oils that cause breakouts, etc?
  • They have also started making new strips for your chin and forehead that work wonders for keeping skin clear!
  • Have been around for over 10 years and still remain a best seller!
  • $5.99 at your local drugstore
  • Hair Product: John Frieda Original Frizz Ease Serum

  • The very first of its kind created to keep frizz at bay
  • Launched in 1990, it has remained a best-seller and classic for 20 years
  • It's a must have in every woman's bathroom ? works wonders on curly and course hair?but also on straight sleek styles for extra shine and gloss
  • Is the absolute best at keeping hair looking groomed and frizz free.
  • Won the Allure Best of Beauty
  • Won the InStyle magazine Best Beauty Buys
  • This product is ALWAYS in the top/elite hairstylist's kits around the world
  • $9.99 at your local drugstore
  • Hair Tool: The Hot Tools Curling Iron

  • Known as Industry's 'Most Recognized Handle'
  • The 1" Professional Curling Iron is the most versatile iron on the market
  • This iron creates beautiful waves and curls on any hair type or texture
  • Creates salon looks for an affordable price (almost every single high-end salon uses this iron!)
  • Plated with 24K gold helps increase heat circulation (up to 430 degrees)
  • Heats up in 60 seconds!
  • Celebrity hairstylists love and use this iron (this is how Sarah Jessica Parker gets those tousled waves!)
  • $25-35 at hottools.com for locations
  • Makeup: Smashbox PHOTO FINISH FOUNDATION PRIMER

  • This primer was the FIRST product developed for the entire Smashbox line and still, after 10 years, remains a cult-favorite and best seller.
  • Creates a canvas for perfect foundation application ? silky and lightweight?makeup goes on smoother and lasts all day - with vitamins and green tea extracts
  • Worn under foundation it reduces appearance of fine lines and pores ? leaving skin looking flawless and with a velvety-smooth finish.
  • It's also oil-free!
  • In a square airless pump for freshness to the last drop.
  • Winner of Best of Sephora Award for Best Primer
  • One of Marie Claire's "25 Products That Will Change Your Life"
  • An InStyle Magazine Best Beauty Buy
  • $36 from smashbox.com
  • For Lips (and more): Rosebud Salve

  • This cult-favorite has been around since 1895
  • This multi-purpose lip balm truly does it all: soothes dry lips, calms and heals irritation and soothes the sting of minor burns.
  • Rosebud Salve is famous for being the cure-all for a wide variety of skin ailments from blemishes to chapped lips
  • Can even use on dry elbows or knees to condition and relieve dryness
  • Industry insiders and beauty editors can't live without this balm ? great to wear underneath lipstick!
  • $5.59 at drugstore.com
  • Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler

  • Celebrated worldwide as the best-quality Lash Curler in the business
  • This curler has remained the preferred makeup tool of professional makeup artists, A-List celebs and consumers for over 15 years!
  • This icon tool avoids pinching and has a special soft, curved silicone rubber pad
  • delivers a perfect and long lasting curl every time
  • It will not crimp or damage lashes ever
  • They even made reference to the famous curler in the movie Devil Wears Prada!
  • $19 at makeup counters nationwide
  • NARS Orgasm Blush

  • Since its launch in 1999, NARS Orgasm blush has become a cult-classic.
  • A staple in the kits of makeup artists around the world
  • Ten years later, this blush is still topping the charts as beauty's best blush
  • Because of the amazing popularity of this product, it resulted in 9 other Orgasm inspired products (lip gloss, nail polish, etc?) and now even an Orgasm Illuminator that you can use on cheek bones, mix with foundation, wear on neck, shoulders or decollete for silky, subtle sheen
  • The flecks of gold, peach and pink are universally flattering on any skin tone
  • It's so popular that one Orgasm product is sold every 30 seconds!
  • $26 at NARS makeup counters
  • Mason Pearson Brush

  • Mason Pearson is considered the holy grail of hair brushes hands-down!
  • The favorite brush of celebs and celeb hairstylists alike!
  • The English brand has been making brushes since 1885 and they continue to produce them by hand to this day
  • Their nylon and boar bristles distribute oils evenly in the scalp, leaving hair shiny, stronger and more healthy
  • $90 at bigelowchemists.com
  • Beauty Blender

  • The ultimate make-up sponge
  • -Developed by two top Hollywood makeup artists
  • Gives flawless airbrush finish to your complexion
  • It's latex free, non-irritating, non-allergenic, long lasting and easily washable
  • The egg shape helps to blend makeup beautifully around eyes, nose, mouth, neck, etc?
  • An industry cult favorite and loved by makeup artists and celebrities like: Oprah, Beyonce, Gwen Stefani, Fergie, Katherine Heigl
  • $19.95 at beautyblender.net

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