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Top 10 Beauty Classics You Must Own Countdown: #10-6




The countdown for the Top 10 Beauty Classics You Must Own has officially reached the halfway mark!  But before we give you our fabulous 5, let's recap the first half of great products we think every woman should try.  These beauty must haves are all classics and cult favorites in their own right. We've detailed their history, the inspiration behind the product, and what makes it such a tried and true favorite. If you missed any of these, here are #10 through #6 with the key beauty facts every gals oughta know. Click through the above slideshow to see each product in its hall of fame glory.

#10 - Crème de la Mer Moisturizing Cream:  Discovered in the 1970s by a NASA scientist, who was badly burned during an experiment gone wrong, this formula was perfected over a 12-year period and is beloved worldwide. Ranging from $150 for 1 oz., to $1,900 for 16.5 ounces. Crème de la Mer Moisturizing Cream is legendary.  This little jar instantly refreshes and hydrates the skin, leaving a supremely soft finish. Aging lines and pores are significantly less visible. Jennifer Garner, Rihanna, Anne Hathaway, Christina Applegate, Emily Blunt, Florence Welch, Sienna Miller, and Brooke Shields are all fans.

#9 - Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion:  Created in 1968, Clinique premiered as the world's first allergy tested, dermatologist-driven line.  Still popular today, this product was deemed the moisture "drink" developed by Clinique's dermatologists to maintain optimal moisture balance. Ranging in price from $14 - $40, trying this half a century old moisturizer won't break the bank. This moisturizing lotion has been praised the world over, receiving many different accolades, including endorsement from cosmetic chemist Jim Hammer, and Francesca Fusco, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai School of medicine in New York City.

#8 - NARS Cosmetics Blush in 'Orgasm:'  The Nars Orgasm Blush is a swirl of fine-milled cheek color that delivers "the most natural-looking flush."  The first orgasm product was a simple powdered blush described as "peachy-pink, with accents of golden shimmer."  It quickly became insanely popular and is now available as a blush, lipstick, lipgloss, and a multiple stick. The versatility of NARS Orgasm allows this shade to work on any and every woman.  Celebrity fans include Mila Kunis, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez, and Christina Aguilera.

#7 - Maybelline Great Lash Mascara:  Maybelline Great Lash was invented in 1971 as the first water based mascara.  Today it is still America's favorite mascara after 40 years.  This classic mascara is bought more than any other, with a Maybelline Great Lash hitting a drugstore scanner every 1.7 seconds! Maybelline Great Lash is the mascara that conditions as it thickens. The formula is contact lens safe, hypoallergenic, and washable. Celebs who love it include Jennifer Hudson, Nicole Richie, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, and Vanessa Hudgens.

#6 - Lancôme's Juicy Tubes:  Would you believe that 20 juicy tubes are still sold every minute!?  Juicy Tubes remain a cult classic and lip color favorite 12 years after they first debuted.  They are known for their amazing shine, vivid colors, and delicious scents. Lancôme has sold 20 million tubes and counting! This ultra shiny gloss sweeps on a sheer, sexy wash of color in a variety of shades and flavors. You'll love the ultra-glossy formula that glides on easily with its tube-tip applicator, so your fingers never get sticky.

Have you tried any of these classic beauty favorites?  Let us know in the comments section below. Look out for the Top 5 of our Beauty Classic You Must Own, starting next week!




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