Top 8 Classic Beauty Products

by Bionic Beauty on 30.Aug.2009 · 25 comments

Total Beauty recently published a collection of “8 Classic Beauty Products You Still Worship”. Some of my favorites are on the list including Noxema face wash.

Two that wouldn’t have made my list are Vaseline- it’s fallen off my radar. I used to slather my feet with Vaseline until I heard about the possible skin darkening properties. And Chanel No. 5 just isn’t the right fragrance for me. I have two small bottles and just never wear it… plus it’s so dang expensive!!

If I made the list I’d have to include

  1. Johnson’s baby oil,
  2. Noxema face wash,
  3. Chapstick,
  4. all natural Witch Hazel,
  5. Lancome’s BiFacil eye makeup remover,
  6. NARS blush in Orgasm,
  7. John Frieda Frizz-Ease hair serum, and
  8. cult favorite Clinique’s Almost Lipstick in Black Honey.

What items do you think should have made the list? What would be your top 8 classic beauty products?
8 Classic Beauty Products You Still Worship readers prove you can never go wrong with these timeless makeup, hairstyle and skin care buys

Whether it was your first grown-up purchase or a secret passed down through generations, some classic beauty formulas just can’t be beat. Read on to see which oldies but goodies fans continue to adore. Did your favorite make the list?

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1 Victoria Bouras August 30, 2009 at 6:57 pm

My top list is…….”drumroll please”

1. Avon Cool Pout lip gloss in ice princess
2. Loreal HIP eye pigments
3. Urban Decay Glitter Eyeliner
4. Nivea lip balm
5. Urban Decay eyeshadow pigment
6. John Freida Root Awakening Products
7. Mary Kay satin hands lotion
8. Bath and Body works white citrus perfume

2 Victoria Bouras August 31, 2009 at 11:20 am

For 5. I meant Urban Decay eyeshadow PRIMER, oops sorry

3 Bionic Beauty August 31, 2009 at 12:01 pm

Ahhhh Victoria, how did I forget the Root Awakening products??? And I also love the L’Oreal HIP pigments and Kohl liners (as you know). And then there’s the L’Oreal Sulfate Free EverPure shampoos and conditioners… those are fabulous.

Ok, so my list should’ve been a bit bigger. 🙂

4 Victoria Bouras August 31, 2009 at 3:02 pm

I got free samples of like all the John Freida products, so now I’m hooked, plus I had like 3 deals I combined, so the $7 shampoos were only $3, so I should have plenty for a while!

I love the Loreal Sulfate Free Everpure shampoos and conditioners too, those will be the next thing I’ll have to stock up on!

I know you love chapstick, so do I, but have you ever tried Nivea lip balm/gloss? I traded some of my freebies I had for some Nivea lip balm and gloss, and I absoulutely LOVE it! I kept putting it on so often my family told me my lips were going to fall off! It’s really creamy. I have 2 of the unflavored/clear, 2 of the and cherry/ light red tint, 1 red lip gloss, and 1 light pink gloss, and love all of them. I highly recommend them!

5 karissa August 30, 2009 at 7:07 pm

be careful with that baby oil, the same thing that can make skin darken is in that too. just liquid.
there are a lot of really good natural oils for babies that I have found to work really well. believe me I was a baby oil girl until I heard the yuck.

I am not so sure mine would be “classic” as I have become green and the classics are not really green but I will give it a shot.

1. jojoba oil or almond or avocado good for hair, skin and make up.
2. skinny skinny lip balm
3. ferro mineral makeup
4. mabeylline eye pencil
5. neutorgena’s build up shampoo (though I don’t need it anymore)
6. any decent pomade, I don’t need hairspray anymore!
7. coconut oil (replaced my baby oil habit)
8. E/O bubble bath
9. Epsom Salts
10. bentonite clay

6 Bionic Beauty August 31, 2009 at 12:07 pm

Hi Karissa, I guess my list above was more of a general beauty fave list. Not specifically for me. I would have not listed Baby Oil and instead listed Jojoba oil since it’s definitely one of my must haves. Plus there’s the Aztec Secret mask that I use weekly (which is your #10).

What is the E/O bubble bath? Sounds divine!

7 Kirsten P. August 30, 2009 at 8:20 pm

My list includes, 1. Olay Complete Face Moisturizer 2. Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser 3. Jergens Foaming Self Tanner 4. Weleda Wild Rose Night Cream 5. Herbal Essences “Color Me Happy” Shampoo & Conditioner 6. Nice N’ Easy Root Touch up 7. Maybelline Turbo Volume Blk Mascara. 8. Loreal Infinite Eyeshadows. Their is soo many more I’d include, but these 8 products I wouldn’t be able to live without!!! 🙂

8 Bionic Beauty August 31, 2009 at 12:30 pm

Kirsten, I love that Weleda night cream too. It’s great for hands, feet, face, etc. So versatile!!

9 Briana August 31, 2009 at 11:56 am

geez only 8?

Diorshow Mascara-original
ybf anything I may have goes everywhere-if I have any
Estee Lauder Double wear long lasting lip -WOWser
Dior addict Catwalk mauve to finish my lip look
Photo Op undereye by Smashbox
Tanda blue light for acne
Hair leave in conditioner/detangler– probably by phyto? Profound Beauty? One of the 2
Smashbox Halo
Toning Wipes with anti-acne or some form of lactic/AHA/Glycolic/Salicylic to control skin and keep it clean and clear

Loaded Question Jami!!!! How can I limit, see I need sunscreen too, hair clip’s, am I doing for the day or night?

