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The best classic beauty products of all time

The best classic beauty products of all time

There’s new launches every month in the beauty industry, but no matter how many products make it to market, there is always a small selection we come back to time and time again: these are the classics we can’t live without.

These products have become the pillars of our beauty routines, and we’re sharing our edit of the best ones with you. So no matter how much you want that new eyeshadow palette, take a look at these cult beauty products we think you should invest in.

 

  1. Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion +
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    Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion +

    The yellow shade of Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion + has become a global icon since its launch. In fact, The Guardian newspaper reported that one sells every 3.7 seconds all over the world.

    Suitable for dry to combination skin types, the lightweight moisturiser melts into the skin but offers incredible hydration to combat all forms of dehydration. Skin looks and feels comfortable, soothed and glowing (without ever looking greasy).

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  2. Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
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    Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

    With a fan-list that spreads all over the globe and includes some of the most celebrated makeup artists in the industry, the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion is one of the bestselling beauty products of all time.

    A lightweight eye primer which prevents creasing, transfer and smudging, it keeps eye makeup in place all day and night without ever feeling heavy. Plus, it comes in a handy tube formula with a luxurious jewel-like cap.

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  3. Sanctuary Spa Classic Body Wash
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    Sanctuary Spa Classic Body Wash

    One of the most classic scents is the Sanctuary Spa Body Wash; a decadent play of floral and sensuous notes. Jasmine, sandalwood and patchouli make up the body of the fragrance, and it leaves the skin beautifully scented all day long.

    The body wash foams up for a luxurious cleanse and helps to keep the skin soft, hydrated and healthy. Plus, it’s free from parabens and microbeads.

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  4. Lancaster Sun Beauty Velvet Milk
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    Lancaster Sun Beauty Velvet Milk

    Lancaster’s Sun Beauty Velvet Milk is one of the most iconic SPF’s of all time. Housed in the cult orange bottle, the formula is fortified with the brand’s unique and innovative Full Light Technology, which heals to defend against 4 different types of sunlight: UVA, UVB, visible light and infrared.

    It’s also enriched with a Tan Activator Complex, made up of buriti oil, coffee and orange, which help to encourage a faster and deeper tan without burning or damage.

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  5. Ardell Wispies Lashes
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    Ardell Wispies Lashes

    Ardell’s Wispies Lashes are one of the most trusted false lash products in the industry. Made with natural hair, the lashes are carefully knotted and feathered by hand, which helps to provide uniformity and keep them comfortable throughout wear.

    Full and fluttery, they provide incredible volume and leave the eyes looking beautifully voluminous and thick.

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  6. Illamasqua Hydra Veil Primer
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    Illamasqua Hydra Veil Primer

    As primers go, the Illamasqua Hydra Veil Primer is undoubtedly one of the famous in the industry. Rich in Vitamins B3 and C, the jelly-like primer helps to brighten the skin and offer incredible hydration, all while keeping makeup in place day and night.

    Cruelty-free and suitable for vegans, it’s one of our favourite primers of all time.

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  7. NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Multi Usage Dry Oil
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    NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Multi Usage Dry Oil

    The NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Multi Usage Dry Oil is one of the bestselling beauty products throughout France, and it has gained cult status here in the UK too. It contains a cocktail of six luxurious plant oils, including camellia, borage, hazelnut, sweet almond, macadamia and St. John’s Wort, alongside Vitamin E, to nourish the skin and keep it beautifully soft, hydrated and healthy.

    The scent is also iconic too, with notes of orange blossom, rose and vanilla. Plus, it’s made from 98% natural ingredients, and so is great to use on sensitive skin.

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  8. Eve Lom Cleanser
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    Eve Lom Cleanser

    Eve Lom’s Cleanser is undoubtedly one of the most cult beauty products of all time.

    Made from clove and eucalyptus oils, which help to detoxify the skin and drain away toxins, the cleanser is also rich in chamomile to soothe, and cocoa butter to intensely nourish.

    The brand recommend massaging the product into the skin as you cleanse, which encourages lymphatic drainage and improves circulation.

     

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  9. Burberry Face Fresh Glow Highlighter
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    Burberry Face Fresh Glow Highlighter

    Burberry’s Face Fresh Glow Highlighter is one of the best highlighters in the industry, and adds beautiful light to the skin without ever looking glittery or fake.

    The powder is comes in 3 pearlescent shades, and can be built-up to your desired radiance anywhere where the light hits, such as above the cheekbones, along the décolletage or down the arms.

    The powder itself is very finely-milled, and melts into the skin upon application for a natural glow.

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  10. St. Tropez Classic Bronzing Mousse
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    St. Tropez Classic Bronzing Mousse

    St. Tropez’s Classic Bronzing Mousse is a self-tanner we come back to time and time again, when we want a classic bronze glow.

    The lightweight formula is the recipient of multiple awards, and contains Vitamin E to help keep the skin hydrated while it tans, which prevents cracking and flaking.

    It also contains Aromaguard™ Fragrance Technology, which prevents the traditional fake tan smell.

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  11. T3 Whirl Trio Convertible Styling Wand
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    T3 Whirl Trio Convertible Styling Wand

    One of the best curling wands in the industry, the T3 Whirl Trio Convertible Styling Wand has 3 interchangeable tools, where you can create a mixture of loose and tight curls easily. The barrel attachments have been specially designed for wave, spiral and defined curls, giving you complete control over the look you create.

    The wand has ionic technology, which means that the hair remains smoother, softer and shinier throughout the heat styling process.

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  12. NIP + FAB Dragon's Blood Fix Serum
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    NIP + FAB Dragon's Blood Fix Serum

    Ever since NIP + FAB’s eponymous Dragon’s Blood skincare line launched, it caused ripples of excitement all over the world. Today, it’s one of the brand’s bestselling collections, and our favourite product is the Dragon’s Blood Fix Serum. Made with Dragon’s Blood from the Cotton Lecheri tree, alongside hyaluronic acid and velvet flower, the lightweight serum hydrates and soothes for a naturally radiant and healthy complexion.

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  13. Kérastase Elixir Ultime Hair Oil
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    Kérastase Elixir Ultime Hair Oil

    Is there a product more iconic than the Kérastase Elixir Ultime? A precious cocktail of oils, including argan and maize, work together to smooth, hydrate and add shine to lacklustre locks for a beautifully soft finish. Suitable for all hair types, the oil doesn’t weigh hair down, and can be used in a multitude of ways, including pre and post-shampooing.

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Amelia

Amelia

Skincare Specialist

I am a big believer in the idea that beautiful Make Up begins with a superb skincare regime. I like to enhance my natural beauty rather than cover up and I am always on the lookout for great products which really work. When I am not writing about all things beauty, I like to do Yoga and I make an amazing brownie. It is all about balance!