Meet the 15 beauty products that have stood the test of time, winning in InStyle’s Annual Best Beauty Buys at least three years in a row. These are the make-up and skin care buys which have truly stood the test of time.
The Dark Lacquer
Chanel Le Vernis in Rouge Noir first hit counters in 1995, and earned its cult status after Uma Thurman sported it in Pulp Fiction. The perfect red-black hue, it’s our go-to polish for the cooler weather.
Who doesn’t love Nars Powder Blush in Orgasm? Not only does the peachy-pink shade suit a myriad of skin tones, it contains just enough shimmer for a radiant glow.
The Reparative Skin Treatment
Considered the ultimate overnight beauty treat, Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II, works with your skin’s natural processes to fight fine lines, wrinkles and dryness for a smoother, more even tone
The Your-Skin-But-Better Foundation
A make-up artist and red carpet favourite, Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation is renowned for its signature lightweight, glowy finish. Available in 24 shades, the formula, which blurs imperfections, is buildable, so you can control the coverage.
The Anti-Ageing Serum
From treating wrinkles to improving skin elasticity, add Lancôme Advanced Génifique to your regimen for a smoother, more refined complexion.
The Facial Oil
With a bottle selling every 20 seconds, Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil is rich in omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids, and helps to address fine lines and scars.
The Eye Cream
As luxurious as it is effective, La Prairie’s Skin Caviar Luxe Eye Lift Cream is designed to firm the delicate skin around your eyes, while simultaneously delivering a healthy hit of hydration.
The Hair Styler
The first and still deemed the best, The Original ghd IV Styler uses ceramic heat technology to smooth, straighten and style your strands with ease.
We’re yet to find a hairstylist who doesn’t have L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Normal Strength Hairspray in their kit. The mist lends a strong but workable hold.
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This article originally appeared on instyle.com.au.
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