15 cult beauty products that have stood the test of time

Cult beauty products you need in your kit

How many have you tried?

InStyle Contributor / August 15 2023

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.

The Blush

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 Self Tan

For a flawless, streak-free faux glow, St Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse is where it’s at. The soft mousse blends effortlessly into the skin for a naturally bronzed finish.

The Face Mask

Ideal before a special event or when your skin needs a little extra TLC, the SK-II Facial Treatment Mask turns to nutrient-rich Pitera to hydrate your complexion.

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 Cover-Up

YSL’s Touche Éclat is a multi-tasking concealer and highlighter-in-one. The famous gold applicator pen covers dark circles in one stroke to brighten the eye area.

The Nail Fixer

Designed to be used as a monthly treatment program, Revitanail Nail Strengthener works to toughen and protect your tips and prevent annoying peeling

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.

The Hairspray

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.

The Dry Shampoo

Klorane Dry Shampoo With Oat Milk doesn’t just soak up excess oil to extend the life of your blow-dry, you can also spritz it through the lengths to add texture.

The Pale Polish

The chicest barely-there nude, O.P.I Nail Lacquer in Samoan Sand works for all occasions and complements every look, making it a must for your beauty cabinet.

Want to check out more cult beauty buys? Here are 13 beauty products you should try at least once.

This article originally appeared on instyle.com.au.

What do you think of these cult beauty buys? Have you tried any of them before? Let us know in the comment section below.

Main image credit: Supplied