Essential Beauty: 5 Timeless Must-Haves

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New products are a dime a dozen, but only a few stick around from year to year. Here are five of our favorite beauty products that we’ll never give up.

Timeless beauty products

1. Maybelline Great Lash Mascara

A tube of Great Lash mascara never goes out of style. Why? Well, because it’s fantastic! Conditioning as it thickens lashes, Great Lash glides on ultra-smooth without leaving any clumps. And at around $5 a pop, how can you go wrong?


2. Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler

Once a cult classic, the Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler is now coveted by everyone from Gwen Stefani to Angelina Jolie. Curling lashes evenly and naturally, without any kinks, this beauty tool is a must for women with shorter lashes. Since it’s both powerful and gentle, you never have to worry about it pulling your lashes out.


3. Elnett

The legendary hairspray that’s been around since the 70s is perfect for anyone who “doesn’t use hairspray”. The product offers the perfect hold without any sticky residue and brushes out in a pinch. Packed with UV filters, it’s the ideal spray for those of us with color-treated hair.


4. Mario Badescu Drying Lotion

The ultimate fast-acting, effective blemish treatment. Formulated with salicylic acid, calamine and other fast-drying ingredients, Drying Lotion shrinks spots overnight. While other acne spot treatments can irritate our skin, leaving it red and flaky, Mario Badescu is gentle and can be used even on the most sensitive of us.  And the best part? It really works.


5. Chanel No. 5

Really, it doesn’t get more timeless than this. Launched by Ms. Coco Chanel herself in 1921, the perfume has been described as “the world’s most legendary fragrance.” And it’s no wonder—it smells divine.