10 Cult Beauty Classics

February 15, 2011

10 Cult Beauty Classics

There’s a new beauty product launched every minute, but there are some cult classics the experts love and we can’t get enough of. Here are our 10 favourite cult beauty classics, from concealer to nail colour.

Touche Eclat

Nothing really comes close to this super smooth, light-reflecting miracle concealer. It magically erases my under eye circles, creates cheekbones and my favourite trick – dab a tiny amount on the inner eye near the nose to create a wide-eyed, fresh look.

OPI I’m Not Really A Waitress

This universally flattering nail colour is just the right shade of ruby red with a hint of sparkle. Gorgeous on nails and toes.

Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner

I put off trying these gel eyeliners for years, thinking they would be too fiddly for my clumsy fingers. How wrong I was. It creates the perfect line on the upper lashes from thin to cat eye, and is amazing on the waterline for a smokey eye.

NARS Orgasm Blush

NARS blushes are amazing, and Orgasm is a cult product because it suits all skin types – Kylie Minogue is a huge fan. The peachy shimmer livens up dull complexions.

Benefit High Beam

Just a dab of High Beam takes you from drab to fab. A highly blendable highlighter, rub it into your cheekbones and around the forehead for the perfect glow, or mix with your cream blush for a beautiful flush.

MAC Russian Red

Finding the perfect red lipstick is as daunting as finding the perfect man, but MAC’s Russian Red is the ultimate red that suits virtually all skin tones. Sienna Miller and Madonna love it and so do I!

DiorShow Mascara

DiorShow’s giant brush took the beauty world by storm when it launched a few years ago, but it quickly became a favourite of makeup artists for the va-va-voom lashes it creates, even on short, straight lashes. The waterproof version is a bride’s best friend.

Bio Oil

It’s a pharmacy cheapie, but this is one of the biggest beauty sellers of all time. Created to help stretchmarks and scars fade thanks to its high concentration of vitamin E, Bio Oil can be used as a body oil or bath oil and leaves the skin soft and supple.

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer

Nothing creates an airbrushed look to your skin better than Smashbox’s best selling primer. It fills in the pores and fine lines on your face to create the perfect base for your makeup. Just dab a tiny amount into the palm of your hand, rub with your fingers and spread over the face. Then apply your makeup and notice the difference this must-have product makes.

Lucas Paw Paw Ointment

The SheSaid team all have a bright red tube of Paw Paw Ointment in their handbags (and bedside tables) and it’s a fave of makeup artists and celebs. The perfect lip balm, it’s also great dabbed on the eyelid for a sexy gloss and rubbed into dry spots like elbows.

What’s your favourite cult beauty product?

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