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Cult Classics & Their Claim to Fame: 7 Tried & Tested Products to Invest In
November 21, 2018

There are always new cosmetics products being released left and right: new collections, brands, and innovations. But there are some products that have stood the test of time. You might have seen them used by Hollywood celebrities and beauty vloggers. Chances are, you might have seen some of them in your your mom or even your grandma’s vanity!

We’ve made a list of cult classic products and their claim to fame.

1. Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs & Rosewater (Php 595.00)

 

 

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This product should be a staple in your vanity and in your purse! It’s a refreshing, hydrating multi-purpose mist. You can use it to hydrate your face, to set your makeup, to moisturize dry hair, and to soothe tight and uncomfortable skin. It’s safe for all skin types, too!

Claim to fame: This gentle product is multitasking and gives you the most bang for your buck!

 

2. NARS Orgasm Blush – P1,700

 

 

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Known as a universally flattering shade of blush, this is suitable for different skin tones. The blush looks natural and never overdone. The product may look sparkly and glittery from the container, but you won’t have to worry about tacky glitter all over your face. You’d end up sporting a natural-looking glow.

Claim to fame: Its name isn’t the only thing that made it famous–although that may have helped, too! It’s known to be a universally flattering shade of blush.

 

3. Dior Addict Lacquer Stick (P2,100)

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Amanda Montell, an editor at Byrdie wrote, “Over the years, I’ve tried hundreds of lipsticks, maybe even over 1000, and I currently own at least 100 (thank goodness lipstick tubes are small!). But truth be told, there are only a few select gems in my daily rotation.” One of the gems that landed on her list is the Dior Addict Lacquer Stick. She wrote, “Few lipsticks are as pigmented and as comfortable as this one by Dior. The product offers full-coverage color in one swipe with a patent finish shinier than a freshly waxed beameir. The shades range from bold purples to playful pinks to subtler browns—I own like six of them and am universally obsessed.”

Claim to fame: This lippie is extremely pigmented yet lightweight!

 

4. M.A.C Ruby Woo (Php 1,100)

 

 

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Miley Cyrus, Rita Ora, Gwen Stefani all swear by this lipstick! TotalBeauty wrote, “In addition to being one of the most famous MAC lipsticks ever, Ruby Woo also happens to be one of the most famous lipsticks period. It’s pretty much the perfect red — it’s bright and matte, and it somehow looks amazing on everyone.”

Claim to fame: It’s often referred to as the iconic red lipstick or the the perfect red.

 

5. Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Serum (Php 6,000)

 

 

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This serum is a powerful nighttime renewal serum that gives you radiant, youthful-looking skin with instant luminosity and hydration! It maximizes the power of skin’s natural nighttime renewal. It’s patented until 2033 and is tested on all ethnicities and skin types.

Claim to fame: Generations of women swear by this serum’s anti-aging properties!

 

6. Clarins Beauty Flash Balm (Php 2,650)

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This product is an award-winning multi-tasker! Australian beauty website Adore Beauty wrote, “A true multi-tasker, Clarins Beauty Flash Balm helps to make your foundation dewy and long-lasting, add radiance at any time of the day, keep skin moisturised, soft and smooth, blur fine lines, plump and strengthen skin, and disguise signs of fatigue.”

Claim to fame: You can use it as a primer, an intensive skin treatment, or to add radiance to your makeup!

 

7. Deborah Lippmann’s Fashion or Naked (Php 795)

Stylecaster wrote, “No nail polish round-up would be complete without Deborah Lippmann. While they have tons of different colors, turns out the classics are the favored options, with ‘Fashion’ and ‘Naked’ being two of their most popular colors. The best thing about nudes is that with a highly pigmented formula like Deborah Lippmann’s, you get a smooth and even-color coat that looks super neat on. Plus, nude manicures are fun to dress up.”

Claim to fame: All Deborah Lippmann nail colors are vegan and formulated to be 7-free (free of Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor, DBP, Xylene and Diethyhexyl Adipate) and not tested on animals

While it’s fun to experiment with new products, make sure your makeup arsenal is stacked with products that have been tried and tested by generations before you! That’s the charm that cult classic products have. They’ve stood the test of time for a reason.

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