Then I would also bring MAC eyebrow pencil-best color ever for blondes

My addiction would overtake anything—–tooth whitening pen…..
You see my dilema? Sigh….

Super Question, sorry I cheated and added more

******If you have something expensive like a Tanda, be careful, I just had my truck broken into at a concert…lost my new Tanda light, and my Smashbox Halo, and a Serge Luten’s Lipstick, Dior Mascara, Dior Lip glosses, over $500 in cosmetic’s I use daily and now will have to replace on my own….So if you aren’t going out for long, really rethink the possibility of theft, purse snatching, etc.*********

Just trying to share a hard lesson learned to hopefully make you all be careful!

Peace Out Sista’s

10 Bionic Beauty August 31, 2009 at 11:59 am

Oh goodness Briana! I’m so sorry about your truck and all the cosmetics. People just suck.

11 Bionic Beauty August 31, 2009 at 12:32 pm

Oh, and I agree with your YBF addiction. Me too!

12 Stacy August 31, 2009 at 12:16 pm

My List
1. Carmex
2.Mary Kay Lip gloss
3.MK Mineral Shadows
4.Clean wash cloth for scrubbing my face
5.Este Lauder Dazzling Silver
6.Dove moisturizer
7.MK or Loreal HIP kohl eyeliners
8. Bath and Bodyworks Passion Fruit body wash!

13 Bionic Beauty August 31, 2009 at 12:33 pm

Hey Stacy, What type of wash cloth do you use? I’ve been using those microfiber wash cloths lately. They are a bit soft which is perfect for my face. I love them!!

14 Stacy September 1, 2009 at 1:06 am

I normally use just a cheap white one. I have dry skin around my nose and those seem best at getting it off.

15 Victoria Bouras August 31, 2009 at 2:55 pm

I LOVE all the mary kay products too! I won a basket and got like $100 in free product, and have went to like 3 MK parties so I have like TONS! I always love the special limited edition season products.

16 Stacy September 1, 2009 at 1:07 am

Victoria, I used to sell it and am thinking about starting it back up again this month. I got their Coastal Colors Collection from this spring and I love, love, love all the pretty colors!

17 karissa August 31, 2009 at 6:15 pm

Oh! I get your list now, i knew jojoba oil was one of your faves too! should have realized., I am telling it is the frothiest natural bubble bath. so divine. my fave is their coconut. yum!

18 Bionic Beauty August 31, 2009 at 7:06 pm

I need to post mine up… I have a feeling I’m going to have a hard time hitting only 8 though. 🙂

I’m off to check out that bubble bath!!

19 Bionic Beauty August 31, 2009 at 7:33 pm

Ok… ta-da! Here’s my list…
L’Oreal EverPure Sulfate Free shampoo & conditioner
AG Hair Cosmetics Color Savour shampoo & conditioner
White Sands’ The Cure 24/7 hair cell renewal (it seals my split ends, tames flyaways, adds shine, provides some control, and protects from heat styling!)
Ion Color Brilliance permanent hair color

Purely Cosmetics’ Skin Smoothing foundation in California Blonde
Purely Cosmetics’ Diamond Perfect Finish powder
Physicians Formula Mineral Wear mascara in Ultra Black

YBF Skincare (the entire line, baby!) and their Quench lip balm
My all-natural Zinc sunblock SPF 25 for my face (made on premises at my local natural food store)
Mario Badescu Buffering lotion (for my breakouts)
Jojoba Oil
Aztec Secret face mask (green bentonite clay)

Other Stuff
My Lip Stuff lip balm
My PedEgg
OPI Designer Series nail polish in Glamour
Dove or Secret Clinical Protection deodorant/anti-perspirant
Herbaria Soaps (any flavor… I love ’em all)

Ok, so yep, that’s more than 8. I cheated…

20 Sharon September 1, 2009 at 8:53 am

1. Vaseline
2. Burt’s Bees lip balm
3. Olay daily moisturizer
4. St. Ives Apricot facial scrub
5. Sensual Amber shower gel (body lotion and scent)
6. Urban Decay eye liner (Lust)
7. Redken Align
8. Max Factor Pan Stick

21 Kathleen February 13, 2010 at 11:47 am

It is so difficult to narrow my choices, but here it goes:
1) Ion Brilliance permanent hair color cremes and developer (THANKS to Jami for writing about Ion here, as I didn’t know of them before Summer ’09!)
2) Cetaphil cleanser
3) Aveda Shampure shampoo
4) Boots eye shadow base (which I regularly use as a concealer, too — love! And the jar lasts foreeeeever.)
5) Carmex
6) Curel fragrance-free lotion
7) Cover Girl Lash Blast Volumizing mascara
8) Tresemme mousse

22 Kathleen February 13, 2010 at 11:53 am

Umm, my number eight turned out to be a smiley with sunglasses. LOL Not what I meant. 🙂

23 Bionic Beauty February 13, 2010 at 1:59 pm

Hey that’s funny!! You learn something new about Wordpress everyday (which is the blog “platform” that I run BB on). Funny lil smiley shortcuts. I wonder what other funny ones we can find…

24 Kathleen February 13, 2010 at 5:01 pm

🙂 Yup, too funny how platforms affect what we type.

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