Testing out the latest makeup and skincare products is always fun and exciting, but the most worthy beauty products aren’t always the newest. There’s something to be said about the old school, tried-and-true cult-classics that we’ll forever hold close to our hearts, no matter what beauty breakthrough the industry throws at us. Here’s our favorite beauty obsessions that have carried on throughout the years (and will continue to impress!). If you haven’t tried any of these out yet, it’s time for you to head to your local cosmetic store and get them ASAP!
1MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo, $16
Not only is this MAC lipstick known to be most universally flattering red lip color on the market, Ruby Woo even has a blue undertone to make your pearly whites seem much brighter than they actually are. //MAC Cosmetics
2Clarisonic Smart Profile, $265
You’ll never get a deeper pore cleaning than the one that Clarisonic provides. The soft bristles oscillate according to information collected by the Smart Microchip to control speed, frequency and cleansing time for specific areas of the face, giving you the clearest skin you’ve ever had. In a clinical study, it was shown to remove makeup 11x better than hands alone, and removed 30x more skin-damaging pollution than manual cleansing. If you’re looking for the ultimate deep clean, this is the way to get it! //Clarisonic
3Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+, $26
With a boost in hydration levels and an improvement in the skin’s barrier strength, its no wonder this is the #1 selling moisturizer in America. The iconic yellow moisturizer uses a formula with ingredients such as glycerin and hyaluronic acid to improve hydration and smooth the skin’s texture. An added benefit? The silky texture and quick absorption rate make it a favorite among all ages. //Clinique
4NARS Blush in Orgasm, $30
For a touch of natural color, NARS has given us beauty junkies the blush of a lifetime. Although this shade might sound a tad dramatic, don’t fear. It’s complementary among all skin tones and uses transparent pigments for a soft, sheer finish. Wear it alone or layer it for more depth, either way, it’s sure to give any look a quick boost. //NARS
5Smith’s Rosebud Salve, $6
If you easily recognized this small, portable tin, you’re not alone. We’ve all grown up using the multi-purpose balm at some point or another to soothe dry, irritated lips and skin, heal minor burns and treat diaper rash. Talk about a versatile product! //Rosebud Perfume Co.
6Chanel No. 5, $100
7Maybelline Great Lash Mascara, $6
8Goody Ouchless No Metal Elastics, $2
With no metal in their updated elastics, Goody provides one of the best hair-ties in the industry! The smart stretch core keeps its original level of firmness over time, allowing for an elastic that won’t fall out during a particularly hard workout. It’s definitely one you can’t leave your drugstore without purchasing. //Goody
9Aquaphor Healing Ointment, $8 for 3.5 oz. Jar
For dry or easily irritated skin, this healing ointment is a must-have at all times. The dermatologist-recommended product not only relieves chapped skin, it protects and speeds up the healing process for minor cuts, scrapes and burns. For a brand that just celebrated its 90th birthday, it’s clear their products are doing everything right!
10Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15, $23
With its blend of reparative oils and waxes with real sugar, this softening lip treatment gives you a flush of color on your lips while providing protection from wrinkle-causing free radicals and UVA rays. //Fresh
11Essie Nail Polish in Ballet Slippers, $8.50
12Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat, $41
13Mason Pearson Brush Nylon & Boar Bristle Brush, $150
14Diorshow Mascara, $28
15L’Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray, $14