Miracle Workers: Cult Classic Beauty Products

Miracle Workers: Cult Classic Beauty Products
ESSENCE.COM Nov, 12, 2011

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Around since 1911, Nivea Creme ($7.49, drugstore.com) is a seriously rich, industrially moisturizing German lotion that kicks ash like no other.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Smith’s Rosebud Salve ($6, sephora.com) has been leaving lips moisturized, glossy, and faintly rose-scented for over a century! Fabulous for treating dry cuticles, too.

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Developed in 1914, Noxzema The Original Cream ($2, amazon.com) is a multi-tasking skin cleanser, makeup remover, sunburn-soother and exzema-curer (hence the name “No-xzema!”).

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John Frieda Frizz Ease

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Makeup artists worship Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream ($17, shopelizabetharden.com), and for good reason! This all purpose balm soothes chapped skin and lips and tames brows.

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A sweet, powdery, pale pink, Essie Nail Polish in Mademoiselle ($3.20, amazon.com) has been every bride’s mani choice for decades! So classically chic.

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CoverGirl Lipslicks

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Biore’s award-winning Pore Strips ($6.23, drugstore.com) remove oil and dirt from pores in mere seconds, delighting instant gratification-philes for years!

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Nothing like good ol’ Alberto VO5 Hot Oil Hair Treatment ($5.99, drugstore.com) to leave your hair feeling ultra-soft and looking beyond luminous.