Miracle Workers: Cult Classic Beauty Products
Many beauty products come and go, but a select, golden few are so wildly beloved that they'll live forever!
You know these products when you see them. If it defines a generation (Jean Nate), has a devoted following (Pink Oil Moisturizer), or its devotees will move heaven and earth to get their hands on one (Maybelline Great Lash), it's probably a cult classic -- and we love them all.
From Vaseline to Love's Baby Soft, check out our top fifteen favorite cult classic beauty products.
Chances are, when you were a kid your Sundays involved church, a hot comb and Luster's Pink Oil Moisturizer ($4.39, sallybeauty.com). The classic strand-softener is still a fan fave!
In 2000, Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizer ($23, nordstrom.com) became America's number one skin cream, but we've loved it for ages for its gentle, lightweight feel.
The Realest Red
Revlon Cherries in the Snow Lipstick ($8, drugstore.com) has been flying off shelves since the Fifties, when it was the standard red everyone wore, from Dorothy Dandridge to your great aunt.
Avon Skin So Soft Oil ($8, amazon.com) was originally formulated as a mosquito repellent, but was soon primarily used as a fantastic moisturizer. We'd recognize the strong, comforting smell anywhere!
Debuted in 1935, Jean Nate After Bath Splash ($14.50, target.com) reached a zenith in the Eighties. Lightly scented of citrus, the fragrance makes you smell like you, but a little bit better.
Around since 1911, Nivea Creme ($7.49, drugstore.com) is a seriously rich, industrially moisturizing German lotion that kicks ash like no other.
Slick and Sleek
For decades, CoverGirl LipSlicks ($3.99, drugstore.com) have been giving our lips a ton of shine and a hint of color. Perfect for low-key days when you still want to look ravishing.
John Frieda Frizz Ease Hair Serum, Original Formula ($8.99) was one of the first frizz fighters on the market -- and it's still one of the best.
Jelly's Last Jam
Since 1872, Black people have fought ashiness by using Vaseline Petroleum Jelly ($4.49, drugstore.com) on every part of the body -- skin, hair, lips, feet. Your grandma still does!
We've heard that one tube of Maybelline Great Lash Mascara ($4.99, drugstore.com) is sold every two seconds! No surprise why -- it makes lashes look longer and thicker, without a single clump.