Though we can’t all agree on our favorites, there are some beauty products that are so recognizable and iconic that they’ve stood the test of time (and might deserve a spot in your everyday arsenal). Here, the 22 best beauty buys of all time.
CHANEL NO. 5 PERFUME
This timeless blend of jasmine, rose and vanilla is nearly 100 years old and still remains the number one selling perfume…in the world. (You go, Coco.)
DIOR DIORSHOW MASCARA
Between the glossy, saturated formula and the supersized wand (which was new at the time), this now legendary mascara was the first to make us stray outside of drugstores. Since its inception in 2002, it’s been updated with fibers (so you get more length) and a wiper at the base of the tube (so you no longer get clumps). And we’d be lying if we didn’t say the sleek, embossed tube didn’t make us feel fancy.
DOVE BEAUTY BAR
When the beauty bar launched 60 years ago, it was the first non-drying soap that cleansed and moisturized skin. Since then, there have been countless others (and we’ve tried a fair number of them), but we always find ourselves going back to the original.
LAURA MERCIER SECRET CAMOUFLAGE CONCEALER
A consistent best seller, this foolproof concealer is one of few that give you two different hues (one for your undertone, the other for your actual skin tone) to customize your perfect match.
MAYBELLINE GREAT LASH MASCARA
“ America’s favorite mascara for over 40 years” is quite the claim, but anyone who has ever picked up one of these hot-pink-and-lime-green tubes knows that it’s true. Fun fact: One tube is sold every two seconds.
ESSIE NAIL POLISH IN BALLET SLIPPERS
We dare you to find a better neutral that’s both girly and grown-up and works for any occasion.