Beauty Classics That Never Go Out of Style

11 Jul

Beauty Classics

Do you ever wonder why some beauty products stick around forever, while others just fade away?

Beauty products become best sellers when they work well whether you’re a celebrity, a hair or makeup professional, or a regular beauty junkie. Beauty products also create a loyal customer base when stocking up on them won’t break the bank.

Here are a few cult favorites I’ve come across.

L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hair Spray

This beauty classic is the hairspray of choice for professional stylists for runways and red carpets. It comes in many variations now from Extra Strong to Colour Treated.

When I want to lock in a hairstyle and make it last as I traverse the rainforest of Vancouver :), I always turn to Elnett (especially the travel size).

Nivea Creme

One of my sweetest childhood memories of my late mother was watching her carefully remove her makeup with Nivea Creme. This timeless beauty classic goes back even further with fans like Marilyn Monroe, who loved it because of its rich and creamy texture.

What’s interesting now is that Nivea is tapped as a dupe for one of the most expensive luxury creams in the world: Crème de la Mer.

Benefit High Beam Liquid Face Highlighter

Benefit’s High Beam Face Highlighter is the first highlighter I ever encountered. Until then, I was familiar with contouring but not using light to accent parts of the face.

IMHO, Benefit’s High Beam highlighter started the whole highlighting craze. Even with all the competition in the HAC market, this satiny pink liquid is still one of my favorites because a little goes a long way.

Maybelline Great Lash Mascara

Is it just me or is using Maybelline Great Lash Mascara a rite of beauty passage? I remember using this mascara (in blue) as a tween and sneaking out of the house so no one would notice :).

Now, I use the colorless version to seal my mascara and prevent flakes. For me, it comes in handy when I work on site (I’m a contract technical writer), and I’m unable to check my makeup all day.

Burt’s Bees Lip Balm

One of the first “earth friendly” personal care companies, Burt’s Bees started 30 years ago as a honey business. The brand’s signature product is their 100% natural lip balm made with beeswax and other beneficial ingredients.

If your lips need some serious TLC (especially in the winter), this no-frills lip balm is a cold weather must-have for keeping lips soft and hydrated.


11 Responses to “Beauty Classics That Never Go Out of Style”

  1. Cherryl 26/09/2016 at 11:41 am #

    Nivea has definitely stood the test of time 😊


  2. The Beauty Official 12/07/2016 at 11:17 pm #

    This is such a great post! These are all classics!

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    • Blushstopshere 13/07/2016 at 6:40 am #



  3. Hum JK 11/07/2016 at 9:31 pm #

    YES, HIGH BEAM! It will always be my favourite! Great post :”)

    Liked by 1 person

    • Blushstopshere 11/07/2016 at 9:51 pm #

      Yes, Benefit High Beam has outlasted a lot of other highlighters.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. stashy 11/07/2016 at 1:16 pm #

    I have a huge tin of Nivea in my cupboard that I’ve had for AGES! I’m not sure if it’s still good but every so often, I open it up just so SMELL it! I love it! So comforting.

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    • Blushstopshere 11/07/2016 at 1:46 pm #

      The smell of Nivea is defintely part of its appeal.

      Liked by 1 person

  5. paulavandeveer 11/07/2016 at 12:25 pm #

    Everytime I try a new mascara, I always end up going back to Maybelline Great Lash. It’s amazing and so affordable!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Blushstopshere 11/07/2016 at 12:34 pm #

      Me too. It’s an oldie but goodie.

      Liked by 1 person

  6. mommyteacherfashionista 11/07/2016 at 7:27 am #

    Great post ! Still love that hair spray

    Liked by 1 person

    • Blushstopshere 11/07/2016 at 7:52 am #

      It’s been around for ages, but it works pretty well.

      Liked by 1 person

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